Facts you should know about meal replacement
As most Weight Loss specialists say, to lose weight we need to take in fewer calories than our body needs. When this happens, we draw on our fat stores to provide us with the extra energy we require to function properly. In the long term, this means we lose fat – and as a result, the kilos drop off.
Quite simply, meal replacement products offer a way to help us control our calorie intake, without having to worry about counting them, having a shake or soup replace one meal every day can help you reduce your daily calorie count and build up a calorie deficit big enough to produce gradual, consistent weight loss.
One main health benefits of meal replacement is that they’re fortified with a wide variety of vitamins and minerals, so they can successfully stand in for a meal while still meeting your daily requirements.
meal replacement products are not designed to be the only source of nutrition
Several studies have found that meal replacements are effective as calorie-counted diets in terms of helping people to lose weight in the short term.
current research based on long term follow up studies suggest that meal replacements may actually help people to keep their new lower weight.
Many people like meal replacement products because they are convenient, they take away the need to think about food during the day and that mean the calorie counting has already been done for them.
Are meal replacement products healthy?
By law, meal replacement products must provide the recommended amount of nutrients needed for good health
With regard to fiber, most products contain around 5-6g. Healthy eating guidelines recommend adults have 18g fiber daily and so two meal replacement products make a contribution to this. We- Cambridge Diet Centre- also recommend including fruits and vegetables as snacks and as part of your main meal.
So we can say YES . meal replacement are healthy products in terms of losing weight under one condition : to be under the supervision of a nutrition specialists who can follow up your health situation.
In Cambridge weight plan , you replace one or two meals –according to your nutrition specialist decide – with a meal replacement portage ,shake, soup or bar .Cambridge weight plan also allow one or two 100-calorie snacks a day and recommend drinking six to eight glasses of water or low-calorie drinks.