Meal Replacement Shakes

Meal Replacement Shakes tends to have fewer calories than a full meal, so if your goal is to lose weight, having a shake to replace one meal every day can help you reduce your daily calorie intake and build up a calorie deficit large enough to produce a gradual and consistent weight loss.

Top Meal Replacement Shakes

Best Seller No. 1
IdealShake, Meal Replacement Shake, Chocolate, w/ Hunger Blocker, 30 Servings
2,083 Reviews
IdealShake, Meal Replacement Shake, Chocolate, w/ Hunger Blocker, 30 Servings
  • CONTROL YOUR HUNGER - IdealShake meal replacement shakes contain a powerful all-natural hunger-blocker. When you can control hunger, you can reduce calories and lose weight. Enjoy delicious diet shakes without feeling hungry.
  • DELICIOUS TASTE - IdealShake weight loss shakes are delicious, making it easy for you to stick to your diet and lose weight. The sweet, creamy taste of our weight loss shakes is sure to please your sweet tooth!
  • ALL-WHEY PROTEIN - Our weight loss shakes have the right balance of protein, carbs, and fat to help you lose weight faster. All-whey protein supports lean muscle development and increased fat burn.
  • GLUTEN-FREE - IdealShake is tested gluten-free. Our meal replacements shakes for weight loss also contains 22 vitamins and minerals to support your health and help you lose weight.
  • QUICK AND EASY - IdealShake is easy to use and easy to make. Replace one or two meals a day for safe and effective weight loss. Whip up a meal replacement shake in seconds! It's the perfect grab-and-go diet shake.
Best Seller No. 2
Purely Inspired All-in-One Meal, French Vanilla, 1.3 pounds
96 Reviews
Purely Inspired All-in-One Meal, French Vanilla, 1.3 pounds
  • 20G OF PREMIUM PROTEIN - Made from high quality plant sources
  • 5 GRAMS OF FIBER - 5g of soluble and insoluble fiber from inulin and flax
  • 27 FRUITS & VEGGIES - Concentrated blend of fruits and veggies
  • 19 VITAMINS & MINERALS WITH ADDED ANTIOXIDANTS - Good source of antioxidants Vitamin C and Vitamin E
  • 1 BILLION CFU PROBIOTICS - Shelf stable to maintain potency
Best Seller No. 3
SlimFast Advanced Energy, Meal Replacement Shake, High Protein, Rich Chocolate, 11 oz Bottle (Pack of 12)
  • ENERGY FOR HOURS - Energize your weight loss with as much caffeine as cup of coffee
  • PART OF THE SLIMFAST PLAN - The Slim Fast Plan offers flexibility and simplicity to make losing weight as easy as 1 - 2 - 3. This clinically proven process helps you lose weight fast and keep it off
  • CURBS HUNGER CRAVINGS: Slim Fast Advanced Energy Shakes are an exceptional meal replacement product that curbs hunger cravings for up to four hours
  • PACKED WITH PROTEIN, VITAMINS, & MINERALS: The Advanced Energy shakes by Slim Fast contain 20g of protein along with 24 essential vitamins and minerals that provide your body with the nourishment to sustain energy for hours. All with less than 1g of sugar.
  • GREAT TASTE - Slim Fast has received multiple awards from Men's Health and OK! Magazine for its exceptional-tasting formula.
SaleBest Seller No. 4
Atkins Ready to Drink Protein-Rich Shake, Milk Chocolate Delight, 12 Count
851 Reviews
Atkins Ready to Drink Protein-Rich Shake, Milk Chocolate Delight, 12 Count
  • Delicious, creamy milk chocolate flavor
  • Only 1g Sugar and 2g Net Carbs per Serving
  • Excellent Source of Protein & Calcium
  • No added sugar. Great for a low carb lifestyle!
  • Essential Vitamins and Minerals
Best Seller No. 5
Premier Protein 30g Protein Shake, Cookies & Cream, 11.5 fl oz Shake, (12 count)
  • Packaged in a new 11.5oz bottle, each shake contains 30g of protein with all the essential amino acids, 160 calories, 1g sugar, low fat, 24 vitamins and minerals, 5g carbs
