A little background here about me and meal replacements----I was always over weight, then in my senior year of high school I broke my ankle—I decided to lose weight-hey it was pretty hard to drag myself around on crutches with all that extra poundage!! Back then, as far as I remember there was only Metracal. My Mom was all for me losing weight so she went out and bought a bunch of it—of course she also made sure there were plenty of fresh veggie sticks and that I had at least one real meal a day! Long story short-I was able to wear a bikini by my senior graduation! Of course I gained it all back again and then some by the end of the next year, by then I had stopped this particular diet! Over the ensuing years, more brands came out and I occasionally would attempt to substitute a meal with one or the other of them, usually Slim Fast.
Fast forward about 20 years—Glucerna, a meal replacement drink for diabetics came out. (click here for nutrition breakdown) At this particular point my doctor had told me I was pre diabetic so I figured I’d try it. Actually it tastes pretty darn good, of course I always bought either the chocolate or coffee tasting ones!
Livestrong.com has the nutritional breakdown-click here to view.
While I do not recommend using meal replacements as a diabetic or otherwise-they can help out in a pinch-and yes I will still occasionally be using either Glucerna or Vi Salus as that extra little meal when time is not on my side!
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