Shakeology® is gaining in popularity and for good reason. It is an excellent health drink. Many people use it for various reasons. The main ways to use it are as a healthy snack, a meal replacement shake, or as a daily multivitamin. The Shakeology cleanse is a 3-day cleanse based on nutrient efficiency. You see, most cleanses are calorie restrictive or focus on helping to remove toxins from the body.
The aim is to get the most nutrients possible into the fewest number of calories. The goal is to put all of these calories to use as a part of your exercise program, to rid your body of undigested foods and toxins, and to bring your hydration levels into homeostasis. The result you're after is not weight loss—though it will likely occur—but for your body to be running more efficiently. This should make you feel lighter and more energetic, even though you're doing an exercise program.
The way it works is to choose a flavor of Shakeology (chocolate or greenberry) and drink three shakes a day (preferably 3-4 hours apart.) You eat two fruits as snacks (one piece of fruit in between shakes) and for dinner you eat 4-5 ounces of lean protein plus a salad with 2 tbs of healthy oil in the dressing. For example, 2 tbs olive oil/vinegar dressing.
To recap, the Shakeology 3-Day Cleanse consists of:
- 3 shakes per day
- 2 fruits for a snack
- 4 oz of lean protein and a salad for dinner
Unlike other cleanses, it is relatively short. Only three days compared to others that can last for a week or longer. It is also healthier because unlike other cleanses, you are getting the nutrients your body needs. Shakeology contains 70 ingredients to include essential vitamins, minerals, and the super-fruit blend that has antioxidants.
I am not sure how much weight can be lost (if any) but I'm sure it varies. If a cleanse doesn't interest you, Shakeology still makes an excellent healthy drink to have on the go, as a snack, a way to reduce hunger/junk food cravings, or as a great multivitamin supplement. You can download the PDF of the actual cleanse below:
The Shakeology® 3-Day Cleanse
Personally, I drink it daily and would use it even if I weren't a Beachbody Coach. I do recommend saving yourself some money (25% off) by becoming a coach. Even if you have no interest in reselling it, at least you can get the discount on Shakeology and all Beachbody products.
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