Shakeology – What is it?


Shakeology has been a life saving fitness and wellness tool for me in this journey to lose my baby weight.  When I first started doing p90x years ago I didn’t feel like I was the type of person that needed to drink a shake every day.  I really thought I could manage my eating habits and exercise and still reach my goals.  After doing this for 90 days and eating pretty healthy I was still at a weight I was not happy with.  I had reached a plateau and nothing was working.  I then had my 3rd child a few years later, and when I started the 21 day FIX I decided to give Shakeology a try this time.  After researching and reading all the information on the Shakeology site I chose the chocolate.  I needed that quick fix of chocolate everyday to curb my cravings.  I then decided to become a beachbody coach shortly after to get the 25% discount on the products.  I was so early in my transformation but, I had already come so far and I knew that I could help other people do the same thing.  I received my shakeology order and my first shake I blended ice, 1 cup skim milk, banana, and 1 tbsp peanut butter.  I got better at mixing the shakes as the days went on and now they taste amazing.  In my shipment was a calendar of 30 ways to mix Shakeology.  I love trying new recipes and I wake up every morning looking forward to another shake.

Shakeology helped me get to that comfortable weight that I never thought I could get to and it continues to help me maintain.  It has helped my husband to lose over 20 pounds as well.  I drink my shake for the first meal of the day, right after my 5am workout.  You can make it however you would like.  Currently, I am on the 21 day FIX eat plan so I’m mixing it with water and it tastes just as good that way too!  Here is a little background on Shakeology to help you make a better informed decision.

 

Shakeology is more nutritious than a salad and tastes like a dessert!

shakeo3What is Shakeology?

Shakeology is a nutritional protein shake that provides a wide spectrum of healthy nutrients in a low-calorie formula.  Whether you use it as a meal replacement for weight loss or simply to ensure your body gets all the nutrients it needs for optimal health, Shakeology takes the guesswork out of nutrition.

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What’s in it?

Shakeology contains over 70 ultra high-quality ingredients conveniently located in one glass, to deliver nearly all the nutrients you need to maintain a healthy diet.  It’s good for you, and good for everyone, because everyone’s diet is deficient in some of the key nutrient groups packed into just one Shakeology serving.

Protein from whey, which is highly absorbable, gives you 8 essential amino acids that help you build muscle, lose weight, support brain function, and keep your skin and bones healthy.

Vitamins and minerals support optimum health.

Antioxidants boost the immune system and help reduce free radical damage that can lead to heart disease, heart attacks, blood pressure, and stroke.

Phytonutrients support immune function and have anit-inflammatory properties.

Prebiotics support digestive and immune health.

Digestive enzymes help in the digestion of foods and increase the absorption rate of those foods for optimum health.

 What can Shakeology do for you?

It is an effective way to help you lose weight, increase your energy and be the healthiest you can possibly be.  Shakeology can help you reduce cravings and promote healthy digestion and regularity. Shakeology recomends that you replace one meal per day with a shake along with regular exercise and a balanced diet, participants who did this experienced remarkable health improvements.  It can reduce your total cholesterol, reduce LDL cholesterol, reduce cardiovascular risk, and reduce oxidative damage caused by free radicals.

 

Why Shakeology?

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I love Shakeology because I am a busy parent and it is a quick and convenient way to get complete nutrition.  It supplies me with the energy I need to help keep up with the kids and my hectic lifestyle.  It is also easier to make and tastier than a salad, and it is an excellent way to eat healthy when eating a full meal is not possible.  If you don’t like eating fruits and vegetables then this is a great way to get all the benefits of eating a full bowl of fruits and vegetables without having to actually eat them.  If you have high cholesterol then this will help you lower total and LDL as well.

 

How to use it.

It’s very simple.

Mix 1 scoop of Shakeology with 8 oz. of water.  If you like, add ice.  Or if you want something more filling and maybe even more satisfying, blend your Shakeology with ice and nonfat, almond, rice, or soy milk.  Shakeology dissolves easily, but blending it will give it a thicker, creamier texture.  Honestly, when I make my shakeology I always add more than 8 ounces because I think it’s too thick!  The more liquid you add the thinner it gets!! And, added a 1/2 frozen BANANA is a GAME CHANGER!  Milk shake consistency!!!  The choices are endless as to what you can add to it! 🙂

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