To answer your question…
“Are Meal Replacement Shakes Good For You?“
It really all depends.
On a number of things such as:
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1. The ingredients in the meal replacement shakes.
If you already have a meal replacement shake in your possession; turn the box, can, or bottle around and take a quick look over the ingredients list. Are the ingredients wholesome, at least for the most part; or does it contain a bunch of garbage such as sugar, or chemicals you can’t pronounce?
Not only that, but also take a look at the nutritional value. The MAIN thing you want to look out for is the sugar content. If your shake is high in sugar, as in higher than it is in protein or fat or… higher than 2-4 grams per serving, then it will be counter productive if your intention is to lose weight.
The shakes I drink have less than 1 gram of sugar, and a LOT of good stuff in them. Click here if you want to learn more about them.
2. Whether or not any of the ingredients disagree with you
If you have intolerances to things like milk, soy, wheat, etc. and the meal replacement shakes you drink (or are looking into buying) have any of those ingredients; it stands to reason they wouldn’t be good for you, would they?
So be sure that if you are sensitive to soy, that you get a soy-free shake… wheat, a gluten-free shake… dairy, a dairy-free/whey-free shake. The one I drink doesn’t have any of those ingredients.
3. How you use them
Unfortunately, some people abuse meal replacement shakes by replacing MORE than the typically-recommended two; which could possibly make them cause more harm than good.
I mean, if you HAVE to be on a liquid diet for some reason (dental or health issues) it’s best to check with your health care practitioner if you want to drink MORE than 2 shakes per day.
Otherwise, if you are strictly using them for weight loss (or maintenance of your current weight) and have no other health challenges, then stick to only 1 or 2 per day. In fact, I wrote an article on the topic of how to use meal replacement shakes for weight loss – click here to check that out.
So, I hope this article suffices in answering your question, “Are meal replacement shakes good for you?” and if it does, please be sure to click those little icons to your left, and share it among your friends & family on Facebook and other social networks!
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