First of all, let’s get one thing straight: when most people say they want to lose weight, what they actually mean is that they want to lose body fat. If you’ve ever been a dedicated scale worshipper, you’ll know that the number you see can vary drastically day to day, impacted by so many things – from what you’ve eaten and how hydrated you are to the levels of your hormones too. So, if you’re looking to make a change to your body composition (and not just seriously dehydrate yourself to see a number on the scale) what we’re really talking about here is fat loss!
Despite the media forever trying to convince us that a new diet or regime will be the “cure all” for fat loss, what this really comes down to is simply consuming less calories than your body uses. When you give your body less calories than it needs for energy, it uses the glycogen stored in your muscles for energy first, before turning to your fat stores (you guessed it, resulting in fat loss)!
So, simply eat as little calories as possible and the fat will fly off, right?
Not so fast! Remember, this is meant to healthy and sustainable, so trying to survive off lettuce leaves and air alone will neither give you enough energy to get through the day, nor be something you can maintain long-term. We recommend a slower approach – losing about 1lb of fat per week. And to do this, you’ll need to consume a deficit of around 500kcal per day.
Again, sounds simple right? In theory yes, whilst you’ve got plenty of time to get in your workouts and pre-prepare all your healthy, carefully calculated meals… but then a family drama hits, or your boss throws a new project your way or the roof of your house starts leaking. Being quite so prepared isn’t always realistic, and it becomes a challenge to find nutritionally balanced meals that you can grab on the go – especially if you’re meat or dairy free.
Which is exactly where our new whey and vegan Dual Use complete meal blends come in! They’ve been carefully formulated to give you all the macro-nutrients, vitamins and minerals you need, whilst containing only 253 calories per serve paired with oat milk. Swap breakfast or lunch for a quick shake and you’ll know exactly what you’re putting in your body, helping you reach your fat loss goals whilst cutting your meal prep time down to around 60 seconds! The gluten-free oats and high fibre content will provide slow-releasing energy, helping to keep you full until your next meal too. Meaning no rumbling stomach that has you spending the entire morning with your mind on the fridge and not on your inbox!