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TOPIC: Shakeology or Advocare?

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January 28, 2013 9:09 AM
Thinking about giving one of these companies a try for a Weight Loss Shake - once a day. Wondering is one better than another or is there other companies out there that have a great shake product?
I do not care for Slim Fast or Special K shakes.
TIA!
January 28, 2013 11:29 AM
Bumping up...anyone use either product or another you love?
January 28, 2013 12:18 PM
Anyone? wink
January 28, 2013 12:23 PM
There are a few supporters of this approach to weight loss here. I can only speak for myself but: I think learning to eat real food, prepared correctly and in sane portions is more important to me than a shake diet. I'm not going to stay on those shakes for the rest of my life so learning the right skills would benefit me better. Shakes and diet products are a quick fix, in my opinion, not a plan for the long haul.

Also, these have been the subject of numerous threads so that may be the reason for slow replies to your post.
Edited by tripitena On January 28, 2013 12:24 PM
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January 28, 2013 12:24 PM
QUOTE:

Thinking about giving one of these companies a try for a Weight Loss Shake - once a day. Wondering is one better than another or is there other companies out there that have a great shake product?
I do not care for Slim Fast or Special K shakes.
TIA!


i'd rather pay somebody to kick me in the groin with pointy boots.

but that's just me.
January 28, 2013 12:24 PM
QUOTE:

There are a few supporters of this approach to weight loss here. I can only speak for myself but: I think learning to eat real food, prepared correctly and in sane portions is more important to me than a shake diet. I'm not going to stay on those shakes for the rest of my life so learning the right skills would benefit me better. Shakes and diet products are a quick fix, in my opinion, not a plan for the long haul.


^ I agree with all of this. Also I suspect your inbox may get flooded with sales people, OP.

But either way, good luck!
January 28, 2013 12:25 PM
Eat properly, lift weights. Thank me later.
January 28, 2013 12:26 PM
Neither - I use whey protein powder and blend in frozen fruit, berries, peanut butter, cottage cheese, or 100% fruit juice blends.
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January 28, 2013 1:14 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

There are a few supporters of this approach to weight loss here. I can only speak for myself but: I think learning to eat real food, prepared correctly and in sane portions is more important to me than a shake diet. I'm not going to stay on those shakes for the rest of my life so learning the right skills would benefit me better. Shakes and diet products are a quick fix, in my opinion, not a plan for the long haul.


^ I agree with all of this. Also I suspect your inbox may get flooded with sales people, OP.

But either way, good luck!


^^^ This and it's a huge expense for what you can get out of your food and eating right.
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January 28, 2013 1:26 PM
I lift and eat a lot. Near 2000 calories a day of clean foods. I use Shakeology daily and I'm a big foodie, very into nutrition labels and am also soy-free, so the amount of foods I can eat isn't extensive. I keep my diet very clean. ShakeO is more than just protein. It's got that and more (superfoods, prebiotics, adaptagens, phytonutrients, etc...) and is my favorite post-workout meal. I eat six meals a day and yep, it's totally easier to drink one great meal on-the-go a lot of the time. It's my multi-vitamin and I haven't gotten sick in 2yrs and I have 2 little kids. I don't know a thing about Advocare.
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January 28, 2013 1:35 PM
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...I use Shakeology daily and I'm a big foodie, very into nutrition labels and am also soy-free, so the amount of foods I can eat isn't extensive. I keep my diet very clean. ShakeO is more than just protein. It's got that and more (superfoods, prebiotics, adaptagens, phytonutrients, etc...) and is my favorite post-workout meal. I eat six meals a day and yep, it's totally easier to drink one great meal on-the-go a lot of the time. It's my multi-vitamin and I haven't gotten sick in 2yrs and I have 2 little kids....

In light of such a glorious testimonial, it would probably only be fair for you to disclose that you're a beachbody salesperson (or "coach", in their parlance).

As to the OP - I agree with the poster above that using meal replacement shakes teaches you nothing about good eating habits and wise food choices. I use protein shakes to supplement my protein intake, but not as a weight loss / calorie reduction tool.
Edited by AnvilHead On January 28, 2013 1:36 PM
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January 28, 2013 1:38 PM
Good Quality Protein shake
Edited by darbobo On January 28, 2013 1:39 PM
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January 28, 2013 1:38 PM
QUOTE:

There are a few supporters of this approach to weight loss here. I can only speak for myself but: I think learning to eat real food, prepared correctly and in sane portions is more important to me than a shake diet. I'm not going to stay on those shakes for the rest of my life so learning the right skills would benefit me better. Shakes and diet products are a quick fix, in my opinion, not a plan for the long haul.

