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Understanding the role of Meal Replacement Products in our society

Meal replacement products are an effective way to help people who are obese or overweight to lose weight more rapidly and more easily than by following a conventional calorie-controlled diet. As the issue of obesity grows ever more dominant in our society, meal replacement products play an important role in tackling this problem and have been shown to be significantly more effective than the traditional tools and methods.

According to the World Health Organisation, obesity is "one of the greatest public health challenges of the 21st century". Its prevalence has tripled in many European countries since the 1980s, and the number of those affected continues to rise at an alarming rate, with 70% of the entire population estimated to be overweight. This is why it is important to understand the role that meal replacements have to play in the fight against obesity, their efficacy and cost-effectiveness.

Meal replacements are products that replace one or more meals each day. They are used alongside conventional foods, as part of a low-calorie diet, to facilitate and maintain weight loss. These meal replacements are eaten instead of breakfast, lunch, or dinner and contain between 200kcal to 250kcal per product. Each product is one portion, which helps users to control their daily calorie intake without weighing, measuring or complicated calculations.


The nutritional composition of Meal Replacement Products

Meal replacements are carefully formulated, based on the latest scientific research, to ensure that the products provide consumers with nutritionally complete meals while promoting weight loss and weight control.

The meal replacements contain protein, carbohydrates and fats and are enriched with vitamins and minerals. This makes them a healthier alternative to conventional low-calorie dieting methods, which tend to limit food intake, therefore reduce the nutrition that the dieter is consuming. With meal replacement products, you can be confident that adequate levels of essential nutrients are guaranteed even when following a low-calorie diet.

Many people enjoy them between meals to stay full and stop them snacking on convenience foods which are high in sugars, fats, and calories. They are also designed to keep you full for longer, and deliver the nutrients that your body needs, stopping the highs and lows of snacking on sugary foods, or consuming high calorie snacks which don’t fill you up.  

Our products are made in the UK, in a factory in Corby, and there is now a wide variety of meals to choose from. To avoid boredom the range offers different flavours, textures, and formats such as bars, shakes, smoothies, snacks, hot meals, and soups. They are all easy to prepare, and many are ready to eat, making it easy to lose or maintain your target weight on the go.

They support weight management and maintenance with appropriate and balanced protein and macronutrient content. Meal replacements are a solid way to track calories and ensure that you get what your body needs while promoting weight loss and weight management.

What other advantatges do meal replacement have?

They are perfect for busy people or people who don't have time or skills to cook

They are a perfect way to eat healthily on the go, which is ideal as they can be used on a day-to-day basis and improve the results of your diet. When you don't have time to prepare a healthy meal or you are working and can't stop, or you want to fit in a workout, meal replacement products can be slipped in your bag and go wherever you go. They will keep your energy levels high and leave you feeling full for longer, during any activity or adventure, or simply during a busy day. You can be confident that you’re receiving the nutrients that your body requires, without additional calories, shopping or cooking. Because we all lead busy and stressful lives, these products can ensure you stick to your diet on the go and are an easy way to get healthier and achieve your weight loss goals no matter whether you’re skilled in the kitchen.


Affordable and convenient

Our meal replacement products are a quick, easy and delicious source of meals at an affordable price. On average you’ll pay around 3€ for a meal, less than a meal deal or a fancy coffee. Many customers find they are spending less than their average weekly shop when they start using our products. We’re passionate about making a well-balanced diet affordable and easy for all.


They are safe to use

The 1:1 Diet’s meal replacements are scientifically proven to provide all the nutrition you need safely, while reducing your calorie intake. They are manufactured in a factory following European and Spanish legislation and there are many studies which prove it to be a safe and effective way to lose weight and improve health.  

The ultimate goal, is for you to lose the weight and learn to eat a healthy diet and make the right choices while eating normally. Our plan and one-to-one support will help you to break the bad habits of the past, incorporate exercise and physical activity into your daily life to allow you to keep the weight off long term


We find that many people continue to use the meal replacement products after they hit their goal weight as part of a healthy diet to ensure a successful weight maintenance. They make such a great breakfast on the go or healthy snack, they are excellent to integrate into your diet and keep your calorie intake within suitable levels.  



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