If you are looking for a good protein shake that can help you in your battle for weight loss, you most probably have heard about Lean Shake 25 and Shakeology. Both are incredibly popular protein shake products on the market. Many fellow dieters have used either of the two and expressed their great satisfaction. Both aim to give you just enough energy that you need to last through the day and control your appetite so that you don’t eat more than needed. Of course, the key for weight loss is burning more energy than you eat. Both Lean Shake 25 and Shakeology can help you through several ways, but you still need to carefully manage your diet and exercise regularly for effective results.
Below, we compare Lean Shake 25 and Shakeology in order to see which one is the better product. Lean Shake 25 is very interesting because it is available at a much more affordable price point. It confidently lists its nutritional values on its packaging. On the other hand, Shakeology has quite a higher price, and boasts the tagline “the healthiest meal of the day”. Which will help you lose weight more effectively? (Read also: Ideal Protein vs Shakeology)
Lean Shake 25 vs. Shakeology: The Claims
Lean Shake 25 claims to be a meal replacement shake. In other words, you consume it as a substitution for a meal. It aims to control your calorie intake and appetite. When eating a regular meal for, say, your breakfast, measuring your calorie intake is often a difficult thing. You cannot really measure how much calorie that the food contains. Even though some people believe that precise calorie measurement is overrated and not necessary, you still need to at least have an approximation about the calorie content. After all, the aim is to create a deficit to your daily calorie intake. Eating a regular meal also won’t really control your appetite, depending on the food that you eat. Some foods can pass quickly through the digestion system, and you will quickly become hungry again once your stomach is empty.
Lean Shake 25 can be an effective meal replacement because it has a good measurement of how much calorie that it contains per serving. It can supply the nutrients that you need, including fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals. With its fiber and protein, it will give you a greater and longer feeling of satiety.
On the other hand, Shakeology does not claim itself as a meal replacement, and it even says that it cannot be classified as such. It is neither a meal replacement nor a protein shake. So, if some people use this product as a meal replacement shake, that is not wise. There are some nutritional values that the product does not have. But Shakeology can indeed be a part of a balanced diet. On the other hand It is also not exactly the protein shake that you consume prior to a workout session, although it indeed contains protein.
So what exactly is Shakeology? You can say that it is a ‘support’ shake. You can drink it prior to eating a meal. The fiber and protein in the shake will fill your stomach first and curb your appetite so that you will not eat your meal as much as you used to. In other words, it can help you reduce your meal portion without getting hungry. You can also drink it before consuming a snack to suppress your hunger and decrease your food intake.
Lean Shake 25 vs. Shaekology: Nutritional Values
We have read about what these products are and what they do. However, do they really work? Will you really get all the nutrients that you need from the meal replacement shake? Let us first see what they contain.
A serving of Lean Shake 25 is made by mixing two scoops (52 grams) of the powder with 8 – 10 fl oz cold water. You are recommended to drink two shakes every day while following a reduced calorie meal and exercise program. A serving contains 200 calories, 17 grams carbs including 8 grams dietary fiber, 3 grams fat, 25 grams protein, and a total of 24 types of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, calcium, iron, magnesium, sodium (120 mg), and potassium. It contains milk and soybean.
On the other hand, a serving of Shakeology is made from a scoop (40 grams) of the powder. As mentioned above, you can drink it before a meal or a snack. A serving contains 140 calories, 19 grams carbs including 3 grams dietary fiber, less than 0.5 grams fat, 16 grams protein, also various vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, C, D, E, K, B-complex, 95 mg sodium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and zinc. It contains whey. It uses gluten-free ingredients, but is not gluten-free certified because it is produced in a facility that also processes wheat and soy ingredients.
Lean Shake 25 vs. Shakeology: Taste and Effectiveness
Some people say that Lean Shake 25 tastes terrible. The consistency is too thick, and the flavor is artificial. With 8 grams of fiber, it seems to be a good appetite suppressant. However, with just 200 calories, the meal replacement shake probably won’t give you the energy that you need to continue the day. Some people also say that it does not really suppress their appetite. If you consume it without any other meal, you will probably experience the same. Your best bet with this product is by consuming it like Shakeology – drink it before a meal so that you won’t eat as much. Be careful if your usual fiber intake is low; a sudden increase of fiber intake may cause stomach cramps.
Shakeology is available in several flavors. In general, it smells pretty good. The chocolate and vanilla flavors are good and very drinkable. The strawberry flavor, however, is not everyone’s favorite because of the bitter aftertaste. Nevertheless, Shakeology has received mixed reviews. Some people say that it does not work. But some others say that it has reduced their appetite slightly. Apparently, it will not give a dramatic appetite reduction, considering that it only has 3 grams of fiber per serving. But it can be a good support if you don’t find much of a problem in controlling your appetite, but just need an extra kick of energy.
Such products always get mixed reviews. Shakeology seems to be better than Lean Shake 25 in terms of taste and palatability. Neither of them will really give you dramatic appetite suppression. Using Lean Shake 25 as a total meal replacement shake is probably not effective because it only contains 200 calories. Your body won’t last long before getting hungry again. Shakeology is not a meal replacement shake; the shake is consumed prior to a meal or snack so that you won’t eat as much.