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November 9, 2012 6:35 AM
Does it work? Pros v. Cons? I have read that the shakes are hugely popular.
November 9, 2012 6:37 AM
Hugely popular with people with too much money to spend and looking for a quick fix. Just learn to eat properly instead of trying to replace food with a shake. There's no magic to weight loss, eat less, do more. Replacing food with a shake doesn't teach you how to control your weight in the real world.
November 9, 2012 6:40 AM
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Does it work? Pros v. Cons? I have read that the shakes are hugely popular.


Pros: It's cheaper than a daily latte.
Cons: Who buys a latte everyday anyway?
November 9, 2012 6:48 AM
For me, I didn't lose any weight, but the "wellness" and energy while getting so many nutrients, so worth it. Lost my job. Had to quit. I've tried many diff shakes- nothing compares. Try it! They have a great 30day return policy! Good luck with the haters who've never even tried it!!!
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November 9, 2012 7:13 AM
Over priced and undervalued compared to real food.
November 9, 2012 7:18 AM
If meal replacement shakes help keep you on track, then these are good. At about $4 a meal, they aren't too expensive.

Personally, I'd rather eat than drink a shake, but everyone is different. I know a few people who drink them regularly and are very healthy and fit. Of course, they also do Beachbody workouts, which are pretty intense, regularly as well as other workouts. Chances are they'd be healthy and fit doing the same thing and eating food.
November 9, 2012 8:01 AM
My coach sent me samples and I would rather lick the toliet....it tasted bad!!
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November 9, 2012 8:25 AM
Awful!!!! Terrible!!! Learn to eat right!!!
November 9, 2012 8:27 AM
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Over priced and undervalued compared to real food.


Agreed. Doesn't produce "magic weight loss" and doesn't do anything that real food can't. You can get your nutriends & chew at the same time. Save your money
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November 9, 2012 8:30 AM
Love it. Took some getting use to taste, I like to add half a banana with my chocolate. My breakfast every day for the last year + and helps keep me in line. I'll admit, I like it so much I DID recently become a coach, but it took me a year.

Yup - you can eat better and not need it, but there are more nutrients in there then I'd ever eat.

When you say "does it work"... if you're looking for a miracle of "I drank this and lost 100 pounds" then no. Its good nutrition for a meal. the rest is up to you with good foods and exercise.

only YOU can decide!
Edited by nancybuss On November 9, 2012 8:31 AM
November 9, 2012 8:35 AM
I used too buy a frap every day from SB...
Edited by Colombianchick29 On November 9, 2012 8:35 AM
November 9, 2012 8:35 AM
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Lost my job. Had to quit.


.. . what on earth does that have to do with the rest of your comment? What relevance does your lost job have to do with the shakes????
  10697651
November 9, 2012 8:37 AM
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Lost my job. Had to quit.


.. . what on earth does that have to do with the rest of your comment? What relevance does your lost job have to do with the shakes????


I thknk she meant had to quit becasue she could not afford it...
November 9, 2012 8:41 AM
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QUOTE:

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Lost my job. Had to quit.


.. . what on earth does that have to do with the rest of your comment? What relevance does your lost job have to do with the shakes????


I thknk she meant had to quit becasue she could not afford it...


... she had to quit because she couldn't afford her shakes?

I'm really lost now.
  10697651
November 9, 2012 8:44 AM
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Lost my job. Had to quit.


.. . what on earth does that have to do with the rest of your comment? What relevance does your lost job have to do with the shakes????


She had to quit, because she lost her job, and needed the money. Why are you so upset about it?
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November 9, 2012 8:51 AM
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Lost my job. Had to quit.


.. . what on earth does that have to do with the rest of your comment? What relevance does your lost job have to do with the shakes????


I thknk she meant had to quit becasue she could not afford it...


... she had to quit because she couldn't afford her shakes?

I'm really lost now.


It seems pretty obvious she was saying she had to quite drinking Shakeology because she lost her job and could no longer afford to buy the shakes.
November 9, 2012 8:53 AM
I use them as a meal replacement. I count the calories (and the points, because I'm simultaneously using the Weight Watchers plan). I totally get that I could be eating real food for the same calorie/point cost, but this works for me in my daily schedule. It's very easy for me to make a shake first thing in the morning and then drink it as I drive to work etc.

Generally I mix it with one cup of coconut milk and some fruit. I use either the chocolate or the greenberry. Feel free to look at my diary to see how it fits into my day. The taste isn't for everyone, but I'm used to it now!

It's not a magic solution, it's not giving me super-weight loss faster than the speed of light, but I didn't expect it to. I initially tried it because I bought a challenge pack from Beach Body including TurboFire and it was included in it. I'm doing the workouts, using the shakes in place of breakfast most days and it's working for me in terms of getting my daily dose of vitamins and makes me feel good digestively and thus, I'm sticking with it for now. It does help me feel full until lunchtime, or at least late morning, then I have a small snack.
  18255399
November 9, 2012 9:03 AM
*twitch*
  8625464
November 9, 2012 9:04 AM
pros: It wont kill you
cons: expensive
November 9, 2012 9:06 AM
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*twitch*


*twitch*
November 9, 2012 9:07 AM
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Lost my job. Had to quit.


.. . what on earth does that have to do with the rest of your comment? What relevance does your lost job have to do with the shakes????


I thknk she meant had to quit becasue she could not afford it...


... she had to quit because she couldn't afford her shakes?

I'm really lost now.


It seems pretty obvious she was saying she had to quite drinking Shakeology because she lost her job and could no longer afford to buy the shakes.


Clearly it's not obvious! I was reading this as:

I had to quit my job because I couldn't afford the shakes! HAHAHA! Which makes no sense at all.

Thanks for the clarification.
  10697651
November 9, 2012 9:13 AM
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I have read that the shakes are hugely popular.

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November 9, 2012 9:31 AM
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I have read that the shakes are hugely popular.


I don't know if the shakes are hugely popular or not, but based on how often a topic on it is created, it is certainly a hugely popular MFP forum topic.
  8625464
November 9, 2012 9:35 AM
I drink it every day for breakfast. It makes sure I actually eat breakfast and that I start out with a good service of protien and nutrients. I won't lie to you, it doesnt taste that great unless you get a little creative with it, but its worth it.
  15281508
November 9, 2012 9:39 AM
Interesting first post. And by interesting, I mean suspicious.
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