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  1. Sue Nielsen

    I’ve used meal replacement shakes in the past, and they helped me lose 20 pounds.
    I need to lose a few pounds again so I’d love to try these.

  2. Mishy

    i’ve always wanted to try a protein shake, especially one that also has a serving of fiber in it.

  3. Mike

    Great info, you know it all just makes sense doesn’t it? You eat or drink the right foods along with exercise and your body will respond. Just need to right info on the products that have the right stuff in it. Great to be well-informed. Thanks

  4. Nicole

    Ive tried this before and not only does it work really well but seriously tastes great!

  5. SheilaKay Calabretta

    I’m on steroids….I’m hungry ALL the time….LOL

  6. Deb

    I tried Slim Fast years ago and I would be hungry about an hour after drinking it. It would be interesting to try the newer product you describe in your article.

      1. Charles Diperri

        Hi, I just tried slim fast high protein meal replacement shakes today. It’s my new diet along with Herbalife. I absolutely love it because all I had was the shake and half of a salad and feel full for hours. Definitely willing to try this shake described in this article.

  7. shari curtis

    So much confusing information about protein shakes! Would like to give these a try for weight loss.

    1. Vaden Hoffman

      Hi Shari, There’s a lot of great products out there for weight loss. If you are interested click on my name and you can learn more about a healthy meal replacement product that offer more nutrition per calorie than any other product on the market. Let me know if you have any questions, I would be glad to help you out!
      Vaden Hoffman


      Hello Shari, ask for samples. They will send you some. I got some..have not try them though. This is my third day on Meal Replacement Shake for Breakfast ( using Vega One Chocolate mixed with 1 cup frozen berries + 1 cup Almond Milk + 1 Tsp PB2 ). Delicious.

        1. Amy Posey
            1. Amy Posey
              Amy Posey

              Not currently. You can buy online here: //

        1. Darlene

          powder peanut butter //

  8. Wanda

    It is always a good idea to become informed with a product before trying it out. Always consult the professionals.

  9. Vaden Hoffman

    Great review Skyler!! I think the most important thing about any meal replacement shake is to get a product that also offers nutrition as well as protein, since you are replacing a meal you want to make sure that you have a lot of nutrition packed into the shake, otherwise you will lose weight but you will be starving yourself nutritionally. I would love for you to do a review on Mona Vie’s new meal replacement shake. I value your opinion and think it would be a hit your thread. Here’s a link to some science and testimonial videos on the new product.

  10. florence

    I have low thyroid (hypothyroid) and since 2008 I have gained over 40lbs and I hardly eat. I once weighed 130 and now I am in the 170+ range. My thyroid levels are normal. I go to the gym but can’t seem to get the weight off no matter what. My body is swelling all over and I’m about to go insane. I have never been this big, not even when I was pregnant w/ twins!
    My question is: can I use this product being hypothyroid?

    1. admin


      One of the biggest challenges people face is the effect of constant dieting on their metabolism. Being in calorie restriction for long periods of time can eventually drive down your metabolism to the point that it makes it difficult if not impossible to lose weight. The first step to resolving this problem is to stop dieting and start building your metabolism back up. For a lot of people that means eating more often and a meal replacement shake can help you get enough meals in through out the day. We generally, recommend that individuals eat 5-6 small meals a day. And start strength training to rebuild the lost muscle mass caused by dieting. Muscle burns calories and drives your metabolism.

      Always consult a doctor before trying any product, especially when you are being treated for specific illnesses.

    2. Donna

      I too am hypothyroid. I’ve been active (weight training & aerobic activity) all my life but constantly struggled to keep weight off. About two years ago I started gaining weight and swelling in my ankles. I think it’s a combination of my thryoid function dropping and approaching 50. My doctor has increased my synthroid slightly but unless I’m severely restricting calories, I gain weight. I decided to try to the Ideal Shape shakes to help me keep my calories down, but still get the right nutrients to feel good and have energy to excercise. It’s only been three days, but I’ve lost two pounds and my husband and friends are commenting that I’m “perkier”. I do like the shakes especially mixed with a little fruit and they keep me just as full as a high calorie meal does. It’s definitely worth a try for you. I don’t know how they will do for me long-term but so far so good.

  11. courtney

    has anyone actually tried the Idealshape shakes before? If so how much did you loose and how long did it take?

  12. Me

    2 Friends and I started using the shakes: Visalus, Herbal Life and I did IdealShape. After 1 month of doing everything by the book, I lost 4 lbs, Visalus friend lost 6 lbs and Herbal Life friend lost 11 lbs. The difference? I have no idea. It doesnt work for everybody and all bodies are different. My best guess: do exercise and don’t over eat. (by the way all 3 have good flavors)

  13. kirsty

    i did total food replacement for 7 weeks and i lost 2 stone. in my first week i lost 9 pounds 😀 i have put over a stone back on because i havent been eating healthy and i always eat alot when im bored! i have bought tescos food replacement, and going to do it all over again up to christmas. it does take alot of will power to stick to it and you will feel hungry for the first week but for me after that first week i didnt feel so hungry and i didnt even think about food! when you do start eating all 3 meals again make sure you eat healthy else you’ll end up putting all the weight you lost back on and maybe more. the food replacement i did was with my local chemist and was called ‘ lipotrim ‘ you go down and get weighed every week and the chemist keeps a record of your weight. it is alot more money than a supermarket brand food replacement but for me it was worth it. it cost £36 for a weeks worth of shake powder wich you just added water to, good luck

  14. Amy

    I am ALL FOR using meal replacement shakes. The protein really helps me get through the day, and I think a lot more people should try this strategy. I’m sad when people seem to struggle with hunger during the day as they try to lose weight.

