Oh Gosh, been so busy for past few weeks!!
Remember the topic I’ve mentioned from the latest post about meal replacements? ”Next topic I will be writing about, it is nutritious to consume meal replacement. My ”parents” always say that meal replacement are not nutritious!”
Here is my answer: Well, first I would like everyone to think, what do kind of foods do you and your parents eat everyday?
Common foods:Cereals, white bread, milk, bacon, eggs, sandwiches, MacDonald meal, burger, milk tea, noodles, porridge, rice etc.
It is very normal for parents to feel this way as they have a concept in their of ”real food, solid foods”.
Yes I agree that foods can be fulfilling and nutritious at times, but they are not into account of oil, fats, carbohydrates and those high content of salt and sugar in the food. ”WHAT ABOUT MACDONALD?”
What meal replacement do is to give a lifestyle to remove those unwanted nutrients that causes someone to be fat.
In fact meal replacement can be even more nutritious as it is made for different individuals to consume everything in one meal. They have the most nutrients, minerals, and vitamin content in it. It is hard to find everything in a food that we eat like ”chicken rice”.
However individuals are not encourage to have meal replacement fully throughout the day, not because of ”danger” but because our body might not be adaptive to very low calories food for long as our body need to metabolize every time.
Most meal-replacement are known as protein-based breakfast, but do take note of the protein content, most are encourage to have majority of plant protein. Animal protein to be consumed from natural foods.
Another question I have received is: Meal-replacement are not natural and it is processed, it is chemical, it is not safe.
1. Do you drink Milo?
2. Do you add salt in your foods?
3. Do you eat biscuits?
4. So they are processed foods as well?
Well, don’t worry about meal-replacement being dangerous! As long as it is approved by the country’s government, you are using it correctly and you are comfortable with it, go ahead.