  • Recipient of the American Master of Taste Gold Medal for SUPERIOR TASTING ready-to-drink protein beverages in a national taste test by Chefs In America in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019
  • Available in four delicious smooth and creamy flavors: Chocolate, Vanilla, Caramel, and Cookies & Cream. Enjoy them as a delicious meal replacement, a satisfying snack, or workout fuel.
  • NO Artificial Colors, NO SOY ingredients, GLUTEN FREE, KOSHER
  • Each carton contains 12 (11.5 fl oz.) shakes
SaleBest Seller No. 6
CLICK Coffee Protein | Protein & Real Coffee, All-In-One| Meal Replacement |Nutrition Drink | 23 Essential Vitamins | Double Shot Espresso Coffee | Hot or Cold |Vanilla Latte Flavor
1,582 Reviews
CLICK Coffee Protein | Protein & Real Coffee, All-In-One| Meal Replacement |Nutrition Drink | 23 Essential Vitamins | Double Shot Espresso Coffee | Hot or Cold |Vanilla Latte Flavor
  • All-in-one, low calorie, coffee protein powder drink mix to curb appetite, keep energized and promote fat burning
  • Amazing "Wow" coffee-house taste. One of the few protein drinks designed to be made hot as well as iced or blended
  • Perfect as breakfast meal replacement, mid-day pick-me-up snack or pre or post workout performance drink
  • Double-shot, premium-grade espresso coffee - not coffee flavor, or synthetic caffeine
  • Only 120 calories with 23 essential vitamins and minerals, naturally flavored, colored and gluten free
  • One 16-ounce jar of vanilla flavored espresso protein all in one drink mix
  • Features a double shot of espresso coffee
  • Helps boost energy, curb appetite, and promote fat burning
Best Seller No. 7
Chocolate Meal Replacement | 310 Shake Protein Powder is Gluten and Dairy free, Soy Protein and Sugar Free | Includes Free Recipe eBook | 28 Servings
755 Reviews
Chocolate Meal Replacement | 310 Shake Protein Powder is Gluten and Dairy free, Soy Protein and Sugar Free | Includes Free Recipe eBook | 28 Servings
  • CONTROL YOUR HUNGER - 310 meal replacement shakes contain powerful Tri-Plex proteins which help control hunger, setting the stage for calorie and weight reduction. Enjoy delicious diet shakes without feeling hungry.
  • CLEAN PROTEIN- Our meal replacement shakes have NO Artificial Sweeteners and Artificial Flavors. Our 15g of Tri-Plex proteins which includes; Brown Rice Protein, Pea Protein, and Hemp Protein to help support lean muscle development and increased fat burn.
  • DELICIOUS TASTE- 310 Shake meal replacements are delicious, making it easy for you to stick to your diet and lose weight.
  • GLUTEN-FREE, SOY-FREE- SUCRALOSE-FREE- Our meal replacements shakes also contain our 310 Greens Blend, 1 Billion CFU of Probiotics, and 17 vitamins and minerals to support your health inside and out.
  • QUICK AND EASY - 310 Shake is easy to use and easy to make. Replace one or two meals a day for safe and effective weight loss. Whip up a meal replacement shake in seconds! It is the perfect grab-and-go diet shake.
Best Seller No. 8
MET-Rx Original Meal Replacement, Extreme Chocolate Meal Replacement Protein Powder Gluten Free 2.54oz. Packets, 40 Count
942 Reviews
MET-Rx Original Meal Replacement, Extreme Chocolate Meal Replacement Protein Powder Gluten Free 2.54oz. Packets, 40 Count
  • BALANCED MEAL REPLACEMENT: MET-Rx's Original Meal Replacement provides the protein you need to fuel your day plus 25 essential vitamins and minerals, including 90%DV of calcium for bone and nutritional health, 3g L-Glutamine and over 6g BCAAs from protein.
  • DELICIOUS AND NUTRITIOUS: The Extreme Chocolate flavor of MET-Rx Original Meal Replacement makes a delicious, creamy breakfast whether you make it with milk or water. Low fat & aspartame free, it's a delicious way to start your day or fuel your workout.
