Sanitarium Up & Go breakfast drinks... are they addictive?
People in Australia will know what this product is - it's a milk/dairy-based breakfast drink which is fairly low in fat, high in protein and is touted as a healthy solid-food breakfast alternative (the equivalent of 2 whole wheat biscuits & milk)
They have 3.8g of fat in the smaller individual ones, about 600kj, and 8g of protein (I think. Don't quote me).
Anyway, I am SO addicted to these. Have been for quite some time. They're not cheap. If you buy the larger ones individually, they're about $2.50 each. If you buy a pack of 3, they're about $4. If you buy a pack of 6, they're $8 or so.
I used to only have one each morning on weekdays for breakfast instead of actual solid food. But nowadays, I have this morning one, then another when I get home from work at 3pm, and then another one as part of my night time snack at about 9pm, a few hours after dinner. (with this snack, I also have an actual bowl of 2 whole wheat biscuits & milk)
I am spending about $20 a week on these damn things!!! I'd have MORE if I could afford to!!
And why do I feel the need to have an actual bowl of cereal WITH one of these drinks as my night snack if the drink itself is supposed to be the equivalent of that exact same cereal and milk??
Has anyone else experienced anything like this? Am I insane? lol