ViSalus Trim Slim Shape Review

Editor's Review: 2.8 / 5.0

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The ViSalus Trim Slim Shape Program uses a mix of dietary and nutritional supplements to create a weight loss tools. ViSalus states the Trim Slim Shape system combines scientifically proven ingredients to burn fat, boost metabolism and calm hunger. The program features nutrition with reduced calories, and products to curb hungry while increasing energy. The program utilizes the Shape Up Health Flavor mix-ins with anti-aging and energy supplements to create a diet base that is low in fat and calories. ViSalus claims their system deals with the three main components of obesity and yo-yo dieting, calories, energy and hunger.

Ingredients

Vary based on product

Product Features

ViSalus offers a diet program designed to curb hunger and increase metabolism. Included in the plan are the Vi-Shape Nutritional Shake Mix, Shape-Up Health Flavor Mix-Ins, Vi-Slim Metabolism Boosting Tablets and the Vi-Trim Take Hold of your Hunger Drink Mix. Each product works to effectively deal with different problems that come with developing a healthy lifestyle and proper weight. The Vi-Shape Nutritional Shake Mix comes in one flavor and contains proteins, digestive enzymes and fiber. Users mix this powder with water or non-fat soymilk to create a meal replacement. The Vi-Slim Metabolism Boosting Tablets contain a formula the burns fat without stimulants or a jittery feeling. Purchasing of products is done in monthly bundles. Each pricing level contains different options. The basic “Balance Kit” contains 30 servings of Vi-Shape Nutritional Shake Mix, an assortment of Health Flavors and online access to website support. This package sells for $49 a month. The “Core Kit” provides anti-aging and energy formulas as well as balanced nutrition. This feature contains shakes, Vi-Pak dietary supplement and Energy drink mixes. The Core Kit sells for $199 a month.

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Advantages

  • Products delivered to your door for easy accessibility.
  • Online support system offers recipes, menus, nutritional information and exercise tools.

Disadvantages

  • There is no mention of nutritional counseling or a actual “person” support system.
  • The different levels of product bundles might be confusing for some consumers.

Conclusion

ViSalus Trim Slim Shape is an online diet program that provides nutritional supplements, energy drinks and proteins shakes to decrease caloric intake while burning fat and boosting the metabolism. Each price level contains an additional component. For example, the basic kit or Balance kit features the shakes and fruit drinks. As you move up the line of program options, you pay more and receive additional products, such as the fat burning pills. The highest priced package, Transformation Kit, retails for $249 a month and contains all of the products offered by ViSalus including vitamins. All pricing levels provide website access. One thing lacking in this program is any mention of nutritional or dietary counseling. Unlike other popular diet systems, there is no obvious human contact. The system seems to be advice and products. Most dieters turn to a program such as Trim Slim Shape to help them through the day-to-day process of losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It is unclear whether VISalus offers that type of support or just sells diet products.

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85 User Reviews about ViSalus Trim Slim Shape

  • 1
    Alana

    I am very obese and I had the Lap-Band surgery in 2009. I lost about 100 pounds but could not lose anymore. I was unable to drink any of the shakes from the health food stores. They all made me sick. These shakes are a requirement after the surgery to lose weight. I went to a Body By Vi party that someone I know was hosting. I tasted the shakes and did not get sick. I am able to get back on the Lap-Band requirement and Body By Via follows the exact lap-band diet on the 2 shakes a day and 1 sensible meal and 2 less that 100 calories snacks such as fruit and yogurt. I lost 4 lbs and I have not been on it but a week.

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    Alice J.

    This is just slim fast with nicer packaging. The chemicals, fillers and preservatives are bad for you and can cause stomach upset and headaches. This is not food nor should it be used as such.
    People are stupid for jumping into this in my opinion, there are much better ways to lose weight… While eating real food like we are made to do!! Idiots I don’t know why I even waste my breath.

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    Ms. Thomas

    You are so correct, slim fast will do the same and cost less. I was rope into buying this product, it was no big deal so I decided to stop shipment, they kept sending. I refused a package and two later got the same package back. They will not give out return labels or guarantee their products. Best thing to do is eat less and get active.

