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Are protein powders good for meal replacements?

Dr Covington answers your questions


The trick is making sure that you are not only using the correct protein but also using the right nutrient balance, macronutrient balance, portion control, and calories – so using a meal replacement program that has already formulated this for you is best.

All protein is not created equal!

The benefit of meal replacement is that the protein is supplemented with vitamins and nutrients. The benefit of using protein as a meal replacement is staying fuller longer and maintaining lean muscle along with basal metabolic rate (calories burned 24 hours a day without exercise).

Check out our protein meal replacement program. We have protein shakes but also protein bars, protein oatmeal, protein pancakes, soups, and other items so that you can have variety in your meal replacement diet. If you are looking to lose weight, our meal replacement program helps with that as well!

Can protein powder be mixed with just plain water?


The quality and taste of the protein mixed with water will depend on the quality of the protein that you choose. Always use high quality protein powder. Our protein is sourced from New Zealand which is known for the best and healthiest cows on the planet; therefore the purest and freshest milk and whey protein available.

Our protein shakes are also great tasting and come in a variety of flavors.

They can be mixed with water or milk and in addition to shakes they can also be used as puddings for a healthy dessert!

Mixing with water increases the convenience of drinking your protein shake on the go – especially if it is available in single packets like our protein shakes.

Check out our Protein Shakes here

Learn more about the Meal Replacement Program

Try our Meal Replacement Starter Package 

Want to do meal replacement but don’t know where to start? Use our Patient Guide to Meal Replacement

Meal Replacement Free Tips Guide –> Here 

Yours Truly

Dr Covington


Is Phentermine an Amphetamine like Crystal Meth?

Dr Covington answers your questions.

No. It is not.

Phentermine is not an amphetamine, it is “amphetamine-like” meaning that it can bind to the same receptors in the brain and has a few similar actions but it is not the same as crystal meth or any drugs in the amphetamine class.

The major difference is the release of dopamine is much less with phentermine than the drugs in the amphetamine class and this is also why phentermine is not addictive like methamphetamine and cocaine.

The chief neurotransmitter released with phentermine is norepinephrine and serotonin to a lesser extent, there is also minimal dopamine released.

The appetite suppressing effects, increase in energy, potential insomnia are similar for phentermine and amphetamine.

We discuss how phentermine works in more detail along with other weight loss medications in this blog article (read here) → FDA Approved Weight Loss Medications & How They Work


Check out my Youtube Videos on Phentermine (below): 

How Phentermine Works 

Most Common Mistake Patients make with Phentermine


Dr Covington