What Shakeology Has Done for Me
I want to talk to you about what Shakeology has done for me and my experience with drinking for the past 4 years. I was super skeptical about drinking my calories and nutrition because I had always heard that it's better to get your nutrition from real foods. Well guess what? Shakeology IS real food! They shop for the ingredients for Shakeology literally ALL over the world! When I first tried it I made the mistake of mixing it with tap water without a bender. You DO NOT want to drink it this way. Invest in a good blender. I always add ICE, water, and about half a cup of coconut milk for thicker consistency. This makes the world of difference in the taste if you blend it well with these ingredients.
1. SHAKEOLOGY INCREASES ENERGY AND STAMINA: I wake up early, get kids off to school, teach my fitness classes, train my clients, then work from my computer most days. I always used to crash and burn around 2:00 or 3:00 in the afternoon after lunch. I used to get so tired I would literally fall asleep sitting at my computer. I don’t get that feeling anymore now that I have added Shakeology to my nutrition. The nutritional content in Shakeology is so amazing and I believe this is why I no longer crash in the afternoons. Here’s a list of some of the amazing ingredients in Shakeology and what it can do for you:
Plant based protein: Chia, flax, Quinoa, Amaranth, Rice, Pea & Oat. Helps build lean muscles, improves skin and hair, supports mental clarity and reduces cravings*
Super-fruit/Antioxidants: Camu-camu, Acai, Acerola Cherry, Bilberry, Goji berry, Green Tea, Luo Han Guo, Pomegranate, Rose Hips.Provides antioxidant support and helps promote a healthy heart and optimal blood pressure*
Super-green/Phytonutrients: Moringa, Chlorella, Spirulina, Spinach, Kale.Helps alkalinize the body and promote detoxification for health and vitality*
Adaptogen Blend: Ashwagandha, Astragalus, Cordyceps, Ginkgo, Maca, Maitake, Reishi, Schisandra, Holy Basil.Helps protect the body from stress, support the immune system, and balance the endocrine system*
Pre and Probiotics/Digestive Blend: Yacon root, Agave, Lactobacillus Sporogenes, Amylase, Cellulase, Lactase, Lipase, Protease, Bromelian, Papain.Helps increase nutrient absorption, promotes regularity, and improves digestion*
2. SHAKEOLOGY IMPROVED MY RIDING PERFORMANCE: Before Shakeology I would go out for group rides and let the “fast” riders take off while I struggled to catch my breath at some points along the way. Now, I am able to keep up with the faster athletes and hold my own on the bike. I definitely feel stronger, faster, and more confident when I ride with our group. My bike time in a recent race was almost 2 whole minutes faster this year than last. I drink Shakeology as a recovery drink after teaching, training, or racing, because I know I am giving my body all the goodness it needs to perform at peak levels. It also has 15 g of protein which my muscles are craving after a hard workout. Since adding Shakeology to my daily nutrition, I have placed in EVERY race I have done in the past 4 years as you can see in the photo below! Shakeology is a staple in my training and I wouldn’t switch to anything else!
3. SHAKEOLOGY LOWERED MY CHOLESTEROL: Lastly, as I entered my mid and late 40’s my yearly cholesterol tests were coming back with higher than normal numbers. At one point my total cholesterol was 270! My doctor wanted to put me on Lipitor or one of the drugs for lowering cholesterol. I was adamantly opposed to this! I tried modifying my diet and that helped bring the numbers a little lower but still above 220, which was not ideal. As of December 2017, I am thrilled to report my cholesterol is down to a healthy 178. I can honestly attribute this change to my Daily Dose of Dense nutrition- SHAKEOLOGY. Want to give it a try? Click the link below to try Shakeology for one month! You will LOVE how you feel!
The Shakeology Recipes are amazing! From Chocolate Bananas Foster to Strawberry Peach Surprise.
More than 70 different ingredients were chosen from around the world for their potency and bioavailability (the ability to deliver the nutrients your body needs). Here are the key nutrient groups that these ingredients deliver:*
Protein and Essential Amino Acids to help build long, lean muscles and reduce food cravings
Prebiotics and Digestive Enzymes, which aid in improving digestion, regularity, and nutrient absorption
Antioxidants and Phytonutrients to help counteract free radical damage that can lead to degenerative diseases
Vitamins and Minerals your body needs to function for optimal health
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
(1) In a 90-day study, participants replaced one meal per day with Shakeology, ate a balanced diet, and exercised moderately three times per week. Total cholesterol was reduced on average by 30% and LDL cholesterol was reduced on average by 38%. Participants followed the Shakeology Program, which included replacing one meal per day with Shakeology, exercising three times a week, and eating a balanced diet.