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OurSkinny

A diet program that provides protein bars and shakes for weight loss

BACKGROUND Start the Diet Now Advertisement

The OurSkinny diet program is one that claims to be the "easiest diet ever' with its easy-to-prepare protein shakes and on-the-go protein bars.

The program encourages dieters to drink four OurSkinny shakes - which come powdered and require 8 ounces of water - one 'mini meals' protein bar, and one healthy meal of the dieter's choice each day for weight loss. Dieters can also choose from a variety of other convenience products including smoothies, pastas and soups.

OurSkinny prides itself on having a simple weight loss philosophy that's succinct enough to fit inside a 12-page guide that each customer receives upon placing their order.

In addition to four shakes, one bar and one main meal a day, the initial phase of weight loss also includes one daily multi-vitamin and supplemental fiber, the fiber being optional.

OurSkinny products are bundled into three separate packages. The 1 Week option has one week of OurSkinny products, including 28 shakes and one box of high protein bars, and costs $70 plus shipping. The 2 Week option includes 56 shakes and two boxes of high protein bars and costs $140. And the 4 week option costs $280 and includes 98 shakes, four boxes of bars and two items from the company’s ‘mini meals’ products, which range from smoothie mixes to pastas to soups.

OurSkinny is a program within the Ourlife company, which was founded in Savannah, Georgia, by a group of more than 40 doctors. Ourlife recommends that each person consult their personal physician before beginning the OurSkinny program to ensure it's a safe and healthy solution for weight loss.

OurSkinny is also poised to be safe for diabetics, but is not recommended for anyone under the age of 18 or women who are pregnant.

PRO
  • OurSkinny is a project of Ourlife, a company started by more than 40 doctors
  • Bars and shakes are nutritionally sound and within a healthy calorie range
  • Products are convenient and great for on-the-go
  • Bars are extremely delicious
  • Fairly affordable
CON
  • The bars and shakes may not be a healthy weight loss solution for everyone
  • May be too low in calories for some people
  • Bars are slightly high in saturated fat (~ 4 grams per bar)
DIET and NUTRITION

The OurSkinny program advises dieters to consume four OurSkinny shakes, one 'mini meals' protein bar, and one healthy meal per day for healthy weight loss.

During the first phase of the program, it's also recommended to take a daily multivitamin and a fiber supplement, though the supplement is optional.

The OurSkinny shakes, which come in a variety of flavors including chocolate, lemon-raspberry and cappuccino, each contain about 100 calories, 1 g of fat, 7 g of carbohydrates, 4 g of sugar and 15 g of protein.

And the OurSkinny 'mini meal' protein bars, which come in 14 flavors including double peanut butter, caramel crunch and lemon meringue, each contain about 170 calories, 5 g of fat, 4 g of saturated fat, 2 g of dietary fiber, 8 g of sugar, 16 g of carbohydrates, and 15 grams of protein.

Once dieters reach their goal weight, the program encouragers dieters to use the OurSkinny resources for transitioning back into life without the shakes and bars. Ultimately, OurSkinny hopes to teach dieters about healthy, calorie-wise eating and how to maintain a well-balanced diet as part of a longterm solution for weight management.

EXERCISE

Not applicable

CONCLUSION

The OurSkinny program seeks to teach people about healthy eating by demonstrating that nutritious foods are not only an essential part of a well-balanced diet, but they taste good, too.

The OurSkinny bars and shakes are nutritionally sound products that provide high-quality protein and ample amounts of vitamins and nutrients in each serving.

Although it isn't healthy for anyone to maintain a diet of bars and shakes for long periods of time, OurSkinny products do make a healthy temporary weight loss solution and a great kickstart to weight loss efforts.

One dietitian, Shirley Grotheer, RD, was quoted on the company's website as saying, "Everybody is thrilled, because the thing is, it’s not a fad diet. With OurSkinny, you are learning a heart-healthy approach to weight loss that you will continue once you’ve met your goal."

Overall, OurSkinny seems like a healthy option for those looking to achieve weight loss on a meal supplement program.

Common Misspellings

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teresa

The program really is satifying and the shakes and bars are very good.

posted Feb 26th, 2013 12:41 am



   
 

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