Meal replacement is a prepackaged portion of nutritious meal in powder form – soup, shake, snack bar, fruit drink, hot beverage, dessert pudding or lite entree.
Each portion contains between 100 and 300 calories and is designed to replace any of your regular daily meals – usually two meals are replaced for the day – breakfast and lunch.
Meal replacements are great nutrition for dieters, because they are low in fat and calories, rich in proteins, fibers, vitamins and minerals.
They are designed to supply all beneficial nutrients to your body in portion controlled amounts that will help you lose weight healthy way.
Meal replacement diet plan is a diet plan that combines meal replacement products for breakfast and lunch, and one healthy meal for dinner. Such a diet plan supplies your body with about 1200 – 1400 calories for women and 1600 – 1800 calories for men daily.
If you follow a proper meal replacement diet plan that includes fruits and vegetables as healthy snacks, then you can safely lose weight (about 2 lbs. a week at the very least) and keep it off 3 times easier than other low calorie diets.
Meal replacements can be safely used for weight loss by overweight or obese individuals with Type 2 Diabetes, but if you have diabetes, you must consult your doctor before starting the diet plan.