I was skeptical before I purchased but read reviews, watched videos and searched for all info. I was pleasantly surprised when I used it the first time and actually liked the taste compared to other protein or meal replacement drinks. I have used some of the recipes included but have also come up with a couple of my own. My only complaint is that more suggested using directions would be great. I have used it both in the morning and evening and not sure exactly how much per day to get weight loss or just gut health. I can say my bloating has gone down a little and my gut health is improving. I will be reordering.