Meal Replacement : Another Way To Lose Weight…

February 9, 2007

37907386321.jpgOne easy way to convince patient in strategies to lose weight is meal replacement.  We have heard of Slim fast and locally Herbalife.  Both strategies use meal replacements in a form of low calorie drinks.

Theoritically, it is an acceptable option because you are not deprived of a meal.  The shakes are calculated to give you enough calories for the day but not too much to store these calories as fat.  The problem with these products is the expense associated with buying them because of networking and marketing costs.

Here’s a simple way to do just the same with similar results that’s easy on your pocket.  Meal replacement shakes are available in the market if you just have the time to look for them.  Being an endocrinologist, I usually go for the calculation of 40% of the total calories from fat but should be predominantly monounstaurated with around only 40% of calories from carbohydrate.  This to avoid a sudden surge of sugar after a meal.

I usually advise my patients to replace their morning meals and evening meals with a meal replacement shake.  My choice for this is the product of Nestle called Nutren For Diabetes.  It stands out over the rest because of its whey protein content.   As we know, whey protein contains high levels of both essential and non-essential amini acids, and is low in fat content ideal for my diabetic patients.  The shake can be combined with a fruit ideally an apple, and a pear.  I usually avoid fruits with high glycemic load like banana or mango.

Patient can eat a regular meal for lunch. I also advise them to eat the Nutren Balance cereal bar as mid morning and mid afternoon snacks.  This oatmeal based cereal bar is also calculated with enough calories to avoid weight gain but has enough fiber bulk to delay hunger.

The whole day should end with plenty of water, one multivitamin per day and of course for weight maintenance, daily exercise like walking.

Make sure though you feedback me if this strategy worked for you….

Meal Replacement: Another Alternative to A Healthy Weight Loss Strategy!

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7 Responses to “Meal Replacement : Another Way To Lose Weight…”

  1. none Says:

    where can i usually buy this nutren?

  2. mariz Says:

    where can i usually buy this nutren?

  3. Doc Gerry Says:

    Hi Mariz and None… You can buy the products anywhere nationwide or anywhere in the world as long as there’s Nestle. Please do give me feedback on your experience with the regimen.

  4. Rose Says:

    Thanks for a great post. Now we have a choice instead of the more expensive well marketd scheme of other brands that actually has the same benefits. Networkng scheme can really make a product look good but expensive.

  5. marvi Says:

    thanks for this tip on losing weight doc..
    been doing this for two days now and i feel great… 🙂
    starting weight 73kls…
    looking forward to tell you a month from now if this strategy works for me… 🙂
    God bless!

  6. Doc Gerry Says:

    It should work plus the discipline of course. Good luck Marvi and thanks for all your comments. They keep me more interested in blogging knowing that I am affecting the lives of others in a way. Keep thenm coming!

  7. Dhaly Says:

    Discipline and determination but of course it is much better if you have motivation which is a real big factor. Much of these things are achievable in a much better way with the help of a whey protein from whcih I currently doing right now. But it is best to consult your fitness instructor what is right for you.

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