What are the Negative Shakeology Reviews saying?
There are plenty of great Shakeology reviews but what’s the other side of the story?
I will admit… When I first learned about the Beachbody Shakeology shake, I was very skeptical about what it had to offer. Can a health shake really help you lose weight, lower your cholesterol, lower your blood pressure, help with your digestion, and increase your energy?
Not to mention that many people in their Shakeology review have reported getting off medications that they have been on for years!
Clearly this is a lot to take in. The weird thing is that not all of these positive Shakeology reviews are from Beachbody or even Beachbody Coaches, instead it’s from every day people who decided to try out Shakeology for themselves. Even so, what are the negative Shakeology reviews saying… It can’t all be perfect with Shakeology. Can it?
In this post, we’ll go over the most common Negative Shakeology Reviews:
- Feeling Gassy
- The Science Behind Shakeology
- Not Always Feeling Full
The gloves are coming off, it’s time for negative Shakeology reviews… no more of the happy Shakeology reviews where everything turns out great… let’s hear what the bad stuff really is…
1. Negative Shakeology Reviews: Shakeology Costs Too Much
Shakeology is not a meal replacement shake nor a protein shake, exactly… Most negative Shakeology reviews will always refer back to price because people are not used to paying more than $20 to $40 for what they would consider a meal replacement shake or protein shake.
While Shakeology is as filling as a meal replacement shake and has as much protein as most protein shakes, it is not either one of those.
Instead of being chemically produced like most shakes on the market, Shakeology is created with only whole food ingredients from around the world. And includes several nutrient groups that you wouldn’t find in a meal replacement shake… For example:
- Essential Amino Acids and Protein
- Prebiotics, Probiotics and Digestive Enzymes
- Vitamins and Minerals
Yes, the Shakeology price of $129.95 can be a lot for most people when you think of it as one big payment. And often, Beachbody Coaches will spin negative Shakeology reviews related to price by explaining that it’s only about $4 a day for the month supply. Which, at $4 a day, can be much cheaper than most meals you can get for breakfast and lunch. Not to mention it being more nutrient dense than any other meal you can create on your own.
The best way to think of the Shakeology price is by comparing a pair of Nike running shoes and a pair of $20 running shoes from WalMart. Which pair of running shoes would you depend on to get you through a marathon? Better yet, which foot do you think would be most comfortable if one had a Nike running shoe and the other had the $20 running shoe?
Without a doubt, most people will choose the Nike running shoe because they place a lot of effort into creating the shoe for performance and comfort. Along the same lines, Shakeology was created to be the most natural shake and to provide the most health benefits possible to you. Unlike other shakes on the market, Shakeology contains:
So, yes… Shakeology costs more BECAUSE of the high quality super-food ingredients from around the world. If you want a cheap meal replacement shake without the health benefits provided by Shakeology, Click Here for Top Selling Meal Replacement Shakes
2. Negative Shakeology Reviews: Makes You Feel Gassy!
If you wanted to know of any negative side effects from drinking Shakeology, this would be it! This was my number one negative Shakeology review when I first started drinking Shakeology…
For the first month or two I had a lot of gas. It didn’t smell bad and it didn’t upset my stomach but I was gassy. Later on, after reading other negative Shakeology reviews, I found that Beachbody recommends cutting the dose in half until the body gets used to the nutrition in Shakeology. I found that this also happened to my mom when she first started using Shakeology, after cutting back to half a dose, her digestive system started feeling a lot better.
I don’t know what you’re current diet includes, but if it doesn’t include a lot of fiber, vegetables, and fruits… you will probably feel gassy too as your digestive system improves with the prebiotics, probiotics, and digestive enzymes found in Shakeology.
Side Note… You will NOT be running to the bathroom every minute because of a upset stomach… Yes, you may fart more with Shakeology but this is only because your digestive system isn’t balanced out with healthy, helpful bacteria…. Once your digestive is working like it should, you won’t be as gassy any more…
In short… As you continue drinking Shakeology, this Shakeology negative side effect will pass away. If you’re very sensitive to dairy, try going for a Vegan flavor over a regular flavor because the whey protein is dairy based. My personal favorite is the Chocolate Vegan Shakeology flavor but you can also try out the Tropical Strawberry Vegan Flavor.
3. Negative Shakeology Reviews: The Taste is Horrible!
Alright not all negative Shakeology reviews say that the taste is horrible. When I first tasted Greenberry Shakeology in 2010, I thought it was the worst thing ever created. Since then Beachbody has improved the Greenberry flavor and made it more tolerable, but still not my favorite.
Tropical Strawberry was another horrible flavor when it first came out because of how gritty it was. However, over the years, Beachbody has continued to upgrade every Shakeology formula to include more powerful superfoods and to also upgrade the flavor.
My personal favorite Shakeology flavors are Chocolate Vegan, Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla, Greenberry, and then Tropical Strawberry… Sample All 6 Shakeology Flavors Here
However, we must remember that there is OVER 70 ingredients in the Shakeology formula and it is a HEALTH SHAKE made from only whole food ingredients.
If Beachbody used artificial flavorings and sweeteners, like the other guys, then of course Shakeology would taste like the best thing ever created! However, Beachbody does not believe in using artificial ingredients at the cost of your health!
