At Rx Health and Wellness Weight Loss Clinic located in Owasso, Oklahoma, we strive to provide practical information to aid you on your weight loss journey. We gladly share our knowledge in a series of posts titled “From the Bedside”. In this article, Kristina Doolittle, APRN, one of our providers at Rx Health and Wellness Weight Loss clinic, discusses meal replacements and how they can help you work towards your weight loss goals.
By Kristina Doolittle, APRN
Everyone’s life is busy! With jobs, kids, extracurricular activities, and many other obligations, who has time to meal plan. Not to mention meals that are healthy and nutritious that promote health and wellness for us and our families. Meal planning is often not a high priority on our list, which becomes a major issue when making the commitment to lose weight. Meal replacements can be a great tool to help accomplish this.
Let’s face it, oftentimes due to our busy schedules, we either eat on the go, stopping at a fast food place or making a fast meal idea at home that is typically over processed and lacking in the proper nutrition our bodies need. We frequently eat too fast and unfortunately eat a larger portion size with excess calories leading to poor weight control. This can lead to an unhealthy lifestyle that over time can lead to obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and many other chronic life changing conditions.
What are meal replacements? Meal replacements are planned portions of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, fiber and protein content. Meal replacements provide an individual with a structured eating plan that can help maintain portion and calorie control leading to lower caloric intake. Utilizing meal replacements during your weight loss journey increases feeling satisfied, decreasing appetite, and overall improvement in weight management and health goals. The most common meal replacements come in the form of shakes. These are often very easy in preparation and are easy to transport for people that are on the go. This can help to prevent both overeating as well as deviation from your diet plan as it takes the guesswork out of meal planning.
Not all meal replacements are created equal, feel free to discuss with any of our health care providers at Rx Health and Wellness Weight Loss Clinic to find the one that will work best for you.
Rx Health and Wellness Weight Loss Clinic is located in Owasso, Oklahoma. Our goal is to provide the highest quality care and direction for our patients who desire to lose weight and live a happier, healthier life. We create customized weight loss plans based upon various factors with your goals and health in mind.