The boss babes are circling overhead, waiting for the perfect moment to drop that dreaded “hey girl 👋” message and rope you into buying their poop — sorry — skinny weight-loss teas.
But it doesn’t stop there. Social media is flooded with detox shakes, juice cleanses, CICO, Tabata training, essential oils, and Shake Weights (how on earth did nobody realize?).
There’s always a “next big thing” for women struggling to slim down or tone up.
But is V Shred’s Fat Loss Extreme for Her the real secret to losing 20, 30, or even 50+ pounds? (V Shred founder Vince Sant sure as hell thinks so.)
Read on to find out!
Table of Contents
- About the Creator – Vince Sant
- What Is V Shred’s Fat Loss Extreme for Her?
- Fat Loss Extreme for Her Details & Features
- 8 Cool Benefits of Fat Loss Extreme for Her
- 9 Negatives of Fat Loss Extreme for Her
- Wrapping Up This V Shred Fat Loss Extreme for Her Review
About the Creator – Vince Sant
Vince Sant (ah, clever) is the co-founder of V Shred and the supplement company Sculpt Nation, an ISSA personal trainer, and a fitness model with nearly 700,000 Instagram followers.
But aside from that, all we really have are a few facts from those bogus celebrity dirt sites.
He’s a Capricorn from Ohio and — this is my observation — is single-handedly keeping the sleeveless hoodie business alive in the 2020s.
What Is V Shred’s Fat Loss Extreme for Her?
(If you have the time to read 6,084 words of marketing material, grab a glass of wine and have at it. Then, pour yourself a second if you can find Sant’s “rediciolous” typo — literally.)
Fat Loss Extreme for Her is a 12-week program for ladies looking to build a “sexier” figure and shed 20–50+ pounds of pure fat in three months — or 2–4+ pounds per week.
Sant presents Fat Loss Extreme as an anti-program of sorts.
Instead of starving yourself or spending hours jogging on the treadmill, you’ll continue to eat your favorite foods (sike) and follow a simple four-day-a-week training program to burn fat.
Vince Sant based this program around his three body transformation “secrets” hinged on “rock-solid science,” including:
- Carb cycling, which Sant claims is “scientifically proven” to be the most effective way to shred body fat
- Replacing traditional cardio with HIIT, because regular cardio can apparently make you fat, while HIIT burns 200% the calories over 48 hours with the “afterburn effect”
- Timing your carbs, fats, and calories perfectly to maximize your fat burn
Fat Loss Extreme for Her also apparently has a 96% success rate, is backed by a 30-day 100% money-back guarantee, and is priced at 24% of its supposed value.
Twelve weeks … 50 pounds … 120 minutes of weekly training … no crash dieting … no long cardio sessions — can you sense the skepticism already?
Fat Loss Extreme for Her Details & Features
Oh, wow, pink buttons, how fun. Like most V Shred programs, Vince Sant divides FLEFH (honestly, not as catchy as I thought it’d be) into four steps:
Step #1: Private Facebook Group
Sant’s first recommendation is to join the private V Shred for Women Facebook group, home to over 500,000 members — more than double the size of the group for the men’s Fat Loss Extreme program.
Here, you can tune into weekly Q&A sessions with a V Shred trainer, share tips with your fellow V Shredders, and scroll through the ~300 new posts per day.
Warning: Don’t post anything in this group that you don’t want V Shred to use in their future marketing materials. Really, don’t.
Step #2: 90-Day Diet Plan
By step two, Fat Loss Extreme for Her takes a sudden detour from “hopeful” to “letdown.” The 90-Day Diet Plan in this program isn’t much different from other V Shred programs.
Step #2 includes two (pink) buttons:
Create Your 90-Day Diet Plan
The DIY diet plan is where you’ll realize — much like that girl you went to high school with peddling essential oils in your DMs — the V Shred dynasty is full of broken promises.
No, all 84 days of the diet aren’t already laid out for you, nor does Vince Sant explain exactly how much to eat or when or what “carb cycling” is.
After shamelessly advertising his one-on-one custom coaching plan and recommending five small meals a day, Sant introduces his calorie-counter point system.
Your age, weight, and height will land you in one of four calorie ranges:
If we consider FLE “moderate exercise,” and my TDEE calculation of 2,234 calories is accurate, the recommended 1,700–1,899-calorie plan would create a 534 daily calorie deficit.
