Pros: Convenient, tastes good even with plain water, inexpensive (Sam's Club),very filling, easy to lose weight!
Cons: Haven't found any cons with this product.
I thought this was a new product until I read the dates of other reviews. The Sam's Club near my house had some of this stuff as samples so I had a taste of the vanilla and thought it taste pretty much like the other powdered meal replacements I had tried in the past, but then I am more of a chocolate kind of girl. Since I am a diabetic I took a look at the grams of sugars and carbohydrates and at first I was not impressed because I thought the sugar content was pretty high. I thought at first there was no way I was going to buy any of this stuff and have my sugar readings go through the roof. Lately my eating habits had changed to almost being vegetarian and I really didn't know what to be eating anymore so I decided to give this stuff a try and I bought a canister of the Chocolate. At first I was mixing it with regular milk and also soy milk but I wasn't losing any weight (I have about 50 pds to lose). I decided to mix it with just water and I loved it...who would have thought THAT would taste good? Within one week of mixing it with water I have lost 7 pounds! My jeans that I could not fit into now fit, still a bit tight BUT I can now button them! Not only that but my blood sugar is keeping at about 117, very steady. My blood sugars were always high before drinking this stuff. I was at first mixing it with 8 oz. (in a glass) like the directions said but then I found it more convenient to mix it in a 20 oz. bottle with 2&1/2 scoops and shake it up really good. If I mix up a scoop at a time I get no lumps. It tastes like chocolate milk with too much Nestle Quik in it!(that's a good thing for me) I mix up several bottles at one time to keep handy and nice and cold in the refridgerator. I would gladly become the "Jared" (Subway) of Naturade Total Soy if they ever needed me to be! I'm sold on this product. Sam's Club has the 44 oz. canister at just over $12.00. I don't use it like the directions though. Directions say to replace 2 meals with it but I tend to drink it freely during the day whenever I am hungry. I find it to be very filling and am usually full after just one 20 oz. bottle with the 2 &1/2 scoops added in the morning and then have the other drinks spaced about 2 hours apart. Sometimes if I am very hungry in the morning I will have 2 bottles. In a typical day I usually have about 5 or 6 bottles. I will have something to eat around dinner time, usually something vegetarian and also sometimes fruit during the day. I end the evening with a Fruit Chillers frozen sorbet. I am a chocolate lover and one of the things I had a hard time with being a diabetic was limiting myself when it comes to chocolate...especially Dove or Hershey bars. But I get my fill of chocolate everyday with Naturade Chocolate Soy and have had NO cravings for a chocolate bar! I love this stuff and will keep using it until I lose all my extra weight. I have lots of energy too and am starting to get out and go for a walk or get on the new rebounder I bought that sits against the wall for the last 2 months!