So how exactly do these shakes work? Do you just drink them and the weight magically falls off? Not quite. Like anything in life there is an explanation that makes sense.
When it comes to losing weight, you MUST burn more calories than you consume. This is best done with a combination of eating less and moving your body more.
Eating right can be extremely difficult in a world where Mcdonald’s and Dr. Pepper exists. The opportunity and temptation to overeat presents itself nearly every meal nearly every day.
On the other end of the spectrum, we have dieting which is really not any better for your health and waistline. Why? Because most diets fail. Backfire even.
Diets fail because they often restrict too much too quickly leaving dieters hungry, craving everything, and in a poor mood. Once you end the diet, you go right back to your bad habits, binge eat because you’ve been so deprived, and put the weight back on (or more).
It’s a vicious cycle, but meal replacements can help end it! Meal replacements are delicious ways to cut calories without starving or depriving yourself.
When should you drink a meal replacement shake?
Many people enjoy using a meal replacement for breakfast because they are quick and filling. Simply shake and go! Others prefer to have them for lunch or dinner. It’s really up to you!
I would suggest using it for the meal you struggle with most. So if lunch is when you tend to make poor choices and end up eating three cheeseburgers, try a meal replacement shake instead and save yourself hundreds of calories in the process.
Another opportune time to use meal replacement shakes is in the evening as a way to fight cravings. Next time you’re dying for something sweet while watching the Tonight Show, mix up a yummy shake instead of opting for that entire bag of Oreos.