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How does a meal replacement product help you in your diet?

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How does a meal replacement product help you in your diet?

Have you developed a curiosity for the Jake products or are you familiar with our products and want to know more about using them most effectively? This article will help you gain insights into meal replacement products, your best match with them and the benefits of consuming them.

What is a meal replacement?

Jake products are meal replacements, in shakes, bars or a soup. They consist of nutrients that, altogether, create a nutritional profile suitable for a complete meal. This means that any of your daily meals; your breakfast yogurt, your lunch sandwich or your dinner, can be replaced with one of the Jake healthy meal replacement shakes – without having to feel guilty about not getting your vitamins, minerals or other nutrients.

Jake products don’t come with a set of rules, this means you can eat and prepare them whenever you want. The biggest benefit being the time and effort you save: stay in bed longer in the morning, stay in your workflow instead of making lunch or dinner. Forget vacuuming your car due to breadcrumbs, vegan meal replacement drinks don’t crumble!

Which product suits you best?

For starters, let’s look at the amount of calories you’d like to consume. You can determine the amount of calories by using a TDEE calculator. TDEE is the total daily energy usage, where the BMR (rested energy expenditure) is multiplied by PAL (daily exercise indicator). 

If you’re trying to lose weight, the easiest way to achieve that goal is by gaining less than you take in. Otherwise, just stick to the amount of calories you use daily. If you are familiar with your daily usage of calories, start off by choosing the meal of the day you wish to replace. You can choose to replace all three of your meals, or just try replacing one of three first. There are no rules to Jake, you decide when, where and what you eat. You can find your best match by using our comparison tool, where you can compare products with ease. To clarify how and when you can replace meals, here are some examples.

What are the benefits?

Of course there are several benefits when replacing one or more meals a day, with Jake products. An important example is the time you save with not having to do grocery shopping or cooking. When replacing every meal in a day with Jake, you can save about an hour a day to do other things.

Here are 14 things you can do in your saved, spare time:

  1. Follow an (online) yoga class
  2. Go for a run
  3. Take a walk in the park
  4. Meditate
  5. Read a book
  6. Go for a bike ride
  7. Put together a playlist of your favourite songs
  8. Read another Jake blog
  9. Read the newspapers
  10. Create a binding of your favourite photos
  11. Complete at least one task out of your to-do list
  12. Solve a puzzle
  13. Learn some new words in a foreign language
  14. Clean your mailbox

Another major advantage is your vitamin intake: without having to think about it, your body gets all the vitamins it needs. Together with the examples above, your intake would be between 103% and 111% of the recommended intake. This means no more extra supplements or vitamins. You don’t have to worry about getting too many vitamins, you’re not close to the daily limit.

Yet another benefit is the grip you get on your energy intake. This means you can regulate your energy levels way better, making you eat just the right amount instead of too much or too little. The danger of eating too little, for example during lunch, is that you get hungry too quickly and end up snacking random bits and bites. However, if the intention is to eat more than usually, you’re still at the right address. Jake is a good way to eat more, and gain weight, while still being in clear control of your nutrition.

There are many benefits to using Jake in your diet.

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What Makes Jake Healthy?

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When we say Jake is healthy, what exactly does this mean? Here, we’ve summarised some of the key nutrition facts that make Jake a good choice for any meal of the day.

Jake is high in protein

Protein is an essential macronutrient with many functions in your body. One of these functions is to support muscle building and the growth of muscle mass. Protein is also important for the composition of your bones.

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Jake is a source of potassium

Each serving of Jake provides you with 25-33% of your daily needs of potassiumSource: Jake. Potassium is a mineral which helps maintain normal blood pressureA normal blood pressure level is less than 120/80 mmHg.
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Jake is a source of these vitamins and minerals:

  • Iron and copper

Iron and copper are minerals, which your body can’t make itself. They both contribute to the normal functioning of your immune system.

Every Jake meal provides you with 25-33% of your daily RDA for iron and copperSource: Jake.

  • Calcium and magnesium

Calcium and magnesium help you keep your bones strong and they’re good for your nervous system.

Every Jake meal provides you with 25-33% of your daily RDA for calcium and magnesiumSource: Jake.

  • Vitamin D

Vitamin D increases calcium absorption in your bones. It also supports the normal levels of calcium and phosphorus in your blood.

Every Jake meal provides you with 50-67% of your daily RDA for vitamin DSource: Jake.

  • Iodine, thiamine, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12

Every Jake meal provides you with 25-33% of your daily RDA for iodine, thiamine, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12Source: Jake.

Afraid to miss out on essential nutrients your body needs? You can always take our Jake meal replacement shakes or one of our delicious meal replacement bars.