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Shakeology AND protein shakes?
Hello,

I just ordered shakeology as a meal replacement. I go to the gym a few times a week and have a protein shake after. Can I do both?

I'm thinking of having shakeology for lunch and then a protein shake after my afternoon/evening workout.
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RE: Shakeology AND protein shakes?
11/2/12 12:43 PM as a reply to hokied07.
Hi, If you are on P90X or need about 500 calories per meal you can't use Shakeology as MEAL replacement as it has 170 calories. You need to take is as a snack or have it in a meal + additional nutrition(banana, nuts, etc, there are lots of recipes).

You can always combine it with chocolate whey protein, that is what I do for breakfast.

Let me know any other questions.

Coach Alberto
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RE: Shakeology AND protein shakes?
11/2/12 1:22 PM as a reply to hokied07.
Absolutely you can do both! I will even add a scoop of whey to my Shakeology from time to time emoticon
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RE: Shakeology AND protein shakes?
11/2/12 1:30 PM as a reply to hokied07.
Agreed, you can easily use both and turning Shakeology into a meal replacement is easy. Are you doing a BB program and going to the gym? Curious what kind of workouts you're doing.
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RE: Shakeology AND protein shakes?
11/5/12 6:13 AM as a reply to hokied07.
Thanks for the advice.

LarryM, I don't know what a BB program is. Sorry.

Generally, I lift one day and run the next (2-3 mile run). One rest day a week is what I try to do.
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RE: Shakeology AND protein shakes?
11/5/12 1:13 PM as a reply to hokied07.
hokied07:
Thanks for the advice.

LarryM, I don't know what a BB program is. Sorry.

Generally, I lift one day and run the next (2-3 mile run). One rest day a week is what I try to do.


Hokied07,
BB refers to BeachBody program: P90X, Instanity, Turbofire, etc.

Coach Alberto
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RE: Shakeology AND protein shakes?
11/5/12 1:53 PM as a reply to hokied07.
You can do both. I'd advise against replacing too much of your fresh, whole food with anything processed, though. I wouldn't do two shakes per day every day.

BTW, you CAN easily use shakeology as a meal replacement. I use chocolate shakeology with a frozen banana, 10 oz of almond milk and a spoon of peanut butter. That's about 500-600 calories.
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RE: Shakeology AND protein shakes?
11/5/12 2:53 PM as a reply to AdStaffAndrew.
Do you freeze your own bananas or buy them frozen? I don't think I have ever seen frozen banana at the store... I will look closer!
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RE: Shakeology AND protein shakes?
11/5/12 6:18 PM as a reply to hokied07.
You can have both, I often add whey protein to my Shakeology too, especially while in caloric deficits with high protein macros.

Post workout stick to a 4:1 carb to protein ratio, vs just straight whey protein. Do what I do, mix some whey protein with carbo gain maltodextrin powder until the ratios are 4:1. It'll save you on $$$ and sugar and give your body what it needs for optimal results post workout.
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