As a nation, there’s no denying that we’re getting sicker and fatter. And according to long-time nutrition executive and the co-founder of a new science-based health and wellness company, Joel Bikman, it may not be your fault.

From the time that the US government first set dietary guidelines in 1977, the food industry has completely shifted the types of foods they produce, mostly to our overall detriment. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the weight of the average adult American has skyrocketed since that time - a weight increase of nearly 30 pounds.

“For the first time in history, we had a government telling us what to eat,” said Bikman. “And our weight and health have only suffered for it.”

Nutrition needs change as you age

According to Bikman, things get even murkier when talking about the nutrition needs of aging adults.

“As you get older, your need for protein to build and maintain needed muscle mass actually increases – up to double the amount currently recommended,” said Bikman. “A landmark study on protein consumption and aging adults recommends consuming between 1.2 and 2.0 grams of protein per kilogram of ideal body weight per day, and also noted that the majority of aging adults are significantly below those recommended amounts – to their harm.”

Bikman notes that many older adults turn to protein drinks to get more protein in a convenient way. He shares that some of the most popular protein shakes – even those recommended by healthcare professionals – are little better than soda pop.

“One popular brand that people often get at hospitals has 20 grams of added sugar per serving,” said Bikman. “And that’s with very little protein, only about 10 grams. Not near enough for people to retain, let alone build, lean muscle mass.”

Bikman also emphasizes that protein quality is essential.

“Animal-based protein is generally superior to plant-based protein,” said Bikman. “Whether it’s meat, dairy, or eggs, the protein will typically be both more complete and better absorbed and used by the body than plant-based proteins.”

Bikman shares that until recently, there have been limited and usually poor options when it comes to plant-based protein. But he emphasizes that there is some real encouragement with technological advancements in specially fermented plant-based protein.

The ‘Fat’ Secret

In fact, Bikman says that increasing the consumption of healthy fats may be the most important change you can make, supporting metabolic health, brain health and more.

“Our ancestors knew that fats were the most nutrient-dense substances they could eat,” said Bikman. “Natural fats provide you with needed nutrition for your brain and body, they help you feel satisfied, curb your desire for sweets, and even help train your body to burn excess body fat.”

Bikman emphasizes that not all fats are created equal. Processed seed oils from soy, corn and canola are particularly harmful, while fats from olives, coconuts, cocoa butter, avocado, and more are uniquely beneficial.

“Of the three macronutrients, carbohydrates are the least necessary for the average adult and the most problematic for those struggling with metabolic problems,” said Bikman. “The health and weight challenges we’re seeing today are mostly because of that misguided shift in diet.”

An essential boost to your diet

Even with all of the information that Bikman and others share, people constantly ask what they should do for their health.

“Ideally, we all would have the knowledge, time, discipline and budget to plan, purchase and prepare perfect meals,” said Bikman. “But it simply doesn’t happen; people get busy, they get stressed and they make unhealthy choices that derail their health goals.”

It became apparent to Bikman that he and his team could be part of the solution to help people achieve their best health more quickly, and especially to assist those that don’t always have the time, knowledge or discipline to eat healthy. In response, Bikman and his co-founding team of metabolic, nutrition and industry experts recently created HLTH Code Complete Meal.

Bikman says these carefully formulated meal shakes are designed to promote healthy weight management, gut health, brain health, even hair, skin and nail health. HLTH Code Complete Meal features an optimized, science-backed blend of protein, healthy fats, apple cider vinegar, probiotics, fiber, vitamins and minerals—with no added sugar or any artificial ingredients.

“HLTH Code Complete Meal is based on research, not fads,” said Bikman. “An incredible amount of work went into making this nutritionally balanced and optimized, yet we knew that if it didn’t taste good, no one would use them consistently.”

Fueling your active day (the easy way)

“Each HLTH Code Complete Meal shake is packed with optimized amounts of these ingredients to leave you feeling full and energized for hours,” said Bikman. “Yet it’s more convenient and affordable than virtually any meal you could make or buy.”

Bikman says the shakes are quick and easy to make: Just add two scoops of Creamy Vanilla or Chocolate Macadamia Complete Meal Powder to 8 oz. of cold water and shake or blend. For general wellness, he recommends replacing one meal daily. To reset your health or for weight loss, replace up to two meals per day.

Real reviews. Real results

Thousands of customers are using HLTH Code every day to look and feel better. Here are just a few of the thousands of 5-star reviews:

“I’m so glad to have found this product. Two words IT WORKS. I was recently diagnosed & have had to make major changes to my diet. Have this for breakfast everyday, Low glycemic index, calories to keep you full longer. Works well with losing weight & maintaining glucose levels.”

Maria F.

“I wear a continuous glucose monitor and can see that my blood glucose is steady-eddy, no spikes when I consume this shake.”

Danalee J.

“Just what I have been looking for as a well-balanced good tasting meal replacement. Very quick and easy preparation with no clumping in the shake. This is the first shake that keeps me feeling full and sustained throughout my workday.”

Gerald B.

“So easy to mix and turn into a meal. I put 8 oz in my bullet blender, 2 scoops and [ready] in 30 seconds. Tastes great and nutritionally sound. I could just eat these for my meals and be fine.”

Patrick I.

“HLTH Code is definitely the best-tasting protein shake I’ve ever had. It’s like a milkshake, and I like that it’s a meal replacement. It doesn’t have any junk in it and while I would rather eat actual food, this is the best substitute I have found to help me when I’m rushed but want good nutrition. Give this a try!”

Denise B

“I’m losing weight. More than 13 pounds in last 3 weeks. And not hungry.”

Jerry J.

“This product is so good. I love the fact that I get 50% of the vitamins and minerals I need with each serving.”

Sharon L.

“I am pleasantly excited about finding HLTH Code. After trying several different products over the span of 20 years, I am sure I have found MY morning protein powder.”

Connie L.

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Can HLTH Code help with your health and weight?

According to Bikman, the best health starts with the right blend of nutrition. Increased energy; feeling more vibrant; a stronger immune system; a clearer mind; improved gut health; and an improved appearance are some of the benefits from improving one’s nutrition.

Bikman adds that based on the best available studies on human metabolism, along with exercise, HLTH Code Complete Meal helps people improve their health and lose weight without the need for counting every calorie.

Your satisfaction is guaranteed

If you’re nervous about trying something new and making changes to your nutrition plan, don’t be. Bikman stands by his HLTH Code Meal Replacement products and is willing to guarantee your satisfaction.

“You have nothing to lose (except maybe some extra pounds) and everything to gain—in terms of wellness and confidence,” said Bikman.

Indeed, if you’ve been looking for improved wellness and healthy weight management, then HLTH Code Complete Meal could well be your answer. For exclusive savings on your first order, visit and enter the discount code DESNEWS at checkout.