What Is Meal Replacement?
What Is Meal Replacement?
A meal replacement product is a shake, protein bar, soup, or drink that replaces a meal. These products are formulated to provide the caloric and nutrient balance for a meal and aid also aid in weight loss. Meal replacement can be provide replacement for a day full of meals or partial dietary replacement.
How It Works?
Meal Replacement offers a great weight loss option providing nutrient balance that is easy and convenient to follow. Meal replacement offers portion control, caloric balance, low sugar, and high protein; all properties essential for weight loss. Meal options are low carbohydrate; therefore, allowing for entry into ketogenesis and fat burning. The high protein in meal products keep you fuller longer and allows you to diet without excessive hunger.
5 meal replacements a day and make 1 meal on your own. That’s meal replacement for 2 meals and 3 snacks. You choose when you want the “on your own meal”! For example, you can make your own lunch or dinner, it’s all up to you.
Lastly, a meal replacement program offers consistency. By keeping meal options consistent we are able to replace drastic or unforeseen changes in the diet due to uncertainty or lack of preparation. This keeps the sugar levels in the blood stream consistent; therefore, controlling the insulin response to fat storage and reducing weight gain.
Active weight loss phase where you can expect to lose 3-4 lbs a week. Low carbohydrate, low calorie, and portion controlled meals and snacks along with high protein allows for less cravings and better hunger control. All meals are pre-planned and easy to stick to.
All meal products meet American Heart Association guidelines for fat balance.
Transition into a plan that can last a lifetime. During the evolution phase, carbohydrates and calories are slowly increased over a 4-week period in order to meet the needs for weight maintenance.
Grow in confidence as you move from a very structured weight loss meal plan to a more flexible plan that you create with the help of the medical team.
Weight maintenance is for life. It is not about perfection but realism and understanding that weight fluctuation is a normal part of the weight management process. You are now better equipped to make the right choices and apply all that you’ve learned to a lifelong eating plan that will stabilize your new healthy weight.
Why Do It?
Diet plays a huge role in weight loss but it is not merely calories in versus calories out. The macronutrient balance (carbohydrates, fat, and protein) is equally, if not more, important than calories.
Meal replacement allows for the proper balance of calories AND macronutrients and this is a very important key to fat elimination.
How Much Will You Lose?
The amount that you will lose is based on how long you stick to the program, your level of consistency, and your individual body and make-up.
The chart below represents the average amount of weight that you can expect to lose. Individual results will vary.
|Amount To Lose||Length of Program|
|40 lbs||10-14 weeks|
|50 lbs||13-17 weeks|
|60 lbs||15-20 weeks|
|70 lbs||18-24 weeks|
|80 lbs||20-27 weeks|
|90 lbs||23-30 weeks|
|100+ lbs||25-34 weeks|
Who should consider meal replacement?
Why Chose Abundant Health & Vitality Associates Meal Program?
*Consult individual insurance plan for details. May vary based on insurance program. All patients managed by Dr. Covington receive a Super Bill following visits, this can be submitted for reimbursement. For specific tax questions consult a qualified accountant.
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