Alright so here it goes about one of my favorite Alternative Products (OK I’ll admit it, I’ve only tried 4, and loved them all for the most part). Wonderslim is available for purchase online from www.dietdirect.com. They actually have their own diet plan, which isn’t too far off from Atkins really, except it’s using their products instead and is significantly higher in carb intake throughout the day. I’ve tried a few of their products thus far and have been “mostly” impressed by all of them. Below will be my actual “take” on the situation and what it was that I went with for my choices.
WonderSlim Aspartame Free Pudding-Shakes (7 Servings/Box) – average cost is $11.49 for a box of 7, and these puddings are legitimately good. You can mix them with 4oz water and refrigerate for a half hour and get putting, or mix them with 6-8 ounces of water to end up with a shake, simple as that. I will admit I have mixed one with my coffee in the morning and made it as hot cocoa as an experiment, and I am thrilled to say that successful is an understatement (although use caution, mix it with minimal cool water and then add the hot water, otherwise it is like a science experiment gone horribly wrong. The basics: 7g Carbohydrates, 15g Protein per packet. Using the Aspartame free is essential when “mocking up” with the Ideal Protein diet, as the diet doesn’t allow Aspartame as a sweetener.
WonderSlim Meal Replacement Nutrition Bars (7 Servings/Box) – Average Cost $12.49 for a box of 7, and these bars are really hit or miss. Crispy Cinnamon I could eat until my teeth fell out, it’s like eating a cinnamon toast crunch breakfast bar, no joke. Mint cocoa tasted like a diet bar, and Crispy Fudge & Graham was tolerable but not awesome. The basics: 18g Carbohydrates, 15g Protein per bar. These would fall under “Restricted” as in no more than one per day due to the high carb amount. They do have an average of 5g Fiber however which brings their net carbs down to 13g, still high but more manageable.
WonderSlim Protein Diet Hot Drinks (7 Servings/Box) – Average Cost $11.49 for a box of 7. Hot chocolate specifically tastes awesome. They now make a Cappuccino, Raspberry Hot Chocolate and Mint Hot Chocolate that I intend on purchasing to replace my Swiss Miss come winter. The Basics: 6g Carbohydrates, 12g protein, 1g fiber.
WonderSlim Protein Diet Soups (7 Servings/Box) – Average Cost $11.49 for a box of 7. The only flavor I’ve tried so far is the Chicken & Vegetable Cream, and I will say that it is pretty darn good. When heated it works great either as a soup OR a topping for vegetables if you have a hard time with veggies or are getting bored.
WonderSlim Protein Diet Vegetable Cheese Omelet (7 Servings/Box) – Average Cost $11.49 for a box of 7. For all that is holy, avoid these like the plague. I am tolerant of MANY types of food, I could not finish one of these, and my dogs wouldn’t even eat the leftovers. Carbs=6g, protein=12g, fiber=1g
Replace the Ideal Protein shakes with WonderSlim to save about $30/week (ok maybe closer to $45), and that’s how I got started losing the weight initially.
So it’s day…what…4 of my shake experiment? My GNC Amp Wheybolic 60 is kicking the crap out of my weight it seems. This morning I woke to a loss of 1.4 pounds from last night (yes, from 174.0 to 172.6, no joke). So far, so good with this week, the only day I didn’t LOSE I maintained (Monday to Tuesday, not uncommon). Could I do only shakes 3x per day? No way, not longer than a week. It is just too much of the same thing. However, I will continue this experiment to see if this is something I may want to do as a once a month “push” or potentially if I hit a dreaded “plateau”.
I was positive my plateau would be 175 lbs, as I can’t really remember the last time I weighed less than that, oh yeah I can, but not since 2008. So now I’m wondering if my plateau will be 170…any takers? Not sure about that, but we’ll have to wait and see I suppose…