6 Reasons to Avoid Meal Replacement Shakes

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If you turn to meal replacements because you have a hard time eating fibrous, bulky foods — whether due to older age, dental problems or a digestive disorder — relying on these products might cause your condition to become even worse. Sugar is linked to increased inflammation, dental decay, and fluctuations in hormones that govern energy and mood.

Instead I recommend trying some of the meal replacement alternatives below, which you can prepare ahead of time or even in bulk in many instances:.

If a digestive problem is the reason you choose to consume meal replacements, here are other tips for improving the way you digest your meals: From the sound of it, you might think leaky gut only affects the digestive system, but in reality it can affect more.

Click here to learn more about the webinar. Josh Axe is on a mission to provide you and your family with the highest quality nutrition tips and healthy recipes in the world Next Story - Shrimp Nutrition: Axe on Facebook 4 Dr. Axe on Twitter 2 Dr. Axe on Instagram Dr. Axe on Google Plus Dr. If you have high blood pressure you should talk with your physician before giving this option a try. Most pre-packaged meals are high in sodium and that can increase blood pressure.

Children can use meal replacements, but not the same ones marketed to adults for weight-loss. Brands like Boost and Pediasure offer healthy options for kids. Both contain protein powder and some flavors contain whey protein. But, there are potential interactions between medications and certain foods.

Talk with your doctor before using a meal replacement option if you are on prescription medications. Science supports the use of meal replacements for weight-loss. There are numerous research studies that prove it can work as a healthy option that helps the dieter lose and maintain. There are also multiple studies showing the benefits of protein powder, whey protein and meal replacements. You should keep use to a minimum no more than one per day , but some dieters get more benefit from adding in a very low calorie bar or shake as a snack to keep hunger under control.

I contacted the company and was told that they "reformulated" the chocolate. It is disgusting, even from a shaker bottle where you don't have to smell it. UNTIL this current reformulation Orgain organic powder is my new fave!!!!! First off, the short version: This is the worst tasting stuff I've ever actually put in my mouth, and I just ordered another tub.

It's amazing what the human body can get used to. The taste is bad. Like ground up elephant dung mixed with sand. A little about me: I also waited to write this review until after I had finished my first tub of Raw Meal and went to regular protein powder instead so that I could compare the results. Let it be known that I am not a raw foods, vegan, vegetarian, health or excersize nut or anything like that. Just a regular guy trying to correct years of eating and drinking whatever it occoured to me at the time to consume.

Part of my diet is a breakfast smoothie, which is where this product came in. I read the reviews just like you and decided to give it a go because I had no intention of drinking it straight, but instead was planning to mix it as an ingredient in my smoothie. The other things I blend in my smoothie include ice, juice, almondmilk, frozen berries, ground flax, and chia seeds. The first day I added this to my smoothie, I thought someone must have mixed up at the Raw Meal factory and put ground up latex paint in a tub and sent it over.

Anyway, I got that choked down, and decided to try it again the next day Every day it got slightly less bad and eventually became something I got used to like paying taxes, going to the dentist, or spending time with my in-laws.

The problem started one day when I made my wife's smoothie too thick Did I mention that I make a smoothie for both of us in the morning? The only difference between them is that she refuses to drink the Raw Meal and instead gets regular vanilla protein powder. It tasted like licking angel tears off a unicorn's horn. I couldn't believe it. Then I mixed up my Raw Meal smoothie and cried. I finished my Raw Meal about 2 weeks ago, and went back to regular protein powder.

There really is no compairison when it comes to taste. The only way they could make the Raw Meal taste worse would be if they somehow added durian fruit to it. New problem is that taste isn't the only thing to consider here. With the Raw Meal, I wasn't hungry for lunch until early afternoon. Now whether this is because it keeps you from feeling hungry because it's so great, or because it makes you a little nauseous for several hours is up for debate.

Now lets do some Pros and Cons: Absolutely everything that has to do with sensory percetion of Raw Meal. Taste, smell, sight, texture, etc. They are all really bad. Have I made that clear? Only some vegan who'd given up on life would think this stuff tastes good. It's really a good product, it just tastes like the south end of a north bound rhino. A couple of things I've found to make it tollerable: Mix it with more liquid than it reccommends. If you were to let it sit for an hour, you could probably lay bricks with it.

Never mix a banana with it. Bananas make it WAY thicker than it already is. You'd have to eat it with a spoon. Drink it kinda quickly. No need to sit around and sip this stuff.

I never even tried it without mixing it in a smoothie, and I never will. Do yourself the same favor, and at least put some juice or something with it. In conclusion, if taste is important to you, look elsewhere. If you can deal with putting this in your mouth and are more interested in the nutritional benefits, you can't beat this product.

Understand that your body will get used to it if you force it to. You'll probably be glad you did. I purchased this meal replacement on Amazon and in stores. I am disappointed in the lack of transparency in this company for not having a clear statement on it's product as a warning for health risks.

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