Shakeology, The Healthiest Meal of the Day

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I’m a busy single mom and teacher who is used to living on-the-go. In my quest for trying to save time and money, I have been known to drive through the McDonald’s value menu, or rationalize that my Orange Dream Jamba Juice is a “meal replacement”. Thankfully, a little over 6 years ago, a fellow teacher on campus introduced me to Shakeology, and I’ve been drinking it ever since. With its 70+ high-quality whole food ingredients, this delicious shake provides a nutrient rich meal in just one glass.
 
No more fast food stops for me in the morning. No more skipping meals because I have no time. If I’m at a workshop or traveling, I also bring it with me so I know that my next meal is a healthy one – and I have that added convenience. Yup, you could say I’m addicted!
 
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The Value

Shakeology has helped me lose 30 pounds AND has virtually eliminated the debilitating  migraines I used to get. This is huge for me because those headaches would WIPE me out. I lost time with my family and had to cash in on one too many sick days before Shakeology, and I couldn’t be happier that those days are long gone.

Both of my kids (now both adults) drink Shakeology, too, as does my mom and step-dad, who all feel healthier and have more energy. I so wish that I had known about Shakeology before my cancer diagnosis, but at least now I am doing great and have made the needed changes to my health to keep me around for many years to come!

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Your Questions Answered

I get asked a lot about Shakeology, so I wanted to share the top 3 questions I get. Here are my best honest answers to each of them.

1) Is Shakeology a weight loss shake?

As I mentioned, many of my family, friends, and clients have experienced more energy, been taken off medications, and have dropped weight, but this is not to say Shakeology is a “miracle cure” or that it is a “weight loss shake”.

It’s important to recognize that lowering your calorie intake will help you lose weight, but so many of the quick fixes on the market today not only lower the calories, but then skimp on the nutrients. My friends, weight loss is NOT worth sacrificing your health! 

Shakeology is about a health supplement, not going on a liquid diet. The weight loss comes partly because most people are so deprived of the vitamins, amino acids, probiotics, and antioxidants they need, that when they finally bring their body back into balance (AND stay within a lower calorie range, as well) they begin to see results. When we are fueling up on the right stuff, we’re also less likely to crave junk food. Then comes increased energy and immunity, and often that leads to becoming more active.

The whole weight loss thing becomes a pretty nice byproduct!

2. Is Shakeology a protein shake?

Thanks to mass media marketing, we’ve been conditioned to label pretty much any shake a “protein shake” these days. While Shakeology is not simply a protein shake, each serving does pack up to 17 grams of protein per serving, along with whole-food nutrition from some of the most nutrient-dense superfoods on the planet. 

At just about $4 per serving, the value of Shakeology is unmatched, as well. There is no way to get all the ingredients contained in a serving of Shakeology at the grocery store or farmer’s market by paying $4 per serving. Try going out for a healthy meal and walk away paying less than that. 

Try some of these delicious recipes and you’ll see it’s super tasty, too!

3. But isn’t it expensive?

Sometimes I hear objections about the price of Shakeology because it is sold in a 30-day supply. As a single mom living on a teacher’s salary, I had that exact same concern at first! Now, I deduct my Shakeology from my monthly grocery budget, and at around $4 a meal, I find that it actually SAVES me money (it even beats Subway’s “$5 foot long” which is NO MATCH for Shakeology in terms of health).

If you think about it, how often do you actually buy 30 MEALS up front? Me? Never. Once I learned about the ingredients and how expensive it would be to try to purchase every ingredient in it separately (and all at the same time), I had absolutely no problem with the price, because I recognized the value to my health – and my wallet.

I also compared it with the typical lunch choices I used to eat. I don’t know about you, but in my town, going for a quick lunch, especially at a “healthy” place, will cost me around $8-$15. Even our school cafeteria is over $5 now (please don’t get me started on school lunches… :).

