A weight loss shake is generally intended to aid weight loss by serving as a meal replacement. As a meal replacement, you have to make sure that the weight loss shake you choose can provide you with the vitamins and minerals you need to function at your best. As they are intended to replace meals, they should not only be able to be full of vitamins and minerals but should be able to fully compensate for any nutrients you might have lost in skipping a meal.
Commercial or home-made?
Getting a commercially-available weight loss shake, either in ready-to-drink or powder forms can afford you the convenience you need to help balance your hectic lifestyle with your weight loss goals. However, that doesn't mean that commercially-available weight loss shakes are more effective than home-made ones. With the right ingredients, a home-made weight loss shake can be just as effective and possibly, even taste better.
Should you go for commercial or home-made? The answer depends on just how much time you have on your hands. If you're always on the go, then a commercial weight loss shake might be your ticket to weight loss. If you have time to spare, in the morning for example, then a home-made weight loss shake will be just as perfect. If you want, you can opt to have a commercial shake during the week (if you're busier during weekdays) and the home-made ones on weekends or vice versa.
Weight loss aid
Weight loss shakes, while effective in aiding weight loss, can only do so much. The real effort in losing weight comes in making full use of a fitness program that integrates both a healthy eating plan and an exercise regimen. And even after religiously following a fitness program, the real trick to keeping the weight off is to make the necessary lifestyle changes.