IdealShape Meal Replacement Shakes are a form of weight maintenance product that are designed to offer dieters a healthful and calorie controlled meal. The idea is that people who tend to overeat because they don’t like to prepare their own meals will be able to grab a fast and easy alternative that won’t cause them to consume too many calories.
The official IdealShape website has a page dedicated to these shakes. The page describes the product as being one that is meant to help dieters to keep their hunger under control so they can consume a delicious shake instead of overeating with a traditional meal. According to that same page, the product has been “proven to block hunger for up to 3 hours.”
There are two primary reasons that this product should be accepted with great care. The first reason is that the statement includes the words “up to”. The statement didn’t provide a minimum half to the range of time in which this product might function. Therefore, it can be assumed that the statement essentially means that it is proven to work for 0 to 3 hours. When phrasing it that way, it isn’t quite as impressive. Particularly because it doesn’t describe how many people might experience the lower side of that scale.
The second reason that statement should be questioned is that no details were provided to indicate who proved it or how. Was it a medical study conducted by a university? Was it that the owner of the company brought it home and tried it and felt that it satisfied him or her for up to three hours? Without any details to indicate where the proof came from, the statement simply leaves consumers to blindly believe what the company is saying. When a company stands to benefit from the sale of a product, statements claiming proof of a product’s benefit need to be supported by clearer evidence.
At the same time, it’s important not to simply discount the potential benefit of this product just because of the wording of one statement in its advertising. It’s a good idea to take a closer look at what it is, what it contains and how it is supposed to work.
The shakes are available in four different flavors. These are: chocolate, vanilla, mocha and strawberry. These are supposed to be very tasty flavors which allow people to always enjoy their favorite option or to avoid getting bored by having several on hand at any given time.
To use this product according to the directions, one shake should replace one meal each day for people who are trying to maintain their current weight. For people who are trying to lose weight, two meals should be replaced by two shakes.
It is unlikely that a doctor would support this type of dieting. It’s important to consult a licensed medical professional before starting the use of this kind of product.