Weight loss shakes are gaining in popularity but just like any product, they are not all created the same. This article will compare two popular shakes: Shakeology and Herbalife's Formula 1 Nutritional Shake Mix. Both shakes are used to help with weight loss but my comparison will be based on their labels and nutritional information. I can only vouch for Shakeology's flavor because I haven't sampled Herbalife's shake.
Brief Ingredient Comparison
Serving size: 1 scoop Shakeology, 2 scoops Formula 1
Calories: 140 Shakeology, 90 Formula 1
Carbohydrates: 17g Shakeology, 13g Formula 1
Protein: 17g Shakeology, 9g Formula 1
Vitamin A: 100% dv Shakeology, 25% dv Formula 1
Vitamin C: 300% dv Shakeology, 25% dv Formula 1
Vitamin D: 50% dv Shakeology, 25% dv Formula 1
Calcium: 50% dv Shakeology, 8% dv Formula 1
I won't list all ingredients but will point out that the remaining vitamins are much higher in daily value percentage for Shakeology. Both shakes contain antioxidants, however, Shakeology contains three types of proprietary blends:
- Proprietary Super-Fruit Blend
- Proprietary Non-Dairy Probiotic Blend
- Proprietary Enzyme Blend
As far as using each of the shakes for weight loss, Herbalife's Formula 1 shake's directions say to replace two meals per day while Shakeology is one meal per day. I'd much prefer replacing only one meal and eating the rest of my meals as usual (healthy of course.) That is exactly what I did and lost 10 pounds.
Try Shakeology for Free!
One thing I can vouch for besides the flavor (chocolate is delicious) is trying Shakeology risk-free for 30 days using Team Beachbody's Bottom-of-the-Bag Guarantee. What this guarantee means is that you can literally use an entire bag and return it for a refund (less shipping and handling) within 30 days. Not only that, you can return the bag empty!
I'm not sure if Herbalife offers that kind of guarantee but if you're just curious to try Shakeolgy, definitely take advantage of the 30 days:
Order Shakeology from the official Team Beachbody store.