One week on Meal Replacements, “lents” or complete foods
One week on, a series to test all meal replacement shakes
This is a new series that I am starting. I have seen that some people like to do “one week on Soylent”; “one week on Huel”; “one week on Plenny Shake”…I found this concept fairly interesting, therefore I thought I could “one-weeks” in several meal replacement, while monitoring my weight and health to see how my body would react. I am pretty excited.
This experiments will be more like a guidance tool to demostrate to people who are unsure about using meal replacements. A tool that will show ways on which you can add a complete food shake into your diet and ensure you have a healthy lifestyle.
I will also try to provide some commentary on the overall feeling and ongoings of the days, so people can understand the circumstances better.
Hopefully, by the end of the series, I can make a judgement on which meal replacement brand (or product) suited me better and which one I enjoyed the most. This will be a completely subjective conclusion, though.
But before starting here are the rules or the parameters:
- I will weight myself at the start of the week and at the end of the week.
- I will monitor all I eat using MyfitnessPal to track the calories in.
- Luckily, I also have a Garmin Fenix 3hr that allows me to fairly accurately estimate how many calories I burn a day and track exercise. Therefore, I will also provide data of the exercise and steps I do. This wil be calories out.
- I will try to eat at least more than 50% of my energy from meal replacements. Unfortunately, I do not think I will be able to do solely consuming complete foods (due to social and familiar compromises).
Things to take into account:
- One week is not enough time to draw any strong conclusions.
- The results for any certain meal replacement shake might be skewed due to external factors like stress, work load, temperature…
- Not 2 weeks are equal.
- I might be unable to fully accurately track my calories in meals that I do not cook.
Let’s do this!
List of Episodes:
Week 1: A week on Next Level Meal. A very exciting meal replacement with tons of different flavours to try from.
Week 2: A week on Satislent. The European budget meal replacement company offering vegan, non-gmo, locally sourced shakes at unbeliavable prices.
Week 3: A week on Plenny Shake. The best budget shake with plenty of flavours and a sport and caffeinated variant. Jimmyjoy’s ace is one of the most popular meal replacement powders in the world.