The Advantages and Disadvantages of Meal Replacement Shakes!

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Meal Replacement Shakes!

If you know me you know you will always get the TRUTH, whether you like it or not ! (haha)! Here is my take on meal replacement shakes… the good and the bad!

Weight Management

Researchers at the University of Ulm published in a 2010 issue of “Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews” a study that found obese participants who used meal replacements lost more weight in a year than those who reduced calories without using the replacements. You may get especially good results if you drink protein shakes as meal replacements, since we know that is protein more satiating than either carbohydrates or fats.


I personally agree that Meal replacement shakes are less beneficial when it comes to total nutrition, however with our food supply continuously becoming more compromised the shakes actually serve a vital part in getting our daily nutrients. Now we know that shakes can’t provide all the nutritional components of every whole food. That is why we recommend a balanced nutrition plan that includes 1-2 shakes per day.


Shakes have a definite advantage over full meals hen it comes to convenience. They’re easy to take with you, quick to drink and simple to prepare.


Trying to lose weight or change your physique with only meal replacement shakes isn’t a sustainable strategy. We highly recommend clients work with our team to develop a custom nutrition plan that incorporates meal replacement shakes.


Before you begin regularly replacing meals with shakes, get approval from your doctor or a registered dietitian.

To conclude: Trust me, I will only recommend a product if I have personally used it for SIX MONTHS or more. Call me crazy but my integrity and credibility depends on it. People TRUST me, I want relationships that are lifelong…not a quick fix.

With that said, I highly recommend the Isagenix nutrition system. If you have questions please feel free to email me directly at

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