How Meal Replacing Shakes Can Help You Stay Slim and Healthy

53

In the last 40 years, obesity rates have nearly tripled across the globe. What was once considered a marginal problem is now a full-on epidemic. If you’re into fitness or weight loss, you probably heard about shakes that can help you lose weight.

Protein vs. Meal Replacing Shakes

There are numerous types of shakes. Phrases like “meal replacing” and “protein-rich” are thrown around on social media all the time.

What’s the difference between protein and meal replacing shakes? Are they the same thing? If not, which one is right for you? Although some people use these terms interchangeably, they mean two different things. Let’s explain the differences between the two in more detail:

  • Protein shakes are usually used as a workout supplement. They contain around 25 grams of protein per serving and can help you build muscle. 
  • Meal replacing shakes are used for weight management. They are filled with vitamins and minerals and can be used to replace 1 to 2 meals per day. 

What is Meal Replacing?

Over the last two decades, numerous studies have shown that meal replacing shakes can help you stabilize your weight. Both American and European researchers have agreed that replacing one or two meals a day can contribute to weight loss significantly.

The European researchers even concluded that to meet your nutritional needs, the meal replacing food needs to meet the following criteria:

  • Between 200 and 250 calories
  • Between 25% and 50% of protein
  • Less than 30% of fat
  • More than 30% of minerals and vitamins

Make Sure to Have Enough Protein

The first thing you need to start doing is paying attention to nutrition labels. The shakes are there to replace your meals, so they need to keep you energized throughout the day. That’s why your shakes need to have a healthy amount of carbs. That will prevent your sugar levels from dropping. In turn, that will keep you feeling full during the day.

How Easy Are They to Prepare?

They are also easy to prepare. You can either buy shakes in powder form that can be prepared in a few minutes or make your own out of greens, nuts, and yogurt. Since they are easy to prepare, when it comes to meal planning, these shakes give you a lot of flexibility. You can purchase a heavy duty blender, plan out your meals, and prepare food for the entire week in advance. 

How Shakes can Help Your Look and Health

So how helpful are these shakes? Let’s take a look at a couple of ways meal replacement can help you with your diet and health goals.

· Use Shakes as a Meal Backup

Nowadays, most people are glued to their computer screens while they’re working and their phone screens while they are resting. Because of lack of time and lack of attention, most people tend to eat fast food. A healthy shake can be a convenient option. You can keep a few in your fridge so you can grab them at all times.

· Supplement a Salad with a Shake

A salad is a good source of vitamins. But let’s be honest: although salads are tasty, most won’t keep you feeling full for more than an hour. Drinking a meal replacing shake along with your salad, on the other hand, can be a perfect thing. The shake has 250 calories and the salad has 300 calories max, so you won’t have to worry about going over your calorie-intake limit.

· Eliminate Snacks Completely

Why so many people reach for snacks? The same reason they eat junk food: convenience. If you don’t have enough time to prepare anything tasty, chances are, you will go for a snack. Instead, keep a low-calorie smoothie by your side at all times and you’ll be able to eliminate snacks. You’ll even be able to stop snacking at three in the morning with a delicious shake there to keep you full.

· Let Shakes Fuel Your Fitness Efforts

Although protein shakes are much more popular as workout supplements, a meal replacing shake can fulfill the same role. You just need to take one of your shakes out of the fridge an hour or so before your workout and drink on your way to the gym. One shake alone will keep you energized for the entirety of your fitness session.

Bottom Line on Meal Replacing Shakes

To sum up: if you want to truly lose those few extra pounds and have optimal weight, you should try meal replacing shakes. Make sure that your shakes pack enough fiber and protein to keep your body completely satisfied. Try these shakes and see for yourself just how effective they are.

With that, we’re finally done. What’s your experience with meal replacing shakes? Have you ever tried one? Make sure to leave a comment below and share your thoughts with the rest of us. 

About Author

Avatar
LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

53
Leave a Reply

avatar
350
53 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
50 Comment authors
cialis cialispurchasing cialis onlinesildenafil 100mgcialis cialis onlinecanadian pharmacy viagra Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Priya Parmar
Guest

Hi LaDonna,
Your post is very helpful for me because grees vegetables are very important for our health and also you can drink vegetable juice.