  • MET-Rx products have been specifically formulated with a precise nutrient profile to produce specific metabolic effects. MET-Rx Original Meal Replacement is no exception. Try with protein supplements or bars to superpower your workout.
  • MET-Rx FOCUSES ON THE POWER of protein & other important nutrients for workout enhancement. Our protein blends support exercise recovery & provide important amino acids to fuel muscles, while our sports nutrition line takes care of pre-intra-post workout.
  • COMPARE TO YOUR FAVORITES: Compare MET-Rx products to New Whey, About Time, ALLMAX, Nature's Blent, JYM, Vital Proteins, Optimum Nutrition, Pro-Stat, Integrated Supplements, Universal Nutrition, On my Whey, Cellucor, Nature's Design, or Manitoba Harvest.
SaleBest Seller No. 9
SlimFast Keto Meal Replacement Shake Powder, Vanilla Cake Batter, 11.01oz. Canister (10 Servings)
11 Reviews
SlimFast Keto Meal Replacement Shake Powder, Vanilla Cake Batter, 11.01oz. Canister (10 Servings)
  • Slim Fast KETO Low-Carb Ketogenic Nutrition Shake is perfect MEAL REPLACEMENT for maintaining a KETO DIET
  • Slim Fast KETO MEAL REPLACEMENT SHAKES combine the balance of WHEY PROTEIN and COLLAGEN to provide a balance of nutrients for your body to shift the carbs to fat as fuel
  • Slim Fast Keto is part of the Clinically Proven Slim Fast Plan combining over 40 years of weight loss success with tasty and satisfying products
  • Optimize your KETO DIET with Slim Fast PROTEIN POWDER by helping your body achieve Ketosis and BURN FAT for ENERGY
  • KETO MADE EASY! Our new line of KETO SNACKS, KETO MEAL REPLACEMENTS and KETO DIET ACCESSORIES is the perfect choice for making optimal low-carb, ketogenic nutrition as easy as 1-2-3.
SaleBest Seller No. 10
KetoLogic Keto Meal Replacement Shake with MCT, Chocolate | Low Carb, High Fat Keto Shake | Promotes Weight Loss & Suppresses Appetite | 20 Servings
  • CONVENIENT AND DELICIOUS: KetoLogic Meal Replacement is a convenient fuel source for anyone, including those on a low-carb or ketogenic diet. Delicious, rich, and NOT chalky, KetoLogic MRPs blend smoothly with water, almond milk and coconut milk.
  • PROMOTES FAT LOSS: KetoLogic MRP contains MCT (medium-chain triglycerides) which promote weight loss and fat oxidation while boosting your metabolism.
  • BOOSTS KETONES: Highly ketogenic, KetoLogic MRPs help you get into ketosis when accompanied with a low-carb diet.
  • SUPPRESSES APPETITE: KetoLogic MRP decreases your appetite and keeps you full and satiated for hours. Replace your breakfast or lunch with one of our MRPs and then eat two low-carb meals to optimize the health benefits.
  • MORNING ENERGY: Create your perfect keto drink by adding KetoLogic MRP to your morning coffee or smoothie for a delicious jumpstart to your day!
Best Seller No. 11
OWYN, Vegan Meal Replacement Shake, Variety,12 Fl Oz (Pack of 4), 100-Percent Plant-Based, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Tree Nut-Free, Egg-Free, Allergy-Free, Vegetarian, Kosher ...
  • FINALLY, A 100% CERTIFIED VEGAN, CERTIFIED GLUTEN-FREE, 100% plant-based Meal Replacement Shake that is packed with the cleanest dose of healthy nutrition
  • MEETS THE NUTRITION REQUIREMENTS OF A MEAL with 300 calories per serving, 20 Grams of Plant Protein that delivers all 9 essential amino acids, and 23 Vitamins & Minerals at 20% of your Daily Value Requirements. Chai contains 35mg of Caffeine for a small energy boost.
  • PROVIDES ONLY WHAT YOU NEED: high vegan omega-3, low sugar supplement (5g Organic Cane Sugar), no fillers, nothing synthetic, and never anything artificial
