How to Use Meal Replacement Shakes

How to Use Meal Replacement Shakes

Meal replacement or weight loss shakes are really easy to use as part of your diet.  As the name suggests you simply replace your normal meals with a meal replacement shake.  Studies have shown that when you combine this with a healthy, calorie controlled diet it can help you achieve your weight goals. 

Most commonly people use meal replacement shakes to help them lose weight.  In this instance you want to replace 2 of your daily meals with a shake.  You might choose breakfast and lunch or breakfast and dinner, depending on what works best for you and fits in with your lifestyle.

Meal replacement shakes can also be used once you’ve achieved your target weight in order to help you maintain your weight and your new found body shape.  Instead of replacing 2 of your daily meals, you only need to replace 1 meal each day with a shake in order to help you maintain your weight.

Here’s what a typical day could look like using a meal replacement shake for weight loss:

BreakfastChocolate meal replacement shake
SnackCup of blueberries
LunchStrawberry meal replacement shake
SnackCarrot batons and low fat houmous
DinnerChicken breast, with stir fried vegetables and small portion of fresh egg noodles

 

Or

BreakfastBanana meal replacement shake
SnackSmall apple cut into wedges with a couple of cubes of cheese
LunchJacket potato with tuna fish, low fat mayo and mixed leaves
SnackHome-made kale crisps
DinnerChocolate meal replacement shake

 

It’s a good idea to make sure that you drink plenty of water throughout the day as well.  This will keep you hydrated and flush out any toxins in your body.  It will also help to suppress your appetite and stop you feeling tempted to add extra snacks into your diet.  If you get bored of just drinking water, green tea with mint or low calorie fruit teas are another excellent choice.

One of the best things about meal replacement shakes is how easy and convenient they are.  All you need to do is add one scoop of your chosen flavour to 200ml of cold semi-skimmed milk.  Give it a good shake to mix it up and your meal is ready!

Find out about our recommended meal replacement shake here – plus get a free 7 day diet plan to give you loads more meal and snack ideas.

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