Instead of buying vegetable broth from the store, try 100% vegetable juice. You can also dilute it with some water and have it throughout the day.
I think you will feel better once you start incorporating a regular meal into your diet. Since your lifestyle seems to be a little different, you can chose the meal you want to eat. We usually suggest having Almased for breakfast and dinner and eat a sensible lunch but I want you to be able to stick with this diet plan, so if you prefer to have your regular meal for dinner or breakfast you can do so.
You can read our Figure Plan for more information on this diet phase and what foods to eat (http://www.almased.com/files/cm/Figure%20Plan_Regular_book%20view.pdf
). In general, your regular meal should have about 500-700 calories and should consist of some protein (usually meat, fish, tofu, beans etc), lots of veggies and some whole grain products such as brown rice or whole wheat pasta. You will find more recipe ideas in the Figure Plan.
I strongly agree with your managers to take the time to eat something and slow down some. I know it can be hard especially if your lifestyle dictates otherwise but it is so important for your body.
How tall are you and how much Almased do you take per shake?
I hope the 2nd phase will be better for you
Let me know how you are doing.
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