Someone asked me to talk about Shakeology and what it has done for me as a result of adding it to my nutrition regimen. I have been back to Beachbody workouts since January, so that means 9 months completed of regular working out! It feels good. Beachbody has been instrumental in helping me get from........ no working out back into working out several times a week. I love the company and their programs. So far this year I have done Power 90, Insanity and Turbo Fire. Currently I'm doing a little Turbo Fire, Bikram yoga at a studio and training to run a half-marathon with a friend. None of this would have been possible without Beachbody and I believe, Shakeology.
I added Shakeology to my regime at the beginning of July, so that means I've taken it daily for 3 months now. I believe what Shakeology does for me, is fill holes in my nutrition, so I have extra added insurance for my body. I already eat well - try to get in my greens and lean proteins, water, fiber. But, there are things found in Shakeology that I do not get in my regular diet.
Shakeology packs up to 18 grams of protein and vital complex carbs in
every serving. Plus it delivers whole-food nutrition from some of the
most nutrient-dense foods on the planet that are stocked with essential
amino acids, vitamins, minerals and more than 20 different antioxidants,
enzymes and phytonutrients.
A few ingredients in Shakeology that can help boost energy include:
Chia meal (seed): Supports energy endurance with
omega-3 and -6 fats, protein, fiber, and essential trace minerals. It
helps support high-energy endurance.
Maca Powder (root): Known for its ability to help increase stamina and energy levels.
Holy Basil Powder (leaf): May act as a powerful promoter of energy and athletic performance.
Kamut Grass: Promotes high energy with protein, vitamins, and complex carbohydrates.
Since starting Shakeology I have:
*maintained my weight loss (lost 15 pounds) even with not eating a pristine diet. (I'm still working on cutting down my sweets!)
* cut cravings for bad foods (sugary treats just don't really taste good anymore)
* haven't been sick
* feel good (healthy, strong, energy)
* good digestion
I would recommend Shakeology to anyone who wants to pack more nutrition into their diet. We live in a world where things are less than perfect- processed foods, pollution, toxic load in foods, air and water, so I want to do all I can to give my body the food it craves to run well. Pay now or pay later - invest in your nutrition and health now, or pay the doctor for medication later! Shakeology is only available via a Beachbody coach. If you are looking for a source, you can click on the Shakeology tab on my right sidebar. See what whole food nutrition can do for you!
For more information, I would recommend the blog, especially the entry on September 14th, Why Should I Drink Shakeology? I think you will agree, it's the best meal of the day!