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Shaking up your eating habits
BY DAVID WIGHT bought two cans of Slim-Fast from a local the vitamins and nutrients that I need to start
grocery store so we could conduct a taste out my day.
As any weight-loss expert or diet guru comparison. Reading the can, we found that CC: Do you have a shake for lunch too?
will tell you, losing weight is all about the ingredients and all the nutritional values TJ: No, I don’t have the shake for lunch,
change. Changing what you eat and were pretty much the same. We refrigerated I just drink it for breakfast. For lunch I have
how much you eat, in combination with reg- both brands, and then the next morning we yogurt, an apple, a granola bar— things I can
ular exercise, will likely yield weight loss. And each drank one-half can of each brand. grab and don’t have to fix. This wasn’t a crash
while these changes may appear difficult at first CC: What were the results of the taste test? diet to lose a lot of weight. It was a solution
glance, there are ways to make them easier. TJ: We already knew that ingredients and for us to start eating healthily, to help us clean
Kirkland Signature™ Weight Loss Shake nutrients were a match. We knew the Kirkland up our act a little bit.
has helped thousands of Costco members Signature product cost less. But if it didn’t CC: Is there anything else you’d tell our
meet their weight-loss goals. Taken in place of taste good, we wouldn’t be able to stick with readers about using the Kirkland Signature
one or two meals a day, this chocolate shake- the program. Well, not only did the Kirkland Weight Loss Shake?
in-a-can is an excellent source of protein, cal- Signature Weight Loss Shake taste good, we TJ: To be honest with you, I’m planning
cium and vitamins, and can help you imple- thought it tasted better than Slim-Fast. So now to make this a lifetime habit. I don’t see any
ment a diet based on 2,000 calories per day. I have it every morning for breakfast, and it’s reason to change it. I like the taste of the shake,
One of many members who have written a great treat. it doesn’t cost a lot and it’s like taking a vitamin
to Costco about their weight-loss success, CC: What have been the results of your pill every morning. IC
Massachusetts high school teacher Tina John diet so far?
found a change that she hopes to stick with TJ: My daughter stuck with the program Do you have a weight-loss success story from
long term. only for a month and then went back to college. using Kirkland Signature Weight Loss Shake?
Costco Connection: What made you try I have been using it for three months, and I’ve Share your story with The Connection by
the Kirkland Signature Weight Loss Shake? lost 10 pounds, but not all from the shake. At e-mailing it to
Tina John: My daughter and I decided the same time I started using the shake, I had
to go on a diet together with a goal of losing 10 started jogging more and being more careful
pounds each. A friend had lost a lot of weight with all my eating habits. Now that I’ve reached
drinking Slim-Fast, so we went to Costco my goal, I plan to keep using the shake to main-to pick up a case. To my dismay, Slim-Fast tain my desired weight.
wasn’t available, but Costco had the Kirkland CC: How does the shake fit into your day?
Signature Weight Loss Shake instead. TJ: I’m a high school teacher, and I like
CC: So did you feel confident that the being able to grab it in the morning on my
Kirkland Signature product would be a good way out the door, and being sure that I’m
alternative? starting the day with most of the vitamins
TJ: I was concerned that we might not and minerals I need. I’m not a big breakfast
like the taste—taste is such an individual eater anyway, but I like the taste of the shake
thing. But I did buy a case, and we also and what appealed to me is that it provides
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The Costco Connection • JULY 2006