Energy… Not!

"Meal Replacement" alternatives...How much of the hype is science—and how much is fiction? Like personal aircraft, elixirs offering all the necessary nutrients in a single dose have been a staple of science fiction. For good reason. Athletes seek a power surge. Seniors dream of a healthy dinner which needs no cooking before and no clean-up after. We all hope to control our weight. With the introduction of MR "meal replacement" alternatives and energy supplements (bars, drinks, and powders), we stepped into the future. But how much of the hype is science—and how much is fiction? Weight loss: maybe. An active and highly disciplined person can shed pounds by replacing one meal a day with an MR. But replacement is the [...]