HOW is drinking a shake for a meal replacement teach you anything about healthy eating? It doesn't. You can't sustain that the rest of your life. SUre you lose weight fast, but do you keep it off? No, the second you incorporate real food into your diet you gain it back.
Don't use them unless you use it for a snack or a boost before or after a workout.
For me it's also for the convenience. I don't like a lot of vegetables so this makes it much easier for me to get my fruits and vegetables in. Plus I can do a shake or smoothie at a lot fewer calories and make it healthier than anything else. I can only eat so many salads before i get tired of them so adding a shake for lunch a couple times a week gives me something different.
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Honestly, I'd rather eat real food than shakes. Yes, over the 25 years or so I've been overweight, I've tried a variety of shake products and I've come to the conclusion that it's easier and cheaper to eat real food and get what I need that way. I have a friend who sells one of these products and we both started our weight loss plans at the same time. She really pushed me to try her product and I had to keep respectfully declining. It wasn't just about the shakes...it was the $100 a month to commit to and with the amount of weight I had to lose at that point, I knew I'd get bored. I knew I needed to learn to eat better and deal with my weight in a way that I could do for the rest of my life. Oh, and since then, I've lost 90 lbs. She lost about 20 and then regained most of it back...
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I have a friend who swears by them, but that is probably because she sells them. I don't want to spend money on such things, mainly because I don't really enjoy protein shakes and I don't have any trouble getting enough protein in my diet.
Thanks! That was an interesting article. It made me reconsider the protein powder I've been using. I'll see what Shakeology tastes like, but from my experience in the past most of the prepackaged shakes don't taste that great. I like the low calories, but I may be better off sticking with my own made from Greek yogurt and fruit.
I have a friend that is a beachbody coach too. He keeps trying to get me to try them. We have a workout group, some people like them, most do not.
Some research I have done, they are one of the best shakes out there, but they do have added sugar, whey protein isolate (very processed with milk with growth hormones and antibiotics) and rBGH (which is growth hormones)
Has anyone tried the Shakeology shakes? Just wondering how they stack up and if they helped you lose weight. A friend is selling these now and the calories are low and the carbs, but they didn't seem to have as much protein as I would have thought. She's sending me a sample so I haven't tried them yet, but was just wondering if anyone else had luck with these.
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