I would think so because it is loaded with sugar
Oh my God!!! Do drinking an Instant Carnation Breakfast every morning make you gain weight!!!?
Reply:Depends on what percent milk you are using with it, not too bad if you use skim milk, but whole milk - you could pack on some pounds.
Reply:Oh my god!!!! YES
Reply:ya they totally make you gain weight because they are loaded with sugar
Reply:Not sure, but I would think that your kidneys may not like it... it may be more dehydrating than good, but just make sure you drink loads of water each day.
Reply:Depends on what you are eating with it. Alone it won't but if your are also eating eggs, bacon and pancakes, then fast food for lunch then a big dinner at night, you will then definetely gain some weight.
Reply:yes it does a lot
Reply:What else do you eat in between meals?
Keep a record of anything and everything you put in your mouth.
You may be eating a lot more then you think.
Reply:well, if you are drinking MANY of them each morning, i would say so. If you are drinking one, then i doubt it would make you gain a lot of weight, IF you are eating/drinking healthy at other times of the day. They do have a lot of sugar. They're like chocolate shakes. You know what they say, the stuff that tastes the best is bad for us.
Reply:No it wouldn't, it is made to drink in place of breakfast and doesn't have as many calories as the breakfast you would normally eat probably. Maybe it is not filling for you and you overeat the rest of the day?
Reply:Calm down, holy smokes! It can, but it doesn't mean that it WILL. If you are so worried and freaked out over gaining weight, get the type that is sugar free, no big deal.
Reply:uhhh yeah! they both do and using both of them can totally make you gain weight!!!
Reply:No. Eating more calories than what you need that day is what will make you gain weight. Having Instant Carnation Breakfast for breakfast is good but you must also look at what you are eating for the remainder of the day.
I lost 112 pounds without cutting out all the delicious items that I love, I just don't eat as much of it when I eat it.
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Reply:You will gain weight if you eat more calories than you burn daily. Carnation Instant Breakfast alone won't make you gain weight, it's how many calories you are taking in all day long and how many you are burning.
Reply:Not if your not having another meal with it, also try the less sugar version. It's just as good.
Reply:well, I am not a fan of it.. It can make you gain.. If you drink it (and I assume so) in the morning tho that's not so bad. You have all morning to work it off. How about yogurt, fresh fruit.. (like a toast w/carb jelly? luv carbs=energy) instead? ICB's packed w/the vitamins tho. My kids like power drinks (Sobe energies.) Skip the Red Bull tho (just too much sodium and little else when ya read the can, man.)
Reply:OH MY GOD!! :O
Just kidding. Drinking it alone won't make you gain weight. Granted, if you drink that and then have donuts for lunch and ice cream for dinner, yeah, you'll gain weight. If you're worried, make it a special treat. Eat a scrambled egg and toast for breakfast most mornings and as a treat, drink the Carnation breakfast drink once a week.