Our expert says:
There are so many different, but very similar diet shakes available on the market, that you can buy anyone of the leading brands. You need to check the following: 1) Does the shake on its own and when mixed with fat-free milk, provide less than 2100 kJ per serving? If a serving of the shake provides more than 2100 kJ (which represents 1/3 of the daily dietary energy intake recommended for slimming for adult women of 6300 kJ/day), then it won't promote weightloss. 2) Make sure that the shake does not contain excessive amounts of vitamins and minerals. In total you should not ingest more than the RDA for each vitamin and mineral from products such as shakes. You will probably find that most shakes contain sky-high amounts of vitamins and minerals - far, far more than we need on a daily basis which is one reason why I am not in favour of using shakes. 3) Avoid shakes that contain all kinds of unnecessary diet compounds like 'fat burners, stimulants, herbal extracts, etc'. Most of these ingredients do not assist with weightloss and some of them can cause negative side-effects. I personally would recommend that anyone who desires to lose weight would use a balanced, low-fat diet and plenty of aerobic exercise to shed the kgs - healthier, less monotonous and often less expensive.
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