ONE thing that I have learned is that MARKETING COMPANIES are ON TO YOU!!! They know that most of us (who are trying to be health conscious) flip over the product and take a quick glance at 3-4 things (Calories, Carbs, Protein... and of course, COST)
So, they do whatever it takes to make their product LOW CAL, LOW-CARB, RICH in PROTEIN and try to do so at a LOW COST, so that YOU will buy it... What that USUALLY means is that they have to ADD artificial sweeteners like SUCRALOSE for taste and that "SUGAR-FREE" label (which by the way are PROVEN to make you gain weight by stimulating your appetite, increasing cravings and stimulating FAT storage) and/or SUBTRACT the actual NUTRITIONAL VALUE (so that they can keep COSTS down and make a profit!)
But here is the thing... Your body NEEDS NUTRIENTS (Vitamins, minerals, amino acids, phytonutrients, etc) in order to function as the well oiled machine it was designed to be... and while LOW-CAL may keep you SKINNY... It most definitely, alone, is not going to be what keeps you HEALTHY.
...and I am not just talking healthy like you won't get type-two diabetes or cancer... I KNOW most people aren't all that worried about that right now... But let me ask you this:
Do you wake up feeling RESTED?
Do you have SUSTAINED ENERGY throughout the day WITHOUT coffee or Red Bull?
Do you have CLEAR FOCUS while at work?
Are you constantly battling CRAVINGS?
Do you tend to get sick often?
Oh, and are you "REGULAR?" (you know what I mean)
ALL of these things are linked to your HEALTH and the kind of nutritional choices you are making...
So, yea... I believe in SHAKEOLOGY and I've drank it nearly EVERY day for the past 2 years...and YES, I am aware their are lower cost, lower cal, lower carb options out there! But when you KNOW BETTER... You DO BETTER!!! Dig a little deeper and I think you'll see, you always GET what you PAY for!