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SHAKEOLOGY VS. BODY BY VI
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SHAKEOLOGY VS. BODY BY VI
1/26/12 2:47 PM
I have recently heard about this (body by vi) product and have heard that this product is better than shakeology.....HAHAHAHA!.

As a shakeology user and fan for a year now, hearing something like this offends me. I know how amazing shakeology is and i know it brings a combination of good taste, great health, and results.

If anyone has information on the "body by vi" product please share what you know. what ingredients are in this product? where is proof of success in this product (result stories, weight loss etc.) and how can body by vi possibly stack up to shakeology in comparison?


thanks,
Kevin
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RE: SHAKEOLOGY VS. BODY BY VI
1/27/12 7:07 AM as a reply to KevinBelbeck.
When it comes to price and particularly Body by Vi, if you want to "lose weight" as your goal, you have to take 2 shakes a day. The shakes are so low in calories, that if you replace 2 meals a day with them, your body will actually go into starvation mode and you won't be able to complete your workouts. So while on paper it seems like the shakes are cheaper, you first of all have to multiply by 2, and also realize you might be "full" but you are not getting the nutrition your body needs to workout, or even get through a day. In Shakeology all the nutrients are sourced from real fruits, vegetables, roots, grasses, herbs, etc., which are dehydrated and powdered at the source, the bioavailability of the nutrients is HUGE with Shakeology, it's like eating raw fruits and vegetables. The only thing you lose is the fiber potential, but they add back pea fiber and apple fiber and you can also use the fiber supplement, which is all GREAT sources of fiber, including psyillium husk fiber, which is the ingredient in metamucil and the ONLY processed fiber source that is endorsed by the FDA as having a positive effect on digestion and GI health. Vi uses a weird digestive resistant maltodextrin which is basically cooked down and chemically altered starch.
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RE: SHAKEOLOGY VS. BODY BY VI
1/27/12 7:22 AM as a reply to LJSCoach.
Maltodextrin is also very high on the Glycemic Index, whereas Shakeology is certified low on the GI.
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RE: SHAKEOLOGY VS. BODY BY VI
1/27/12 7:31 AM as a reply to KevinBelbeck.
there is a great comparison chart going around on FB on the TeamBeachbody Challenge group I think, they probably have it in the coachs back office also

Bottom line Shakeology contains so many more superfood nutrients it's not even funny.

The Vi shake appears to be cheaper for the base shake ... BUT not if you add in all the extra packets and such you would need to even come close to Shakeology content.

Also it's designed clearly more for taste than nutrition, profit over health. I think the whole premise of having better whey is a bit suspect and given Shakeology has a Vegan flavor coming out without whey entirely, there's nothing to get around that issue. Some folks have problems digesting dairy (whey) or want to eliminate it to obtain the highest "clean" level of eating they can. The vegan tropical flavor coming out stands alone in that respect. I can't wait to see what it's like

Order for that is Feb 14...
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RE: SHAKEOLOGY VS. BODY BY VI
1/27/12 12:00 PM as a reply to KevinBelbeck.
Wow thanks to everyone for their input. Very informative and fascinating. Once again shakeology is the victor. ALL HAIL TO THE MAGIC POTION OF HEALTH lol.

Thanks again guys!
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RE: SHAKEOLOGY VS. BODY BY VI
1/28/12 4:48 PM as a reply to KevinBelbeck.
Awesome fellow coach Chris Potter created this chart that includes BBV:



I know it's hard to see, so if you go to the original image it's bigger: http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff268/Mom2Jack04/shakeologychart.jpg
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RE: SHAKEOLOGY VS. BODY BY VI
1/28/12 4:49 PM as a reply to MelissaOGrady.
Plus the BBV shake made per it's instructions tastes like that nasty sugary extreme vanilla milk....and I was starving. I bought a sample on ebay just so I could compare, lol
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RE: SHAKEOLOGY VS. BODY BY VI
1/28/12 7:06 PM as a reply to MelissaOGrady.
Shakeology is also made with Whey protein. Body by Vi uses soy protein! I think when I watched Carl Daikler on one of those broadcasts last week he said something like 99% of soy is genetically modified. In addition, there have been some studies that link soy to hormone levels.

Personally, I feel gross (bloated/ nauseous) when I have products that contain much soy at all and am conscious to limit my soy intake.

