One Reality TV show I enjoy watching is The Biggest Loser as I love to see people find themselves physically and emotionally while being taught effective ways to control their lives. On the show I thought it was fantastic that the contestants were taught about healthy food groups, meal portion sizes, calorie intake and maintaining a controlled balanced diet.
I was disappointed to see The Biggest Loser’s latest marketing campaign now advertising meal replacement shakes. I have heard of people who lose a lot of weight rapidly with all different brands of these shakes only to regain the weight and more, due to not knowing how to control their food and calorie intake once they reach their goal weight and stop taking the shakes.
A Double Choc Flavour Shake – per 55g sachet (255g prepared as directed) contains 209.6 calories.
Chicken with garlic & lemon – contains 180 calories
I know which I would prefer to digest, find more filling and has less calories.
Like most things, I guess in the end it all comes down to revenue.
Healthy Living Tip
To reduce your body weight by half a kilogram per week you need to cut 2000 kilojoules (500 Calories) a day from your current food intake or burn up another 500 calories a day in exercise. Note: 1 kilojoule (kJ) = 4.2 Calories