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August 10, 2012 10:39 AM
I love chocolate shakeology but can't justify the costs anymore- anyone know of an alternative brand that tastes as good with similiar nutrition and calories?
August 10, 2012 10:40 AM
a basic chocolate whey protein shake + a multivitamin
August 10, 2012 10:40 AM
Consider a whey protein and a multivitamin and call it good, IMO.

Edit: FireBrand beat me, but I think he cheated.

EDIT: how many posts before a salesperson comes in to talk about the wonders of shakeology?
Edited by Sidesteal On August 10, 2012 10:42 AM
August 10, 2012 10:44 AM
QUOTE:

EDIT: how many posts before a salesperson comes in to talk about the wonders of shakeology?


I bet she has 3 pms already
August 10, 2012 10:46 AM
QUOTE:

EDIT: how many posts before a salesperson comes in to talk about the wonders of shakeology?


Surely before the next page!
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August 10, 2012 10:47 AM
I'm with you on this one, I too am looking for a replacement because of the cost
I LOVE SHAKEOLOGY CHOCOLATE!!!
someone recommeded Vi shakes and the nutrition is very simlar, so I got some,
but the taste and consistency does not even come close.
I'll be keeping an eye on the responses to see what people come up with
August 10, 2012 10:59 AM
Chocolate whey protein plus multi is good as mentioned above. Or you could just go with chocolate milk and a multi (depending on you macros).
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August 10, 2012 11:06 AM
The correct answer is, " shakeology is now only 10$ a bag!" i am still waiting to hear that. Until then, whey protein and vitamins
August 10, 2012 11:15 AM
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Chocolate whey protein plus multi is good as mentioned above. Or you could just go with chocolate milk and a multi (depending on you macros).

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August 10, 2012 7:01 PM
The closest thing I've found is Melaleuca's Attain. LOVE IT. Even though I'm still using my Shakeology.
August 10, 2012 8:34 PM
thanks, though are there any particular brands of chocolate whey protein shakes that taste good? I will look into Attain, thanks! And I am aware of beach body coach tactics, and bought mine on the cheap through ebay so i didn't have to get roped into a pitch, and as much as it kills me to have paid that $ which ultimately goes to a MLM structure, bottom line, is it tastes really good and has become part of my routine!
August 10, 2012 11:08 PM
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thanks, though are there any particular brands of chocolate whey protein shakes that taste good? I will look into Attain, thanks! And I am aware of beach body coach tactics, and bought mine on the cheap through ebay so i didn't have to get roped into a pitch, and as much as it kills me to have paid that $ which ultimately goes to a MLM structure, bottom line, is it tastes really good and has become part of my routine!


I personally like Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard100% Whey - they have loads of flavors including a few chocolate based ones. Here is the link to their site so you can check out the flavors and nutrition facts, but often Amazon is the best place to get it from.

http://www.optimumnutrition.com/products/100-whey-gold-standard-p-201.html?zenid=f1355c623323402c9098163be17c7f15
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August 11, 2012 3:21 PM
I would like to find a cheaper alternative as well, but honestly, I have seen a total difference in my appetite since I started it a couple months ago. I find I can go longer between meals, and I do not have anywhere near the cravings. Maybe it is a combination of eating better in general, but as long as I notice the positive changes, I guess I will remain on it for a while.
August 11, 2012 3:24 PM
Become a coach and get the 25% discount. Totally worth the $45 sign up fee.
You won't find anything that has the same nutritional value and will cost less.


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I love chocolate shakeology but can't justify the costs anymore- anyone know of an alternative brand that tastes as good with similiar nutrition and calories?
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August 11, 2012 3:25 PM
Become a coach and get the 25% discount. I know people (me) who only became a coach for the discount. You don't HAVE to sell anything else.


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I would like to find a cheaper alternative as well, but honestly, I have seen a total difference in my appetite since I started it a couple months ago. I find I can go longer between meals, and I do not have anywhere near the cravings. Maybe it is a combination of eating better in general, but as long as I notice the positive changes, I guess I will remain on it for a while.
  5313655
August 11, 2012 3:28 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

EDIT: how many posts before a salesperson comes in to talk about the wonders of shakeology?


Surely before the next page!


AND YOU WIN! "You won't find anything that has the same nutritional value and will cost less." Hahahahahahahahahahahaha
August 11, 2012 3:36 PM
Anything without too many calories as well?
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August 11, 2012 3:37 PM
I don't know how much Shakeology costs, but I love Syntha-6 (by BSN) in Chocolate Milk shake. It has like 29 g of protein & about 200 calories (I don't know the specifics b/c I had to take the label in to my nutritionist...she said it was pretty good) I drink it with skim milk, a banana & a little peanut butter, but it is really good without the additives. It keeps me going from about 6:30-7am until 1 pm. If you buy it on Cheapvitamins.com, it is much cheaper than GNC or Vitamin Shoppe. I think it is about $30 but it lasts a while. Hope that helps....
August 11, 2012 5:15 PM
I haven't found anything to me that tastes as good as the standard (not vegan!) chocolate shakeology. And I've tried a bunch of different stuff. I don't mind and am able to pay for the taste. I don't have it alone though, I mix it with 12oz almond milk and a good chocolate whey protein powder. Its a shame every shakeology thread degenerates into people slamming each other.
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August 11, 2012 5:23 PM
I have a peanut butter shake that tastes great (at least to me). Vanilla whey protein powder, fat free milk, fat free butterscotch instant pudding mix and PB2. I mention that only because I think if you use chocolate powder, chocolate pudding mix and the chocolate PB2 it could be very good...I just haven't tried it myself yet. Depending on how much of each you use, you can get it around 300-400 calories
August 11, 2012 5:23 PM
I love Dymatize Chocolate Fudge Whey protein. I get free shipping on it when I order from Vitamin Shoppe. It is very afordable and I even use it in many recipes.
August 11, 2012 5:23 PM
Chocolate Original Myoplex is only $1.58/serving ... it's also a meal replacement shake. I love it.
August 11, 2012 5:28 PM
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Its a shame every shakeology thread degenerates into people slamming each other.


Agreed. I think it's because it's an MLM company, but there are plenty of reputable, successful MLM companies (Avon, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, etc). Beachbody is a BBB A+ rated company so I don't understand why people bash it so hard on this forum.
Anyhoo... I think you would be hard pressed to find the quality ingredients you get from Shakeology in any other shake out there. The only one I have seen come even close is Vega One, but I have not tried it so I don't know how it tastes. I love my Chocolate Shakeology and find it worth every penny.
Edited by jfatheree78 On August 11, 2012 5:29 PM
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August 12, 2012 10:01 AM
QUOTE:

I have a peanut butter shake that tastes great (at least to me). Vanilla whey protein powder, fat free milk, fat free butterscotch instant pudding mix and PB2. I mention that only because I think if you use chocolate powder, chocolate pudding mix and the chocolate PB2 it could be very good...I just haven't tried it myself yet. Depending on how much of each you use, you can get it around 300-400 calories


Thanks for the tip! hadn't considered pudding mix :)
  23997354
August 12, 2012 11:33 AM
I really like Walker Diet Meal Replacement (chocolate). I confess though I've never tried shakeology. Walker is low carb (7g), low sugar (1g), has high percentages of vitamins, tastes acceptable, good amount of protein (24g) and cost about $1 per serving.
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