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Equate Ultra Weight Loss Shake - Creamy Milk Chocolate

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Equate Ultra Weight Loss Shake - Creamy Milk Chocolate
 
3.9

(based on 19 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

not the best to taste but it help me lose weight

This helpes me alot. At times i didnt want to drink it but i lost 20 lbs on this. And it's not bad at all. I was try n a lot of things...Read complete review

This helpes me alot. At times i didnt want to drink it but i lost 20 lbs on this. And it's not bad at all. I was try n a lot of things I needed to fit in my prom dress lol. And i didnt have a lot of time to go to the gym aren't a lot of us like this lol. But i walked my butt to the end of my street and run back everyday with the drink it worked fast but it made me pee alot!!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I will pass on these shakes!

I will say that these are a better price then the slim fast drinks and they taste pretty much the same. That is about all that is good about them. The taste of these...Read complete review

I will say that these are a better price then the slim fast drinks and they taste pretty much the same. That is about all that is good about them. The taste of these drinks is not very good. They seem to have an aftertaste to them. The texture is not good either. I tried the Equate ultra weight loss shake for a little while and I ended up having to stop. I soon discovered that this was not a diet that I could stick with. I got tired of the drinks very quickly. I also looked at the ingredients in the drinks and they really lack the nutrition that your body needs to be healthy. They are low in calories and you can lose weight doing it, but I have also known people who have just gained the weight right back when they got off of the drink. Most diets don't work. It goes back to basic eating and exercising. This may work for a short time, but not as a lifestyle. I wouldn't recommend these. It is one of those fad diets.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Tasty but results are negligible

By 

from USA

Comments about Equate Ultra Weight Loss Shake - Creamy Milk Chocolate:

These shakes follow a simple premise, restrict your caloric intake to help you to lose weight. Well that is fine and dandy, although you do start getting tired of drinking shakes twice a day instead of eating any real foods. And the diet snack bars are often too sweet with artificial chemicals for my taste buds.

I like to drink just one shake a day for breakfast, since it is my most hectic time of the day. If I do not have breakfast I find I graze all day long. So I take a Creamy milk chocolate shake and down it for my morning meal. I haven't noticed any massive weight loss, however it does give me enough energy to keep me going through my morning and into my afternoon.

The taste is surprisingly good for a diet shake, although I do like mixing a little fresh fruit or peanut butter in mine to give me a little variety. Having the shake come from Equate means I don't spend nearly as much money as I would buying the name brand.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good for a start.

By 

from USA

Comments about Equate Ultra Weight Loss Shake - Creamy Milk Chocolate:

Equate Ultra Weight Loss Shake - Creamy Milk Chocolate is one of the first few shakes I had my hands on, when I started to take them as a meal replacement. So, basically it was a part of the beginning of my journey towards weight loss. I was new to these shakes and had no clue how do these things taste. Have always had fresh shakes in the past, and was kind of skeptical with what all go in these ready to drink shakes. For a start, Equate Ultra Weight Loss Shake was not bad. Though it tasted good, it had some aftertaste, probably due to Vitamins added. I felt hungry in a short span after having this shake, it might needed sometime to get used to this product, but I was lucky enough to come across another good brand of diet shakes, I got to know through my friend. But, this shake was good for a start, most importantly because it was cheaper than the other available brand names in the market.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Budget friendly alternative to Slim Fast

By 

from USA

Comments about Equate Ultra Weight Loss Shake - Creamy Milk Chocolate:

The Bottom Line: Equate Ultra weight loss Shakes are almost identical to Slim Fast shakes, as far as nutrition goes. The taste is also very similar and just as tasty, but they will save you about 25% to 35% and are a bit more budget friendly than the name brand. A good product for a good value.