  • GLUTEN-FREE, DAIRY-FREE, SOY-FREE, peanut and tree nut free, egg-free, non-GMO project verified, kosher, free of all artificial colors, flavors and preservatives, Low FODMAP Certified by Monash, vegan, chocolate, 12 fl oz (355 ml), 12 pack
  • OWYN HAS AN 18 MONTH SHELF LIFE and is shelf stable without the need for refrigeration, except after opening. Packaging May Vary.
Best Seller No. 13
Ka’Chava Meal Replacement Shake - A Blend of Organic Superfoods and Plant-Based Protein - The Ultimate All-In-One Whole Body Meal. (Chocolate) 960g Bag = 15 meals (64g serving size)
140 Reviews
Ka’Chava Meal Replacement Shake - A Blend of Organic Superfoods and Plant-Based Protein - The Ultimate All-In-One Whole Body Meal. (Chocolate) 960g Bag = 15 meals (64g serving size)
  • 70+ PLANT-BASED SUPERFOODS AND NUTRIENTS- Maca, Sacha Inchi, Chia, Camu Camu, Coconut, Kale + MORE
  • KEEPS YOU FULL FOR HOURS- Nutrient-Dense, Calorie-Light (250 cal) control calories & sustain energy
  • YOUR ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS- Protein (24g) + Fiber, Omegas, Greens, Antioxidants, Adaptogens + MORE
  • CLEAN - Gluten, Soy & Dairy Free, Vegan, No Artificial Sweeteners, Flavors, Colors or Preservatives
  • 100% MONEY-BACK 'LOVE IT' GUARANTEE - Not satisfied? We'll refund all your money!
Best Seller No. 14
Complete Start - Vegan Instant Breakfast Shakes - Variety Pack of 9 Meal Replacement Shakes - 100% Organic - 3 of Each Delicious Flavor and Includes FREE Blender Bottle
261 Reviews
Complete Start - Vegan Instant Breakfast Shakes - Variety Pack of 9 Meal Replacement Shakes - 100% Organic - 3 of Each Delicious Flavor and Includes FREE Blender Bottle
  • 3 FLAVOR VARIETY PACK: 3x Rich Mocha, 3x Super Greens and 3x Peanut Butter & Banana variety pack for a blend of all our favorite flavors for a delicious, on-the-go breakfast drink that's really good. And really good for you.
  • HEALTHY DOESN'T HAVE TO BE HARD: Our ingredients are 100% USDA certified organic. All of them. And Complete Start is vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free, soy-free, and dairy-free. Why? Because we want to create healthy and convenient breakfast shakes for everyone.
  • FORMULATED BY EXPERTS: Every ingredient we use is selected by a nutritionist, and every recipe is expertly balanced to make a delicious, nutrient-packed breakfast--so you get a natural energy boost every morning. We aim to include at least three of the four food groups in your breakfast for a total of between 250 and 300 calories to keep you feeling full until lunch, without storing extra calories as fat.
  • Complete Start is made from real, 100% organic whole-food so it's only natural that there will be a slightly grainy texture. Each Complete Start has over 40% of your daily fiber intake and is the equivalent of one full breakfast. So just like you would a regular breakfast, be sure to enjoy it slowly to avoid feeling uncomfortable. Whole-food powder settles at the bottom a bit, but don't worry, just give it a quick shake and you're back in business.
Best Seller No. 15
NAKED Meal - Healthy Meal Replacement Shakes For Weight Loss or Workout Recovery - Low Carb, Keto Friendly, No Soy, GMO or Gluten - Pre & Probiotics For Gut Health - 2.1 LBS, 26 Servings
30 Reviews
NAKED Meal - Healthy Meal Replacement Shakes For Weight Loss or Workout Recovery - Low Carb, Keto Friendly, No Soy, GMO or Gluten - Pre & Probiotics For Gut Health - 2.1 LBS, 26 Servings
  • ON-THE-GO NUTRITION: Meal replacement shakes for people serious about health and fitness - no soy, only 1g of naturally occuring sugar and 20g of protein from grass-fed California cows, just like our best-selling Naked Whey protein powder.
