Visalus destroys people
hmmm

Columbus, OH

#267 Sep 19, 2012
I have a couple of friends that have been pushing me to do it. They were fat when they started and they are still fat. Not a real good testimonial.

They say they lost all this weight, but they look the same as they did when they started.
Bruch

Wapakoneta, OH

#268 Sep 19, 2012
hmmm wrote:
I have a couple of friends that have been pushing me to do it. They were fat when they started and they are still fat. Not a real good testimonial.
They say they lost all this weight, but they look the same as they did when they started.
You're not required to use it if you promote it. Your friends weren't using it, or were still eating junk and not exercising on top of it. I.E. not using it correctly. Just like any other protein shake you have to do the work.

That speaks more for their lack of will power than the product. No brainer. I have many friends that have used it and gotten great results from it, but they use their shakes along with exercise and healthier choices for their meals. You know, like it is supposed to be used.

There is something to be said for personal responsibility as opposed to passing blame, but I can see your point. Your friends should buckle down and take responsibility for themselves. It isn't the product.
gary

Waterloo, Canada

#269 Sep 19, 2012
A good breakfast then a snack about 2 hrs then a 2nd meal 2 hrs later another snack raises your metabolism wow just do it
gary

Waterloo, Canada

#270 Sep 19, 2012
Everyone have a great day be kind to yourself and goodness comes back to you
Bruch

Van Wert, OH

#271 Sep 19, 2012
gary wrote:
A good breakfast then a snack about 2 hrs then a 2nd meal 2 hrs later another snack raises your metabolism wow just do it
There are many different ways to get fit and healthy. Not just one.
we did

Lafayette, LA

#272 Sep 27, 2012
My family of 4 are doing amazing on the challenge. Loosing weight, feeling great. No need to stray from the program. We have energy, loosing weight. One meal of choice and snacks of choice per day. Saving money too!! We love it. Thanks Visalus. And we did actually firm up muscles with no exercise. Don't knock ot til u try it or understand it. Are you up for the challenge??
manycomemanygo

New York, NY

#273 Sep 28, 2012
There's actually a product that I've found that contains no soy or sucr
WholeFoods wrote:
Christ on a bike! Doctors are not prescribing Visalus! Insurance is not covering Visalus! That was a marketing technique used to try to lure people in! I know, because I called no less than FOUR insurance companies, INCLUDING BLUE CROSS OF MINNESOTA, MORON- NOT EVEN UNDER THEIR WELLNESS PROGRAM, and NOT ONE covers this crap. Call every insurance company you can think of, and see if EVEN ONE will cover it!!! They don't. And I hate Visalus because it turns it's sellers into a bunch of mindless zombies, spewing a bunch of bullshit, and they have NO IDEA what they are talking about. There is no transparency with Visalus. I set out to find out where they obtain their "non-GMO soy" and they won't say, so to me, if something isn't verifiable, it probably isn't true.
LntS

Welland, Canada

#274 Oct 3, 2012
to all of you who have never tried the product, shouldn't talk about it!! Ive been on the challenge for a few weeks now, along with my fiance, family and friends. I don't have a single complaint yet, its not only for weighloss but overall health!! my friend with diabetes suger levels are completley normal now!! thats only after drinking the shake for a week!! it helps people in all walks of life and doesn't cost a thing once you have other people underneath of you!! so you don't loose money, you make money and you get healthy while doing it!! really there is no problem at all!!
Natalie

United States

#275 Oct 12, 2012
Visalus is a scam. A scam that is designed to prey on the weak minded and the desperate. It preys both on those that want to lose weight and those desperate to get rich quick. Visalus is nothing short of poison. Putting toxins in your body and thinking its healthy is absolutely asinine. In addition to the unhealthy ingrideients, the only people making any money from this scam are the ones sitting in the corporate office. It's all smoke and mirrors. The term enticement is used when a company falsely put people into a crowd that make outrageous claims of earnings. Anytime I speak with one of the mind numbed pods that sell visalus it reminds me of a cult. Their eyes glassed over and repeating the same montra that has been drilled into their minds. Anyone, and I mean anyone thinking of joining this cult needs to stop, pinch themselves and run for the nearest exit. This like all other pyramid schemes that are ran by criminal frauds will fall, and the ones that will be left to ruin won't be Ryan Blair or Nick Sarnicola, it will be all their little ants running around doing their dirty work and scampering back to them with their money.
Bergen