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  • 3
    heather barrett

    I would like to sell visalis who do I contact

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    Tim Nihoul

    I have used protein shakes for over 15 years. The ViSalus product is by far the best tasting product I’ve found. As a promoter, I’ve seen transformations that are amazing – from that person losing well over 200 lbs to the skinny kid who has been able to put on lean muscle. If you are interested in learning more so you can make your own decision contact me. In addition, for the person looking to make a part-time or full-time income Vi works.

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  • 4
    K. Pastor

    I’m familiar with the program and have contacts who are currently selling/using it. Since I have been deeply involved in the health/fitness/nutrition world for some time, I approach every system with an open mind and spend several hours researching it before putting my final opinion in place. I’ve been on both ends of the weight spectrum having gained 100lbs during pregnancy but also having gone through severe eating disorders, hence why I became involved in this lifestyle. After doing several interviews, in depth research, and being witness to this program, I feel comfortable in stating that it is indeed not the best option. Rapid weight loss is not healthy for any person, even one who is deemed obese. Depending on a chemical based food system to achieve the optimum body does not teach a person how to adopt a healthy mind set on diet and exercise for long term success. I understand the elation with the initial results of weight loss people get with this system but incorporating using their own intelligence and putting in the time will show them that there are natural based foods that they can use to achieve the same results. It’s somewhat interesting that many comments talk of proper diet (natural/whole foods) in conjunction with the shakes is what’s needed for success yet the shakes are laden with chemicals. A permanent lifestyle change cannot be dependent on shakes. Losing 5+ lbs a week is not the proper way to go. Having patience, educating yourself on truly healthy options for mind/body change and success is the proven way to approach weight loss and success. Depriving yourself to such a low calorie intake can have very dangerous and catastrophic consequences. What people tend to not understand is that, when calories are cut too low and the proper nutrition is not given to our bodies, our hormones are deeply impacted as well as the adrenals, liver, etc etc. This issues will not arise immediately but rather, they will appear after we’ve exhausted our bodies internally. Then you will suffer with major fatigue, unexplained rapid weight gain, and emotional instability, to name a few issues. It takes months to regulate these issues to return to a more normal state of being. Any diet that does the work for you, that promotes chemicals in liquid/pill/shake/powder form should usher forth many questions, concerns, and hesitation. And to those who have mentioned that they received their doctors approval….. While I’m in no position to question a doctors judgement, most are not privy to needed information that relates to these diets and will only advise against partaking in it if red flags are obvious. Keep in mind that traditional medical doctors rarely even acknowledge issues with the poor diet related issues apart from obesity. My own doctor, whom I had gone to for years, didn’t even realize my anorexia and even allowed me to get a script for diet pills to “maintain” my low weight even though I had gone to him due to anorexia related issues. I implore everyone to do their homework, to not be caught up in excitement when making decisions that could impact your life negatively. There is a reason all of these topics go back to two simple things: eating whole, natural foods and consistent exercise.

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    Your Name

    WELL SAID>>>PERIOD!!!

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  • 5
    mike

    i dont care what people say about visalus, i get sick of people trying to push it on me, claiming “im trying to help you to make money and get healthier at the same time”. the person trying to push it on me i have only talked to a couple of times in my life…..people are going to get turned off because if you have someone that you hardly know trying to push this on you and you look into it and half the people say scam and the other half say its good you know that their are some people in it for the wrong reasons, the money making reason….however their are good people in the company that are doing it for the right reasons im sure…so back to the guy pushing it on me, i have a head on my shoulders and know when someone is trying to sell me a product byt telling me i can make money by doing it, i know their is something isnt right, a health product is a health product, everyone taking those products should know exactly whats in them….maybe you do….maybe you dont…..i know i do and their are a couple ingrediants in there that are unhealthy for you, look it up….and look into those chemicals that are in it and see if that is beneficial to you..anyways considering most of the pros for visalus are the people trying to make money off it i deem their comments void in my eyes…….as for the people that are looking into it…thinking of getting a “support group” this is your support group, buy this product from me, sell it to three other people then you get yours for free. now since you have done that, get those three prople to sell it to three more people, and their is your “support group”, and that continues down the line until one of those people doesnt feel like screwing their friend into getting into what looks like a pyramid scheme where someone eventually is going to get screwed over. anyways now that i have written a novel, let that sit in your head do some research then make and opinion.

