Although you might not associate milkshakes with weight loss, there are many dietary supplements that come in the form of milkshakes. These shakes are typically high in protein and low in carbohydrates, and come in powdered form or ready-to-drink containers, or RTDs. Diet milkshakes are intended to be used as meal replacements, as they are lower in calories than the typical meal. This can help you to create the caloric deficit required for weight loss. You should consult a doctor before using dietary supplements or beginning a weight loss plan.
Special K Protein Shakes
Special K protein shakes were given a four-star rating by the food information website Chow, which notes that these milkshakes come in three flavors: chocolate, strawberry and vanilla. According to Chow, this product is superior in taste to similar shakes such as the Atkins Advantage shake, with a flavor that is "like a creamy strawberry Quik." Each Special K protein shake contains 10 g of protein and 5 g of fiber, both of which may help reduce your appetite.
Muscle Milk Light
The Muscle Milk line of supplements is traditionally associated with muscle-building, but the brand does offer lighter products for weight loss. The Muscle Milk Light ready-to-drink shake is high in milk protein, with 20 g of protein per shake, according to the manufacturer's website. Each shake contains just 170 calories, less than you'd find in a typical meal or meal replacement bar. Muscle Milk Light shakes contain 12 g of carbohydrates, but 5 g come from fiber. The manufacturer's website also notes that Muscle Milk Light shakes contain a number of vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, C, and D, iron and calcium.
WonderSlim Protein Diet Pro To Go Drink
The WonderSlim Protein Diet Pro To Go drink is another milk-based, high protein shake that may aid in weight loss, thanks to its low calorie content. According to the nutrition information at Diet Direct, each 8 oz shake contains 100 calories, with no fat and 15 g of protein. The WonderSlim Pro To Go shakes are also low in carbohydrates, with just 8 g per shake. The main source of protein in this shake, other than dry milk, is whey protein, which research suggests is effective at suppressing appetite. Research from the October 2010 issue of the "British Journal of Nutrition" found that whey protein intake reduced appetite more than other protein sources such as meat and eggs. Participants in the study consumed fewer calories at subsequent meals when given whey than other proteins.