A few weeks ago, a friend of a friend of mine, Meredith, contacted me about doing a review of the It Works products. I was incredibly curious and excited to give it a try. From what I had heard, it either works like a charm or not at all. I’m a skeptic so I never purchased any of the products for fear they would not work on me. Meredith sent me the WORKS (pun intended)..I opened the package, took a picture, then dug in!
Let me start with the orange flavored greens. They aren’t the greatest tasting things, but not awful, and I feel amazing when I drink them. The only problem I had was forgetting to sub them for my usual coffee break. You just mix 2 little scoops of this powder with some water and drink. Imagine a Monster energy drink without the crash (and added chemicals, yuck). Super bonus, There is a new improved Greens that is Berry flavored and it also is sweetened with Stevia now available!
The It Works products use Stevia, yay! If you’ve read my blog before, you know I do not do artificial sweeteners. Aspartame is absolutely evil. Sidenote: If you have chronic headaches, depression, aches and pains and you drink anything that taste sweet with ZERO calories it’s likely aspartame (or another artificial sweetner) causing you pain. Here is a post I wrote in 2011 on the subject: http://momandwife.com/2011/07/diet-coke-is-evil/ .
Moving on to the Pro Fit. This is a protein “Shake.” You can use it to replace a meal, after a workout etc. Also sweetened with Stevia (Woo Hoo!), you just mix it with some water and you’re good to go. You can also blend it with some fruit to jazz it up. Check out these yummy recipes Meredith has on her facebook page. Speaking of, you will definitely want to “Like” Meredith’s facebook page: Thompson Fit Wraps – Click Here. She posts healthy tips, before and afters, and has giveaways from time to time as well.
The Fat Fighter, carb inhibiting, pills are pretty sweet! Once a week I allow myself to splurge and eat my favorite meal. A Chipotle Burrito. I just popped a couple of these bad boys post burrito and kept on without the guilt 🙂
I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism and have had a very difficult time getting down to an ideal weight. I would lose a few pounds here and there and it would come back despite my best efforts (even if I skipped my cheat meal). The first time I tried the It Works wraps I dropped 4 pounds. 4 pounds from one wrap?! Yes. The next day it came back, but left again for good 2 days after that. I used the defining gel in between wraps, I’m not sure if that made the difference or not but it’s still gone (Yay!).
The wraps are super easy to use and made my skin look and feel great. I have stretch marks from both pregnancies that have left my stomach looking like a really good “Before” plastic surgery photo. After the wrap the stretch marks were less apparent and my skin felt more “taut”. Double yay! I’m much too vain to use my personal pictures so I grabbed a few from Meredith’s facebook page. These are actual before and afters that have very seriously not been doctored in any way..
So my take on the It Works! products is that they do in fact work 🙂 I did not have dramatic results, but I had results, and I felt amazing. I will definitely be ordering more of the wraps and I really want to try the Thermo Fit!
Meredith will be doing a q&a on our facebook page as well as answering your questions in the comments section below, so definitely let her know if you have any questions. She was so incredibly helpful when I asked her questions about products, ingredients and my thyroid issue.