Minford, OH

#276 Oct 12, 2012
Natalie wrote:
Visalus is a scam. A scam that is designed to prey on the weak minded and the desperate. It preys both on those that want to lose weight and those desperate to get rich quick. Visalus is nothing short of poison. Putting toxins in your body and thinking its healthy is absolutely asinine. In addition to the unhealthy ingrideients, the only people making any money from this scam are the ones sitting in the corporate office. It's all smoke and mirrors. The term enticement is used when a company falsely put people into a crowd that make outrageous claims of earnings. Anytime I speak with one of the mind numbed pods that sell visalus it reminds me of a cult. Their eyes glassed over and repeating the same montra that has been drilled into their minds. Anyone, and I mean anyone thinking of joining this cult needs to stop, pinch themselves and run for the nearest exit. This like all other pyramid schemes that are ran by criminal frauds will fall, and the ones that will be left to ruin won't be Ryan Blair or Nick Sarnicola, it will be all their little ants running around doing their dirty work and scampering back to them with their money.
Pretty bitter. I see a lot of accusations with no researched proof behind it. If it were really that toxic or unhealthy I doubt my doctor would have given me the green light on it after having researched the ingredients and I would've had some issues by now (As I've been using it for 2 years) I haven't had any. It has been an aid for me and I mix these with a dinner of salmon, chicken, veggies, etc. If anything I've lost weight, feel better, and my doctor says that my health has improved dramatically with the weight loss.

I'm not into selling it, I don't go to those stupid events and I don't own the car. However, I have used the product and have had nothing but good results. If you don't like it, fine. Don't use it. Go on about your life. It is no different than any protein shake that you use WITH exercise other than the Ingredients (which are not toxic)

A lot of the chemicals that they put in our grocery store meat are probably more toxic than what is in that bag of protein powder. We could do a lot worse to our bodies...
yeah

Honolulu, HI

#277 Oct 15, 2012
i wouldnt trust a diet if the person asking me to take a challenge can't spell "Losing" correctly.
we did wrote:
My family of 4 are doing amazing on the challenge. Loosing weight, feeling great. No need to stray from the program. We have energy, loosing weight. One meal of choice and snacks of choice per day. Saving money too!! We love it. Thanks Visalus. And we did actually firm up muscles with no exercise. Don't knock ot til u try it or understand it. Are you up for the challenge??
Bergen

Fenton, MI

#278 Oct 16, 2012
yeah wrote:
i wouldnt trust a diet if the person asking me to take a challenge can't spell "Losing" correctly.
<quoted text>
One person's clear lack of spelling ability has no affect on the results of a product.
Lauren

Fenton, MI

#279 Oct 16, 2012
yeah wrote:
i wouldnt trust a diet if the person asking me to take a challenge can't spell "Losing" correctly.
<quoted text>
Your clear lack of knowledge for capitalization or punctuation doesn't bode well for you either.
Educated

Discovery Bay, CA

#280 Oct 22, 2012
Speechless wrote:
People replace a whole meal with a 90 calories shake and can't believe they are loosing weight, basic math can explain that. Now the point of all these shakes are to replace a meal with lowered calories while providing enough nourishment to function properly. Visalus, like all the others, achieves this by using sweetners and adding the equivalent of a multivitamin in their shake, plus some other crap they claim is healthy, but that varies by company.
While fat and cholesterol have been vilified for decades (with good reason as a lot of people consume way too much of these), they are required in a healthy diet. The brain requires fat and cholesterol to function, so any diet that encourages people to replace breakfast with ANY shake or bar or meal replacement that provides 0 cholesterol is dangerous for the long term health of your brain. You do not get a balanced breakfast in a Visalus shake or any other miracle diet product that only provides 90 calories, it is insane and unethical to claim that a real doctor or any of those fake nutritionist stated that it was in any way smart to replace a whole meal, and of all meals breakfast which is the most important food intake of the day, with a 80-150 calories meal replacement that has 0 fat and 0 cholesterol.
I supplement with protein shakes daily, i use an all natural mix of Isolated and Concentrated Whey powder mix with no artificial sweeteners and no Soy. Some research on Sucralose raised enough of concerns for me to not add that to my diet. No long term UNBIASED HUMAN studies have been made and some short term studies on humans and rodents already showed risks. Why would i put that in my body? Weight loss? I can lower my caloric intake with using artificial sweetners, thank you.
What is my opinion worth? Am i a doctor? I actually am. Should you believe that? Nope, because this is the internet and theres no way for me to prove it, it's easy to claim whatever you want online, everyone is a specialist and everyone is a doctor when you have a product to sell. Im not selling anything, hell i don't care what people end up eating saying or doing at the end of the day, but any real doctor who read claims and the misinformation found on the Visalus website, and so many other "health product" webpages, would also be upset.
I've delved into the BodybyVi program and product deep enough to say with all certainty that Visalus nor any other weight-loss company in their right minds would recommend "a" meal or "a" replacement shake at just 90 calories. If you educated yourself more you'd understand that as "Weight-loss" promoters they would know that any diet under 1,000 calories forces your body into "starvation mode." You would also understand they are saying that their shakes are only 90 calories ALLOWING you the option(s) and freedom to add your favorite fruits and others without the feeling of guilt BY adding. If you added peanut butter to make a "peanut butter flavored shake" that would essentially add another 90-100 calories. If you wanted to add real stawberries and banana for a delicious strawberry-banana shake you're looking at around 210 calories. That's 210 guilt-free calories added towards your DAILY goal of 1500 - 1700 calories or whatever you've set for yourself. And at two shakes a day that can be up to 500 calories which is also where a lot of uneducated people and doctors seem to overlook and misunderstand because their conclusions end up with "only 500 calories a day? You've got to be kidding me. Visalus is full of a bunch of liars!"

