These shakes are not going to hurt you, but they don't provide something no other shake does, and in my opinion, they're not justified for the price. The ones in the grocery store are just about the same, the only real difference is the price and the taste, and the fact that these come from a multi-level marketing company that makes more money from their reps than their products.
Shakes are a legitimate way to restrict calories, but the problem is that shake diets don't teach you how to handle real food (in spite of what the untrained reps will tell you), so that when you stop the shakes, you tend to gain the weight back. So you drink a shake for lunch. How does that teach you how to cope when your office goes out for lunch at a restaurant, and you have to navigate the menu? How does a shake teach you how to deal with your mom bringing over a ban of triggery brownies?
I like meal replacement shakes only very rarely, when I'm skipping a meal because I'm too busy (such as a busy morning, no time for breakfast, and a trip to the gym in the schedule. And I make my own; I don't do high-dollar shakes. There's never been any evidence that has convinced me these are worth the price tag.
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