Isagenix vs. Shakeology: Keeping it Simple
In the interest of transparency, I'm a Beachbody coach and I drink Shakeology daily. I have delivered speeches about the advantages of consuming Shakeology, after doing considerable research about it and asking numerous questions. I think it's, hands down, the best product of its kind out there.
But, I'm not so tunnel-visioned as to believe that there aren't other quality products of similar purpose available. One of them may be Isagenix's shake. A little higher in calories, it boasts many of the same benefits that Shakeology does. It claims to:
- Aid healthy weight loss
- Infuse the body with essential vitamins, botanicals and other natural ingredients
- Provide energy boosts
- Reduce cravings for unhealthy food
- Improve muscle tone
- Balance the digestion processes
It contains a good amount of protein and fiber. It has vitamins and nutrients, in decent amounts. And, it's made from natural ingredients processed in healthy ways. The company is transparent about where its ingredients are obtained (from happy cows in New Zealand), and the product seems like an all-around decent substitute for Shakeology. It comes in several flavors, which are reviewed to be delicious, and it's cheaper....
It's cheaper until you consider the extra supplements and cleansing products that Isagenix recommends to go along with its shakes. They encourage a weekly cleanse, along with a pretty big temporary calorie restriction, to get the job of weight loss and health under control. And, while the body may need an occasional chance to purge the bad stuff, Beachbody does not feel that your health requires a variety of additional supplements and other products to maintain a fit lifestyle.
When you consume Shakeology, you get 70 superfoods. These aren't included in the competitor's shakes. They control everything from inflammation to appetite to energy to pain. You get greens, adaptogens, probiotics and enzymes. These are full-on bonuses when you drink Shakeology.
Side by side, I'm going to pick Shakeology every time. Before all of the other products are added in, I feel that the better value with the extra superfoods benefits comes from Shakeology. As you add in the other products (and, yuck! the cleanse), I would choose the simplicity and ease of drinking Shakeology.
I tip my hat to Isagenix for attempting to put out a quality product. They encourage healthy nutrition and provide ideas for how their customers can eat better. But, when you start complicating the process with a variety of products, it suggests to me that their process is less than pure.
As a Beachbody coach, I'm positive that three things will help you with weight loss and creating a healthy lifestyle:
- Drink Shakeology daily: for the meal-replacement benefits AND for the nutrition
- Eat nutritious meals in proper portions
- Exercise (Beachbody provides a workout for everyone, regardless of fitness level)
You don't need a bunch of "other" stuff or the requirement of cleansing your body weekly. You need consistency in healthy eating and exercise. Your body will take care of the rest.