I *have* to have them. No amount of dense protein that I EAT is going to help my lab values. Only eating my protein in dense protein form (which keeps me full yes!!) makes my labs go into the ****ter, and the danger is NOT that I will lose my hair, but the danger is that my body will eat my muscles, my heart being the most important muscle.
I have to average them into my daily intake. I have them as a supplement, like I take iron, like I take calcium. Its not an option for me to not have them. Period. End. Of. Story.
I do not know what kind of broth she is drinking that has protein in them, but I cannot imagine (if you did have a proteiny broth) how in the WORLD drinking broth is going to keep you full for any different amount of time than a shake would.
It sounds like a misunderstanding, or perhaps I am misunderstanding. :s
*edit to add, the program I was given does NOT endorse drinking your calories. I do not think any program really does - but for me, protein shakes are not recreational calorie drinking - they are necessary for my physical health. **AGAIN, let your labs be your guide. Doctors can say what they will about things like this, but whether or not anyone believes that you do or do not need shakes to be healthy - what your blood serum tells you is what you ought to listen to.