6 easy ways to use Meal Replacements for Weight Loss

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Pay attention to that nutrition label! The grams of protein in your shake should always be higher than or equal to the amount of carbs you’re consuming.

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When you’re glued to your desk and don’t have time to grab lunch, shakes can be a healthy, convenient option. Keep a stash in your work fridge for those days when the vending machine is your only other choice.

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Some people really struggle to get protein at lunch, so drinking a shake that’s rich in that nutrient with a small salad can be ideal. Just make sure that your shake clocks in at around 200 calories while your salad contains about 200 to 300 max, so you don’t go over your calorie budget for that day.

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That same protein-rich shake (under 200 calories!) is the perfect way to stave off a three p.m. hunger attack. Remember, keeping your blood sugar stable is key for weight loss.

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Drink half of a meal-replacement shake 30 minutes before hitting the gym, then down the rest afterward. If you’re working out during your lunch break, this is a great way to make sure you’re fueled and full.

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You can soothe your ice cream cravings by blending a shake (or half of one) with ice and vanilla extract, says Mass. You won’t miss the sugar crash that comes with a pint of B&J.