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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How to Build a Meal

You should try to eat 1.2-1.4 grams of protein, five servings of non-starchy vegetables, three servings of fruit, three servings of whole grains or starchy vegetables, and three servings of low-fat dairy. You can try a 200 calorie protein shake for breakfast, another 200 calorie protein shake for lunch, a 500 calorie dinner, and you can add two 100 calorie snacks (non-starchy veggies + lean protein or plant-based protein) in between meals.

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Drowning: How to Respond

It's critical to get the person breathing again as soon as possible.

Drowning can happen quickly. Three children die every day from drowning, and most fatal incidents happen from lack of appropriate supervision. Every minute that passes is critical in saving them or preventing serious injury. Here's what to do if you see someone drowning and you need to help rescue them.

Call 911

You should alert emergency responders as soon as possible. If there are other people around, instruct someone to make the call. If you are alone, help the drowning person until you can give CPR for one minute and then call 911 yourself (then continue life-saving measures).

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