Frequently Asked Questions

IdealPlan

What is the IdealPlan?

IdealPlan is a complete weight loss system created by IdealShape. It explains how to lose weight, as well as how to use IdealShape products to achieve results faster. Included in the IdealPlan ebook is our fat loss nutrition meal plan, tailored to your specific weight and gender. This plan maps out everything you need to do to reach your goals, taking the guesswork out of dieting. You will receive detailed instructions on what to eat and when to eat it.

How does this plan use IdealShape’s products?

The meal plan explains when and how to use all of our products, along with easy and delicious recipes. A typical daily meal plan looks like this: an IdealShape smoothie for breakfast, an IdealBar or nutritious snack from the list, an IdealShake for lunch, an IdealBar or alternative snack with IdealBoost for an afternoon pick-me-up, and a delicious dinner from the book.

Do I have to use your products to do the IdealPlan?

Although you can achieve some results by following the principles laid out in the plan, it is built around IdealShake and IdealBars, and is complemented by our IdealBoost drink and supplements. IdealShape products work because they’re convenient, require minimal calorie counting and prep, and make it possible to reduce calories without ever feeling hungry.

IdealShake

How many tubs of IdealShake® should I order at a time?

IdealShake is recommended as 1-2 of your daily meals on the IdealPlan. If you wish to achieve accelerated results with two shakes a day, a 2-tub package (60 servings total) will give you a one-month supply, while a 4-tub package (120 servings) will give you a two-month supply at an even better value. If you are not following the IdealPlan currently, you may wish to invest in the IdealShape weight loss plan package, which will give you our complete IdealPlan fat loss guide and customized meal plan.

Why is IdealShake a good meal replacement to use when trying to lose weight?

With protein, fiber and our all-natural hunger blocker Slendesta®, IdealShake helps you achieve a feeling of fullness with a nutritious yet low-calorie meal. This powerful appetite control trio also helps you stay full between meals, so you can keep unhealthy snacking at bay. Additionally, IdealShake satisfies cravings for “something sweet” while containing much less sugar and fat than comparable shakes.

What is Slendesta?

Most meal replacement shakes only use fiber to fill you up, but it’s rarely enough to get you to your next meal. We use a unique blend of protein, fiber and the hunger-blocker Slendesta® to keep you feeling full and satisfied between meals. Slendesta is a protein extract naturally found in white potatoes, and it’s proven to curb appetite for up to three hours by triggering the release of CCK, a hormone that tells your brain you’re full. Slendesta is only found in one meal replacement shake: IdealShake!

What is the best way to use IdealShake?

For best results, replace 1-2 of 5 meals a day with IdealShake. This product helps you reduce caloric intake while still getting a healthy meal of essential nutrients. Depending on your caloric needs, you can mix IdealShake powder with simply water, or a juice or milk of your choice. You can also add ingredients such as fruits to make an IdealShake smoothie. For 41 fat-blasting smoothie recipes that contain an ideal blend of proteins, carbs and fats, download our Smoothie Recipe Book. Always remember to drink 8 oz of water after your shake to take full advantage of the hunger blocking power!

Can I take the IdealShake with other IdealShape Products?

Absolutely! You can use the IdealShake with any/all of our weight loss products. As a matter of fact, our products are designed to work better together. IdealBars make a perfect mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack, while IdealBoost gives you a delicious, energizing low-calorie drink to sip on instead of high-calorie sodas and specialty coffees. IdealBoost and IdealBars, as well as our line of supplements in pill form, help you take your fat loss results to the next level!

What are the benefits of using IdealShake?

In addition to curbing hunger, and delivering protein and fiber while keeping calories and sugar low, IdealShake’s power lies in its convenience. It takes the thinking out of meal planning and preparation, giving you a healthy on-the-go alternative to fast food. It’s also delicious, provides you with a number of daily vitamins and more.

Are there any allergy concerns with this product?

IdealShake is manufactured in a facility that produces products containing milk, soy, eggs, nuts and wheat. This product also contains milk and soy. It is considered gluten-free. If you have any concerns you should consult your physician before taking this or any supplement. If you have any reactions, you can return IdealShake or any IdealShape product within 30 days with our 30-Day Money Back Guarantee.

Does IdealShake contain caffeine or any other stimulants?

The caffeine in Chocolate and Mocha IdealShake flavors comes from cocoa beans, and the amount of caffeine is negligible. Chocolate IdealShake contains 4g of cocoa, or roughly 0.4 mg caffeine per serving. Mocha IdealShake contains 2g of cocoa, or roughly 0.2 mg caffeine per serving. Vanilla and Strawberry IdealShake flavors contain no caffeine.

If I have a medical condition, can I take IdealShake?

IdealShake is considered safe and effective as a meal replacement, especially for weight loss. However, if you take prescription medications or have a medical condition, we recommend that you seek approval from your physician and/or pharmacist.