That’s about 3,738 calories throughout the week (on the high end) — or 1.07 pounds of fat.
The Weekly Menu & Meal Options
Next up is your weekly menu. Vince Sant includes 50+ meal options spread out among five meals per today: breakfast, lunch, dinner, and two snacks (mid-morning & mid-afternoon).
Sample recipes include easy banana protein pancakes, power greens juice, turkey taco bowl, black bean dip, and chicken chop salad. Each also includes instructions and an ingredients list.
There are thousands of possible combinations with 10+ delicious “clean” options per meal.
Sant also added a week-long sample meal plan to demystify your first week on Fat Loss Extreme and a long list of ingredient substitutions.
But we can’t end this section without mentioning a few downsides:
- The week-long sample menu won’t necessarily match your calorie goal. (I totaled five meals together at random and wound up with 1,085 calories — 615+ short of my goal.)
- You have to open each individual meal to see the ingredients and calories.
- There’s no mention of macros or carb cycling whatsoever.
- He includes plugs for his supplement line — which only includes two this time.
Is this really the “powerful diet” scientifically proven to melt fat? Or is it just the standard V Shred diet plan slightly adjusted for women?
Get Your Supplements
I have no idea why Sant insists on including this section in just about every V Shred program. Actually, never mind. They’re all products from Sant’s own supplement line — Sculpt Nation.
(But, hey, at least this time, he modified it to be for the ladies.)
This entire guide is basically one 13-supplement sales pitch, each one featuring a video of Sant trying to convince you this powder or pill will change your life forever.
Unfortunately, the benefits of each are completely overblown.
For example, he says that:
- Fat-burners will burn fat from your lower belly and legs, speed up metabolism, and don’t require any physical activity to work.
- The nighttime version of his fat-burner pills will “put you to sleep immediately” and release serotonin to make you happy.
- HGH-boosters will fix fatigue, baldness, and memory loss.
- Turmeric black is “as close to a miracle vitamin as it gets.”
He puts a compelling spin on it and swears you’ll feel like you’re in your glory days again. But when you look deeper, you’ll realize it’s all a load of B.S. and completely exaggerated.
Instead of hyping up the type of supplement (i.e., BCAAs), he tells you why you need a bottle from his brand (i.e., candy taste).
Also, he leaves it up to you to choose which ones you buy. If you bought a 30-day supply of all 13 of them, it’d cost you $644 per month, and that’s the discounted “on-sale” price!
Step #3: Choose Workout
Oh, because this program had been going so well up until now. Fat Loss Extreme for Her includes two workout schedules: one for training at home and another for the gym.
Here’s what to expect with each:
Follow Along with Workouts
The Follow Along Workouts are your daily at-home workouts. Just set your laptop on a table, lie a yoga mat down for floor exercises, and follow along with Sant for the next 18-or-so minutes.
Unlike the Fat Loss Extreme gym workouts, the FA sessions are mostly circuit-based: 3 circuits, 3 exercises each, 20 seconds per exercise, 3 rounds, and 60 seconds between rounds.
The Follow Along home schedule looks like this:
- Lower Body & Abs
- Upper Body & Abs
- Optional Rest or HIIT
- Lower Body & Abs
- Upper Body & Abs
- Optional Rest or HIIT
- Optional Rest or HIIT
With bodyweight-only exercises like ab walkouts, Russian twists, and floor Y-raises, it also requires no equipment.
FLEFH’s five weekly gym sessions are split between regular ‘ol resistance training — dumbbells, barbells, benches, cable machines, and all — and high-intensity circuit training.
Here’s the real weekly schedule for Fat Loss Extreme for Her:
- Upper Body & HIIT
- Lower Body
- Circuit Training #1
- Circuit Training #2
(Side note: if you ever come across an exercise that gets your head spinning, click on it. It’ll open up a brief step-by-step guide and a demonstration video for newbies!)
These classic strength training workouts are unexpectedly hypertrophy-focused.
Between the supersets, 3–4 x 8–12 set and rep goals, and legitimate weight exercises, these twice-weekly workouts will work toward full-body definition.
Exercises include Swiss ball crunches, lunges, jump squats, curls, and bent-over rows.
