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I then created another account and posted to the old thread questioning why they banned my account and challenged them to come out from hiding behind their delete key and defend their pricing and banning my account. Is it safe to take all these supplements once per day? But would love to know which carb cycle to follow for my goals. Heidi said that reword meals are important. What about soy protein isolate? I was a single mother of 2 children with no job and my ex husband quit his job and abandoned us. Simply because according to the government and the Better Business Bureau, and the IRS they are doing legitimate business.
What is the Best Protein Powder for Weight Loss?
I have 2 concern that i have noticed the last time i tried this extreme cycle for a few weeks. Here are a couple of posts that can help you figure out your ideal meal schedule: Hope they help — you can do this! I love the Ezekiel bread, but I do find it slightly dry: On the Turbo Cycle how many calories per meal do I have? Are we able to use any of the recipes from the extreme transformation book? You can use the low and high carb meals, although for women, the calorie recommendations are a bit different on the Turbo Cycle.
On the Turbo Cycle, women eat cals on low carb days and cals on high carb days. Here are the recommended macro percentages for the Turbo Cycle: What do you recommend if Im on the extreme cycle? Here are the macro percentage recommendations for the Extreme Cycle: I have some leftover protein bars nutrition: Would those be ok for either a high or low carb meal replacement? For high carb days, fat free but with sugar?
These protein bars could be eaten for high carb meals. For salad dressings, Chris and Heidi recommend low-fat or fat-free dressings with as little sugar as possible for all of their meals. I have a couple questions.
Would PB2 powder count as a flavoring or fat? Are the est 2C of veggies 2 fistfuls cooked weight or raw? And for powdered peanut butter, 4. Do you know if there are any approved meal replacement shakes etc that would work well for this cycling plan?
Protein powder is mentioned, but I was hoping for a brand. In general, aim for low-fat, low-carb powders with around 20 grams of protein per serving.
This can equal the protein portion of any meal. Hi Heidi and Chris, I just started carb cycling on Monday of this week. I have always done low carb high protein to lose weight, so the idea of eating the good carbs is still new to me. I actually like it though. So far I have done really well with my eating. I also am a big Shaun T workout person. My go to workout right now is Insanity Max 30 I love it. I am doing the Turbo Cycle, and was wondering if on the reward day is that whole day okay to kinda slack off or just one meal of that day?
I know not to go crazy. I have noticed I have more energy since eating steelcut oats in addition to my eggs in the morning, so I think I can do this.
I got at least 30lbs. Do you think with what I have told you Iam on the right track so far? But I may have a stupid question. All the pages keep recommending calories per day regardless of which carb cycle plan you do. But no where can I find the number carbs that should be consumed each day.
How many carbs per day is considered a low-carb day and how many carbs per day is considered a high carb day?
Thank you so much! Here are the recommended macro percentages for all of the carb cycles: Easy, Classic, Fit, and Turbo Cycles: You can to this! Wanted to leave my thanks here and let you guys know of my gratitude. In reading this blog and several other pages on the different cycles. Is this for everyone no matter how much weight they have to lose? Just wondering for I have around lbs to lose to get to my goal weight and I currently workout 5 days a week burning between calories depending on if it is lifting or cardio.
We wish you the best — you can do this! I just read this blog. From what I understand low carb days are meant for rest days or cardio days only. Please let me know!! I am a Crossfitter and I have tried numerous plans to try and cut weight and keep my strength paleo, macros, etc. I am just not sure which cycle would be best for me.
I crossfit days a week. Any insight would be great!! You might want to try the Extreme Cycle http: We wish you the best! Thanks for So Much motivation. I think I could way better on my fat loss if I found it before. Thank you team Powell. Day 1- Chest and back Back- 5 exercises 3 sets each, Chest- 4 exercises 3 to 4 sets each Day 2- Arms Biceps- 4 exercises 3 to 4 sets each and triceps- 4 exercises 3 to 4 sets each and minutes cardio Day 3- 30 minutes Cardio Day 4- Legs 7 exercises 3 to 4 sets each day 5- Shoulders 5 exercises 3 to 4 sets each.
Day 6- 30 minutes Cardio day 7- rest and cheat day. It looks like the strength training part of your program is awesome! If you can work up to 60 minutes on your cardio-only days, and add in more cardio on your strength days, that would definitely help move you closer to your goal.
What to do on low carb days? Do I do cardio and how many days to cardio following extream carb cycle. How much fat I can expect to loose in a week? How many hours to work out. Get links to both of these in this post: Chris and Heidi recommend up to an hour of cardio each of those days.
And your rate of fat loss depends on your current body composition and how well you stick to your nutrition and exercise program. Hope that helps — you can do this! Would carb cycling be something I should try? Ive talked to a few nutritionist, all of whom suggest eating more.
I get around 20kk steps a day and I tend to workout at least once a day. If eating steel cut oats and grains, even though they make me feel bloated and disgusting are the answer.. I just want to lose this last bit of weight.
Carb cycling could work for you, and everything you need to know and do is outlined for you in the program, and there are many food options. We have no doubt you can achieve your goal! Hi, Sorry to bug you again, is there any reason you suggest me to do the extreme over turbo? Just curious the major differences. As with many things, the more you do something, the better you get at doing it, hence, the Extreme Cycle. But you can have success with any of the cycles!
Can I do my 5 days intense heavy weight training while following this turbo cycle. If it does than which cycle is best for me. Since your body fat percentage is already in the healthy range, you might want to change things up a bit.
