There are also 19 gourmet flavours to tempt you – so you’ll never get bored of the meals either. They have so many different curries and pasta sauces, as well as their sweet flavours which were the ones that I tried. For me, So Shape is the perfect alternative to snacking. I usually would never try a diet where shakes were involved, but there’s nothing shady or steroid-y about these. They’re made to keep you healthy above anything – the weight-loss is just a fantastic bonus to that. They claim that each So Shape shake has as many vitamins and minerals than 4 oranges and as much protein as a chicken breast which means that each shake is giving you exactly what you need to be perfectly healthy.
As a lot of you will know, I’m trying to eat a little healthier and loose weight. I’m not going crazy, but I’m trying to find ways to make my life a little lighter. So, when the people over at So Shape contacted me and asked me if I’d like to take on the 5 Day So Shape Challenge, I jumped at the chance.
So, what exactly is the ‘So Shape Challenge‘? Well, they reckon that by having one smart meal in the morning and one smart meal in the evening you can loose weight, feel lighter and have far more energy – as well as eating whatever you want for lunch (within reason). I decided to take on the 5 day challenge but there is also a 14 or 28 day challenge to try as well. So Shape claim that this diet is not only really healthy but also cost effective, gluten free and really easy as all the meals come in these very cute little sachets and only involve being mixed with water.
So Shape asked me what kind of flavours I’d like and I asked for their sweet range because the idea of healthy food that tastes like brownies really appealed to me. I decided for my 5 day challenge, I would have one of these shakes at breakfast and lunch rather than at lunch and dinner as it fit in better with my lifestyle, because during the week Johnny and I always have dinner together but never lunch due to him working and me being at uni. It worked really well for my lifestyle, because it meant I could take a shake to uni and have one before I left.
The great thing about So Shape is that the shakes actually taste really good. Usually, weight loss shakes would make me a little queasy but these do not taste like you’re cutting corners in the slightest. My personal favourites were the chocolate, lemon cheesecake and the cookies and cream. They all tasted like I was really indulging myself in an unhealthy treat but they are so low-calorie; it’s actually quite remarkable. The chocolate one tastes just like the chocolate milkshake from McDonalds. No wonder it’s the 1# weight-loss program in France, since 2014! They’re very smooth, incredibly easy to make (you literally just mix them with water and you’re good to go) which is so easy when you’re in a pinch for time and they’re fantastic to have on the go, especially when you have your handy little So Shape bottle with you, which has all the measurements on it to ensure perfection in your shake everytime.
So, what have my 5 days doing the So Shape challenge taught me? Well, I’ve learnt that I have a lot more discipline when it comes to snacking than I thought I did. Cutting out the random packets of crisps has been easy because the shakes keep me so full and now, even after the challenge, I don’t reach for them at all. In the 5 days I did it, I lost 2lbs! Which, okay, doesn’t sound a lot, but for someone who hasn’t lost weight in a year, that’s quite an achievement! I’ve also been far less tired throughout the day, feeling way less bloated and I haven’t had any trouble with acid reflux for two weeks, which I’m not sure if I can thank So Shape for, but I’m including it anyway!
All in all, I’m very impressed by the So Shape Challenge, and definitely will be giving it a go again in the future, as well as including lighter eating into my everyday life. You can try the So Shape Challenge here and now you can enjoy wice as many flavors with the custom option included on 14 and 28 days Challenge if you use: CUSTOMCHLOE.
*This post has been kindly sponsored by So Shape but all thoughts and opinions are my own. I get nothing if you use the above discount code; it’s just a gift from the people at So Shape!*