Why does Quickloss Meal Replacement powder contain sugar?

On the odd occasion a customer will ask “why does Quickloss contain sugar if it’s a weight loss product?” – great question! Let’s explain –

Meal replacements must meet a very stringent criteria in Australia and have minimum energy (kj) requirements and must contain X amount of sugar / carbs. QuickLoss Meal Replacment powder has been carefully formulated to meet these requirements. Yes, QuickLoss contains 15.1g of sugar, but it is combined with protein and fibre which slow absorption, and allow your body to better utilise it as a source of energy. If you read the nutritional panels of other meal replacement powders you will discover that they too contain sugar.

Here is a comparison of some other meal replacement shakes for your interest:

  • QuickLoss = 18.1g carbs / 15.1g sugar
  • Body Trim vanilla = 26g carbs/ 20.8g sugar
  • Tony Ferguson Classic Shake = 24.1g carbs/ 18.6g sugar
  • Celebrity Slim Banana = 27.7g carbs / 25.2g sugar

It is also important to note that if you were consuming an actual meal, then you would be taking in carbs/sugar from the meal. Here are some examples:

  • 1 serve of QuickLoss = 18.1g carbs
  • ½ cup cooked brown rice = 25g carbs
  • 1 cup cooked wholemeal pasta = 34.5g carbs
  • ½ cup mashed sweet potato = 24.9g carbs
  • 1 large banana = 26.7g carbs
  • ½ cup raw oats = 34.9g carbs

You wouldn’t usually eat these foods alone as a meal, so the carb content (and calorie content) would increase with each additional ingredient added. Even low-carb veggies like broccoli and zucchini still contain carbs.

Quickloss is well suited to people who don’t have time to make meals, are often eating on the go, are likely to choose an unhealthy option like takeaway or those who struggle with portion control. People on a low-carb diet consume about 60 grams of carbohydrates daily which averages 20 grams per meal – Quickloss works with these carbohydrate targets. Quickloss contains 25-40% of the RDI (recommended dietary intake) of vitamins and minerals so you can confidently use it to replace a meal and know that you are getting what you need.

If you are after a powder that is low in carbs/ sugar, Synd X powder only contains 1.1g of carbs, and less than 1g of sugar per serving. However is not a complete meal replacement, but can be used as a snack between meals, or blended in a smoothie.

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