If you compare label to label, you will see that the calorie count is identical (190 for both) BUT you actually get more product with Equate (11 ounces), versus 10 ounces for Slim Fast . The fat, protein, carbohydrates, and fiber counts are absolutely identical. Equate has slightly more potassium than Slim fast (740 mg for Equate vs 600 mg for Slim fast), and Equate has less sodium than Slim Fast (190 mg vs 210 mg). As far as taste goes, I love Equate's shakes just as much as I do Slim-fast.

As far as weight loss goes, Equate shakes do help you control your calorie intake, while providing you with a decent amount of nutrition and vitamins, but I always find that these shakes make me crave something crunchy after less than three of four days of being on the shake diet. They do taste great and are especially satisfying as breakfast, but I will always get hungry within less than three hours.

I will usually revert to Equate's shakes whenever I have a couple of pounds to lose after too much indulgence, and I will have one shake for breakfast, one shake for lunch (with a fruit or some protein), and a light dinner. These shakes are great for calorie control, but there is no magical formula here and I do not recommend this sort of diet for any longer than two weeks. If you are crunched for time for breakfast or lunch, these are definitely healthier than not eating at all, or eating junk food, so I always have at least 6 cans on hand in my fridge. Because these Equate shakes are so much more affordable than their Slim Fast counterparts, I can actually have more than one variety, to avoid boredom (I especially like the vanilla and strawberry flavors).

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A weight loss tool at a bargain!

By 

from Pennsylvania

Comments about Equate Ultra Weight Loss Shake - Creamy Milk Chocolate:

I always like to cut costs where I can. The Equate Ultra Weight Loss Shakes are about the same as the Slim Fast ones but are way more less expensive. The creamy milk chocolate flavor tastes good to me and are creamy. They have vitamins and nutrients that are healthy for you. If you replace one or two meals a day with a shake you can significantly reduce your calorie intake thus loss weight. I must admit this is not easy. I found I could not give up actual food that easily. Although the shake has protein and other things in it to help you feel full I still didn't follow this diet plan for very long. However, I do like to keep these on hand as part of a healthy lifestyle and diet. I do not use them as directed but they are convenient and do come in handy in a pinch. If I don't have time to make a healthy snack or meal I will use these. I just don't use them every day. If you are looking to try a shake based diet plan I do recommend trying these.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Equate Chocolate Shake

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from Undisclosed

Comments about Equate Ultra Weight Loss Shake - Creamy Milk Chocolate:

My only reason really for purchasing the Equate Weight Loss chocolate shake was because the store I was out was currently all out of the regular brand I am used to buying. I didn't feel like going to another store so I bought the store's generic brand instead. I kind of knew it was a mistake before I did it but I didn't realize just how accurate my assessment was until I tried one the following morning. First off the so called milk chocolate flavor tasted like some artificial chocolate substitute they make in factories. It left a really strange residue in my mouth as well as an equally strange and gross aftertaste that lasted for so long that I actually had to go and brush my teeth to physically get rid of the taste in my mouth. I would never ever go for the cheaper brand again, not only did it taste awful but it did not sit well on my stomach and only kept me full for a couple short hours.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

These are okay tasting but thicker than other brands.

By 

from West Virginia

Comments about Equate Ultra Weight Loss Shake - Creamy Milk Chocolate:

I bought a few cases of these shakes because I like the amount of proteins, vitamins, and minerals they have in them. They have a surprising amount of B12, other B vitamins, iron, protein, and even calcium in them. These are all things that I look for in my nutrition because of my anemia. I also like them for their weight loss potential but I prefer them as the occasional meal replacement.

I wouldn't use these long term just because I don't get satiated as well with these as I do with real food. The shakes are good but you do have to be sure to shake them. This particular brand has to be shook a lot to really prevent clumps. The shake is ultra pasteurized so you don't have to keep it in the fridge immediately or at all if you don't want.

I prefer these cold but it makes them harder to shake up.

I will drink these in the mornings or at lunch. I don't like these for replacing dinner because I don't feel satisfied. Sometimes I will have one of these along side my meal.

