Flat Tummy Shakes by Flat Tummy Co. are the meal replacement shakes buzzing all over social media and I’ve decided to see what all the fuss is about. Do they really work? Will they curb your appetite? Will they help to lose weight? Read more and find out all about it, my honest review and results.
This post is sponsored by Flat Tummy Co. I am being compensated for this post. All comments and opinions are my own.
What are Flat Tummy Shakes?
Flat Tummy Shakes are meal replacement shakes made by Flat Tummy Co., a brand very well known for their de-bloating detox teas. They introduced this meal replacement program as an easy and safe alternative to losing weight and getting back on track. It’s magic ingredient is clinically proven Citrimax, a dietary supplement used to burn fat and slim down the waistline. The shakes are the perfect addition to a healthy lifestyle no matter how big or small your goals are. There’s simply nothing easier than shaking up and drinking 1-2 of them a day.
The shakes are great if you have a special occasion coming up, your weight loss has plateaued, or you simply need a nudge in the right direction. They are vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, and gluten-free, as well as having a digestive blend of enzymes and probiotics, omega 3’s, and six grams of fibre.
My Current Lifestyle
I am generally an active person. Being a mother of two small children, I’m always on the move. I’m not one to attend a gym on a regular basis because of my busy schedule, working from home and taking care of two little girls, but I almost always find the time to workout from home. Whether it be a 30-45 minute cardio workout 3-4 times a week, or taking long walks or hiking with our family on the weekend, I consider myself fairly active, considering how hectic it is around here.
When it comes to my diet, I am a green-smoothie-a-day kind of mom. I’ll have a breakfast smoothie in the morning or a green smoothie in the afternoon. It’s quick and easy, just the way I like it, all while raising my babies. I find myself snacking throughout the day – finishing snacks the kids don’t finish so that food doesn’t go to waste. If only there was something I could take to curb those cravings so I wouldn’t snack as much! They say losing weight consists of 70% diet and 30% exercise right? If only I could cut out all of those extra calories!
The 4 Week Program
What I love about the Flat Tummy Shakes is that they are just like having one of my green smoothies, only they’re packed with a lot more good stuff. They’re quick and easy, and a much better option than loading up on carbs. Instead of grabbing a bagel in the morning, you can have a shake and still feel full. I noticed right away that I had more energy, less cravings, and I was feeling less bloated. The shakes have 20 grams of plant based protein, 22 vitamins and minerals and over 50 fruits and veggies – a definite “oh she glows” kind of drink.
Having tried other protein shakes in the past, I knew what to expect about the taste. I was given the Matcha Tea flavour shakes and as much as I love Matcha, I still found the flavour to be slightly bland. The key to really enjoying these shakes is to make sure that you really shake it! Make sure all of the powder is blended into your liquid of choice. You can use regular filtered water, almond milk, coconut milk – you decide. You can also whip it up in a blender and add fresh or frozen fruits for a better tasting shake.
Personally, I enjoyed the drink by mixing it with water and chugging it down – no time to waste! During the first few weeks of taking one shake a day, I would still snack between meals. In the last two weeks, there were no more urges to snack. The cravings became less and less and eventually diminished. Keep in mind that I cut out sugar and gluten, so I was already consuming a healthy, high protein diet otherwise known as a paleo or whole 30 diet. I immediately felt full afterwards and it really was just enough for me. You can replace up to two meals a day with the flat tummy shakes!
My expectations with any weight loss supplement is that bloating would decrease significantly – and that it did. Consider it to be water weight, if you will, but I was definitely lighter and able to ‘suck in’ my tummy and feel comfortable in my skin by the end of the four week program. The shakes made me want to keep up a healthy regime, by making the right meal choices and drinking plenty of water instead of snacking. Funny how the mind plays tricks on you like that, making you think that you are hungry when really, you are thirsty!
After taking the meal replacement shakes every day for four weeks, I have lost a total of 10 lbs, which is a lot for me! The combination of summertime, constantly being outside with the kids, eating fresh fruits and veggies and staying hydrated, all played a significant role. But the real winners here are the Flat Tummy Shakes. They got rid of my bloating and reduced my appetite, making me feel comfortable in a swimsuit. And it definitely helped me to get my mind off of food! It’s a much healthier alternative to skipping meals (don’t ever skip breakfast!) and you will get results, the healthy way.
Flat Tummy Co. Shake It Baby meal replacement shakes come in Matcha and Vanilla flavours, which one would you choose?