Many people in your situation have had great luck using the Extreme Cycle http: There is some great info in this post that could help too: However I noticed that when I cut out all carbs I gain a few pounds or dont lose but when I eat a balanced meal of protein carbs veggies I lose 5 pounds a week and that includes a not all that crazy of a cheat day.
I believe carb cycling might work for me. Im just lost as to which plan to follow. Chris and Heidi have had several clients with PCOS who have had success with carb cycling, but only after working with their healthcare teams. Do I need to eat 2 fist sized portions of fibrous green veggies every single meal on both high carb and low carb days? Juicing keep the fiber! Hello, I am starting carb cycling today and going with the Turbo. My question is calorie intake. Currently on my high carb day I am at As well as breastfeeding..
I am breast feeding, but I want to try and incorporate cycling to help with losing my baby weight. For women, we recommend calories on low carb days and calories on high carb days for the Easy, Classic, Turbo, and Fit Cycles. I have been trying to read and research about carb cycling. My macros are currently C. These are very general recommendations, so a macro coach can be very helpful in putting together a program that fits your body composition and goals. We wish you the best in losing those last 5 pounds!
Would a snack like a banana and peanut butter be off limits since it is a combo of carbs and fat instead of carbs and protein? I drink a protein powder after workouts 3 days a week. Would this be considered a morning snack and one of my meals? For cottage cheese, low fat is a great protein option. My name in Kelly, I have had a difficult time for about 10 years now to lose weight and keep it off. I have spent money at weight loss clinics just to come out losing the weight but putting it back on.
This past Monday I decided to start using the Turbo Cycle of this program. I just wanted to write to say that and to say I cannot wait for EWL to start again…the show is so motivational and I miss it a lot. I am a huge fan of you guys! I, of course, watch the show. But I work in a public library where your books pass by my desk regularly.
I finally decided to give this plan a try. As soon as I leave work, I get home to two small kiddos so my night is usually consumed when I unlock my front door. You know the feeling, ha! Thank you so much for the amazing blog and inspiration you give on a daily basis! Do you make sure you are working out on your reward day and high carb days?
I drink shakeology in the morning. I know it counts as a carb and a protein but only has calories. All together you are suppose to have of carbs and protein. Can I add a fruit to add the 80 calories? On low carb days I have Vega which is a very low carb protein shake but I am a big shakeology drinker.
Also I noticed that on low carb days woman are suppose to have calories all together but if you add up the calories per meal from the chart it equals Last but not least should we include calories from veggies and marinara sauce and deduct from somewhere else? My name is Ali. I am a wife, and a mother to the most amazing 5 littles some not so little anymore there has ever been!
I would make my video, see myself, and in pure disgust I would delete the video, shred the application and found comfort in more food. I never did find the courage to send one in.
About 6-ish years ago I bought Choose to Lose. I read it in one day and started my carb cyling journey with Chris. I struggled to stay relaxed and not stressed about what I was eating and everything I put in my mouth. I then began the awful habit of weighing every. This was and still is pure torture! I recently bought Choose More, Lose More read it again in just under a day. Since that fateful day we have been plugging along for the last 6 months trying to adjust to our new way of life.
What I have quickly come to realize is we have no one to rely on with his new medical needs. Both of our families have stated multiple times that they want nothing to do with it. Not only for our son, but the other 4 as well.
I want to LIVE my life with my family! I sure was hoping you both could help a sister and brother out! Thanks for these posts, it helps me try and put it all together. I just bought your book Extreme Transformation, should be here tomorrow! I was just curious as to which plan you think would be better for me. I Crossfit x per week. Exercise is built into each day Monday-Saturday, so you should be good to go! I am interested in doing the Turbo plan to lose these last, very stubborn 10 pounds.
I work out heavily with weights every time I to the gym, which is x per week. The Turbo plan consists of 2 low carb days to 1 high carb day. Do you think I will still lose fat, while increasing muscle mass on this plan? Or you might want to try the Extreme Cycle, which has 4 high carb days in a row: Thank you for this! I have done low-carb regiments in the past but they have left with me with not enough energy for my daily physical demands i work full-time in an office during the day and dance 5 times a week, 1.
I have two questions: I wake up at 7am and eat fairly immediately. And then eat every 3 hours from there 10am, 1pm, 4pm, 7pm. My dance classes are 8pm What would you recommend I do? I am still in the process of reading choose more, lose more. In the first place I would like to thank you for bringing and explaining us this awesome way of how to loose unwanted fat, without starving or cutting off any significant food.
Hence why I have perhaps a dumb question …. And please congratulate your mom on her weight loss! I track all of my food on MyFitnessPal. That really depends on your goals, since those numbers can be different for each person. This will give you the correct number of grams of each macro to aim for for the day. I was wondering if Keto Diet and Turbo cycle is pretty much the same? Which burns fat the fastest? We do know that many, many people have had great results following the Turbo Cycle, so give it a try!
I have been doing the Turbo Cycle for a while now and lost 36kgs but it has stopped.. I have stopped at kg I think. What should I do? Have you been doing the Slingshot Week every 4th week? If so, try a different cycle for a few weeks to get your body out of its routine. And congratulations on losing 36 kgs! I was just wondering if carb cycling is suggested for prediabetics or people that have issues with blood sugar. I am not quite a diabetic but I have been looking for a new lifestyle that would help me lose weight and prevent diabetes and potentially reverse my prediabetics.
