I’m only a few days in, but doing fine and part of feeling OK about it so far is the flavor variety, and figuring out that the banana-flavored Metabolic Drive is actually good. I like bananas, but usually don’t like banana-flavored stuff, but this stuff is pretty good. I got two bottles, but wish I’d gotten more. It’s good on its own and is good mixed with the strawberry or the chocolate. The blended shakes, especially blended with ice, are more satisfying than the shaker-bottle shakes. I’m only able to do blended ones for my 4th and 5th ones. 4th is like dinner, so I put the nut butter in that one and blend it with ice. The fifth one is for bedtime and I go ahead and blend it with ice and stick it in the freezer for an hour or so, then pull it out and let it slowly thaw some, and that’s an even different texture than the regular ice-blended shake.
It probably all works out in the end if you aren’t precise with scoop measurements, but I’ve found it much easier to get exactly the right amount of powder in the shakes using a digital food scale that measures in grams. I just put the shaker bottle on the scale and measure out my powder into the shaker bottle. I already had the scale to measure coffee beans for single-cup brewing (I’m nuts about it, but it’s the way to make consistently perfect coffee - which, by the way, I miss now that I’m taking the HOT-ROX).
And for the nut butter, I’ve found that the stuff you can grind yourself at Whole Foods or Earth Fare works best - it doesn’t separate like the stuff in jars does, plus it’s cheaper and you can get a big-ass plastic tub of it.
I’m also using Greens+ in the morning. That’s what I take my HOT-ROX with at 7AM, then I drive to the gym and start sipping Surge about 7:25 to get ready for my 7:40 warmup for my 7:45 V-Diet workout with my trainer. Seems to be working. Some other weight loss stacks I’ve tried made me really edgy or nauseated. HOT-ROX just gives a nice boost, but not too crazy, but it also seems to last a long time. I totally killed a boxing / kickboxing workout yesterday 90 minutes after a HOT-ROX dose had me good and jacked up (and am gonna skip the Challenge).