Many weight loss shakes don't taste very good. Is Shake the Crave different?
I'm excited to tell you that I recently got a chance to try a new brand of weight loss shakes called "Shake the Crave". It's made with organic ingredients and is sweetened with natural cane sugar, vanilla, and coconut powder. My review was mainly just for taste, but soon I will try a full-scale 90 day challenge to test how it works. For now, we'll just talk about what this product claims it does and my experiences with it.
Claim 1 - Tastes Like an Old Fashioned Hand Dipped MilkshakeMy response? I wouldn't go that far. I don't know if I just need more practice making the shakes or if it's something else, but the finished product was not thick and creamy. The only way it could live up to that claim would be if you made it with ice cream, which would kind of defeat the purpose.
But does it taste good? You bet. Good enough to use it long term to reach your weight loss goals? Most definitely. I tried both chocolate and vanilla and thought they tasted really delicious. Confessions, I added about a quarter of a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract to my vanilla shake to make it taste how I wanted it to. On it's own...I didn't quite like it; but, with only that one change I plan to use both the chocolate and vanilla to help me reach my goals.
Claim 2 - Helps You Feel Fuller LongerIn my experience I would answer both yes and no. As far as keeping me full to where I didn't want anything else to eat for a long while, no. As far as feeling more satisfied and and not eating as much for the rest of the day? Yes. I tried these on different days so I only had one shake for the day each time I tried it. I felt hungry again about an hour after drinking each shake, but each time I did eat something else, it was only necessary to have a small snack to satisfy me. I also ate less at meal times.
Claim 3- Gives You More Energy And Over All Feeling of Well-BeingIn my experience I'm going to give this a positive response. I didn't feel like running a marathon after I drank them but I definitely felt a sense of peppiness that I did not have before consuming the drink. Keeping in mind that I only had one drink each day, I'd like to see if I really notice much more of a difference after drinking it twice a day, every day for a while.
Other Important InformationAside from the claims of taste, satisfaction, and energy, you'll probably be interested to know that this product is 120 calories per serving. Whichever milk you add will increase that number. For the vanilla I used skim milk and for the chocolate I used almond. To be fair, I will say that next time I drink the vanilla I'm going to use coconut milk. Then, I may not even need to add the little extra vanilla extract, but as it is a pure ingredient, I may just do it anyway. You are allowed to use almond, coconut or skim milk. Most weight loss programs recommend that you don't go under 1200 calories per day, so you'll need to add up the calories in whichever milk you choose to use and figure up your caloric intake accordingly. The full program is much like others you've heard about, one drink for breakfast, one for lunch, two to three healthy snacks in between and a sensible dinner.
The product has a low 0.5 grams of fat, so again you're going to need to check the label on the milk you choose to keep track of the total fat grams per drink.
You'll be glad to know there is no high fructose corn syrup, MSG, GMO's, fillers, or binders. They have also left out the artificial flavors, sweeteners, colors, and preservatives.
Allergy NotificationsIf you have allergies to soy, egg or gluten you'll jump for joy that they are not in this product. It does however contain milk and tree nuts (coconut). If you are allergic to one of those two, you won't be able to try it.
Try Before You BuyTrusted Health gives you the chance to try this product before you buy the full size item. I think that is so smart, because if you don't like the way it tastes, you're not going to use it long term. If you don't know if you like how it tastes, you may not jump in with both feet and purchase a full size container. The samples are free, but you will need to pay $4.95 shipping and handling.
My Overall ReviewMy overall feelings of this product are fantastic. I can't wait to try the full program. I am extremely optimistic that it will help me to reach my goals. This review was mostly about taste, which is really the most important aspect of any person using it long term. Especially in comparison with other popular weight loss shakes, I'd give this one five stars. As most of you guys know, I'm about to go into the hospital with Anna for three months...so I'm waiting until I get back to get started; but, I'm looking very forward to the day I can begin.
My VideoI made a quick 3 1/2 minute video of me trying the product. Watch if you like:
Disclaimer: I received two free samples of Shake The Crave from Trusted Health, Inc in exchange for a review. All opinions posted here are mine.