A lot of you know that I am a Beachbody coach. When I signed up to be a coach it was recommended that I start drinking Shakeology. I decided to give it a try. I’ve been using Shakeology daily (for the most part) for about 2 months now so I decided I’d give a 2 month review.
Keep in mind when you read this that I have been on most EVERY meal replacement shake at one time or another. Until now I’ve never recommended them to anybody. Slimfast made me hungry, Atkins made me hungry, the rest of them tasted awful. Shakeology is different because it was made by people who want to help other people be healthy. I’ve looked at a ton of Beachbody stuff and I know the “ins and outs” of how their system works and the only logical conclusion I’ve come to it that the company serious just wants to help people be healthier.
Shakeology is a meal replacement shake, but it is a lot more than that. It is packed with nutrients-rich superfoods, and even though it is very healthy for you it doesn’t taste healthy (anyone into health food knows what I’m talking about… food that has that disgusting “healthy” aftertaste). What I found impressive is that it comes in two vegan flavors, chocolate and tropical strawberry. If you follow me on Facebook or know me personally you know how I like to try to stick to as many vegan proteins as I can, so this works well in my diet (although they have non-vegan as well). It’s also very low calorie, and if you are on Weight Watcher’s it is only about 5 PPV (depending on how you prepare it). My personal favorite was the Tropical Strawberry flavor mixed with water, ice and chocolate PB 2. Don’t underestimate the Tropical Strawberry flavor, I know everyone loves chocolate, but the Tropical Strawberry gives Chocolate a run for it’s money! So, here are a few things I’ve noticed about Shakeology after using it for two months.
- My weight loss improved (don’t ask me how, but it became more steady)
- Any cravings for junk food decreased immensely
- Increased energy
- Increased endurance (for anyone who knows my exercise routine, you know that was a nice bonus!)
- IT TASTES GOOD!
- One serving is very large and keeps you full for a long time
- My sinus problems decreased immensely
- An increase is overall health
So those are the many benefits of Shakeology, now to get to the negative:
The price. It’s not particularly cheap, or so I thought anyway. The retail price for the vegan (which is $10 more than the non-vegan variety) is $129.95. I thought this was completely outrageous until I considered the value. First, it’s not exactly an added expense, it’s a meal replacement. I have it for breakfast so when I order a bag of Shakeology I’m really ordering an entire month of breakfast, so it just replaces what I would normally spend on breakfast (that is depending on how much you spend on breakfast of course). Plus, all of the ingredients are incredible. To buy everything separately would cost you a fortune.
I like Shakeology simply because in today’s world it is so hard to get a healthy meal. Shakeology is easy, you can get a Shakeology shaker and bring it with you and make it anywhere. It basically makes it so you have no excuse to get at least one healthy meal in a day. Especially if you are busy and on the run this is great because it takes no time to make. It makes life simple for me because I have to plan 3 meals and 3 snacks each day to fit into my diet plan and picking foods that help me meet my goals. With Shakeology there is one less meal I have to plan each day.
My final thoughts? When I first started Shakeology I thought “Well, I’ll give it a try and just stop if I can’t afford it or decide I don’t like it.” Well, I found afford it wasn’t as hard as I thought since it just fits into my grocery bill, and I do plan to keep having it once a day because it makes life simple and it makes me feel good. Shakeology is not a miracle shake, you can’t take Shakeology once a day and then eat whatever you want the rest of the day while drinking beer and watching TV and expect to feel good and lose weight. However, it is a great aid for healthy living.
If you want to give it a try, click on the Shakeology banner below and sign up for it. I would recommend getting the HD (home delivery) option because you save $10 on shipping, and you can always cancel if you decide to. Also if you do decide you want to have Shakeology daily there is a way to sign up for a wholesale discount which I would gladly tell you about.