GNC Lean Shake 25
We’ve updated our review of GNC Lean Shake 25 which is a highly requested review from our readers. At first glance, this shake seems to be a great value at $44.99 per tub (you can become a member and save a little), but there are only 16 servings per tub, so that makes the price go up a bit. See what else they’ve done to the formula below:

Value

6.5

Remember that we calculate the monthly cost per shake and this is why GNC Lean Shake 25 may sound like a great deal at $49.99 per tub until you notice that the tub is only 16 servings. That means you’re still paying $2.81 per shake. That cost is decent for a meal replacement, but compared to the other shakes we’ve reviewed, it’s on the high side.

Hunger Blockers

8.0

GNC Lean uses a combination of dietary and soluble fiber for their hunger blocking power. At a total of 8 grams, it does a pretty good job of maintaining the feeling of being full. However, it didn’t fully fill us up from the get-go. There’s no other hunger blocker besides the fiber, so we can’t give it maximum points for hunger control.

Nutrition

9.8

The GNC Lean Shake 25 contains about 200 calories per serving which is pretty good, but they’re really strong in the vitamins, minerals, and protein departments. This shake boasts 25 grams of protein…that’s right. Your eyes do not deceive you! That’s a TON of protein for a meal replacement shake. Take all that protein and add 24 vitamins and minerals and you’ve got an excellent nutritional shot which is going to definitely be better than the fast food option or most things you could pick up quickly. Protein is vital for muscle building, muscle recovery, and weight loss, so they get high marks from us here on nutritional value.

Taste

8.7

The flavor wasn’t too bad on the chocolate shakes that we tried, but the consistency was really not to our liking. It was very, very gritty and had a chalky aftertaste that made it taste more like a protein shake. No wonder, since their protein content is off the charts. Yes, there’s actually a huge difference in flavor between protein shakes and meal replacement shakes, as well. We set meal replacement shakes to a higher standard because they generally taste much, much better. This shake would’ve scored higher if we had a protein shakes category, but we don’t, so 8.7 it is!

Also, sugar is bad for weight loss and this shake has 4g. Plus it uses the controversial ingredient sucralose, making it very sweet and not so healthy, but good tasting at least.

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Comments

  1. Could you compare GNC’s Lean Shake to the Optifast 800 shake? I am trying to determine if they are basically equivalent. My doctor wants me to drink the Optifast 800 for 2 weeks prior to bariatric surgery, but I have the GNC Lean Shake already and would like to avoid the additional cost if possible.

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    • Hi stefanie. I didn’t know optifast was st6ill around but I did that in 1984 under medical supervision. Went from 219 to 125 but I don’t remember how long it took. Marrying my EX I was still on the program so no wedding cake or I’d really have a problem. Instead cake smushed on face was fine.

      It worked great but then transferring work from Sacramento to North Carolina, I stayed in a hotel for a month. Didn’t keep exercising, ate at restaurant daily. Gain 30 lbs back in a month. Moved into my home. Got pregnant that night I’m sure. Gained 50 lbs with pregnancy but exercised well during that time.

      Bottom line…Watch out afterwards if you want to keep it off.

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    • I just got mine yesterday. I bought the mixed berry and added 2% milk and some frozen blueberrys. Its very good and not to thick. I also added ice. Its nice and sweet. I had the product called Spiru-meal also from GNC I used almond milk, ice, a dash of nestles quick and a dash of coconut non-dairy creamer. That was really thick, I had to water it down. It wasalso a bit gritty. It was vanilla flavor. Will try OJ with it next time. I use them because my job gives me an hour for lunch. I will work from 12-9pm and drive an hour each way to work, I am hoppeing to gain some energy from it. I also stand on my feet all day and am 63 years old. NO retirement for this girl.

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    • This shake taste pretty good especially if your a person that has sweet cravings however it does absolutely nothing for the hunger. You will be starving an hour after drinking the shake.

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      • That’s good feedback, Lana. The IdealShake from IdealShape has an excellent hunger control element in it called Slendesta. Checkout the review here.

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      • I’m trying the lean shakes 25 for the first time; and I think they are going to work; instead of putting milk in my already made shakes, I put sugar free pudding in it, blend it up and drink a glass of 8 oz water after and before I drink the shake and it works well, no hunger pains and it last me until my next meal; so far so good! It will work if you put your mind to it; so far I’ve lost 56 lbs, but have 50 more lbs to go and I’m not giving up. We can support one another.

