7 Things You Need To Know Before Trying A Meal Replacement Diet
If you have other medical concerns that would require you to lose weight quickly and by a deadline, meal replacement diets might be a healthy option. "For example, I have patients that need a hip replacement and their doctors will say, 'I'm not going to replace your hip unless you lose 30 pounds,'" says Kumar. When weight loss needs to be achieved for a medical procedure to occur, then many patients are motivated to use these programs because it will improve their quality of life.
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These meal-replacement diets might help keep you accountable. "That's certainly where some of these programs benefit—you're put on a team, given a social media group, or given a coach," says Torey Armul, MS, RD, spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This community aspect can be beneficial for maintaining weight loss momentum and staying committed as the weeks go on. In fact, initial studies have shown that support groups—specifically social media groups—have been successful at promoting weight loss.
Keep in mind that many of these products aren't regulated, which could be cause for concern because these products contain added supplements. This means that "what's on the label might not necessarily be what's in the product," says Kristi King, MPH, RDN, spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. King cautions that some of these products could even interfere with some patients' medications. That being said, there are a few programs that are safely recognized by the Diabetes Prevention Program.
A meal replacement diet is never the end goal. "There needs to be a plan in place for when the meal replacement plan ends," says Kumar. Once you complete the program, it's important to create a support network to help you continue to move forward. Kumar suggests assembling a team of professionals to help you, and recommends consulting a physician, a registered dietician, and even a psychologist to transition off of these meal replacement products and safely continue your weight loss journey.
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