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Type 2 Diabetics and people with gut problems read this:
on 14 October 2012
My wife bought this for the first time in July but kept it hidden as she thought I'd make disparaging comments about it as I'm a biomedical scientist (that's a Pathology Technician in old language). One day I found it and consequently we've both been using it continuously. I'm the unhealthiest of the pair, being type 2 diabetic (oh, I'm 60 by the way), WAS 18+ stone with Ulcerative Colitis, diverticular disease and fatty liver disease. Working in the lab I can keep close checks on my blood markers (yes, I show them to my GP !!). My Weight dropped from 18st 7lb to (currently) 16st 10lb, my HbA1c has dropped from 9.9 to 7.5, my Cholesterol from over 7 to 3.2 !!, and I've been able to significantly decrease my "gut" medication, and all within 2 months. Because I was a badly controlled diabetic (I don't smoke or drink to excess but I love my food), I'm also taking Insulin, which I've decreased to almost nothing (just the odd shot if I'm having a big meal (eg Sunday roast with pudding). Also, bizarrely we've got much more "go" than we've had for years. We've introduced it to family and many colleages at our respective works and all (except 2 who found it a bit sweet and thick) now order it online in bulk (that's at least 10 of us).
We always have it for breakfast (keeps us going til at least 1pm), and 1 other meal, with 1 normal meal at lunchtime or dinner. I've tried one of the other USN products (Ultralean Diet Whey which is easily identifiable as it's 900gm not 1000gm) but it has no effect on me at all, which is rather strange, even when mixed with the one we're using it seems to negate the effect, not even making us feel vaguely satiated.
Only 1 (very minor) criticism is that the Chocolate shake can make you a bit anti-social at work as it produces rather a lot of "wind". Also, most of us mix the flavours so a scoop of vanilla and a scoop of chocolate or strawberry is a pleasant variation. Yes, I have tried strawberry and chocolate mixed; it's surprisingly OK.
I hope this rather long review is of help to people like myself.
Just a couple of updates to the above:
Still using it 6 months later.
Am now using the 2kg tub. Wish they'd pack the contents a bit more; the tub is still half empty and takes up a lot of space. This is not due to "settling" as you can pour the whole contents of a 2kg tub into a 1kg tub, but I wouldn't recommend it unless you want yourself and the kitchen to be covered in a film of sticky powder.
Although I use it twice a day, I know of people who make it their only food source for 2 days a week (eg 2 or 3 drinks only, on say Monday and Thursday of the week) This seems to work very well for weight loss.