When you’re in a rush, you might have no choice but to skip a meal. Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, sells prepackaged protein bars and shakes that work as meal replacements, with the protein of a full breakfast or lunch. They’re low in the carbs and fats that contribute to weight gain, so you can feel confident that you’re not taking in unnecessary calories. Stop in at Dr. G’s or schedule an appointment to learn more about how protein bars and shakes can help you lose weight or simply replace a meal during a busy day.
Protein shakes can be a beneficial addition to your diet, especially if:
Protein shakes are great for helping you build muscle. If you’re dieting, the providers at Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness might recommend protein shakes as a replacement for certain foods that you’re cutting out to help you lose weight without feeling hungry. For example, if you’re trying to cut down on red meat, protein shakes can be an excellent way to get the protein that your body still craves.
Protein bars, like protein shakes, are high in muscle-building protein. They’re filling, so they work perfectly as a meal replacement during a particularly busy day. You can also easily carry them with you as a snack that’s low in fattening carbohydrates.
Your provider at Dr. G’s can help you figure out how to best fit protein bars into your personalized weight loss plan. While you shouldn’t consistently use them as a meal replacement, every once in a while is fine — and it’ll help you avoid excessive fats and carbohydrates.
If your provider at Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness suggests that you use protein shakes in your weight loss plan, there are a few times during your day when they’ll be most beneficial. Of course, you should follow your provider's instructions to comply with your personalized plan to maximize the benefits.
Typically, the best time to drink a protein shake is alongside your workout or whatever exercise that your weight loss plan dictates — walking, running, and weightlifting, for example. If you drink lots of protein shakes without exercising at all, they can cause you to gain weight.
If you’re thinking about adding protein bars or shakes to your diet, make sure to consult with your provider at Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness first. Call or request an appointment online today to maximize the effectiveness of your protein supplement.