I was thinking about doing the turbo program but I wanted to make sure it was something that would still be recommended for someone with my condition.
I am 51 years old and have been working out with a trainer for about a year. I have lost 40 over the course of a year and a half. I have seemed to hit a plateau, the last few months. I was wondering if you think the carb cycling would work for me? I was looking at the turbo. As you probably know after 50 it becomes really hard to lose weight. I am very frustrated and am at the point of giving up, I would like to get down to at least I would love to know your thoughts.
Carb cycling could definitely work for you, so go for it! Can you do turbo carb cycling while lifting heavy at the gym 4 days a week? The day off should I go completely low? Also should we leave the macro calculator and following the portion guideline set out in the book? I tried to change my work out and vary the meals , but can not get over the plateau effect.
I used immediately the turbo , for all three cycles ; what do you think the best course for a change? Are you doing the Slingshot Week every 4th week?
And you can change cycles at any time, so that might be an option for you too for a few weeks. If we are counting macros on this program why then do we go by the portion size guide?
And according to the macro calculator Heid posted says I should be in taking more calories than the recommended I hear amazing things about cycling and want to try but have a question.
I occasionally go out after work with coworkers and we will have wine or margaritas. There are some vegatarian options, and you can always substitute vegetarian options for many of the meat-based options in the recipes. And you can also put your own meals together — check out the chart in this post: Hello — I bought the book Choose to Loose and have been following the turbo cycle.
I am getting into my groove in week 2… I realize you promote portion sizing with general guidelines to stay around calories for LC days and for HC days for women. Being a numbers person, I am pretty tied to the numbers and also the macros to try to maximize my results.
So sorry to hear about this! We hope you recover quickly! I usually fast before these 5am workouts, is this okay to eat my first meal after I workout at 6am…. Learn more about maintenance in this post: This is a praise report and a big thank you to team Powell and support team! Gather all the turbo cycle information and what I needed to do to make that big change.
Original weight , now and and not stopping! The best part of sticking with it and accomplishing your goals is the way you feel mentally I think. We are on this journey at the same time. Continued blessings to your health journey. I have been doing turbo cycle for about months and the results are amazing.
However, since you dont mention it, I will ask. Is this the best cycle for losing overall body fat, or is the Extreme Cycle better? Tell me if Turbo Cycle is the optimal way to lose the stubborn fat on my body and will shed the extra pounds on my lower portion of stomach and obliques.
I am doing this 3 weeks and then pause 1 week then continue again. The goal is 85kg currently down from And I am doing intervals after training AND circuit training, so this is something I take very seriously.
My question is on the meal prep. With that I got an attached PDF file with all the different acceptable foods broken out into calorie portions. However, if i use the Hand Measurements vs. Which one should I go off of, the hand portions or cooking measurements? Also, on the Turbo cycle, can i just stick to the 2 fist fulls of veggies on the 3rd lunch meal and 5th dinner meal? Follow those portion guides, and you should be good to go! Had a few questions regarding the turbo cycle.
Also can you spread your extra calories though out the day as well? Should there be a certain amount of carbs I should stay in between too? On your reward day, you can eat anything you want up to an extra calories for a total of calories.
I have a question can you switch every week or every 2 weeks your carb cycling plan? Turbo Cycle Week two: Extreme Cycle Week three: Classic Cycle Week four: Easy Cycle Week five: For example, on today low carb , I ate oatmeal and turkey bacon, and for my second meal, I ate a kale salad with tomato, grilled chicken, and red pepper, with olive oil and pepper. Here are some healthy fat options for carb cycling: Any advise you can give would be appreciated. It might be a good idea to discuss this program with your healthcare team and then follow their recommendations as far as serving sizes are concerned.
Does the calorie for HC day is higher and low calorie during LC day? Lastly, how many calorie can i consumed during reward day so that it will not sabotage my whole week diet?? On the Turbo Cycle, women eat calories on low-carb days and calories on high-carb days, and men eat calories on low-carb days and calories on high-carb days.
For your reward day you can eat an extra calories over your high-carb day allotment. Hi team , I would like to know how a vegan and vegetarian can follow your weight loss program. I really wanna buy your book and follow but always stop my self only because I am vegerterian so m not sure if I will find meal suggestions for my self or not. Yes, there are some vegetarian options on the program, and you can usually substitute vegetarian protein options for meat-based options in the recipes.
Hi…I have just bought and finished reading the book and I plan to begin the Turbo Cycle on Sunday this is because I want Saturday to be my free day. I work night shift 2 days per week, from 7pm to 7am. A typical schedule looks like this for me:. So, you see, I am having a hard time figuring out how to space my meals and when to eat…on Mondays my day is broken up into 2 different sections: On Tuesdays I am okay I think because I sleep for just one period during the day and then I am awake for about hours at night, so I can spread my meals out over that time.
Also, I have no idea when to switch from the low carb to high carb days…do I switch at midnight during an awake cycle? Or do I switch when I wake up after my longest sleep? There are tons of nurses and other shift workers out there that need to lose weight and that are confused by this…thanks so much for helping my create a routine that will work with my schedule.
I hope this helps — just do your best! Hi team Powell, thank you for the response. This morning Tuesday I finally dropped another 3 lbs, that would be 15 lbs in 5 weeks. My question is, should I reset my schedule starting Thursday back to low carb for 2 days then continue the week of as normal turbo cycle or, should continue the rest of this week doing high carb and reward day and start fresh on Monday?
