Actually, to be honest, I can live with the taste of Almased because although it is much sweeter than I like (strange, I don’t have that trouble with chocolate, ice-cream or cakes!) the taste of honey is not unpleasant and yogurt is lovely.  Nope, it is the gritty texture which is the most off putting thing.  It took me about an hour to drink the one shake I could face yesterday and I have to be honest, I didn’t feel particularly hungry afterwards.  I fell off the wagon because I went out to dinner with the family.  I was going to have salad but there was a 2 for 1 deal on fish and chips so it didn’t take a lot of persuading to change tack.  From there, it was a very short journey to the dessert menu.

This morning I gave myself a good talking to.  My blood sugars were 9.1 and I was so disappointed in myself.  I decided to hold off having a shake whilst I did a little work and drink some water which I am not very good at.  In fact, I find I often eat when I am actually thirsty so I need to work on that.  Eventually, I talked myself into making up some more Almased, this time using a little ice to see if I could improve the texture and making sure that I blended it for quite a while.  It was no better.  I am really disappointed.  It is peculiar, it almost dries my mouth out again as I am drinking it with its powdery texture.  I don’t know how I am going to stick at it.  I’ve done Cambridge and Lighter Life shakes, neither which I can say I actively liked, but both I could cope with.  Looking at the other blogs, I seem to be alone too so does this mean that others are finding it the same?

I have so set my heart on this being the answer, I feel very discouraged.

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