With a tagline like “The Easiest Diet Ever” it was hard to not be intrigued. I like easy when it comes to eating. And most things.
When I heard bars and shakes, I was a little skeptical, but would you expect anything less?
The OurSkinny diet was developed by doctors, and consists of drinking four 100 calorie shakes in the morning, one OurSkinny bar in the
afternoon and a sensible, balanced dinner of your own choosing called a Main Meal, or one of their Mini Meals you can purchase. Your Main Meal should consist of 3 servings of vegetables, one 3-4 oz portion of lean meat, and a healthy fat. It really is pretty easy.
The diet says your body will start to adjust to the diet around day 3- your hunger should fade and you’ll feel energized as your body enters fat burning stage. Then, 5 pounds before your goal weight you can start to incorporate previously excluded foods back into your diet.
The Shakes: Sweet but good.
The shakes range from 80-100 calories and contain protein, calcium and potassium.
I tried the Vanilla Pro and Chocolate Pro. The Vanilla was too sweet for my tastes, but I would use it in a smoothie. The chocolate was great, and I would definitely drink it again. I was surprised how thick they were for just adding few ounces of water.
The Bars: To die for. Since I didn’t follow the exact diet, I enjoyed the food on my own schedule and ate the bars with my morning cup of coffee. Each and every one was delish.
The bars are high protein, low calorie (around 150-190) low carb, low fat and do not contain gluten (I didn’t say it!)
My favorite by far was the Peanut Butter and Jelly bar. It tasted exactly like the real thing, and the crispies even made it a crunchy PB and J with out adding the usual potato chips to the mix. The Cinnamon Raisin was also amazing, and tastes exactly like a cinnamon roll. If you like Luna Bars, you’ll like the OurSkinny bars.
It’s convenient. It’s a very grab and go diet. Throw everything in a drawer and grab your bars and shakes as you need them. They were perfect for my shifts at the gym- I threw a shake and a bar in my purse and was set.
It’s tasty. I’m sad I only have one bar left
It’s flexible. If you have to go out for breakfast or lunch, you can use that as your sensible meal and save your shakes or bar for later.
It will work if you follow it correctly. 400 calories in the form of nutritious shakes, one 150-190 calorie bar for lunch and a sensible dinner of fresh, real food will put you in the right calorie range to drop pounds.
It could get old, fast. Bars and shakes all day, everyday will have you drooling for real food by dinner time. Showing up as the girl with the bars and shakes in her purse to every Happy Hour can wear on ya. too.
This is the con for every diet and I will say it until the day I die: real food is always better nutritionally, and makes it easier to ensure you get your daily recommended amount of fruits, veggies, protein and whole grains. Fruit isn’t recommended on the diet, which would last in my household for about, oh, 3 hours, so I’d sneak in an apple or two without any negative consequences. Starchy carbs are also forbidden, which is a quick way to drop pounds, but you may find yourself sluggish.
You might be a little hungry. I would have 1 bar for breakfast and it held me over pretty good until lunch, but the shakes didn’t do it for me so much.
The Easiest Diet Ever is pretty apt. Shakes and bars make meal planning easy and the freedom to have a meal of your choice once a day will keep you from feeling so deprived and boxed in. While fresh, real food will give you a more well-rounded nutrition profile every day, for those who are looking for a fool-proof diet that takes the guess work out of dieting, OurSkinny is your kind of diet.
We are giving away a one month supply of the OurSkinny diet to one lucky reader! Your one month supply includes a whopping 98 OurSkinny shakes (!), four boxes of bars and two items from the list of More Mini Meals (value $280).
Here are a few different ways to enter:
- Leave a comment on the site telling us why you want to try the OurSkinny diet
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The giveaway will end June 7,2012. You may enter as many times as you’d like until the giveaway ends. The winner will be chosen at random, so the more you enter the better your chances. The winner will be announced the morning of June 8th, and contacted via email, Facebook or Twitter depending on the entry chosen. Good luck!