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Very Low Calorie Diet Recipe | Meal Replacement Shake

This very low calorie diet recipe will help you keep your diet on track.

Finding yourself reaching for the junk food? Try this very low calorie diet recipe for a nutritionally balanced, ultra-convenient meal replacement shake to help you stick to your healthy eating plan.

Very low calorie diet shake

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What’s so great about meal replacement shakes?

1. Super-convenient: While it’s still important to eat a healthy balanced diet, nutritious meals aren’t always readily available while you’re out and about. Swapping in a nutritionally balanced meal replacement shake is the next best thing.

2. Nutritionally balanced: Meal replacement shakes often contain a balanced blend of protein, carbohydrates, fat, fiber vitamins and minerals, meaning you can ensure you’re getting the right nutrients in your diet.

3. Affordable: Meal replacement shakes are a super-affordable way to get a nutritious meal in, at around a tenth of the price of a supermarket ready meal.

4. Time-saving: Not got the time to make a decent meal? No problem. All you have to do is add water or milk and you’re good to go.

5. Calorie-controlled: If you’re looking to lose weight, it’s important to control your calorie intake – ensuring you burn off more than you consume. Meal replacement shakes are an easy way to track your calories without having to get your food scales out. Plus, research shows meal replacement shakes can safely and effectively aid weight loss1.

When you make healthy changes to your diet and exercise regime, but you find you’re still not losing weight, going on a very low calorie diet (which means eating 1000kcal or less per day) could be a more effective solution. Very low calorie diet meal replacement shakes can make it much easier for you to control your calorie intake than if you had to calculate the amount of calories in your food.

Very low calorie diets have been shown to aid long term weight loss, as well as improve certain illnesses like type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. They’re suitable for obese or very overweight individuals, and shouldn’t be undertaken for more than 3 months without a break.

6. Great for fueling your workout: You need dietary protein to fuel muscle growth and recovery and carbs for energy and muscle glycogen replenishment. Meal replacement shakes contain the perfect blend of both. Take around an hour before or directly after your workout for best results.

7. Filling: Protein is well-known to increase satiety levels (fullness), as it stimulates hormones that tell your brain you’re full2. Always look for meal replacement shakes with a decent protein content – look for more than 25g protein per serving.

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Vanilla Very Low Calorie Diet Meal Replacement Shake

You can simply shake Active Women Meal Replacement with water or milk and consume straight away, or try blending with your favourite fruit for a little extra texture.

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1. Simply place all ingredients into a blender and process until creamy and smooth. Add more milk or water for a thinner consistency if you prefer.

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Very Low Calorie Diet Recipe | Meal Replacement Shake

Nutritional Facts

Amount per serving

Calories 264kcal 90 Calories from Fat
% Daily Value *
Total Fat10g15%
Total Carbohydrates23g8%

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Jennifer Blow

Jennifer Blow

Writer and expert

Jennifer Blow has a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science and a Master of Science by Research in Nutrition, and now specialises in the use of sports supplements for health and fitness, underpinned by evidence-based research. Jennifer has been quoted or mentioned as a nutritionist in major online publications including Vogue, Elle, and Grazia, for her expertise in nutritional science for exercise and healthy living. Her experience spans from working with the NHS on dietary intervention trials, to specific scientific research into omega-3 fatty acid supplementation and also the effect of fast foods on health, which she has presented at the annual Nutrition Society Conference. Jennifer is involved in many continuing professional development events to ensure her practise remains at the highest level. Find out more about Jennifer’s experience here: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-blow. In her spare time, Jennifer loves hill walking and cycling, and in her posts you’ll see that she loves proving healthy eating doesn’t mean a lifetime of hunger.

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