I am a busy spa girl. There are days I barely have time to catch my breath, let alone stop for a full meal. But I am on a mission to lose baby weight and, as we all know, several small meals throughout the day are the keys to success. OurSkinny offers a delicious and convenient solution: perfectly packaged and ready-to-go meals. It’s no coincidence they’ve trademarked it as “The Easiest Diet Ever.”
The diet plan consists of shakes, bars and snacks (they call them Mini Meals) along with email and phone support from nurse practitioners, registered dietitians, certified personal trainers and wellness coaches. Truly, a recipe for success if I have ever seen one.
What makes this diet program different from the myriad of choices out there is that it was created by a practicing obesity specialist. After years of encouraging patients to lose weight—and struggling with his own—Dr. Paul S. Bradley had a revelation. He decided to stop fighting the fast food urge and create a weight loss solution that feeds people fast and affordably. The concept is straightforward: great-tasting protein shakes that are portable and do not require any complicated preparation, a delicious variety of low-carb energy bars, a flexible program designed to suit a busy lifestyle, and expert support every step of the way.
Several factors sold me on this diet concept but the two most important came from the weight loss support (because how cool is that?!) and the unique packaging of the shake. The shakes are packaged in powder form in single-serving bottles. You simply remove the cap, add water, shake and drink. No powders to measure and scoop or liquid shakes to keep chilled. Plus, pop one in your purse or laptop bag and it doesn’t weigh you down. I can’t tell you how many of my friends have asked about the shakes when they see me grab it from my bag for a quick midday meal.
The shakes come in six flavors: Cappuccino, Chocolate Drink, Chocolate Pro, Lemon-Raspberry, Orange Dream and Vanilla Pro. My favorites are Lemon Raspberry and Orange Dream but all are delicious and I found that I crave a different flavor depending on the time of day. They each have 15 grams of protein and range from 70-100 calories.
If you have ever tried a protein or meal replacement bar, you can imagine my surprise when I tasted the Mini Meal bars and actually enjoyed them. They offer two varieties, regular and crispy, each with seven flavors. I suggest starting with the variety packs to find your favorites. Of the ones I tried, I highly recommend the Lemon Meringue Crispy Bar and Caramel Crunch Bar. Seriously, the Caramel Crunch Bar is more comparable to a Snickers Bar than a protein bar. With each bar under 200 calories and boasting 15 grams of protein these tasty treats make it easy to stay on track to losing weight. I regularly found myself enjoying the Caramel Crunch as dessert!
In addition to the bars and shakes, OurSkinny offers a variety of additional Mini Meal options including oatmeals, smoothies, soups and more for those looking for a long-term weight loss program (four weeks at a time).
The OurSkinny program offers three purchase plans, as short as one week and as long as four weeks, that are designed for convenient ordering. Simply select the plan you want to purchase and it tells you how many of each item to select. The best part? It’s all just $10 a day! I don’t know about you, but my lunches alone usually cost more than that.
And, the best news of all? I’m happy to report that with the help of OurSkinny and regimented boot camp classes, I’ve lost nearly 40 pounds since having McKenzie (that’s just 4 months!).
One-week plans cost $70 and includes 28 shakes (four per day) and a box of protein bars. Learn more and place orders at ourskinny.com.