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MrsHandy

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Posted: 16 May 2013, 09:39
Shock I was totally mind blown when I seen how much they want you to pay for this shakeology stuff! I hear great things about it and was thinking about giving it a try. But, holy cow. Any Shakeolgy users out there? Is it well worth the money? Thanks!
thinner120

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Posted: 16 May 2013, 10:11
You may want to consider trying Cambridge. I use Cambridge. THe shake powder comes in a can= THe Original 330 is 28 meals for about $30.00. They have other dietary shakes that are structured with more calories , oatmeal,soups, and bars. FYI I am not a distributor so I have nothing to gain monetarily. Go to Cambridge Support.org to learn more. Cambridge was developed in the UK to help patients who had to drop weight quickly in order to undergo surgery. It is an alternative to having lap band surgery for those who are considering it. Nothing takes the weight off faster. For many individuals who are morbidly obese it has worked very well.
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Wendsong

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Posted: 16 May 2013, 10:48
I never heard of this before, so I did a search. It looks like a lot of the people hyping it are coaches who get a discount (and maybe agree to recommend the product?). They are also working out like crazy. One said he lost 90 pounds in a year, but had been using shakeology for 2 months and attributed all his success to the shakeoloy! It seems to be a lot like slimfast, GNC and other high protein replacement drinks, except way more expensive.

I didn't find one doctor who said his patients had all lost weight and were healthier on the drink. Though there were a lot who said eating nutritional meals was good for you, sic. Beachbody says it is nutritional, so must be good for you.

There aren't any scientific studies at all, much less any showing it was any better than eating nutritional meals and exercising. Anyone who exercises will loose weight with or without a replacement drink. The secret is taking in fewer calories than you use.

http://voices.yahoo.com/bad-science-debunking-shakeologys-scientific-evidence-11019322.html

I'll wait until it's tested scientifically. Even then, I'll stick with actual food. I'll save the money by having my digestive track change it to shakeology naturally!
Rita41

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Posted: 16 May 2013, 11:35
I do a lot of beach body videos and have seen it advertised a lot....along with the recovery drink which has creatine in it so I stay away. As far as I can tell it is a way of getting a whole lot of veggies without all the chewing. I don't think it is a protein drink per se. From what I've heard it doesn't taste very good and people have recommended blending in a banana or other fruit to help with the taste. I prefer to eat real food and have no trouble getting 12+ servings of fruits and veggies a day and saving myself the cash for the shakes.
mars2kids

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Posted: 16 May 2013, 12:29
I haven't tried it either, but have looked it up because I've done a few beachbody programs, and it is super expensive. I'd say if you are just wanting a shake for extra protein, buy an over the counter, cheaper one. I will sometimes have a shake because it's quick and easy, but typically I'm like the other posters here and try to do real food instead. The shakes can be filling, but I wouldn't want that to be where all my calories come from.
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MrsHandy

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Posted: 17 May 2013, 07:50
Thanks for the advice everyone. It was the promise for extra energy that got me wanting to try the shakes. I eat a lot of fruits and veggies and I drink my protein shakes after working out. I'm currently 3 weeks into INSANTIY and have gained 7 lbs if you can believe it. Ugh! But I'm not giving up because I know there is no friggin way I gained 7 lbs of fat during that time. But yeah, feeling tired and weak too much. Any suggestions for getting some energy back? I'm living the healthies lifestyle I ever have and but I'm not feeling energized and healthy like I thought I would.
thinner120

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Posted: 17 May 2013, 09:28
If you are feeling tired ask your self these questions.Do you take a multivitamin and mineral supplement daily? Do you drink enough water? If you are doing the Insanity workout then you could be gaining muscle.When you gain muscle sometimes the body retains water and so the weight is just temporary. Make sure you are feeding your muscles with enough protein. I did the Body For Life Challenge a few years ago. Three meals with protein balanced wit carbs and 2 supplement shakes per day
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MrsHandy

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Posted: 17 May 2013, 10:09
I do take a multivitamin daily, but not a mineral supplement. What is that about? I think I drink enough water, Lord knows I spend enough of my workday in the bathroom, lol. The only other thing I can think to try is to eat more calories. I am staying within 1500-1800 calories during the week. Weekends are more challenging but I don't think they are bad enough to throw me off that badly. I'm very sceptical about upping calories though. I suppose, if nothing else works I will have to give it a try. Thanks again for sharing your knowledge with me Smile
Rita41

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Posted: 17 May 2013, 20:51
That happened to me too during the first couple of weeks of insanity. A lot was water retention from DOMS but even though the weight went up a bit the tape measure went down. I kept my calories around 1600-1700 for 3-4 days then had a 2100cal day ....seemed to work for me. During the second month the workouts get longer so i think my body needed a day or two a week at maintenance calories. With the 1001 push ups you do you will get muscle. Between that and p90x my whole body shape changed.
Wendsong

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Posted: 31 May 2013, 21:31
Just a thought, Are you under the care of a Doctor while you are doing this? Exercise and a good diet should make you feel energized, not tired. Endorphins and all... You might want to check with your doc to make sure you're OK.



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