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  • 6
    Patricia

    After drinking the shakes for 90 days I did not lose weight, but rather gained a few pounds which came right off once I stopped drinking the daily shake. They do taste good and might increase energy but despite working out regularly…I gained a few pounds. I am not really overweight, but was looking to continue to tone up and stay fit….Disappointed…

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    Your Name

    were you on 1 or 2 shakes a day? Remember the protein will build muscle. I don’t sell it. I don’t push it. It is working for me though

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  • 7
    Max

    You guys who had no support had bad luck, my uplink is phenomenal, we chat everyday. And had a full tutorial on how to use the product. It works great for me, I am on for 8 days and lost 11 pounds.

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  • 8
    Mike

    I tried the ViSalis shakes and the only thing I lost was my money. No weight lose whatsoever. A friend of mine who started the program with me also had the same bad results. It seemed to me during the introduction of the product by the “support team” that the company was only interested in signing up new members to sell the product. I heard more about “earning” a new car than I did about the ingredients or how ViSalis works. I’m sorry I wasted my money.

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  • 9
    Kay J.

    I have atrial fibrillation and am taking aspirin daily to keep my blood thin. Would there be any problems in taking ViSalus given this health issue.

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    George

    Same question: taking blood thinners (Pradaxa) and beta blockers. Are there any contraindications? Thanks.

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  • 10
    Christina

    I am on week one of the 90-day program, and I love it!! The shakes are good, and you are able to customize them to your taste. I use almond milk instead of regular milk, and for breakfast, I add the mix, milk, and mixed frozen fruit, and blend it all up in the blender. I swear the shake tastes just like the ones you can get at Juice It Up or Jamba Juice. And for lunch, I make a shake with the powder, an espreso shot, and a tablespoon of cocoa powder. So tasty!! Dinner is usually something like chicken breast, salmon, small steak, or tilapia with a fresh veggie like brussel sprouts, asparagus, squash, brocoli, etc. and brown rice, or sweet potato. For snacks, we have something like a Special K bar, or granola bar, mixed fruit and nut mix, celery and peanut butter, or even string cheese. This plan is all about moderation and common sense.

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  • 11
    Dan

    I was on the shakes for two weeks drank one for breakfast and lunch with snacks in between then a regular meal for dinner. I lost 9 pounds but stopped the diet because I felt bad the whole time I was on it. I didn’t have much energy and it would give me a headache and the shakes some times. the day I got off this stuff and started eating regular meals I felt so good and had energy but also gained the wait back now after 3 weeks. I don’t know what it was but its not for me. I’m a 5ft 10 guy at 220lbs and workout at the gym 3 days a week some days I had to cut my workout short cause I didn’t have the energy to do it. I know people who have done good on this and claim it gave them energy. It just didn’t work for me.

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  • 12
    Will

    I think the ones on here that are dismissing visalus are making excuses for their health, no nothing of nutrition and not that I care if you use the product or not. You dying at 57 yrs of age or 87 makes no difference to me. However I will say this to a few comments I seen. First our bodies are designed to digest real food. There isn’t that much “real” food anymore. Its all been genetically modified, filled with hormones and don;t those that organic bs back unless you go and research how little requirements are needed to tag something organic or natural for that fact. You would be surprised. AS for naturally thin? Not sure what that is suppose to mean but guess what. NOBODY IS NATURALLY FAT. FAT nor the ability to store fat is genetic. Yes there are those that have this disease or syndrome. CHANGE IT BY DIET and exercise/active. As for on VI shakes and gaining weight. Well HELLO better nutrition feeds muscles. She didn’t say he gained in size. I have lost 25 lbs and now my weight is climbing again due to muscle mass. Get a grip people. Change your health and stop making ya usual lame ass excuses.

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  • 13
    Melodie

    My shape kit is on order and I am SUPER excited to try it!!! Im 34 yrs old and have never been over weight but i just had my 4th child 11 months ago and can’t seem to shed the weight this time, plus my energy level has gone way down! So again SUPER EXCITED!!!

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  • 14
    Jodi

    I am currently awaiting my shake mix and Neuro, and excited to get going on it. I am a half-marathon runner and a Bikram yogi, and I supplement my diet with a daily shake to optimize health and energy. The Neuro product, used prior to and during my runs, provides mental focus, intensity, and endurance. Visalus is not just for “lazy” people looking for eay weight loss. It is also for athletes looking for optimization. In fact, the products were introduced to me by professional football players.

