Ever spent hundreds on a new diet plan only to find out that most, if not all, of the food like substances you ordered were simply inedible? Dust yourself off, and come here next time before placing your next order. And make sure to leave reviews on the products you ordered to prevent others from making the same mistakes.
Here you’ll find information about specific meal replacements, diet plans, supplements and prescription medications for weight loss, the most effective workout DVDs, weight loss surgery options, and you’ll also be able to rate various companies and brands (manufacturers).
Shake The Fat began in 2006. At that time, it was just one person blogging about her success on a liquid diet. Over time, several friends joined in and it became a site to exchange ideas about different weight loss products. Now, our team consists of 5 dedicated members who work tirelessly to update our content and keep you informed about various products, and also notify you of great sales. Each of our reviews has specific information about the product, and we also include a direct link to whichever store has the lowest price for that item. Furthermore, you can be assured that any product that we recommend on this site comes from a quality, reputable seller who we have ordered from countless times over the past six years. We do NOT rate fly by night or review products from shady sellers.
Disclosure Policy and Consumer Information
Originally a simple blog sharing successes and failures on a liquid diet, Shake The Fat has now expanded to include reviews on all things related to weight loss! Please note that our articles, product reviews, and product descriptions have not been evaluated by the FDA. Our reviews and articles are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Our mission is to give you general information on meal replacements and other weight loss related products. We do not give positive ratings nor do we provide glowing reviews for inferior, dangerous products. Even our favorite merchants have certain items that we consider completely inedible, and we have not and will not hesitate to give those items a poor review. For every product we do not recommend, there are several GREAT products that we have used and have nothing but positive things to say about! That being said, there will be times when Shake The Fat members disagree with each other on criteria such as “Taste,” just as there might be times when you think we rated the taste of an item too harshly or vice versa. There’s really no way to make sure that every single person feels the same way about a product’s taste, particularly when it comes to shakes, which can be blended with low calorie add-ins that improve the flavor. But a general guideline to go by is this: If you see that 100 people rated an item a certain way, it gives you a pretty good idea of what to expect.
In an effort to keep our domain active and cover operational costs, we reached out to several of our favorite merchants—please note, we rate a lot of companies on this site, but we do have our favorites—they are our staples, our go-to merchants who we have ordered from countless times and the merchants we turn to first when we see our weight fluctuating in the wrong direction. Anyway, the good news is that a couple of our favorite merchants just so happen to have affiliate programs, which is great because it makes it easier for us to provide this service for free.
It boils down to this—if our content provides you with a coupon code and/or helps you decide between several products, we’d really appreciate it if you used our Visit Now button, which takes you directly to the product’s ordering page! In most cases, we won’t receive anything other than the satisfaction of knowing we helped steer someone along on his or her weight loss journey. While most of our site links direct you to sites that we have no connection to, other than being a customer, fan, or critic—some of our links contain special “affiliate” IDs. That means that if you visit a merchant’s website using our “Visit Now” button and then go on to make a purchase, we receive a small commission if we are an affiliate of that merchant. This helps us to manage the costs associated with website hosting and maintenance, and it also affords us a cup of coffee to keep us awake while we’re researching and updating this site in the wee hours of the night. Alternatively, you can help us out by making a small donation through PayPal.
Finally, we must disclose that all members of the Shake The Fat team are part of an elite group of millions who have spent THOUSANDS of dollars on dozens of weight loss programs; oftentimes, failing and having to start all over again. We know from experience how hard it is to find the right program and we refuse to add to the confusion!
Now that we have that out the way, let’s get started!