Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Meal Replacements

Exercise and nutritional boosters come in many forms from the protein bar to the herb-packed tablet or pill but studies have proven that the body absorbs more nutrients and sustenance from the digestion of actual food and meals than any form of supplement. Some want to lose weight, while others seek to build muscle or add mass, and there are all manner of products available to them that help facilitate this. Since it is known that the body gets more nutrition from the actual consumption of food than pill or powder form, meal replacements have become more popular for both losing weight and bulking up.

Generally speaking, these meal replacements are designed more for those who wish to lose weight. Many of them are concoctions which can "fool" the brain into feeling more satisfied from less food, meaning that even though you are eating less, you feel as though you have eaten plenty. Others work in different ways, most often by actually suppressing hunger. It may take a few trial and error purchases to find the product that works best for you and your needs but you can cut the time and expense dramatically by researching products online before you purchase.

One particular area that seems to be misleading is "Superfoods." These foods are said to be the healthiest and most beneficial of all but many of these claims have proven to be exaggerated. If you plan on losing a significant amount of weight, be sure to consult your physician first, especially if you intend to try doing so in a short amount of time.