So I've gone back and forth on whether I should write a post like this or not. Here's the deal. I am a beachbody coach. I DO get commission when someone purchases shakeology through me. There's my full disclosure, so yes, this will be a "biased" review. But here's the thing...I became a beachbody coach BECAUSE of shakeology. Not because I could make money off of people buying it. I'm gonna be honest here...there's a whole lotta people out there that spend a shit ton of money on things that don't benefit them one bit, but then say that shakeology is too expensive. Trust me...It's not EASY to "sell". I became a coach because I BELIEVE in it. It WORKED for me. It did exactly what I was told it would. It kept me satisfied throughout the day. It gave me energy. I had been doing beachbody programs for a year before I tried shakeology and guess what? I had "good" results with my first two programs, but after my third program AND shakeology, I finally had one of those informercial worthy transformation photos. My coworkers would complain about how they were exhausted at about 2pm daily, and I'd be wide awake. I didn't call in sick for work ONCE the year I started drinking it (wellll maybe the day after the holiday party...but that was a different kind of sick if ya know what I mean...) I found myself having NO desire to stop by Burger King for 2 egg and cheese croissanwiches and a small Dr. Pepper. I found myself not craving things like nachos and fast food (which I previously loved). I'm not saying I still didn't eat these things. I had plenty of date nights where I enjoyed Chuy's free unlimited happy hour nacho bar. But I didn't need to cave once a day to something bad for me, which I previously had done. I was able to CONTROL my cheats, and not let them run my life. What's more? I went back and got my blood panels redone a few months after I started drinking shakeology...My LDL cholesterol had dropped from 141 to 89! That was it. There was no more arguing about it not being a good investment. Yes, I was paying (after my coaches discount and coach fee) about $120 per month. But that's 4.00 per day! People say, "Well I DON'T have a latte from Starbucks every day" or "I DON'T have fast food breakfast everyday so it will be an added expense." I didn't either. But I did do it about 3x per week, and am willing to bet my LIFE that most people reading this do too. My order at Burger King, which had very little nutritional value, came to $4.45 (That's how often I went...I still remember the total). And if it wasn't BK breakfast, I'd stop at a sub shop for lunch and plunk down $5-7 for a combo meal. Even though I didn't have one ritual DAILY, I was still throwing away at least $10-15 per week on garbage (This is not counting date nights to the Olive Garden where our bill frequently topped $50). So that's $60 per month in fast food...So that's half the cost of shakeology...Let me ask you this? Would you be willing to come out of pocket $60 per month for something that could provide all of the benefits I listed above? I bet you would. So even if you aren't a daily fast food buyer who can easily swap out the price of a value meal for the cost of a FULL MEAL, PACKED with nutrition, I'd be willing to bet that there are at least a FEW small unnecessary food purchases per month that if you removed, would free up at least $30-40 which you could put towards the cost of this LIFE CHANGING product.
Two last things about Shakeology I'd like to clear up before I go. 1. Shakeology is NOT a protein shake. It's a health shake that has protein in it. There's a big difference. You likely don't need additional protein unless you are protein deficient, or want another option because you don't like other protein sources. I don't know where this whole "protein shake" movement has come from, but EXTRA protein will not cause you to lose weight. Which leads me to my final gripe. 2. Yes, you CAN eat healthy and BE healthy without shakeology. NO ONE is claiming that this is the ONLY way to be healthy. Here's the deal. I don't like vegetables. And even the ones I do like, I am SURE that I don't eat nearly enough of to get proper nutrition. I know, without a doubt, that as long as I've had my shake, I am getting everything that my body needs (and then some). Most of our country is in a health crisis. They will reach for a fast food hamburger made from God knows what, before they hit up the store and buy some organic broccoli. You know what else they will reach for before the broccoli? A chocolate milkshake. That's the beauty of shakeology. It gives you everything your body needs. All of these amazing benefits, AND it takes less than 3 minutes to make and tastes like a chocolate milkshake. THAT is why it's important. If you eat all organic, hormone free, blah blah blah, That's great for you! But that person in the next cubicle over? They are struggling. Their health is failing or they hate the way they look in the mirror because they (like myself) STRUGGLE with food. They need help, and Shakeology can help them. If you're looking for something to help you change your diet, I PROMISE this will help you. It's all natural, so you're not pumping your body full of chemicals, like some other "weight loss" drinks out there. I GET that it is costly to buy a whole month's supply up front. But one final thought...What if it DID do all of the things that I listed for you and then some? What if it DID help you get off cholesterol medication? What if it DID help you control those ice cream cravings so that you could FINALLY get that baby weight off? What if it DID give you more energy to help you get through the day and be a more present parent for your children at night? Would it be worth trying for 60 days then? Would a few hundred dollars for a few month's supply be worth it if you could look back 60 days from now saying you met your goals and are on your way to a healthier life for yourself AND the people that love you? Looking back? I'd pay double the cost if it meant I'd be where I am right now. If you're ready to invest in yourself, I'm here. Reach out and let me help you.
Hi! I'm Andrea Cummings. I am passionate about living a healthy lifestyle that I can MAINTAIN and that still lets me feel like I'm not being deprived. I like to exercise, but I also love to eat (nachos!). My main focus is to be healthy, not skinny, and to help others do the same! I love Jesus, but I also say fuck a lot, so if you're offended, I may not be the gal for you.