Also an educated individual would know that Visalus actually does recommend a six-meal plan, two of which are shakes but guaranteed that the six-meal plan would never restrict you to consume only 90 calories a day. My GNC protein shake claims only 120 calories per serving and when I add bananas to it it brings it up to almost 180-190 calories as well. Wanna try knocking it too?
Natalie

United States

#281 Oct 31, 2012
Bergen wrote:
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Pretty bitter. I see a lot of accusations with no researched proof behind it. If it were really that toxic or unhealthy I doubt my doctor would have given me the green light on it after having researched the ingredients and I would've had some issues by now (As I've been using it for 2 years) I haven't had any. It has been an aid for me and I mix these with a dinner of salmon, chicken, veggies, etc. If anything I've lost weight, feel better, and my doctor says that my health has improved dramatically with the weight loss.
I'm not into selling it, I don't go to those stupid events and I don't own the car. However, I have used the product and have had nothing but good results. If you don't like it, fine. Don't use it. Go on about your life. It is no different than any protein shake that you use WITH exercise other than the Ingredients (which are not toxic)
A lot of the chemicals that they put in our grocery store meat are probably more toxic than what is in that bag of protein powder. We could do a lot worse to our bodies...
First of all, no legitimate doctor would ever tell you to replace a healthy meal with a 90 calorie shake. When you are consuming less than 1000 calories a day, it puts your body in starvation mode. Your body will start using all the muscle in your body and burning it off before any fat is lost. It puts a tremendous strain on your organs and makes undue stress on your body.

Second, how much does Visalus pay you to troll the Internet and post positive comments about it?

Third, Visalus has soy protein isolate, a product that has been proven to cause multiple health problems. Increase the risk of breast cancer among other things.

Fourth, the people at Visalus could care less about your health. Do you really believe that the founders of this company have ever had a weight issue? No. They went out searching for a scam to push on the public. This "doctor" that invented the product made it for people with tenotis, not weight loss. These people that are at the top of Visalus are so fake they look plastic.

You need to stop drinking the Visalus kool-aid and do a little research yourself.
Natalie

United States

#282 Oct 31, 2012
I also think it is terrible that so many people are using God to promote Visalus. The bible says "the rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is a servant to the lender." Visalus not only promotes putting unhealthy products in your body, it promotes debt with a BMW payment.
Bergen