I really want fast results but in a healthy responsible way, I really want to see results. My family just booked a cruise in September and is really important to me to do my best, But I have no clue what is unrealistic. This is so exciting! Whether or not you begin the Turbo Cycle now or on Monday depends on when you want your Reward Day to be. Hi team Powell, I have been on the turbo plan for about a month now, at first the weight was flying off and lost 10 lbs really fast.
I am pretty active, I go to the gym every morning hours then stay busy with activities with my kids. Could I be making a mistake or is metabolism slowing down?
Any suggestions are appreciated, thank you! Your rate of weight loss can be different based on how many pounds you have to lose. The less weight you have to lose, the slower your rate of weight loss will be.
Did you do the Slingshot Week? Are you doing the weekly Reward Day? For veggies, they are optional with high-carb meals. I only have the latest book by Chris and Heidi. Can I use the recipes for breakfast, high carb and low carb meals in that book to apply to this cycle? Or do adjustments need to be made? If so what are the adjustments? Do I still weigh myself on the reset day or the morning of the last low carb day of the week aka Saturday?
Also should I do the slingshot every four weeks still? High carb day slingshot or slingshot with double the carb portions as in the latest book? One last question, is the last meal of my day always low carb when doing the turbo cycle? Or do high carb days end with a high carb meal with the turbo cycle? Just thought of another question. In the Extreme Transformation book, there is a list of the allotted calories for breakfast, high carb and low carb meals.
Can I use those allotments for the meals while doing the turbo cycle? Sorry for all the questions. The calorie recommendations are a bit different for the Turbo Cycle, so aim for these macro percentages: Are you able to tell me the calorie amount for protein, carbs and fat for breakfast, low and high carb for the turbo cycle meals?
I just found the chart with the calorie amounts to make your own meals in the extreme transformation book easier to follow. Really confused with the differences in all the books. I assumed when I finished the first 21 days from the Extreme cycle that I could drop into Turbo cycle by just swapping out two high carb for low carb days as it says in the extreme book. Hope that helps, and please let me know if you have any further questions.
Thanks for answering my questions, sorry for the confusion. I like to make sure I am doing things right. Been enjoying the recipes and have found this plan great so far! Meant to say Saturday is the morning after my last low carb day of the week.
Thank you in advance!! This Turbo Cycle does follow a two low-carb days in a row plan, so that might be a good place to start.
I am doing the turbo cycle looking to lose 30 pounds then tone and lose the last 10 pounds using a different carb cycle. I have a question about the macros, I use a food tracking app and it shows that I am always going over 35g of carbs on my low days, which is the amount I read in another article I should eat.
I have been doing the plan strickt and I am still getting about grams on my low days. Or is the other article I read way underestimating the amount I should be eating?
Sounds like you have some great goals! Here are some percentages you can shoot for when planning your meals: I apologize if this has been asked already, but I was wondering if you have a plan for vegans? I really want to do the Turbo cycle, but most vegan proteins are also fats or carbs. Do you have any suggestions? There are some vegan options in carb cycling for proteins: Soy protein sources such as tofu and tempeh, and other vegetarian protein options such as hemp, bean, and pea protein.
You can find it here: And Chris and Heidi are working on a new app that will be announced in the next few months. On the Turbo Cycle, women eat calories on low-carb days and calories on high-carb days. Starting day 1 of low carb day.. I typically dont count calories, however when i do I aim for the calories. I have preplanned my meals and have already tracked them and before adding in my dinner for the day, I only have 93 calories remaining to hit obviously after dinner, I will for sure be over calories; should I be concerned over this-i have portioned everything out?
Here are some macro percentages you can aim for that can be a double check for your calorie counts: Desperately needing to lose weight. You can choose any of the cycles, but I would start with the Extreme Cycle http: And you can change cycles at any time also. Hello, I have 2 questions.
Say I cheat on a not cheat day, and am over in calories and my macros are all messed up. I am wondering if you say eat every 3 hours, but if I do that I will be over on calories. When you have a rough day, just do the best you can to stick to the plan and begin again tomorrow.
My husband told me I was not going to buy your book Choose to lose. Boy was he wrong not only did I buy it, I read it and tried it. I lost 35 lbs and 4 year later I am still down the 35 lbx. I go to the gym 2 x a week and walk 4 days. I also work out at home with videos and in the garden. I am going to try the next step to lose the other 20 lbs.
Congratulations on not only losing 35 pounds, but on keeping it off for 4 years! I am so excited. I had a question about breakfast. Can I have a hard boiled egg with a carb as opposed to just egg whites? Yes, you can have a whole egg as your protein serving with a carb and a fat for breakfast. Then after the 2nd week, things started changing. And then I stepped on the scale…I was finally losing weight again!
Next thing I knew after a year after ordering Slim in 6 I was lbs! Then my life went upside down. I ended up getting a divorce my husband was insanely abusive and things got to the point I feared for my life. I was a single mother of 2 children with no job and my ex husband quit his job and abandoned us. I had to cancel my shakeology…I was pretty devastated…a couple months later my hair started breaking off again…my face started breaking out.
I turned to coffee as it was cheap…but it was short term energy. I was able to maintain my weight but it was a constant struggle.
Eventually I re-married and 18 months ago we welcomed our baby into this world. Unfortunately with being pregnant came the weight gain. I found myself at lbs after having our baby. I quit my job so I could nurse him and be there for him.