One weird thing I've found that I like to do is pour some of these into my pop icicle maker and make my own ice cream bars with shakes. They do have a chalkiness about them but it's a little something different to try. I also mix them with a little yogurt and freeze at times or toss some strawberries in semi-frozen just to spice things up from the blandness of these after a few days.

There's a lot you can do with these shakes and they have been a nice tool for my weight loss journey and nutrition but long term these aren't what I needed to lose weight. I needed motivation but the shakes are still pretty good and cheaper than other brands.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Tastes good but not a meal replacement

By 

from Empire, AL

Comments about Equate Ultra Weight Loss Shake - Creamy Milk Chocolate:

These shakes are very convenient for those who want something quick to drink in the place of a meal. The shakes taste great and are easy to pop open and drink. The chocolate flavor is fantastic though the shakes do have a bit of a vitamin taste to them. The added vitamins and nutrients in them are good because you won’t be getting an actual meal since the shake replaces that. I used these shakes for quite a while and I did lose a little bit of weight, maybe a couple of pounds, but the hunger eventually got to me and I stopped using them. Not only is a meal more filling, it is much healthier than drinking a shake full of added stuff. From time to time I would still buy these shakes and drink them, but only as an addition to my breakfast because I felt I wasn’t getting enough vitamins and nutrients in my diet. Overall I would recommend them for an addition to a meal, but not as a replacement.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Equate Ultra Weight Loss Shake - Creamy Milk Chocolate

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from Hermiston, OR

Comments about Equate Ultra Weight Loss Shake - Creamy Milk Chocolate:

I was very pleased when I found this brand of meal replacement/weight loss shakes. The cost makes it much more affordable for the average person to purchase. I found the taste overall to be much better than name brand weight loss drinks. This chocolate version is like drinking a creamy milk shake after you get it really cold, shake well before opening and then pour into an iced glass. I know this isn't possible when you are having a grab and go kind of day. The container is easy to open. It is easy to store in the refrigerator. I did not find this product to have that evaporated milk texture or taste like other name brand weight loss beverages I have drank. I also found that most of the days I used this beverage as a meal replacement, I was able to go four hours without feeling hungry. The chocolate flavor is more intense with this product than name brand products I have tried in this same category.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

I will pass on these shakes!

By 

from Puyallup, WA

Comments about Equate Ultra Weight Loss Shake - Creamy Milk Chocolate:

I will say that these are a better price then the slim fast drinks and they taste pretty much the same. That is about all that is good about them. The taste of these drinks is not very good. They seem to have an aftertaste to them. The texture is not good either. I tried the Equate ultra weight loss shake for a little while and I ended up having to stop. I soon discovered that this was not a diet that I could stick with. I got tired of the drinks very quickly. I also looked at the ingredients in the drinks and they really lack the nutrition that your body needs to be healthy. They are low in calories and you can lose weight doing it, but I have also known people who have just gained the weight right back when they got off of the drink. Most diets don't work. It goes back to basic eating and exercising. This may work for a short time, but not as a lifestyle. I wouldn't recommend these. It is one of those fad diets.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

No good.

By 

from Hendersonville, NC

Comments about Equate Ultra Weight Loss Shake - Creamy Milk Chocolate:

I was giving Slim Fast a try for a month or so and didn't like the cost factor so I thought that I would give the equate brand a try since it is much more affordable but has the same ingredients. I wasn't pleased with the Slim Fast and I am equally not as pleased with the Equate version of the product. The reason I do not rate this a zero is because it doesn't taste bad at all. Actually, to be honest, it tastes pretty good. Too bad that is the only thing it has going for it. I do not feel full at all after consuming one of the calorie rich drinks and i find myself struggling to make it to the end of the day without snacking on something. It just doesn't do a good job of curbing your appetite. And I feel like it is much more nutritionally beneficial to drink a green smoothie that I can make chocolate with some protein powder than it is to consume all of my calories in a pre made shake that doesn't contain nearly as much nutrition.

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