The idea of the Bodytrim program is to create healthy habits and learn how to incorporate healthier whole foods into the diet for weight management that is more sustainable long term. The FAST Shakes are nutritionally balanced meal replacement shakes and are great for the short term, but they will not provide you with all the nutritional benefits of real food. The shakes provide a convenient, nutritious option (added vitamins and minerals) for helping to initially ease into the program, but overuse of them could set you up for failure later on down the track as they are simply not sustainable long term.
If you find yourself in a plateau our best advice we could give would be to stay consistent! Revisit the guidelines and ensure you are being compliant and haven’t slipped up anywhere.
During the Body Trimming phase you can still opt for a FAST Shake for breakfast if you wish and find this helpful.
Ensuring you follow the guidelines we have set out to the letter should in fact help you to lose weight faster than if you were to continue using the shakes. Additionally you will be happier with having more variety in your diet (if you get bored you are more likely to lapse and undo all your hard work), and by incorporating real foods you are creating a diet that will be easier to follow long term.
BT Nutritionist 🙂