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The Nutrients

Take a look at what you would have to purchase (not to mention EAT) to get all the nutrition that is packed into one serving of Shakeology:

  • 1 bowl of exotic fruit, including goji berry and acai ($4.40) shakeology 70 ingredients one glass
  • 4 cups raw broccoli ($3.94)
  • 7 whole carrots ($1.99)
  • 10 cups raw cauliflower ($4.30)
  • 3 cups romaine lettuce ($1.99)
  • 4 cups uncooked mushrooms ($8.97)
  • 3 raw onions ($2.91)
  • 1 cup peas ($1.09)
  • 4 cups red radishes ($5.16)
  • 4 cups non-fat yogurt ($3.49)
  • 1 shot wheat grass ($1.95)  =    Total $41.19

This list is only for ONE serving! Add that up for a month, and that would come out to over $1200 – a far cry from what you will pay at $130 (and of course $130 is just the retail price, which you don’t have to if you know how to get a discount).teacherstrong horizontal line

The Reviews

I obviously highly recommend drinking Shakeology every day, but if you are still on the fence, here is what some of my clients have said:

Laurie with Shakeology cup“My son is addicted! He drinks it every morning before work and he says he feels great and he’s not starving throughout the morning, feels healthy & has energy to work all day without dragging…” ~ D.A.

“I am losing weight and I feel so much more rested now. I can’t imagine how I used to eat so much processed food.” ~ S.M.

“Had a shake this morning with coffee – super good! Made some for my kids & they loved it, too!” ~ R.K.

“I feel like I’m cheating by eating a dessert!” ~ S.H.

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The Effects on Your Health

Here is how all the health in Shakeology helps your body’s ability to function efficiently*:

Get some!Protein and Essential Amino Acids
Help build and repair muscles •  Reduce hunger and food cravings •  Promote healthy skin, hair, and nails

Prebiotics, Probiotics and Digestive Enzymes
Aid in digestion •  Support a healthy intestinal tract •  Increase absorption of nutrients

Adaptogens •  Help promote a strong immune system •  Help increase energy and balance hormones •  Help protect the body from stress and boost immunity

Antioxidants and phytonutrients (plant-sourced ingredients)
Help neutralize harmful free radicals •  Help decrease inflammation •  Help maintain the immune system

23 Vitamins and Minerals your body needs to function for optimal health*
Get a wide range of essential nutrients •  Get your necessary vitamins every day •  Make up for dietary deficiencies

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The Glycemic Index

Shakeology® is certified low glycemic, coming in at just 24 on the glycemic index (GI), a number that’s very low and something to be excited about. Simply put, the glycemic index is a way to measure how carbohydrates react in your blood. When you eat carbs, your blood sugar level rises anywhere from a little to a lot. The GI uses a scale of 0 to 100, with higher numbers given to foods that cause the most rapid rise in blood sugar.

Why the GI Matters to You

High-GI foods cause the body to produce higher levels of insulin, but sometimes too much. The “rush” feels good at first, but then your blood sugar drops rapidly to lower than normal levels, known as a “crash.” Eating low-GI foods is a smart way to avoid the “rush” and “crash” cycle.

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High blood sugar drives your body to produce more insulin. Foods with a high GI (above 70) include white bread, pretzels, potatoes, and most processed foods. Eating these foods triggers a rapid rise in blood sugar and insulin levels, which:

  • Encourages your body to store fat
  • Creates a cycle of hunger and feeling unsatisfied
  • Causes an energy crash leaving you irritated and tired
  • Can lead to high blood pressure, fluid retention, and diabetes

Foods with a low GI (under 55) include broccoli, oatmeal, peanuts, and Shakeology. Consuming these foods helps stabilize blood sugar and insulin levels, which:

  • Increases levels of glycogen, a hormone that causes body fat to be burned
  • Helps satisfy feelings of hunger
  • Helps balance mood
  • Reduces the risk of heart disease, helps control diabetes, and positively affects the aging process*

Shakeology on the Glycemic Index

Believe it or not, Shakeology’s GI rating of 24 is much lower than most fruits, some vegetables, and pretty much every processed food ever made. It helps keep your sugar levels in check while supplying nutrition that satisfies, energizes, and helps promote good health.* teacherstrong horizontal line

If you’ve read this far and are ready to order your own 30-day supply of healthy nutrition, order risk-free with my bottom-of-the-bag guarantee (click here to order): 

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*Not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am not a health professional. I am sharing from my own personal experience and that of friends and family that have experienced results firsthand. Warning:  Processed in a facility that also processes soy, peanuts, tree nuts, milk, egg, fish and shellfish. This product should be used as a dietary supplement only. Those with medical concerns should consult their physician prior to using this or any other dietary supplement. 

 

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