SUMMER is finally here! Whether you’re planning two weeks of chilling out on sun-soaked sandy beaches or a family staycation in good old Blighty, you’ll want to be looking and feeling your best for your well-deserved break.
After two years of being stuck indoors, we’re all looking forward to a summer of fun and freedom.
But let’s be honest, after those extra takeaways and box-set marathons, we’re all feeling a little sluggish and self-conscious too.
So, with holidays on the horizon, it’s time to shake off those extra pounds and boost our energy levels, ready to sizzle all summer long.
But where to begin?
One way to kickstart your vacation reboot is a meal replacement programme, like Almased, Germany’s No. 1 and the “most trusted weight loss brand of 2020” (1).
How it works?
The key to weight loss is supposed to be simple: just burn more calories than you consume and, bingo, the pounds will drop off, right?
But while it’s tempting to resort to crash dieting before hitting the beach, the truth is, it rarely works and can be counterproductive.
When you’re eating less, your body gets tired, and you end up snacking, leading to a never-ending cycle of yo-yo dieting.
That’s where Almased can help. It offers a clinically tested solution. Its high-protein, calorie-controlled meal replacement nourishes the body during weight loss, helping people maintain a healthy weight in the long term.
It provides the body with enough energy and nutrients to run efficiencies, even with the reduced calorie intake.
The recipe is simple: high-quality soya from selected farms, premium yogurt and natural honey, blended to ensure every ounce of nutritious goodness remains.
Kevin Greene, nutritionist and director of Almased UK, explains: “Over 30 years of extensive clinical testing has been conducted on the product, exploring the effect it has on body weight, satiety, the retention of essential muscle mass (2) and blood sugar management.
“These factors, particularly the retention of muscle, all influence metabolic activity.”
Best of all, Almased is gluten-free, suitable for vegetarians, as well as those with diabetes, and packed with hunger-beating protein – more than any other meal replacement in the UK.
The science bit!
Recent scientific studies have shown that compared to a normal 2,000-calorie diet, Almased resulted in a greater number of calories being expended over 24 hours, increased fat burning and a greater amount of body fat loss (3).
So if you’re getting in shape for your holiday wardrobe, you can expect twice as much weight loss and three times the reduction in waist size versus a normal low-fat diet (4) by incorporating Almased into your diet.
It can help reduce the impact of type 2 diabetes (due to its low glycaemic index and exceptionally low glycaemic load).
And it helps maintain normal blood cholesterol levels; protects the health of skin, nails and hair; and supports a healthy immune system through essential vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C and zinc.
Almased is the number one meal replacement (5) in Germany, supported by 30 years of scientific research, and its achievements have been published in leading medical journals such as The Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics.
So how does it taste?
If you’ve tried meal replacement plans before, you’ll know they often use gimmicks to improve their taste, like empty calories, fillers, unnatural flavors and preservatives.
Not so with Almased. As a natural product, with no artificial flavorings, fillers, sweeteners or preservatives, Almased has a neutral taste that allows you to add your own flavours.
Whether you’ve got a sweet tooth or prefer savoury, there are no limits to what you can mix with your shake, so Almased never gets boring.
“Non-GMO soya protein is a plant-based protein that provides all essential amino acids to help maintain the body’s muscle mass, which is vital for successful long-term weight management,” says Greene.
“The premium yoghurt provides additional protein, as well as calcium to support the normal function of digestive enzymes while boosting gut health; Meanwhile, the honey is carefully processed to optimize the natural vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and, crucially, the active enzymes, which aid healthy digestion. It also provides Almased’s natural sweetness.”
Why not get set for summer with the Almased coco cocktail?
Get in the holiday mood with this delicious, healthy tropical shake ¬– just close your eyes, take a sip and you’ll be instantly transported to the beach!
- 100 ml low-fat milk
- 100 ml water
- 50g natural low-fat yogurt
- 1 tbsp walnut oil
- 5 tbsp Almased
- 1 tsp grated coconut
- Blend together the milk, water, yogurt and oil.
- Mix in Almased.
- Pour into a glass and sprinkle with grated coconut.
- Add ice, if desired.
1 portion contains: 337 Kcal, 32 g Protein, 13 g Fat and 23 g Carbohydrates.
Try Almased for yourself
Why not try Almased for yourself?
Almased is available from Boots, Lloyds Pharmacy, Amazon, Chemist Direct and independent pharmacies.
For more information, visit almased.co.uk or call 020 3463 9769.
Follow Almased on Instagram at: @almaseduk.
(1) Reader’s Digest. Trusted Brands, 2020, Germany
(2) Deibert, P et al (2004). International Journal of Obesity; 28(10):1349-52
(3) Oliveira, C et al (2020). American Journal of Clinical Nutrition; 00:1–12.
(4) König, D et al (2008). Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism; 52(1):74-78.
(5) Euromonitor International (2019)