Unfortunately with nursing I was hangry all the time and I ate and ate and within a year after having my son I was lbs!!! I knew I had to do something before I lost control again and got to lbs again. Since I quit my job I knew Shakeology was out of the question so I googled for shakes that were similar but cheaper.
So I bought another tub of Vega One…sure it had less vitamins, antioxidants than shakeology but it had lots of protein and fiber…it just had to work…. I have so much energy now. My skin has completely cleared up…my hair is healthy and shiny again. I have regular bowl movements again. They are going to drink shakeology, workout to beachbody on demand and they are going to get healthy! I tried to find a Shakeology Slim product and only saw comparisons with SlimFast.
I think I mentioned in the article that there are lot of community things such as SparkPeople. If you want to save lives, why not become a certified trainer. Not a word of it is verifiable and there is no plausible reason to think that Snakeology was responsible for even an ounce of weight loss which instead can be attributed solely to a combination of increased exercise and decreased caloric intake.
Especially when that advice is to overpay for moronic pyramid scheme shakes. If anything it seems to have blunted your ability to to distinguish a scam from a legitimate business.
Relying on shakes to maintain weight loss is idiotic. It is unhealthy and unsustainable. Learning to eat a proper well balanced diet of nutritious whole foods, along with regular exercise, is the way to go. Drinking synthetic garbage out of a bag or a can is for rubes and desperadoes.
And MLM is the bailiwick of fools. I think a precursor to P90X? You know, I think the ingredients in Shakeology are decent and some of the flavors taste pretty good. I like smoothies, and have them for breakfast a few times a week. So I have no problem forking out money for protein powder.
And that is what makes it overpriced. You become a coach. No need to buy shakeo. Why on earth would anyone want to be a part of that? I have access to all of the programs that they have ever released, and really enjoy them — yoga, pilates, day fix, P90X. A lot of variety, and having it at home or on vacation really works with my lifestyle.
FT working mom with kids. You can find similar workouts online for free, sure — but typically they come with ads, not all of them are high quality. I compare it to gym memberships which I have , personal trainers which I also have , and other online exercise streaming services. You seem to have a bone to pick, which is causing you to be not exactly objective. I started drinking it, and did for a year right when I had a very young toddler. I was sick constantly for the year prior. It was pretty glorious.
I try to be objective and all… I went through all the pros and cons when I chose the YMCA, for example, because I wanted a pool and the benefits of the pool, childcare, discounted summer camps, swim lessons, and family swim times outweighed the cost concerns. My experience with BB workouts goes back to P90X, which I got for Christmas one year when my husband was traveling a lot and I had a small child. I like the ones that I have now. But mainly I have acquaintances who were into BB and wine delivery services.
So you could sell one person a different program every year. I figure it has to peter out at some point, and will be mostly a streaming service for exercise videos. I know several coaches who earn free vacations from BB. So for fun, I googled a bit and looked at what it took to earn that. It was something on the order of getting 2 new customers every month for a full year. I kind of remember seeing photos from someone I know on FB. In order to get plane tix for them and their family x4, they had to fly in earlier and later than when the cruise left, and then had to pay for a hotel for a few nights here and there.
I compare it to gym memberships which I have , personal trainers which I also have , and other online exercise streaming services…. But more important is the ethical aspect, which you seem to be glossing over.
The only areas in which we seem to disagree are the value of the videos relative to alternatives, and the ethical responsibility to not support companies that act as shells for pyramid schemes involving products of dubious value.
You have made the same claim twice now — i. In the second telling of the story you added the embellishment about having been constantly sick the year prior. So are you know going to pull a and argue that it was not your intention to make such a suggestion?
Do you in fact believe what commonsense would dictate; i. I certainly hope so. Someone would have to be quite a rube to think that these shakes prevent illness in any way, shape, or form.
I like them, they are high quality workouts. I started with DVDs on the other workouts, and they are working for me. WHY would I even want a streaming service when I already have a gym membership and a trainer?
Well, first off, I have a full time job and kids — I mentioned that right? So, I get two mornings a week to work out, plus 1 or 2 weekend days. You know, because the husband and I take turns, because CPS frowns on leaving your young kids home alone. This means if I want to work out every day, and I do, that I need to be able to do it in my house. That training group is 3x a week. Those are my 3 days a week to work out outside of the home. On the remaining days, I work out at home at 5: And I probably have a dusty old Tae Bo video too.
I like the workouts so I use them. If anyone asks my opinion of the company and the workouts, I tell them. I like the workouts, they are great. Before I had kids I never worked out at home. My kids are big enough vectors for that. Working full time with young children and infants really really sucks.
With kid 1, I was sick for 5 straight months when he was a baby. From November 1 to March 31, I was healthy for a total of about 30 days. But then it grew in size. So the second year, when there were 3 more kids in the daycare, it was brutal. He brought home everything. I was sick a LOT, but at least not for 5 straight months. That was the year I got bronchitis and was sick, down and out for a full month. For a full year!
It may have been a complete coincidence. Who knows, who cares. For me, it was worth giving it a try. I liked how I felt, and I continued on it for a full year. I get a good value from the workouts, considering a full half of the workouts that I do in a year have to be done at home.
For your edification, and to hopefully put an end to your protests, here is the Oxford definition:. Is that clear now? As to who cares, I do. There is no justification for wanting to be part of this particular community of scam artists and simpletons. So it IS considered a meal replacement. The ingredients cause a lot of gastric issues, including bloating and flatulence.
