When I started my Beachbody fitness journey with P90X, I didn’t drink the advertised Shakeology thinking that the whey protein shakes we were drinking we providing the same benefits and cost a fraction of the price. When I decided to become a coach in April of 2014, Shakeology was part of the gig. So, willing to try it out for my Les Mills Pump journey I made the investment. What I found was that not only did I think it tasted better than the protein shakes we were drinking previously, I also found that I had more energy, it kept me full longer, and it truly helped curb my junk food cravings – all things that the protein shakes didn’t accomplish.
When I share these benefits with others I still get two responses: “That is just too expensive” and “I already drink protein shakes.” So I thought I would use this post to share why both of these statements are NOT a reason to dismiss Shakeology.
That is just TOO expensive
Yes, at $130 a bag Shakeology sounds like a huge cost for a simple scoop of powder, especially when you are comparing it to the $19 for a tub of whey protein found at your grocery store. But here’s the thing, you are getting so much more from that one scoop than just a daily serving of protein. If you were to add in all the separate vitamins and flavorings to make the $19 protein powder comparable to Shakeology, you would be looking at something crazy like $300 a month! And while you may think that those separate vitamins aren’t worth the money, think about all of these benefits that they provide you! When you break down the cost of Shakeology, each serving is about $4. Reflecting on your meal consumption throughout a normal day, I’m sure it is easy to identify a $4 meal you had that didn’t provide you with all the superfoods and vitamins Shakeology would or, even worse, a meal that actually made you feel BAD after eating it.
The benefits below show how Shakeology can provide you with so many more benefits than just a shake with additional protein.
- · Fight junk food cravings
The protein-rich, nutrient-dense formula helps you feel full, helping you fight the urge to “cheat” with junk food. The ingredients feed your body with the nutrients it needs helping you find that satisfied feeling. It also tastes GREAT so you feel like you are getting a delicious treat!
- · Increase your energy
Shakeology includes 7 energy-essential ingredients that help restore the nutrients that are depleted throughout your day, resulting in low energy. Those ingredients are green tea extract, B vitamins: thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, protein, and water. These ingredients work together to restore your energy levels throughout the day!
- · Aid in weight loss
Shakeology tastes great, so you won’t feel like you are being deprived when you replace one of your meals with the treat. The proteins and fats allow you to feel fuller longer, so you won’t crave those foods that can bust your goals. Increased energy means a better workout, ultimately leading to overall success in your weight loss journey.
- · Improve your digestion and regularity
The fiber and probiotics found in Shakeology help get you regular so you can eliminate toxins built up in your system. The healthier digestive system you gain from the blend of prebiotics and probiotics make it easier for you to absorb the key nutrients your body needs.
If you want to drink Shakeology regularly but still cringe at the $130 cost each month, there are ways of reducing your cost. Enrolling as a Beachbody discount coach allows you to get a 25% discount on all purchases, including Shakeology. As a discount coach, you have no obligation to act as a coach by selling products and you can cancel at any time. This is just a great way to get the nutrition your body needs at a discounted rate.
Most people that start drinking Shakeology regularly can’t hide the changes that are made to their lives and start sharing it with others. Enrolling as a coach also gives you the opportunity to share your love for Shakeology and earn income that can pay for your own costs each month.
I hope that this post has helped you gain a better understanding for why there is a cost and nutrition difference between Shakeology and protein shakes. If you are interested in trying Shakeology or getting it at a discounted rate, please fill in the application below.