I researched many diet shakes and found a inexpensive (compared to another gluten-free diet shake program mentioned on the boards) shake that appears to be gluten-free, Mix1 :Mix 1 website
Mix1 is a 200 calorie shake with some pretty interesting flavors like mango or lime. I have always hated how the diet industries think all we really need is peanut butter or chocolate flavors, lol. Sometimes they get creative and make a chocolate-peanut butter flavor! Though I wish Mix1 had a coffee flavor, maybe one day.
They claim on their faq's that they are "Absolutely gluten free". FAQ's and these shakes can be used as a small meal replacement. I am thinking small meal means Breakfast or lunch, which is what I planed to use them for. These are a bit more expensive then slim-fast at $24 for a 12 pack, or $2.50 each from my local health food store, but they look to be really gluten free, unlike slim fast that just likes to print gluten free on their packages.
It might be possible to use these shakes and follow the "slim fast" diet to lose weight with these.
Slim fasts plans is such:
Breakfast: 1 Shake
Snack: 1/2 banana
Lunch: 1 shake and a 200 calorie food item (they recommend a half turkey sandwich)
Snack: 120 calorie food item and a fruit
Dinner: 500 calories (they show a picture of a grilled chicken breast and a plate full of broccoli)
Snack: fruit (some grapes)
I am new here and I am only posting this info for others like me who need to lose some weigh or maybe newly diagnosed can benefit from the convince like a pre made shake until they can buy a cook book or establish a gluten free diet. I know my first week was a doozy, the sky was down the ground was up, wha'da'ya mean no more cake?! Gluten in my shampoo? Soy sauce? I would have been pretty happy to have been told about a shake that I could have as a meal that was safe.
I did contact Mix1 through their website and wrote them this letter:
Hi there! Well I am very excited about your product! My question is do you test your products for the standard 200 parts per million or less levels of gluten? I have forum post about your product on Celiac.com because of your strong statement regarding that your product is "absolutely gluten free". Many companies claim to have "gluten free" products, but they are not, simply because they cannot guarantee no cross contamination has occurred during possessing and shipment of their ingredients. I understand as a business owner myself, that this extend of quality control and testing is extremely difficult. However as a member of Celiac.com I can only recommend products that are truly gluten free as many people with Celiac disease risk the chance of complicating their disease to a life threating condition if they ingest even the smallest amount of gluten.
Thank you so much for your time, I hope to hear back from you. Should you have any questions please let me know and I will do my very best to answer them for you. Thank you again.
Hopefully they will reply. I will update this post if and when they do. Even if they do not reply, it might make them think about removing "gluten free" from their labels if they do not comply. Though I am really hoping that they come though for us.
Mix1 A Gluten Free Small Meal Replacement Shake
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