Low Calorie Mix
Is Meal Replacement Shake for me?
If, like many people, your day consists of energy peaks and valleys as you battle hunger cravings and fatigue, Beachbody's Meal Replacement Shake could be just the ticket you're looking for. Every serving is protein rich, and provides enough carbohydrates and fiber so your energy level won't take a dive before your next meal.
This delicious drink will help keep you in your ideal zone, so you can continue feeling energized and satisfied throughout the day. It's a complete meal in a glass, and is one of the quickest and easiest ways to ensure you get the nutrients you need when you don't have time for a sit-down meal.
The combination of whey and soy protein has been extensively researched worldwide, and the possible benefits are varied and many. Most of this research has been geared toward the amino acid profiles and the ability to aid exercise recovery and fat burning over time. Many studies show evidence of strong antioxidant properties associated with soy protein, particularly soy protein isolates, which are used in this formula. There is also some evidence to suggest that whey protein potentially plays a role as an anti-carcinogen.*
How much do I take?
One scoop (36 grams, about 1/3 cup) provides 130 calories, 14 grams of protein, 13 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fat, and 2 grams of dietary fibera small meal in itself when mixed with water, but also light enough to be mixed with milk, juice, or into a smoothie.
How do I prepare it?
Mixing Meal Replacement Shake with water is the simplest and lowest-cal way to go. You can also blend it into a fruit smoothie, sprinkle it over cereal or dessert, or just mix it with nonfat or soy milk for a highly nutritious (and decadent!) snack.
STUDIES (More can be found at the NCBI site, PubMed)
- Burke DG, Chilibeck PD, Davidson KS, Candow DG, Farthing J, Smith-Palmer T. The effect of whey protein supplementation with and without creatine monohydrate combined with resistance training on lean tissue mass and muscle strength. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2001 Sep;11(3):349-364.
- Bounous G. Whey protein concentrate (WPC) and glutathione modulation in cancer treatment. Anticancer Res. 2000 Nov-Dec;20(6C):4785-9472.
- Stroescu V, Dragan J, Simionescu L, Stroescu OV. Hormonal and metabolic response in elite female gymnasts undergoing strenuous training and supplementation with SUPRO Brand Isolated Soy Protein. J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 2001 Mar;41(1):89-94.
- Swain JH, Alekel DL, Dent SB, Peterson CT, Reddy MB. Iron indexes and total antioxidant status in response to soy protein intake in perimenopausal women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2002 Jul;76(1):165-171.
- Clarkson TB. Soy phytoestrogens and cardiovascular disease. J Nutr. 2002 Mar;132(3):566S-569S.
- German study finds whey protein supplement boosts antioxidants. Treatmentupdate. 2001 May;13(1):2.
- Aoyama T, Fukui K, Nakamori T, Hashimoto Y, Yamamoto T, Takamatsu K, Sugano M. Effect of soy and milk whey protein isolates and their hydrolysates on weight reduction in genetically obese mice. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2000 Dec;64(12):2594-2600.
- Tada O, Yokogoshi H. Effect of different dietary protein composition on skeletal muscle atrophy by suspension hypokinesia/hypodynamia in rats. J Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo). 2002 Apr;48(2):115-119.
- Horn-Ross PL, Hoggatt KJ, Lee MM. Phytoestrogens and thyroid cancer risk: the San Francisco Bay Area thyroid cancer study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2002 Jan;11(1):43-9.
Warning: Although highly nutritious, Beachbody's Meal Replacement Shake does not meet all of your daily dietary needs (it does not have enough fat, for example), and should not be the only thing you consume throughout any given day.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.