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    Anonymous

    The product was introduced to me by a personal friend who is an award winning body builder.

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  • 15
    Melissa

    I have just started the shakes but was just told by my doctor to stop taking anything herbal because I will be having knee surgery at the end of the month. Do the Visalus shakes/pills have anything herbal in them?

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  • 16
    Anonymous

    OK people! Lose weight without exercise is like getting paid for not working .I think this product preys on the lazy. I personally want no part of this pyramid, I keep trim by watching what I eat and exercising! And, NO, I am not naturally thin. I lost the pregnancy weight using common sense, get off Your couch and move!

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    Renee

    You people kill me that make comments like “this is for lazy people” and “I stay trim by watching what I eat!” You don’t know all these people that are on this program. You don’t know what their circumstances are, who they are, what they look like, or what their health situation is. You deemed yourself judge, and jury on your own. If you are happy with the way you eat and exersize, then Great!! But don’t judge these people. And if you’re so happy with what you’re doing, why are you on here putting negative comments? Just live your life and don’t dog these people and cut them down just because they are trying a product you don’t like. I would hate to have you people as support teams. You’re all about tearing people down instead of trying to encourage them. And I don’t care about what your reply is…your comments say it all….

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    Melissa

    LOVE IT RENEE! LOVE IT! Every word you said is right on! I have Rhematoid Arthritis and have had countless problems this year with my knee. I am scheduled for my second surgery. So, obviously I haven’t been able to exercise and have gained weight. So I completely agree with you! These people can’t tell us to get off the couch and exercise! I wish I could!

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    Alana

    Thanks you Renee and Melissa for saying that. I wish Icould exercise. I have neuropathy and when I exercise I blister on the bottom of my right foot which can lead to infections. I was told by my doctor to try the GNC shakes. I did and all made me sick. This is the only one that my body can handle. People are quit to call obese people lazy but do not know the situation.

  • 17
    Jason

    I am on my 2nd 9 day challenge and for those of you who do not think it works or that it is not healthy, you guys have no clue. I took this to my personal dr before I started and he sid go for it. Not only have I lost 25 pounds but I have improved my blood sugar levels greatly in 4 months. Being a diabetic it is hard to eat 3 meals a day and maintain the proper blood sugar levels. These products are amazing and the results are real! 1 more thing its not expensive at all. $99 a month for 60 meals? Go find that somewhere else.

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    Anonymous

    do you just have the 2 shakes a day? One in the morning and lunch then fruit in between and supper?

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  • 18
    Kelly

    I tried the 90 day challenge and was very disappointed with the lack of personal support and instruction and I hounded my supplier! For the amount of money I spent on this stuff, it was not worth it. It works-but any diet program will work if you focus on it. Not impressed and will not continue but will go back to the age-old tested and true way-eat less processed foods and exercise.

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  • 19
    Sheri

    Anyone have stomach problems or constipation while using the shakes?

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    Anonymous

    my husband has been drinking the shake for almost 45 days. his ibs has become soo much better. i drink them occasionaly for the opposite reason and it works well for me c:

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    Dale

    I have had terrible constipation on the product. I like the product and it tastes good. But even when I mix in Benefiber I am constipated. Went off for a few days to see if there is a change and since I’ve not been drinking shakes no problem.

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    Jim Todd

    I started doing the shakes about a month ago and when I first started I was constipated bad and had rectal bleeding. Just recently after talking with my dr. He asked if I had any diet changes. I told him about Vi and he said I should try stopping before going to more invasive measures. 2 days after I stopped the shakes the rectal bleeding stopped. Well I have 4 bags cause they keep sending it, even though I backed down to the one bag a month, so I decided to try it again thinking it might just be a fluke bit sure enough 2 days after staeting back up the rectal bleeding started again. On top of all that I lost ten pounds but gained it back assuming it was the muscle gain but who knows. All I know is I’m back at the same weight

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    Zoey

    The shakes have a good dose of fibre and if you are not used to it, it can cause constipation and be very uncomfortable. Start with one shake a day, move up to two after a few days or even a week. Careful adding anything with lots of fibre as it will make it worse! Fibre is something most diets lack and although it’s great for you and will help regulate your system, it’s something your body needs time to adjust to. Hope that helps!

