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  • #80090

    joanne.thomson42
    Participant

    I have just started on Day 1 of the 12 week programme and was extremely surprised to see the fat content of your shake is 35%. This seems excessively high to me?? Can you explain why this is.

  • #80175

    joanne.thomson42
    Participant

    Hi BT Nutritionist

    I have also discovered after having my 3 shakes today that my sugar quantity is almost 20% higher than my daily intake should be. Considering you state that Day 1 is removing sugar from the diet I find this quite alarming. I am aware that you state there is sugar to aid with the energy levels, but to be consuming 20% more in a day doesn’t seem the right way to lose weight.

    I would appreciate your input to this. I am intending continuing with the plan at present, as am now interested to see if there is any result.

  • #80207

    BT Nutritionist
    Keymaster

    Hi Joanne,

    The meal replacement shakes contain 8.7- 8.9g of total fat per 55g serve. This equates to 15.8- 16.2g of total fat per 100g which could also be read as a 15.8- 16.2% total fat content.
    The saturated fat content is 5.2- 5.4g per 55g serve and this equates to 9.5- 9.8g of saturated fat per 100g (or a 9.5- 9.8% saturated fat content).
    It’s the saturated fat content we need to keep an eye on in terms of heart health.

    Hopefully this sounds a little better?

    Kindest Regards,

    BT Nutritionist 🙂

  • #80220

    BT Nutritionist
    Keymaster

    The shakes do contain a higher sugar content yes.
    Not all of the sugar listed on the label is ‘added’ sugars (the ones we are specifically advised to cut back on). The majority of the total sugar content is naturally occurring milk sugar (you will get this same milk sugar if you were to drink a glass of milk).
    Naturally occurring sugars are those found in whole, unprocessed foods such as fruits, vegetable, dairy and some grains. While natural sugars are still sugar, it does not have quite the same effect as added sugar- the foods they come from do contain many other beneficial nutrients and a healthy and well- balanced diet will contain some natural sugars from these types of foods.
    The shakes do contain a small amount of added sugars, about 3g per serve.

    Kindest Regards,

    BT Nutritionist 🙂

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