What You Should Know
Attain with Craveblocker is a line of bars and shakes that target hunger as the most common problem with losing weight. The products manufacturer, Melaleuca, suggests not using these products as your sole source of nutrition. The bars and shakes are meant to curb your hunger through beta-glucan fiber, inulin fiber, and protein. The bars come in the flavors chocolate caramel nut, chocolate peanut butter, and sweet and salty nut. The shakes are available in milk chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. On Melaleuca’s website, a six-pack of bars go for $11 and shakes are $15 for 9 servings.
Shake: Whey protein from milk, barley fiber, potato protein extract, oat bran, soy protein, calcium caseinate, whey protein concentrate, maltodextrin, high oleic sunflower oil, corn syrup solids, beet juice powder, soy lecithin.
Bars: Oat fiber, barley fiber, whey protein, potato protein.
Each Attain Bar contains 160 calories, 7 grams of fat, 4.5 grams of saturated fat, 23 grams of carbs, 10 grams of sugar and 10 grams of protein. When mixed with water, each shake contains 120 calories, 3 grams of fat, 14 grams of carbs, 7 grams of sugar, 3 grams of fiber and 10 grams of protein. The shakes and bars use two ingredients to make your stomach feel full: Oat and Barley Beta-Glucan and Inulin. In clinical studies, Beta-Glucan has been proven to swell in the stomach and intestines. Inulin is a soluble fiber that fills up the stomach longer than protein or fat. Melaleuca provides a reference to a clinical study suggesting that inulin can reduce hunger after breakfast and dinner. Potato protein and whey protein isolate are two ingredients of Attain that can trick the brain into thinking you are full. A clinical study suggests that potato protein releases CCK, a hormone that tells your brain your stomach is satisfied. Melaleuca provides references for all of its ingredient’s claims.
- Safe for children.
- 100% natural ingredients.
- Clinical trials support its claims.
- Provides no fat burning effect.
- Cannot be used as a meal supplement.
- Low source of vitamins and minerals.
If you are looking to lose weight while eating well and exercising daily, Attain bars and shakes could be suitable. However, they should not be viewed the same as normal meal replacement bars and shakes. Most of the time shakes and bars are enriched with high levels of protein or vitamins. Each serving of Attain bars and shakes do not contain significant amounts of any vitamins, protein, calcium, iron, or calories. Food is the body’s fuel. These products do not have enough to offer as a meal supplements. However, as a weight loss supplement it can be beneficial because of its appetite suppressing capabilities.