AmBari's nutritionally balanced weight loss meal replacement protein shakes and smoothies have 12-30g of high quality protein and help promote fat burning and weight-loss. Each serving comes individually packaged for easy measurement, and mixes very well with water or milk.
Protein shakes have become a popular tool for those looking to lose weight. These on-the-go drinks promise to curb hunger, boost metabolism, and help retain muscle while cutting calories. But are they effective for weight loss? Let's break down the facts.
Protein shakes may support weight loss in a few key ways:
So by keeping you full, fueling muscle, and revving metabolism, protein shakes can support fat loss.
Replacing 1-2 meals per day with a protein shake is a popular weight loss tactic. Here are the pros and cons:
For these reasons, meal replacement shakes are best used alongside a diet of whole, minimally processed foods.
There are several types of protein commonly used in shakes and powders:
|Fast-digesting, ideal after workouts. Contains BCAAs.
|Slow-digesting, good before bed. Keeps you full.
|Plant-based. Contains all essential amino acids.
|Potential hormone effects.
|Vegan-friendly. Easy to digest.
|Lower in the amino acid cysteine.
|Vegan-friendly. Rich in omega-3s.
|Not a complete protein.
Look for a protein powder with about 15-20 grams of protein per serving. Avoid added sugars.
When used properly alongside an overall healthy diet and active lifestyle, protein shakes can be an effective tool to support weight loss and muscle growth. But real, whole foods should make up the majority of calories for balanced nutrition.
Allison is a seasoned nutritionist and writer with over 15 years in health and weight management. She's authored journals on medical weight loss and bariatric medicine, and has specialized in bariatric foods.
Reviewed By: Dr. K. Huffman
Dr. Kevin D. Huffman, D.O., is a board-certified bariatric physician renowned for his expertise in treating obesity. With over 10,000 patients and a reputation as a national leader in bariatric medicine, he has trained hundreds of healthcare providers. Dr. Huffman develops protocols and training materials sought after by medical societies, pharmaceutical companies, patients, and hospitals.