What You Should Know
The Jillian Michaels Ultimate Shake is a meal replacement shake with 180 calories. The shake is available online, though not through the official Jillian Michaels website. The website does not list ingredients for the Jillian Michaels Ultimate Shake, either. We did find the product on Drugstore.com with a complete list of ingredients and nutritional information. The problem with most meal replacement shakes is sugar. Sugar is added, which may affect blood glucose response. There are non-calorie sweeteners that taste just as good as sugar. If these were used, diabetics could drink the shakes and the total calorie count with be far lower.
List of Ingredients
Nonfat Milk, Water, Milk Protein Concentrate, Evaporated Cane Juice, Inulin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Natural Flavors, Contains Less Than 1% of:, Maltodextrin, Cellulose Gel, Cellulose Gum, Magnesium Phosphate, Potassium Citrate, Carrageenan, Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Ascorbate (Vitamin C) (vitamin C), Zinc Amino Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) (vitamin E), Biotin, Vitamin A Palminate, Niacimamide, Phytonadione (vitamin K), Potassium Iodide, D Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Chromium Chloride, Copper Amino Acid, Cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12), Sodium Molybdate, Sodium Selenite, Folic Acid, Cholecalciferol (vitamin D3), Pyrodoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Thiamine Mononitrate, Ferric Orthophosphate, Manganese Sulfate, Sea Salt, Rebaudioside A.
The nutritional facts of Jillian Michaels Ultimate Shake are disappointing. Each shake contains 180 calories, 4 grams fat, 1 gram saturated fat, 290 mg sodium, 16 grams protein, 7 grams fiber and 19 grams sugar. We like the protein and fiber content, but the sugar content is outrageous. Of the 180 calories in each Jillian Michaels Ultimate Shake, nearly 80 are from sugar alone. Sugar causes blood glucose to rise rapidly. When the sugar is metabolized, blood glucose drops. Often, that drop does not stop at the right place so glucose dips down too low causing extreme hunger and fatigue. The shake could have 80 fewer calories and reduced impact on blood glucose is Sucralose was used in place of cane juice.
Jillian Michaels Ultimate Shake is a meal replacement shake that contains fewer calories than a meal and more sugar than a dieter needs. At $7.99 per 4-pack, the price is higher than other shakes with less sugar. We suggest using a lean protein mix or an Atkins shake (or other low carb variety).
- Complete nutrition in a portable container.
- Too expensive compared to other diet products.
- Contains a lot of sugar.
- May not be safe for diabetics.
The Jillian Michaels Ultimate Shake is not the best product on the market. There is way too much sugar for the average dieter and diabetics should talk with a physician before using this shake. There is nothing spectacular about milk protein and water packed with flavors and sugar.