I get asked this question about the points in Visalus shakes A LOT: How many Weight Watchers points are in Visalus shakes?
I am personally not doing the weight watchers program, however, I do know many folks (including my own mother in law!) who have been very successful with it!
As a health coach I can say that the trick to success is finding a healthy meal regimen that you LOVE and can maintain for a lifetime! If that is Weight Watchers for you and the program gives you joy and is helping you lose those extra pounds to stay fit, then by all means, keep doing what’s working!
The great news is that you can still enjoy Visalus shakes while on the Weight Watchers program.
Now, based on weight watcher’s calculation for Visalus shakes (see below, bottom of post), the Visalus shake points would be as follows:
- The actual Vi-Shape shake mix powder, 1 serving (2 scoops) = 2 pts
- If you mix this with fat free milk (8oz) = add +2 pts
- If you mix this with unsweetened almond milk (8oz) = + 1 pt
- If you wan to make smoothies and add fruit = +0 pts (according to weight watchers, fruits and veggies are zero points! Woohoo!).
Anything outside of that would have to be calculated by you to make sure you are adding all the necessary points to your meal count. People come up with all kinds of crazy recipes FUN for these shakes.
But in general, I believe that if you incorporated the nutrition inside the Visalus shakes with the regimen of Weight Watchers, you would have a winning combination!
Visalus is supposed to be a meal replacement when mixed with milk, however, if you are on the weight watchers program, you will need to accomodate for that plan and simply count the points to your daily regimen. You can drink your Visalus shakes ANYTIME, up to two a day!
Visalus Skakes as part of your Weight Watchers plan, can be drank as a healthy, delicious and robust protein breakfast in the morning. It will keep you full and satisfied for at least 3 hours! Our protein is a trib-sorb high quality blend specifically designed to have maximum absorbency and results in fat burning. Don’t be fooled by the 12g per serving. When it comes to this particular proprietary formula, less IS MORE.
So, can you drink Visalus shakes on the Weight Watchers diet? Are Visalus shakes low in points? YES YOU CAN! and YES THEY ARE!
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Instructions To Calculate the Point Value Of Products For Weight Watchers
1- Look at the food item’s packaging or lable for nutrional values. Divide the calories by 50.
2- Divide the total fat grams by 12.
3- Add the values from Steps One and Two to get the value of “X.”
4- Divide the dietary fiber grams by 5 to equal “Y.”
5- Take “X minus Y” to find the point value of the food item. Round up values higher than .5 and round down for values lower than .5.
I understand there is also a calculator you can buy from them as well as some apps that you can use to entered food nutrition manually and it calculates for you.
PS: This is not intended as a review or opinion on Weight Watchers. It is only a post to share the point value of our Visalus shakes in Weight Watchers points. I don’t personally really have an opinion on the Weight Watchers program itself.