Aaron and I broke down and ordered Shakeology, in a lovely shade of chocolate. It is a bit difficult to mix, but I was immediately in love. It tastes as chocolatey as my chocolate creme brulee (see "Custard's Last Stand), but it's not nearly as sweet.
After our first round was a bit lumpy, I whipped out the blender. I mixed up several servings and kept the extra in the fridge. Elliot, our toddler and I, had it for lunch while Aaron was playing a gig in Ennis, MT. It was so thick that Elliot had trouble sucking it through the straw, so he dumped it out and tried to lick it off his hands and high chair.
I've already noticed a severe decrease in the munchies, which the literature said would happen after a while, but I didn't really believe would happen. I'm able to walk away from everything but my problem foods. Not only am I able to walk away, they don't even sound good. That could also be partially due to finishing a very stressful job, or some combination thereof. We'll see how I do during the week when school is back in session.
I'm reservedly hopeful. If nothing else, each shake is cheaper than school lunch and tastes great. It does seem to hold me, unlike Slim-Fast, which was a phenomenal flop for me. The only thing that makes me leery is that it doesn't fix overeating. Will the good effects last after you stop the shakes for whatever reason? I don't know, but I'm willing to try it for all of the promised benefits and the ones I'm already noticing.