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Meal Replacements: Your Burning Questions Answered

Meal Replacements: Your Burning Questions Answered

Meal Replacements: Your Burning Questions Answered

Meal replacements are a go-to when you need a quick meal fix. Our new Sealions Meal Replacements are packed with all the good stuff—protein, carbs, fats, vitamins, and minerals. They're perfect for busy bees who want to fuel up fast without sacrificing nutrition. There can sometimes be some confusion around them. Are they safe? Do they really work? And are they a good fit for your diet goals? In this blog post, we're tackling the top questions about meal replacements to help you navigate the world of convenient nutrition.

Why Use Meal Replacement Shakes?

Meal replacement shakes are designed to provide a nutritionally balanced meal, packed with essential vitamins and minerals. Convenient and portable, they can help make sure you’re getting all the nutrients your body needs even if you’re cutting back on calories, which may be more difficult on a traditional calorie-reduced diet.

Can I Use Meal Replacements If I’m Pregnant or Breastfeeding?

No - pregnancy and breastfeeding are critical periods when the nutritional needs of both the mother and the growing baby are heightened. While meal replacements can be convenient, they may not provide the comprehensive nutrition required during these stages. It's recommended that pregnant and breastfeeding women prioritise whole, nutrient-rich foods to ensure optimal health for both them and their babies.

Why Do Meal Replacements Contain So Many Sugars?

Our Sealions Meal Replacements provide no added sugar. Around 8g of the natural sugars is coming from the 37.5g of powder and around 12g is naturally occurring in the 250ml of skimmed milk.

Will I still Be Hungry After a Meal Replacement Shake?

Our Meal Replacements are high in protein and dietary fibre which helps to keep you feeling fuller for longer, however, it’s important to make sure you’re still consuming a balanced and varied diet alongside your shakes! While a nutritious and convenient option, meal replacement shakes shouldn’t replace all food in your diet.

How Often Should I Drink Meal Replacement Shakes?

For individuals wanting to maintain their weight, replacing just one meal per day with a shake can be beneficial. If you’re on a weight loss journey and are looking for some additional support, replacing 2 meals a day can help reduce your daily calorie intake while still providing the nutrition you need.

Can Meal Replacement Shakes Help Me Lose Weight?

Research suggests that meal replacement shakes can be beneficial for weight loss, with studies showing significant reported improvements in physical and mental health, energy, and vitality, and even reduced hunger in comparison to individuals following a calorie-reduced diet consuming traditional foods.