Why Meal Replacements for Weight Loss?

Herbalife F1 shakes and bars are Meal Replacements to be used as a weight management tool. For this reason, they are widely consumed to replace daily meals. If the objective is to lose weight, the recommendation is to have 2 shakes (or bars) a day plus a balanced meal while to maintain weight, the strategy will be to have 1 shake (or the F1 Express Bar) a day plus 2 balanced meals.

The beneficial effect of F1 shakes and bars relies on being a nutrient a dense meal meaning that it has a concentrated amount of nutrients (high protein) within a low caloric range. One shake serving provides around 200kcal and 18g of protein (13g in the case of F1 Bars) when prepared with semi-skimmed milk. It provides more than 20 vitamins and minerals which is crucial for keeping an adequate nutrient selection while following a low-calorie diet.

Each F1 serving will also deliver essential omega 6 fatty acid- linoleic acid. All this nutrient’s selection assures that Formula 1 shakes and bars replace a meal in a way that provides most of the necessary nutrients expected to be present in a balanced meal but in the form of a shake or bar.

Excess weight and obesity are widespread issues these days, considering that around 40% of the global adult population is overweight and 13% is classed as obese.

Despite all the efforts that have been done to reduce it, obesity prevalence has nearly tripled during the last 40 years.

The fundamental cause of excess weight is the imbalance between the calories consumed and the calories expended that comes with the increased consumption of energy-dense foods, and the reduction of physical activity due to the increasingly sedentary nature of many forms of work, new modes of transportation, and urban lifestyle.

Therefore, the main strategies in order to restore the balance between calories consumed and calories expended would be to consciously create opportunities for a more active lifestyle and a healthy diet. But, as easy as it might sound, there are many people who struggle to make the right food choices, often due to the lack of time, the need to eat outside home, the increased portion sizes being served and the availability, convenience and palatability of high-energy but low-nutrient dense food.

Within this context, Meal Replacements for weight control can be an innovative and practical tool, especially for those to whom healthy food choices might represent a challenge6.

What are Meal Replacements?

Meal Replacements for weight control are ready-to-use or easy-to-prepare food products that contain a limited amount of calories packed with high-quality proteins and essential nutrients. As part of a low-calorie diet, they can be used to replace one or two meals per day to help manage body weight. The nutritional requirements for Meal Replacements might vary slightly according to the relevant jurisdiction. In European Union countries, there are very concise and detailed regulations on the nutritional composition –energy content, amount and type of fats, quantity and quality of proteins, and vitamin and mineral content which are needed in order to fall into the meal replacement category.

How should they be used?

When looking for weight loss, two of the main meals of the day should be replaced by these products while maintaining a reduced calorie diet. Apart from weight loss, Meal Replacements also help to prevent the lost weight from returning. In this case, the recommendation is to replace only one main meal of the day within the context of an energy-restricted diet.

How do they work?

According to scientific research, the use of Meal Replacements makes it easier to follow a weight management diet mainly because they offer a practical portion-and-energy-controlled meal. Besides, it is known that weight loss comes with an unwelcome loss of lean mass, Meal Replacements provide proteins, which contribute to the maintenance of muscle mass.

Why not to pick up your tub of F1 now and start getting all the benefits that this amazing shake brings you!