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    getagrip

    spoken like a true drug dealer

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  • 20
    Deborah

    I started the program 1 wk ago. Instead of grabbing whatever I can on the go, I drink a shake for breakfast and lunch and have a meal with my husband in the evening. Is it better to eat lunch and have a shake for dinner? My friend lost from a 12 to an 8 dress and looks great; so I’ll let you know how it works for me.

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    Sunni

    How did it work for u?

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  • 21
    Ken

    I have started the 90 day challenge and in week 5. The shakes are good as you can addyour own fruitor what you crave and they taste good. Yes I amobese and have gonefrom 428 to 394 in this short time with very little extra exercise.

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    Anonymous

    Great job, why would you want to exercise??

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  • 22
    ortiza

    If ViSalus is such a scam, why is it currently being promoted by celebrities, professional athletes, doctors, chiropractors, personal trainers, competitive body builders and new entrepreneurs all across North America. I’m just saying.

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    Sandy

    This sounds no different than Herbalife. I was involved back in the 80′s when it was fist started. I also had no support and people at the top got paid the big money. I agree with many of the people commenting that good old fashioned proper eating of healthly foods, exercise and portion control will get you the results you are wanting to achieve.

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    Barb

    SERIOUSLY???? Celebrities, athletes, TV “doctors” promote JUNK that doesn’t work all the time!!!! Even medical doctors, with very limited nutrition training will simply throw out the “diet of the month”, or the most well known diet to their patients. Hmmm… why would a trainer or a new entrepreneur promote the products?? Could it be because they are selling them??
    People are intended to live in whole foods. NOT LIQUIDS… you are not a hummingbird, are you? Please, PLEASE, PLEASE use your functioning BRAINS before you embark on a weight loss plan (notice I said weight loss… not FAT loss). You could damage yourself in ways that will not even show up for years… by then you will have moved on and likely not even connect the dots as to why you are sick. I don’t care about 90 day challenges… I want to see where you are at in 290 days!

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    Gary

    Man, could you YELL anymore? Curious why the tone of your post has to be condescending. Do what works for you. Period.

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    Ruffinrowdy

    From my perspective, you can keep on yelling or adamantly trying to get the Body by Vi followers to wake the heck up. Read up on the product people – it is not worth the money and might even be ‘bad’ for you. Anyone can lose weight in the first few weeks with starvation. Better to fix your brain and your relationship with food. The simple answer is to quit eating garbage, move your body, follow a low glycemic diet and you will always win. It is simple science folks!

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    Kat

    Well said Barb. Those who think that celebrities are good, honest people need to give their heads a shake. They are merely overpaid salespeople and as fake as they come.
    Also, there really is no miracle weight loss program known to date and there likely never will be. Exercise and a healthy, wholesome diet, along with ruling out disorders such as hypothyroidism, are essential weight loss strategies.
    I’m not saying these products are totally bad – some may be helpful to get people started along their path to better health – but if used at all, they should only be for short term, and in moderation.

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    Anonymous

    The ingredients concern me quite a bit. It looks like it is full of MSG (top ingredient in the powder). Is it healthy?

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    fat cat

    Although common sense told me a flavour enhancer could not be the top ingredient I checked my bag, no MSG anywhere.I have lost a few pounds, but I eat like a horse for my main meal

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    shirley brown

    cannot wait to try it

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  • 25
    CJ

    These products have additives in them that are ill advised for for use with women who have had estrogen based breast cancer! They also claim these products are safe to use by everyone! The warning label on the package clearly contradicts this!

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    Teresa

    I enjoy the shakes. It gives me energy, I feel better and motivates me to stay on track with myfitnesspal.com diary.
    The taste is delicious.Work it your advantage, don’t be so stuck with all the rules.What works for each of us is the best, since we all have different bodies and goals.

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    Roxana

    My bf uses this 3 times a day in addition to his protein meals and he has gained weight (supposed to) but muscle, so he looks stronger and feels better. Recommend it for that. In the other hand, it is a bit pricey.

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  • 28
    silvertop

    My son in law is trying this and drinks wine in the evening with the sensible meal. Is that part of the program?

