Delicious Shakes for Weight Loss With USANA® Nutrimeal™
original blog from whatsupusana
Getting a well-balanced meal in the mornings or even at lunchtime isn’t always the easiest thing to do.
There are a few alternatives: one is to just skip a meal. But wait, breakfast tastes so good! We all know that skipping meals, especially breakfast could lead to low energy throughout the day.
Another one is to grab something convenient, but that’s not always the healthiest option, since fast food or a cafe muffin often contains high amounts of sugar and carbs.
Yet another possibility is to have a USANA® Nutrimeal™ shake, which will fill you up and curb your cravings.
Reach for a nutritious shake that will get you energized and could help you burn fat. USANA Nutrimeal is available in three different scrummy flavors!
These shakes will satisfy your hunger and seriously boost your weight loss game.
Every Nutrimeal shake will supply your body with the fiber and protein it needs to keep your energy levels high, support digestive and cardiovascular health, and sustain muscle mass.
USANA Protein Shakes offer a convenient way to get your nutrients so that you don’t end up grabbing something that might pack a lot of calories or carbs.
This is a great addition to any weight loss regimen because it’s a great source of nourishment that will help you stick to your diet plan. Because it’s chock full of nutrients, it’s also a great option for older adults as well as keen athletes.
Nutrimeal comes in three delicious flavors: Nutrimeal Free, Dutch Chocolate, and French Vanilla. These shakes are great meal replacements that have the protein and high fiber you need to keep your energy levels up and keep you full for longer.
Convenient and Balanced Nutrition
It’s important to get all the right nutrients in order to lead a healthy lifestyle. Your body derives its nutrition from the food you eat in the form of protein, carbohydrates and fats. Your body breaks these nutrients down and then converts them into energy.
The best way to make sure that your body is getting all the right nutrients is to follow a balanced diet with plenty of whole foods. But at times, this isn’t always easy and USANA Nutrimeal is a great substitute for a balanced meal that fits your active lifestyle.
Busy Day Ahead?
Nutrimeal is specially formulated to replace balanced meals by offering the perfect balance of protein, fiber, fats, and low glycemic carbohydrates.
It will satisfy your hunger and ensure that you have high energy levels to live your day to its fullest.
Why You Should Include Protein.
Protein is one of your most important sources of energy and is present in every single one of the body’s cells, organs, and tissues. It’s a major factor in having healthy skin, nails, hair, and muscles.
It’s best to ensure protein is part of every meal over the course of the day. It helps build and repairs damaged tissue, aids satiety and lets face it – protein smoothies taste great too.
Should You Include Fiber?
Fiber is also a vital nutrient that may people don’t have enough of in their daily diet. Nutrimeal is an excellent way to get both your soluble and insoluble fiber.
Soluble fiber dissolves during digestion and breaks down in the process; insoluble fiber on the other hand, doesn’t break down as easily. Insoluble fiber is also known as “roughage,” and helps keep your digestive system moving.
Both soluble and insoluble fibers are vital to your digestive health.
Add a teaspoon working up to a tablespoon of Fibergy in with your USANA Protein Smoothies to add more fibre and a thicker more creamy texture to your shakes.
So Protein Or Fiber…or both?
A healthy body needs protein and fiber as well as beneficial essentials fats, which help maintain your organs and cells and you also need them in order to get energy.
USANA Nutrimeal is one of the only proteins that include a substantial measure of healthy insoluble and soluble fiber, essential fats and high quality proteins.
Should I Eat Carbs?
Before venturing into any fitness regime, you’re best to consult your healthcare professional for guidance and support and to ensure you’re choices in nutrition lead you in the right direction.
However, in addition to proteins are low glycemic carbohyrates and this may help with weight loss and lower your blood sugar, in contrast to high glycemic carbohydrates, which can spike blood sugar levels and lead to a “crash” when these levels go back to normal.
Need A Boost of Vitamins and Minerals?
