SHAKEOLOGY VS. SLIMFAST (BY FELLOW COACH TOM BIRKENMEYER)

This is an opinionated article on a comparison between Shakeology and Slim Fast but first let me give my well founded opinions some context with some factual information. Refer to the image below then continue reading. The comparison is Sick in my opinion. Here is why… Slimfast uses synthetic chemically manufactured ingredients that is harmful to the body and it costs more in absolute dollars than shakeology does. Shakeology is a Health shake / Weight Loss shake that contains 70 plus whole food ingredients carefully extracted from the earth to preserve all nutrient density. If you drink Shakeology you’re literally getting more health for less money. Now that we’ve got Absolute Dollars out of the way lets talk value. Even if Shakeology were to cost more than slim fast in absolute dollars, if you’re health and living a good life has any importance to you, Shakeology wins. The comparison is Sick. Slim fast has more calories than Shakeology but that’s not even the important thing. The important thing is the quality of those calories. Slim fast is overly processed thereby severely degrading the biological value and density of those nutrients. In other words, you’re not ready feeding your body because the calories in Slim Fast are largely empty. Shakeology is as nutrient dense as it can get. All 70 plus whole food ingredients are carefully extracted from the earth with as little processing as possible to maintain a 100% bio availability to the body. Translation: The calories in Shakeolgoy are so dense with highly biologically available nutrients that most people feel satisfied for 3 – 4 hours with just 70 calories of Shakeology. The reason Slim Fast, or a thousand calorie fast food value meal, doesnt fill us up is because the calories are absent of nutrients so the body is still saying “FEED ME” even after a whopping 1,000 calories! Lets talk nutrient partitioning which signals the body on how to shuttle nutrients to and from fat stores and muscle! For every 2.5 grams of carbs in Slim Fast there is only 1 gram of protein without an exercise plan in place. If you eat the majority of your higher carb meals close to training, you selectively partition nutrients towards muscle and away from fat. If you eat the majority of your higher carb meals without being close to your physical training session (or any exercise in your life), you selectively partition nutrients toward fat and away from muscle. Shakeology has 1 gram of carb per 1 gram of protein. Add to that, shakeology uses yacon root as its main sweetener. Yacon root comes from the earth and has a low glycemic affect; making shakeology VERY diabetic and blood sugar friendly. What this means is that you may loose weight using slim fast but without a comprehensive approach to Healthy weight loss you’re going to loose too much weight from muscle, destroying your metabolism along with your ability to manage your weight (hello yo yo dieters RAPIDLY p