- Ready-to-drink slimming shakes
Perhaps you have also looked at the shelf with slimming shakes or meal replacements. Such shakes are often intended to replace a complete meal.
However, we advise you not to opt for those kinds of ready-made shakes. Often those powders contain many additives such as fragrances, colors and flavors and preservatives and actually not that many good nutrients.
Lose weight with natural shakes
At Jasperalblas we work with natural shakes, also called smoothies.
These are drinkable meals that consist of various pureed ingredients.
Meals made from healthy, fresh foods are the best for weight loss, but that’s not always easy to do with a busy schedule.
A natural shake is an excellent alternative. That can be a very healthy meal replacement. As long as you make it with healthy ingredients, a shake contains a high concentration of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and healthy fiber.
This way you get all the good nutrients in a qualitative way and with few calories.
Ingredients for shakes
The main ingredients of our shakes are fruits and vegetables, but you can easily expand them with:
- Nuts (not salted)
- Seeds and kernels
- Greek yoghurt
To make a shake more liquid, you can also use coconut water, coconut milk or almond milk in addition to water.
Shakes are made by mixing all ingredients together with a stick blender or blender. By drinking shakes, you create a very healthy addition to your diet that activates your fat burning.
Can shakes help with weight loss?
There is some evidence that drinking shakes as a meal replacement can help you lose weight. There are a number of reasons for this:
They Can Accelerate Weight Loss
You lose weight if you take in fewer calories than you burn. But a low-calorie diet can be difficult. Especially if you get hungry. A meal replacement shake can help. It makes you feel full while you consume fewer calories.
Which can also help: a good, healthy weight loss shake contains a lot of protein. As you can read in our article on the protein diet, getting more protein can also help with weight loss.
Multiple studies show that replacing one or two meals a day with a healthy meal replacement shake can accelerate weight loss.
One analysis found that participants on a partial meal replacement diet lost 2.4 pounds more in three months than participants on a food-based, low-calorie diet.
A study also showed that in four out of seven studies, people lost more weight with meal replacements than with a traditional diet. On the other hand, in the other three studies, they saw no difference in weight loss.
So there seems to be evidence that meal replacement shakes can help reduce calorie intake and boost weight loss.
Shakes are a better choice than fast food
When you’re stressed or in a rush, it’s all too easy to opt for a ready meal or fast food dish. But they are often very unhealthy. They are full of sugar, refined carbohydrates and artificial ingredients, and contain few good nutrients.
In addition, eating foods high in sugar, salt and fat can stimulate the pleasure centers of the brain, which can lead to overeating.
By choosing a healthy shake instead of fast food, you have the convenience of a convenient and quick solution, but you also get all the healthy nutrients at the same time.
Natural shakes contain a lot of good nutrients
Eating fewer calories can make it harder to get all the nutrients you need. The best weight loss shakes contain protein, fiber, and essential vitamins and minerals.
With natural shakes you get all those nutrients in one go, but still fewer calories. This way you can meet your nutritional needs while still losing weight.
Jasper’s shopping list
A handy overview with healthy, low-carbohydrate and fresh products those are good to eat.
Pay attention to this if you want to lose weight with shakes
It’s best if you make your shakes yourself from healthy, fresh ingredients. A mistake that is sometimes made is that people go for vegetable and fruit juices from the supermarket. It’s better if you don’t.
All packs or bottles of juice that have a shelf life longer than 48 hours (and almost all of them are) are pasteurized. This means that the juice is briefly heated to remove any bacteria, fungi, viruses or other organs present.