Meal Replacement diets: Are they better than your average diet?

The most popular meal replacement diet is Slim fast. You can not seem to walk into a grocery store without seeing their products displayed everywhere. You see slim fast shakes, slim fast bars, and even snack bars. Other companies have jumped on this meal replacement idea also. Kellogg’s Special K has joined the meal replacement movement with their Special K 2 Week Challenge.
The slim fast plan is easy to follow. In fact that is probably the only good thing about it, it is so easy. You have one of their products for breakfast, and then for lunch you can have another one of their products along with 200 calories of whatever food you would like. Your dinner should be about 500 calories and you can have three 120 calorie snacks between meals which should be one of their snack products and some fruit or vegatables. Continue reading