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    • Yea.i bought 2 leanshake 25 last night at gmc northwoods mall sc.the gmc guy with the beergut said he worked out n he had used it.lie.he said they still sell it at the red price without membership.lie.i asked how many days supply it was he said they were all 30 days supply.lie.yea i could have looked but asked instead.ok but how do we follow a 14 day meal plan when one tub is actually 8 DAYS SUPPLY?gnc u do a very good job big lettering your strenghths and micro printing your weaknesses.

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      • Total Lean 25 is a quality product. no lie. A tub is 16 servings. no lie. One a day is 16 days, 2 a day is 8 days. No lie. If you want to buy your supplements from a guy with a beer gut, that’s your business, buyer beware. However, if you’re interested in serious results, go talk to the cut chic at the Main St GNC, she’ll never steer you wrong, because she’s me. No lie.

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  2. Chris Green says:

    Best tasting Vanilla Shake I have tried for a meal replacement!

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    • The vanilla yes sure is plus the cookies and cream and berries and cream as well…

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      • The Orange Cream shake is to die for! I mixed 2 scoops with unsweetened almond milk and 1 orange juice ice cube. Very good and VERY filling. I’m going to try the vanilla and chocolate and add fresh fruit.

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  3. I bought the shake mix a little over a week ago (right before Thanksgiving, bad idea) so I haven’t been using it full on as a weight loss plan (that starts this week) but I have been having the shakes for breakfast and I’m impressed. I’m on the Vanilla Bean right now, and I make it with milk and blended ice, for texture reasons. Once you add the ice in, I know the actual content of the shakes doesn’t change, but I feel more immediately satisfied and I like the texture of it better.

    As far as flavor, I am really impressed. It’s like cake batter or an actual vanilla ice cream shake (with the blended ice). It also does good at holding me over until lunch time. I started it right after surgery so I haven’t been able to work out while on the shakes (again, starting back this week) I haven’t had the chance to see how it holds up to a more active lifestyle yet but I am optimistic based on my experience so far.

    Oh, value. We’re GNC gold card holders, which is a free membership and got me a good discount on my tubs. I also happened to catch it at BOGO 1/2 off, so along with the gold card discount it was basically like BOGOF. So obviously I feel like I got a good deal :) But I still feel it would be worth it at full price.

    I don’t know if this is something new since this article was posted, but they now have a lean shake line and a protein shake line. I got the lean shakes, where the nutrients were as you described. The protein line is similar but has something like 20 grams of protein a serving. The tubs look almost identical, so just an FYI to anyone considering purchasing one or the other – pay attention to which you’re getting, because the flavor options for each are different and I almost grabbed the wrong tub because I was just looking at which flavors sounded good.

    I’ll give it 4 stars because there’s always room for improvement, but I’m a fan.

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    • I always add frozen fruit, I totally need the extra fiber, but it also really does make the texture more satisfying! Try a frozen banana, and a scoop of peanut butter, or strawberries or cherries and a squirt of chocolate syrup. To diiiie for!

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  4. I just started using Lean Shake and make the shake with water as per instructions. When reading the comments by JG I wondered what the difference in caloric intake it would be when making this with milk. I use milk fresh from the cow (I pasturize it for my homemade yogurt & Kefir).
    Any thoughts on the difference?
    Thank you
    NG

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    • I don’t use whole milk, just 2%, so it changes the shake from being 180 per serving to 310 per serving, which works for me. I’m not desperate enough to lose weight that I will force myself to eat/drink something I don’t really enjoy (not more than once, anyway) so for me the trade off on flavor vs calories is acceptable.

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  5. Excellent chocolate shake. Curbs appetite and I have great afternoon workouts fueled by the extra protein boost!!!!

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  6. I love the blueberries & cream! So yummy. Its my first day trying the shake with water, but I was surprised because it didn’t taste that bad! I heard a lot of people have lost weight on it so I’m trying it for myself to see if its true!

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  7. Priscilla Hurtado says:

    I just purchased the GNC 25 Lean Shake. I am not sure what the difference is from this one. I am impressed the shake taste great and it is very satisfying. The cost is great. I ordered it online and received a promo code for 15% and the item was already BOGO 1/2 off. I would recommend it to anyone looking at a meal replacement. I was looking into the ViSalus meal replacement system and found that this was more cost effective and had a better rating. Thank you Mrs. R! Your website was extremely helpful!

