Nutrisystem Shake Ingredients
Some of the links in the post above are "associate sales links. There is no caffeine in the Nutrisystem shake. Is this information inaccurate or incomplete? I also used the glass that was included when I purchased the shakes. You have any advice for a hopeful woman just trying to make it through 1 more diet before resorting to surgery? If something is factually inaccurate please contact us and let us know.
Manufacturer Information and Claims about Nutrisystem Protein Shakes
However, in reality, you can lose weight even by consuming tasty food, that too without going through all the preparation processes which are delivered at your doorstep from Nutrisystem. However, later it completely moved its business strategy to online only. The company has earned so much of popularity and it is the market leader in weight loss programs. Nutrisystem has been helping millions of people in achieving their weight loss goals.
In addition, it also helps those who want to keep control of their weight and health. The portion-controlled diet program is very simple and easy to follow. Nutrisystem program has several plans as listed below. All plans comes with Turbo 13 kit which is the latest addition for Nutrisystem plans for women has three sub plans namely Basic, Core and Uniquely Yours.
In basic plan, foods are preselected for you. In Core plan, you can choose your own food and you also have free access to dietitians and counselors. You also get free access to dietitians and counselors. A single serving of Nutrisystem Nutri-Pro Shakes contains around calories. Like TurboShakes, Nutri-Pro shakes can be used as turbofuels while on the program. Nutrisystem shakes contain around 50 different ingredients. In this ingredient overview, we will focus on the most important substances present in TurboShakes and Nutri-Pro shakes that play crucial roles in supporting weight loss, the development of lean muscle mass, and digestion and metabolic function improvement.
Nutrisystem shakes also contain magnesium carbonate, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin D3, potassium iodide, folic acid, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, manganese sulfate, stevia leaf extract, milk, soy, and a dozen of other ingredients, including sweeteners, colors, and minerals. Nutrisystem shakes are designed to keep you full, improve your metabolism and digestion, give you energy, and boost your overall health.
They take longer to digest, but they are not hard to digest. They are rich in probiotics, so they prevent bloating and keep you feeling light and satiated. Thus, Nutrisystem Shakes do work in a sense that they provide the liquid calories your body needs, reduce and prevent cravings, and support bodily functions that contribute to weight loss. It is important to note that both TurboShakes and Nutri-Pro shakes are tasty and quick to prepare, so they make a good choice for busy individuals who do not have the time to prepare low-calorie, nutrient-rich snacks several times a day.
As a Nutrisystem customer, you get your shakes in the first shipment within all Nutrisystem plans and in every shipment with the Uniquely Yours Plus plan, but you can also order as many of them as you wish from the A La Carte menu. I've listed the protein ingredients, in order as they appear on the label. Protein slows down digestion and this might make people feel full longer. The NutriSystem shake is a combination of milk protein caseine and whey and soy protein.
Each NutriCrunsh shake provides 13 grams of protein per serving. If protein were the only thing in the shake that curbed hunger, I'd say it was over priced. Fortunately, there are a couple of other ingredients that I believe also contribute to curbing hunger. Let's discuss those next. I believe these ingredients contribute significantly to curbing appetite.
I might even go so far to say that they might be the main active ingredients in the shake. Let's briefly discuss them now. This is a patented type of soluble fiber that comes from corn that is added to food and supplements to increase fiber content. In other words, we don't absorb any calories when we eat it. While more studies need to be performed, if this study is corroborated, I think resistant maltodextrin is might be one of the main active ingredients in the NutriSystem shake.
The Nutrisystem shake label does not tell us how much resistant maltodextrin it contains. Several products previously reviewed here have contained glucomannan konjac. Just a few include:. Over the years, there have been several studies on Konjac and weight loss.
For example, in this study, lasting 3 months, 4 grams a day of glucomannan -along with a low calorie diet- showed more effective for weight loss than a low calorie diet alone. The author of this review of research noted grams was appropriate for helping weigh loss. In this review of research , the authors noted modest weight loss but no change in body mass index with glucomannan use.
While not all studies have shown konjac fiber works, there are enough that I think there might be something to it. I believe these 3 ingredients have evidence that they might slow down digestion and help us feel full, longer. This in turn, could lead to weight loss in some people — especially in those who are eating fewer calories than usual. The ingredients are listed in order as they occur in the ingredients list above to give you an idea of whcih is present the most and least.
Lets briefly touch on some of these ingredients. According to this list fructose , which is listed first, makes up the most of the sweeteners in the shake. Fructose is controversial in some circles so, let's discuss it briefly and calmly. While the amount of fructose in foods is very low and not to be of concern, higher levels of fructose, can raise triglyceride levels. This is a risk factor for heart disease. High levels of fructose also appear to increase the risk of insulin resistance. While fructose does not raise insulin levels that's good , it also doesn't appear to raise leptin level s either that might not be so good.
Leptin is a hormone made in fat cells that is a signal for us to stop eating. If leptin release does not occur, we might to eat more food — and calories. This same study linked to above noted fructose also stimulated ghrelin production too. Ghrelin is a hormone that tells us to eat. The important thing to remember that we would need studies to know if the NutriSystem shake did any of this.
So how much fructose is too much? Well, according to this paper titled Fructose: To say fructose and high fructose corn syrup is controversial is an understatement and that's why I wanted to calmly present some of the evidence here. This is not all of the research on fructose and that's why I feel it's best discussed with someone who knows about what you might be eating to make a more personalized assessment. Registered dietitians RDs are very good at this and you can find one in your area by going to their website — EatRight.
Is the fructose in the Nutrisystem shake too much? Is the effect of fructose blunted because of the fiber that is also in the shake? I don't know the answers to these questions.
While I think most people on NutriSystem might probably be consuming less fructose than the average person, I would not be surprised if fructose is eventually removed from the ingredients. For more on fructose, see this video from NutritionFacts.
I am not sure why.