Shakeology Cleanse Review

Coming out of the holidays and continuing into the winter I realized my diet has not been the best. Realizing that summer is coming up quickly, I decided to reset my system by doing a Shakeology 3 day cleanse. I drink Shakeology everyday religiously, but I wanted to do a quick purge and thought this might be a good way.

In the past I have tried fasting as well as the Master Cleanse (Lemonade diet). I’ve also done the 2 day fast that Beachbody offer as well but in comparison to all of those this was the most enjoyable experience out of all.

The essence of the cleanse is such –

  • Drink Shakeology 3 times a day with only water and ice – Breakfast , Lunch and a snack between Lunch and dinner.
  • Eat a piece of fruit as a snack between Breakfast and Lunch.
  • Salad with 4 oz of lean protein (white meat chicken or fish) for dinner.
  • Drink Green Tea twice a day

A typical day would be –

Breakfast – Shakeology
Drink – Tea
Snack – Piece of fruit
Lunch – Shakeology
Snack – Shakeology
Dinner – Salad with 4 oz of chicken or fish with light dressing
Drink – Tea

After following this for 3 days, I lost 8 pounds and felt much lighter and less bloated. I also had some benefits that I wasn’t expecting -

I usually drink Shakeology with fruit and low fat coconut milk mixed in. I actually found my taste buds readjusting to enjoying it with just ice and water. I haven’t drunk it that way in a long time and forgot how good it tasted. It’s lighter and still sustains me as a meal replacement.

A greater appreciation for tea. I’m not a tea drinker, but after 3 days, I really appreciated the taste of green teas and have since incorporated it into my daily routine.

Salads taste great! I’m not a huge salad fan, but when that is your food option, you really enjoy all the tastes in a salad.

I was also able to keep up my workouts over the 3 days. I lowered the intensity, but I felt good through them. I was never really hungry or sluggish which I have experience on other cleanse programs. You do start to miss solid foods, but that is where you really start to look forward to the salad.

Overall I had a very positive experience.  If you are trying to decide between this or the 2 day cleanse from Beachbody, I highly recommend this option.

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Shakeology Tropical Strawberry – Available February 14th from Beachbody

The long awaited Shakeology Tropical Strawberry has finally been given a release date of February 14th.  For all of you that love Shakeology but would like to add a little variety to the current Greenberry or Chocolate flavors, here it is.

Shakeology Tropical Strawberry isn’t just an additional flavor but has some unique benefits over the current versions -

1st VEGAN Shakeology – Instead of the whey protein that is used in the current Shakeology formula, Beachbody is using sprouted brown rice protein.  One of the obstacles of creating a VEGAN formula was the drink texture of whey protein alternatives.  Traditionally VEGAN drinks are gritty.  Using brown rice protein Shakeology Tropical solves this problem.  It also has a subtle strawberry flavor so you can create your favorite drink by adding fruits and other ingredients.

Since the formulas for the current versions of Shakeology are locked, they have taken the opportunity with Tropical Strawberry to enhance the recipe.  This Shakeology will actually give you benefits over the current versions.  Think of this as the evolution of Shakeology.

So come Valentine’s Day this year, you will have a new gift to ask for.  I will have limited free samples available for people to try.  Click here to join Team Beachbody for free and send me an email through that link with your address.  I will send you out a sample to try and experience the new Shakeology Tropical Strawberry.

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My Top Benefits from Shakeology

Here are some of my personal benefits I’ve experienced using Shakeology

  • My after 8pm dessert cravings have disappeared. If I do want something sweet, ½ a glass of Shakeology does the trick.
  • I’ve cut back significantly on caffeine. I use to be a heavy morning coffee drinker but after my morning Shakeology, water is all I crave.
  • Increased my energy levels to power through Shaun T’s Insanity and Asylum.
  • No more Diverticulitis. I was diagnosed a couple of years ago, but since I’ve been drinking Shakeology regularly, no more issues. This was the only significant change to my diet.
  • I used to take multiple vitamin pills everyday.  Now I drink a chocolate shake to get my nutrients.
  • My poop is a ‘S’ shape. I know this is disgusting, but according to Dr. OZ (Google- Dr. Oz poop shape), that is how you know you have a healthy balanced diet.
  • Shakeology is a great hangover remedy. I have no factual basis for this one other than I know how I feel the morning after a long night out. One Shakeology the morning after and I feel alive again in about an hour.