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    • I was also looking into the Body by VI meal replacement. But remembered I had a sample of the GNC Lean 25. I tried it and it was good. however I had the French Vanilla so I maybe using the other one and not the protein shake. Did you think it helped?

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  8. I tried this and it tasted too much like a nasty protein shake, could not imagine eating this every day

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  9. mrs piggy says:

    well i did bought this lean shake which helped me to lose fewest pounds but for me its expensive because its not 1 month supply….not fair

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  10. I tried the Lean Shake for the first time today, it is wonderful!

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  11. I purchased it locally and found it quite good, especially when mixed with milk. I found Vanilla Bean the most flexible as I can add cocoa powder or other flavor additives for a change.

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  12. I purchased the ready to drink shakes today in chocolate, vanilla and strawberry. They really taste good to me.
    I am using them for an after workout recovery drink/meal and for days when I do not have a snack or meal on hand.
    I rate this a 5 because if you are trying to lose weight and exercise to me this is better than a cup of broccoli and bland chicken :)

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  13. I’ve been doing the IdealShape Meal Replacement but wanted to try something that I could buy locally as to avoid shipping costs so today I went to GNC and bought a sample packet of the Vanilla Bean. It tastes so bad that I wasn’t able to finish it. I think my biggest problem is that it’s mixed with water. I ran out of milk one time while using the IdealShape so I used water and it tastes just as bad. Tomorrow I’m going to try a different flavor and try it with milk but for now I’m giving it two stars.

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    • Ladonna, did you ever try the GNC brand with milk? Was the taste similar? I was buying ideal shape (but like yourself) I wanted something that would be more convenient to purchase and use. I am planning on going out to buy it tomorrow afternoon. Since you have tried both- are there any tips or tools you would like to pass on?

      Shay

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  14. I’ve been using this line since January 6th. I’ve lost 46 pounds since then! No BS… and BTW I didn’t care for the strawberry. I like the chocolates and the cookies and cream the most.

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    • Steven…thats great!! I need to get myself and hubby on this stuff! 46 lbs!! NICE! ANYWHO, so do you use this for replacing dinner or breakfast? whats your routine? Love to hear from ya : D

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      • I don’t recommend the diet I’m on! At one point I went 2 weeks without eating. Had a coffee for breakfast, and a shake for every lunch and dinner. I got a lot of scolding from a lot of people for doing this! Have a daily vitamin supplement twice a day, I take a thermogenic supplement before every workout, and I work out as much as I can – no weights, just cardio.If I eat, I have one cheat day on the weekend – an early dinner of some sort with no carbs – a meat dish with a big salad or a veggie dish. It’s been working for me :)

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        • I’m no expert in nutrition by any means, but I’ve been working with nutritionists that all say, this is a bad idea. You’re pretty much starving your body. Good luck to yah man.

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          • I’m so over that diet. It was only for a contest! I knew it was WAY bad, but I was constantly monitoring how I felt. If I went off track I ate properly. Thanks though…

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  15. I have the french vanilla which i mix with light soy milk..its sooo good. I use it as a replacement for breakfast lunch or dinner or after i workout. I also tried it silk light chocolate soy. Total cals is 270. If you do silk light vanilla soy milk , total cal is 250. I dont like it with water and i dont like milk. Im on 1200 to 1300 cals a day while in training and this stuff fills me up and tastes so good. Its the perfect combination for me.

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  16. I actually bought the mixed berry flavor which is awesome! I make it with milk. Its taste like the leftover milk from Captain Crunch Berries cereal. Lol. Anyway, I decided to mainly use it as a recovery from a workout and sometimes as a meal replacement for dinner. So far so good!

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  17. I am a diabetic and I take insulin. Can I take lean shake and replace for one meal?

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    • This is a question best asked to your doctor. Just pull up the nutrition label and give them a call. Usually they don’t charge you for such a quick/easy tip.

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      • Jennifer says:

        The shakes maybe contain about 5 grams of sugar it is high in fiber and has some multivitamins

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  18. im was not looking for a great deal i was looking 4 a great product that will work 4 me, my son did the whole program and lost 40lbs in 2 months i was impressed! 2 day is my first day i had the chocolate shake no supplements just my own daily vitamins, it was good not great! but def not bad tasting good tasting very doable 4 anyone and i felt full passed meal time, im sold and i hope 2 continue, if i succeed u will hear from me again hope this helps!

