Posted by Patrick Blackford, BS, CSCS
Meal replacement shakes have been a popular product linked to weight loss when combined with a reduced calorie diet. Lean meal replacement shakes are 43% more effective for weight loss than a reduced calorie diet alone over the course of 3 months. Consider this: if you and a friend were both attempting to lose weight together and you supplemented your diet with a meal replacement shake and your friend did not, you could potentially lose 14.3 pounds to your friend’s 10 pounds. Over the course of a year the meal replacement shake is 12.5-58% more effective for weight loss and maintaining weight loss. This number means that the meal replacement will not only help you achieve short term goals but also maintain consistent, long term weight loss. Try supplementing breakfast or lunch with the dotFIT LeanMR protein powder. Mix it with your favorite milk product and shake it up. Two scoops are good for 20 grams of protein, 7 grams of fiber and ZERO grams of sugar!
Source: International Journal of Obesity (2003) 27, 537-549.