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Friday, October 2, 2009

Day 10/30: Shakeology

I've noticed all my last posts about the 30-day Surprise PT Challenge were all fitness/exercise based... but what about the nutrition side? That's just as important, if not more, than fitness itself.

So thought I'd write about a nutrition product which I truly believe in and drink several times a week as my breakfast.

**Disclaimer: I do NOT work for/sell/or gain any profit off of Beachbody products. I'm not a Beachbody coach. I just really believe in the company and their products.**

Beachbody is an amazing company - top notch fitness programs (my FAVES are P90X and ChaLean Extreme) and a passion for "ending the trend of obesity". Earlier this year Beachbody released a powdered nutrient powerhouse - Shakeology! I won't get into the details (but you can read it here) but I just love this stuff. It's basically powdered whole food sources that carry a ton of nutrients from veggies, fruits, grains and seeds and of course some protein thrown in for good measure. Shakeology is advertised as a nutritional/energy shake, not necessarily a meal-replacement or weight-loss shake, but I use it as my breakfast (blended with a mix of different things) and I have no doubt that some of my weight-loss is due to the shake.

I've been drinking it at least 3x/week for the last 5 months and I can't say enough about it! No joke... I can feel a difference on the days that I don't have my Shakeology... the energy level really isn't there. And sure, it might be 'all in my head' but if me just thinking it works makes it work, then why not? Plus do some research and read about what the other THOUSANDS of drinkers have to say. But even more important than the energy increase (and that's an energy increase without any stimulants, I might add!) is knowing that my body is getting the nutrients it needs and that's the most important thing. I'm working really hard to get the body I want and achieve the fitness level I want so I need to make sure I fuel my body correctly.

Why wouldn't I want to get the most out of my workouts and diet?

And Shakeology helps me do this by giving my body the nutrients it doesn't get from my diet. Of course I watch my diet, but even a person who eats clean, clean, CLEAN, can't get all the nutrients they need from the food they eat. How would you like to eat two pounds of broccoli, 10 cups of blueberries, five pounds of spinach, or 8 apples at a sitting? And even those won't cover everything you need!

It took me a while to finally order my first bag of Shakeology because like fitness gadgets, I'm skeptical of what's out there. But I did my research and read up on what makes Shakeology, Shakeology and I do believe it's one of the best supplements out there. And for me it's worked out great! I love it and will continue to use it for as long as I can!

Now I know this sounded like a sales pitch for Shakeology and I assure you I have nothing to do with this company except that I'm a loyal customer. But come to think of it, I do profit from Beachbody and Shakeology. I've profited stronger muscles, lower levels of fat, more energy, and a huge boost of self-confidence! No financial gains are in order for me after writing this, this is just one happy user sharing her thoughts and opinions on Shakeology!


Mrs. Sheila said...

Does it taste all proteiny like whey protein powder does? EWWW! I would LOVE to find something tasty and yet good for me!

MackAttack said...

How much do they cost? Can you just buy the shake? What are the nutritionals?

Chupsie said...

Sounds great, I used to take the herbalife shakes they were super yummy too! and yes your right they make you feel so much better! You should post the scoop on where you get them from! I would love to know too!

Amazon Runner said...

I'll be starting my 4th week of ChaLEAN extreme tomorrow and I LOVE it. Haven't tried these shakes, so I'll look into it!

The Amazing Shrinking Girl said...

Sheila - It comes in two flavores: chocolate and greenberry. The chocolate one taste great, not proteiny but the greenberry takes a little getting used to. To me it taste 'healthy'.

MackAttack - Yes you can just buy the shakes. They are pricey, about $120 a bag but that bag last me two months drinking it 3 or 4 times a week. As far as nutritional info, check out the link I included in my post for ALL the info. 70+ ingredients plus nutrition facts. For one serving of the shake it's 140 calories... so not bad at all!

Chupsie - I buy them from my Beachbody coach who happens to give me their 25% discount. Email if you want more info.

A. Runner - CLX is my fave!! I totally believe the shakes will benefit your hard work with CLX! Keep pushing play!

katsuboy said...

So where's my free sample to get me hooked???