USANA Nutrimeal shakes not only taste great, keep you full for longer and come in a variety of fantastic flavors but they also have many vitamins and minerals such as potassium, which is essential for keeping the heart and the kidneys working properly.
It also helps to lower blood pressure by counterbalancing the effects of salt.
Take Control of Your Cravings and Weight Loss with USANA Nutrimeal
USANA Nutrimeal can be a great addition to your weight management plan, whether you want to lose, maintain, or even gain weight.
If you want to stay at the weight you’re at now, just figure out how many calories you need every day and how USANA Nutrimeal fits in with your plan.
Do the same if your goal is weight gain.
Losing Weight with Nutrimeal
If you’re looking to lose some weight, replacing some of your meals with Nutrimeal shakes can help you to cut calories and take control of your diet plan.
USANA has a 5-Day RESET program designed to get you into the habit of eating healthier and cutting calories.
The shakes’ low-glycemic formula are intended to keep you feeling satisfied and curb your cravings – you’ll probably fall in love with your first Smoothie, they do taste delish!
Will I get Cravings?
You might get cravings when your blood sugar level drops, which can often happen after eating foods with a high glycemic index.
This index classifies foods based on their effects on blood sugar levels. Foods that rank high on this index lead to a fast rise in blood sugar followed by a drop, which can make you have cravings.
This is your body’s way of trying to get you to get those blood sugar levels back up.
Foods that are low on the glycemic index such as USANA Nutrimeal keep your blood sugar levels balanced.
Your body digests these foods at a slower and steadier rate. Because you have fewer cravings, you’ll be able to choose what you eat next more deliberately. Getting into this habit can lead to a major lifestyle change with major results.
Another benefit of USANA Nutrimeal is that there’s no need to calculate how many calories you’re consuming. Each shake has just 240 calories (though Nutrimeal Free has even fewer at 230).
It’s easy to then figure out how many calories you’re taking in each day.
Feel Fuller Longer to Eat Less
I really don;t mean to repeat myself but fiber is kinda important and worth discussing again.
Dietary fiber helps you to feel satisfied and therefore to eat less. Sometimes, that’s a good thing.
By taking in fewer calories, you’ll be well on your way to burning fat, and whittling your waistline – and for Summer, that’s always good news.
Dietary fiber helps to slow the digestive process and fills you up to keep you feeling satisfied longer. This way, you can still feel full even when you eat less.
Protein: Maintain Muscle, Lose the Fat
Like fiber, protein is important for a weight loss program. It also keeps your hunger in check and contributes to weight loss as well.
Protein is responsible for sustaining muscle mass, which you’ll want to keep while losing weight. And after you’ve reached your goal weight, protein can also help to keep you at the weight you want while maintaining muscle.
It’s important to keep muscle mass because it is related to how efficiently your metabolic system works.
People with a lot of muscle and lower body fat often have higher metabolisms than those who have more fat, meaning that their bodies burn more calories in order to perform its functions.
The USANA Nutrimeal shakes fill your daily protein need and hence help you maintain muscle and eventually lose weight.
How to Make Your Nutrimeal Meal Replacement Shake
Take three scoops of Nutrimeal and put it together with 10-12 ounces of cold water into a blender. Mix thoroughly for 45 seconds.
There are countless other ways that you can tailor your shake to your taste. Here are some of our fan favorites. And here are a few tips:
- Use ice if you would like an even thicker consistency
- For an even more satisfying shake, add USANA MySmart Fibergy Plus Booster.
- You can add even more protein by mixing in dairy or non-dairy milk, yogurt, or MySmart Protein Plus Booster.
- Get creative with fruits, vegetables, and spices.
Stay satisfied and take control of your weight management with USANA Nutrimeal.
†For those who are sensitive to gluten: There is no gluten in Nutrimeal, though it is produced in a facility that processes other products containing gluten.
Nutrimeal is also on equipment that processes peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, wheat, sesame, and shellfish.
See full allergen chart