With so many ways provided in today's age on how to lose weight, everyone is looking for a diet that can easily be incorporated into their everyday meals. Some will go through very strenuous and rigorous ways to try and lose extra weight while still staying and keeping healthy. Others will choose to go for drugs that reduce weight and others will opt for slimming pills.
Shakes are both very sweet and satisfying to drink. However, not every shake in the market is healthy. Many are made with significant amounts of carbohydrates and sugars. These are components that are not very good for weight watchers and health enthusiasts.
Shakes if taken correctly are a good option for weight loss. One such product is the Atkins Shake.
Atkins Shakes are marketed by Atkins, a company that has been in existence since the 1960s. Atkins believes in people living a happy and healthier lifestyle and they help promote this by empowering and educating people on a healthy way to eat.
Atkins drinks are low carbohydrate drinks which you can take as a meal replacement or as a strategy for losing weight. Other products produced by Atkins, besides the shakes are Atkins high protein cookies and crème bars
Atkins drinks are low carb shakes. This makes them a good alternative to a weight loss diet. They are mostly meant to suppress meal appetite. These low carb shakes come already mixed and ready to drink making them convenient.
Every single bottle of Atkins diet shakes has 160 calories, 15g protein, 1g sugar and 1g fiber. The major ingredient in Atkins diet shakes is protein supplements. Other ingredients found in Atkins shakes are Vitamins B1, B2, B12, D3, K1, Potassium iodide, sodium bilobate, carrageenan, cellulose gum folic acid, biotin, chromium chloride, sucralose and others.
Atkins Shakes come in a variety of flavors to choose from. These are: -
1. Several users hailed Atkins diet shakes as a great way to lose weight. The users said that the shakes made them feel full and satisfied for more than 3 hours in a day. The shakes helped suppress cravings.
2. Atkins shakes are good meal replacements. One can take a shake and skip a meal while still getting all the necessary nutrients that the body requires.
3. They are light and convenient to drink on the go. After having a quick Atkins shake you can carry on your daily chores without worrying about getting hungry.
4. There is a variety to choose from because they come in different flavors
5. They can be taken by both young and old.
6. They are made by Atkins. Atkins is a very popular credible name when it comes to making diet and nutritious foods, as such the products are trustworthy.
7. They are well packaged and ready to drink
8. They are packaged in 4’s or in packs of 4 by 6. That is 24 bottles. This makes them convenient to carry.
9. When bought in bulk, Atkins drinks are cost effective and not too expensive to the buyer.
10. If you are not satisfied with the product, there is a return slip detailing the reasons for wanting to return the item.
11. When you need low carb foods but you are too busy to cook or just feeling lazy to cook, Atkins low carb shakes are good low carb food replacements. What you will get from them will amount to the same as what you would get from a whole low carb cooked meal.
1. Some said Atkins shakes taste is terrible.
2. Some have said that Atkins should go back to the old formula they used on their shakes because the new shakes are not as good as the old ones.
3. Some have complained of feeling bloated or having the need to throw up after drinking them, especially the new users.
4. Atkins shakes are too thick and difficult to swallow for some people.
5. Some of the users did not like the texture of the shakes.
6. Among some of the Atkins shake user reviews there was concern that the amount of fiber in the shakes is not enough to keep one full the whole day and there would be temptations of snacking in between meals. Severally users thus said that this is a reason why it is not an effective means to losing weight.
7. Use of soy protein on Atkins shakes may have some negative health effects on some people. They are GMO. Soy is said to be protease. These are inhibitors that have toxins that may hinder enzyme actions that are responsible for the digestion of some proteins.
8. There is also the feeling that soy protease may increase estrogen. An increase in estrogen may bring down testosterone levels and this may bring a whole lot of other problems to both men and women. Some of the problems that arise in estrogen levels may bring are
9. Soy has also been known to bring about thyroid problems. Thyroid malfunction can lead to sudden weight gains.
10. Atkins diet shakes are said to use artificial sweeteners and flavors. They use the artificial ingredients to mimic the real flavors. This does not go well with some users who are against any artificial substances.
11. Among other negative effects, it is said that these artificial sweeteners may cause unwarranted food cravings and increase the blood sugar.
12. Atkins diet shakes are also made with carrageenan which thickens and stabilizes the drinks.
13. Some people are concerned that the use of artificial ingredients, especially carrageenan, may cause cancer to some people.
As demonstrated by the above negative reviews, Atkins shakes and other diet fods need to be taken with a lot of caution, especially for people who have pre-existing health conditions. For such people, it is advisable to first seek the advice of a health expert before starting to use the products.
These are fiber bars that are very rich in protein. They are low in carbs, easy to carry and they are tasty too.
Atkins cookies and crème bars are taken as meal replacements. They are good for those watching their weight or those who want to lose weight. Like the Atkins shakes, the bars to suppress the need to eat in between meals.
There are different flavors of the Atkins diet bars. These are: -
1. They are friendly low carb snacks.
2. They are great meal replacements
3. They are easy to carry.
4. They are fairly priced.
5. There is a variety of flavors to choose from
6. They are good for all kinds of people
1. The list of the ingredients is too long. This has had some people asking whether it is a list of food ingredients because most of the ingredients listed are new to them.
2. Some have said they taste horrible.
3. The fact that they are processed foods doesn’t go too well with some people. This, they say, may be harmful to their health
4. Some say you need more than one snack bar to feel satisfied. For weight watchers, this is not good.
5. Some have complained about their chewy nature.
Despite the few negative reviews Atkins shakes and bars have continued to be very popular. Many people are turning to them for better weight management. Their low carbs, high proteins, tasty nature, convenience to carry, and a choice of different flavors, make them popular.
It is also helpful that you can add any of the Atkins shakes to any drink you are having and have a healthy meal. Atkins shakes are also products that can be taken on the go. This makes them very convenient for many busy people who can take them while working and still get maximum nutrition as in a normal meal.
Very few manufacturers allow for return of already sold goods. With Atkins, there is a guarantee given for anyone not satisfied with their products to return them. This makes Atkins even more popular with consumers.