• Provides superior protein-to-carbohydrate ratio*
• Contains essential vitamins, minerals and natural fibers for healthy weight loss*
a healthy, nutritional meal on the go, stay fueled with a Lean
Complete™ meal replacement. Lean Complete is a filling, energizing
drink that helps you lose weight. Enjoy a great-tasting, low-fat treat
of rich vanilla. Lean Complete includes a complex blend of protein
sources and aloe vera to improve your body's natural protein
absorption. Lean Complete offers a daily profile of 23 vitamins and
minerals. So keep going – and stay healthy – with Lean Complete. *
During dieting, the body naturally tries to protect itself from
perceived famine by going into starvation crisis mode. In this mode,
the body starts clinging to fat deposits because those deposits will
provide the most energy in the long run. Meanwhile, the body starts
breaking down muscle tissue to use as energy. To counter this loss of
lean muscle mass, protein consumption must be increased. Studies have
shown that protein prevents the loss of lean muscle and actually helps
rebuild these muscles.
In addition, maintaining the proper protein-to-carbohydrate dietary
ratio is critical for optimal weight loss. Studies show that increasing
the protein-to-carbohydrate ratio has positive effects on body
composition, blood lipids, and satiety during weight loss.
Carbohydrates are problematic because the body converts them into sugar
via an enzyme called alpha-amylase and, when those sugars aren't used
for energy, secretes insulin to convert them into glycogen, which can
then be stored in fat cells. One of the best ways to eliminate this
fat-storage cycle is to reduce intake of carbohydrates.
Research indicates that eating smaller, more frequent meals may enhance
nutrient absorption, promote stable blood-sugar levels, and enhance
metabolic rate. Current recommendations suggest that fat should provide
no more than 20 to 30 percent of total caloric intake, carbohydrates
should contribute approximately 40 to 50 percent of total caloric
intake, and protein should make up the rest. In addition to maintaining
these overall ratios in the diet, one should also strive to consume the
proper types of macronutrients. Fat intake, for example, should be high
in unsaturated fat and essential fatty acids. The best food sources for
such fats are soybeans and cold-water fish. Complex carbohydrates
should be consumed in lieu of highly processed simple sugars. Complex
carbohydrates have lower glycemic indices and also provide fiber to the
diet. Proteins should supply all essential amino acids without
increased consumption of fat.
Q: If I take the Lean Complete Meal Replacement, do I still need to take a vitamin/mineral supplement?
It is recommended to take additional supplements along with the meal
replacement. The Lean Complete Meal Replacement provides you with the
basic vitamins and minerals equal to one meal. The Core Health for Men
and for Women provide you with nutrients such as antioxidants and
phytonutrients that go beyond basic supplementation in offering
anti-aging protection and support for the immune, cardiovascular,
skeletal, muscular, and digestive systems.
Q: How does the Lean Complete Meal Replacement compare with Ultimate Performance™ Quad-Plex™?
Ultimate Performance Quad-Plex was designed for athletes. Both products
contain protein blends and a complete vitamin and mineral profile, but
the Lean Complete Meal Replacement also contains a natural fiber blend
to enhance the feeling of fullness. In both products, protein helps
with appetite suppression.*
Q: Does the Lean Complete Meal Replacement contain any caffeine?
A: No. The formulation does not contain caffeine.
Q: Can vegetarians consume the Lean Complete Meal Replacement?
A: The formulation contains protein from milk and whey, so it is not a vegetarian product.
Q: Can people with concerns about blood-sugar levels use the Lean Complete Meal Replacement?
It is recommended that anyone with any type of health condition should
check with a physician before consuming this product.