The Man Shake Review & Guide
“Lose the beer gut without losing all the beers!” That’s the message from the people behind The Man Shake – a meal replacement program that has become popular with a number of Aussie men. But what does the program actually involve? Find out in this Canstar Blue guide.
What is The Man Shake?
The Man Shake is described as a dietician-formulated meal replacement, specifically made for men, that contains high-quality protein, low GI carbohydrates, fibre, vitamins and minerals. It’s also said to provide a natural fat burning formula to help men lose weight. But unlike a number of weight loss shakes, the brand warns people from substituting all meals with this particular meal replacement. Rather, The Man Shake range is designed to encourage men to make healthier choices and develop a new way of eating that is sustainable long-term. Exercise is also not required as part of the weight loss program because, as the brand claims, the body is apparently largely shaped by what we eat and the contents of each shake is supposedly enough to help lose that extra “spare tyre”. But unlike other weight loss shakes, the brand warns people against substituting all meals with this particular meal replacement. Rather, The Man Shake range is designed to encourage men to make healthier choices and develop a new way of eating that is sustainable long-term.
The Man Shake range is exclusively sold through their online website and or supermarkets such as Woolworths and Coles. Check out an example of what a weekly plan on The Make Shake weight loss program should look like:
The Man Shake Range
Most of The Man Shake range is available as part of a pack, typically offering a shaker and The Man Bar along with the weight loss shake. The meal replacement drinks can cost between $39.95 and $214.75, keeping in mind most items are a set pack.
Products in The Man Shake range include:
- The Get Started Pack
- The Immunity Booster Pack
- The Couples’ Starter Pack
- 3 Man Shakes + 1 free + shaker
- 2 Kids Shakes + 1 free + shaker
- His & Hers Pack
- The Family Health Pack
- The Kids’ Breakfast Bundle
- The Maintenance Pack
- His & Hers Kickstarter Pack
- The Minute Man Pack
- The Man Shake Vegan range
The Get Started Pack
Want to lose some kilos but don’t know where to start? The Get Started Pack could be the right choice for you. The Man Shake Get Started Pack is apparently designed for beginners or those new to the brand and is intended to get you started on your weight loss journey. Each set includes one box of The Man Shake Variety Pack (20 shakes), a box of The Man Bars (10 bars included), and a shaker. Shake flavours available include chocolate, vanilla, coffee, choc mint, strawberry, banana and caramel. Bar flavours include chunky choc, white choc coconut, choc hazelnut, choc berry, choc peanut butter and choc mint.
- RRP: $99
The Immunity Booster Pack
The Immunity Booster Pack includes four bags of the Man Shake, one tub of Chocolate Greens and a Man Shake guide. If greens aren’t your favourite thing on the plate, then the Chocolate Greens might be. The Man Shake claims one scoop of its Chocolate Super Greens can give you five servings of vegetables like kale, broccoli, spinach, spirulina, acai and goji berries. Each tub of the Chocolate Super Greens delivers 30 servings.
- RRP: $219.75
The Couples’ Starter Pack
The Couples’ Starter Pack is designed to allow you to pair up with a partner and go on the weight loss journey together. The Couples’ Starter Pack contains four bags of the Man Shake or Lady Shake (you decide), two shakers and a Man and Lady guide.
- RRP: $199.70
3 Man Shakes + 1 free + Shaker
This special pack offers you four Man Shakes and a Man Shaker for a lower price than if you purchased the items individually.
- RRP: $189.75
2 Kids’ Shakes + 1 free + Shaker
This special kid’s pack gives you three Kids’ Shakes and a Kid Shaker, for a lower price than you would pay if you purchased the items individually. If you have kids at home who love the Kids’ Shake, this pack could be a good option for keeping them topped up.
- RRP: $69.85
His & Hers Pack
Losing weight is a lot easier when you have a partner by your side, and The Man Shake His & Hers Pack is designed to cater just to that. It contains two bags of the Man Shake and two bags of the Lady Shake – each with 15 shakes per bag – as well as a Man guide and a Lady guide. The guides are said to contain everything you need to see real results, like recipes, food plans, advice and nutritional information.
- RRP: $179.80
The Family Health Pack
The Family Health Pack brings together The Man Shake, The Lady Shake, The Kids’ Shake, a tub of Chocolate Greens and a Man Shake guide. It’s a good option for those looking to mix and match between the Man and Lady Shake and covers the needs of everyone in the family. The pack comes with four bags, and you can choose how you want to mix The Man Shake and The Lady Shake proportions.
- RRP: $249.70
The Kids’ Breakfast Bundle
The Kids’ Breakfast Bundle states it has everything you need to create a fast, and nutritious breakfast that kids will actually eat. The Bundle includes kid-friendly flavours like strawberry and chocolate as well as a tub of Chocolate Greens and a smaller kids’ shaker. Each tub has 14 servings and is suitable for children 12 years and older.
- RRP: $105.80
The Maintenance Pack
The Man Shake Maintenance Pack provides a month’s worth of meal replacements, with one shake per day. While offering different flavours to The Man Shake — the weight loss shakes in this pack still use a similar formula and are stated to provide the right amount of protein to help build muscle after a workout. Flavours include chocolate, vanilla crunch, choc mint and choc hazelnut, and choc peanut butter. Each pack includes two packs of The Man Shake in two of your chosen flavours, with 15 servings per bag. The set also comes with a pack of the brand’s protein bars.