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  • 29
    L. Moore

    I have just started taken the Vi Shake and Metabolic booster pills. The first thing i noticed was that i had more energy, more alertness, and loved the taste of the drink. I add my own fruit but use water instead of soy milk. I find that there is food left over at the end of the day. This shake 2times a day along with normal eating cuts back about 300 calories a day that i would normally have eaten. I am really glad to have the energy increase without any hyper feeling or jitteriness. I walk once a day for 30 minutes and look forward to it strictly because when you have more energy you want to do things. I will have more to say as the weeks progress.

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    Cara Velez

    All I know is that I am on day 2. It sucks! I hate the fact that I am having a shake for breakfast & lunch. I hate it. But I am going to stick with it b/c I need to loose weight. Shakes taste terrible!

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    JO

    YOU ARE THE FIRST TO SAY THE SHAKES DO NOT TASTE GOOD…I AM GOING TO TRY IT…

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    nwil3130

    I am a consumer & distributor and I’ve only heard of one person disliking the shake- and this is because they weren’t making it right! It’s pretty simple and hard to mess up IMO, but maybe reread the directions and you can always make changes/add things you like to have it at your standards. Also, refer to the recipe booklet and maybe try out some different ones. There are TONS of tasty recipes! I’ve had other shakes before and none compare to ViSalus. This isn’t chalky and doesn’t TASTE like a dietary supplement. It tastes like a normal smoothie!

    Maybe try vanilla soymilk or almond soymilk if you are now using regular.

    Hope you enjoy!

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    Katy

    I use the shakes with Silk original flavor and have lately been using juice as well. Try half cup of orange juice, half cup of pomegranate juice with 2 scoops of shake mix. You can add in 1 cup of frozen pineapples and blend well. I use a ‘magic’ bullet and it works very well. Good luck and hope it tastes better for you. There are also Facebook pages that give great recipes if you lookup Visalus Shake you’ll be able to find them.

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    no name

    try mixing the shake in a blender. |That makes a big difference.

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    mindy

    I’m waiting on my mix to come in the mail. However, I have 5 friends on this, of which two are guys. The guys have both lost about 20 lbs on it over the course of 2 months. The women, not as much, but they have lost inches!!! The person i am purchasing from has told me to start off on one shake a day & work myself into the two shakes a day. Makes sense, gives my mental process time to adjust. You should still do your snacks in between (grapes, nuts, small salad, etc) Anyone that knows anything about health and fitness should know that you are to consume 5 small meals per day. This is merely 2 of them, you still have 3 to go ;) You should never feel hungry after that. Just make smart choices :) Drinking plenty of water will also help when the feeling of hunger strikes. Most of the time we eat out of boredom, or get this~ out of dehydration! Feed the body what it NEEDS (not what you want) , and it’ll work out well.

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    Joanne

    I’m trying to decide if I should try the shake or not…what do I do? does it really work?

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    Linda

    Joanne, yes it works! I lost 2 pants size in 2 months and have never felt better.yes I am a distributor but I promot ViSalus Sciences because of the over all health change that it has had on me. The shake mix power tasts like vanilla cake mix. you can use what ever you like to create the tast you want. I use non-fat milk (over the moon milk is great) and they have a fat free chocolate as well, you can use orange juice as well, it tasts like a creamsicle. I mix 2 scoops of Vi shake mix with crushed ice and chol. milk,you can add strawberrys and/or a banana in a one serving blender untill smooth and drink with a sterol,they a awsome.you can mix them up and have a shake as a night time snack so I am not going to bed with a heavy meal.In the mornings I just mix powder w/milk and drink, I Love the tast.But nothing is set in stone, do what works for you and its ok to have light snacks in between shakes.If U would like to read more you can go to lindamaxwell.myvi.net Good Luck to you!

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    Titus

    Going to try the product and will let you know what I think. Have 30 years in fitness and MLM. Have much to learn even still and this should be interesting.

    As for you anonymous and negative commenters; NO IDENTITY-NO CREDIBILITY! NO NAME-NO CLAIM!

    If you have nothing to learn or gain outside of your claimed healthy eating…why then were you looking for something else? WHY DID YOU SIGN UP TO BEGIN WITH? No I really want to know the answer to that question.

