Lophlex Sensation.. what do you think?

Hey,

I was absolutely excited when I heard about this new kind of formula from Nutricia / former company SHS. Easy to take with you, since it comes along just like a yogurt, in a cup. I imagined myself in the office, enjoying the formula, after I had a nice lunch. Then, after reading the brochure, I was completely over the moon, since it promised a very good taste, without aftertaste.

Two different tastes is also enough for the beginning to have a little variety. You can choose between “Berries” and “Orange”.

Nutricia also did a great effort with the presentation. I got those cups with a spoon and a lunch box. Really cute. Nice idea.

So far, so good. I excitedly ripped of the lid and sniffed. I shouldn’t have done that 🙂  My dream splittered instantly, the taste wasn’t neutral at all. But ok. I wanted to give it a chance. I WANTED IT TO BE TASTY SO BAD!!!! Such a good idea.

But well, for my taste, it was a too strong amino acid taste. I don’t know maybe the exact ingredients differ from country to country, maybe your taste is different, but I was completely disappointed. This was the best formula idea I’ve ever heard of, right after the tablets.

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Have you tried it yet? What do you think?

Love,
Katie xxx

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Testing Kit for Formula provided by Vitaflo

Hey 🙂

few days ago I received a testing kit of Vitaflo. I wanted to try the PKU gel, I know it’s for kids but I only would want to take it from time to time, to have a bit variety in formula. So I sent a request and a very friendly person at Vitaflo sent me this – AMAZING 🙂 Not only the PKU gel for testing, also the PKU Express powder in different flavours, shakers, different juices to mix with the powder or gel, one pack of their zero protein milk and also a cute plush toy and a cute bag made of Vitaflo packaging as far as I can see 🙂  A BIG THANK YOU to Vitaflo!!!!

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This reached far beyond my expectations and I’m positively surprised. I will try every variation and will let you know what I think in a posting within the next few weeks.

Have you already tried formula by Vitaflo? What is your opinion?

Love,
Katie xxx

Milupa PKU 2 Activa Tomato formula

Hi there,

you know, since I am on holiday at the moment, you will receive postings which have been written before my holiday.

Actually I am enjoying the lunch break and since I prepared the Milupa PKU 2 Active Tomato formula, I decided to let you know about my experience with it.

You solve the formula with warm water (not boiling water, to make sure the amino acids and vitamins come in their best condition) and have a good whirl and then you can drink it along with your lunch (or supper). It tastes like tomatoe soup.

To be honest, I requested the sample with 12g protein (instead of 21g, which would be better to fill the daily amount) because I find it a bit disgusting to imagine amino acids with tomato soup 😀

But – it tastes surprisingly well. Really. You still have a little amino-acid-taste, but it’s not bad at all. It’s also enriched with fat so in case you forgot your lunch, you can easily replace it with this soup plus you can be sure that your body takes in all vitamins properly, which is not the case if you’re eating only an apple with your formula.

Here you find a few indications (per sachet) on  the content of the formula:

calories: 196 kcal

Amino-acids in gramm:

Arginin 0,83

Cystin 0,38

Histidin 0,38

Istoleucin 0,95

Leucin 1,57

Lysin 1,12

Methionin 0,38

Phenylalanine 0,009

Threonin 0,76

Tryptophan 0,28

Tyrosin 0,94

Valin

Alanin

Asparagin-acid 1,8

Glycin 1,32

Prolin 1,8

Serin 1,24

Carnitin 34 mg

carbohydrates  26

Fat 4

I think those are the most important indications. Please let me know whether you want to know anything else. And please let me know if I made mistakes with the names of the amino acids… I just took the German word for them since I don’t know the English ones – but I am willing to learn 😀

Please also keep in mind, that this formula type is created for children (I haven’t ordered the type for grown ups with 21g protein, which would of course have other quantities as well), so you should take a formula especially adjusted for the needs of grown ups to make sure you got the right quantities.

