Okay, I have to admit it. Before I initially started drinking Shakeology, I was totally skeptical.
I am a skeptic by nature. Things in life that seem too good to be true, usually are. Products that make big claims, don’t live up to the hype. People that make promises (cough, politicians, cough), never follow through. You have to admit, it’s the world we live in today and it has turned us all into SKEPTICS and we really should be to a degree to protect ourselves.
So when I first heard of Shakeology, I was skeptical. A product that talked a big talk, but probably doesn’t back it up. A product that was bascially just a fad and eventually I was sure all the hype would die down. I thought Shakeology was an overpriced protein shake at best.
I was wrong.
If you know me, I research almost EVERYTHING I purchase, so I did my research on it for a couple weeks if not a couple of months. It really looked like a great product and it was coming from Beachbody/P90X (a name and program I already trusted),
Why did I need it you ask? Because my nutrition and diet was terrible. If I wanted to get back in the shape that I wanted to be in…I needed help. Shakeology claims to be “The Healthiest Meal of The Day” and will take a lot of the guesswork out of your nutritional equation. In other words…it simplifies things.
I thought that I could take the worst meal of the day (for me, lunch) and replace it with Shakeology and see if I really did lose weight, lower my cholesterol, feel better, have more energy, and everything else that those people on the message boards and youtube videos boasted about.
I decided to give it a shot. Shakeology has (and still has) a “Bottom Of The Bag” Guarrantee, which means you can literally drink the entire 30 Day Bag and then return it and get your money back if you are not 100 % satisified. That not only shows a ton of confidence in a product by the company, but it also created a risk-free situation for me (which a skeptic always likes)! If I hate it or think it’s garbage, I’ll get my money back. I was in a situation with my health that I really needed to make a change…why not give it a shot, right? There was nothing to lose…
Almost a year later and Shakeology has delivered on everything that it said. Not only do I drink it EVERY single day, but my wife does as well. I refer and recommend it to everyone because I think it’s a great product and there is nothing out there like it. It really is my favorite thing that I eat/drink every day and I love the way I have felt over this past year or so since incorporating it in my diet.
So do I think it’s worth it? Definitely! But the skeptics….I know you are out there and like I said earlier, rightfully so. I want to try to address some thoughts that you may have, because I initially I had the same ones too and maybe this will help, so here we go…
#1 “It’s not worth it because its way TOO EXPENSIVE.”
It’s true, Shakeology is not cheap. In fact, this was my main concern when I first started drinking it. How will I ever be able to afford this? At essentially $4 a shake everyday…that’s a lot for a houselhold on a tight budget. The truth is and what I have come to find out is, it’s all about priorites.
I was eating lunch every single day either at work or out with co-workers. That roughly was $7 dollars a day M-F that I cut out ($140/month saved here). This change alone would pay for Shakeology and I would actually save money (20 bucks) and be getting healthier at the same time. The question is, are you willing to give that up? I was.
The second thing I did, was cut out desert and sugary beverages. Milkshakes, mocha frapps , and soda HAD TO GO! I noticed that I was spending about $20/week on these things ($80/month saved here). Was I being cruel to myself? No way…if you are really serious about getting fit and healthy, that stuff has to go for the most part anyway (especially if you trying to lose weight -it HAS to go).
The third thing that happened was a natural occurring effect and that was…I was eating less. My cravings were reduced, I was eating healthier, shopping healthier, eating out less, and was saving money here as well.
By month 2, my wife and I both were drinking Shakeology (roughly $240/month) and was actually saving over $150 a month in our household every single month by some of the small changes we were making. Most importanly, we were losing weight, getting healthier, and feeling great!
So when it comes down to cost…it’s really all about priorites and we all have ours. I am not telling you that you should go without, but if you are anything like I was, when you look closely at certain areas of your life you just might find room that can be made for living a healthier life. If you are anything like me, you probably spend a lot of money on stuff you don’t really need anyway and here is an interesting article from the WSJ on just that. The point is, we all have our options and our priorities and could really make this work if we really wanted a change. If you want to try it, don’t waste your time tracking down samples - GO HERE to learn how to try it for FREE (the actual whole bag!)
Let’s get this out there…if you having fingured this out yet. I receive commissions off of Shakeology. It is part of a commissional home based business from the same company behind P90X and Insanity.
Also, it is part of an MLM (oh no! lol). It’s the way that the company chose to market not only Shakeology (but P90X, Insanity, and everything else from Beachbody). Is that a big deal? It wasn’t to me when I first joined. There are other companies out there that have given this type of business strategy a bad rep because of implementing pyramid schemes and ripping people off, but I assure you this is not one. These are real products that change peoples lives when it comes to health and fitness. The best way to market that, the company felt, was not only through million of dollars in adverstising, but by word of mouth from people who use it.