You're better off with Whey protein or Vegan protein in my opinion. Some people argue in favour of Soy, but I'm quite against it. I've done some reading on it PLUS it makes me feel terrible :S
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RE: SHAKEOLOGY VS. BODY BY VI
5/9/12 11:35 AM as a reply to MelissaOGrady.
MelissaOGrady:
Plus the BBV shake made per it's instructions tastes like that nasty sugary extreme vanilla milk....and I was starving. I bought a sample on ebay just so I could compare, lol


It reminded me more of watery Ensure.
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RE: SHAKEOLOGY VS. BODY BY VI
10/31/12 9:34 AM as a reply to KevinBelbeck.
This is all so great to learn.
This has been my biggest problem, Body by Vi is cheaper and apparently thats all people care about.
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RE: SHAKEOLOGY VS. BODY BY VI
10/31/12 9:40 AM as a reply to KevinBelbeck.
true brittney that is what they think.. i stopped selling shakeology but still use it.. people will buy the body by vi and not do the math because it "seems" cheaper.. even though shakeology is superior. you could eat 500 calories a day, and take a multivitamin and do the same thing as the body by vi 90 day challenge!
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RE: SHAKEOLOGY VS. BODY BY VI
10/31/12 9:49 AM as a reply to BrittneyWagner.
Thanks so much for all of the info!
Good to know, especially the comparison chart!

Susan
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RE: SHAKEOLOGY VS. BODY BY VI
1/28/13 1:14 PM as a reply to susan06.
BBV also contains Sucralose (Splenda) which gives me migraines - so no BBV for me
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RE: SHAKEOLOGY VS. BODY BY VI
1/30/13 10:38 PM as a reply to KevinBelbeck.
I realize that this thread was started 2 years ago, but I am currently in the debate of which I should try. While I'm still back and forth on becoming a Coach a friend of mine who has become a workout fiend is trying to sell me on BBV. Any updates on this comparison? I was also wondering what other good shakes are out there. While I am looking for weight loss I also wanted more of a protein shake. I'm open to suggestions as well.
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RE: SHAKEOLOGY VS. BODY BY VI
2/3/13 7:57 PM as a reply to BrittneyWagner.
BrittneyWagner:
This is all so great to learn.
This has been my biggest problem, Body by Vi is cheaper and apparently thats all people care about.


Actually not really. Body by Vi is cheaper, if you drink it unflavored, LOL. You have to buy the flavor packets separate (not included in base price). Oh and the flavor packets ingredients list reads like the contents of my dad's basement cabinet (he was a chemist).

Shakeology has offered me amazing results and helped me lose the weight, drop 100 points cholesterol, 240 points blood sugar and land in the Beachbody Challenge Quarterly Finals! Please vote 'Tom R' tonight and tomorrow after 3 PM Eastern! Thanks!!
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RE: SHAKEOLOGY VS. BODY BY VI
2/5/13 1:49 AM as a reply to daloved1.
daloved1:
I was also wondering what other good shakes are out there.


There are NO other shakes that compare one-to-one with Shakeology. Yeah, I'm a coach but do the research, compare the ingredients and I think you'll also come to that conclusion for yourself.

Do the research on soy - studies are showing that it has more deleterious effects than positive ones (at least unfermented).

There are NO artifical flavors or colorings in Shakeology - in almost every other Fitness/Nutrition drink there are. Google the ingredients individually and look at benefits of and drawbacks of them.

There are two Vegan flavors - this may have changed since the last time I looked seriously at Body by Vi about 4 months ago but most other Fitness/Nutrition drinks use Whey (from cow milk) as a protein source (as we do in the regular formulas)

There's the issue of price - Shakeology does costs more than its nearest competitors. Let me ask you this: Would you tell Porche/Rolls-Royce that their car costs too much? Would you tell Bose to stop making high-quality audio products? Its a cliche because its true: You get what you pay for.
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RE: SHAKEOLOGY VS. BODY BY VI
2/5/13 2:07 PM as a reply to KevinBelbeck.
Hey Daloved1 - You can add a scoop of protein powder, or pasteurized eggs or egg whites to increase the protein. I have done this, but I will say the Shakeology with a little almond milk and powdered peanut butter is the best tasting combo ever - and I have tried a LOT of meal replacement shakes!
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RE: SHAKEOLOGY VS. BODY BY VI
2/6/13 10:21 PM as a reply to WallyTrain.
WallyTrain,

I really appreciate your words. There are others that I've tried to compare as well and talk to everyone that I can. I am finding an even amount of people that are pro vs. against shakeology. Usually the only thing negative that I hear (overall) is that Shakeology has more sugar than everything else. I completely get the "you get what you pay for" but I also understand that everyone is different. I'm even more confused than ever.

CoachFabBecky,

I'm not sure about adding more protein to it.


If anyone knows how I could get a sample that would be great. I'm not looking for the vegan flavors. I have sampled 2 body by vi shakes and didn't notice anything different than normal. Didn't care for the chalky taste over the juice and/or fruit added to it. Then again I supposed any shake is an acquired taste.
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RE: SHAKEOLOGY VS. BODY BY VI
2/7/13 3:29 AM as a reply to KevinBelbeck.
Daloved1, I sent you a message.
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RE: SHAKEOLOGY VS. BODY BY VI
7/16/13 2:28 PM as a reply to daloved1.
I too sat in front of the computer trying to decipher what was in each shake. Then I realized I was eating a candy bar. Ive tried them all and Love shakeology, whatever u decide, stop contemplating and start getting healthy! : )
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