The Sickening Truth About Diet Shakes

The Sickening Truth About Diet Shakes

Have you ever been on a diet shake weight loss plan?

If you have, or if you are currently following one, and if you care about your health – you might find this interesting….

A lot of people get so desperate to lose weight that they end up purchasing these diet shakes that are not only very expensive, but may actually end up making them sick.

So many people have no idea that there is even an ingredients list on their “food”, and if they did, they wouldn’t have a clue how to read it.

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Many people are actually scared to get out their packets and have a read of the ingredients lists.

Do you tend to ignore your ingredients lists?

After all ignorance is bliss?

Well, I’m here to encourage you to take a peek today, because I want you to care about your health. I want you to rid yourself of health problems, heal your body and reset your health back to it’s natural state of being able to metabolize (real) food again properly, so you can actually lose weight.

Are you struggling to keep the weight off despite being on one of these smoothie diets?

Not only are they expensive, but they are also ladened with refined sugar which spikes the blood sugar level.  

The body doesn’t know what to do with a cocktail of chemicals and starts to go into starvation mode – and that puts you into a state where you can’t lose any weight despite dropping your daily calorie count to a dangerously low level.

If you are too scared to look at the ingredients lists on your own diet shakes, I’ll bring one of them to you right now.

Check out this ingredients list which is pretty typical for most diet shakes.

You probably will have no idea what most of these ingredients are, but I will highlight a few for you below.

Typical diet shakes ingredients

Soy Protein Isolate

Soy protein isolate is the very first ingredient which means that it is the largest quantity in this drink. This is genetically modified soy which is high in phytic acid, which blocks mineral absorption. It’s rich in phytoestrogens, that mimic estrogen in the body, and have been linked to cancer.


This is an artificial sweetener because it’s chemically modified. Sucralose is chlorinated and destroys beneficial gut bacteria.  It also impairs the immune function and promotes obesity. Not exactly what you want in a diet shake is it?

Canola Oil

Canola oil is a heavily processed rancid industrial oil. It is extracted with a neurotoxin called hexane, then it is bleached, deodorized and undergoes many other types of processing. Is this something you want to be eating? Me neither!

There is also the potential that this ingredients list contains MSGs but it is impossible to tell because MSGs are allowed to hide under the names artificial flavourings, yeast extract, natural flavours, maltodextrin, and corn syrup.

Yes I was pretty shocked about this too!

And besides all the things that I haven’t mentioned because I could write a book about it, this product contains dairy and gluten which stop a lot of people healing and reaching their ideal weight.

Have I put you off yet?


Because I have an alternative for you….

How long does it take you to make a diet shake?

Maybe 30 seconds?

How would you feel about replacing your diet shake with a complete meal smoothie that will take only 2 minutes?

OK, so it takes slightly longer, but who can’t find 2 minutes in their day?

Here are some of the benefits of a complete meal smoothie over a diet shake:

  • It will save you a fortune. You can buy the ingredients at a fraction of the price
  • It will help your body heal so you are able to lose weight naturally again
  • It will fill you up until your next meal, rather than giving you cravings, hunger pangs and the shakes.
  • It tastes absolutely delicious, much nicer than these artificial tasting diet shakes.
  • Your whole family can drink them, including your kids – because you want your kids to eat healthy right? And you wouldn’t give them a diet shake? So if you wouldn’t give it to your kids, why let your own body be damaged in this way?
  • You can control every single ingredient that goes into your smoothie
  • You can feel confident that every ingredient is good for your body
  • You can buy it locally so no more waiting for deliveries to arrive before you can continue with your diet
  • You can make any flavour you want
  • They will actually shift the fat off your body, without question

So you might be wondering, what are some of the ingredients in these complete meal smoothies?

Here’s a typical example of an ingredients list for one of my complete meal smoothies (Green Thickies):

INGREDIENTS: Water, Mango, Spinach, Dates, Cashew Nuts, Oats

That’s it!

No doubt you recognised every single one of these items as real, whole, unprocessed foods, no weird names or hidden nasties. Just pure nutritious goodness.

Which ingredients list would you rather have?

If you’re ready to get started with real food that is going to save your wallet, shrink your waist and save your health (and potentially your life – I’m serious) I encourage you to join my FREE 7 Day Lean Green Smoothie Challenge.

Full of delicious recipes that can be ready in minutes. You are going to be amazed at how good you feel by the end of the week.

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Katherine ‘healthy homemade diet shakes’ Kyle

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