Can you do the ignite program without the shakes?
I don't think there is. Others have suggested "Vega One" but that doesn't answer your question.
The idea with Ignite is to get you off the "evil 6" Glutten, Soy, Dairy, Added Sugar or Alcohol. If you really wanted to I imagine that you could create a meal with the same caloric details but without those items. For instance, take a look at the "Berry Blast" shake, it's nutritional information is below. Now, try to find a recipe with those same details but without the "evil 6" in them.
Total Fat: 25.9g
Saturated Fat: 15.1g
Trans Fat: g
Total Carbohydrates: 32g
Dietary Fiber: 8g
Vitamin C: 95%
The shakes really seem to be a marketing ploy for DB to make more money. I can't afford them either and have been eating things like (natural) almond butter with apples, eggs on veggies, etc. I'm sure they're delicious but I don't see why they're so "crucial."
You could look up some Paleo breakfast recipes for ideas. As that diet should not have any of the "evil 6" in it (if you avoid soy). My wife actually made Paleo bread for me just to take a break from the shakes during my Ignite phase. (8 pounds lost and only 3 days to go!)
I did my first week without the shakes, I had a hard boiled egg or some chicken before my work out and an omelet cooked in olive oil , (sans cheese), or grapes and raw nuts, for breakfast. It might not have been nutritionally equivelant, but it did the trick. I bought the shakes, begrudgingly, I must admit, they are really good, and with shipping work out to be $2.60 per shake. However: I will eat something else in the mornings if I don't want a shake, as long as it's , "safe" I am ok with it.
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