The first time I learned about Shakeology was through an ad I saw while purchasing the P90X Peak Results Package . I had never heard of this and I was skeptical about it’s promises. My skepticism never went away because it was a challenge finding a credible review for Shakeology.
A month into P90X, after talking to a few people using Shakeology, I finally decided to give Shakeology a try. I was still skeptical but I figured if I didn’t like it, I could return it (they have a money-back guarantee).
I’ll be honest, the first issue I had with Shakeology was its price. At $119.99, I would be lying if I said this was cheap. To justify the cost, I had to look at in in two ways. One, if I didn’t like it, I could send it back for a refund (even if the bag was empy). Two, this is a meal replacement, and with 30 servings per bag, I was looking at $4 per meal (coaches receive 30% off, so it would $3 per meal). Compared to the $7- $10 I spent on lunch every day, Shakeology was actually saving me money. With all the benefits this shake promises, I figured it was worth the investment.
I decided to go with the Chocolate flavor, and the first thing I noticed was the taste. To be honest it was surprisingly good. I wouldn’t expect a shake with this many ingredients and benefits to taste good, but it did. I will add that this is NOT the best tasting shake I’ve had. I was used to chocolate flavored whey protein from GNC and that, in my opinion, is the best tasting protein supplement out there. The taste isn’t a deal breaker but it’s not the best in the world.
The main reason why I bought Shakeology was the benefits. Here are the benefits:
The first thing I noticed in my first week of using this supplement was an improved digestive system. Almost immediately I had more regular bowel movements. Having been on a lot of medications, one of the side effects is a decrease in digestive health. I feel like this in combination with regular exercise has returned my digestive system to normal.
The second benefit I felt was an increase in energy. My first month of P90X was tiring and I relied heavily on coffee for energy throughout the day. I haven’t had one sip of coffee since the addition of Shakeology.
Another benefit that I felt was a decrease in appetite. Going into my second month of P90X, I was on a fat shredding diet. My calories were limited to 1700-1900 a day and as a result I was always hungry. After making Shakeology a regular part of my diet, I noticed I was able to last longer without feeling hungry. This was a huge boost for me, because the fat shredding diet is one of the hardest diets to maintain.
I can truthfully say that I am a big fan of Shakeology. It definitely delivers on it’s promises. It taste great and it’s the healthiest meal of my day. If I were limited to one supplement, it would be Shakeology. Not only does it provide me with a good amount of protein, but it’s definitely improved my quality of life. I recommend this to everyone as part of their diet. Feel free to leave any comments or email me (FitAmbitions@gmail.com) if you have any questions.