Last week I started 310 Nutrition meal replacement shakes. You know the shakes that Gretchen, Kyle and Kim from the Housewives franchise drink. I was looking for something that was relatively inexpensive and easy to use. When I found the introductory sample for $9.99 with $3.00 shipping, I jumped at the opportunity. As I was finishing checkout I had the option to add two pouches (30 shakes per pouch) for the price of one to my cart. Clearly I took the opportunity to buy that great deal as well.
Day 1- I could get used to this. For breakfast I blended a scoop of vanilla 310, a cup of unsweetened frozen pineapple, water, and ice. It tasted like a cake batter milkshake and seemed filling until 10 am (2 hours later) hit and I was starving and willing to stab anyone and anything that looked at me weird. I didn't think about a snack so I munched on the office pretzels until lunch. Lunch was a chicken salad, where I felt like I over ate and blamed the shake for my hunger. Dinner rolled around and I had an entire steak, salad and potato with veggies. To say I was starving would be an understatement.
Day 2- What the what?! I blended one scoop chocolate 310 with coffee, ice, and water... Most disgusting thing ever! I am quoted as saying, "this tastes like what I think riboflavin would taste like!" It left a film and chalky taste in my mouth. I snacked on carrots and repeated my lunch option from Day 1. Dinner was left over chicken and a salad from the weekend.
Day 3- 1 scoop 310 chocolate and water in the shaker cup. No more of this blending nonsense, this is easy. Lunch was a repeat from Day 1 and Day 2. Dinner was homemade tacos. I am feeling leaner and less bloated.
Day 4- Exact repeat of Day 3.
Day 5- Crap it is the weekend. I won't let this get tricky, I won't. I blended up on scoop 310 vanilla, water, ice, unsweetened pineapple, and a 1/2 cup of orange juice. This is the best breakfast ever. It's an Orange Julius in the form of a protein shake. Lunch was a steak salad with some appetizers, dinner was mostly snacking. I felt full and didn't really get hungry.
Day 6- Breakfast was basically skipped, lunch was Del Taco burrito. Around 2 pm I had a chocolate and water 310 shake, dinner was kabobs and birthday cake. I didn't really feel awful, but I noticed the added carbs made me bloat ridiculously.
Day 7- I woke up feeling hungover, blaming it on the bloating and cake from Day 6. Breakfast is a chocolate and water 310 shake. Lunch and dinner were halves of a sandwich, which was delicious. However I notice that bread is making my stomach act up and bloat.
Yesterday was Day 8 and I am still suffering the after effects of so many added carbs. I am not feeling great and I am blaming the slight cold I have and the bread. We will see how week two progresses.