Is Shakeology A Scam and does Shakeology Work?

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I want to address a question that I’ve been seeing pop up a lot lately and have been asked myself.  Does Shakeology really work and is it a scam?

I want to be very upfront about a couple things. 

First off, I am a Beachbody coach.  I say that for a couple reasons.  For starters you can only get Shakeology directly from Beachbody or through their coaches.   I say this because Beachbody Coaches get compensated for selling Shakeology.  That doesn’t minimize how good or effective the product is.  Since coaches get compenstated for selling Shakeology, many people probably think it’s a scam and are judge the product because of what they think a coach’s motives are rather than the actual merits of the product.

 Second, I didn’t drink shakeology during my transformation.  The reason is quite simple.  It had nothing to do with cost or whether or not I believe it would work.  I did Power 90 and P90X to lose weight and get ripped before Shakeology came out into the market.

To my earlier point I am not going to try to convince you how wonderful this product is.  Not because I don’t believe it,  but because you don’t know me and why would you trust me.  Personally I don’t like to be sold or convinced into getting anything.  If I’m going to buy something it’s because I’m curious to see if it’s as good as others are saying or I really do believe it will work.  Plus, I need to comfort to know I can return it if it doesn’t live up to my expectations.  Fortunately for anyone interested, Shakeology has what’s called a bottom of the bag guarantee,  so try it for a full 30 days, finish the entire bag and you can get a full purchase priece refund by sending back an empty bag.

Think about this, while obvuiosly coaches are going to pump up Shakeology, have you noticed there aren’t any negative reviews or videos about it?  An article was published on CNBC.com this week and Shakeology is bringing in $1MM sales /week.  At $120 that’s over 30 thousand bags.  Someone’s obviously buying them.  Look at all the P90X reviews.  If you check out all the p90x before and after videos it’s all positive, not everyone with a video is a coach so obviously both these products have merit to them.

 So why do I take it? Many people looking to lose weight view it as a meal replacement, but since I’m not looking to lose weight anymore I view it as more than that. It’s replacing so many individual vitamins, minerals, antioxidents that I’m just not getting every day through the foods I buy and eat.  There’s a ton of stuff I need that I’m not getting but can be found in Shakeology. Shakeology fuels my body with everything it needs to operate efficeinetly and at peak performance. Plus it’s probably the most filling Protein/nutrition shake I’ve ever tasted which was something I look for.

As far as cost, it’s $120, or $90 if you’re a coach and some people become coaches just because they like it so much and want to pay that price.  Some people think it’s worth it and some don’t. Everyone’s financial situation is different .  People like ot compare it to Starbucks which some people drink every day. If you drink Starbucks every day, then that line of thinking may work, if not, that that logic is not relevant to you.

Only you know what is worth trying and paying for and what is not. It’s not my business to try to convince you otherwise.

If you’re curious, consider giving it a shot, especially since you have nothing to lose if you don’t like it. If you do, then you have a decision to make, but at least you’ll have first hand experience to make it.


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