It’s no secret that successfully losing weight and keeping it off can be a difficult task. What is a secret, or at least a lesser known fact, is that without adequate protein in your diet, you may be spinning your weight loss wheels.

Studies show that if you are not consuming at least 70 grams of protein each day, you are unlikely to maximize your weight loss efforts.

That’s right. There appears to be a line in the sand for someone trying to lose weight.

Regardless of your other efforts, if you consume less than 70 grams of protein daily, you will have a hard time losing weight. Simply increase your daily consumption above 70 grams and the same efforts are much more likely to lead to weight loss.

This brings me to Raw Fit by Garden of Life. Raw Fit has been one of our best sellers for years. It’s one of my favorite products and they’ve recently made it even better tasting. Raw Fit is one of the cleanest and most effective meal replacement shakes I’ve seen. It combines 28 grams of USDA certified organic protein (rare among protein shakes) with clinically studied weight loss supplements like Svetol Green Coffee Bean Extract. It’s dairy-free, gluten-free, Non-GMO Project verified, and, now, thanks to a new blend of plant-based proteins, smoother tasting.

According to dietitian Nicole Gould, RD, LD, “Raw Fit is low in calories and sugar, and high in protein and fiber making it a perfect meal replacement for weight loss.”

Customers report it keeps them feeling fuller longer than most meal shakes. It can be mixed with water, but it is better with milk, almond milk or other dairy alternative.

Mike Ventresca is the owner of Vital Choice Healthstore located at 9243 Sprague Road in North Royalton’s Timber Ridge Plaza. The phone number is 440-885-9505. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.