I wanted to lose weight for an upcoming class reunion, so I went on one of those quick weight loss diets, with the slimming shakes and meal replacement bars. I did manage to fit back into my favorite pants a few months later, but I really got tired of drinking all of those weight shakes.
I think I did better whenever I made my own weight loss shakes. I would start off with almond milk, then add a special diet powder and frozen berries. This kind of homemade smoothie seemed to last longer in my system than some of the commercial slimming shakes I tried. I used to get hungry an hour after drinking a canned shake, but I found that I could last until lunchtime after drinking one of my own smoothies for breakfast.