Meal Replacement Powders
Despite their name, meal replacement powders actually have a versatile use.
Despite their name, meal replacement powders actually have a versatile use. They’re designed to offer a convenient solution to a busy lifestyle and can indeed, be used to replace breakfast, lunch or dinner, when preparing food from scratch is not an option. If you’re looking for something to ‘take the edge off’, then meal replacements (MRPs) can be a good choice.
In terms of their macros, MRPs fall somewhere between protein powders and mass gainers (this varying across brands). They usually deliver around 15-20g of protein per scoop, but also contain a moderate level of carbs and fats, as well as micronutrients. For this reason, they’re ideal for post-workout consumption to support muscle recovery, and can replenish glycogen levels. Because they tend to be lower on the carb front, they can help to limit unwanted fat gain (goal dependent). This makes them especially useful for those aiming to increase their strength and improve muscle mass.
If you’re following a fat-loss programme, MRPs can allow for flexibility. When you’re pushed for time or lacking inspiration, you can be confident that you’re getting a good source of balanced nutrition. It’s not recommended that you replace meals on a regular basis – nor is it necessary. For long-term results, it’s best to always consider food first, and aim to make lasting changes to your eating habits, but to be aware of the value that certain supplements can bring. A reduced-carb diet with moderate levels of fat, adequate protein and veggies is the best way to achieve sustained weight loss.
Since most meal replacements include key vitamins and minerals, they can contribute to your health, well-being, and progression towards your goals.
Whatever you’re aiming to achieve, an MRP product can be a superb investment, so you always have a source of comprehensive nutrition to hand. Perfect for those who travel regularly, students, working mothers, and people who are generally, very busy!
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