I’ve made it to day 10! I am still alive and feeling good. Parts of this are harder than I imagined and others not so much. I am pleased with my progress, though we will talk about that in a bit. So let’s get to the stuff.
The Vanilla Chai power shake is delicious. It tastes to me like Christmas. I have never had anything Chai flavored at all in my life, so it could very well taste like Chai tea, or a Chai latte and I really have no idea. But I do truly love that shake. It is definitely my favorite. The original shake doesn’t taste bad. I don’t really know how to describe it or what flavor it is actually supposed to be, but it just doesn’t have the extra bit of flavor the Vanilla Chai does which I kind of need in my shakes. My plan was to start out alternating the flavors so I didn’t get overly sick of one straight off. I found though I was struggling to finish my original flavored shakes just because they didn’t taste like anything special. So I have mostly been drinking the Vanilla Chai shake for every one of my replacement meals.
Let me quickly talk about the amount of pills you have to swallow on a daily basis. You take 5- Super Amino 23 pills, and 2 Biome Medic pills every time you drink a shake. Now I am a great pill taker. I can swallow the giant horse pills no problem. The pill taking part is not the problem. The amount of them is what is killer. The Super Amino 23 pills are super chalky so I sit down at the table and one by one pop those in to take, but boy if I don’t get them down the first go it’s tough. The 2 Biome Medic are encapsulated so they are super easy to take thank goodness.
I drink a shake for breakfast, and lunch. I did try a shake once for dinner and it was so much liquid between that and the Apotho Cherry that I was up going to the bathroom so much during the night. After that experience I try my hardest to drink the shakes for breakfast and lunch. Then I eat my dinner. I really feared the first couple of days that I would just almost binge eat during my dinner time to make up for the food I had missed. I don’t know what it is, but you almost can’t. After just a nice normal portion I felt completely full. Usually after dinner my family all has a dessert snack, such as ice cream, or a cookie. I had told myself that I was going to stay away from the sugary snacks completely even as a treat. If I needed a snack I was going to stick to the cheat meal opt