A month ago I was talking to a good friend who was on Phase 2 of the hCG protocol. She said she wasn’t hungry, but she was just so tired of the same old P2 foods. I made several suggestions, but she just wasn’t hearing it. She didn’t want chicken, she didn’t want shrimp, she didn’t want fish and she doesn’t eat beef. She was just bored and ready to throw in the towel. We spoke again later that evening her mood was totally changed. While listening to a podcast I had recommended (Colin Watson’s hCG Body For Life), she had heard about a shake for the hCG diet and had ordered some. I had heard about the shake too, but wasn’t inclined to order it because I am not really a shake person. I had tried several protein shakes, but I never really liked the taste. Anyway, my friend said that the shake she had ordered was sitting on her doorstep when she got home from work. She threw a couple of scoops in the blender along with some cold water. Her exact words were, “Toni, it was SO good! Chocolate-y and creamy–it really hit the spot. This is just what I need to keep going on this round.”
Of course, I was intrigued so I ordered a canister for myself. Interesting… it only comes in chocolate. Well, I thought, good thing I love chocolate! I received the shake during my last week of Phase 2 and tried it right away. My friend had told me she added some strawberries on one occasion, but I wanted to try it “straight.” And it WAS good. So good that I contacted the manufacturer and told him I wanted to offer it for sale to my blog’s readers. UPDATE (8/2012): TWO NEW FLAVORS! Rich Vanilla Bean and Smooth Spiced Chai.
What I love about this shake first and foremost is the taste and texture. Secondly, it contains hoodia, which helps suppress your appetite. Because of this, it can not only be used on Phase 2, but on those Phase 3 and Phase 4 days when you don’t have time to prepare a proper meal. I plan on using the shake as a meal replacement two to three times per week during Phase 2.
I’ve recently had to increase shipping costs because I noticed the amount I’m charged for shipping depends on the geographic area to where the shake is being shipped. Very few of the shakes ship for $8.71. Most ship for $10.71 or $11.70, so I’ve decided on a happy medium of $10 per shake.
The shake has 127 calories, 2 grams of fat, 2 net grams of carbs and 18 grams of protein per serving.
Ingredients: Protein Blend (Whey Protein Concentrate, Yellow Pea Protein Concentrate) Hi-Oleic Sunflower Oil, Coco Powder, Guar Gum, Calcium Citrate Creafibe SC 40 (vegetable dietary fiber), Potassium Citrate, Soy Fiber, Oat Fiber, Hoodia, Sucralose, Xylitol, and Trace Mineral Complex.