Replacing your meals with shakes has been a weight loss… I do not want to say fad as some people have had amazing success losing weight by changing to weight loss shakes. So I looked into it a little bit and while for me personally I will always be an advocate of diet and exercise when it comes to weight loss, there are some people out there who do not want to do that and are looking for other ways to lose weight. So I have done a little research and actually opened my eyes up to how using a weight loss shake can actually get the ball rolling with your weight loss. So please read on to get a little more info on if weight loss shakes are something you should try.
Weight Loss Shakes Are Really Convenient
One thing that many people (my self-included) struggle with when they decide that they want to lose weight is the preparing of meals and buying the right food. If you already think that dieting is “boring”, then having to go to the supermarket, buy the right food and then make all your meals can seem like a real chore. So with that being said you can clearly see why just grabbing a shake from the fridge for your breakfast or your lunch is so much easier and convenient than actually making the food yourself. Most diet shake diets are aimed at having a shake for breakfast and lunch and then a healthy dinner. So if you wake up and cannot be bothered making anything healthy, well, rather than reaching for the box of sugar filled cereal you can just grab your shake!
They Can Give Your Weight Loss A Boost
Now even many MD’s have agreed on this one! The fact is that sometimes your weight loss can hit a brick wall and despite you truly thinking you are doing the right things when it comes to your diet, you are not dropping any weight. It has been shown that switching to diet shakes for a couple of weeks can help get a person’s diet back on track. Of course you then have to go back to your normal healthy diet, but they can help you get out of a weight loss rut you may be in.
Studies Show That People Keep The Weight Off
The sad fact is that most diets out there fail and the reason for this is because ,as I am sure you know, losing weight is darn hard! But weight loss shakes can make it a little easier for you. People who tend to use weight loss shakes for around three months and then start to substitute one of their shakes for a healthy lunch, tend to do better at keeping the weight off long term. So if you have struggled with a regular diet, then it is worth trying this out.
Weight Loss Shakes Are Not Magic
The major downfall of weight loss shakes for me is that some people make the mistake of thinking as long as they have a shake for breakfast and lunch that they can then eat whatever they want for dinner. Well, as much as I wish this was true this is not the case at all! Using a weight loss shakes will still see you having to follow the same basic rule of weight loss and that is burning off more calories than you are using. So while you may not be having to stand over a stove making your meals, you will still have to exercise and make sure you are counting the calories of other things that you are eating.
Should I Try Weight Loss Shakes?
Honestly, if you have struggled with more “regular” diets, then I say go for it! At the end of the day while I will always try to get people to change their eating habits to more fruit and veg, I understand this is not for everyone. So I say yes, give weight loss shakes a try and who knows, they actually could be the thing that helps you not only lose weight, but also keep it off.