Is Shakeology worth it? An honest review of Shakeology from a Skeptical Runner and New Mom
Seriously, is Shakeology worth it? I would like to share my honest review of Shakeology – a meal replacement shake made by the makers of P90X and Insanity – after 3 months of daily use. I will also address your question, “Is Shakeology worth it for ME?”
I had not heard of Shakeology until I was asked to become a Beachbody coach back in February. Upon becoming a coach, I was very excited to try PiYO (a Beachbody program that combines Pilates and Yoga) but didn’t even want to try the shakes. I am very frugal and careful about where I put my money, and was pretty convinced Shakeology would just be a one-time purchase for me. I am an avid runner and huge believer in whole food nutrition, and could not see how this $4 shake could be a better post workout refuel than a banana and a big spoonful of peanut butter. I also have never been a fan of protein powders. How can something with 100 ingredients that I can’t read be good for me?
I had tried both P90X and Insanity before and knew these programs were effective, so I assumed I would just focus on selling the DVD programs and avoid the whole Shakeology scam.
I hesitantly purchased a challenge pack (only to get my coaching fee waived) with the chocolate vegan shakes. I instantly loved PiYO, but thought the shakes were honestly disgusting. However, after a few tries, I found a Shake recipe that I really liked (Chocolate Vegan ShakeO, frozen banana, ice cubes, water, and peanut butter) and started using is as a refuel after harder workouts, or 1-2 times per week.
After reading the ingredients, listening to testimonials, and finding a recipe I liked, I decided it was a good quality product.
But I still kept thinking, “Is Shakeology worth it?” This stuff takes up ¼ of my grocery bill, and I only use it as a snack! (I was pregnant at the time and felt it wasn’t filling enough as a breakfast or lunch.)
Then, something clicked. Listen to my Shakeology story to hear what happened.
If are unable to watch the video testimonial, I will briefly share my experience since drinking the shakes on a daily basis.
I had heard many times that women who do intense exercise after a baby struggle with their milk production and getting proper nutrition. I wanted to be able to nourish my daughter via breastfeeding, and also train for a 25K and possibly a marathon. I decided I would use Shakeology consistently, as I heard it helps milk production, and would see if that would help.
I have used Shakeology consistently for 3 months, and have absolutely no regrets.
Shakeology has done more than keep my milk production high. It has kept me nourished and healthy. I am always sick though fall, and so far have felt absolutely amazing. I also have severe seasonal allergies, and this fall they are better than they have ever been! I can breathe!!! The antioxidants and superfoods in Shakeology have really ramped up my immune system.
It has kept my digestion regular and helped heal my postpartum body. I embarrassingly admit I struggled with hemorrhoids and hard stools throughout my pregnancy. After having Elle, the pain grew to a new level, and I would cry every time I passed a stool. I was taking stool softeners and probiotics, as well as using Preparation H and Tux Pads, and they were still awful. What really helped heal them was Shakeology, which is full of naturally derived probiotics and enzymes, which support healthy digestion.
Also, I am not anemic! As a high mileage collegiate runner, I struggled with anemia thought my college running career. I truthfully believe that in spite of my best efforts, I wasn’t getting enough nutrients from whole foods. Now that I am being fueled with adaptogen herbs, I feel healthier and strong than I ever have, and that my body is able to heal from the stress of higher mileage.
I am a busy, breastfeeding mom in the midst of intense training for longer races, have amazing CBC numbers, and have run injury free since using Shakeology.
Here are a few Testimonials from my Shakeology Clients:
"I have been amazed how one Shakeology drink will keep my motor running strong all the way until noon without any snacks. This is clearly and noticeably different then the “other” drinks that I have tried in the past; this was clear from the very first time I tried it." -Robert
"Shakeology is delicious and satisfying. It keeps away my usual morning cravings and stops me from munching or dragging throughout the busy duties of my workday. I also like to have a chocolate shake after a run. I have been able to maintain my weight (not trying to lose weight) and I am feeling healthy and energetic. I would highly recommend if you're trying to get on a good nutritional regime." -Anne
I’ve rarely posted about Shakeology on my social media pages because I wanted to give it an accurate review before sharing it with friends. I now stand behind this product 100%. I do not believe in sending spammy messages to your inbox asking you to try Shakeology. However, I stand behind these shakes 100%.
I would love to bring you on as a client with a Shakeology bag purchase. If you purchase Shakeology through my site by Monday, October 26, I will gift you with $10 Target Gift Card. You will also have access to my online accountability group.
So now you may be wondering, “Is Shakeology worth it for ME?” These meal replacement shakes are ideal for:
- A busy mom or working professional, who often finds herself unable to cook a full nutrient dense meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The shakes are a brainless, healthy meal and you can be 100% confident that you are getting the nutrients you need.
- A breastfeeding mom or a mother with picky eaters. The shakes are ideal for providing important calories.
- A runner, triathlete, cyclist, or competitive athlete in need of a dense nutrition refuel for the stress of hard workouts and higher mileage.
- Someone looking to lose weight or shake a craving for processed foods. The shakes fill you up with the right nutrients making it possible to resist junk food.
So, is Shakeology worth it? Yes, it is worth every penny.
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