It's Working Great for Me!
Started on the Man Shakes with the goal of losing about 30kg. I'm a bachelor who does not enjoy cooking so this is great. Working from home I was always heading for the easiest food options (ie Pie & a Coke for lunch). Man shakes have made it easy for me, 2 shakes a day plus nuts/fruit for snacks and whatever for dinner. Two weeks in and I'm down 4.5kg
They taste great for me. I just have mine with water, no problems with texture etc. Also no problems with gut changes (constipation etc). I'm adding in 30 mins walking a day so I look forward to the results.
Great stuff :)
Purchased in January 2020 for $144.00.
Worst Shakes Ever - All Flavours
I tried the The Man Shake Variety 10 Pack from Coles. Not cheap for a variety 10 pack at $36. All of the flavors taste dreadful even with fruit added too them. The worst part there is an unpleasant chemically after taste. There are lots of more palatable shakes out there. Give these ones a miss. I would recommend Optifast shakes, they are still low in sugar, recommended by some doctors, and taste excellent. The other alternative shakes I have tried are the ones offered by the Healthy Weight for Live Program they also taste very good and they have a range of delicious soups as well. Product works, I have lost weight but there are better tasting low sugar options.
Great flavours and health benefits
Have tried all the flavours and I enjoy all of them (coffee being my least fave). As a person trying to lose weight, I appreciate the low carb, sugar and fat levels as well as the high protein (30g per sachet). A box of 10 sachets is also resonably priced at $36.50 from Coles. Would definitely recommend as a suitable breakfast substitute, along with a good exercise regime.
Have been able to lose over 10kg in about 4 months without being to picky with what I eat for dinner or on weekends (I use the shakes Mon - Friday for breakfast and lunch). Can be a bit of a shock at the start but with some dedication was able to make it a routine. Only flavor I haven't enjoyed is Coffee everything else has been great. I plan to keep on using it after reaching my weight goal as it will help me not go back to bad habits. Great product and couldn't be happier I stuck with it.
Purchased in September 2019 for $134.00.
I bought the variety pack. I took only one sachet per day for 3 days, so half the recommended amount.
Like another reviewer, suffered severe constipation so I stopped.
Why are there no warnings about this anywhere? There is nothing on the pack itself, nor on the website.
I respect Adam MacDougall but there should be warnings.
- Long term physical illness
- Mild side effects
- Poor mental health
Been on manshaker for about 4 months now the strawberry flavour is fantastic.they state no exercise needed if you stick to this you will not lose any weight at all plus warning if you buy. It direct the delivery is very slow
Purchased in December 2019 at Blooms chemist for $45.00.
Tastes really good, way better than my wifes optifast which i found gross. Every manshake flavour is absolutely delicious and i look forward to waking up and making some to start the day. Started on Manshake 18 weeks ago having 2 manshakes a day instead of 2 meals (still eat a proper healthy dinner) i started on 128kg and now are 110kg and am full steam ahead and loving it. Adam MacDougall is a legend, thanks so much!. Adam you are as awesome with health drinks as you were out there in origin next to Girdler busting through Wendell Sailor tackl...es!... Everything is going great, i am feeling great and so far i've lost 18kg in 18 weeks and loving the whole experience. I'm very impressed with manshake and how yummy they are and enjoyable to drink!
Not bad. But poor marketing from chemist.
Bought this from the local chemist. I spoke to the female attendant and asked her if it come in small trial packs and her response was no. only if you buy a shaker you will get two small packs. One choc mint one coffee. None of which I like...So I fork out $44. for one large bag of chocolate flavored shake. Which is not bad tasting. no weight loss yet ,but it's only a week, so time will tell. Now I get on The Man Shake web site and guess what! They sell a Man Shake Variety Pack. 5 Flavors in a 10 pack. And supermarkets sell the Variety Pack. . my fault for not shopping around.
Purchased in December 2019 for $44.00.
- Mild side effects
Tastes Great and Really Healthy
I originally started on the Vegan Man Shake to lose some weight, like everyone else I guess. I have lost the weight that I set out to lose and now I continue to purchase it (and the Chocolate Greens because they are brilliant) because it has got so much good stuff in it and helps me better regulate my weight. I use it a lot for work lunches because of the convenience, with some store bought vegan muesli bars (no vegan Man Bars yet) and bananas.
It is great that they took the initiative by selling a Vegan option and I hope that it goes well for them.
Plenty of water
I have been on the shake for 4 months, I add 800ml to my shake not the 400 you state, it still has a very strong and yummy taste, ( especially the birthday cake) I have shake for breakfast, chicken and salad wrap for lunch and shake for tea or dinner. I also have your man bar mid morning and mid afternoon. I have lost 6kg but it seams to come off one week then nothing the next week. I did hope for a more rapid loss. It certainly fills me up and I have bags of energy but just wish results were a bit better. Sticking to it for now as it is very satisfying .
