Updated: 11/17/2015 - Sponsored by Leptigen

IdealShape Review - Does This Meal Replacement System Work? Are cost and taste deal breakers?

Editor's Review: 3.5 / 5.0

idealshape-product-imageMy 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.

EDITOR'S TIP: Combine IdealShape with a proven fat burner such as Leptigen for better results.

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.

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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.

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 2015 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.

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How Does IdealShape Compare?

Previous IdealShape Review (Updated July 25, 2014):

What You Should Know

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There are a range of weight loss programs out there offering users myriad different approaches to losing weight. Some of them try to fight the fat from every possible angle-one of these is IdealShape. Interestingly, this company has an agreeable BBB rating. IdealShape is a relatively new weightloss program that incorporates a range of different approaches to weight loss, including meal replacement shakes, a body shaping support supplement, a nutrition plan, an exercise program, and "Brain Food" CDs designed to encourage users to develop effective and healthy habits that will put them on the road to weight loss success.

List Of Ingredients

The meal replacement shakes contain Slendesta Potato Extract as an active ingredient. The body shaping supplement, Resverashape, has Resveratrol as an active ingredient. The company claims that all ingredients used in their products are "effective" and "natural".

Product Details

Users are advised to replace one meal a day with the IdealShape weight loss shake, followed by a glass of water. For faster weight loss, users should replace two meals per day with the shake. Those who are looking to build lean body mass are advised to drink an IdealShape weight loss shake before or after a workout in order to aid muscle repair. The shakes should be taken in conjunction with the shaping supplement. In addition, users are advised to make use of the Brain Food CD in order to encourage healthy behaviours.

See Our Featured


  • Plenty of information about the product available online on the company's website
  • Multi-pronged approach to weight loss
  • A full refund is available


  • The program may be prohibitively expensive for some users
  • The program is quite complicated
  • A full list of ingredients is not easily available
  • Some elements of the program do not appear to be based on rigorous scientific research


IdealShape takes several different and complementary approaches to weight loss, and may help users lose weight and keep it off. The emphasis on healthy eating and lifestyle behaviors works in this product's favor, and it's likely that users who follow this program will see some sort of improvement to their overall health and fitness. However, users should still be skeptical about the overall efficacy of such products, and should weigh up the pros and cons before beginning such a program. Full price ranges can be found on the official site. IdealShape is on the expensive side due to the variety of different weight loss approaches it encompasses, and this cost may put off some users. Users may also wish to inquire about a full set of ingredients before beginning the IdealShape program, particularly if they have or suspect they have allergies to particular ingredients such as gluten or dairy. Overall, however, this program seems to advocate a healthy approach to weight loss.

IdealShape FAQ:

We condensed hundreds of user comments about IdealShape into this helpful FAQ.

What are the side effects of IdealShape?

Some potential side effects of IdealShape include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, dehydration, irregular bowel movements and diarrhea.

What are the ingredients in IdealShape?

The ingredients in IdealShape are whey protein concentrate, whey protein isolate, maltodextrin, sunflower oil creamer, cocoa powder, inulin, potato protein extract, dicalcium phosphate, cellulose gum, magnesium oxide, salt, ascorbic acid, sucralose, vitamin E, artificial flavor, copper palmitate, calcium pantothenate, electrolytic iron, bromelain, papain, amylase, protease, lipase, cellulose, lactase, zinc oxide, cholecalciferol, pyridocine hcl, thiamine hydrochloride, riboflavin, vitamin B12, folic acid and potassium iodide.

Does IdealShape work?

There’s no scientific research proving IdealShape will help users lose weight. There are studies suggesting adding protein to a diet could help with weight-loss, but nothing that points directly at this supplement. You may want to think about substituting IdealShape with a product like Leptigen, which contains ingredients clinically proven to work.

How much does IdealShape cost?

IdealShape costs $70 for one container, consisting of 30 servings.

How should I take IdealShape?

You should take two scoops of IdealShape per day. With a container supplying 30 servings, a package lasts 15 days.

Can I take IdealShape if I have a health condition?

Women who are pregnant or nursing, those taking prescription medications, anyone with health conditions or those under 18 years of age should contact a healthcare professional prior to using a weight-loss supplement, including IdealShape.

