lifestyle brands

Why We Like the Brands and Products We Like

Businesses always try and figure out how people gravitate to products and brands they have an affinity for. As they are trying to figure out what it is their brand or product needs to be that go-to brand for their audience, it’s also interesting to know why we like the things that we like! Let’s take a look at why people seem to always go towards the lifestyle brands or products that they have an affinity for:


Even though you might not even think about it, you seem to unconsciously stick with a brand based off of its reliability. Even if you haven’t seen anything significant, if that brand didn’t cause any problems for you or affect anything negatively, people have a tendency to just stick to that brand of product. For example, if you decide to buy your first bottle of shampoo after you move into your first home, and that shampoo made your hair feel fantastic, you are most likely going to buy that same brand again when you run out! In some way or form, that product or brand has made you rely on its performance.


Whether you realize it or not, we rely on the brands or product that was most effective. If the product was ineffective and caused no results or caused any problems, which is most likely not a product you would go back too. With that said, we tend to always gravitate to the service or product that already passed our test. Sometimes these decisions aren’t even made on hard proof!


Price always goes a long way, if we didn’t care about money, we would all probably be using the same expensive product! Sometimes our go-to choices are based on the price, not necessarily the cheapest one, but one that fits more comfortably in our budget. Say you love the way brand A protein supplement tastes, but it’s twice as much as brand B but holds the same results. You are most likely going to always stick to brand B, if the price is one of your influences. It’s a known fact, we tend to gravitate towards the same brands we can afford.

If It’s Worked Before It Will Work Again!

The number one thing we do is keep sticking with a product or brand that has worked for us before. We think, “why should I stop using something that has already been working for me?”. This is the case for many people whether they notice it or not. It doesn’t mean you’re reluctant to try a product you do not have an affinity for, but you wouldn’t gravitate toward it over your regular (or normal) brand or product.

Passed Down

If your momma used it, you’re bound to use it too! Whether your parent had a favourite sauce, go-to car shop, or favourite grocery store, you’re bound to continue on their traditions because it is what you are used to.

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meal replacement shake

The Best Meal Replacement Shake: Everything You Want In A Meal

For the past decade, there has been a steady rise in people who are more conscious about their health and want to do something about it. It seems lately that people are more focused on putting foods into their body that will benefit their health, and making time for the gym to keep their bodies healthy. This generation has been influenced by the media to keep their outward appearance looking and feeling great in their day-to-day lives.

However, with so many of us lately working more and more, there can be hardly any time to cook, let alone eat healthy. It can be much easier when you get home at night to grab a bag of chips or order a burger through a fast-food drive-thru, to fill your stomach and go to bed early. However, there are healthier alternatives for you, especially if you are strained for time and still want to put nutrients into your body. One of these alternatives is a meal replacement shake.

What shakes should I be looking for?

While there are a lot of benefits from having a meal replacement shake, especially when you are crunched for time, you should make sure you are having a healthy one. Many of the store-bought replacement drinks, and even homemade smoothies, are incredibly high in sugar and don’t provide you with enough protein or fibre to replace a meal. It won’t fuel you or keep you full.

So, you should instead look for a meal replacement shake or meal supplement product that is at least 325 to 400 calories, has at least 15 grams of protein and 5 grams of fibre, and get your fat from healthier sources such as an avocado, olive oil, or nuts.

The best meal replacement shake (store bought)

There are so many brands of meal replacement shakes on the market today that it can be quite a difficult task to find one that meets your needs and will also benefit your health. Here is a list of some of the best meal replacement shakes that you can purchase today.

The Isopure Original Meal Replacement

  • A shake that is filled with protein
  • Smooth texture that feels like juice
  • Only one flavor: Alpine Punch
  • 40 grams of whey protein
  • 25 grams of carbs
  • 260 calories
  • No fibre or fat (pair with an avocado or nuts)

Orgain Organic Nutritional Shake

  • Comes in four delicious flavours: chocolate fudge, vanilla bean, strawberries and cream, iced café mocha
  • 16 grams of protein—grass-fed whey and casein powder
  • 255 calories
  • 7 grams of fat
  • 2 grams of fiber

Make sure you eat it with an avocado and some fruit (to make a well-balanced meal)

Making a meal replacement shake at home

If you do have more time, a healthier option is making a meal replacement shake at home. There are plenty of recipes online that are easy to follow and will boost your health.

Dure Foods is proud to offer some of the finest meal replacement, healthy lifestyle and service industry products on the market. For more information, check out our Dure Lifestyle Catalogue here.