The one lone HIIT session doesn’t actually involve any of the 30-something HIIT “Supplemental Workouts” we’ll talk about below.
It’s simply a five-part circuit — with exercises like planks, push-ups, and jump lunges — that you’ll complete 4–6 times for 15 seconds per exercise.
(The Upper Body & HIIT workouts do lean on the Supplemental Workouts section, although that’s not entirely clear.)
The twice-a-week circuit training workouts break the session down into mini-circuits, each lasting 4–5 rounds with 20 seconds dedicated to each exercise.
Expect bodyweight exercises like pulse lunges, burpees, floor wipers, and heel taps.
The “Supplemental Workouts” section is where you’ll find your HIIT options.
HIIT — or high-intensity interval training — is yet another Vince Sant “secret,” this one supposedly creating a two-day-long “afterburn effect” that burns 200% more calories.
(We’ll talk about the truth of that later on.)
Here, Sant rattles off 35+ 15-minute HIIT options, from treadmill running (20/40) and lateral jumps to stationary cycling bike sprints (10/20) and HIIT cardio jump rope (30/30).
The sheer number of choices is great if you dread the treadmill, have bad knees, or simply want to keep workouts fresh while revving your metabolism.
After 90 Days
(It’s odd that the first mention of carb cycling — the #1 secret to body transformation according to Vince Sant — comes after the original 90-day program.)
Once you complete the 90-day program, Sant offers up two diet choices:
- Carb cycling: Rotates through high, moderate, and low carb days to (supposedly) force your body into burning fats for energy instead of carbs, triggering weight loss
- Flex dieting: The IIFYM (or If It Fits Your Macros) strategy to losing weight without crash dieting or sacrificing your favorite foods
Ah, we finally introduce the concept of BMR and TDEE here, too, not just silly point systems.
Sample Meal Plans
Lastly, we have the six sample meal plan options once you complete the entire program. (Note: these are samples and not tailored to your unique macro or calorie goals.)
Vince Sant included:
- Carb Cycle 1
- Carb Cycle 2
- Flexible Dieting 1
- Flexible Dieting 2
- Vegetarian 1
- Vegetarian 2
Since the original 90-day diet plan offered very little in the way of nutritional advice, these sample week-long plans are borderline useless.
They cycle through the same 2–3 days worth of meals — so they aren’t loaded with 35 unique meals for the week — and all fit within a relatively high 1,800–2,200 daily calorie range.
8 Cool Benefits of Fat Loss Extreme for Her
- Sant includes 50+ meal choices. Piecing together the suggested meals to match your calorie goal requires a lot of legwork. However, the 50+ pre-planned meals give you a fantastic foundation as you master what’s healthy and “clean” and what’s not.
- The training variety is there. The workouts and exercises change by the week, just as the gym workouts take on three different forms — resistance training, circuit training, and HIIT. If you’ve tried every other cardio-only program out there or finally realized that weightlifting won’t turn you into the She-Hulk, Fat Loss Extreme has it all.
- It’s compatible with home gyms and gym gyms. The home workouts might feel a bit too tame, requiring no resistance equipment whatsoever. However, having two completely different workout schedules gets rid of the common excuses for not training (i.e., “it’s too late to visit the gym” or “I don’t feel like changing out of my sweatpants”).
- The program isn’t exactly extreme, but that’s a good thing! Research has proven time and time again that crash diets and extreme workout plans don’t lead to sustainable weight loss. Even as a newbie, the 80–120 minutes of exercise per week and the 500-calorie daily deficit aren’t too “extreme” to follow.
- There are more than enough HIIT options. Sant’s massive list of 35+ HIIT workouts gives you more control over your workouts and weight loss. Whether it’s rainbow ball slams, cycling sprints, or jumping rope, the risk of boredom is practically zero.
- V Shred’s women-only Facebook group brings a sense of camaraderie. Your fellow group members will rally behind you as you chase your weight loss goals. Just be careful about posting photos and comments on the page, as V Shred reserves the right to use it in marketing materials (your before and after shots might wind up on Google).
- You’ll probably lose weight. Unfortunately, you likely won’t drop the 2–4 pounds a week that Vince Sant suggests, which is already double what the Mayo Clinic recommends. But 1–2 pounds lost per week is realistic for Fat Loss Extreme for Her and safe by most standards.