JamesDargo
Guest
lisa
Guest
lisa

I hope to God Charlie is rehired and goes back to work so the News and Media will focus on real things Americans need to know that are going on!Portable x ray machine

lisa
Guest
lisa

Agree!! I greatly reduced my alcohol consumption about 10 years ago and have benefited from all of the above. I allow myself one drink a week and am just fine with that. Good post.Chiropractic

Aaduou a
Guest
non prescription ed pills
Guest

Hxkriw nxjujq medicine for impotence gnc ed pills

erection pills viagra online
Guest

Qiaatv tollat ed meds online without doctor prescription ed pills that really work

cheapest ed pills
Guest

Udsjwu mkbqyz generic ed pills best otc ed pills

best ed pills at gnc
Guest

Zxxsrq ryoccc ed pills ed pills gnc

cheapest ed pills
Guest

Sgmdrl ltmmvl generic cialis 2020 cheapest ed pills

Estherawago
Guest
Estherawago

Qlzsua szhqjo Buy viagra online Best price viagra

lisa
Guest
lisa

I really enjoy this theme youve got going on in your web site. What is the name of the design by the way? I was thinking of using this style for the blog.LISA

Rayedyff#gndaick[XuguposFbgefofYH,2,5]
Guest

You have got to see this…

A breakthrough experiment from Colorado, USA with 45 volunteers has proven that by eating this prickly flower you can completely kill food cravings!

It is 5x more effective than exercise….

and 6x more effective than any diet!

And guess what? They found its

Bernard Price
Guest
Bernard Price

Hello, your information was very useful for my diet https://ahealthyjuicer.com/diabetes-freedom-review/ because I have diabetes. I am going to use your advice in the future. I really care about my diet.

Estherawago
Guest

Yboovs splxuz canadian drug stores canadian pharmacy online

Estherawago
Guest

Zozagj ehhhvk best canadian pharmacy walmart pharmacy

Estherawago
Guest

Kqdsxd gcjjzd cvs pharmacy canadian online pharmacy

Estherawago
Guest

Khsfis waicov Discount viagra Buy viagra online cheap

Estherawago
Guest

Szzswq adbatk viagra generic Discount viagra without prescription

Estherawago
Guest

Lsqtgi pxmvfr Viagra original pfizer order canadian online pharmacy

Estherawago
Guest

Tajvfg shlqrj Cialis by mail online canadian pharmacy

Estherawago
Guest

Hqrxkv ewpegh Buy cialis online canadian online pharmacy

Estherawago
Guest

Trlfdc gloyci Cialis pharmacy online best online pharmacy

Buy pfizer viagra online
Guest

Ccazqm dbgucu levitra generic

Buy viagra cheap
Guest

Wslupf vsnoem levitra pills

Viagra or cialis
Guest

Ngagmg umxiyn levitra usa

Buy viagra com
Guest

Luqubo qudfxd vardenafil price generic ed pills

Buy viagra us
Guest

Sishar pmpezf super kamagra cheapest ed pills online

Buy viagra australia
Guest

Khfohs efuuyx vegas casino online online casinos for usa players

Discount viagra no rx
Guest

Agsqsl wioknp levitra 20mg canadian pharmacy online

Canada viagra generic
Guest

Lglmjp omwioa online casinos for usa players online casino for real cash

Discount viagra no rx
Guest

Sujfjo qetquj buy propecia online erection pills viagra online

Generic viagra canadian
Guest

Tuwpgn apndez generic cialis tadalafil canada pharmacy

Buy viagra brand
Guest

Ztsoky anztal viagra generic name best erectile dysfunction pills

Discount viagra without prescription
Guest

Zsldzh cnixrb viagra dosage pills for ed

Buy viagra overnight delivery
Guest

Peecmc jspepp online casinos online slots

Approved viagra
Guest

Qjwoaf crwmrh real money online casino best online casino real money

Viagra next day
Guest

Ofglug xvqakp online viagra Generic viagra us

Buy cheap viagra now
Guest

Wshibr crdtmv online loan loans for bad credit

Pfizer viagra canada
Guest

Vpfpiy kkqgyk online casino games real money casino online games for real money

Pharmacy viagra
Guest

Ocucep fesdkc online payday loan loans for bad credit

Usa viagra sales
Guest

Mexxkt scyuih cialis dosage canadian online pharmacy

Cost viagra
Guest

Usklgo bshycq online installment loans real money casino

Pfizer viagra canada
Guest

Eaypjy mozbyw installment loan cash loans

Pfizer viagra
Guest

Bbflkk eqebiq payday loans no credit check red dog casino

Sale viagra
Guest

Zogpms xgmwqw personal loans for bad credit casino online slots

Fda approved viagra
Guest

Hygvly dylnum personal loans for bad credit instant payday loans

lisa
Guest
lisa

Every morning, I have been waking up and starting my day off with 500ml of water. Drinking more water is something that I wanted to start doing (not just in the New Year) but I get busy throughout the day and forget. Now I know that I at least have that much in me.LISA

canadian pharmacy viagra
Guest

Ytykqe jdzerx amoxicillin for sale generic name for amoxil

cialis cialis online
Guest

Qgnelc vfexad lasix 100 mg lasix tablet

shares