Typically if your body has a reaction like that too food or pseudo-food, it is telling you NOT to eat it. There are better meal replacements out there. But instead of a meal replacement how about eating clean, wholesome food and more plant based food??? THAT is a hell of a lot less expensive than Shakeology.
Hair falls out because of rapid weight loss, stress, surgery, medication, childbirth and much more. Not because you drink Shakeology and then stop. Go ahead, become a coach! I did for 7. What a mistake, in general. I did get in the best shape of my life and I am paying for it with osteoarthritis And borderline osteoporosis.
And I was already in good shape. The workouts can be dangerous to your joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles. There are plenty of things on the market to drink as a meal replacement.
BUT Meal replacement shakes are not real, whole food. The weight you took off will come back, I promise you. You will get tired, sore, bored, busy and stop following TBB. You have had success and you attribute it to TBB.
Give yourself more credit! But I can see a brainwash a mile away. There are many workout programs that work on this exact model that are a lot healthier and a lot less expensive. They do what they are told by the company to stay a part of this nearly billion dollar MLM.
And owner Carl Daikeler will say anything to get you on board. You will disappear at the Coach Summit, you will be ignored at the Saturday events, you will need to spend A fortune to get on one of their success cruises.
You will alienate friends and family. Become a REAL personal trainer, coach or fitness professional instead. Start your own health and fitness business.
It will cost you a lot less. Use what you have learned and experienced to help others with instead of making TBB rich. Everything you said is the truth. But not before they go thru ur friend list and try to scam them. I gained my weight bk and then some. Ii have mamy medical issues now as well that I did not have before BB.
Thos is a horrible company and they do NOT care about you or your health. Ronnie and Katie, your words ring true to me. MLM is the pits; so are overpriced snakeoil meal replacement shakes. So thrilled to see people not falling for these MLM scams. Or listening to those who did and got out! I fell victim because I was very vulnerable when they started pursuing me. We all need to speak out about companies like this. We need more people like you and Ethan Vanderbilt who are willing to go out on a limb.
These companies are dangerous to our emotional and physical health and our wallet. The chocolate flavor is my favorite. No one is hounding us to buy the product, I was never contacted by a coach either. I found it and made the decision to try it all by myself.
We buy it because it tastes great and can easily be a meal replacement. Add more calories to it, duh. You talk like the only way to make it is with plain water and nothing else. Mixing a smoothie with those cheaper ingredients is more of a hassle than scooping powder into a blender. It takes me less than 30 seconds. As I pointed out in the article the interviewer and interviewee both seem to agree that it tastes horrible.
The interviewee even makes significant money selling the stuff. Of course you can add more stuff to it, but that means spending more money. If you listened to the interview that I quoted it was mentioned that people add stuff to it. Heck, I wish I was making money like some of those coaches! They are kicking ass and helping people not die of obesity. Second, MLM harms consumers as illustrated by this fable.
No one really cares about my particular taste buds anyway. I have read some of your other posts about different MLM companies. Think about how many people you have scared away from these businesses. So you are an unbiased person who just simply likes the taste of Shakeology. However, you not only read all of this article and the related hundreds of comments on the product that you like… but you also went and read my OTHER articles on MLM companies.
What about Peter Vander Nat. Your arguments sound like they come from the scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz. Why do I find this hard to believe? Shakeology is one of the hardest products to find, if you are looking for a meal replacement shake, and usually when someone tries so hard to deny they were influenced by a MLMer, they usually were.
You either found it because of a MLM friend, or through the workout discs because they have commercials after every workout for the stuff. Or, you could take out the Shakeology and just use the other ingredients? Also, I agree with LM, if you are into making smoothies, it is probably going to take you the same time as making a shake and it is not a hassle.
How hard is it to get some frozen berries and juice at the store while you are shopping for your other groceries? That point is terrible.
Where is the logic with this statement? So, you know the terminology they use for the MLM reps, you are taking the hardest to find and most expensive shakes, and you are jealous of their success. Sounds like we have a brand new MLMer on our hands that is disgruntled because a prospect found this website. There is no scientific evidence to prove this is true, and in fact most clinical findings have argued the exact opposite effect.
People have short-term success, they plateau, they give up, and then they gain more weight than when they started.
This has been transposed to fit every MLMers needs to justify why they are somehow different or better than the rest. MLMers love to misuse the term bias, because it sounds so much better than calling the reviewer a jerk for not liking the product, service, or company.
Why would that matter, and would that change your comment if LM liked the shakes, but still wrote that MLM is wrong and the company is bad? Of course not, this is just a stupid distraction technique to digress from the premise of the article, which is, MLM is not a viable business opportunity.
Oh, and how presumptuous to assume that anti-MLM bloggers sit around and get joy from this. LM has paid heavy prices for writing these articles and has done a great service for consumers.
Who are you kidding? You are clearly a MLM shill. Adoring you right now. Jessica is spouting the rhetoric of a coach. This is how they try to convince people how good TBB is. When actually they are actively recruiting coaches. I am so glad I got out of the clutches of TBB. She is either a BB coach or customer. And these so called successful coaches are full of shit. And Geoff ur correct I lost a lot of weight and inches in 90days then plateaued got angry stopped and gained everything bk n then some.
Beachbody sells itself very well with the workouts. They use social media like the bible sorry Jesus and advertising is very big on the TV. Of course it is. Go to a car dealership or my favorite place is the mall where all those center aisle sales people try to grab you….
