Welcome Guest. Sign in or Ask a qustion

Questions & Answers Do you have "life" questions? Search below and we hope to guide you with answers.
1 Answers

Is it ok to replace a meal with a protein shake?

Asked by: 1232 views , , , ,
Diet, Health

1 Answers

  1. Best Answer


    GirlSmarts on Aug 27, 2012 Reply

    You might consider protein shakes for meal replacements on occasion as often times they are loaded with nutrients that most people just don’t get in their average diet. Protein shakes are also very effective in helping your body recover after a strenuous workout and helps your muscles repair themselves.

    However, replacing all of your meals with protein shakes or diet shakes will not result in a well balanced diet and actually can be quite devastating to your digestive system because they are very low in fiber.

    If you drink protein shakes too often it is quite possible that you will develop diarrhea, which can be extremely unpleasant. You probably should only substitute a solid meal with a protein shake a maximum of once a day and be sure that the rest of the food you eat that day is nutrient-rich and has lots of fiber.

    Don’t forget to involve your guardian or your health care provider in on your dietary changes so that they can help your diet stay balanced and that you are getting enough calories for you to stay healthy.

    0 Votes Thumb up 0 Votes Thumb down 0 Votes

    Disclaimer: All health information on Girlsmarts.org is for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a trusted adult/guardian or professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Never disregard parental or professional medical advice or delay in seeking these because of something you have read on the Girlsmarts.org website. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call a trusted adult and your doctor or 911 immediately.

Answer Question