It can sometimes be a real challenge to maintain a healthy body weight, even with diet and regular exercise.
And we all know how easy it is to start a diet with the greatest of intentions and then be tempted by junk food within a few days – or even hours!
At Holland & Barret, we have a wide range of products which can assist with weight management and help support you to make positive, long-lasting lifestyle changes.
These products include diet foods, fat burners, meal replacements and weight loss supplements.
And because everyone’s weight loss journey is different, it is important that you find the best weight management products for you and your lifestyle.
Weight loss supplements
There are a wide range of supplements that can help you with weight management, all with an enticing array of different key ingredients.
USN Lipo X Fat Metaboliser Capsules has a cutting edge formula, which combines clinically researched and patented ingredients with a range of vitamins and minerals. These capsules contain zinc, which supports the normal metabolism of fatty acids.
Meal replacement shakes
Meal replacement shakes come in a variety of flavours and offer the nutrition you need in the form of a shake. You can choose to replace your snacks, or even a meal, with one of these shakes.
These meal replacement powders are available in strawberry, vanilla and chocolate flavours and help with weight management by filling you up and keeping you feeling fuller for longer. They aim to stop you reaching for unhealthy snacks or overeating at mealtimes.
Snacks for weight management
One of the most difficult things about watching your weight is the temptation to snack, when you are feeling peckish. There are times when only something sweet will do!
Boost Ball Keto are tasty sphere-shaped snacks, which are a great source of fibre and protein. They are made with only natural ingredients and have a delicious flavour.
You should ensure that any weight management products are used alongside a healthy balanced diet and a regular exercise routine.
Diet whey protein is a protein powder which is packed with protein and does not contain unnecessary carbs. It is also low in sugar.
It is specially formulated to help give you a lean look and assist with weight management.
Diet whey protein can be mixed into shakes, smoothies or juices. Alternatively, you can mix it into overnight oats or else use it in baking.
Diet whey should be consumed alongside a regular exercise routine and can be taken pre or post workout, or as a meal replacement.
Including diet whey protein in your daily routine is a good way to increase your protein intake. This can be beneficial for weight loss as it can replace other sources of calories.
When diet whey is combined with a regular exercise routine and a healthy, balanced diet, studies have shown that it can aid weight loss and increase lean muscle mass.
The keto diet, or the ketogenic diet to give it its full name, is a diet which is low in carbohydrates and high in fat. It shares some similarities to the Atkins diet.
Reducing the amount of carbohydrates you eat and replacing them with fat puts your body into ketosis. This is when your body becomes much more efficient at burning fat for energy and therefore can be effective in helping weight loss.
Glucomannan is a water-soluble dietary fibre, which is made from the root of the konjac plant, or the elephant yam as it is sometimes known.
Glucomannan takes up space within your stomach which makes you feel fuller, thereby reducing the amount of food you eat at your next meal, which can contribute to weight loss. This beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 3 g of glucomannan in three doses of 1 g each, together with 1-2 glasses of water, before meals and in the context of an energy-restricted diet.
Glucomannan is available as a weight management supplement and can come in powder form or as capsules. It is also used to make food products such as pasta and flour, to make lower carb alternatives.