Hitting a Brick Wall in Your Weight Loss Efforts? How Meal Replacements Can Help
Sticking to a diet for any length of time can be difficult and even those who make the most dedicated efforts often hit a plateau that makes it easy to give up. If you’ve found yourself in either situation, you’ll be happy to know how meal replacements can help.
Accurately estimate calories
If you think you’re accurately estimating the number of calories you’re eating each day but the scale refuses to budge, meal replacements may be your answer. Pre-packaged or pre-measured foods allow the dieter to be aware of the exact amount of calories ingested each day instead of guessing. It can also help on those days when you just don’t have time to pack a healthy lunch to take to work or other activities outside the home.
Meeting nutritional needs
Packed with all of the essential nutrients you need, you don’t even have to worry about planning and cooking a complicated meal that may or may not have what your body needs to get through the day. If you don’t meet your body’s nutritional needs, it makes losing weight more difficult and can also have an adverse effect on your health.
Meal replacements can stop the temptation to grab unhealthy snacks in its tracks, lessening the chance that you’ll indulge in a sugary or fattening treat.
HealthSmart offers excellent options for meal replacements including the very tasty Chocolate Shake, while the Proti-Thin shakes are available in a heavenly chocolate, strawberry and vanilla. With their high protein content, you’ll not only get great taste but prolonged energy and essential vitamins and minerals; sweetened with fructose and not sugar, these also offers a low glycemic boost.
For the best results, incorporate these products into your diet and consider the following tips, including:
- Write down everything you eat as well as any physical activity every day in order to analyze and identify increases in eating or decreases in exercise.
- Make sure you’re eating enough. Eating less than 1,200 calories per day can backfire and slow your metabolism.
- Move as often as possible. If you have a sedentary job, get up and walk around every hour, take a walk at lunchtime and choose the stairs instead of the elevator. Moving at every opportunity is an easy way to burn more calories and achieve success.
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