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  19. I just bought this shake to lose some weight. But I can’t find how many spoons I can put into the shake?? how much water ?? or milk? also can I replace an entire meal like dinner ?? …. I used to do that with Herbalife. Can somebody help me?. Thanks!

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  20. I just started using this shake and it is pretty good !!! I do add some stuff to it though . I add a cup of almond milk, a cup of plain greek yogurt, 2 cups of spinach and whatever fruit I like, which is generally a frozen bananna and three diced strawberries .It adds up to about 400 calories give or take ! I I feel pretty full ! But I am wondering am I altering the effects by my add in’s ? I would give it a three cause there is after taste

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  21. PS – GNC has this on sale right now for buy 1 get one 50% off! (Today is Apr 24, 2012) Not sure how long the sale lasts.

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  22. I just bought the vanilla bean and cookies and cream today, haven’t tryed it but I will tomorrow…I hope it helps trying to loose 40pounds by july so ill be back with results.

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  23. I just bought the Total Lean and I am impressed with it. I was on another product that used soy protein with some bad side effects. Why the food and drug administration would allow soy products out there are mind boggling. I was drinking about one gallon of water a day and after taking it for a couple months had to live on laxatives.I really love your product and plan on finishing my weight loss on it.

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  24. I have been using it and I have lost ten pounds I am 5″4and I will continue product love the taste and like it makes me full

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  25. for 2 weeks i was on the metabolife slender satisfacation…it did nothing for me!
    so now i switched to gnc lean. it does taste good, but it is gritty.
    hope to lose 40 lbs by july.

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    • Jennifer says:

      Try the ready to drink shakes they are BOGO also you can buy 12 in a case or 4 to a pack they are so good to and not gritty.

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    • Jennifer says:

      Try the ready to drink shakes in the case for 12 or buy a 4 pack they are really good and not gritty

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  26. drinking this! I like to add fruit, little bit of lactose free milk, flax seeds and greek yogurt (for extra protein) to my smoothie and it tastes good! hopefully adding the fruits can increase the nutrition.

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  27. Bought my BOGO and will start tomorrow….want to lose 40#’s to start need to lose 50….but I am 65 yrs old and worried about kidney stones……will use 2 replacement meals and eat low fat diet for dinner….wish me luck.

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  28. I just started using lean shake, I use almond milk, protein powder, with some vitamins, and
    also, I put in dry oatmeal, and then some fruit and mix it up by the time I drink it I am
    so full, and the couple hours later, I will drink a lean shake and night time, I can’t finish
    it, it fills me up. I hope I have good luck with weight loss!!!!

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  29. I have been buying the premade shakes. Very tasty- chocolate and strawberry. Would love to try the berry but it doesnt come premade. Lean Shake is head and shoulders better than the Nectar Protein Shakes which are runny.

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  30. The ready to go shakes are really good! I was on optifast in the 80’s and the thought of mixing powder with anything was not good. Anyway the lean shakes are filling and work for me. The chocolate and vanilla bean have been great. They are BOGO at least once a month and with the GNC card it is a great deal and very convenient.

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  31. Everyone else reviewing here must have tasted a different shake than I did. I have the vanilla and chocolate and both are awful. No aftertaste as the reviewer stated but definitely a bad taste while drinking it. I had to add a sweetener and that was after adding blueberries to the shake. I have a sugar free flavoring that I’ll add to it until I’m finished but sure won’t be buying it again!

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    • try adding half a banana, ice, 2 tsps of light vanilla yogurt, and mix them in the blender i am sure you will love it! i am doing that and still loosing weight! greetings

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    • Docglad – have you tried Isagenix Isalean shakes? The new shakes have more protein, less sugar and more fiber and the taste…well, the taste is AWESOME! Don’t be afraid of them because they are an MLM – their products are AMAZING. You can get a canister for $39.95 and that’s for 14 servings, so it’s less than $3 a meal and it is a meal. If you are only going to have one shake per day, I would use this as your dinner because you will likely lose more weight that way, plus dinner is usually the most expensive meal of the day so you’re saving more money that way.

