You really can. There is really no excuse. I would feel something was missing if I left out Shakeology from my suggested meal plan, especially given the fact that many of the foods we eat today (particularly our chicken/fish/meat) are of such poor quality. It makes sense that Shakeology would make up for some of the nutrient deficient foods we consume as a society. But, the question remains: Can you afford it?
Think of it like this, Do YOU shop in bulk at Costco, Sam’s Club, or some another bulk shopping superstore? When you buy in bulk you are buying food/etc for more than just the upcoming week…right? Shakeology is just like buying in bulk. You are buying 1 month of meals up front instead of week to week.
If I left it out of my meal plan, then somewhere in my mind I was saying, “No, there is little room for it in my tight budget to take care of my health.” However, that just doesn’t work for me. Let’s do the math together and you decide.
The cost of Shakeology on auto-ship (you get free shipping) is $119.96 for one month’s supply (1 serving a day for 30 days). Each shake comes out to about $4. The coach price for Shakeology on auto-ship is $89.96 or around $106 total if you include coaching business fees.(An opportunity to get yours covered and make extra $$…YES PLEASE!) Each serving comes out to about $3.50.
Too much you say? Not if you are using Shakeology as a meal replacement, which, by the way, will help you lose weight. Remember: Subjects in a 90-Day study lost an average of 10lbs when they replaced just one meal per day with Shakeology.
So, let me ask you this. Do you buy supplements? Multivitamins? Protein Shakes? How much do you spend on those each month? Which by the way, the bulk protein shakes you buy from your local nutrition shop are low grade protein, usually grade 2-3.(Shakeology is grade 7 -highest on the market) Are you getting other benefits from your protein shake? Are you assimilating your supplements? My guess is, probably not. Unless they are synergistic, you are not getting the full benefit from them. If you total everything you purchase from supplements to protein shakes(or meal replacements) for 30 days, you are probably spending WAY MORE than you would for a 30 day supply of Shakeology. Not to mention that you are not getting nearly the amount of nutrients that Shakeology provides.
The cost of an average lunch at a restaurant or take-out: $6 to $9. Plus, even Subway sandwiches which are reputably low-cal average 460 to 560 calories. Shakeology has 150 calories, less than 1 gram of fat per serving, annnnnnd it is truly nutrient rich.
The cost of a home-cooked lunch or dinner: 6-8 ounces of chicken = $2.00 (and we are talking low-grade chicken), veggies= $1 (frozen veggies are really okay! hurray!) and 1 sweet potato = from .50 to $1.00. Total= about $3.4.
Conclusion: You are spending about $3-4 on a home-cooked meal, the same amount that you would spend on Shakeology. So what is the big fuss about then? I think our resistance has to do more with our thinking than our actual ability to afford Shakeology, regardless of budget. Somehow, I’m guessing, many people see Shakeology as a luxury item. But is it really? I invite you to watch the following video.
We think nothing of spending $4 on mass-produced food that doesn’t truly nourish us, yet we protest that $4 for Shakeology is too expensive. There’s something wrong with our thinking, don’t you think? If you can afford to buy a Starbucks coffee $5/cup, an ipad for $500-$700, an iphone for $200-$400, or various other TRUE luxury items, don’t you think that your health is just as important??
Cheers to your health and to thinking outside the box.