RightSize Smoothie is a powdered drink the makers claim contains a “hunger smashing” formula that will help you lose up to 18 lbs. in 90 days. RightSize says if you replace 2 meals a day with their beverage, along with exercise and healthy eating habits, you will shed major poundage just like the people in their commercial.
RightSize Smoothie has a very tempting advertising campaign and introductory offer (their “Quick TV” page has essentially the same basic info but fewer shopping options), but is this a product that will help you lose weight and keep it off safely? Let’s check it out…
The RightSize Smoothie Pitch
RightSize appears to be targeting men and women who want and/or need to lose a substantial amount of weight. The testimonials featured in the infomercial and websites includes people who claim to have lost 60 lbs. or more. They attempt to tempt by saying how delicious these beverages are and that it’s so easy to drop pounds because RightSize Smoothies will make you feel full. They offer a low introductory price and money-back guarantee to “sweeten” the deal.
How RightSize Works
RightSize Smoothie is a powdered drink they promise has over 20 vitamins and minerals, 15 g protein, 6 g fiber and is 180 calories when prepared with fat-free milk. It comes in 4 flavors: Lean Cocoa Bean, SkinniVanilla, Slend-a-Berry, and Leano Cappuccino. A full list of their ingredients can be found here.
To use RightSize, they instruct you to take one scoop (1 oz.) of the flavor of choice, add fat-free milk, and shake in the complimentary blender bottle included with your order. They tell you to do this twice a day, for breakfast and lunch, and then have a healthy reduced-calorie dinner.
RightSize claims that the protein and fiber in their product slows digestion, which makes you feel fuller longer, reducing the temptation to overeat or snack. They suggest adding fruits and offer a variety of recipes, including Berry Man-i-Low and Island Wake-up for you to try for variety’s sake.
They caution against losing more than 2 lbs. per week. RightSize claims studies show that people who plan to lose weight do so more easily with meal replacement smoothies.
The RightSize Clinical Study
RightSize cites a clinical study done by an outside testing firm but funded by RightSize, in which participants felt great and lost an average of 15.2 lbs. over the 12-week trial.
However, it should be noted that these people also followed a reduced-calorie diet and their overall wellness was self-reported in a questionnaire. You can see the full study, full of fancy charts and numbers here.
The Cost of a RightSize Smoothie
It depends on how/where you order. If you go to the “Quick TV” site (http://www.tryrightsize.com) you are presented with what appears to be a $10 offer. If you visit the full site you have the option of buying 30, 60, or 90-day supplies as well as the same $10 offer.
Here’s the deets on the $10 offer: If you choose to buy it this way, they will send you one can of RightSize (30.7 oz.) but they’ll also charge $9.95 S&H making the total $19.95 for this first can.
BUT – if you don’t say anything within 15 days they will send you two more 30.7 oz. cans, charging an additional $87.90. They also automatically sign you up for their subscription plan, sending you 2 cans every month and charge you $87.90 each time. You have 30 days to return these (unopened) cans to cancel your subscription and get your money back; however you must pay the return shipping fees. A customer service representative we spoke with mentioned that the monthly subscription could also be changed to 1 can, for a total of $44.80 per shipment.
If instead you order from the full site, you can buy bulk product in 30 days ($87.90) 60 days ($159.80) or 90 days ($215.70) and will also be subscribed to their Continuity Program unless you cancel within 30 days.
Bottom Line: Is RightSize Smoothie a Scam?
RightSize may indeed limit your calorie intake and possibly help you lose weight, but here are some things we’ve found out:
- According to WebMD, studies do show diet shakes may help you start losing weight or maintain weight loss.
- RightSize is an appetite suppressant, containing appemine (aka green tea, guarana, fiber, cinnamon twig, galangal root, and cayenne pepper) that contains caffeine, which may cause jitters or sleeping problems in some people.
- You still need to follow a reduced-calorie diet – don’t binge on dinner or snacks!
- Generally, consumers seem to like the taste and are pleased with the results of RightSize (4-stars out of 5 in 55 reviews on Amazon).
- Exercise is also an important part of any weight loss regimen.
- Don’t attempt to lose more than 2 lbs. per week.
- RightSize LLC currently has an F rating from the BBB due to 76 complaints in the last 3 years (as of Oct. 2014).
- Many complaints about the company have to do with the 15-day trial offer and subsequent monthly billing.
Therefore, we suggest if you are interested in trying RightSize to purchase it from one of the retailers listed on their website. This way, you avoid the hassles associated with their sneaky subscription plans. Also, be sure to eat healthy and exercise regularly, otherwise the product probably won’t work for you.
Let us know what your experience is with RightSize below!