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    Somefakename

    Yes, because adding a (likely ficticious) first name or a screen handle immediately makes someone more credible.

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    D

    Anonymous June 12th, 2011:
    Ill agree that powders are not as good as real food. But for cost…. If you really know how to eat healthy its gonna cost a lot more then a measly 100, I ate healthy for 3 months and it cost me around 200-250. I didnt go to expensive markets, just where ever is cheap. I had to stop that as it was killing my account. I spend around 100 on the shakes,maybe 20 on milk 30-50 on chicken and another 20 on yogurt. so around 200 now(I didnt use yogurt or water before). I lost 17 lbs in the first 2 months I was impressed as I’m not a fat guy. But the thing I really liked about the shakes is that I was full for 2-3 hours, I didnt feel tired afterward, and overall felt good. I find this program is great for most people as they

    1. Don’t understand what’s on a nutritional list
    2.Don’t have time to make “meals” for lunch / breakfast. aka are on the go
    3.Are overweight and wish to loose without going to the gym
    4.Don’t want to Calorie count
    5.Overall Want something Easy.
    I can go on but this is my thoughts on this product. OHH about the someone on the TOP I suggest looking into that. You don’t help your team you don’t go to far, now if you magically get some Magics Amazing people who will help everyone below them… then in that case your right… But not gonna happen.

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    kerri

    I completely agree. I have been on this program for 75 days and have lost 20 lbs. For the people out there that are saying that it is to expensive, visalus has a program were you can sign 3 people up under you for the same program that u are on and all u have to pay is the shipping. I have only paid for mine once and that was the first shipment. Now for those people that say that it is not healthy to stay on this for a long time and that it is not healthy to eat only a few calories. I have to say that you are right it is not healthy to do that. But, visalus only ask that u do the program for 90 days ( hints the 90 day challenge) if u continue it after the 90 days that is ur choice. Visalus also states that u need to eat snacks in between each shake and u need to have a well balanced meal. They state in the video on line that u need to have a calorie intake of 1000 to 1200 calories a day and include the shakes in to that. I have taken this product to my doctor and had her look at it and she said that it is safe to take.

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    crw

    Visalus is AWESOME and so is the support it is full of nutrition you can lose about 20 lbs in 90 days replacing one meal a day, you can lose 30 to 90 lbs in 90 days replacing 2 meals a day. You can use it to build muscle by taking after a workout and to gain weight drink with whole milk and put something like peanut butter in it. It is healthy and taste GREAT!!! I use 8 oz of skim milk and frozen fruit taste like icecream!

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    Anonymous

    I agree w/Joe and the other Anonymous poster;it IS an expensive way to starve yourself, and the reason being, is because you still have to supplement the shake w/your regular dietary intake of fruits and veggies, and its optional to mix with milk, which can also get expensive. So really\, your not cutting back on any grocery expenses, your increasing the expense by the adition of the over-priced shake mix! Also, how long can a person do this for realistically? Yeah, you may loose weight initially,but in the long run, replacing a meal with a shake will teach you nothing on how to eat properly for life.How about take that $100 and check out the fresh produce isle, and hit up a gym, or the outdoors, or whatever. Think of what $100 could do, indstead of ingesting a powder that your body will only absorb so much of. You may as well take the $100, mix it with some milk in a blender and drink it. Think about, someone at the ‘top” is making money, and chances are, he’s no ripped Arnold Schwarzenager.

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    mp

    I agree with joe and both anonymous users….the cheapest option is $100 a month…you can get a gym membership for $300 for the year! Anything will work if you stick to it, but who is going to drink a shake everyday? be realistic. I lost 25lbs for my wedding…not by drinking shakes but by eating better foods, no fast food, no pop, no bread, and working out 20 min. a day with a jillian michaels video that cost me $10. DON’T BUY INTO INTO THE VISALUS JUNK.

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    cg

    I have lost 25 pounds on Visalus. Have always worked out (ex Ballet dancer) I also dont buy anything prepared, and never have. I also have diabetes. everything about my health has improved since being on the shakes, especially the numbers anyone with diabetes watches! Anyone who is very busy, and doesnt have the time to prepare lunches to go, or good breakfasts should take a look at this. I just wonder if “anonymous”
    is infact from some other competitor!!!

