Many people swear by diet shakes as part of their diet regime. They can eliminate the fuss of making a meal whilst providing the vitamins and minerals you need to get you through the day.
Whether you’re looking for diet shakes for a quick weight loss fix, or you’re looking for a long-term solution to keep you trim, there is heaps of choice available. Some would say too much!
What I like most about diet shakes is that they take away the meal prep. The less I am around food, the less I want it. Even preparing a low calorie meal makes me hungry. With the shakes, you can just whizz them and get outta the kitchen!
I’ve broken it down and found the best diet shakes on the market right now. Plus, I’ve included all the facts you need to compare and pick the right diet shake for you.
TOP 10 DIET SHAKES IN AUSTRALIA
The Lady Shake is a meal replacement shake designed specifically for us ladies looking to lose weight and keep it off. The shake is high in protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals but low in sugar. It has 84% less sugar than other meal replacement shakes or 88 teaspoons less of sugar each week. The shake replaces two meals per day. I have mine mid morning and then have a nice evening meal. I love that they are breastfeeding friendly to help post-pregnancy mums stay slim. Vegan options are also available, as well as breakfast shakes for kids and shakes for the men in your life.
Cost per shake: From $3
Dietary info: Low in sugar (84% less than other meal replacement shakes), high in protein, breastfeeding friendly, vegan friendly
Flavours available: Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Banana, Coffee, Caramel and Choc Mint
This is the shake for you if: You need a healthy diet shake that’s low in sugar but high in nutrients.
Where to buy: The Lady Shake website, chemist, supermarket
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We all have a friend who has given The Healthy Mummy smoothies a go. These low-calorie meal replacement shakes make it super easy to shed pounds and keep it off, as long as you supplement with exercise and a proper diet. Nutritionists formulated the smoothies to ensure a nutrient-dense drink that is low in sugar (96% sugar free), high in protein and without added caffeine, artificial sweeteners or dairy. One of the best things for me is that The Healthy Mummy has a terrific support community built around the brand where you can get help, motivation and inspiration from other mums. Also try their 28-day weight loss challenge, the number one mums only weight loss program in the world.
Cost per shake: $4.6 (One time purchase)
Dietary info: Breastfeeding friendly, 96% sugar free, no added dairy, caffeine or sweeteners
Flavours available: Vanilla, Chocolate, Choc Fudge, Strawberry, Cookies and Cream, Salted Caramel, Banana, Caramel, Choc Mint, 45 Plus, Pregnancy Smoothie
This is the shake for you if: You’re a busy mum who wants to lose weight and get support from other mums.
Where to buy: The Healthy Mummy website
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Low carb meal replacement shakes Australia
For ladies who are looking to lose weight fast under the supervision of a healthcare professional, I highly recommend the Optifast VLCD shakes. Because it’s a very low-calorie regimen, this program is specifically designed to manage your diet if you are severely overweight or obese. You’ll need your doctor’s okay before starting this diet, and you’ll receive personalised coaching from the Optifast team while you’re on your weight loss journey. Support is one of the things that I love about Optifast. They really customise your experience based on your goals. The online tools are there to help you plan everything, from exercise to what you eat for each meal, and monitor your progress.
Cost per shake: $2.74
Dietary info: Very low calorie and protein plus shakes, nutritionally complete
Flavours available: Vanilla, Banana, Chai, Chocolate, Caramel, Strawberry, Coffee, Mocha
This is the shake for you if: You want to lose weight fast.
Where to buy: Optislim website, chemist, supermarket
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Naturopathica FatBlaster is another popular low carb meal replacement shakes Australia with a range of products to help you lose weight fast and keep it off. It was my go-to when I was in keto mode! I absolutely love that their Super Shake contains superfoods (chia, cacao, matcha and green coffee bean) to help burn fat rapidly whilst controlling hunger and keeping you full. If you work out regularly, the Keto Fit Protein shake contains high quality protein and MCT oil to fuel your body while you burn fat. To add, the Ultimate Indulgence shake tastes so amazing that it doesn’t feel like you’re on a diet.
Cost per shake: $1.38 to $2.14
Dietary info: 99% fat free, keto friendly, paleo friendly, dairy free, gluten free, soy free
Flavours available: Vanilla, Rocky Road, Choc Mocha, Double Choc Mocha, Raspberry
This is the shake for you if: You want an affordable and flexible product for rapid or gradual weight loss.
