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  • Keep in contact with the instructor. Your success means a lot to us and we want to help you succeed!
**If the client wishes to have a hard copy of the weekly lessons, he/she will be responsible for printing.

Terms & Conditions

The Eat Smart Program agrees to:

  • Provide weekly meetings for the duration of 10 weeks to explain the habits and principles as well as answer questions as they arise. In the event that a class must be canceled, The Eat Smart Program will do its best to reschedule as close to that date as possible.
  • Provide twice daily texting for the purposes of reminding the client of their current habit and for holding the client accountable to the habits.
  • Provide daily emails with educational content focused on the topic of nutrition and physique change.
  • Provide weekly contact with the registered dietitian or Eat Smart practitioner.
  • Keep the client's cell phone number, credit or debit card number and email address as well as any other information regarding the client confidential.

The client agrees to:

  • Pay three payments of $97.00 or pay in full at the start of the program ($271). The three payments will be taken once upon signup, once 4 weeks into the program and then again 4 weeks later. The client shall pay this fee whether or not he/she completes the program.
  • Provide a cell number that is text capable to receive the daily reminders and accountability texts.
  • Provide a working email address to receive daily emails.
  • Keep in contact with the instructor. Your success means a lot to us and we want to help you succeed!
**If the client wishes to have a hard copy of the weekly lessons, he/she will be responsible for printing.

Drinking shakes for weight loss

Jun 05 2015

The notion of drinking shakes for weight loss has been around for a long time. The idea is to replace meals/solid foods with shakes and this will help us lose weight. The shakes will have fewer calories and thus promote weight loss.

Most of us probably remember the commercials for ‘Drink a shake in the morning, a shake for lunch and a sensible dinner in the evening.’ The sensible part is what gets everyone. If you only eat a few hundred calories from the time you wake up until dinnertime, it is quite hard not to overeat at that point. A sensible dinner turns into a feast.

The other downside with shakes is that most of the bottled shakes are filled with junk ingredients, lots of sugar and not much protein. They cause a sharp rise in blood sugar followed by a crash (and a crabby person).

Luckily, though, there is a healthy way to use shakes to help you lose weight. First we need to be realistic and realize that replacing almost all of your solid foods each day with shakes is not healthy nor sustainable. Replacing one meal or snack makes more sense. Second, we should recognize where they are the most beneficial. Not have time to sit down for breakfast or sit down for a snack? Here is where a shake is very handy. They are quite convenient on the run. Third, make sure the shake is filled with healthy ingredients as follows:

The basic ingredients in your shake should consist of: protein powder, a healthy fat and fruits and/or vegetables. The amount of sugar (read: fruit) should be kept low (about 1/2 cup serving or less). Here is a quick list of ingredients and ideas for each one:

  1. Protein powder: Options include whey, casein, egg white, hemp, soy, pea
  2. Healthy fat: Nuts or nut butters, chia seeds, flax seeds, nut or coconut milk
  3. Fruits: The list is endless! Apples, bananas, berries, etc
  4. Vegetables: Spinach (most popular), kale, pumpkin, cucumber
  5. Liquid: Unsweetened milks (almond, coconut, cow, goat, hemp, etc) or water
  6. Ice

The amounts of each ingredient will vary per person, but a good rule of thumb is 1 scoop of protein powder, 1 TB nut butter, 1/2-1 cup liquid, 1/4-1/2 cup fruit, 1/2-1 cup vegetable, 1 cup ice. Blend all ingredients in blender. If too thick, add more water.

Shakes can be a great healthy, portable snack or meal. Mix most of the ingredients the day before in order to make prep as easy as possible. If substituting a typical breakfast with a shake, the morning prep will be easy if all ingredients are pre-assembled and just need to be thrown in the blender with ice and blended.