Sunday, July 12, 2009

Meal Replacement First Talk

Specially formulated meal replacements have been used in Australia for a long time as treatments against the rising rates of obesity and disorders associated with obesity. In many research studies conducted in Australia by the CSIRO and researchers overseas, meal replacement programs have been associated with successful weight loss.

To lose weight we need to take in fewer calories than our body needs. When this happens, we draw on our fat stores to provide us with the extra energy we require to function properly. In the long term, this means we lose fat, and in turn lose weight. These programs work by replacing meals like meal replacement shakes per day with specialised formula food, which are a complete meal. Meal replacement programs combine a meal replacement regimen with additional health supports such as physiotherapists.

The program is a combination of LCD (Low Calorie Diet) and the natural process of ketosis. Ketosis happens after 48 hours when body detects that it doesn't have getting enough carbohydrates to operate as it usually does. The body therefore 'switches over' to a different method of providing fuel for itself - your fat stores.

Formulated meal replacements take various forms, including powders, meal replacement shake, soups, meal replacement bars and biscuits. Some products are designed to replace all meals whilst others are designed to replace only one or two meals per day. The formulas contain adequate vitamins and minerals.

Meal replacement products are always very low in fat and often have added fibre. A good meal replacement program provides extensive educational material and recipes to educate people about healthy eating and lifestyle habits.

Major health organizations with an interest in helping the public to lose weight now suggest meal replacements are a suitable option for some people. Organizations such as the National Obesity Forum, the British Dietetic Association and Dietitians in Obesity Management UK believe meal replacements offer an alternative to other more conventional dietary treatments and may prove beneficial for some people. Meal replacements have been shown to be part of a successful therapeutic approach to weight loss especially when used in combination with lifestyle and diet education and professional support.

The first line of therapy for weight loss is a healthy diet (which provides appropriate energy) and regular physical activity. For people who have not achieved success with these first line therapies, meal replacements are an option to add to their regime. A healthy diet plan including meal replacements may result in the success they have been striving for. As well as cutting calories in a controlled way, many nutrition experts also think meal replacement diets are effective because they offer a structured plan and are the ultimate convenience food as they require little or no preparation or cooking. Furthermore, they take away the 'pressure' of deciding what to eat for two meals each day, yet still allow an element of choice for one meal.

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