- RRP: $129.85
His & Hers Kickstarter Pack
The His & Hers Kickstarter Pack is different from both the Couples’ Starter Pack and the His & Hers Pack, in that it just contains one bag of The Man Shake, one bag of The Lady Shake, a Man Shake guide and a Lady Shake guide. It is cheaper than the other partner-based options and is a good option for those who aren’t yet convinced if the couples’ weight loss journey is for them.
- RRP: $89.90
The Minute Man Pack
The Minute Man Pack includes a bag of The Man Shake, one box of the Man Bars, a Shaker, a Man Guide and The Minute Man Book − an instructional guide to weight loss written by former NRL player Adam MacDougall. It contains workouts, recipes and DIY shortcuts and strategies for getting the best results.
- RRP: $112.80
The Man Shake Vegan
Since the usual formula for The Man Shake contains milk, the brand has created an alternative option for vegans. The dairy-free plant-based protein shake is claimed to be specially designed for optimal gut health by making the drink without ‘artificial nasties’ and adding prebiotics and probiotics to the mix. Described as a ‘shake that doesn’t taste like muddy water’, the vegan-friendly meal replacement is also stated to be gluten-free and low in sugar. You can purchase a range of Vegan packs within both the Man Shake and Lady Shake range. Each bag comes with 15 shakes in either chocolate or vanilla.
- RRP: $49.95
Individual Man Shake products
As well as packs, The Man Shake has a variety of products available for individual sale. This can be a good way to top up existing pack orders or try new products without committing to an entire pack.
The individual Man Shake products include:
- The Man Shake
- The Man Shake Chocolate Greens
- The Man Fuel Shake
- The Man Bar
- The Kids’ Breakfast Shake
The Man Shake
The Man Shake is said to provide Aussies with a ‘natural belly blaster formula’ which apparently includes 25 vitamins and minerals to help you meet your daily recommended nutritional requirements. The weight loss shakes are also said to contain probiotics and prebiotics for a healthy gut, protein, and fibre to reduce cravings, and low sugar to maintain energy levels. You can purchase the formula in either a singular flavoured bag, or sample all the flavours in a 20-serving variety pack.
- RRP: $44.95
The Man Shake Chocolate Super Greens
If you’re really struggling to eat your veggies, one scoop of The Man Shake Chocolate Super Greens is claimed to be equivalent to five serves of kale, broccoli, spinach, spirulina, acai and goji berries. One tub provides 30 servings and is the priciest individual weight loss shake by the brand. The Man Shake also provides Chocolate Super Greens available for the vegan diet.
- RRP: $39.95
The Man Fuel Shake
The Man Fuel is a full meal replacement that’s designed for people who need something convenient while on the go. It’s described as a healthy drink that’s packed in protein and low in sugar. The Man Fuel comes in a 12-pack with available flavours including iced coffee and chocolate.
- RRP: $49.95
The Man Bar
The Man Bar is said to help you resist snacking during the afternoon, and potentially sabotaging your Man Shake routine. It comes in six different flavours and is a nougat-based bar, containing 17.9 grams of protein and 2.6 grams of sugar. The Man Bar comes in chunky choc, white choc coconut, choc hazelnut, choc berry, choc peanut butter, and choc mint. You can purchase The Man Bar in boxes of 10, in multiple box packs, or in already set Man Shake packs within the range.
- RRP: $39.95
The Kids’ Breakfast Shake
The Man Shake makes a shake formula for kids as well, so the whole family can join and reap the benefits of the Man Shake. The Kids’ Breakfast Shake formula is said to have one serve of veggies in every serving, is low in sugar and high in protein, and contains calcium, vitamin D, prebiotics, and probiotics for growing bodies. It comes in chocolate and strawberry.
- RRP: $29.95
Where can you buy The Man Shake?
You can purchase The Man Shake through the official website, or supermarkets such as Woolworths and Coles.
How often do you take The Man Shake?
The Man Shake recommends that you use its product by substituting the formula for up to two meals a day, combined with two snacks and a meal.
Does The Man Shake make you lose weight?
Yes – you can lose weight using The Man Shake if you follow the recommended intake and guidelines around diet supplementation. Keep in mind that most weight loss shakes are designed as meal replacements, NOT as shakes to be consumed in addition to normal meals.
Is The Man Shake worth the money?
The Man Shake is worth it, especially if you’re looking to supplement your weight loss journey with meal replacement shakes that contain your daily recommended nutrients, with added vitamins and minerals. The brand also offers tailored packages suitable for both men and women, as well as kids – so you can be sure there’s a Man Shake product out there for everyone. Products like The Man Shake Chocolate Super Greens also apparently contain up to five serves of greens including kale and broccoli to make sure you’re getting your dose of veggies.
To make sure you’re getting the best weight loss shake for you, don’t forget to check out our reviews to compare The Man Shake against other brands on the market.
About the author of this page
This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Content Projects Lead, Dean Heckscher. He’s our resident expert on all things automotive, health & fitness, streaming and more. Dean is also one of Canstar Blue’s customer research report producers, helping to turn complicated subjects into easily-digestible information for our readers. He’s passionate about helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services.