Can I have low-carb shakes/cars for a CM meal?
don't recommend it.
from the Hellers (http://www.carbohydrateaddicts.com):
are on any of the Carbohydrate Addict's Programs, we strongly
encourage you to avoid "protein powders" and
other strangely concocted, patented, or manufactured products.
On our programs, you will do best when sticking to "real
foods". Avoid drinks, mixes, and the like that contain
ingredients that are not found in nature - your body was
not meant to handle the latest chemical mix from the lab.
Take the time to fix yourself real food. You are worth
used them in moderation and I must say that I love the taste,
however, you should really be careful with artificial sweeteners.
Many of us have experienced cravings or weight loss stalls
while using them.
caution would be the total carb content. I know that many
other lo-carb plans instruct you to subtract the fiber content
from the total carb count to get the effective carb count
but the Hellers don't mention that anywhere in their book.
They either disagree with the science behind it or they just
don't want us to think that much about it. They recommend
no more than 4g per CM meal. The best way to do that without
thinking about it is to stick with the foods on their "acceptable"
try them for a short time and if your progress slows or stops,
you can consider dropping them for a while to see if things
pick up again.
I used to have a Carb Solutions bar every
day for breakfast. It seemed to work for a while, but then
I hit a huge plateau. I couldn't figure out how to make it
move until someone suggested I try some real food for breakfast.
The weight began to drop almost immediately. There are so
many artificial sweeteners in those things that they really
can cause serious stalls. I would use them for emergencies