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  16. Sam

    I like to drink a shake for breakfast. I usually don’t feel hungry in the morning and I really don’t like too many breakfast foods. Eating eggs every day for protein gets old. Grab a shake and I get what I need without slowing down. Great post on shakes.

  17. Maria cara

    I’d like to know which replacement meal plan works fast and better tasting. Also how do you make it and how often do you take it. Ex once a day 7 days a week or 2x a day etc.
    Also , once you lose weight and you decide to stop it , would you gain your weight back.

    1. Jeanette Cacace

      When I was going to college I had no time for breakfast, so I made my own shake and it was delicious and filling. The only thing is that it didn’t last long in the tummy. Approx. 2 hrs. later I was very hungry so I had in my lunch bag a mix of raisins, and unsalted nuts rolled up in aluminum foil;like in a tube shape. With a couple of handfuls of this mixture, it satisfy me until lunch. I lost 20 lbs. in no time and I would call this a high protein diet. The shake consisted of frozen strawberries, a half of a banana and a protein powder from a health food store. and it came in different flavors and it was mixed in a blender. Try it a few times and you’ll love;try it for lunch but not for dinner as it’s not filling enough for 6 hrs. Good Luck

  18. Patricia Solomon

    Can you take the ideal fat burner while taking blood pressure and high cholesterol medication

    1. Amy Posey
  19. JR Wilson

    I LOVE my isagenix dairy free shakes. I never had been a shake person before but it’s so easy, and so healthy!

  20. Carolina

    I’m 49 yrs old and taking meds for diabetes, high blood pressure and triglycerides. Is there any bad interaction of the shake and this meds?

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  21. Allison mMunkholm

    I have tried every diet, every diet pill, and many different shakes! This product works!! It leaves you not hungry!

  22. Joyce H

    Is this product made with goats milk whey? I’m allergic to cows milk..causes inflammation from my sinuses and throughout my digestive track..also can’t do anything with acid, so no citrus either..

    1. Amy Posey
      Amy Posey

      Hey Joyce, I believe IdealShape is made with whey from cows. You might try a plant based meal replacement shake like Vega One!

  23. Jeannie Johnson

    I use Ideal Shake and love the taste. I add fruit and peanut butter powder for a tastier shake. The PB powder is low in calories but gives you the extra protein I need!

  24. Holly Gilbert

    I ordered this 10 days ago and still haven’t received it

    1. Amy Posey
      Amy Posey

      Hey Holly, sorry to hear that. I would contact their customer service! //

  25. Eva

    What is the difference between a meal replacement shake and just drinking a protein shake?

    1. Amy Posey
      Amy Posey

      Hey Eva, great question! A meal replacement is meant to replace a meal and by so doing help you cut calories and lose weight. Meal replacements have sufficient carbs, protein, fat and vitamins to replace a meal with less calories. A protein shake is high in protein and is meant to be taken before or after a workout to help the body recover and rebuild muscle tissue. They really shouldn’t be used as a meal replacement because they usually lack carbs and fat and extra vitamins.

  26. Jamilyn

    Is there caffeine in these shakes? If so, how much and what is the amount equivalent to? Like a cup of coffee, tea…?

    1. Amy Posey
      Amy Posey

      There isn’t any caffeine in the shakes. There might be a very small amount in the mocha and chocolate flavored, but not enough you’d notice any effects.

  27. deborah carter

    I really need to try this, I’m 50 lbs over weight, a diabetic, high bp, cholesterol, I snack at night before I go to bed and get up during the night to snack, mostly sugary treats, not good!

  28. Nancy

    I’m bummed that they contain sucralose (Splenda)! Wish they had Stevia instead!

  29. Lisa

    Do you make a variety that is make with a dairy-free protein source?

    1. Amy Posey
  30. Zaida Vega

    My husband ordered the sample ones you were selling on October 3, 2016. He got an email thanking him for the order. I wanted to try the samples so I can see which ones I liked to order. As of today, December 7, 2016, we haven’t received a response. He emailed and called twice but no one has called us back. It’s been over 2 months. I want my money back since no one has called us back.

    1. Amy Posey
      Amy Posey

      Hey Diane, you can mix it with water, low-fat milk, almond milk, anything you like really! My favorite is chocolate with almond milk and 1/2 a banana. So good!

  31. Katharine

    I’ll stick with Isagenix, which has 24grams undernatured whey protein, no soy, non-GMO, gluten-free, and loaded with vitamins/minerals to support “Nutritional Cleansing.”

  32. Belinda

    If you order the sample pack are you stuck in an auto ship type thing or is it a one time deal?

  33. Ali D

    Tied ideal shake, taste wasn’t that great, wasn’t really bad, but there are others out there that have same (or better) protein, zero sugar, you just have to look 360 degrees abound

  34. Gloria Cannon

    What your phone number please Mine phone is 859 605 9511

  35. Yvonne Showers

    Is this an auto ship product and how long does it take to receive. Can I us this product to replace 2 meals a day?

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  37. Sonia Martinez

    Hello to everyone Just wanted to say that the most of the reviews were positive So I’ll give a try and keep you all posted after I’ve tried it for 30 days. I’m waiting on my order should be here soon.

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