You might be better off going to a casino to gamble the money and see if you can take home more than you can lose. I promise you, everyone who is a coach understands what they are getting into and that it is an MLM, as Beachbody is extremely forthcoming.
This article is a few years old now. Policies may have changed since the article was written. The Club membership fee is listed on what I believe is the official BeachBody website: I believe and intended to say that coaches may purchase product as part of a requirement to qualify for compensation payments, which the FTC seems to say should not happen.
Again, if you can supply the exact quote, it would be easier for me to fix. Discount coaches are discussed in extensive length in the previous comments.
It is my understanding that MLM companies are encouraged by the FTC to separate coaches who are involved for the business opportunity and preferred customers who are looking for a discount on products. This FTC document covers that in better detail. The reason I wrote this article was in response to a top distributor who was using Facebook ads to recruit a downline.
Hopefully, those FTC citations are reliable enough sources for you. Also we were told to go thru our friends friend list and and sell to them. The whole thing is a pyramid. Yes the shakes taste good but only if u add almond milk a fruit and ice in a blender. Just using water and shaking it in the cup is gross. Idk one BB coach that drinks it wo adding to it and blending. The only thing good about bb is the workouts. Almond milk with a fruit and ice in a blender tastes good without the need to add anything to it.
Reminds me of those old cereal commercials: These products are antithetical to health. Said like a truly indoctrinated TBB coach. TBB drilled home how Many contacts to make a day. Coaches are seduced and then duped with pseudo health propaganda.
Vogel I was only saying that in response to schmucks comment that everything lazy man n others said about shako is a lie LOL. Shuck said the shakes tasre great w nothing but water, that is the lie. And everything schuck said is an actual lie. BB is a huge scam and if u have thyroid problems this so called super shake is actually bad for you bc of all the carbs in it.
I was a sucker and fell for the bb scam. I was on Shakeo for over a year while I was involved with a coach. But it was much better with a banana, some peanut butter and milk.
I soon realized that I lost weight because I was being more active and I felt better because I was actually intaking something in the mornings instead of skipping breakfast as I normally did. And I realized I could replace the Shakeo smoothie with something very similar for far less money and not have to deal with the sales pressure and pseudo-Religious carnival atmosphere of the meetings. What do people expect, honestly?! It makes me laugh a little. It separates, is gritty and undrinkable.
I drink it just with water — no add-ins. Shakeology is sooo expensive, but its the only shake I can stomach the vegan versions. To each their own on the flavor, I guess. My hair and nails grow no matter what I do. It appears that there are 1 million vegan people in the US. So then we are left looking at what percentage of the , really would want Shakeology.
So what percentage of those people are going to want to overpay vs. Vega One or other examples in this article? Actually that one million number cited above is a little old. I drank the shakes most days, I liked the taste, I think it helped keep weight off, felt pretty good after drinking them. So Yay for regularity. I think the workouts are good, On-Demand is a decent deal.
And I would buy Shakeo in a store at half the price in a heartbeat. Bruce do you have any idea if the ingredients are for real? All these amazing super foods from around the world? Man I wish I got them for free lol…. I was a coach for a few yrs n realized it was a scam. Yes, the ingredients are all real, many of them sourced from South America, and are very expensive to source and mass produce. Keeping up with the demand has been challenging.
I think there is complete info on the the ingredients but not their origin on the website. And that there are over 60 ingredients? No wonder people are regular.
Nothing justifies the exorbitant price tag — even the organic Madagascar Vanilla — that they claimed they could only use because they would not put anything non-organic or natural in their shakes. Actually true, believe it or not. There are also some probiotic ingredients which account for some people having GI reactions — I knew a couple of people that wanted to use it but it was not compatible with their digestive systems.
It IS an expensive product to produce. Whether or not you feel its worth it is up to you. There more information here: Experts say superfoods may be a super scam.
Whether or not that justifies the price is another question…. Another hype and money maker. I would love to see TBB put out of business. A lot of the plyometric exercise and high weights are dangerous and can cause more harm than good. There is so much wrong with what they purport to be healthy, it is astonishing. Although HIIT does work, it also can be dangerous. You have desperate overweight people, single mothers, aging people, who will try just about anything to look better.
Clean eating and sensible exercise is the only way to lose the weight, keep it off and not injure yourself. Yes, it is all marketing — BB is at its core a marketing company. I do think the workouts, if followed, do work, no question — I have seen the results in my former co-workers first hand.
But they are not for everyone. What BB has been successful at is figuring out how to keep people motivated and on track, and making that part of their business model. I agree with RonnieB: People here are looking for a quick fix, a magic solution.
How does the rest of the industrialized world do it? I was in Tokyo a few years ago, and walking around I did not see a single gym.
I also saw maybe a couple of people that could be considered obese, a handful more that were overweight, and absolutely no one who would be considered morbidly obese.
Everyone else looked pretty trim and healthy, no matter their age. They claim the reason it is so high is that they source the ingredients from around the world. And I quote from the Shakeology. Or so they say. Either way, it is a lose, lose situation. The workouts DO work. I was in the best shape of my life.
But it took so much hard work on MY part. I had to be motivated and I think there are many programs I could have accomplished this with. And shakes and diets and recipes.
The thing is that programs like Insanity are SO hard on your joints and even yoga — which they push with a vengeance — when it became popular as a miracle workout, is VERY hard on the joints. Trust me, anyone who was my age when I started — 49 — now is probably suffering physically and monetarily after buying all the workouts and doing them.