- There are noob-friendly resources (sort of). Sant added a video demonstration and step-by-step walkthrough for each exercise in the gym workouts. There’s also a simple follow-along workout for each of the home-based workouts. These resources are super helpful if you feel out of your element in the gym or breaking a sweat.
- V Shred has a few customer-savvy perks. All products and programs are apparently backed by a 30-day money-back guarantee, promising a refund if you’re not completely satisfied within the first month of Fat Loss Extreme. You can also get answers to your V Shred questions during one of the private group’s five weekly Facebook live feeds.
9 Negatives of Fat Loss Extreme for Her
- It’s scammy. From the “4 golden rules” to “supercharge your body transformation” to meal plans “usually only available to elite athletes” to some mysterious “contrast cardio secret,” what’s actually in the program doesn’t match what Vince Sant swears is in it. He talks a big game to get you to whip out your Mastercard, though.
- The program is missing two of the three body transformation “secrets.” Carb cycling doesn’t make its grand entrance until after the 90 days, and the three-weekly HIIT sessions are more like 1–2. There’s also no mention of macronutrients anywhere in the nutritional plan.
- It’s all a high-pressure sales tactic. Between the “we’re doubling the price if you don’t buy today,” a long list of unfulfilled promises, and a nudge to buy $644 worth of monthly supplements (from Sant’s supplement brand), the constant sales pressure is wild.
- The HIIT focus is overhyped. HIIT can burn 28.5% more absolute fat mass than steady-state cardio, according to 2019 research. Another study comparing the afterburn effect in HIIT versus circuit-style resistance training in women shows that both methods maintain a higher and similar resting metabolic rate 14 hours post-exercise. Yet, these effects fade long before the 24-hour mark — half as long as Sant claims — amounting to about a few extra calories burned per hour.
- Don’t expect to lose 50 pounds in 12 weeks. A 500-calorie deficit per day with dieting alone can help you lose a pound of fat per week, though there’s no guarantee it’ll all be fat or that the exercise won’t rock your metabolism. The two circuit training sessions per week can burn 480+ calories (combined), the two weightlifting sessions shred another 200 or so, and the two HIIT workouts can burn another 300. Over 12 weeks, Fat Loss Extreme for Her is more likely to burn closer to 15 pounds — not 30 or 50+.
- It’s a ton of recycled content. V Shred tends to re-use a lot of its resources across programs, making some of the suggestions and tools impractical. Fat Loss Extreme’s 90-day diet plan, HIIT guide, “After 90 Days,” and sample meal plans are either ripped from other programs or not exactly compatible with a weight loss program for women.
- The supplement recommendations are also overplayed. Sure, turmeric is well-studied for its anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving perks, and anxiety relief, but there’s no such thing as a “miracle vitamin.” Sant really exaggerates the benefits of his protein powders, pre-workout, BCAAs, and the other ten supplement recommendations.
- Fat Loss Extreme for Her falls flat on its face. Vince Sant advertises this program as the “secret” to everything weight-loss-related. Yet, aside from not including 75% of what he promises, Sant’s solution to those other gimmicks is … not complete. The real secret to weight loss is creating a caloric deficit.
- The home and gym workouts are vastly different. The first zinger is that they follow two completely different schedules. So it kind of forces you to choose one or the other rather than playing it day-by-day. The home workouts are also strictly bodyweight circuits with the occasional HIIT day built-in, while the gym workouts include weightlifting, circuits, and HIIT. Which one was meant to be the real program?
Wrapping Up This V Shred Fat Loss Extreme for Her Review
V Shred Fat Loss Extreme for Her isn’t a terrible program. If you follow the four weekly workouts and stay within the recommended calorie range, you’ll likely lose 1–2 pounds per week.
The 50+ meals lay a great nutritional foundation, the ladies-only FB group creates a team vibe, the diet and workouts aren’t extreme, and there’s a home and gym version of the schedule.
But Fat Loss Extreme for Her is also equally as disappointing.
The constant ads, 13 supplements, swearing to uncover the “secrets” to body transformation, and even the suggestion of losing 50+ pounds in 12 weeks make it a $47 bust.
If you want some training and diet structure, FLEFH could be a change of pace from your previous routines. But beware: most of what’s supposedly behind the paywall is MIA.