In talking about Shakeology, other products come up in conversation. Since I feel I have tried EVERYTHING in the diet world, before just resulting to anorexia/bulimia, I also have very strong opinions on some products. For example, over-the-counter diet products are just silent killers in disguise. If you're going to Wal-Mart for diet help - then that's your first problem right there. Your mind is in the complete wrong mind-set. You don't go to Wal-Mart for health help - at least go to a health professional or health center that specializes in such topics! Anything that you ban buy over-the-counter, like Slim-Fast, Special K, Hydroxycut, Green Tea diet pills, caffeine pills, Alli, and all the others; please, I beg you, from someone who has suffered and survived a heart attack and a gall bladder removal - DON'T DO IT! These are the products that contributed DIRECTLY to my HEALTH DEMISE! Weight loss quick fixes DON'T WORK! And if that's what you're looking for, then I suggest putting your mind to something else, because you're also just wasting your time and money. If you're not going to lose weight for the sake of you own health and wellness, then it's all going to be in vain and the weight will all come back anyway (no one said the truth was sugary). You have to get in the mindset of LIFESTYLE CHANGE. I've changed my life by substituting cereal and pop-tarts with Shakeology...that truly has made all the difference!!!
Other non-over-the-counter products have come up too. Products that are also in the Network Marketing world such as Herbalife, Isagenix, and Body by Vi; companies that will also pay you commissions for recommending others to the product and building a team underneath you. Now, as someone who has experienced what it's like to have bad health - I support ANYTHING that helps someone get healthier, is safe to ingest, and can turn a person's life around physically AND financially. I've researched these companies before and I'll tell you exactly why I believe in and chose BeachBody over the others.
Herbalife has been around for awhile. They have been around WAY longer than BeachBody and have been helping people and changing lives for a little over 30 years now. That's really credible and very impressive! I'm not turned off by Herbalife by any means, but on the flip side, I'm not really turned on or interested either. After having my own experience with pills and supplements, I, personally, do not want to take any more pills of any kind. That includes bottled vitamins as well. This is my personal choice. It's a routine and dependency that I feel strong on never developing again. Others may feel differently. But I don't feel that any fix or help comes in capsule form - at least not for my body. My body does not respond well to any type of pills, whether they claim they are natural or not.
Isagenix - well, I have the same problem with Isagenix as I do with Body by Vi - I can't find the full ingredient list or nutritional facts anywhere - just bullet point information of what it's supposed to do and kind of mis-leading comparisons to other products. Plus - Isagenix is targeted for 30-day and 9-day cleansing and weight loss systems. Again, I've already stated that I do not care for "quick fix" marketing. P90X may claim to get your ripped in 90 days, but most P90X grads keep going BEYOND the 90 days because of the nutritional education they received with Tony Horton and the BeachBody community as well, and have thus made the "lifestyle change".
Body by Vi - well, I'll say it - I think they're a complete rip-off of BeachBody. The way they market their product videos (Shakeology Video vs. Body by Vi video) , are pretty IDENTICAL to BeachBody's, including their Cash weight loss challenges, cruises, etc. And my biggest problem is that they're marketing a shake, with absolutely no ingredient information anywhere to be found! And they advise you to buy more of their products to supplement the shake diet; Shakeology is all you need - we want you to eat REAL food along with one Shake a day. I'm very conscious about what I put into my body, because at this point, I refuse to put in CRAP, anything that's fake, I cannot pronounce, or doesn't grow out of the ground, into my body. And the fact that I can't even find allergen information is kind of worrisome to me. Plus, I know it says it's 90 calories, which I also feel is way too low to be considered a "meal" - a snack? Yes. Meal? Hardly! That's borderline starvation!
|If we had to list all of Shakeology's 70 natural/organic ingredient label next to Body by Vi's non-existent label, I don't think there's much left to compare!|
So, what I really ask - is that you do your research and do what's right for you. No system works for everybody, but I know there is a system out there that works for you. Do what's healthy, do what's natural, and your body will LOVE YOU BACK. When you take care of your body, your body will take care of you.