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  32. Is this for the GNC Total Lean or the GNC Total Lean 25?? The Total Lean 25 has, you guessed it, 25 grams of protein and the GNC Total Lean has just 9 grams. I tried the Total Lean 25 vanilla (the sell individual packets for $3) because I was out of my usual vanilla and it takes 2 days for my normal stuff to arrive. Compared to my usual vanilla meal replacement shake, I really didn’t care for the taste because it tasted really chemical-y. I even added a couple of scoops of an orange energy powder so that it would taste like a creamsicle (just like I do with my usual stuff) and it didn’t taste nearly as good as my usual stuff. It did NOT taste like a creamsicle and I was so disappointed. I’ll never buy this stuff again! Also, the amount of vitamins in contains is far less than my usual stuff. I’m really surprised that this shake is rated as high as it is, but I do have to take into consideration that some of this is based on personal opinion.

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  33. I started Lean Shake 25 (chocolate) a week ago. I prepare the next days 2 shakes (breakfast & lunch in my case) the evening before. I have seen all the remarks about the product being gritty; perhaps mine has been wonderful because it dissolves completely overnite. This shake is much better than any other I have tried. I have very high hopes this time for good results.

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  34. Do anyone else get sick from these shakes? My husband and I bought the Chocolate Lean 25 shake mix over the weekend and started with them yesterday. I had one for breakfast and it worked great! I wasn’t even hungry until dinner time. I had a very reasonable dinner last night and woke up to another shake this morning. I am feel very nauseous today. Is it the shake? Please help! I love this product so far and I don’t want to have to stop because they make me sick. LOL

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  35. It’s cheaper to buy the premixed shakes! if you get the four pack it is normally buy one get one half off so you buy 16 premixed shakes for cheaper then the mix. It also tastes much better && is not as chalky!

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  36. I use the lean 25 as a breakfast replacement. I mix chocolate shake with coffeeover ice. Its great.

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  37. I just bought some chocolate lean 25 yesterday and I say it taste great and fills you up good. I’ve only tried one other meal replacement shake and that was the BeachBody meal replacement shake that was great also, but I just wanted to have something I can buy local. I’m doing the p90x program and I will use this once a day for a snack between meals or maybe for lunch.

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  38. No one is concerned that the GNC shake has hydrogenated soybean oil?

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  39. ramey 65 says:

    I buy the Total Lean premade shakes with my discount card once a month. The price is somewhere around $1.50 per shake. The chocolate and vanilla are great, however the strawberry is not my cup of tea. They are convenient, cost much less than a meal and are never gritty. The protien keeps me full so I don’t feel like snacking. I supplement them with a great multi-vitamin, omega’s, calcium and D3. Being post-menopausal makes these extra supplements neccesary. These work for several different situations including losing weight. If there is a better one out there I have not found it. Good luck and God Bless.

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  40. I just started using Chocolate Lean Shake, I use milk1%, taste really good. I drink it I am full,
    I hope I have good luck with weight loss!!!!

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  41. I use the Lean Shake 25 Mixed Berry. Real good taste & thick. I use 8fl oz of 2% milk & 1 scoop of the mix & put it in my blender & add about 3/4 of a cup of frozen blueberries while machine is running, that is one neat smoothie!

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  42. Roseanne says:

    I’ve been supplementing breakfast with the Swiss chocolate shake for 2weeks in addition to walking 30 minutes a day. Lunch is usually a salad or grilled veggies w/ grilled chicken and dinner is not much, maybe a bowl of cereal or another shake. I am disappointed to see I have not lost any weight. I find the shake satisfying but there is a horrible after taste that stays with me all day. Thinking that aftertaste is not natural and probably not good for you.

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  43. mizlandry says:

    I decided to try meal replacement shakes for the first time ever. I always thought this method to lose weight wasn’t very nutritional. I read a bunch of reviews and sounds like Ideal Shape is the best nutritionally. I ordered Ideal Shape but couldn’t wait for that to deliver so ran over to my local GNC and got this one for the time being (got a good BOGO deal and the member discount…and I’ll hold off on the ideal shape shake until I finish these). I lost 4.8 pounds this week (at my Weight Watcher’s weigh in). I officially started the shakes on a monday and my Weight Watchers weigh-in was Saturday so I didn’t even do a full week on the plan. I mix it with 1/4 cup of ff yogurt and 1/4 skim milk and add fruit for a mere 5-6 points. I think it’s tasty so can’t wait to see if Ideal shake is better. I’m stoked! I haven’t seen this big a jump in weight loss in SEVEN YEARS! Needless to say I’ve stagnated and this might be what I need to get going again.