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    Joe

    I tried this program, very expensive way to starve yourself. If your problem is over eating and you are obese this program may work for you. Anyone who actually forgets to eat regularly and thinks this will give you enough calories to help you lose, forget it you wont. I tried this program, lost 8 lbs in the first week (water weight only) didnt lose a single pound after that. Very expensive and is a dangerous way to try, it is about a 1/4 of what my daily recommended calorie intake is, so my body wont shed any weight.

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    Terry

    Not sure where Joe gets starving yourself from ..I have lost 19 lbs and am far from starving and you also have to eat a balanced meal and it is called exercise … and as for the product starving you ..ummm my husband is using it as a meal supplement and has gained 10 lbs in a month on it so explain that … I lose on it and he gains on it .. sounds to me the way you esat has a lot to do with it and how you exercise …. and I have all the support I need from the team and also if you know how to read you have directions on how to use it …

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    Anonymous

    Or sounds like your husband is hitting up drive-throughs on the way home because he is STARVING from just drinking a shake.

    The product is a joke. No chemically manufactured, processed suplement is going to be healthy long-term. The human body was designed to eat natural fruits, vegetables, and meat. The best way to lose weight is to eat a well-balanced diet while avoiding processed foods and leading an active, healthy lifestyle. End of story.

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    D

    It may seem like your starving yourself at first probably because you were eating more then you should in the first place. A full plate of food ain’t a full meal…. its usually 3 meals.

    t

    You are suppose to eat a sensibly meal along with the shakes, not just the shakes for your daily caloric intake! The shakes are awesome and really work!

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    MARIANNE GEHART

    ViSalus totally has a weight loss support team!!! Usually people join thru a challenge party where others are there to educate on the products. These people are your support!! We are all here for you!! This company also donates shakes to feed the children. They will match you! Now that’s amazing!!

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    Joe

    I also found most of the “support team” didnt have a clue and couldnt help, no instructions even came with my products. I had no clue what to do in the beginning. Very poor suppport!!!

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    Kelly

    that was my experience also. and I hounded my “support team”!

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    lanie

    well they are full support and i lose 5lbs 2 weeks

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    Susan

    I am highly disappointed in the lack of official support. You would think for $250, Visalus could at least provide a basic “getting started” page of instructions. I ordered the $250 kit which I understood was for 30 days. They only supply 15 days of appetitite suppressant and one of the supplements suggests taking 1-2 a day but not more than 4 pills a day. There are 30 pills in there so if you would like to try the 2-4 a day, you have to buy more product. UNFAIR!!! At that price, I am sure they could supply at least 60 pills. Also, NO ONE to ask! No official guidelines and, if you ask the person who recruited you, there is no way to know if they know wht they are talking about.

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    Gaffco

    I have to disagree ! U can call customer service and answer the phone in a timely manner.They have always been there to help me

    michelle

    When buying form a direct sales consultant it would be good to pick someone with some knowledge of the product, most promotors have a team page where questions can be asked and answered, and we support of customers with meal plans, and on going support, I am very sorry you had a bad experience and all promotors are not created equal…please feel free to contact me for support as a family we have lost 147 pounds since january and have never felt better, the products work when used correctly and you will never need more than 1 vi-trim or vi-slim per day…they are extra support, but absolutely not required to have amazing results…much love!

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    Alana

    For those who do not hace a good support team, go on facebook and join Mind, Soul & Body By Vi. They are very knowledgeable of the product and do not just do sales pitches, they have actually been on the shakes and seen results.

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    PK

    Visalus is a scam….stay away it is a joke

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    Blaine

    Not Even Close to being a Scam! Comes with Very Specific instructions, Supports system online and In Person. My Kit came with very clear instructions and I lost 12lbs my first month and kept it off. They’ve been in Success from home magazine 2x in last 5years. Im sure Success magazine did their due diligence Joe!

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    Anonymous

    ViSalus has a CRAZY HUGE support team…..namely almost everyone who’s on it…. Also, I don’t think Blythe Industries would hold stock in a scam….I also don’t think Hulk Hogan, Houston Alexander, Steve Harvey, or Dennis Rodman would endorse a scam……it’s not a scam!

    D

    PK = Spam
    Joe sorry to hear. My product came with instructions, your promoter shoulda helped you out, expecially if ya asked.

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