What is FitMiss Delight and how does it work?
Protein supplements like shakes are often advertised and heavily marketed toward men, which is a shame because women need protein too! The common myth of protein supplements being more suitable for those who want to put on muscle is a thing of the past. High protein diets are now known as a surefire way to shed excess weight. FitMiss Delight is a product that is specifically designed to meet the needs of women and help them lose weight. It’s not just a protein shake, but the combination of protein and green superfoods! Let’s take a closer look at FitMiss delight to see if it is the right choice for you.
FitMiss Delight is part of the FitMiss line of products that includes a variety of fat burners, pre-workouts and protein supplements that are specifically designed to meet women’s physical needs. FitMiss delight is more than just a protein shake, it is low calorie, low carb and contains a variety of powdered superfood fruit and vegetables. FitMiss Delight is commonly used as a holistic meal replacement shake. It can be used up to 3 times a day and claims to help build muscle, lose fat and keep users fuller for longer.
FitMiss uses a combination of various protein sources to provide 16g of protein in each serving, an active ingredient called SolaThin, is a patented protein derived from potatoes, it helps to keep the body full for longer while keeping things low in carbohydrates. FitMiss also uses fruit and vegetable powders and extracts to help provide nutrition along with the protein so that the shake is a proper full meal replacement that will ideally keep you full until the next meal.
Who makes FitMiss Delight?
FitMiss is a branch of MusclePharm, a company that advertises itself as “The Athlete’s Company”. MusclePharm, located in Denver, Colorado, is a company that develops, manufactures and distributes nutritional supplements that are well known and trusted in the market. It is best known for its “Combat” line of whey supplements and for being an active sponsor for MMA fighters. The brand has strong associations and ties with the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, which is an impressive little-known fact!
While MusclePharm has been around since 2010, FitMiss entered the market a couple years later in 2013 with a line of products that includes a variety of supplements and physical fitness aids, such as protein supplements, fat burners, and pre-workouts.
Ingredients in FitMiss Delight
FitMiss is a protein shake and since it’s a meal replacement, it’s all the more important to understand what goes into it and the role it plays. Below is a full list of ingredients, we’ll also take a closer look at the most active and primary ingredients in FitMiss Delight and their role.
Whey Protein Concentrate, Solathin, Egg Albumin, Micellar Casein, Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Hydrolysate, Flax Seed, Inulin, Natural Flavors, Artificial Flavors, Silicon Dioxide, Calcium Silicate, L-Glutamine, Citric Acid, Reed Beet Juice Powder, Carboxymethylcellulose, Salt, Protease, Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose, Lactase, Potassium Citrate, L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine, Apple Extract, Artichoke Leaf Extract,(gluten free) Barley Grass Powder, Black Berry Fruit Powder, Blood Orange Powder, Broccoli Powder, Cherry Extract, Citrus Flavonoids, Cranberry Extract, Lemon Bioflavonoids, Mango Seed Extract, Pomegranate Rind Extract, Red Currant Powder, Spinach Powder, Watermelon Powder, Wheat Grass Powder.
The primary ingredients are different forms of proteins, greens & superfood mix, and other additions to help absorption and efficiency of the product.
- Whey Protein Concentrate and Isolate – This ingredient is common by-products of the cheese making process. It is a well-balanced protein source and a high number of amino acids.
- Solathin – This is a patented form of protein that is found in red potatoes, it claims to help suppress appetite
- Egg Albumin – Sourced from egg whites, this ingredient is dried and powdered that is a straightforward and cheap source of protein
- Casein – this is a milk protein that is absorbed slowly into the body as opposed to whey protein. The slow absorption means the body can synthesize the protein significantly as well as keep the body full longer.
Greens and Superfood Blend:
FitMiss Delight also includes a proprietary blend of 17 greens and superfoods that aim to give you a complete nutrition filled meal replacement.