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  44. Mallory Rainey says:

    My husband and I just bought this the other day!! Going good so far! Love the vanilla bean-it does taste like cake batter! Can’t wait to see the results! How much has everyone lost??

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  45. Sinthia619 says:

    I forgot to add that I bought one 4 pack case at the regular price of 10.99 and they gave me 2 more 4 pack cases for half off so I spent about 23.00 total for 12 rtd’s.

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  46. I have the chocolate version. It tastes great, but it gives me a lot of gas afterwards :( It also gives me jitters, racing heart, and shortness of breath. I think this version is too strong for me, so next time I plan to just buy the regular “Vanilla Bean” version. I really want this to work out.

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  47. I would definitely buy this in a pinch…which I did. I usually use Idealshape and LOVE it! I bought this at Sams yesterday for $24 which is a good price. Idealshape has way more vitamins and minerals with a hunger blocker as well as almost half the calories and has 30 servings per container where this one only has 16. This one does taste slightly chalky as well but not bad and it is still a great taste.

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  48. I’ve been using the lean shake for a while now. I prefer the premixed bottles! It works great! I drank a shake for breakfast one for lunch than a healthy meal lost 12lbs In alittle over two weeks! If your hungry during the day have a piece of fruit! Lost a total of 45 lbs so far! Took the summer off now just started up again! Been on it 5 days lost 4.5 lbs! It works but ya have to stick to it! No cheating! Good luck!

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  49. Today I my first day with my LeanShakes! I purchased the banana flavor in the powder and the vanilla bean flavor for the pre made bottles. It actually doesn’t taste that bad! I was worried about taste and it was my first time ever using a meal replacement. I had my first shake this morning for breakfast and ready to have my second one after my workout! So far so good! Hard work and dedication = positive results!!

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  50. with GNC membership (only 15 dollars a year). the leanshake classic flavors are only 24 dollars bringing it just under 1.50 a shake. This would put them in the number 2 spot.

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  51. I BOUGHT LEAN SHAKE TO GAIN 10 POUNDS IN A MONTH. TO ADD SUPPLEMENT TO MY MEALS … DO YOU THINK THIS COULD WORK?

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  52. Bev Ruffner says:

    Hi, I will turn 80 next week. I need to lose at least 15 lbs. 4ft.10 & 140lbs. to much weightt on my joints. I am drinking total lean25 for breakfast & lunch a good protein veg dinner with light snacks in between. BUT I am not loosing. I really can”t work out but I am working in house all day, I feel great & energized. Also doing GNC. womans ultra mega dietary supp. & Rasberry ketone with green coffee bean. This is my5th day. I am going to Fl. next mo. to visit my daughter & I want her to be proud of me. I always talk about loosing but never do anything about it. Very active at 80 7 want to stay this way. Do u have any good advice for me. Just want to tuck my shirt into my jeans.

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    • Hi Bev! That’s great that you are doing this. While staying active is difficult, incorporating exercise however you can is going to help you a lot. Walking and water aerobics are a great place to start.

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  53. I am currently doing their 7-day kickstart plan and agree w/ your review 100%. You’re spot on.

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  54. I have been doing the total lean 25 for 3 days now along with cross fit 3 times a week. I have a shake for breakfast, Eat a low calorie lunch (500-700) and a shake for dinner. In 3 days I have lost 6lbs. I must say I am amazed and will be sticking to this plan. So far I have only tried the Rich Chocolate and Banana powder mix. My first shake I didnt think it tasted very good but after reading a little closer I realized I needed to add 2 scoops instead of just the 1 scoop. After adding 2 scoops I love it I think the taste is great. Cant wait to see my results in 3 weeks.

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  55. I have been drinking these shakes for awhile now. I have one for breakfast every morning due to the fact that I am not a morning person and I prefer not to eat anything in the early morning either so the shakes are a great thing for me. I actually do my shakes in a blender. I buy the vanilla flavored lean shake powder then mix in 8 oz of 1% milk, 1 banana, & ice cubes. In my opinion, it tastes much better and it is like drinking a smoothie with added nutrients.

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  56. GNC has 2 shakes. Lean and Lean 25. I use the lean 25 for the 25 protein in it. It is 200 calories when mixed with water and I love it. Keeps me full and happy. I do have more energy due to the increase in protein to my diet. I use the basic vanilla flavor and add my own flavor.
    I did get a bit confused on which you are rating due to the picture not matching the protien and calories. It looks like you rated the basic Lean shake and not the Lean 25. Needs a fix.
    Thanks for being helpful site!