Hope this was interesting for you. I think I won’t take this one regularly. Though the taste is good, it’s a huge effort to make me drink it, since “it’s formula” and “not soup” – can you understand this?

Love,
Katie xxx

PS: Is Milupa Metabolics formula also available in your country?

Testing Kit- Milupa Formula

Hi everyone,

a few days ago I received the Milupa-testing kit for formula – they have different “shakes” with different amounts of protein. I prepared the strawberry formula with 14g protein as breakfast today (it’s enriched with fat acids, so I guess it’s no problem to have not a breakfast together with it)

Here’s a pic of the prepared shake. It tastes really good… I like it and since it’s only 14 g protein per shake, its taste is not so strong (normally you can taste this strong aftertaste, typically for amino acids I think 🙂

I guess the flavors / formulas aren’t new at all, but Milupa is promoting a new composition without artificial flavors, colouring supplements or artifical sweetners. Which is really a good thing – since you’re likely to consum this on a daily base. 🙂

I also ordered samples of the chocolate flavour with 14g protein, mokka with 21g protein, cacao with 21g protein, pink orange with 21g protein and a tomatoe soup formula with 14g protein, which can be drunk for lunch f. e.

I’m really excited about the last one, since I think this is a fantastic and unique idea, taking your formula directly together with lunch or supper.

In my opinion, Milupa made a great effort providing this great variety of samples for testing, they also provide leaflets with exact formula description and had a nice box (matching the theme -where everything was packed into). Even they promise a gift card for an internet shop when you’re giving feedback by mail how you liked the samples.

Of course I will keep you updated with the other testings 🙂 I will show you pics, too. Nevertheless, I think that the products are not available outside of Germany yet – but if there’s an interest in those formulas from your side I will be pleased to ask Milupa whether there’s a possibility to obtain those (samples as well as full size products) from abroad.

Are you also interested in the exact composition of the shake? I could release this here too if you want to, but I’m not quite sure whether you want to read this.

Love,
Katie xxx

Little tricks to get yourself taking the formula…

Hi there,

just wondering what kind of little tricks your applying when it comes to forgetting the formula? Unfortunately, I sometimes forget taking it in the evenings… so I came up with the idea to put a little bowl with my tablets in every room so I always have them right in front of me and it’s not likely to forget it anymore.

Here you can see the blue bowl on my bed table 🙂

I’m really excited about your tricks and tips, we can learn so much from each other 🙂

Love,
Katie xxx

Formula – Thank god it improved a lot!

Hi Everyone,

I hope the weekend started well for you? I will go to the market this morning, I just started a diet (to lose weight) two days ago so I want to get some fresh veggies to be more motivated. I want to lose 7 kg – my milestone will be at 59kg, 3 more kilos to lose. Cross your fingers for me, food and eating is a DIFFICULT topic – you all know it.I will shortly post some more information on being on calorie diet with PKU.I think almost everyone wants to lose some weight at some point, so tips can be always useful 🙂

I’d be also happy about YOUR advise or motivation to reach my goal… go ahead and leave me a comment or drop me a line: k_babygirl2204@web.de

Enclosed you’ll find a new poll on the topic formula, I want to know who’s sticking to the “traditional” powder and who likes taking the formula with tablets. I’m really excited about your answers. I belong to the “tablet-lovers” 😉 Even though I have to take 120 pieces a day (3x40pcs) it’s much more comfortable to me. No bitter aftertaste, easy to handle when you’re out, and when you’re trained you can take 10 at one time with a bit of water. So this is the perfekt solution – for me. But I really have to say, that the powder also improved a lot over the last few years. When I was a child, it still was a real challenge to take the powder since the taste was very strong and there was only little choice.

By the way, in Europe, there is a discussion whether the Omega 3 essential fatty acids shall be added to formulas or not. I think this would be a huge approach to make our diet more complete and healthier. What about the U.S. does anyone know whether there is already Omega 3 essential fatty acids added in formulas?

Well, this is a long post today – I hope it doesn’t scare you. Have a great weekend everyone.

Love,

Katie xxx