Health and Fitness have been a part of my life for at least 10 years now. I have been drinking a meal replacement shake or smoothie as I call them for that long as well. I’ve tried a ton of different shakes including Herbalife, Vega One, Lean One and so many more.
As far as workouts go…I’ve always worked out consistently but never really stuck to an exact workout or meal plan. I’ve had every workout video you could imagine. Dieting has never been something I’ve done but I’ve always tried to maintain good nutrition by eating clean…most of the time. I mean, we all want to by healthy but still enjoy the things we love.
With all of that being said…I started on Shakeology a little while back. I’ve always heard “it is the best” and never read anything but good things. So, after hesitating to buy it because I was comfortable with what I had been drinking…I went for it and I am SO GLAD I DID. I like to know what I am putting into my body and after researching and learning all about Shakeology is makes me regret not turning to it sooner.
Let me tell you a little bit about Shakeology and why it really is the BEST!!!!
- Easy and fast for on the go
- Whole food meal + your vitamin in one
- Covers your daily nutrition needs which results in you having more energy, feeling better, less cravings, helps your body recover more quickly which leads to —> weight loss
- Used for maintaining your weight, gaining weight, losing weight
- It is for everyone
Here is the thing….there is no such thing as “bad fitness.” However, there are bad diets and bad nutrition.
Shakeology is NOT a protein shake. Did you know…most people are not even protein deficient. However, they are nutrient deficient.
Weight loss is a bi-product of good nutrition. With good nutrition your cravings go away, you feel better, you have more energy – you do more and recover more easily. Weight loss becomes a product of the good nutrition. It is that simple.
But I don’t need to lose weight….(that is me)….Not everyone needs to lose weight. Everyone does need good nutrition. Just because you are skinny does not mean you are healthy.
When dieting and exercising and trying to lose weight…so many do it backwards. First, you cut out all the calories…which cuts out nutrients. Then, after cutting back, we ask our body to do more and wonder why we feel so terrible. No one wants to do something that makes them feel awful.
The typical cycle for dieting…reduce caloric intake + add exercise. Within about two weeks you are severely nutrient deprived and have terrible cravings and get off track. You are trying to do more with less nutrition. You feel bad and try to start again at a different time. This is no good.
Signs of being Nutrient Deficient
- Mental Fog
This is pretty much everyone? Right? Why? Because most of us are nutrient deficient. Even if you eat great, you still don’t get all the nutrients you need. This is why Shakeology is so great.
Did you know?
You would have to eat 26,000 calories per day to get the proper nutrition. I mean, this is impossible which is why we are all so nutrient deficient.
Yes, you can lose weight without Shakeology but you will still be deficient of nutrients. With Shakeology you get an entire days worth of nutrients with just 180 calories. So, you can cut calories without sacrificing nutrients.
Why do I drink Shakeology?
Well, I had a brother fall dead at the age of 41 because of heart issues. I lost two uncles and a grandmother within a five month period because of cardiovascular disease. My dad has cardiovascular disease. Both of my mom’s parents died from a stroke. You see…I need to be healthy. I need Shakeology not just to be “skinny” but to be healthy. I’m a naturally small person…but that does not mean I’m healthy. This is where Shakeology comes in.
Long term use of Shakeology is important because….nutrient deficiencies have been shown to cause an 80% increase in the likelihood of becoming overweight. It increases your risk of diseases like resistance to infection, birth defects, cancer, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. Oh, and obesity is a whole another set of issues. My degree is in nursing so believe me…I know all about these diseases and why proper nutrition is so important.
Shakeology replaces a meal you would already be buying and eating!
Shakeology = 5 plates of salad
How much does it cost?
Shakeology is $4 per day. Many people spend up to $7 on breakfast each morning. So, you are below average in the cost of what you would normally pay for breakfast.
When putting something into your body you want to make sure it is the best. Right? Do something good for yourself. So many people spend so much of their time doing for others. It is important to take care of yourself so that you can take care of others and because everyone just needs to do good things for them and not just for everyone else.
I know it seems expensive…believe me…I’ve been there. But, when I really broke it down it just made sense. You get 30 servings at a time in a resealable bag. Before, I was spending $50 on a meal replacement that lasted me just over 2 weeks. So, yes, this was more expensive but I got almost double the servings.