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  57. I just started using thus product 6 days ago and have dropped 6 lbs. This after hitting a plateau on WW. (So no it wasn’t beginner loss/water weight. The only other meal replacement drink I can compare it to is Slim Fast so I’m not an expert but I can say I love this stuff! Great taste, very filling. I mix mine with almond milk and use a variety of mix ins that I found on Pinterest. I think this is going to work for me!

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  58. I love the shakes and use 4 oz milk with 8 oz water which helps with taste and consistency. It also helps to keep me feeling more full. I lost 60 pounds using the shakes before getting pregnant with my son. I just started using them again but cannot do the same level of exercise due to my multiple back surgeries so we will see how they work this time around. Give them a try. You might be a surprised.

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  59. With these shakes I always mix it with almond milk, raw spinach, frozen fruit and a low fat yogurt. I workout heavily so it defenitely keep me full and gives me alot of energy. I drink my shake around 5 am and usually don’t start to feel hungry till 11 ish.

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  60. Elizabeth says:

    I was comparing this shake to the GNC lean25 that I have been drinking and was immediately startled to realize that this shake when mixed to the same strength (2 scoops) is almost 3x the amount of sodium as GNC lean. Def something to really think about! 400+ mg of sodium mixed just with water is plain unacceptable to me.

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  61. Aulander says:

    I drink the GNC Leanshake all the time (orange cream ) is awesome. The shakes aren’t very filling but are tasty. I make mine with soy milk or yogurt. This helps me to stay full a little longer.

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  62. Hi,I started the lean protien shake 7 weeks ago…. This coupled with cutting out bread intakeand lowering my soda use….along with the 14 day GNC cleanse I lost 14 pounds ….def sticking to this

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  63. Y’all seem pretty upset that this product does not come in a one month supply, well, news flash, not a lot of meal replacement products do. However, you can usually pick them up buy one get one half off, so you’ve just knocked the price down from say $2.81 a serving to $2.10 a serving. And, two tubs is a once a day one month supply, for about $66, that’s a good deal. You can save a little bit more cabbage if you get the membership card.

    This product once added to my running/casual lifting routine has dropped 50lbs, and untold inches, I started working for the company AFTER my transformation, because I was that passionate about the results it got me. I had tried several other proteins including, but not limited to Spirutien and Muscle Milk. Now I use this product or the Wheybolic, but that is not recommended for meal replacement.

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  64. HI…

    I’M DIABETIC AND I TAKE PILLS. I JUST STARTED TAKING THE GNC LEAN SHAKE.
    IS THIS THE BEST ONE FOR ME. I TRIED THE CHOCALATE ONE BUT IT TASTE BAD. I LIKE THE STRAWBERRY ONE. SHOULD I SWITCH TO ANOTHER ONE.

    THANKS…

    RALPH

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    • There are a lot of options when it comes to meal replacement shakes. We have rated them in order of what we would recommend.

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    • Al'Tereek says:

      Ralph,

      I am a Type 1 diabetic on an insulin pump and struggling to maintain consistent blood glucose readings. When I read the nutritional label, I couldn’t believe what I was reading. So, I tried replacing one meal on a whim one day and was pleasantly surprised to find that my numbers were more consistent that day and I had plenty of energy. I consulted with my doctor and got they ok. I began replacing both breakfast and lunch with the ready made shakes and my numbers have been consistently in Renee for a week straight. I walk during my lunch hour and I workout for a half hour 3 days during the week and the problem I have now is avoiding sugar lows. My doctor is proud of the progress and encouraged me to keep up the good work!
      Al’Tereek

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  65. WannabHealthy says:

    I had high hopes for this product. I didn’t like it all. I am glad I only spent $25 for it at Sam’s Club rather than $45 at GNC. The texture is horrible. I bought the chocolate flavor and it’s way too thick and foamy. It never completely dissolves. I tried it with water, milk, soy milk, and almond milk. Plus, if you don’t drink it within 5 minutes it turns gooey and gummy. NOT GOOD at all. I rate this product at 1 star out of 5.

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  66. Useless

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  67. The shake is excellent, I have discard all other drinks and now this is not my favorite, but the only one am taken

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