Updated: 01/07/2018

Secure Review - 5 Things You Need to Know


I’m obsessed with finding diet products that actually work. Let’s find out if Secure Complete Meal Replacement Powder is one of them. We dug deep and wrote one of our thorough reviews, focusing closely on the ingredients, side effects, clinical studies and level of customer service. We also read hundreds of dieter comments and user reviews from around the web. Lastly, we summarized and condensed the data we collected to give you the bottom line.

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What You Need To Know

First of all, Secure is essentially a “complete” meal-replacement shake that provides 26 vitamins and minerals, seven grams of protein, two grams of dietary fiber, seven grams of carbohydrates and 63 calories. You simply add one scoop of this powder to 6-12 ounces of water, non-fat milk or juice. It can be consumed as much as needed, in place of meals and unhealthy snacks. The purpose of this product is to nourish the body, while promoting weight reduction. Both women and men can use this supplement to assist with fat loss. It’s sold online through dealers such as HSN.

It’s unclear when this diet shake was first released, but it was created by Andrew Lessman, and it is available online. Secure powder does not contain any GMOs, artificial additives, colors or fillers. Also, this meal-replacement drink is available in chocolate, peanut butter, mixed berry, pina colada, vanilla, and coffee flavors, but read on…

Unsavory Taste – “Can You Handle It?”

The first concern we had with Secure shake powder ingredients is the taste. “After reading some customer feedback on the web, it’s clear that plenty of people do not like the flavor of this supplement, which is a concern. After all, if you can’t handle drinking it, it will not be useful for weight-loss,” says our Research Editor.

“Sorry guys, this was absolutely the most horrible tasting stuff I’ve ever had in my life,” stated another customer.

“I did not like this product and I am sending it back,” said yet another individual.

Side Effects – “Something Else to Think About”

Some customers have complained about Secure meal-replacement side effects. In fact, one user commented, “Gives me a serious stomachache and bloating! Can’t handle it.”

“Don’t like the gritty taste, and it makes me gassy,” said another customer.

We have years of research behind us, and one thing we’ve found is that small things, like poor taste, can stop any chance of long-term success. If Secure isn’t good how is the dieter going to lose weight?

The Science – “Any?”

At DietSpotlight, we prefer to see some documented science that supports the weight-loss product we are researching. While we appreciate that Secure meal-replacement shake powder is low in calories, we could not pinpoint any published research that backs up this supplement as effective.

The Bottom Line – Do Secure Shakes Work?

Now the moment you’ve been waiting for: our bottom line on Secure shakes. First off, we like that this supplement contains vitamins, minerals and protein to help support overall health and energy levels. However, we have some concerns about this diet drink because it’s not supported by any actual science. Also, we’re leery of the negative customer comments posted on the web and the complaints that this powder has an unsavory taste.

If you’d like to drop more weight, we advise you to go with a product that does not have an unsavory taste and contains clinically proven ingredients.

Among the best products we’ve seen this year is one called Dietspotlight Burn. This supplement uses a blend of four key ingredients, which have been proven in published scientific research to help ignite metabolism and improve fat loss. We can’t find any talk of unpleasant side effects and user feedback around the internet indicates people are seeing very good results.

The makers of Dietspotlight Burn are so satisfied with their product they’re offering a Special Trial Offer, which is a good sign.

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What You Should Know

Secure is a weight loss shake that claims to be a meal replacement though it contains only 70 calories per serving. Consuming only 70 calories per meal is not enough to keep the body in good working order. Dieters need at least 1,000 to 1,200 calories per day for normal body function. This allows the dieter to lose an average of one to two pounds a week, more if they exercise regularly. The shakes are packed with vitamins and nutrients, so dieters could consume more than 15 per day to meet calorie goals, but that would be an expensive trade-off for real food. Drinking meals instead of eating meals may lead the dieter to a feeling of deprivation. Deprivation is one of the most common reasons why dieters stop dieting. Secure does not mention exercise as part of the weight loss program.

List of Ingredients

No official website or ingredient list.

Product Features

The first problem with Secure weight loss shakes is the lack of nutritional information. Without an official website, dieters must rely on outside publications for information. The product could be out of production, so dieters need to check the expiration date on any shake mixes found for sale online before making a purchase.

The taste of Secure shakes is what drives dieters to buy more. The mix does not clump in water and tends to dissolve completely. There are several flavors, including traditional vanilla and chocolate and unique pina colada and peanut butter. The powder can be consumed in water or skim milk for added calories and thickness.

We found no testimonials for Secure meal replacement shakes. Dieters consuming only 70 calories per meal should have fantastic weight loss stories to share, but that is simply not the case. It could be that the shakes are not filling enough and soon the dieter is too hungry to continue on the plan, thus no weight is lost in the long run.

There is no pricing information on Secure meal replacement shakes.


  • Very low calorie meal replacement powder.
  • Available in a variety of flavors.
  • Can be mixed n hot and cold beverages.


  • No official website.
  • Some consumers report a chalky feel in the mouth.
  • The new version of Secure contains 77 calories.
  • Dieters may feel extremely hungry unless they consume shakes constantly.


Dieters tend to flock to meal replacement shakes as a quick and easy breakfast solution. Secure is ideal for this purpose, but only when mixed with fruit and skim milk to increase calorie total for the morning shake. If the dieter drinks six shakes a day, one for each meal and snack, they will consume less than 500 calories.

Summer Banks Dietspotlight Author
About the Author:

Summer Banks, Director of Content at Dietspotlight, has researched over 5000 weight-loss programs, pills, shakes and diet plans. Previously, she managed 15 supplement brands, worked with doctors specializing in weight loss and completed coursework in nutrition at Stanford University. full bio.

2 Secure Reviews

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    L.a. (Verified User)

    Used secure on and off for 10 years I like vanilla I can mix it in any beverage.I’m 63,and my body is long and lean so I can wear clothes well but you can’t expect a product to work by itself a healthy lifestyle must be adopted live love laugh exercise and,never eat anything from a bag that rattles.if you don’t like the flavor add fresh fruit ( strawberry blueberry banana etc)in blender for a delicious blend be creative

  • fara

    I find it hard to believe people hate the taste of secure. it has a 4.4 out 5 star rating. I drink the chocolate and the coffee and It tastes very good. I put milk in it. There is no aftertaste whatsoever. very low in sugar and carbs.