Anybody familiar with Shakeology?

By tabby9146 Latest Reply 2012-04-25 09:06:37 -0500
Started 2011-05-01 15:23:04 -0500

I have a friend in Arizona who sells this healthy kind of stuff and is really into fitness. She sent me a free sample in the mail. I have not tried it yet, and wondere who has? This is what it is: a chocolate drink mix you put in the blender, can serve as a meal, Vit A, C, D, E, K1, B1, B2, B3, B6, folic acid, B12 biotin, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, and many more. It has 3 g fiber, total carbs are 17 grams, protein 17 g., total fat 1 g., camu camupowder, pomegranate powder, many fruit powders,maca powder (root), flax (seed) meal, chia (seed) meal, and MANY others. It can be mixed with 1 cup of cold water or milk, soy milk, juice, etc. It can be mixed as a smoothie. I just don't know what to think. It 'sounds' good. What I mean by good, is not the taste, but the 'safety' of this stuff. She swears by it and many more do too. I don't even have a blender right now, so it will be a little while before I try it. She says it is great for anyone with diabetes, and it does sound like it.

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MochaGoddess 2012-04-25 09:06:37 -0500 Report

It's been almost a year. Was wondering if you ever tried Shakeology? I'm a Beachbody Coach and I sell it. I've been on it for a 18 months. No problems or side effects…only benefits. My cholesterol was diagnosed at 277 before I started drinking it, and now it's down in the 90s. I have lost about 10 pounds with it, but not drastic weight loss. It keeps my digestive system regular and it has other benefits also. I admit that I didn't like the cost of it at first, but I was willing to make sacrifices and changes to my diet. It's a lifestyle change, not a scam or fly-by-night-get-thin-quick scheme. It's optimum nutrition. I have not regrets. And I have not had a customer yet to complain. I agree that it's not the only meal replacement on the market, but it is the only one out there that can give you so many benefits at once. Good luck with your health goals.

tabby9146 2011-05-02 12:40:41 -0500 Report

I don't need to lose weight, so I doubt I will even try it, plus it is VERY costly, I can't get over how much. I still want to see if anyone has tried this. Thanks for the suggestions. I love the Glucerna chocolate, though they are pricey, so I don't always buy those, but they taste good to me.

jayabee52 2011-05-02 16:34:13 -0500 Report

If I remember correctly, Shakeology is sold through a MLM system.

That throws up red flags for me, having been involved with MLM (aka "NM" = network marketing). about 4 times (together with my now ex wife) I found either the prices were high, or the products were of questionable quality — or both! Plus we lost money on the "business opportunity" every time.

I don't buy from MLMs.

Kirla 2011-05-01 18:43:22 -0500 Report

The carb count is too high for me. It would spike my blood sugar 100+ points after drinking it. I use the EAS whey protein powder shake. I drink it when I wake up. Your right it only lasts for about 2 hours. For a mid morning snack I eat 1 serving of sunflower seeds or peanuts. It works for me. The carb count for the EAS drink is 2-3 net carbs per serving. I can’t eat or drink much with more than 5-6 net carbs per serving. If you decide to drink it I would test my blood sugar at 1 hour after drinking it to see how high your blood sugar spikes. If you have lots of strips I would test 30, 45, 60 and 75 minutes after drinking it.

RAYT721 2011-05-01 16:43:50 -0500 Report

I am not familiar with that particular brand but my wife does Champion Nutrition Whey Protein Powder shakes (and puts the powder in her morning coffee also). The Champion comes in various flavors. I am looking at the Banana flavor label now and it has 130 calories, 23 g protein, and 3 g carbs with 1 g fiber. You can visit the website at: and/or can purchase at

tabby9146 2011-05-01 15:25:50 -0500 Report

It has protein, essential amino acids, antioxidants, digestive enzymes, prebiotics, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, no caffeine, no gluten, and about 70 ingredients in all. It says you would have to eat a huge bowl of fuits and veggies to equal one serving of Shakeology. Says it will help you lose weight also and have more energy. I don't need to lose weight right now, but have never been good with replacing even one meal with liquids before, meaning, I was hungry too soon afterward.

diabetesfree 2011-05-02 04:30:09 -0500 Report

Like Kirla said, WAY too many carbs. It may have as many vitamins as a basket of fruit, but so do most multivitamins, which contain a lot fewer carbs and calories. If you are concerned that you are not getting enough vitamins, I would recommend a brand called Completia Diabetic Multivitamin. It has an excellent mix of vitamins and a few other natural ingredients that may (or may not) help improve blood glucose levels. If you are looking for a meal replacement, the other suggestions sound good as well. You can find protein powders that have absolutely no carbs though, and I'd probably opt for one of those. I have tried the Champion Nutrition brand and they make a good product at a really good price, depending on where you buy it from. I've bought from in the past as well. They have good prices and customer service. Their shipping is a bit slow for me though, since they ship everything from the east coast, and I am in California. :-)

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