When thinking about meal replacement and diet, or even just meal supplementation you have a lot of choices. One of the most common decisions people make when trying to lose weight is deciding between supplement shakes and will use them as a meal replacement. The most common two are Shakeology vs Body by Vi. I tried Body by Vi a few months ago and didn’t feel a difference while taking it and was looking for other options and did a ton of research into different products. Right now I want to look at the differences between Shakeology and Body by Vi. The biggest different you need to get in your head is that you are taking two scoops of the Body by Vi to one of Shakeology. That really modifies the amounts you will take.
Shakeology vs Body by Vi
Not all proteins are created equal. You can read about all the different side effects at this link. Here are a few side effects they list, and I prefer to err on the side of caution when taking anything in.
- Hormonal Disruption and Miscarriages
- Infertility in Women
- Loss of Libido & Erectile Dysfunction in Men
The first thing to note is your comparing is the amounts of Protein. You need to make sure you are getting the right amount and with 2 scoops of the Body by Vi you are only getting 12 grams of protein to the 17 grams in Shakeology with just one scoop.
Body by Vi is only 90 calories for two scoops and while you may think that is good, you’re not really getting enough calories here for a meal replacement even if you add Almond Milk to the shake.
Body by Vi contains very little sugar, but to get the taste better they add a lot of artificial sweeteners to improve the taste.
If you look at the attached comparison chart, dollar for dollar you do not get the ingredient in Body by Vi that you get in Shakeology.
Dollar for ingredients you will find that Shakeology combines Green’s Supplement, a Protein Supplement, and a Multivitamin for one cost. With every other shake program you need to supplement your shake with both a Green Supplement and a Multivitamin. It is more expensive than other shakes due to what is in it. I would try it for 30 days and see how it makes you feel.
To me, with the Soy issue alone, Body by Vi is a product that I would skip in a second. Shakeology is good for those trying to lose weight as well as those whose fitness level is up there. You can even supplement this with a Protein shake to get more protein if you have different goals.