Friday, October 30, 2009

Meal Replacement Shakes Review

Meal replacement shakes have become very popular over the years as they are a convenient way to replace a meal and create a calorie deficit. It is important to consult with your doctor before incorporating any type of meal replacement into your diet. Not all shakes are created equal.

Personally, I have been using Shakeology®. It is a nutritious, healthy meal in a glass and can be used as a meal replacement. Sure, this review is probably biased - I admit it, but I will still highlight the pros and cons below.

The Ingredients Compared to Other Top Brands

I conducted my own quick product comparison in the meal replacement shake categories at a popular nutritional supplement store. Compared to Shakeology®, none of them compared in terms of ingredients. They all contained vitamins but some lacked in other good ingredients such as antioxidants and essential amino acids. Some were strictly about protein content or simply didn't have enough vitamins to make it worthwhile. Not only that, but most of the competitors didn't even come in a 30-day supply. That is inconvenient if you plan on replacing meals for at least a month. If you are not a fan of artificial sweeteners, be sure to double check the ingredients in other brands. Shakeology® contains no artificial sweeteners or refined sugar. Many meal replacement products claim to increase energy, however, they often do this by adding caffeine. There is no caffeine in Shakeology®.

The Benefits of Shakeology

There are so many benefits to using Shakeology and the key benefits are below:

* Reduces cravings
* Improved digestion and regularity
* Weight loss
* Increased energy
* Healthier nails and skin
* Reduced risk of heart disease
* Helps lower cholesterol
* Improved mental clarity

Cons of Using Shakeology

Not everyone enjoys the taste of meal replacement shake, however, I personally feel that the chocolate flavor is delicious. Blended with skim milk and ice cubes, it literally tastes like a chocolate milkshake.

Another con is the price. Some may consider it expensive, however, if you break down the cost of a 30-day supply it averages out to about $3 to $4 a shake. Most people spend that much daily on coffee or unhealthy fruit smoothies full of sugar.

Overall, I can highly recommend Shakeology whether as a meal replacement or used as a healthy nutrional shake. It tastes great and contains 70 healthy ingredients that you would find challenging to find in other products.

(Article Source: ArticlesBase, Meal Replacement Shake Review, Posted: Jul 22nd, 2009, Author: Eartha Haines )

1 comment:

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