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Meal Replacements Specialist

neXendo Wellness

Health & Wellness Center Located In Long Island City, Astoria, & Murray Hill, New York, NY

If you want to lose weight but want to keep your body properly nourished, turn to neXendo Wellness which has locations in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens and the Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan, New York. Anastasios Manessis, MD, FACE, ECNU, ABOM, and his expert team offer meal replacements to help you quickly reach your weight goal in a safe, healthy manner. Call the New York City office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

Meal Replacements Q & A

What are meal replacements?

Meal replacements are often a part of weight loss programs and usually come in nutrition shakes and bars. You consume meal replacements in place of a meal. Doing so helps you reduce your calorie intake so that you can effectively drop weight.

You might also use meal replacements after surgery if your doctor recommends that you temporarily consume a liquid diet during the healing process.

What are the benefits of meal replacements?

The many benefits you can experience with meal replacements, especially when working to lose weight, include:

  • More energy
  • Better blood sugar control
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Lower risk of disease
  • Higher self-esteem
  • Convenience

If you’re overweight or obese, weight loss with meal replacements can help you look better, feel better, and gain confidence.

Which meal replacements are best?

A lot goes into choosing a meal replacement. Your neXendo Wellness specialist checks your vital signs, reviews your medical history, asks about your symptoms, and completes a physical exam. They’ll often order a blood test to check for hormone imbalances and nutritional deficiencies.

A body mass index (BMI) assessment is followed by metabolic testing and body composition analyses and a review of your weight loss goals.


Once this information has been gathered, your provider develops a personalized nutrition and weight loss plan that matches your needs. They then let you know which meal replacement to choose and how often to consume it.

How should I use meal replacements?

To use meal replacements, consume a shake or bar in place of one or two meals (usually breakfast or lunch). You might consume a shake or bar between meals if your goal is to gain weight.

You can choose meal replacements when you’re busy at work or on the go. For the other meals and snacks, eat nutritious foods as directed by your wellness specialist. Personal trainers at neXendo Wellness offer exercise programs that improve fat burning and sculpt your body.

Your neXendo Wellness provider follows up with you in person or virtually via telemedicine to monitor your health. They can make changes to weight loss plans as needed and help you manage diabetes and other chronic diseases.

To learn more about meal replacements and which are best for you, call the nearest neXendo Wellness office or book an appointment online today.