Everyone knows that feeling. The new year rolls around, the New Year’s resolutions are full flow and almost everyone says the same thing: “I want to get in shape this year” and “I want to lose a few pounds.” For many, diets will be their thing, for others, the gym. Regardless of which you choose though, you will be no stranger to using a weight loss shake.
These shakes aren’t the be all and end all, and are not going to be your magic fix-it drink for your weight. What they really are is a combination of proteins and other important macrobiotics to allow you to substitute a meal in your day to provide you with everything you need, facilitating your weight loss alongside an exercise routine.
There are a variety of different proteins or weight loss shakes on the market, so let’s have a look at a few of the best out there.
MyProtein offers a variety of tasty, high protein shakes suitable for any regular gym head. Perfect for replacing that midday meal with a shake jammed full of whey proteins and all the essentials you could need to help build muscle and acquire yourself the lean physique you are after. They offer breakfast replacement shakes and supper time shakes, or just your run of the mill meal replacement formula, perfect for when you are at work or on the go and just don’t have the ample time to sit down for a full meal. These are designed to be used along with a balanced diet and some exercise would be ideal, so those of you with a sweet tooth look out!
2: Jym/Pro Jym protein
Pro Jym protein is packed with high quality, high impact whey, casein and egg proteins, helping you build muscle (and subsequently, shred fat) alongside your usual eats and your exercise routine. It is designed to help replace one meal and/or one snack a day. Available in a variety of flavors, it can be quite the tasty alternative to that chocolate bar you were looking at on that five minute break you get midday.
3: 310 Nutrition
Each of 310 Nutrition’s shakes are specifically marketed as a Weight Loss Shake as opposed to the usual “protein shake/meal replacement shake” slogans plastered over all the other competitors across the market, and boast that they have taken the time to research and develop a unique blend of proprietary proteins called Tri-Plex (trademarked). These, according to their website, all play specific roles in absorption and fullness, which will keep you feeling satisfied for longer, and less likely to indulge in fatty or sugary snacks throughout your day. Ideal for those who may require more than just that added protein supplement in their diet and want a more wholesome, well rounded approach to weight loss.
4: Evlution Nutrition – Stacked Protein
Evlution Nutrition’s Stacked Protein shake has a 25g protein complex, along with 5g of Branched Chain Amino Acids and 5g of Glutamine to fuel you through your day. Suitable to sub in for a meal or a snack through your day, toss in a few oats and you are guaranteed to stay fuller, longer, and less likely to snack out and break your hard won dieting and exercise. We all know the leading cause of putting the weight back on is the temptation to snack and this will help you cut that out.
It’s an oldie but a goodie, and it has a proven formula to help you feel fuller and less likely to snack. People just keep coming back for more with SlimFast, and you could end up being one of those people. Quick and easy to prepare, needing only skimmed milk and a vigorous shaking, they are jam packed with 23 essential minerals and vitamins, coming in at 230 calories, and providing you with 15 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber. This is a mainstay of the weight loss market, and surely you can see why.
So there you have it folks, five of the most popular options for a weight loss shake, as voted and rated across many different weight loss communities. Many of these are advertised as protein shakes as opposed to “weight loss” shakes, but assuredly, more muscle means more fat burning potential, so just because it doesn’t specifically have “guaranteed to make you lose weight” written on the label, if you exercise and use the shakes in addition to a balanced diet, you will see your results.