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The Biggest Meal Replacement Shake Missteps

A meal replacement shake is a popular weight loss technique that many people have heard about but not many people understand. This is your complete guide to meal replacement shakes, including what they are and which not to use.

What Is a Meal Replacement Shake?

A meal replacement shake is a shake, usually made by mixing a specially-formulated powder with water, that is drunk instead of eating a meal. They are usually low in calories, high in nutrients, and designed to keep you full, making them perfect for weight loss.

They are a simple and affordable way to cut calories and shed pounds. But not all meal replacement shakes will help you to loose weight. There are some that you should avoid…

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What To Avoid In A Meal Replacement Shake?

Bad flavours

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If you can’t even stand the way your shake tastes, there’s no way you’re going to be able to stick with it long enough to see results. So don’t waste your time and money on a shake that won’t bring you lasting results!

Instead, try on of our IdealShake flavors like mint chocolate chip, chocolate cream pie, and key lime pie that make losing weight taste incredible.

 

Too Many Calories

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Some meal replacement shakes are marketed to busy professionals who don’t have time to make or eat a meal. These shakes aren’t meant to help you cut calories: they simply replace a meal that you don’t have time to eat. So check the nutrition label to see if the calories are low (below 200) while also balancing nutrients like protein, fiber, and vitamins.

 

No Hunger-Blocker

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If your shake doesn’t fill you up and leave you feeling satisfied, chances are that you’ll end up negating any good that you did by drinking your shake in the first place by snacking and overeating. Most shakes only use fiber and protein to fill you up but a hunger-blocker, like Slendesta, can help to really keep you full in between meals.

 

Doesn’t Contain The Right Nutrients

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The point of a meal replacement shake is to well, replace a meal. A meal should have a variety of nutrients including vitamins, minerals, protein, carbs, and some fats to help your body function the way it should. In that case, so should a meal replacement shake. It should have essential vitamins and minerals, as well as a proper amount of protein, carbs, and fat.

 

Costs Too Much

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You want a shake that you can stick with for the long haul. Finding a shake that you love and that works for you only to have to stop because you can’t afford it anymore can completely derail your progress. Not only will you be able to stick with a more affordable shake for longer, you’ll be able to use your savings for other things, like buying yourself a new wardrobe after you’ve lost all the weight!

 

Is A Protein Shake

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If you’re trying to replace a meal with a protein shake, you’re missing out on vital vitamins and minerals, and nutrients like fiber. A good meal replacement shake will be nutritionally balanced to help you lose weight. It should be high in protein and low in sugar and fat.

 

What Is IdealShake?

IdealShake is a meal replacement shake range developed by world-leading nutritionists. IdealShakes come in a variety of delicious, dessert-like flavors sure to please any sweet tooth! With only around 100 calories per serving, you can feel free to mix things up and whip up a smoothie. And with our Smoothie Recipe Book and IdealPlan, finding recipes is easy and you’ll know exactly how to incorporate the IdealShake into your diet in order to maximize your weight loss results.

So besides tasting great, being low in calories, and coming with a plan to help you change your appetite and lifestyle, IdealShake is also affordable. At $1.67 per shake, you can’t beat the price! And to top it all off, IdealShake contains a unique, hunger-blocker that can help you crush your cravings and feel full for up to three full hours.

Get IdealShake today and start losing weight deliciously!



Kami Price

Kami Price

Head Trainer & Nutritionist

Kami Price is the Head Trainer for IdealShape. She is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, a Pn.1 Certified Nutrition Coach, and Certified Yoga Instructor. Kami has been in the fitness world for over 10 years and prior to joining IdealShape owned one of the biggest private gyms in Utah.


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