Lose Weight with a Shake
Trail Runner|Summer 2021
Being a health and nutrition correspondent means that companies frequently send me their products, and ask for my stamp of approval.
Amber Rios

Most of the time I dive into research, give the product a try, and send the company honest feedback about what they’ll need to change before I’ll recommend it. Plus my hectic job and my determination to stay fit means I’m always hunting for a quick and nutritious way to fill up on nutrients my body needs. So I can confidently say, “I’ve tried it all”.

Last Tuesday's work was especially hectic, but I’d booked with my $200 an hour personal trainer, Tony, a triathlon-winning, organic-to-the-bone fitness guy with a ten-mile-long track record of whipping the “who’s who” into shape in record time, so I had to go. He noticed that my set count was down and playfully asked, “Feeling a little tired today?”, as he handed me a bottle from his gym bag. After one sip I figured that there was no way this could be healthy because the creamy chocolate flavor was just too delicious. Still, he’d never risk his reputation.

With more than a healthy dose of scepticism I decided to investigate this shake he’d called INVIGOR8.

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