Wednesday, June 14, 2017

What Is A Meal Replacement Shake?

Part 1 Of A 3 Part Series On Meal Replacements

Everyone knows a meal replacement shake is well, a shake to be used in place of a meal. Doesn’t take much brainpower to figure that one out.
However, ask someone what’s inside a meal replacement shake or how it’s different than a protein shake and you’ll get more confused looks.
A meal replacement shake is NOT a protein shake. A meal replacement shake can and should have an adequate amount of protein, but a meal replacement shake is much more than that.
Meal replacement shakes help you replace high-calorie or unhealthy meals with a lighter, more balanced option. They make the nutrition part of losing weight simple.
Since meal replacement shakes are meant to replace a meal they contain essential nutrients, carbs, fats, and protein equivalent to a balanced meal. Meal replacement shakes designed for weight loss should also contain hunger blockers to keep cravings and appetite under control.
A meal replacement shake:
  • Turns an unhealthy meal into a healthy one (Replaces breakfast, lunch, or dinner)
  • Includes a healthy balance of protein, fats, and carbohydrates
  • Comes fortified with vitamins and minerals
  • Includes fiber and other ingredients to block hunger and reduce cravings
To be continued.......