In this segment of “Shakeology vs.” we will explore the comparison between Shakeology and the well known Slim Fast. They are both advertised as the same type of product, they are both meal replacement shakes. This means that you are supposed to be able to substitute them both as one of your meals and get everything you need for that meal in the shake. HOWEVER, does this really work? Let’s go exploring…
The first BIG difference between the two are the ingredients used in creating the different shakes. The first (of MANY) differences is in the sweetener. Slim Fast contains artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, sucralose (Splenda), and acesulfame potassium. These sweeteners are actually sweeter than sugar and give a high spike in insulin to the body (also detrimental to diabetics). This spike in sugar (energy) causes the body to store it as fat. It also inhibits the body of “feeling full”, leading to food cravings, increased carbohydrate consumption, and ultimately weight gain. (Just ask, or do your research, for other problems with artificial sweeteners)
Shakeology contains Yacon which is a plant that grows in the Andes of Peru. This plant contains inulin which tastes sweet, but is not digestible and simply passes through the body. This means Yacon contains about half the calories as a regular sugar source. Secondly, Yacon contains chemicals that promote the production of healthy probiotics in the body, which contribute to better digestion and colon heath.
Another difference between Shakeology and Slim Fast is that Slim Fast overly processed. This means that many of the ingredients in Slim Fast are artificial, which takes away much of the biological values of the ingredients, long story short: you aren’t getting all the nutrition your body needs, so your body continues to cry out, “FEED ME, FEED ME”. Shakeology, on the other hand, is as nutrient dense as you can get. It contains of 70 natural ingredients that are carefully extracted from the earth. Without all the processing, Shakeology gives you ALL of the nutrients your body needs allowing your body to be satisfied after every meal.
To conclude (before I ramble on for hours), Slim Fast contains more calories (190, and as we learned, they are mainly empty calories), more fat (6g), more carbs (25g), and less protein (10g). Shakeology only contains 140 calories, 1 gram of fat, 17 grams of carbs, and has 18 grams of protein per serving. I would have to say that the victory goes to Shakeology.
Statistics: Shakeology 1-0, other products 0-1
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