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Why We Recommend Meal Replacements

The process of losing weight can be difficult, but we want to make it as simple and efficient as possible. We recommend beginning your weight loss journey with a partial meal replacement plan to build healthy eating skills. It has been proven that meal replacements produce substantially greater weight loss results than conventional calorie-restricted diets of similar calorie content, not only because they are quick and convenient but also because they are convenient and quick to prepare.

What is a meal replacement?

Meal replacements replace meals or snacks with prepackaged, calorie-controlled, nutrient-dense products (such as shakes, bars, soups, etc.). They usually contain high protein levels but low calorie and carb counts, resulting in weight loss.

What makes meal replacement plans so effective?

Convenience:

To lose weight, it is important to prepare healthy meals promptly. Because meal replacements are easy to prepare and transport and require no cleanup, they're an excellent source of nutrition on the go.

Increased compliance:

Less decision-making is involved in meal replacement plans, helping prevent the temptation to eat high-calorie foods. The diet plan becomes easier to follow as a result.

Eating pattern regulation:

Due to their convenience, meal replacements can be consumed throughout the day as needed. Because you can avoid long periods between meals, you can stay energised and satisfied throughout the day.

Calorie control:

A meal replacement eliminates the need to weigh, measure, or estimate portion sizes, so you can accurately control how many calories, protein, carbohydrates, and fat you consume.

At your initial consultation, your Weightloss Coach Health dietitian will recommend specific meal replacements and explain how to select them. Choosing the right product from the many available can be confusing and overwhelming. Dietitians at The Weightloss Coach have curated a selection of their favourite brands and flavours, which can be purchased online.

 

Calories:

We don't place too much emphasis on calorie counting at Weight Loss Coach. To make reading labels easier, we provide some general guidelines. It is recommended for most people that meals should have 300-400 calories and snacks should have 150-200 calories. A protein bar with 160 calories makes a good mid-afternoon snack that will keep you full until dinner.

 

Carbohydrates & Fibers:

In our practice, we teach our patients how to calculate how many grams of their food will be converted into sugar by subtracting the fibre amount from the carbohydrate amount. "Net carbs" are calculated in this way. The net carb content of this particular bar is only nine. This compares to the 15g net carbs in a slice of bread (which only has 3g protein, no fibre, and is much less filling). There is a high fibre content in this bar and low net carbs. Fibre-rich items contain at least 5 grams of fibre per serving, and this bar contains 7 grams. By expanding in the stomach, fibre increases our feeling of fullness and helps move food through our digestive tract (relieving bloating and constipation). It can also help manage cravings by slowing down blood sugar absorption.

Protein:

You should consume at least 20 grams of protein per meal and 10 grams of protein per snack. In addition to slowing digestion, protein makes you feel fuller for longer periods. A high-protein diet can also increase the calories you burn throughout the day and help you maintain a lean body mass. You'll likely feel satisfied for hours after eating this bar since it contains 15 grams of protein.

 

In addition to meal replacements helping with weight loss, it's important to note that they're just one component of a successful weight loss plan. It is perfectly fine that some of our patients choose not to use meal replacements at all due to various reasons, which is perfectly fine of course! If enrolled in the Weightloss Coach program, you will work closely with your healthcare team to develop a personalized treatment plan that includes nutrition, physical activity, behavior change, and medication, if necessary. Developing new healthy habits and transitioning to a diet filled with real, whole foods are two of our goals to help you lose weight and keep it off for the long run.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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