Saturday, November 6, 2010

Meal replacements..

Ive never been a meal replacement type of girl…I love my food and I would rather chew on something rather an drink it, but on my quest to find out the benefits of high protein shakes and keep my belly from constantly wanting to eat a loaf of bread or bar of chocolate I have decided to find out what all the fuss is about!
there are a lot of products put out there on the market and they are not all the same…some are very calorie dense and some that claim to be high protein have less protein than a can of tuna, which brings me back to where I stated..why not just eat a can of tuna?!
So I went to explore the benefits of protein shakes on the word wide net…
Protein shakes are not just for body builders as it is believed. Protein shakes can improve strength and reshape body and that is not only to gain muscles. A protein shake has sugar and protein in, and it is to be taken after workouts to ease damage to muscles due to a hard workout. Proteins are needed to repair damaged done to body during the extreme work out because protein is a muscle tissue builder.
If the body does not get proteins after working hard it starts to break down muscle tissue without mercy.  A whey protein and simple sugar in the shake will absorb and digest very fast in the body and that is why it is better to intake whey protein and simple sugar shake after workouts. A quick absorption allows nutrients to recover body. This is especially used by body builders who want to get rid of fats in body and want to lose weight at the same time.
A whey protein shakes is the answer for women too, because whey protein contains soy protein and it helps women get rid of cellulite. And if whey protein aids in managing weight then a whey protein shakes for weight loss in women are pretty useful. There are many women who have enjoyed their weight loss process with these protein shakes for women to lose weight. And there are some protein shakes made just for women.

When you are hungry in the middle of the afternoon how easy is it to race to the local lunch bar or deli to ‘grab a quick bite’ or slip a few coins into the vending machine down the hall for an afternoon ‘energy boost’?
Unfortunately the food on offer from these sources is usually nutritionally sub-standard for maintaining top condition, and if you habitually eat these foods, you can rest assured that lean, toned body will slowly become soft and flabby!
So how do you balance a good work ethic whilst still maintaining great shape? The answer lies in having a meal that fulfils the criteria of being quick, easy, convenient and healthy: Meal Replacements!
As was mentioned before the best meal replacements (MRs) encompass a range of whole-food alternatives including, protein powders (low in carbs), meal replacement powders (moderate carbs), mass gaining powders (high in carbs), meal replacement bars and Ready-to-Drinks (RTDs).
Each type offers controlled portions of carbohydrate, protein and fat as well as substantial amounts of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. These engineered meals are rapidly becoming the ‘Fast Food of the New Millennium’.

sorting through the maze of information that is out there and reading this im more inclinded to try them out, as i feel theres is something missing from my diet when the hunger kicks in at the most inconvient times, maybe this is the answer for me..
Im off to do some investigating stay tuned for a further post 
have a lovely day.

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