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August 19, 2011 11:21 AM
I would like to incorporate it into my eating plan (maybe as my daily breakfast?) but I'm not positive I understand what it's supposed to be/do.

if you've had success with it, can you explain it to me? I'm looking to add it to my diet and exercise in an effort to lose 50lbs by March.

Thanks!!
August 19, 2011 11:22 AM
I got your email. I'll shoot you a message :)
  1434838
August 19, 2011 11:24 AM
It's just a heavily supplemented (vitamins/minerals) powdered shake product -- and an expensive one that you have to buy through a multi-level marketing distributorship.

It's tasty, but at about $4+ a serving, I prefer to build my own with Spirutein and add a supplement such as Greens+.
  10177908
August 19, 2011 11:27 AM
You basically over-pay for stuff you could get at the store, and the stuff you get is overprocessed. It's a pyrmaid scheme- ever hear of Amway?

But I suppose if you do it, you get to say 'I do shakeology. Yay!'

:-)
Edited by digginDeep On August 19, 2011 11:27 AM
  203373
August 19, 2011 11:28 AM
I used it for about 6 months. I can honestly say that for the $120 per month that I spent, I didn't see any extra results. Sure, it tastes great. The chocolate does, not so much the Greenberry. It did provide a lot of energy, but I don't think that it really helped my weight loss. The diet and exercise did that more than anything. I lost the same amount of weight as I did without it.

I used it at breakfast.
August 19, 2011 11:29 AM
I got some free samples one time and they were awesome. I used it as a meal replacement and it kept me satisfied. I did notice an increase in energy as well. But, it is expensive and they will try to get you on an auto shipment and I just can't justify doing that right now.
  1669481
August 19, 2011 11:30 AM
shakeology... as in the truffle shuffle from the goonies??? hmmm.... I'm curious how many calories that burns?
August 19, 2011 11:30 AM
QUOTE:

You basically over-pay for stuff you could get at the store, and the stuff you get is overprocessed. It's a pyrmaid scheme- ever hear of Amway?

But I suppose if you do it, you get to say 'I do shakeology. Yay!'

:-)


BINGO! I tried this stuff before going vegan when my trainer suggested it and gave me some samples...broke out in the worst case of hives from it!
August 19, 2011 11:31 AM
QUOTE:

You basically over-pay for stuff you could get at the store, and the stuff you get is overprocessed. It's a pyrmaid scheme- ever hear of Amway?

But I suppose if you do it, you get to say 'I do shakeology. Yay!'

:-)


+100
August 19, 2011 11:32 AM
Whoops... you just opened yourself up to a bunch of marketing PM's.

"Regular" protein and meal replacement shakes without the MLM work just as well.
Edited by taso42_DELETED On August 19, 2011 11:33 AM
August 19, 2011 11:32 AM
QUOTE:

You basically over-pay for stuff you could get at the store, and the stuff you get is overprocessed. It's a pyrmaid scheme- ever hear of Amway?

But I suppose if you do it, you get to say 'I do shakeology. Yay!'

:-)


AMEN to that!

I have Un-friended MFPeeps/Facebook friends (Beachbody Coaches) because that's all I heard about and they tried to shove it all down my throat. I sold Herbalife and we did shakes, too. Definitely all overpriced and processed. Stick with natural stuff and make your own, and save the $4 +/- per serving.

And you will be inundated with about 10 BeachBody Coaches in 5, 4, 3, .................
August 19, 2011 11:33 AM
QUOTE:

You basically over-pay for stuff you could get at the store, and the stuff you get is overprocessed. It's a pyrmaid scheme- ever hear of Amway?

But I suppose if you do it, you get to say 'I do shakeology. Yay!'

:-)


Spoken like a true prodigy. +1
August 19, 2011 11:35 AM
QUOTE:

Whoops... you just opened yourself up to a bunch of marketing PM's.

"Regular" protein and meal replacement shakes without the MLM work just as well.



YOU SAID IT, my friend!
August 19, 2011 11:35 AM
Terribly embarrased that I mispelled pyramid.
  203373
August 19, 2011 11:40 AM
I had never heard of this until about an hour ago, my co worker was telling me about Shakeology & was going to send me info… Glad I came across these comments before committing to anything! embarassed
August 19, 2011 11:43 AM
I tried it for awhile...I for one thought it tasted AWFUL!!!! I couldn't gag it down no matter how I prepared it! And, yes, incredibly expensive! But I suppose if you regularly spend more than $4 for breakfast it's a bargain? A friend of mine is a BeachBody coach, so I hate to say it, but IT SUCKS!!! Just eat well, and move!
August 19, 2011 11:45 AM
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Just eat well, and move!



I feel like you could market that, in all seriousness. This isn't as hard as people make (losing weight, that is.) I can see it on Tshirts now- 'EAT WELL AND MOVE!' Certainly gets to the core of the lifestyle changes most people are talking about.

I love it!!!!!!!
  203373
August 19, 2011 11:55 AM
QUOTE:

shakeology... as in the truffle shuffle from the goonies??? hmmm.... I'm curious how many calories that burns?


I know what movie I'm watching this weekend. Goonies never say die!
August 19, 2011 12:15 PM
QUOTE:

shakeology... as in the truffle shuffle from the goonies??? hmmm.... I'm curious how many calories that burns?


That is hilarious! I love Chunk!
August 19, 2011 12:16 PM
QUOTE:

shakeology... as in the truffle shuffle from the goonies??? hmmm.... I'm curious how many calories that burns?


Heeeyyyyy Yooooouuuuu Guuuuyyyyyssss!!!
August 19, 2011 2:09 PM
You would do much better blending your own drink with real food. Here is a website I found today while looking for some new ideas for smoothies. These recipes sound really great. http://www.squidoo.com/greensmoothies
I'm not selling anything, nor have any financial interest in the above website.
August 19, 2011 2:11 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

You basically over-pay for stuff you could get at the store, and the stuff you get is overprocessed. It's a pyrmaid scheme- ever hear of Amway?

But I suppose if you do it, you get to say 'I do shakeology. Yay!'

:-)


Spoken like a true prodigy. +1


Wait.... is that +1 Schrute Bucks? +1 Cool Points? or +1 Yogi Buttons??
August 19, 2011 6:06 PM
And might I add that the chain of replies above (honest, lighthearted and truly helpful) makes me know I'm in the right place!!! So glad I found MFP.
  10177908
August 19, 2011 6:15 PM
I drink vi shape nutritional milkshakes twice a day for muscle recovery. They are packed with nutrition but only have 90 calories, 1 fat, 7 carbs, 1 sugar.  I mix mine in a blender with milk, juice, or coffee,  ice and cocoa powder, peanut butter, and/or extract flavors. Sweet cream flavor only!!!!!!!!!!

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