New York, NY

#283 Nov 1, 2012
Natalie wrote:
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First of all, no legitimate doctor would ever tell you to replace a healthy meal with a 90 calorie shake. When you are consuming less than 1000 calories a day, it puts your body in starvation mode. Your body will start using all the muscle in your body and burning it off before any fat is lost. It puts a tremendous strain on your organs and makes undue stress on your body.
Second, how much does Visalus pay you to troll the Internet and post positive comments about it?
Third, Visalus has soy protein isolate, a product that has been proven to cause multiple health problems. Increase the risk of breast cancer among other things.
Fourth, the people at Visalus could care less about your health. Do you really believe that the founders of this company have ever had a weight issue? No. They went out searching for a scam to push on the public. This "doctor" that invented the product made it for people with tenotis, not weight loss. These people that are at the top of Visalus are so fake they look plastic.
You need to stop drinking the Visalus kool-aid and do a little research yourself.
Well, my doctor did, as do a lot of people who have asked their doctors. Sorry that doesn't suit your opinion, but it is the truth. Second, if you actually educated yourself then you would know that it isn't 90 calories. It is made to be able to add things to it. When you're done adding milk/juice, fruit, chocolate, peanut butter, etc then it is not 90 calories, genius.
My sister is a personal trainer and you're not telling me anything that I don't already know. The shakes mixed with the meals in my day cover my daily intake (1,200) it is an aid like ANY protein shake to be mixed with actual meals.
I don't get paid by ViSalus, but how boring is your life to troll the Internet posting negative things about a product that you don't even use and insult people who do? That is far more pathetic. It doesn't affect your life, move on.
I've done my research, I'm sorry that it pisses you off for it not to line up with your personal opinion. Until you can provide me with actual proof of your claims then I will continue going on my personal experience, which has been nothing but good. Not everyone who has had a good experience with this product is "drinking the kool-aid" some people have just, imagine that, had good experience with it.
Lauren

Wapakoneta, OH

#284 Nov 1, 2012
Natalie, leave people be and live YOUR life. It sounds as if you have far too much time in your hands to be trolling here.
People don't have to live how you live and there is nothing wrong with that.
Kyle

Van Wert, OH

#285 Nov 1, 2012
I looked up the things that you mentioned. The idea that soy protein isolate causes cancer is theoretical, not proven...as are a lot of things that we eat. If you go by that then you might as well never buy your pet food, baby formula or buy general items at the grocery store that all contain soy protein isolate. Soy protein isolate has been used in everyday food products since our grandparents were in their hay day. There are some negative attributes to that specific ingredient, but no worse to your body than most of us do by going out to eat on restaurant food on a regular basis...at least so far, as it is theoretical and still being researched. Not proven.

I'm not telling you to buy the product, I'd rather get my protein from GNC (just a personal preference). I say do whatever the hell you want or don't want to do in terms of using the stuff, but at least get your research from an unbiased source.
Natalie

El Dorado Springs, MO

#286 Nov 1, 2012
Bergen wrote:
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Well, my doctor did, as do a lot of people who have asked their doctors. Sorry that doesn't suit your opinion, but it is the truth. Second, if you actually educated yourself then you would know that it isn't 90 calories. It is made to be able to add things to it. When you're done adding milk/juice, fruit, chocolate, peanut butter, etc then it is not 90 calories, genius.
My sister is a personal trainer and you're not telling me anything that I don't already know. The shakes mixed with the meals in my day cover my daily intake (1,200) it is an aid like ANY protein shake to be mixed with actual meals.
I don't get paid by ViSalus, but how boring is your life to troll the Internet posting negative things about a product that you don't even use and insult people who do? That is far more pathetic. It doesn't affect your life, move on.
I've done my research, I'm sorry that it pisses you off for it not to line up with your personal opinion. Until you can provide me with actual proof of your claims then I will continue going on my personal experience, which has been nothing but good. Not everyone who has had a good experience with this product is "drinking the kool-aid" some people have just, imagine that, had good experience with it.
Here is a thought. Why don't you simply get up off your butt, eat fresh fruits and vegetables, stop putting chemically altered products in your body and eat what your body was intended to digest. And stop making the visalus people more money. Soy protein isolate is a by-product of the soybeans after everything else has been taken from it. Basically scraping the bottom of the barrel with chemicals to get a product to use. The manufacturing indusrty spent over 10 billion dollars to come up with a way to use this waste product. And low and behold, here come the morons of the world to scoop it up. Yeah, the Chinese just sit back smile and get richer off your bad decisions.
For the comment about me having too much time on my hands, what the hell do you have? Are you implying that you are better than me? You are obviously on here trolling for people posting negative comments about visalus. There must be a big red light that starts flashing at the visalus office when a new negative post in put online. Serously people, do you not stop and take a step back and think to yourself, "hmmm, I am buying a product to mix with milk, juice, or whatever else to try to make it nutrious, when all I need to do is eat better natural food. I must be a moron!"
You must be a very desperate person to believe that putting something un-natural into your body to try to lose weight. Stop trying to get your free BMW! It isn't free! I was told by someone that they "challenged" me to try visalus and live the vi-life. Well I challenge all of you. Stop taking the crap, eat healthy fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low fat meat for 90 days. Every time I see these visalus people flashing their little v-sign, it makes me think of a street gang or worse yet the Jamestown sheeple.(People that drink the visalus kool-aid) What do you call your gang? The vips?

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