Today I want to tell you about something called Shakeology. I found out about Shakeology from a high school friend who swears by it. Shakeology boasts that it will help you in losing weight, will give you more energy and will increase your regularity.
I love to exercise. I have enjoyed my workouts from the time I was a teenager. And no, they were not still writing on stone tablets when I was a teenager. But my biggest downfall is eating healthy. I enjoy pizza, spaghetti, White Castles and many other fantastic, unhealthy foods. My exercising has helped me a lot but that alone is not enough and I know it. Now in my senior years, I finally am trying to eat healthier.
I started looking for some form of a meal replacement shake or the best protein shake that I could find. Because I don’t eat salads or much fruit and vegetables, I wanted something that I could add healthy things in such as blueberries, bananas, strawberries and so on. Then my friend told me about Shakeology.
What exactly is Shakeology?
Shakeology is a nutritional health shake containing the best array of nutrients that can be found. It is also low calorie and is intended as a meal replacement shake. It is packed with all of the essential nutrients (over seventy) that you should be eating every day from vegetables and fruits. Wow, it is for people like me.
It is available in three flavors which are chocolate, greenberry and strawberry.
What Does Shakeology Contain?
- Amino Acids and Protein – These are required by the body to help build muscles and also to slow down your cravings for food.
- Digestive Enzymes and Prebiotics – These are required to help in nutrient absorption, digestion and your system regularity.
- Phytonutrients and Antioxidants – These will ward off free radical damage which sometimes will lead to degenerative diseases.
- Minerals and Vitamins – These are required for you to maintain your best possible health.
Shakeology does not have any caffeine or gluten.
Benefits of Shakeology
- Help to lose weight.
- Will make you feel more energized.
- It will help your digestion and regularity.
- It will lower your cholesterol.
- Provide you with the Vitamins and Minerals that you need daily.
Does Shakeology really work?
Well, I started having a Shakeology shake for breakfast every day beginning on October the 23rd, 2011. I tried and liked the chocolate flavor and made a sort of smoothie out of it adding at first a banana. It is very chocolaty but I really liked the taste. Chocolate is one of my favorite foods.
I did notice after the first week that I wasn’t quite as hungry. It did curb my appetite. It wasn’t until after the 2nd week that I became more regular and noticed an increase in my energy level. It took several weeks after that before I got more mental clarity, which is great for my age.
My wife Kim started the same time that I did. She went for a month or so before finally quitting. The reason was, and I hate to say it, but it gave her a very loose stool. After she quit, that problem went away. I didn’t have that problem.
After three months I lost 12 pounds and 4 inches from my waist. Now remember, I exercise regularly and also started eating healthier at the same time. So was it the Shakelolgy or my change in habits. I have exercised the same since I was a teenager, so it must be the eating habits. Shakeology did reduce my food cravings.
There are many Shakeology protein shake recipes available on line at the Shakeology official web site. They will tell you how to make a protein shake using Shakeology that you will like. I have tried many of their recipes and some I love and some are just ok for me. But it is the variety that will keep you liking Shakeology.
They have also now got the new flavor strawberry which is very good. I don’t really like the greenberry but that is just me.
My Favorite Way of Fixing a Shakeology Shake
Place 1 cup ice in a blender with 1 cup of milk and one serving of Shakeology powder. Blend until creamy, and then add 1/2 cup frozen blueberries and one banana, mix until fruit is blended. Sometimes I also add 1/2 cup frozen strawberries. Either way, it’s delicious!
So What Do I Really Think
With today’s fast food and obesity epidemic, I think we all can do something to help ourselves. This may be just starting an exercise program or trying to eat healthier. Most of us do not get all of the vitamins and minerals that our bodies require daily.
The only downside that I see is the Shakeology price. Shakeology is a little pricey, but comparable to most of the meal replacement protein shakes on the market today. You will still only be paying a little over $4.00 for that Shakeology meal. So it is wise to buy Shakeology for that healthy meal. You will spend that much at McDonalds. Kim’s problem with it may also be a negative for some,but I think most people have no problem at all with it.
I believe that Shakeology will lead you to healthier eating and it is also a great way to lose some weight. You will get all of the healthy benefits from a Shakeology meal replacement shake and with the taste of an ice cream shake. You will feel more energized and will be able to stay focused better. Shakeology is definitely my healthiest and my favorite meal of the day.