What is Shakeology?
Everyone keeps asking me, “What is Shakeology?” There are so many "shake" companies out there that have given good nutritional shakes a bad name. Whenever I tell people I lost weight using Shakeology as a supplement, the first thing I hear nearly every time is “Oh no, is that like __________(insert shake company name here)?” So I wanted to take some time to clear the air about Shakeology by Beachbody so everyone clearly understands exactly what Shakeology is. I wanted to share the incredible benefits I received from adding Shakeology to my diet, and why it is one of the most superior forms of protein, superfoods, and meal replacements on the market today. If you have gluten allergies, are vegan, or have dairy allergies, Shakeology is the supplement you should be adding to your diet.
Can I get real with you as a mom? I'm TIRED. Almost all of the time. When my husband told me that this might help, I actually scoffed. It couldn't do exactly what they told me it could do... could it? Would I actually feel more energy, and better on the inside if I started to take this? So i scowled at it, told myself I'd hate it, told myself it wouldn't do anything... and I was wrong. Number one, it gave me more energy (as a hypothyroid mama, this was huge), number two, my insides felt better. I know no one talks about their insides, but mine felt less clogged...
So What Does Shakeology do?
Let me start by saying Shakeology is not going to make you lose weight magically on its own. People out there making claims that taking a shake a day will make you shed the pounds are just insane. I mean sure it’s doable, but there is a right way and a wrong way to do something. You need to ask yourself: “What do you I want?” Do you want to get in the best shape of your life? Do you want to get healthy? Do you want to feed your body great nutrients and good carbs and good calories? Do you want to cleanse your body with sweat? Do you want to exercise and build up your immune system, cardiovascular system, and improve your heart health? Do you want to live a longer, more healthier? Do you want to stop getting sick?
If you want those things, then a shake a day isn’t going to cut it. You need to add exercise to your daily routine. You need to add vegetables, fruits, lots of water, and more to your daily routine. You need a great natural supplement to round out your vitamins and nutrients in your body that you likely won’t get with just your diet. You need some added protein, prebiotics, health-supporting chlorophyll’s, fiber, and more to get your body recovering from exercise effectively, and replenishing your body with good fuel.
I added Shakeology to my diet to get healthier. To feed my body with great nutrients! I added Shakeology so that I would be cleaning my body of the horrible toxins I had been putting into my system for years through exercise and sweat (yes, sweating is one of the best ways to get rid of toxins), and then replacing the junk, with good clean fuel! This in itself helps your body get in an optimal spot to start losing weight and gets your body responding to exercise more effectively. It’s not about the “meal replacement” that everyone likes to proclaim will have you lose weight, it’s about getting healthy. Do I use Shakeology as a meal replacement? Not usually! I'll have it for breakfast WITH a side of fruit! Does it make me full? YES! Depending how I make it, it does fill me up as long as I haven't been starving myself! Does it taste ridiculously good? To be honest, I didn't expect it to taste amazing, and it does taste good... my kids drink it, so I know it isn't just me that loves it!.
Shakeology is Natural
When I selected Shakeology, I compared all the products out there to Shakeology. I wanted to be sure I wasn’t putting crap in my body. I took my Shakeology to my doctor, and my naturopathic doctor (something I suggest you always do before adding a supplement to your diet). They both loved Shakeology and gave it raving reviews. Shakeology is gluten free and has been tested extensively to ensure it is 100% gluten free. This means Shakeology should be fine for people with celiac disease, and people on gluten-free diets. From my research, this is a HUGE bonus with Shakeology vs. Body By Vi and even other competing supplements and shakes.
No Refined Sugars
Next I wanted to make sure it tasted good without feeding my body unnecessary refined sugars that would cause all sorts of other issues like yeast overgrowth, candida, and more nasty things to fester in my body! I mean I’m working out to get healthy, not to lose weight. Why would I put junk in there just to say “look at me I lost 50 pounds but now I have candida overgrowth and more likely to get cancer!”. Shakeology has no refined sugars. They use the natural sweetening actions of the fruits and veggies that are included, and they add a little bit of Stevia in for taste. That’s it!
No Soy Protein
Not all protein is created equal folks. As more and more research is being done on soy, the harm that soy can do is being documented in spades. I’m not going to go into all the details here, but next time you start taking a soy protein, you should really do your research to find all the risks like breast cancer, gout, thyroid disease, and soy allergies. To make things worse, nearly all soybeans today are GMO (genetically modified) and likely made my Monsanto. I’m sure you’ve heard of them. The good news is Shakeology said no to soy and uses whey protein isolate, which is 90% pure protein. Remember the word “isolate” because this is very important. What makes it “isolate” is the removal of fat. Animal fat is where you find toxins, and Shakeology removes the fat. Shakeology is also jam packed with digestive enzymes, including lactase. Lactase is the breakdown of lactose. That is why lactose intolerant folks love Shakeology.
Shakeology In Canada
So Health Canada is pretty strict when it comes to approving health supplements in Canada for consumption. Products go through rigorous testing to meet the standards of the government and Beachbody has submitted all of the ingredients to them for each product we sell, for review. Because Beachbody has a legal company IN Canada, it's products must be approved for consumption, and they HAVE! Each product is carefully reviewed by Health Canada before we are able to get it to you so rest assured the products have gone through heavy testing to ensure they are safe!
In fact Shakeology is approved by the Diabetes association because it has a low Glycemic index--and helps regulate your blood sugar when you take it because it won't cause spikes after consumption!
I hope this article helps clear the air about why I have chosen to back Shakeology and promote it. Shakeology is unlike anything else out there. It is in a league all its own. If you are ready to lose weight, and more importantly feel better than you ever have in your life, try Shakeology. After all there is a money back guarantee!! So even if you hate it, drink the entire bag and feel NO different, you can send the empty bag back and get your money back. I know, crazy hey!