  • REAL FOOD INGREDIENTS: Only 15 ingredients made from real food with names you can understand. No added flavors, colors or sweeteners - no Stevia, Monk Fruit or Sugar Alcohols. No GMOs, Soy Free, Gluten Free, growth hormone free - no rBGH or rBST.
  • MAXIMUM NUTRITION: Naked Meal Replacement Powder contains only 150 Calories per serving while containing 20g of Protein, Only 1g of Natural Sugar, 5g of Health Fat, Only 6g Carbs (4g of Dietary Fiber).
  • SUPPORTS HEALTHY DIGESTION: Our low carb meal replacement shakes do more than just fill you up or give the right amount of protein, fat and carbs. Keep your gut healthy with Prebiotic Organic Inulin (plant-based fiber) and our natural Probiotic Blend.
  • DIET or WORKOUT RECOVERY: Use Naked Meal to make weight loss meal replacement shakes or have with a light meal to to promote lean gains after a workout. Just add water to create keto meal replacement shakes for weight loss for women or men.
Best Seller No. 16
LadyBoss LEAN - Best Tasting Women’s Protein Meal Replacement Shake For Weight Loss - Premium Nutritional Drink Formulated FOR WOMEN - Creamy Vanilla Cake - Helps Reduce Cravings & Curb Appetite
320 Reviews
LadyBoss LEAN - Best Tasting Women’s Protein Meal Replacement Shake For Weight Loss - Premium Nutritional Drink Formulated FOR WOMEN - Creamy Vanilla Cake - Helps Reduce Cravings & Curb Appetite
  • THE MOST DELICIOUS HIGH QUALITY HEALTHY PROTEIN MEAL REPLACEMENT SHAKE YOU'VE EVER HAD OR WE'LL RETURN YOUR MONEY! - Want a nutritional shake formulated specifically for you that is engineered by science to help you lose weight? Drink a smooth and creamy healthy shake anytime to save money by replacing a meal. Breathe easy with our 30 day 100% money back guarantee.
  • HELPS CURB SWEET CRAVINGS - HELPS DECREASE YOUR APPETITE - HELPS CREATE OPTIMAL WEIGHT LOSS ENVIRONMENT - SUPPORTS IMMUNE SYSTEM AND DIGESTIVE HEALTH. - A top rated weight loss shake bursting with patented and immune boosting ingredients to help create fast weight loss for any women who puts in the work.
  • [30 Creamy Servings Per Bag] WITH PREMIUM GRASS FED WHEY PROTEIN, PATENTED DIGESTIVE ENZYMES, PATENTED HEALTHY FIBER, & A COMPLETE WOMEN'S ESSENTIAL VITAMIN AND MINERAL PROFILE. - Want a powerful natural weight loss shake your body will actually absorb? Top rated weight loss shake LadyBoss LEAN is the quickest way to get the protein and vitamins your body needs to lose weight and be healthy.
  • THE FIRST ALL-IN ONE SCIENCE BACKED NUTRITIONAL MEAL SHAKE FORMULATED SPECIFICALLY FOR WOMEN - Most protein drink mixes and shake powders are formulated for men as the supplement industry is largely dominated by male companies. Women's bodies and hormones are different! This Non GMO, rBGH Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Professional Grade, High Protein shake powder is dosed and formulated specifically for you.
  • THE LADYBOSS COMPANY MISSION: HELP WOMEN LOSE WEIGHT WHILE LOVING THEMSELVES AGAIN - Led by our founder Kaelin Poulin, best selling author and world record holding fitness professional, LadyBoss is the first global weight loss system & support community for women. Our entire team of experts, doctors, and engineers stand behind our products. We have the highest standards and quality practices from our raw ingredients all the way to our proprietary formulas and manufacturing.
Best Seller No. 17
Garden of Life Meal Replacement - Organic Raw Plant Based Protein Powder, Chocolate, Vegan, Gluten-Free, 17.9oz (509 g) Powder
8,144 Reviews
Garden of Life Meal Replacement - Organic Raw Plant Based Protein Powder, Chocolate, Vegan, Gluten-Free, 17.9oz (509 g) Powder
  • ON-THE-GO NUTRITION: 20 grams of clean, organic plant protein with 44 superfoods including organic grass juices, fruits and veggies and 6 grams of fiber to keep you satisfied