Where to buy: Fat Blaster website, chemist, supermarket, Amazon
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Nature’s Way Slim Right shakes have been around forever and are designed to be a complete nutritional meal for people who are actively losing weight. From memory, they are the first diet shakes I tried. Their Skinny Gut Probiotic shake is the first to contain weight loss probiotics that reduce bloating whilst boosting metabolism and making you feel slimmer and lighter. Slim Right is highly-rated for overall satisfaction as well as hunger satisfaction and taste. The shakes blend well and, best of all, are plant-based. The cost per shake is also comparable to other brands.
Cost per shake: $1.42 to $2.45
Dietary info: 30% less sugar, high fibre, with probiotics, gluten free
Flavours available: Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry
This is the shake for you if: You like yummy shakes that keep you fuller for longer.
Where to buy: Nature’s Way website, chemist, supermarket
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Celebrity Slim offers a range of diet shakes to help you transform your body fast or gradually. I’m not really one for wanting to be like a celebrity but don’t let that put you off as the shakes are good. If you’re on one of the Celebrity Slim weight management programs (Rapid, Trim or Maintain), you can substitute Rapid with Trim shakes as they are nutritionally equivalent. But you do need two Dairy Free shakes in place of one Rapid or Trim shake. The program itself is unique because there’s no calorie counting or points system, and it can be used anywhere at any time. Basically, you eat up to 6 small meals a day (or replace meals with the shakes) instead of 2-3 large ones.
Cost per shake: From $1.125
Dietary info: Low sugar, lactose free, low carb, gluten free, dairy free, vegan and vegetarian friendly
Flavours available: Vanilla, Chocolate, Caramel, Choc Orange, Choc Mint, Cookies and Cream, Berry, Strawberry, Banana, Café Latte, Iced Coffee
This is the shake for you if: You love a variety of flavours and want a flexible meal replacement program.
Where to buy: Celebrity Slim website, chemist, supermarket, Amazon
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BEST WEIGHT LOSS SHAKES IN AUSTRALIA (CONT.)
Rapid Loss shakes come in original and low sugar options with a bunch of flavours to satisfy your taste buds. The original formula is low GI, gluten free and high in fibre, whilst the other has 30% less sugar and contains Garcinia Cambogia (Malabar tamarind) that makes it easier for the body to use glucose, Guarana extract, MCT oil and key nutrients. There are mixed reviews about the 30% less sugar one but I like it if well blended (not hand whisked). I also like that the brand promotes healthy eating (natural, unprocessed foods) and provides a supportive community on Facebook.
Cost per shake: From $2.5
Dietary info: 30% less sugar, high fibre, gluten free
Flavours available: Vanilla, Chocolate, Choc Mint, Latte, Chai Latte, Lemon Cheesecake, Salted Caramel, Strawberry, Banana
This is the shake for you if: You need to lose weight fast.
Where to buy: Rapid Loss website, chemist, supermarket
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Top-rated Atkins Advantage shakes satisfy your hunger and provide essential nutrients and energy to support weight loss and maintenance. These were another go-to shake option for me when I was in my keto phase, after all isn’t Atkins the original keto? They fit in perfectly if you are already on the Atkins four-phase weight loss program that is focused on low-carb diets and healthy eating. Take your shake for breakfast or anytime once or twice a day to help you stay fit and lean. Like with anything Atkins or keto, make sure you’re getting all your electrolytes alongside your shakes.
Cost per shake: Around $2
Dietary info: Low in sugar, gluten free, low glycemic
Flavours available: Vanilla, Chocolate
This is the shake for you if: You’re on the Atkins diet or you want a nutritionally-balanced meal replacement shake.
Where to buy: Atkins website, chemist, supermarket
The Be Good To Yourself (BGTY) brand of shakes are 100% Australia-made and perfect for sustainable and holistic weight loss. What’s good about this program is that it’s centred on wellness and not just weight loss, giving you the tools to keep the weight off and live a healthy lifestyle. According to their website, BGTY pilot program participants saw 5% to 11% weight loss percentage and scored 8.9/10 in overall satisfaction. These shakes are currently exclusive to Amcal and Guardian pharmacies.
Cost per shake: $1.3
Dietary info: Gluten free, low calorie (140 cal/serving)
Flavours available: Vanilla, Chocolate, Coffee, Caramel Latte, Berry, Banana
This is the shake for you if: You want sustainable, holistic weight loss.
Where to buy: Amcal and Guardian pharmacies, Sigma Healthcare website
Want to diet but shakes don’t cut it for you? Have a look at: The best diet programs in Australia.