Get the facts on this popular eating plan.
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.
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.