Meal Replacement Products
Meal replacements are products presented as a replacement for one or more meals of the daily diet. They are used alongside conventional food, as part of an energy restricted diet, to facilitate and maintain weight loss.
Meal replacement products (MRPs) are low-calorie meals taken in place of breakfast, lunch or dinner. They contain between 200kcal and 400kcal and come in pre-rationed form. This makes it easier for people who are looking to lose or maintain weight to control their calorie intake, as they no longer need to control their portions like they would need to do with ‘normal foods’.
The composition of MRPs is based on the latest scientific research to ensure that products provide consumers with nutritionally complete meals, while promoting weight loss and weight management. MRPs contain protein, carbohydrates and fat and are also fortified with multiple vitamins and minerals. This makes MRPs a healthier alternative to more conventional dieting methods through ‘normal foods’, as the intake of adequate levels of essential nutrients is guaranteed.
MRPs can be made into, among other things, snacks, bars, drinks and soups. Shakes are available in a pre-made form or powder, and in a variety of flavours. MRPs are general foods that can be used with no medical supervision. They are simple and easy to prepare, making it easier to achieve weight loss or maintenance on the go.