  • POST WORKOUT RECOVERY: Help build lean muscle and boost energy with this power-packed meal replacement
  • VITAMINS AND MINERALS: This delicious chocolate protein powder is packed with 21 vitamins and minerals
  • MEAL REPLACEMENT SHAKE WITH PROBIOTICS: Tasty, smooth protein shake with 1.5 billion CFU probiotics and enzymes for easy digestion
  • VEGAN PROTEIN POWDER: Organic, gluten free, Star-K kosher, vegan, dairy free, soy free, Informed Choice Certified (Trusted by Sport), non-GMO whole food protein
Best Seller No. 18
Pure Food Real Meal Replacement Powder | Organic, All Natural, Plant-based | 26g Protein, High Fiber, Low Carb, No Sugar, Free of Gluten, Dairy, Soy | Raw Cacao Flavor | 530 Gram (1.2 Pound) Tub
  • EVERYTHING YOUR BODY NEEDS, NOTHING IT DOESN'T. Real Meal has 26g protein, zero sugar, and no junk.
  • A COMPLETE MEAL IN MINUTES. Mix with water, milk, or plant milk for a full meal in under 2 minutes.
  • BUILD AND REPAIR LEAN MUSCLE. 4.2 grams of BCAAs and a plant protein blend with a PDCAA of 1.0.
  • PERFECT FOR LOW CARB DIETS. 9g net carbs, 7g fiber, and MCTs as a healthy fat source. Keto-friendly.
  • SUPPORT A SMALL BUSINESS THAT GIVES BACK. We donate 5 meals to hungry families in need for each sale.
Best Seller No. 19
Orgain Organic Plant Based Meal Replacement Powder, Creamy Chocolate Fudge, 2.01 Pound, 1 Count, Vegan, Non-GMO, Gluten Free, Packaging May Vary
1,256 Reviews
Orgain Organic Plant Based Meal Replacement Powder, Creamy Chocolate Fudge, 2.01 Pound, 1 Count, Vegan, Non-GMO, Gluten Free, Packaging May Vary
  • Includes 1 (2.01lb) Organic Plant Based Creamy Chocolate Fudge Meal Power
  • Ideal for healthy, on-the-go nourishment for men, women, and kids. Whether you are a busy professional, mom, dad, athlete or student, these are great for busy lifestyles, meal replacement, weight management, on-the-go meals, and post workouts. Mix with water for a smooth, creamy and delicious taste.
  • 20 grams of organic plant-based protein, 8 grams organic fiber, no sugar added, organic fruit and veggie blend plus greens and sprouts blend, food-based vitamins and minerals, 220 calories per serving
  • Gluten free, kosher, vegan, non-GMO, soy free, dairy free, carrageenan free, and no artificial ingredients
  • USDA Organic
SaleBest Seller No. 20
SlimFast – Advanced Nutrition High Protein Smoothie Powder – Meal Replacement – Vanilla Cream – Great Taste – Great for Recipes – 11 oz. Canister
255 Reviews
SlimFast – Advanced Nutrition High Protein Smoothie Powder – Meal Replacement – Vanilla Cream – Great Taste – Great for Recipes – 11 oz. Canister
  • PART OF THE SLIMFAST PLAN - The SlimFast Plan offers flexibility and simplicity to make losing weight as easy as 1 - 2 - 3, this clinically proven process helps you lose weight fast and keep it off
  • CURBS HUNGER CRAVINGS: SlimFast Advanced Nutrition High Protein Smoothie Powder is an exceptional meal replacement product that curbs hunger cravings for up to four hours
  • PACKED WITH PROTEIN, VITAMINS, & MINERALS: The Smoothie Powder by SlimFast contains 20g of protein along with 24 essential vitamins and minerals that provide your body with the nourishment to sustain energy for hours
  • GREAT TASTE - SlimFast has received multiple awards from Men's Health and OK! Magazine as well as the Chef's Best Taste Award for its exceptional-tasting formula, these meal replacement smoothies can also be used as an ingredient in several recipes
  • HELPS IN DIGESTION: Unlike other meal replacement products, SlimFast Advanced Nutrition High Protein Smoothie Powder also contains 5 grams of fiber, which helps in digestion

