Meal replacements are a convenient tool that helps with weight loss and weight management. Meridith Womick, MD, and the team at Metabolic Medical Center in Mount Pleasant, Charleston, Murrells Inlet, Columbia, and Bluffton, South Carolina, use meal replacements to help their patients achieve lasting weight loss. Call Metabolic Medical Center or book an appointment online today to learn about meal replacements and how they can help you manage your weight.
Meal replacements are prepackaged, portion-controlled food items — usually a shake or bar — that you consume instead of a regular meal or snack. Meal replacements are usually low in calories, high in protein, and fortified with essential vitamins and minerals.
Metabolic Medical Center takes an individualized approach to weight management. They know that no single weight-loss method or diet works for all and offer many options, including meal replacements.
Meal replacements are often part of low-calorie (1,000 calories per day) or very low-calorie (800 calories a day) diet plans aimed at fast weight loss. The team at Metabolic Medical Center conducts a thorough assessment before making any weight-loss recommendations.
If you need to lose weight quickly for health reasons, you might benefit from a low-calorie diet plan that includes meal replacements. Meal replacements keep calorie intake low so you can lose weight fast without risking nutritional deficiencies.
However, meal replacements aren’t just for fast weight loss. The team at Metabolic Medical Center may suggest meal replacements for people who have a hard time eating regularly or making nutritious whole-food meals.
Meal replacements offer many benefits for weight loss and weight management. Many people turn to meal replacements because they’re quick and convenient and provide the right number of calories. They also supply essential nutrients and help keep your hunger in check.
However, the biggest benefit of meal replacements is that they help you lose weight.
The team at Metabolic Medical Center determines how long you may need meal replacements. Initially, you may use meal replacements as a substitute for two regular meals and eat one balanced meal consisting of lean proteins (chicken, fish) and nutrient-rich vegetables (leafy greens).
Throughout your weight-loss journey at Metabolic Medical Center, the team offers health coaching and personal training, giving you the tools you need to take control of your body, your health, and your weight.
When you reach one of your weight goals, the team may suggest adding more whole-food meals and reducing your use of meal replacements, eventually transitioning to a whole foods weight loss plan.
You can continue to use meal replacements if you find that they help you stay on track or stop you from making poor food choices.
Call Metabolic Medical Center or use the online feature to learn more about meal replacements for weight management today.