Ensure is a liquid supplement for adults who wish to add a healthy balance of vitamins and nutrients to their diet. One 8 oz. bottle of Ensure contains a full serving of protein, potassium, dairy and dietary fiber, while remaining low in calories and saturated fats. Drinking Ensure regularly can help you maintain a healthy diet while losing weight. Ensure is available for purchase at local supermarkets, department stores and drug stores. Using Ensure to help promote weight loss is a simple process that does not require any special skill.

Things You'll Need

Purchase a box of Ensure at your local health food or nutrition store, or through an online retailer.

Open the box of Ensure and remove the bottles inside. Six individual bottles are contained in one box of Ensure.

Place the bottles of Ensure in the refrigerator. Ensure should be chilled before consumption.

In the morning, drink 8 ounces of Ensure (one bottle) as a substitute for breakfast. This will help your body get the nutrients it needs to use throughout the day.

Eat a balanced lunch containing a serving of lean protein (fish, chicken or turkey) and two servings of fruits and vegetables. Be sure to include at least one serving of whole grains (found in wheat bread and brown rice).

When you feel your energy waning in the afternoon, have another 8 oz. bottle of Ensure as a healthy snack alternative.

Enjoy a sensible dinner with lean protein, a serving of vegetables, and two servings of whole grains.


Tips

  • The afternoon is one of the most difficult times for dieters, because of the need to increase carbohydrate intake to build energy during the long stretch between lunch and dinner. Because each bottle of Ensure contains 41 grams of carbohydrates, the afternoon is the perfect time to enjoy a bottle as a snack alternative.

References and Resources

Ensure Nutritional Values
Ensure and Diet