My love of diet products is bested only by my passion for reviewing them 🙂 Meal replacement shakes can be a good way to lose weight, so we did an in-depth review on IdealShape. We looked at the ingredients, side effects, research and customer service. Hundreds of experiences were read to see just how dieters did with this one. Then, with all that info in hand, we condensed and refined to give you the bottom line.
What You Need to Know
To start, IdealShape is a meal replacement that contains Slendesta potato extract as the main active ingredient. The others include whey protein, sunflower oil, various vitamins and a digestive enzyme blend. These shakes are taken twice a day to accelerate weight-loss and you can take the easy to mix formula with you anywhere.
IdealShape has been around since 2003. It uses all natural ingredients, a positive. We like the longevity of the company and the focus on eating right to lose weight. We also like that they offer a money-back guarantee and that the product is easy to find online, but read on…
Price – “Yee-Ouch?”
Our first concern with the IdealShape meal replacement shakes was the expense. “If you have the money to spend, this one does help suppress appetite and reduce caloric intake,” said our Research Editor. “But the prohibitive cost is enough to empty your wallet.” At $70 per container, a month’s worth will cost over $140 when shipping is added. That’s without the optional bars that are recommended.
“Too expensive to justify; more affordable alternatives are out there,” said one user.
“I can’t afford this product, so I’ll keep taking my affordable diet supplement,” said another.
There are some users who felt the cost was just right. One buyer said, “The price now seems worth it to me, and I actually look forward to drinking these for breakfast.”
Another felt it was cheaper than the competition as they could buy it, “for a fraction of the price of many other popular brands.”
Taste – “Yucky!”
Many people also complained about the gritty, overly sweet taste of IdealShape. “I tried IdealShape for the first time this week, and I don’t know how anyone can stand this taste,” said one confirmed customer.
“I haven’t liked a single flavor I’ve tried,” said another.
We also found dieters on the opposite end of the spectrum. One said, “Tastes great, staves off hunger.”
“It is cheaper than Shakeology and taste WAY BETTER,” another user claimed.
Our studies of supplements have shown if there is something more difficult or troublesome about a particular workout routine or diet formula (taste, side effects, cost, painful workout, etc.) the likelihood of achieving long-term success is slim. If IdealShape really does have a taste that is gritty and too sweet, this could be a problem for those looking to slim down.
The Science – “Any Proof?”
There is some research behind the ingredients in IdealShape and some evidence to suggest that it works as an appetite suppressant, but there’s no evidence suggesting that it works better than more affordable alternatives or better than diet and exercise alone. At DietSpotlight, we know the importance of published studies and without unbiased scientific research backing up claims, it can be difficult for customers to believe the statements that a company makes about their products.
The Bottom Line – Does IdealShape Work?
Drum roll please…we were initially intrigued by the longevity of IdealShape. We also liked the convenience, ability to purchase the product quickly and appetite suppression, but the lack of scientific data proving that this is a better weight-loss shake than more affordable alternatives means we are skeptical about recommending this one to dieters. We are also concerned about the overly sugary sweet taste and consistency and the high cost of IdealShape.
If you’d like a way to slim down, we suggest you find a product that is scientifically proven to help you lose weight without the high cost or unappealing taste.
Among the best products we’ve seen in 2016 is one called Leptigen. The formula is a proprietary blend of just four ingredients, which have all been proven in published scientific research and clinical studies to help boost weight-loss by improving metabolism and accelerating fat loss. Reviews show no reports of negative side effects, but dieters are seeing some amazing results.
Also, the makers of Leptigen are backing their product with a Special Trial Offer, which is sign that they’re confident that everyone will see results.