Here it is from the website. Again there is a lot of pseudo-science in this:. Muscles, bones, skin, internal organs—and much more—are all made of amino acids. This blend is formulated with a variety of quality protein sources. Free radicals are generated by oxidation reactions. Unfortunately, a number of 21st century issues, including lousy diet and stress, can promote free radicals, causing an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidant levels.
Consuming antioxidants helps bring balance back, therefore helping to fight free radical damage and helping support a healthy immune system.
Vitamins A, C, and E are known antioxidants. Also, key superfoods in Shakeology have been specifically selected for their antioxidant properties. Phytonutrients are substances distinct to plants that also happen to benefit the animals that eat them including us. While we still recommend you eat your veggies, this Shakeology blend will give you a phytonutrient leg up. Adaptogens are just what they sound like: Your intestines are loaded with bacteria—and much of it is hugely beneficial in a number of ways, including helping properly break down food and creating important nutrients like short-chain fatty acids.
Probiotics such as Bacillus coagulans are digestible forms of these beneficial bacteria. Prebiotics, including yacon root and chicory root, act as food for these important little critters. Consuming a combination of the two can help support the biome in your belly, therefore supporting a healthy digestive system. Enzymes are catalysts that facilitate chemical reactions. Digestive enzymes, in particular, break down the food you eat, therefore helping with nutrient absorption. Amylase, for example, breaks down carbohydrates.
Lactase breaks down dairy. This was so in depth. I found it by trying to look up the shakeology ingredients. I once used a sample size of shakeology. I seriously hate when people who are into fitness are so into shakes.
But seriously, why does anyone think a meal replacement shake is a good idea for the long term? It just happened to be the cheapest and healthiest of the dairy free proteins at my local grocery store. The thing lasts me forever because I actually prefer to EAT my calories, rather than drink them.
I have been so annoyed lately because I am a beach body customer. I love their workouts and have even gotten certified to teach a couple of their formats. However, I am constantly being asked to become a coach. Now that I am certified to teach, I am annoyed with their proteam membership, too. It used to be that you would get an actual dvd and music cd to put onto whatever device.
Now, you get a digital download. I teach another exercise format and it is so much cheaper! Nice article about Shakeology.
There are all types of great exercise options out there. Exercise videos are just a fraction and they have been around for decades. I wish you could see my standing ovation after reading this. Have really loved the shakes, I used vegan so not to get the bloating the workouts and especially the accountability.
It hard to believe that a shake this good for you taste so good! Hello Helene, We always recommend a balanced nutrition approach when using any shake. Three shakes a day is great and will curb cravings but also mix in some fruit, nuts, vegetables, etc.. Get down to and maintain your desirable body weight Reduce your total fat intake, particularly your intake of saturated fats and trans fats Ensure adequate intake of mono- and certain poly-unsaturated fats Reduce your intake of foods high in cholesterol Increase your fibre intake Use sugar and foods high in simple carbohydrates in moderation Use less salt Eat a variety of foods Drink alcohol only in moderation and regularly rather than in binges Drink enough water or other fluids throughout the day let thirst be your guide — remember that drinking too much water can actually be dangerous.
I am about to purchase my Shakes, have read wonderful reviews. Wondering, I am not on the heavy side at all. I just want to flatten my midsection and stay in shape. What would you recommend? I have to update because I just went to the website. All in all a great product in my quest to lose wt. I have use many protein drinks,this is definitely one of the better tasting. I mix it with unsweetned almond milk or unsweetened coconut milk and I either mix it alone or with yogurt and or fruit. Hi Roberto, Most folks like to have a shake in the morning and shake in the afternoon, this is best for maximizing results and jumpstarting your metabolism.
Hi Shannon, used to be sold via Amazon. Ok I must agree the shake really taste great and it does keep me full for several hours. I have been using this product twice a day for 4 weeks. I have included rigorous exercise 5 days a week whereas before I was doing none. I cut out bread, and drink water in ouncse for half my weight. And I have not seen any difference in my weight. Its still exactly the same. Am I the only one? Should I give it more time? I just borrowed some from my friend before I went out and bought some of my own and I love it!
So far it has curbed my appetite but its only first day! I am very picky about taste. I am in love with ! A little ice, a tablespoon of cocoa powder, a little almond flavoring, a little peanut butter and almond milk.
Thank you for making such a great product for someone as picky as me. Day 3 As adverstised. I will keep you posted as to how affective it is to my weight loss as the weeks progress. However if you have serious issues with lactose you may want to consider a plant based shake pea, rice, hemp, etc ….
Hi Carol, Although results vary from most of these shakes real all natural ingredients make a huge difference in your weight loss efforts. Hi Josh, Diet and exercise are always the cornerstone to healthy long term weight loss. Meal replacement shakes can make the task much easier. Thats a big deal. With proper diet and exercise this is very realistic.
The proper meal replacement shake twice a day can make your efforts much easier as they reduce your caloric intake and many can suppress your hunger at the same time. Hello Rhonda, Soy lecithin is very different that soy protein.
Again very different than soy protein which is often the core of most shakes. Hi Laurie, We have many customers who tell us they are diabetics and use Shake! I need to know actual nutritional facts before I buy this!
I have tried all kinds of stuff just to loose 10 lbs. Fat Metabolizer, Garcinia Cambogia, you name it. So, I am going to try the Diet shake next week, since my co-worker said he has lost 21 lbs in a month.