Also, these have been the subject of numerous threads so that may be the reason for slow replies to your post.

this.
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January 28, 2013 1:38 PM
I did the advocarw 24 day challenge and the chocolate shakes are pretty good. Havent tried any other flavors though.
January 28, 2013 1:39 PM
Scams....make your own shakes. Spend $20 on a single serving blender at WM. I use mine daily and it makes better smoothies than my Ninja. You can get the same high quality shakes at a fraction of the cost.
January 28, 2013 1:41 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

...I use Shakeology daily and I'm a big foodie, very into nutrition labels and am also soy-free, so the amount of foods I can eat isn't extensive. I keep my diet very clean. ShakeO is more than just protein. It's got that and more (superfoods, prebiotics, adaptagens, phytonutrients, etc...) and is my favorite post-workout meal. I eat six meals a day and yep, it's totally easier to drink one great meal on-the-go a lot of the time. It's my multi-vitamin and I haven't gotten sick in 2yrs and I have 2 little kids....

In light of such a glorious testimonial, it would probably only be fair for you to disclose that you're a beachbody salesperson (or "coach", in their parlance).

As to the OP - I agree with the poster above that using meal replacement shakes teaches you nothing about good eating habits and wise food choices. I use protein shakes to supplement my protein intake, but not as a weight loss / calorie reduction tool.


^What he said.

"I haven't been sick in two years"... it's magical! Disease and bacteria are no match against Shakeology! Oh if only the medical community knew the value of meal replacement shakes sold by MLM marketers...

They're scams. Better off just buying foods yourself and not dealing with pushy salespeople.
January 28, 2013 1:42 PM
You don't need a gimmick. Make no changes that you would not be willing to follow for the rest of your life. Lifestyle change rather than diet. Enjoy and good luck.
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January 28, 2013 1:43 PM
If weight loss is your objective, you can do it without spending extra money on weight loss products. It really simply is watching your calorie intake, ensuring you getting in your correct macro/micro nutrients and some physical activity to help keep your lean muscle.


A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
IDEA Fitness member
Kickboxing Certified Instructor
Been in fitness industry for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition
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January 28, 2013 1:43 PM
QUOTE:

Eat properly, lift weights. Thank me later.


This is the way to be! Short cuts only lead to BIG disappointments when then weight +more comes back
January 28, 2013 1:51 PM
If you want to use the shakes, have at it. Just understand there is no magic to them. They are helping to create a calorie deficit which you can do with or without the shakes. As for cost, I think you would come out better getting some whey protein and making your own shakes.
January 28, 2013 1:54 PM
Eat at a reasonable caloric deficit.
Move more than you did before. (weights, cardio, etc. your choice)
It is just that simple!!!
January 28, 2013 1:56 PM
I like advocare :)
January 28, 2013 1:56 PM
Look inter Herbalife! ( I don't sell it).. But I have used it, and LOVE it!
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January 28, 2013 1:58 PM
I like Spirutein with almond coconut milk. You kinda need a blender bottle though.
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January 28, 2013 2:01 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

...I use Shakeology daily and I'm a big foodie, very into nutrition labels and am also soy-free, so the amount of foods I can eat isn't extensive. I keep my diet very clean. ShakeO is more than just protein. It's got that and more (superfoods, prebiotics, adaptagens, phytonutrients, etc...) and is my favorite post-workout meal. I eat six meals a day and yep, it's totally easier to drink one great meal on-the-go a lot of the time. It's my multi-vitamin and I haven't gotten sick in 2yrs and I have 2 little kids....

In light of such a glorious testimonial, it would probably only be fair for you to disclose that you're a beachbody salesperson (or "coach", in their parlance).

As to the OP - I agree with the poster above that using meal replacement shakes teaches you nothing about good eating habits and wise food choices. I use protein shakes to supplement my protein intake, but not as a weight loss / calorie reduction tool.


I am! It's actually something I decided to do as a stay-at-home mom looking to make some income and be home with my girls and yep, it was the catalyst that helped me lose 50+lbs. I gave my own personal story here. That's it. No links or over-the-top shenanigans. Everyone has to decide what is right for them.

Like I said, I eat a lot and I'm soy-free, so beyond whole foods (which I eat all day during all 5 other meals) I can't have a whole lot else. Most multi-vitamins contains soy. Many organic products still contain soy. I have to be careful with protein powders, b/c many contains soy or sucralose. Yep, even my fave dark chocolate contains soy lethicin so I can't eat it. I get to have Shakeology for my chocolate, my choice. :)
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