So, yes… for some people, the Shakeology taste may take some time to get used to. Remember, Shakeology is about improving your health, not about tasting good. However, many Shakeology reviews state that they were able to curve their sweet tooth craving because of drinking Shakeology.
If you’re a chocolate find, then you’ll love the Chocolate Shakeology flavors without a doubt. I know I prefer the Shakeology flavors over other shakes on the market which often taste much worse than Shakeology!
4. Negative Shakeology Reviews: Bad Science?
There are often two negative Shakeology reviews in relation to the science of Shakeology:
1. Of Course You’ll Lose Weight With Replacing One Meal a Day with Shakeology.
It’s true, by replacing one meal a day with Shakeology, you will lose weight because you will be reducing the number of calories you take in.
It’s also true, by exercising while drinking Shakeology, you will further your weight loss and improve your overall health.
However, here’s where it gets weird…. Many people have lowered their cholesterol, lowered their blood pressure, have stopped taking medications, have broken through weight loss plateaus, and have lost their sweet tooth cravings with Shakeology and exercise.
Yes, many of those benefits can happen with exercise alone but it has been seen to happen more often when people drink Shakeology.
UPDATE (Sept. 29, 2015) – Shakeology has now gone through Clinical Studies. In this study people only drank Shakeology and DID NOT exercise. Here are the results from the Shakeology Clinical Study:
- Continued Weight Loss Over Time
- Lowered Cholesterol
- Lowered Blood Sugar
- Check out the Shakeology Clinical Study Here…
2. Beachbody has No Scientific Evidence to Back Up Their Claims.
In a article written by the Bloomberg Businessweek, titled: The Adventures of Superfood Man. They covered this exact topic about Beachbody knowing what to place into Shakeology and how much. Here’s what was reported:
How do Bill Wheeler [Beachbody’s chief science officer] and Olien [Shakeology ingredient hunter] know how much of each superfood to put in? “We go to the user country,” says Wheeler. “What is the observed use of it? We form a collaboration with experts in that area, take that as a start. Make a WAG, a wild ass guess. What does it contain? What are the effects?” Take maca root, he says. “If it’s used as a sexual stimulant you’d probably use 10 grams; 500 milligrams to a gram as an adaptogen [a remedy that prevents unwanted stresses]. We look at all the science, the historical data, the literature, and make a SWAG. A scientific wild ass guess.”
He leans across his desk. “Sometimes you can’t wait for all the science. In 1853, a British naval surgeon said one lime a day would prevent scurvy. It was 1920 before we knew the active compound was vitamin C. If they had waited for the science, how many would have died in 70 years? There might not be a British Navy. There might not be an England, which might not be a bad thing.”
While Shakeology does not have any scientific evidence with some ingredients, the Shakeology ingredients have been used by indigenous people for several centuries, allowing Beachbody to figure how much to place into Shakeology.
5. Negative Shakeology Reviews: Not Filling!
If Shakeology truly is a meal replacement drink, then it should be filling… While Shakeology is not a meal replacement shake, it is often filling because of how nutrient dense it is. Why the negative Shakeology reviews of it not being filling?
Some people may require more calories than others in order to feel full. Unlike other meal replacement shakes that rely on chemicals to make you feel full, Shakeology relies on whole-food nutrients to satisfy you.
If you really don’t feel full after drinking Shakeology, then there are several Shakeology recipes you can try out for yourself in order to add healthy calories into your shake.
I personally remember trying the Beachbody Meal Replacement shake, VegaOne, and a higher rated Ideal Shape meal replacement shake to see if they were as filling as Shakeology.
Personally, I didn’t feel like any of them had an advantage of making me feel fuller longer. They all last about the same amount of time. And in all the meal replacement shakes that I tried, I always had to add peanut butter, almond butter, and/or other healthy ingredients in order to help me feel fuller longer.
While meal replacement shakes can be great, I don’t believe they are any that can make you feel full for hours because we each burn calories at a different rate.
Although Shakeology may not always make me feel full from drinking Shakeology alone, I still prefer Shakeology over other meal replacements because of it’s natural, whole food ingredients. And also tastes much better than other meal replacement shakes that I have tried in the past.
Is Shakeology Right For You?
It’s hard to say if Shakeology is right for everyone. Yes, Shakeology offers a host of benefits that no other health shake on the market could offer but is it right for you? You’ve read several negative Shakeology reviews above and you now know more about Shakeology than before.
If you’re still not sure if Shakeology is for you, check out this UNBIASED SHAKEOLOGY REVIEW below. This lady didn’t even want to try Shakeology at first! Find out what she has to say below:
Video Note on Shakeology at Amazon: She states that you can buy Shakeology cheaper on Amazon, which isn’t true. Shakeology costs that same price as on Amazon.com without the 30 day guarantee. Shakeology costs $129.95, plus $14.95 for shipping at Amazon.com Check out Shakeology at Amazon here with NO GUARANTEE
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If you’re ready to make a positive change in how you feel and in your health, then order Shakeology today and try it out for yourself. You have nothing to lose and your health to gain!
I can’t wait to hear how Shakeology has improved your health!
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