Protein and Fiber
When choosing a meal replacement shake, it is important to first examine the nutrition facts label and the ingredient list. The number of different shakes on the market vary in protein, carbohydrate and calorie content; some shakes even contain fiber. A shake that is high in protein can help promote satiety, or the feeling of fullness. It can also prevent blood sugar spikes by slowing the release of sugar into the blood, thus promoting a slow and steady rise in blood sugar. Fiber acts similarly to protein in this respect.
Portion Control and Calorie Control
Meal replacement shakes are portion controlled and therefore may be a very important tool for overweight people and diabetics who aim to lose weight. Energy balance is also a key factor in weight loss. The average meal replacement shake provides around 200 calories of energy; it is not considered a low-calorie food item unless it is used as it should be, as a meal replacement. If the energy provided in one shake is not enough to sustain you, consume something solid, like fruits and vegetables, to promote satiety.
Glycemic control refers to the maintenance of blood sugar levels as close as possible to the normal range – which is less than 6mmol/L – with minimal fluctuation.
Meal replacement shakes with an appropriate amount of carbohydrate are easily absorbed and can help normalize blood sugar levels.
Choosing a Shake
Although the Manna Low GI shakes were developed specifically for diabetics, it is widely used by people wanting to lose weight. The Manna Low GI shakes contain only 3 ingredients and are loaded with fiber, which help you to stay satisfied for much longer than any other shake on the market.
I’m only using the strawberry shake and blood sugar tablets for one week and I have lost 2kg. I have no cravings and don’t get hungry. I think it is really a great product. Would recommend it to everyone who wants to lose weight the healthy way. I have loads of energy. Looking forward to the rest of the month using it.