Top 5 Benefits to Drinking Shakeology Regularly

Monday, 24 October 2016

Before I was introduced to Beachbody, I was NOT a shake drinker; rather, the opposite. I stuck up my nose to those "shake-drinkers". Honestly, I viewed those individuals as lazy looking for a quick fix. A little harsh huh?! What can I say, I'm an opinionated chica hehe. The truth is MOST shakes from companies are actually compromised with "filler" foods to make you feel full so you won't eat, but they're not actually nourishing your body. So why now? Why Shakeology? Why drink a shake everyday?!




Trust me, no one had more questions or was a bigger skeptic than I! Let me walk you through the top 5 benefits to Shakeology specifically, as well as why I chose this specific shake to begin drinking. As I mentioned above, most shakes I had come across were just fillers- a gymic to convince people that their supplement would be that "it" factor to help them lose weight. But when I started researching Shakeology what I found blew my mind in the best way possible.

Before we get to what it is, let's talk about what it is not:

1. Shakeology is not a weight loss supplement.
2. Shakeology is not a protein drink; it has a lot of protein in it, but it's not an equivalent to a protein powder.

Ahhh, that feels good to share.
Don't worry if you've thought it was the above things, I thought the same thing too ;) before I did research. But now, I'm here to help coach you through understanding why I won't go a day without it- and why I would encourage you to try it for yourself!
Okay, so now let's talk about what it is.





1. Shakeology is Nutrient-Dense: Shakeology is a nutrient-dense meal replacement consisting of over 70 super foods whole food ingredients sourced in their native homes around the world to ensure richness + density of nutritional value. All ingredients are cold-process the ingredients so that there is no nutritional value lost in the process of creating it. Within one scoop, I receive the equivalent of 1 bowl of exotic fruit, 4 cups of broccoli, 7 whole carrots, 10 cups of cauliflour, 3 cups of romain lettuce, 4 cups of uncooked mushrooms, 3 raw onions, 1 cup of peas, 4 cups of red radishes, 4 cups of non-fat yogurt, 1 shot of wheat grass! WHEW- that's a lot of nutrients!! Check this info here. While it is called a meal replacement, replacing an actual meal varies from person to person. It completely depends on an individual's goals and meal plan. For me, I'm building muscle so Shakeology serves as 1 of 5 meals in my day. I'm not eating only 3 meals a day and replacing 1 with Shakeology- that would leave you under-eating.

2. Shakeology has Pre and Pro-biotics: Okay, okay, before I became a Beachbody coach I had NO clue what those words even meant! Probiotics are live bacteria that help in your gut. Prebiotics are a special form of dietary fiber that acts as a fertilizer for the good bacteria in your gut. The two work together to create a healthy environment in your cut. For me, this has directly affected my regularity immediately. I had suffered from minor IBS. Shakeology has since fixed this without going into TMI ;)

3. Shakeology is Convenient: Okay how many of you feel like you don't have time for a meal? Whether it's breakfast or lunch... so many of us just don't have time to make or eat a healthy meal. I remember when I worked in corporate, I was frequently dashing to the closest nearby food court to grab a "healthy" lunch. Because of the high cost for healthier options, I would end up getting some semblance of fast food which I later regretted. Shakeology has become that one meal in my day that I just don't have time for. Somedays it's breakfast, others it's lunch. I can either bring it with me to go and just add water, or if I have 5 minutes I can blend it up then pop it into my shaker cup for the road. And people always ask- does it keep you full for long? YES!! My husband (who is 6'11'' can drink it and be full for 2-3 hours) so I'm pretty sure it's a filling meal ;)

4. Shakeology is Cost-efficient: A lot of people think Shakeology is really expensive. BUT the reason they think this is because they look at it in a lump sum, instead of breaking it down and understanding the value for the cost. Truth: Shakeology costs less than most lunches or dinners. Plus, for me, when I eat less fueling fast food options, I get sluggish and less productive. Less productive means I get less done at work. So, it’s important to me to fuel well and stay healthy and productive. Besides, being a new fur mom definitely requires allll the energy I can get!  Have you ever noticed what you eat impacting your energy? Added bonus: I haven’t gone to the doctor one time since I started drinking Shakeology every day (which was a little over a year ago); which means no extra $ spent on co-pays.

5. Shakeology Curbs Cravings: Y'all know I'm obsessed with chocolate chip cookies. I have never really been able to stick to a meal plan because of my addiction to cookies. When I set out on this journey, I found out those cravings were really my body asking for specific nutrients. With Shakeology, my cravings were curbed because the super foods actually met the needs my body was asking for. Cravings are a sign from your body asking for specific nourishment. Sometimes it feels like sugar- but it is actually true nourishment.




For my journey specifically, Shakeology has truly helped me step away from binge-eating and help me develop a more balanced approach toward eating. It's not been easy- but it's been a crucial tool alongside my journey. If you're anything like me, I couldn't stick to any meal plan. But now, with the addition of Shakeology, I have been able to actually follow the 21 Day Fix Meal plan and have been for around 15 months now! THATS a lifestyle change woot woot!!!

Interested in trying it for yourself?

Get a sampler pack here: http://www.myshakeology.com/CourtneyDuinker

Click on the Buy Now Button scroll down to the bottom and you will have several sampler pack options! If you decide to give it a try, shoot me an email courtney@sownwithstrength.com so I can give you my BEST recipes :)

Eeeek the Chocolate Vegan is my fav just FYI and here is my fav recipe with that flavor!
 

Live Sown with Strength Friends, 
Courtney
 



*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.

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