Before getting my hands on Shakeology I wasn't a "shake person" either!! I maybe had tried a slim-fast here and there but knowing what I know now that wasn't doing me any good! Im just one of those gals who likes to chew my calories! hehe.. But, in the Summer of 2013 I was in school at nights for nursing and homeschooling my kids during the day and just not feeling so great at all. I was only about 10 lbs overweight but I was so uncomfortable in my own skin.. So after seeing my sis in law sharing her results with P90X and Shakeology online DAILY I had to message her and find out more.. Im a super skeptical person so at first I wasn't on board. But I told my hubby Im gonna just COMMIT to this for 30 days and see where that takes me.. Well, the REST IS HISTORY!!! I ended up losing all 10 lbs in that first month of drinking Shakeology along with eating healthier, drinking more water and exercising daily!! It changed my life in every good way and I fell in love with the products and the process I went through to lose the weight and change my mindset so I became a coach too to be able to help others just like I had been helped!!
Here are 8 reasons WHY we all should be drinking Shakeology modified from the Beachbody blog!! Ive been drinking it for over 4 years now and if Ive ever had a short period where I stopped for whatever reason, my body is NOT happy with me! I get sick easier, go back to having digestive issues, find that I over eat and crave sweets again and overall just plain miss it!! If you have more questions or want more info about it feel free to reach out to me HERE!!!!
1. Shakeology Is More Than Just a Protein Shake
Yes, Shakeology is definitely a great source of protein, with 16 to 17 grams of protein per glass (depending on the flavor); that’s about the same amount of protein you’d get from eating three eggs!
And it has not just one type of protein, but a blend of globally harvested protein from whey, pea, sacha inchi, chia, flax, and quinoa.
But Shakeology isn’t a typical protein shake.
“In addition to the protein blend, it also has a bunch of awesome fruit and vegetable based ingredients in it,” says Paige Bente, M.S., R.D., C.S.S.D., and nutrition manager at Beachbody.
“There are ingredients with antioxidant properties like green tea, pomegranate, vitamin A, and rose hips. There’s a super-green/phytonutrient blend, and also a blend of adaptogens that have been traditionally used to help your body react to stress. And there are probiotics, prebiotics, and enzymes that are really important for gut health, ” she adds.*
This superfood protein shake can give you a head start on the nutrients you need for the day and to help you get through your workouts.*
2. Shakeology Can Help Curb Cravings & Help You Lose Weight Like it Did For ME!
Losing weight would be so much easier if the foods we want were the foods we need — but, sadly, it doesn’t work that way.
We all know how to lose weight — eat healthy food, watch our portion sizes and exercise more often — but it can take serious willpower to reach for something nutritious when your brain is telling you to eat all the Halloween candy.
If that sounds familiar, think of Shakeology as a secret weapon to help you stay on track. “Shakeology helps reduce appetite and increase satiety,” Bente says. “It’s helpful in reducing the desire to eat and reducing the amount eaten at the next meal.”
And if you’ve got a sweet tooth that won’t quit, Shakeology can help satisfy it in a healthy way. “As part of a healthy diet, Shakeology can replace foods that are higher in calories but lower in nutrients,” Bente says.
So the next time you’re tempted to hoover a tub of chocolate ice cream or down a sugary latte, whip up a Mint Chocolate Shakeology smoothie like I do!!
3. Shakeology Can Help Take the Stress out of Meal Planning
Meal prep can help you lose weight by taking the guesswork — and the last-minute, “hangry” decisions — out of eating healthy.
But let’s be honest: Some days you’re inspired to cook a healthy meal, and some days you’re just… not.
On those days, when you’re not feeling the greens, Shakeology, when added to a meal, can help you sneak more plant-based nutrients into your diet. (That can be especially helpful if you’re not a huge fan of veggies!
And if your cooking skills are limited, Shakeology can help with that, too:
There are a ton of delish Shakeology recipes out there, so it’s an easy way to add more variety to your meal plan, even if you’re not a master chef.
4. Shakeology Is an Easy Grab-and-Go Food
When life gets hectic, it can be hard to find time to whip up a healthy snack — and you may be tempted to grab a bag of chips because it’s a cheap, easy option.
But Shakeology can help quell your snack attacks: It only takes a few seconds to mix Shakeology with water for a quick snack to tide you over until you can make or find a healthy meal.
So in less time than it takes to pop into a convenience store for a snack or wait in line at the drive-thru, you’ll be sipping a healthy shake that’s loaded with nutrients — and makes you feel way better than greasy chips or fries would.
5. Shakeology Is a Solid Source of Fiber
Each scoop of Shakeology contains 4 to 6 grams of fiber (depending on the flavor), which is key to a healthy diet —especially if you’re trying to lose weight!
Fiber helps support healthy bacteria in your gut, move waste through your digestive system, and helps you feel fuller.
6. Shakeology Can Help Jumpstart Clean-Eating Habits
Whether you’re doing a program like Clean Week or just trying to cut processed junk out of your diet, Shakeology fits in your plan.
It doesn’t have any artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, or preservatives, and it delivers superfood ingredient powders to help maximize the nutritional value of each ingredient.
“Beachbody is really careful about where we source all of our ingredients,” Bente says. “Many of these botanicals are from whole plants that have been dried and ground into a powder, and then put into Shakeology.”
7. Shakeology Actually Tastes Good!
Shakeology comes in five yummy flavors: Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, Greenberry, and Café Latte — so even if you’re just mixing it with water, there’s a flavor you’ll actually enjoy.
There are also FOUR Vegan Options : Chocolate Vegan, Vanilla Vegan, Café Latte Vegan, and Tropical Strawberry.
8. Shakeology Can Help You Break Out of the “Kale Salad” Rut ;)
Listen, I love a good kale salad as much as anyone else. But it’s easy to fall into a rut of eating the same healthy staples over and over and over again.
And even your favorite fruits and veggies can get a little boring if you eat them every.single.day.
So if you feel like you’ve been walking through the produce aisle on autopilot lately, Shakeology can help you shake things up a little bit. “Shakeology gives you a broad base of fruit and veggie ingredients, including a lot of things that most people don’t eat on a normal basis,” Bente says.
Think about it — when’s the last time you picked up reishi mushrooms, chlorella, or bilberries at the supermarket? One scoop of Shakeology contains all of those superfood ingredients and more, so you can enjoy their healthy benefits every day.