I feel GOOOOOD today. Not kidding, full of energy, full happy tummy, healthy. And the bloating has gone down.

4 days in, I take this as a good sign.

It also doesn't hurt that I've shed some lbs, and two people have complimented me on looking "lean" this morning - I'll TAKE IT. TWICE ON SUNDAY.

Let's talk about the shakes:

I have heard a lot of griping about the shakes and, well, maybe I'm just not picky but I kind of like mine. I might have to make one for Haynes and see if she likes mine better, bless her heart she is NOT enjoying them!

They are thick - I'll give you that. But I dunno...that makes it more filling to me? Hell, I am weird.

Liz's current shake:

1/2 cup plain soy milk
1/2 small banana (too much nana makes it like gummy and funktastic - beware)
1 scoop protein powder (100% whey / chocolate)
1 Tablespoon Psyllium Husk (fiber)

*Special thanks to Dr. Ashley Group for lending me her amazing blender. It is getting a WORKOUT sister!*

The shakes definitely keep me full...I truly feel like if I WERE to eat, I would be miserable. It's definitely a departure from eating real food but I think it's an adjustment...but all in all, I have found it to be OK. Not terrible. Don't ask Mary Beth Bassett the same questions - she does NOT like the shakes!

I would love to hear what other people put in theirs? Heidi mentioned that she uses the banana and that others were using a scoop of greek yogurt which seems smart because of all the good microbial stuff up in there. I bought some fruit to experiment with but, for now, my recipe seems to be working.

Ask me on Day 15.


  1. I like:
    1/2 cup skim
    Table spoon plain greek yogurt
    1/2 cup frozen blueberries
    1/2 banana (frozen)
    a few frozen strawberries/or raspberries
    1 scoop chocolate protein powder
    1 tablespoon fiber powder

    1. Does frozen vs. fresh blueberries make a difference? I have fresh right now and hesitated because I have chocolate protein powder but you're giving me the guns to try!