What do users like about IdealShape?

Some users liked that IdealShape was easy to mix and convenient.

What do users NOT like about IdealShape?

We found that some users didn’t like the side effects of IdealShape and the taste was less than pleasant.

How do I contact the IdealShape customer service department?

You can contact the IdealShape customer service department by calling 1-800-515-0896, emailing a representative at customerservice@idealshape.com or by mailing correspondence to IdealShape 777 S Auto Mall Dr. Suite 111 American Fork, UT 84003.

How many meals will I need to replace on IdealShape?

You will need to replace one or two meals on IdealShape.

What is the active ingredient in IdealShape?

The active ingredient in IdealShape is Slendesta, a blend of protein and fiber.

How much caffeine is in IdealShape?

IdealShape contains 0.4mg of caffeine per serving.

How many grams of protein are in IdealShape?

Each serving of IdealShape, one scoop, contains 11g of protein.

How many calories are in IdealShape?

One serving of IdealShape supplies 100 calories.

Does IdealShape come with a guarantee?

IdealShape comes with a guarantee. If you aren’t satisfied with the supplement, you can return it within 30 days to receive a full refund.

Do you know of any special deals or discounts on IdealShape?

There are special deals and discounts on IdealShape in the form of transformation kits. However, the past several months have been wild with our readers taking advantage of Leptigen’s Special Trial Offer, which is simply the cost of shipping and handling. Click here to give it a try.

15 User Reviews About IdealShape

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  • 1

    I just started this Product 4 days ago and has anyone experience bad gas?


  • 2

    Just ordered a tub of the chocolate ideal shape shake. Was reading the labels and noticed a sticker attached that says WARNING: this product contains lead and can be harmful….what? Anyone aware of this?


  • 3
    Tammi Perry

    I get real nauseated after drinking my ideal shake. Is this normal? Is this a side effect?


  • 4
    Kay Wessing

    Curious as to how much Sucralos (Spenda?) is in each 8 oz. drink. I have only had 2 shakes out of the tub (which seems to be overly sweet and I’m a sweet nut) and I don’t particularly like how it makes me feel. I have this same reaction to Aspertame. Have you had others make this connection to this artifically sweetened diet aid?



    I too do not like the way I “feel” after drinking it, which is sad because I don’t mind the taste and I do feel full but I just can’t stand the fuzzy,almost aggravated feeling I get after drinking it.


    Your Name

    I’m having the same “fuzzy” and nauseous feelings after drinking it. I’m trying to figure out what in it is causing this.


  • 5

    My husband and I have been using IdealShape for 12 weeks now and combined we’ve lost a total of 112 pounds. We feel fantastic and are getting ready to order our 3rd delivery. IdealShape works!!!!


  • 6
    Helen Majewski

    Has anyone had hair loss after using ideal shape?



    Helen.. that may be from weight loss in general.


  • 7

    I’ve been on Ideal Shape shakes for a quick breakfast that tastes good, it’s very filling and helps with my cravings. I add, a tiny bit of peanut butter to the chocolate shake. Or I’ll put berries in the Vanilla shake. It satifies my cravings and I’ve lost over 17 lbs and feel really good. Lost 4 pant sizes so far. I have a long way to go, but I really think this will be a lifestyle change. It’s really not that expensive, I save so much on regular groceries. I eat very healthy proteins and veggies! Would recommend this product to anyone.


  • 8

    I started using IdealShape Shake after being stall on the same weight a whole month. Did some research before ordering and saw that it has a good rating and reviews. Once I started using IdealShape Shake I saw immediate results, I lost 7 pounds in just two weeks. Im done with my first IdealShape tub, getting ready to start my second one!!!



    are you still on it


    Your Name

    Congratulations! Just got mine. What do you mix yours with – water? Thanks


  • 9
    Leslie Herbach

    I am in the decision make mode of becoming a promoter for Visalus, however, thought I should try your shake first due to such high ratings/reviews that I have read. How would I be able to get a free sample of this product? Thank you, Leslie


  • 10

    Where can I order Idealshape? I have contacted their number on their store site, but it has been disconnected and no longer in service. So please let me know where I can get it where it is secure. Thanks


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