I get this question ALL the time from people. Is it a meal replacement? Is it a protein shake? Yes, and yes, but it’s SO much more than that I wanted to put it all out there in a manner that is easy to understand so I can help you make an informed decision about your health program and whether Shakeology would be a beneficial component of that plan. So, here it is – all the nitty gritty details on what Shakeology actually is…
Shakeology – “Defined”
You’ve probably read all the tags at the end of all of the posts you’ve seen #healthiestmealoftheday or read many of the claims, like Shakeology is your “daily dose of dense nutrition” or that it provides the equivalent nutrition of 6 salads. But, even though those claims sound positive, they don’t really give you a clear picture of what Shakeology actually is. So, let’s take a moment to give it a proper “definition.”
While Shakeology does have protein in it, it is not a “protein shake” in the traditional sense of the term, i.e., that is not its primary function. Shakeology contains over 70 different healthy ingredients that are combined to provide you with the best possible nutritional meal. So, you see it is a “meal replacement,” but it’s not really so much in the sense of your typical “weight loss shake.” Shakeology serves as a meal replacement because it so completely supports your nutritional needs that it is a meal in itself.
Actual Benefits of the “Healthiest Meal of the Day”
Okay, so all that being said, what are the actual benefits of Shakeology? That’s a great question and another one I get all the time, so let’s talk benefits.
1. Meal Replacement
I think some people shy away when they hear the term “meal replacement.” But, in all reality this nutrient-packed shake is a gem! It’s easy to prepare and gives you all the daily nutrition your body needs. I’ll take that any day, especially when it makes getting my breakfast down before my little one gets up that much easier…
2. Detox and Improved Nutrient Absorption
By pouring such dense nutrition into the body, you are automatically aiding your body in ridding itself of toxins. Most people notice this effect right away as the shakes help them feel more refreshed and energized. It really supports care of the body from the inside out that can be noticed in the clarity of the skin and more.
Additionally, because Shakeology is composed of nothing but nutrients, your body starts to begin to perform better when you are drinking your daily shake. It’s everything your body needs and nothing more, so your body begins to learn to use more nutrients from all of your meals throughout the day.
3. Weight Loss
One of the biggest benefits for most people just getting started with Shakeology is that it helps support weight loss and even maintenance. When you think about it, it just makes sense. You’re replacing one meal each day with a shake that provides your body all of the nutrition it needs, so obviously, you’ll start shedding the added pounds. I honestly lost 5 pounds within 2 ½ weeks of starting a daily shake! It also helps reduce food cravings, so that’s another way it helps with weight concerns.
4. Improved Digestion
The nutrients in Shakeology also promote healthier digestion. Again, this goes back to the fact that you are providing your body with optimal nutrition and that you are eliminating some of the excess that your body doesn’t need. But, even my husband who has dealt with Crohn’s disease for years says he noticed a difference in the feeling in his gut in just a few days of starting with the shakes.
5. Increased Focus
In addition to increased energy levels, Shakeology also promotes increased cognitive focus. Again with this, it’s the added nutrients in the shake that really promote mental clarity and balance, influencing your mental focus.
So, there you have it. Shakeology really is the healthiest meal of the day, and now you know a little more about why. I could go into more of the details of the ingredients, but that’s another post for another day.
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