Purchased for $220.00.
Purchased about a months worth of product however was not able to stay on it for more than one or two days at a time as it caused severe constipation. Increased my water intake and tried Metamucil but this stuff set like concrete hence no weight loss success for me.
- Mild side effects
I love iced coffee .the man shake coffee flavor,at first tasted bland to me but now not so bad .
I been on the man shake now for two weeks, and salads and fish for main meal,I am a type 2 diabetic ,weigh 177 kilos ,and I'm only 5'3. And I feel great I have lost 11 kilos,and counting,it's working for me,nothing else has worked, If you want to loss weight, give it a go, stick with it you will loss weight.
Purchased in December 2019.
- Verified purchase
Not loosing weight
I have brought 2 months so far and man bars Strawberry, Vanilla, Bannana, Chocolate and enjoyed them all and walk at least 3.5 klms per day with no weight loss
Purchased in November 2019.
Weight loss eat ya heart out
The man shake is the best for people who are serious about loosing weighti down load the photos later combined my brother and I lost 100kgs very happy with the results.
Purchased in January 2019 at Online for $125.00.
get your kidneys checked
I tried this stuff for 2 months ended up blood in my urine from having to much protein in my diet, so if anyone reading this, and is taking protein shakes, please get your kidneys checked
Purchased in October 2019.
- Short-term physical illness
Worst shake I've ever tried.
Bought a 10 shake, mixed flavour pack from Coles. Each flavour tasted worse than the last.
They probably work as they taste so horrible it makes you lose your appetite.
I've tried lots of shakes and protein powders of the years and this is the worst by far. Some even have a sour taste to them, almost like vomit.
Not sure yet!
I have been using The Man Shake for only one week replacing breakfast and lunch each day. Unfortunately I also am suffering with severe constipation which is surprising as normally I have a regular constitution. I have now read more reviews which seem to support my experience with the Man Shake. I did weigh myself before I started the program but don't believe I have been on the program long enough to say whether I have lost weight. I will post another review once I am back to normal and will try a different approach to using this product. I am not prepared to stop using Man Shakes just yet. I also purchased a variety of the Man Bars to supplement snacks etc between shakes which seem to complement the shakes and satisfy my appetite.
Purchased in November 2019 for $106.00.
- Mild side effects
I use the man shake for breakfast as a type 2 diabetic works well at keeping my sugar levels down salad for lunch then a normal dinner keeps the weight down and energy levels up
This company are unbelievable rude
I placed a order on 28th November on the 9th of December it's still in NSW the staff here couldn't give a shot it's amazing they take your money straight away but 12 day's on my order is still in NSW I live Goldcoast 7
Purchased in November 2019 at Manshake online for $90.00.
There must be a better way....
After hearing about the Man Shake for some time in the media I decided to throw my scepticism to the wind. The taste and texture is not altogether great but scored a big win by just adding a banana when mixing in the blender. The slogan for this product is "lose the beer gut without losing all the beers" (err, really?). As I don't drink beer (just No Sugar Coke) I thought I would definitely be in front with Man Shake. I started on this journey at 102.6kg. (I am usually 95kg but would like to get to 90kg or less) and stuck diligently to a sha...ke in the morning, one at lunchtime and a reasonable meal at night every day. Now for the results: after a little over 1 month I've lost only 3kg (and absolutely nothing in the last week - very disheartening). My reward for this is (except for short periods) I am perpetually hungry, bad constipation (now I know something about what women go through when giving birth) and develop so much gas that if I could bottle it I could be energy independant. As I still have a fresh pack of Man Shake to go through I will continue on it with a fading sense of hope. Like I said, there must be a better way. I don't want to discourage anyone from buying this product, but honestly, despite the positive marketing blurb, this method of losing weight is no walk in the park (hey, maybe that's what I'm missing!).
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Questions & Answers
How long is the shake good for after mixing? Can I mix in the morning, keep in the fridge and have for lunch?
I’m lactose/ fructose intolerance and have IBS ... is this shake ok for me?
Jesse R.The Man Shake
Best to check with your local GP before commencing
I've been on it for three weeks and put 1.5kg on. Why is this I'm going to stop using it
Jesse R.The Man Shake
Firstly try not to pay too much attention to the scales. Are you making any changes to your exercise? You may be putting on muscle mass which weighs a lot more than fat.
If you like you can send us a food diary of everything you have eaten and drank in the past three days and we can pass it on to Adam and our team of dietitians to review and give any advice.
The Man Shake team
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