Go Mag Issue 68 | Digital Version

Shake It Up

As well as providing protein and nutrients, meal replacement shakes are high in fibre, to improve digestion. Plus, they have been proven to help weight loss.

What is a meal replacement shake? Meal replacement shakes are designed to replace one or more daily meals. Every shake contains the necessary vitamins, minerals, protein and fibre found in a healthy, real-food meal. By replacing at least one meal a day with a shake, you can easily reduce your daily calorie intake, enabling your body to achieve a calorie deficit by using more calories than you consume. How does a meal replacement shake differ from a protein powder? Food Standards Australia and New Zealand defines the amounts of protein, calories, vitamins and minerals required to replace a meal, and classifies these products as Formulated Meal Replacements. To be classified as such, the shake needs to deliver a certain amount calories, protein and specific vitamin and minerals that would be found in a standard meal. A stand- alone protein powder, however, does not necessarily contain fibre, vitamins, minerals or the right number of calories. Studies show that a partial meal replacement diet can achieve up to seven percent of weight loss goals in the first three months - nearly double the success of trying to lose weight without the meal replacement products.

What benefits do meal replacement shakes provide? Meal replacement shakes are helpful for pre- and post- bariatric surgery, weight management and weight loss and to support gut health problems, including coeliac disease and irritable bowel syndrome. They can help diabetics, by reducing sugar intake, and anyone recovering from surgery or illness, by increasing protein intake and minimising muscle wastage. Go Vita loves … Progranics Meal Replacement Shake , a low sugar, plant-based, dairy- free formula that has been scientifically formulated for weight management and safe, effective weight loss. Proganics meal replacement shakes deliver at least 25g of protein per serve while being a good source of fibre to keep you feeling full. They provide adequate vitamins and minerals and healthy fats for energy and brain health while supporting your metabolism. Proganics meal replacement shakes contain prebiotics, probiotics, and digestive enzymes for gut health.


ISSUE 68 • 2023

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