Is IdealShake safe to use while pregnant or nursing?

Many of our happy customers are new mothers who have successfully used our shake while pregnant or nursing. Because pregnant and post-pregnancy women can’t exercise with full intensity, eating healthy is critical, and IdealShake helps with portion and craving control. Always check with your doctor before using our products if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, however, to ensure you’re getting the nourishment you and baby need!

Is IdealShake gluten-free?

IdealShake is gluten-free. However, it is manufactured in a facility that produces products containing milk, soy, eggs, nuts and wheat. If you have any concerns you should consult your physician before taking this or any supplement. If you have any reactions, you can return IdealShake or any IdealShape product within 30 days with our 30-Day Money Back Guarantee.

Where can I find nutrition information for IdealShake?

All nutrition information and the ingredient list can be found at our IdealShake Ingredients Page.

General Questions

Are your products in stores?

IdealShape products are not currently sold in most stores. However, we do have a warehouse/retail store located in American Fork, Utah, where products can be purchased in person.

Where is my shake scoop?

The IdealShake scoop is inside the meal replacement shake container. Due to movement during shipping, the scoop may make its way to the bottom of the container. In the odd circumstance that you don’t receive a scoop, then one scoop equals just under ¼-cup.

What is my tracking number?

Your tracking number will be emailed to you after your purchase. If you do not receive it, you can contact customer service and they will provide it for you.

How many shakes can I consume per day?

We recommend up to two shakes per day, complemented by other well-balanced meals and snacks.

Where do I get the downloadable IdealPlan ebook once I’ve purchased?

The book will be sent to your email after purchase. You can call our customer service if you need assistance.

IdealBlock

How do I use the carb blocker?

For best results with Carb Blocker, take two pills 15 minutes before your two highest-carb meals of the day.

What does the carb blocker do?

IdealBlock is scientifically designed to aid in fat loss by increasing insulin sensitivity in the body. This is done by attaching carbs to muscle tissue so that it can be used as energy during healthy movement and exercise, rather than being stored as fat. IdealBlock supports optimal blood sugar levels and improves your body’s performance. IdealBlock also contains R-Alpha Lipoic Acid and Resveratrol, strong antioxidants that benefit the body by neutralizing and removing free radicals from the bloodstream.

IdealBoost

How does IdealBoost help you lose weight?

IdealBoost curbs appetite for up to three hours with our all-natural hunger blocking blend, including Slendesta. It's the same powerful ingredient in our shakes and bars, helping you kick cravings and between-meal snacking. Additionally, it contains a perfect blend of green tea, green coffee bean extract, caffeine, raspberry ketone and B vitamins to stimulate fat burning and fortify your immune system.

What are the benefits of using IdealBoost?

IdealBoost helps you curb hunger, lose weight and find your ideal shape. It’s a great alternative to high-calorie or high-sugar daily beverages, both of which are known to sabotage weight loss. A serving of IdealBoost delivers roughly the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee, plus additional proven weight loss benefits from green tea and other ingredients. It satisfies your sweet tooth with a very small amount of sucralose.

How much caffeine does IdealBoost contain?

Each serving contains 20mg of caffeine plus 60mg of natural caffeine that comes from green tea and green coffee bean extract. This equates to roughly the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee.

How much water do you mix the IdealBoost stick pack in?

In general, 12 to 16oz of water is ideal, depending on how strong you want the flavoring.

IdealBar

How many boxes of IdealBar® should I order at a time?

IdealBar is recommended as one of your two daily snacks on the IdealPlan. Thus, you may wish to plan on having one IdealBar per day, in addition to your IdealShakes. A 4-box package (28 bars total) will give you roughly one-month’s supply, while an 8-box package (56 bars total) will give you a two-month supply at an even better value. If you are not using IdealShakes, you can increase to two IdealBar snacks per day in order to achieve weight loss results. In that case, you may wish to invest in an 8-box package.

Why is IdealBar a good snack to use when trying to lose weight?

With protein, fiber and our all-natural hunger blocker Slendesta®, IdealBar fills you up between meals and helps you keep unhealthy snacking at bay. It satisfies cravings for something sweet while containing much less sugar and fat than comparable snacks… all in a convenient, 140-calorie bar.

What is the best way to use IdealBar?

For best results, replace 1 or 2 snacks a day with IdealBar. It’s an optimal snack to have between breakfast and lunch, or between lunch and dinner. Whatever you find works best for you! Remember to drink 8 oz of water afterward to take full advantage of the hunger blocking power.

What are the benefits of using IdealBar?

In addition to curbing hunger, and delivering protein and fiber while keeping calories and sugar low, IdealBar’s power lies in its convenience. It takes the thinking away from snacking and gives you a healthy on-the-go alternative to fast food that you can always keep in your purse, car or desk drawer.

Is IdealBar gluten-free?

No, IdealBar is not gluten-free.

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