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Let's Chat, Diets:

Slimming Shakes & Meal Replacements

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Welcome back to Let's Chat, Diets! This week we tackle some controversial stuff in slimming shakes and meal replacements! We focus on two different products. Slimfast for the slimming shakes and Huel for the meal replacements. We are in no way receiving anything from these companies and are giving our own thoughts and opinions. Reason for choice is that Slimfast seems to be dominating the slimming shake market and Huel is something that both Bill & Andy use so can give a good account on what it's all about.

 

In this episode, we begin with the "birth" of slimming shakes/meal replacements and then dive into the contents of these products, if it's worth the money and explore the applications for them. There will be a lot of individual factors that will determine if these products are right for you and those around you but that's what we hope to clear up! For example, some of you may have never even heard of Huel! As with most things nutrition education is key. 

 

The final part of this episode is dedicated to that Chat Sh*t Get Fit buzz word "socioeconomics". Where we discuss are these products the future, putting meal replacements in schools and basically stuff along that train of thought. Tom compares the discussion to a dystopian future, and he may be right, but there are certainly some positives going forwards. We'd love to hear your thoughts.

Studies Mentioned

Effects of carbohydrates on satiety: differences between liquid and solid food

A systematic review and meta‐analysis of the effectiveness of meal replacements for weight loss

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