What You Need to Know About the Protein Shake Diet

Get the facts on this popular eating plan.

What You Need to Know About the Protein Shake Diet

As part of our Great Diet Showdown, we are taking a closer look at some of today’s most popular eating plans with the help of Maya Feller, RD. If you have heard about the protein shake diet and are wondering what it entails, what you can eat, and what you can expect, consider this your ultimate starter guide.

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What to Eliminate

On the protein shake diet, you should avoid added sugars, salt, saturated fats, trans fats, heavily processed foods, deli meats, salted and cured meats, sugar substitutes, cookies, candy, and soda.

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