To lose weight we need to take in fewer calories than our body needs and this leads into the question of “How do Meal Replacements work for Weightloss?”
When we get this happening through diet and exercise, your body usually uses your fat stores to provide it with the extra energy we require to function properly throughout the day.
Over the long term, we lose the fat from this process and as a result we have the kg’s dropping off.
In a nutshell, the meal replacement products around on the market, whether it is in a sachet, tub or other, offer a way to help you to control your calories, without preparing food or having to calculate yourself how many calories, protein, carbs, fats and fibre are in the meal you are having.
Meal replacements are an easy, cost effective, low time involvement way to get a meal in quickly and still get a good ratio of nutrients.
Most meal replacement plans, if you use all their products have between 1200 to 2000 calories throughout the day.
The makeup of meal replacements on the market, to be able to be called meal replacements, have to have a certain ratio of nutrients, this ratio varies from country to country, but still has the same basic outlines to them in regards to the meal replacements containing the specific ratio of protein, carbs and fats.
The best way to make meal replacements work for weight loss is by using them either to replace your main meals (Morning, lunch or dinner) or use them inbetween your meals at mid morning and mid afternoon (This helps you get your 5 to 6 small meals throughout the day to achieve maximum weightloss).
When using meal replacements in your weightloss plans, remember that they do contain carbohydrates and you need to add this to your daily tally if you are following a lower carb diet plan.
Trying the meal replacement products is unlikely to do you any harm on your weightloss journey and will save you time during your day if you are a very busy person.
However, for you to be successful over a long period of time and reduce the risk of yo-yoing or having a relapse of putting weight back on and more, it’s imperative you learn about what is the best way to a healthy, well balanced nutritious diet.