They aren’t just a snack food or a source of protein. Most include a mix of proteins, carbohydrates and healthy fats in a ratio that is beneficial. Then, a selection of vitamins and micro-nutrients are added to round out the good stuff you’d get by eating whole foods.
Why Use Meal Replacement Shakes?
Since the best meal replacements have everything you need (nutritionally) in a meal, they are great time savers. You can grab a meal replacement as you head out the door in the morning, and skip that meal.
I wouldn’t suggest that you replace all meals with meal replacement shakes, since taste, texture and variety are important components of the eating experience. But replacing one or two meals — especially if you are on a six meals per day diet — can be very beneficial.
Another reason for using a meal replacement is the fact that it is easy to keep track of caloric intake. A 325-calorie meal replacement shake is 325 calories. But a 325-calorie meal can vary, as portion sizes are difficult to measure exactly.
Meal Replacement Shakes for a Healthy Diet
Well look at several popular meal replacement shake diets in this site. Probably the most popular is the Slim Fast Diet, due to it’s media advertising campaigns.
We’ll also discuss the topics of Fat Burning Foods, Diet Drinks, Liquid Diets and Diet Shakes. Of course, despite what most professionals will advise, most folks will tell you the losing weight fast is their goal. We’ll discuss that and some diets that work.
Meal Replacement Bars
Meal replacement shakes aren’t the only way to skip a meal safely.
We’ll discuss the various health bars, such as Luna Bars, Power Bars and Energy Bars. We’ll also compare their nutritional values to the shakes.
We’ll cover several different supplements and supplement regimens, including:
- Bodybuilding Supplements
- Dietary Supplements
- Sports Supplements
- Nutritional Supplements
- Food Supplements
I hope you enjoy it as we work our way through all these topics related to meal replacement shakes, and then move on to the Protein Shake.