Replacement meals enable you to substitute certain meals, which are low in calories and are usually part of a diet framework to help you loose weight.
Eating sachets, milk shakes, or food bars containing few calories temporarily reduces the desire to eat.
Caution when eating replacement meals
- This type of diet consumed for more than 3 or 4 continuous weeks can cause certain deficiencies or cause digestive or cardiac disorders
- Eat only one replacement meal per day and to have two real meals per day: these meals must be balanced and not exceed the recommended calorie intake.
- Eat a piece of fruit or a dairy product with the meal replacement in order to obtain a more balanced meal
- Weight loss is easy if you do not exceed 1500 calories per day
- The replacements can easily be prepared anywhere.
- Meals are not missed or avoided
- The weight loss is fast, but stabilisation is difficult and the weight is likely to be regained quickly.
- The replacement meals are often eaten quickly and leave a feeling of not having had a real meal
- They can cause deficiencies, digestive and cardiovascular disorders
- They contain very little fibre
- They are expensive
- They can be unpleasant to eat
- They cause weariness, frustration and the feeling of having an empty stomach after having had one.
- There is often a desire to eat genuine food rather than a packet meal.
- This diet offers little choice when socialising at a restaurant or dinning with friends.
The use of replacement meals can have an positive effect for people who wish to lose weight but who adopt a well-balanced diet for other meals and who regularly exercise.
Replacement meals are not recommended for breastfeeding or expectant mothers, children and adolescents, tired people, deprived or having a great physical activity and for those with behavioural eating disorders.
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