Every single day- actually multiple times a day- I am asked the same questions when it comes to Shakeology. I don’t mind answering them. That’s obviously what I am here for :).
BUT one thing I do notice, is that a lot of people already have their mind made up about it before our conversation even starts. They research it on their own, read blog posts of people tearing it apart, and probably stumble across a few people that are selling the products of other companies that bash it.
I’m not here to bash those people. I am not a spiteful person. I am not in the slightest bit offended by those comments. But I want to put aside the myths and let you know the truth about this product from Beachbody that has ultimately changed my life.
Q: When did you start drinking Shakeology?
A: To be honest, I was THAT customer that went behind my coaches back to buy a program just so I didn’t have to purchase Shakeology. I didn’t understand the point in it and spending $153 on a “protein drink” (which was what I thought it was at the time) was out of the question- especially on my current salary. So get this. I used whey protein for my first round of the 21 Day Fix. While I was getting amazing results, others doing the same thing we’re getting even better results (and not just in their fitness journey). Those people were drinking Shakeology. I officially began drinking Shakeology on April 22 when I purchased it with T25 and have had one every day since.
Q: What has Shakeology done for you personally?
A: Geez, the better question would be what hasn’t it done?! Haha. My energy has skyrocketed and I noticed that in a matter of a couple days. That’s right, days. I went from drinking 3-4 cups of coffee a day to just one. I didn’t get that 2 PM crash I was used to and I felt energized all day long.
As a TV reporter, my schedule is crazy. I am out running constantly, chasing breaking news, etc. It was not uncommon to go an entire day without eating. Shakeology allows me to take a meal on the go and it keeps me full for hours. I typically make it before I leave for work, drink it on the way, and don’t need to eat again until lunch.
I haven’t gotten sick since I started drinking it. That’s right. Since April 22, I have been illness free. No stomach bug, no cough, no flu, nada. I get my typical allergies, but that’s unrelated!
I have lost 14 pounds since I started drinking Shakeology. 14 pounds I didn’t know I had to lose. My results from my program is maximized and I feel beautiful AND healthy!
Q: Shakeology is just a protein shake, right?
A: NO! NO! NO! This is the one that gets me the most. Let me explain to you EXACTLY what Shakeology is. It’s a meal replacement filled with tons of vitamins and nutrients. You are getting the equivalent to FIVE salads in one shake. That’s how much nutrition is in it. (No kidding!) This makes it extremely easy to cut calories but get the nutrition your body needs at the same time. Yes, you will get the amount of protein you need. That is a GIVEN. But there is a lot more too it then that. It’s clinically proven for weight loss & to lower your cholesterol. Why just load up with a protein shake when you could have so much more?
Q: What type of ingredients does it have?
A: Shakeology contains 70+ super foods. There are tons of nutrition guides out there that will tell you exactly where they come from and what they can do for your overall health. This is NOT about comparing carbs, fats and proteins. It’s so much more then that. It’s about everything that it DOESN’T have. NO artificial sweeteners or flavors, NO soy, NO artificial stimulants. The sweetener in Shakeology, stevia, is plant based. And better yet? We also carry it in Vegan form too!
Q: Shakeology is WAY too expensive. How can I afford it?
A: This one is one of my favorites. Why? Because I asked this very same question about a year ago. Every time you choose to eat out, you are going to be spending about $4-8 on a meal. Guess what? Every single thing you purchase (even grocery store salads or a chicken wrap from your local deli) is not going to even come close to the nutritional value Shakeology has.
So let me break this down for you. If you eat out 5 times a week, averaging $6 a meal. That would be $30 (minimum) a week on fast food. There are 4 weeks in a month, so that adds up to $120, again MINIMUM! So if you replace that giant expense with Shakeology, it becomes VERY affordable & HEALTHIER! Plus- you’ll no longer have to buy that insanely huge vitamins. Everything you need will be in your shake. Hense, saving you MORE money. Buying a bag of Shakeology is the same as buying 30 meals up front. Subtract that from your grocery bill 🙂
After doing all of that, it now costs me $3.50 a day for my shakes and I am the healthiest I have ever been.
Q: Is Shakeology just another one of those weight loss products?
A: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Most shakes are marketed this way, but that’s not the case here. Shakeology is for your HEALTH. When you fuel your body with what it wants, you are going to have less cravings, more energy, and FEELING BETTER equals becoming MORE ACTIVE. Which, aha! Leads to weight loss! Shakeology is a by product of weight loss. It’s nearly impossible to have a perfect diet and cut calories without cutting ALL of the nutrients you need on a daily basis.
I actually can’t afford to lose weight. So I use it as a meal base– and add calories (bananas, etc.)
Q: What flavors can I get?
A: You have tons of choices.
Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, Greenberry, Vegan Chocolate, Vegan Tropical Strawberry
Q: What is the difference between regular Shakeology and Vegan?
A: The Tropical Strawberry and Chocolate Vegan Shakeology are dairy free, Lactose free and soy-free.
Q: I saw that Shakeology contained milk & I am lactose intolerant. What do you recommend?
A: I would go Vegan. The Vegan’s are dairy free, Lactose free and soy-free. They contain a new proprietary blend of plant-based proteins. It is ideal for those who cannot tolerate or wish to avoid whey protein or animal proteins, and those with intolerance’s to dairy and soy.
Q: Is Shakeology ok to drink while pregnant/breast feeding?
A: I am not a mom but here is a mom on my team’s response:
**I have been drinking my Shakeology in place of my prenatal since I’m still breastfeeding. Shakeology has everything a prenatal does + more!
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