Smart nutrition in fewer calories* to help balance your diet
An 8-ounce serving of Ensure Active Light contains 1 gram of carbohydrates compared to 32 grams of carbohydrates in Ensure Original. Abbott lost the case and had to settle with the FTC. Rated 5 out of 5 by Juice from Overall great This product is a perfect choice for anyone looking to fill nutritional gaps in their diet Date published: Tired of Struggling to Lose Weight? Cheers, and happy eating!
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I'm finding it a bit difficult to find Ensure Light and I'm not sure why. I prefer the Light due to the calorie reduction. I really don't want to have to change to Ensure Original.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Audrey35 from Great!! I sometimes drink a bottle in place of my lunch if I'm too busy, and it gives me all the nutrition I need! Rated 5 out of 5 by Liz from Great taste I choose this particular one because I am on a low carb diet.
I liked the fact that it was low carb and low sugar. Rated 5 out of 5 by Bjh from Very good product Product is low in calories, but high on flavor. Excellent meal replacement or satisfying snack. Rated 5 out of 5 by Juice from Overall great This product is a perfect choice for anyone looking to fill nutritional gaps in their diet Date published: The CDC recommends no more than 46 grams of protein a day for women and 56 grams a day for men in total daily protein.
While protein is one of the most important things you can put into your body, there is no need to be drinking sugary shakes to get your daily allowance. In fact, it is very possible to get more than enough protein without doing anything special in your diet at all, at least in my case. I personally never pay any attention to how much protein I get, and I am still alive and healthier than I have ever been in my life. This is not cool!
The truth is that fiber plays a very important part in your overall health, so it is essential to get enough. Fiber helps your body to cleanse various ingredients and pieces of foods that you no longer need and get rid of them.
Fiber also slows the absorption of sugar when you eat fruit. This is why you have my permission to walk away from somebody who says that you should not eat fruit because it has fructose sugar. Here is another selling point the Ensure people make that does not matter one bit. We have low calorie foods in every part of the grocery store, but still somehow people are getting fatter and sicker.
You could have two choices, a soda or an avocado. The avocado has about calories depending on how big it is. So if you pick the lower calorie option what are you getting? You will get about 40 grams of sugar, which is about 10 teaspoons. You will get no vitamins, minerals or anything that your body can use in any healthful way. If you pick the avocado you get a ton of vitamins and minerals, and also some healthy fats that are missing from foods like Ensure protein shakes these days.
I know it is scary to read this and not know what to do, but just try eating real food instead of counting calories and watch your weigh drop and your health improve.
If you need a boost of protein you can get some great vegetable based protein and mix it with some almond milk, bananas, dates and carrot juice for a protein smoothie that tastes better than you can imagine. There are a million products out there waiting for you to come along and buy them.
Diets low in energy density may help increase weight loss, according to a review article published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in Some versions of Ensure may be helpful for those on a diet -- who are looking for a quick and easy snack -- although these versions may not be the most filling alternative.
Ensure Clear has only calories and Ensure Active Light has about 70 calories. Both of these are too low in calories to be used alone as a meal replacement, and are more in line with the recommended number of calories for a snack. Eating a piece of fruit or a few carrot sticks as part of a snack that includes Ensure Active Light will increase the amount of fiber and will make the snack more filling, while still keeping the number of calories relatively low.
Usually, Ensure is marketed as a way to increase calorie and nutrient intake in people who have difficulty getting enough nutrients from eating regular food. You can use Ensure as an easy-to-drink source of calories and nutrients that are readily absorbed, and this is often recommended as an extra snack or a mealtime beverage to help with weight gain -- rather than promoting weight loss.
On the other hand, if you try to replace multiple meals with Ensure but don't eat other foods at the same meal, you may get too few calories and nutrients. Getting too few calories may slow your metabolism and may actually make it more difficult for you to lose weight. The minimum number of recommended calories a day is 1, for women and 1, for men.
Some doctors are not so certain about using Ensure and other meal-replacement beverages -- because these drinks aren't as high in nutrients as you might think.