If you told me you haven’t heard of Shakeology I don’t know if I would believe you. It feels like every morning my Facebook news feed is full of status updates about my friends starting their day with their daily Shakeology. My Instagram is full of photos of their delicious looking smoothies and my Twitter even has recipes using this apparently amazing powder. I am actually kinda surprised with myself that this product has been around for 5 years now and I have yet to try it. I admit I have been intrigued for a while but have done absolutely no research on it… until now!
After hearing all the rav reviews on social media outlets from what I would consider fairly good sources (I may or may not be friends with lots of health nuts and fitness gurus and people that actually give a crap abut their bodies. Just sayin!) I decided I should probably check it out for myself. I am
anxiously awaiting a few samples of Shakeology (in multiple flavors I believe!) to try and report back with next week in my Real Scoop Sundae review.
Until then I wanted to share a little bit about the product that I found from my research, as well as some pretty amazing statistics about how much people love Shakeology from the companies latest customer survey of over 3,000 daily users! In my opinion that is a pretty large number of people to survey to get this many positive reviews. There must be something to this product beyond what may or may not seem like a gimmick to you.
I can’t lie. In general, I am very skeptical of anything claiming to have SO many positive impacts on your body with just a few small changes. Meal substitutes and protein powders and even vitamin supplements are often times full of a bunch of junk! They tend to be high in calories, additives, chemicals and sometimes even full of sugar! CRAZY RIGHT?!
I swear to you that I was at the grocery store the other day and saw a protein powder advertising body buildingesc muscle results… ONE SERVING HAD 570 CALORIES! I think my jaw hit the floor. That was just for the powder. I was so in shock I couldn’t even read the ingredients and nutrition facts but I am wishing I had now just so I could tell you about them!
Anyways, back to the point of this PRE-review post. Below is the “evidence” Shakeology provided on their blog about what they claim to “truly be the Healthiest Meal of the Day®”.
Here’s the proof:*
- 93% feel healthier since drinking Shakeology
- 72% say Shakeology helped them lose weight
- 86% report increased energy levels
- 81% feel it helped them reduce their cravings for junk food
- 81% say Shakeology keeps them full until their next meal
- 82% report improved digestion**
*Based on a survey of 2,769 Shakeology users who drank Shakeology 5 or more times per week and exercised 3 times per week.
**Based on a survey of 874 Shakeology users with digestion concerns who drank Shakeology 5 or more times per week and exercised 3 times per week.
STRENGTH IN NUMBERS
“And there’s more good news where that came from. A lot more, actually.The new survey also shows that most Shakeology drinkers experience improved regularity and digestion, feel more alert and focused throughout the day, have fewer mood swings, and even have healthier looking skin, hair, and nails.”
SUPERFOOD FOR THOUGHT
“The benefits go on and on and on. So if you aren’t drinking Shakeology every single day, now you have 15 fantastic reasons why you should… In other words, this is one shake with some serious street cred. So if you’re looking for an incredibly healthy and delicious shake, look no further than Shakeology. Real Shakeology customers have spoken. We hope you listened. And are swayed to start drinking—Shakeology that is.”
So that is what the people over at Shakeology have to say based on the responses they received users that consumed the product 5+ time a week (as you saw in the notes above). In my opinion, other people opinions truly count. I am an online shopper that regularly spends hours reading customers reviews. I am almost always hesitant to purchase a product with negative or limited reviews. Thankfully searches upon searches turn up positive reviews of this product!
What’s in Shakeology and What Does it Help With?
“Shakeology is so incredibly healthy, there’s no other single food item out there that can supply you with all the nutrients, vitamins, proteins, and minerals in the amounts you need the way one delicious shake can. … It can help support a healthy intestinal tract, aid in digestion, promote regularity, increase the absorption of nutrients and shed toxins built up from years of eating processed foods.”
So until next week I will leave you with this fairly basic PRE-review post to wet your feet into the world of Shakeology
in case you have been under a rock for 5 years! Check out more about the product here AND pretty please leave me a comment letting me know any and all experience you have with this product! I would love to incorporate your feedback in my official Real Scoop Sundae review next week. Give it all to me baby! The good, the bad and the ugly (if there is any!) A review is only a good review if it is honest and fair!
Last, but definitely not least, Shakeology claims you can actually SAVE MONEY with their product! Now that is something I am interested to learn more about! I will definitely be putting in my two-cents (haha get it!? ok bad joke) next week!