- Protease & Lactase – These are digestive enzymes that help with digestion and absorption of the drink
- Inulin – a naturally occurring fiber that assists in weight loss.
- Cellulose gum – a thickener and stabilizer for a consistent product
- Artificial sweeteners – Sucralose and acesulfame potassium are both low-calorie artificial sweeteners
- Artificial and Natural Flavours – these are added to make the drink palatable
Now that you know what’s in FitMiss Delight, it’s time to check out the nutritional information
- Calories: 90
- Total Fat: 1.5g
- Cholesterol: 50mg
- Sodium: 95mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 4g
- Protein: 16g
While the protein content is on the low side, it should be noted that the product is designed to primarily help with weight loss. The product also works under the assumption that women using this product are not looking to gain muscle. We’ll go a bit more into detail about this and some other things to watch out for in just a moment.
FitMiss Delight claims to provide low cal, low fat, and protein supplement without sacrificing strength or muscle growth.
The ingredients used to aim to provide the protein from various sources to provide maximum benefits as different proteins behave differently. Solathin protein, for example, will keep you full longer, while micellar casein ensures a slow and long absorption of protein that is beneficial for the body.
FitMiss Delight is low calorie, low fat, and low carb. It also contains a proprietary blend of fruits and greens to help provide a complete healthy meal replacement. It promises to help women lose weight and help keep the body full for longer periods of time
Things to watch out for in Fitmiss Delight
Looking at the ingredients list and the nutritional information there are certainly some points of concern. Firstly, the use of sucralose means there are some side effects to be wary of, the long-term impact of sucralose on the body may leave you with digestive issues as it tends to disturb the community of bacteria that help your body. The flavor of this kind of artificial sweetener is quite intense and not for everyone.
FitMiss Delight is also on the lower side for a protein supplement, there are other similar products for women with higher protein content.
The packaging warns that the product may not be suitable for those with allergies to soy, milk, eggs, and nuts. Which is an important factor to take into consideration? This product also contains egg albumin and may not be suitable for vegans and those with egg allergies.
The biggest point of concern is the greens and superfood blend, while it is a very interesting feature in the product, the nutritional information only shows a high amount of Vitamin B12, and negligible amounts of magnesium. Something doesn’t quite add up when there are more than a dozen extracts and powders from fruits and greens and little to no nutritional information to back it up. Since it is a proprietary blend, there is no way to know how much is in the product, but because of the lack of information, it is safe to assume the quantity is on the low side.
Customer reviews are very mixed. Some users found no change in weight despite regular use, but women who took it at least 3 times a day on a regular basis saw good results. So the product works, but seemingly only if you use it three times a day and complement the use with a balanced healthy diet and exercise. This, unfortunately, plays on the affordability of FitMiss Delight, while 2lb container costs around $28 which is reasonable, using it three times a day will ultimately prove expensive.
Many users have also complained that it doesn’t mix well and usually has lumps, this problem can possibly be eliminated by the use of a blender. Users also complained that it tasted gritty and the flavor was not very palatable, but there are also users who love the taste and have successfully made a delicious shake by adding extra ingredients such as cocoa powder or peanut butter to the mix. Inconsistent reviews and disappointment with the product is most likely a product of the mismatch between the ingredient list and the nutritional information
Final Say on Fitmiss Delight
FitMiss Delight does work, but the disappointing lack of nutrients from the greens and superfoods blend does beg the question “is it worth it?” The answer to this lies in your goals. Make sure you know what you’re looking for before your purchase. FitMiss Delight could be exactly right for you in the long term, but if it isn’t, there are other products that offer more.
Thomas Matthys a former world-class track & field athlete and the founder of Swol Headquarters. He graduated from the University of Fordham with a Master’s degree in Science. Matthys is a certified sports nutritionist and personal coach of several professional athletes. Matthys has been involved in various clinical studies within Track & Field including one on the factors associated with muscle recovery and HIIT.