For my Shakeology review click here.

For some additional information from Beachbody –

What is Inside Shakeology?
Essential Amino Acids
Digestive Enzymes
No Caffeine
No Gluten

Results of a 90-day Shakeology research study where users replaced 1 meal a day with Shakeology -

By the end of WEEK ONE
Improved Digestion and Regularity
Reduced Cravings

By the end of WEEK FOUR
Increased energy and stamina
Lost weight
Improved Mental Clarity

By the end of WEEK TWELVE
Lost 10 pounds and 2 inches off waist on average
Reduced risk for heart disease and other digestive diseases
Lowered cholesterol on average by 30% and even up to 70%
Healthier skin, hair, nails

My Favorite Shakeology Recipe is –

1 Scoop Chocolate Shakeology
8-10 oz of Low Fat Coconut Milk (Trader Joe’s)
Coconut Water
½ Frozen Banana
2 Ice Cubes
A Little Peanut Butter (your choice)
Blend away and drink!

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Shakeology – Your Best Meal Replacement

Shakeology is one of those products that sound too good to be true.  As much as I like to workout, eating clean and like a responsible adult is not my strong suit.  This is where Shakeology fits in. I drink it everyday for breakfast and feel energized and fulfilled. I love it for breakfast because why not start your day out with the best nutrition you can give your body. Add to the fact that it tastes great and I have found a winner.

In conversation people assume it’s a protein shake, meal replacement or some other fad drink. It gets a little difficult to explain that yes it has high quality whey protein isolate, but that is one part of it. It has over 70 natural ingredients that fuel your body and give you the nutrients you need. Is it a meal replacement? I guess you can look at it that way, but I view it as a tool to help supplement my body with all the nutrients I don’t provide it in a regular day of eating.

I heard a speaker explain that the quality of fruits and vegetables we get today are not the same as they were 50+ years ago. Our soil has been mined and developed so many times to produce crops, that you can’t maintain the same levels of nutrients in the soil year after year. The beauty of Shakeology is the quality of the ingredients and the remote locations they come from. These are generally untapped areas of the world with nutrient rich soils and high quality superfoods.

The friends that I have recommended Shakeology to all have similar experiences as me –

  • Feel full and satisfied for hours after drinking.
  • Increased energy
  • Reduced cravings for snacks and sweets
  • Desire to eat better for the day knowing you started out with a quality meal
  • Improved Digestion
  • Increased Regularity

Here is some information you should know –

Cost –
Shakeology cost about $4 a day. That is about the cost of a coffee at Starbucks and less then eating 1 meal out a day. Putting it in perspective, it is a wise investment in your health versus other food choices that could be going into your mouth.
The monthly cost is $119.95 plus tax. I highly recommend getting on the Home Direct program because you save on S&H and you will not run out.

Flavors –
Currently Chocolate and Greenberry are available. This is all a matter of taste, but I highly recommend Chocolate. If you are undecided, you can order a combo pack to judge for yourself. Click here to check out these new recipes.

Guarantee –
Beachbody offers a ‘bottom of the bag’ guarantee. If you try the product and are not satisfied, you can return it hassle free for a full refund. All you have to do is pay return postage even if you used all of the bag. That shows Beachbody’s confidence in this product.

Hopefully this information gives you a better understanding of Shakeology. I view this as important to my health as my actual workouts. They work together and working out without proper nutrition will only give you a portion of the results you are looking for.

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