Why do people decide to choose P90X or Insanity? There are thousands of fitness programs out there, why choose these? People choose these programs because they see legitimate before and after pictures of people who got results, they see people just like them getting results and posting it on youtube, they found out about from a co-worker, friend, or relative that lost 26lbs with it (like me). Shakeology is no different.
To be honest, I was working for them (Beachbody/P90X) for years, advertising for them, sharing products with friends, etc before I ever recieved one cent from Beachbody. I can’t tell you how many people I have referred P90X too over the last 6 years or so before ever receiving a dime. The company put a program (Coaching) in place to reward people that were sharing these products with others and when I heard about that…it was obviously a no brainer for me to join up and do what I was ALREADY DOING! If there was some sort of scam involved or a selling of some type of snake oil or something…I would not be part of it.
Originally, I thought the all the initial hype would go away. I thought it would be here today and then gone tomorrow. Not so…actaully just the opposite has happened. The reason? It’s a great product that people are having great results with. There’s no gimmick or no mysterious magical ingredient. It’s just PURE nutrition and it can be used as a meal replacement, as an recovery drink, as a protein shake/multi vitamin, as a supplement, or just a healthy treat.
Shakeology helps your body gently eliminate toxins more efficiently while allowing for better absorption of the essential nutrients you need. A proprietary blend of digestive enzymes and prebiotics helps your body progressively eliminate the toxins that build up over time from eating today’s highly processed foods. At the same time, whole-food ingredients deliver the essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals your body needs to curb cravings, allowing your body to shed stored fat while the more than 20 different antioxidants and phytonutrients help reduce free radical damage that can lead to heart disease, heart attacks, high blood pressure, and stroke.
Here is what Doctors are saying about Shakeology
#4 “It’s not worth it because it tastes terrible.”
Shakeology does not taste terrible, honestly I think it’s delicious! Although I do not care for the Greenberry flavor (although many do like it), I really enjoy all the rest. Everyone has different taste buds that are acclimated to different tastes, various smells, coming from different backgounds, etc…it’s complicated.
For me, I think the Vegan Chocolate is delicious. Especially with some rice/almond milk. My wife prefers the Vegan Strawberry Tropical and with water only. Everyone is different and it is more about giving your body the nutrition it needs more so than taste. A great tasting shake (which it is) is just a bonus!
#5 “It’s not worth because it’s just like every other shake out there.”
This isn’t true either. In fact, Shakeology was created to fill a void in the market and it doesn’t disappoint. The first thing is that there are NO artificial ingredients, flavorings, or sweetners in Shakeology. You will not find another shake out there that has everything in it that Shakeology does that can make that claim.
The truth is, many of those other “health” shakes out there actually carry a ton of sugar and artificial ingredients (to cheaply improve the taste). The problem with all of those artificial ingredients is your body does not process them properly. So what happens…you guessed it? They get stored as fat. That is why eating “clean” is so important and why I chose Shakeology, especially when trying to lose weight.
With Shakeology, everything is 100% natural and there are over 70 healthy ingredients…
These more than 70 different ingredients were chosen from around the world for their potency and bioavailability (the ability to deliver the nutrients your body needs). Here are the key nutrient groups that these ingredients deliver:
- Protein and Essential Amino Acids to help build long, lean muscles and reduce food cravings
- Prebiotics and Digestive Enzymes, which aid in improving digestion, regularity, and nutrient absorption
- Antioxidants and Phytonutrients to help counteract free radical damage that can lead to degenerative diseases
- Vitamins and Minerals your body needs to function for
23 Vitamins and Minerals
- Get a wide range of essential nutrients
- Get your necessary vitamins every day
- Make up for dietary deficiencies
Most of us don’t get the complete range of essential vitamins and minerals in our daily diets. Some important vitamins, such as vitamin C and the B vitamins, are water-soluble, meaning they’re flushed out of your body after a short time and need to be replenished regularly. Others, like vitamin E, can be difficult to get enough of in food. Shakeology provides all these nutrients in an easy-to-take, easily absorbable form, so you never have to worry.
Another great thing is that it is a 24 on the Glycemic Index, so it could be a good option for those who have trouble regulating blood sugar due to a poor diet.
If you have any more questions or if you are still skeptical, Just ask me…I really want everyone to be healthier and I know Shakeology can really help! :)
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