Can you lose weight with a Meal Replacement Shake?

Unlike protein shakes, a meal replacement shake is intended to provide the nutrition of a full meal. Some come prepared in a can or bottle, while others come in a powdered form that can be mixed with milk or water. Most meal shakes contain 200–400 calories and a good amount of protein, fiber and essential vitamins and minerals.For this reason, a meal replacement shake is a convenient way to get a healthy, low-calorie meal on the go.

However, their ingredients and nutrient compositions can vary substantially, with various proportions of protein, carbs and fat. Here is a complete overview of whether or not these shakes help with weight loss.

Meal Replacement Shakes May Help You Avoid Unhealthy Meals

A meal replacement shake is portable and convenient, and they may help you resist the temptation to indulge in unhealthy processed foods. In fact, one of the biggest barriers to losing weight is the time it takes to prepare healthy meals. When you are stressed or in a hurry, it’s much easier to grab a processed convenience food or give in to fast food. Unfortunately, typical processed foods can seriously derail your weight loss efforts. Most are full of sugar, refined carbs and artificial ingredients, in addition to lacking beneficial nutrients.

Furthermore, processed foods that are high in sugar, salt and fat activate the pleasure centers of the brain, which can also lead to overeating. Conversely, meals made from healthy, whole foods are best for losing weight, but that is not always practical with a busy schedule. A meal replacement shake is easy to drink on-the-go and a significantly healthier alternative to fast foods.

Meal Replacement Shakes Provide Nutrients That Traditional Diets May Be Lacking

Meal replacement shakes are designed to provide all of the nutrients that you should consume in a complete meal. When you cut back on calories, it can be difficult to get all of the nutrients you need from your diet. Shakes are often fortified with nutrients, which might fill your nutrient gap while you are cutting back on calories. The best meal replacement shakes contain protein, fiber and essential vitamins and minerals.

For example, many commercial shakes are a good source of nutrients such as calcium, potassium, iron and vitamin D, which many people are lacking in their diets.

Meal Replacement Shakes May Help You Lose Weight Faster

Reducing your calorie intake is key to losing weight. However, sticking to a low-calorie diet can be challenging, especially if you end up feeling hungry. Meal replacement shakes can help you feel full while consuming fewer calories. Several studies suggest that replacing one or two meals per day with a healthy meal replacement shake may speed up weight loss. One analysis found that participants following a partial meal replacement diet plan lost 5.6 more pounds (2.4 kg) in three months than those following a food-based, reduced-calorie diet. Interestingly, fewer people following the meal replacement plan dropped out of the studies. This might be because it was easier to follow. Moreover, one review found that four out of seven studies reported significantly greater weight loss with meal replacements than a traditional diet. Yet, the other three studies found no difference in weight loss.

Also, one study found that those consuming a meal replacement shake lost the same amount of weight as those consuming a low-fat, low-calorie, controlled diet. Furthermore, some studies have found that meal replacement shakes boost weight loss in diabetics.

In one study, liquid meal replacements led to 1–2% greater weight loss in obese subjects with type 2 diabetes than a diet based on the diabetic exchange system. Those consuming the meal replacements also had lower fasting blood sugar and LDL cholesterol levels. Another study found that meal replacement shakes in those with type 2 diabetes contributed to slightly greater weight loss than conventional dieting. Meal replacement shakes may also help with weight maintenance after weight loss has been achieved.

Some Are High in Protein, Which Helps With Weight Loss

Not all meal replacement shakes are the same. Nevertheless, many are high in protein, which is one of the most important nutrients for weight loss. Higher protein diets lead to greater satiety, which can help you eat fewer calories throughout the day. One study found that men on a high-protein diet reported fewer cravings and a reduced desire to eat late at night than those consuming a moderate amount of protein. Furthermore, high-protein diets have been associated with other benefits, such as increased lean body mass, reduced body fat, less belly fat and improved weight maintenance.

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