Last week I mentioned my plan to try Shakeology.
So I did. I’ve been kind of… really… fed up with my weight and poor eating habits lately. I’ve read about other healthy living bloggers trying meal replacement shakes such as Shakeology and Body by Vi so I thought it might be a new way for me to jump-start my healthy eating regime again. After some careful research I decided on Shakeology because the ingredients seemed more natural to me. But then I looked at the sticker price… $120 for a 30-day supply. Yikes.
I wasn’t willing to commit to 30-days or $120 so I took it to eBay. There I found a sale for a seven day trial for about $35. Sold. I figured $5 a day for one week was manageable and only a little bit more than what I would spend during a week on a bad Starbucks bender.
My shake packets arrived last week Friday. I’ve had one shake a day as a meal replacement since then. I tried to weigh myself and I have no idea if I made any weight progress. You would think with shakes and Bikram yoga I would, but my body continually amazes me. I seemingly gained three pounds after a Bikram yoga class the other night. Too much water?
I had the chocolate shake mix which was 160 calories per shake in addition to whatever liquid I added. I used mostly whole milk which was roughly 150 calories per serving, rounding out my shake to 300 or so calories. I was not hungry after a ‘meal’ of Shakeology, which was great. There were 17 grams of protein in the Shakeology mix alone which I found impressive. The only thing I didn’t like about the mix was it was sweetened with Stevia. While natural, I simply don’t like the taste of Stevia. I prefer turbinado sugar or honey.
Overall I enjoyed the shake and would use them again if they weren’t so expensive. The shakes helped me in that as a result of having one each day, I was extra conscious to plan healthy options for my other meals of the day. So while the shake challenge ended up not really being about weight loss, I really enjoyed trying shake meal replacements in this form.
Have you tried Shakeology? What was your experience?