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# Is Shakeology too expensive? let's do the math together!

Posted Nov 30 2011 2:46am
 You really can afford shakeology. There is really no excuse. The fact that many of the foods we eat today (particularly our chicken/fish/meat) are of such poor quality. It makes sense that Shakeology would make up for some of the nutrient deficient foods we consume as a society. But, the question remains: Can you afford it?If I left it out of my meal plan, then somewhere in my mind I was saying, “No, there is little room for it in a tight budget.” However, somehow that just didn’t sit right with me. Let’s do the math!.The cost of Shakeology on autoship (you get free shipping) is \$119.99. Plus tax, say around \$126, for one month’s supply (1 serving a day for 30 days). Each shake comes out to about \$4.20. The coach price for Shakeology on autoship is \$89.99 or around \$96 total. Each serving comes out to \$3.20.Too much you say? Not if you are using Shakeology as a meal replacement, which, by the way, will help you lose weight. Remember: Subjects in a 90-Day study lost an average of 10 pounds when they replaced just one meal per day with Shakeology.The cost of an average lunch at a restaurant or take-out: \$6 to \$9. Plus, even Subway sandwiches which are low-calorie average 460 to 560 calories. Shakeology has 140 calories, less than 1 gram of fat per serving AND it is truly nutrient rich.The cost of an average take out or restaurant dinner: \$10 & up to be sure.The cost of a home-cooked lunch or dinner: 6-8 ounces of chicken = \$2.00 (and we are talking low-grade chicken), veggies= \$1 (frozen veggies are really okay! hurray!) and 1 sweet potato = from .5 to \$1.00. Total= about \$3.4.End Result: You are spending about \$3-4 on a home-cooked meal, the same amount that you would spend on Shakeology.So what is the big fuss about then? I think our resistance has to do more with our thinking than our actual ability to afford Shakeology, regardless of budget. Somehow, I’m guessing, many people see Shakeology as a luxury item. But is it really? I invite you to watch the following video. http://beachbodycoach.com/esuite/home/priscillasfit?bctid=637865717001We think nothing of spending \$4 on mass-produced food that doesn’t truly nourish us, yet we protest that \$4 for Shakeology is too expensive. There’s something awry with our thinking, don’t you think? Priscilla Ashleighhttp://beachbodycoach.com/priscillasfit