Let’s face it, the acronym for the Standard American Diet (SAD) is no accident. It is terrible. Rarely do any of us eat enough whole, fresh foods; instead, we have turned into a society of convenience, and our health is paying the price. Grocery store shelves are loaded with prepacked EVERYTHING--from crustless PB&Js to hardboiled and peeled eggs. Convenience, yes. Providing our bodies with nutrients and fuel? No.
The reality is, we’re running our bodies on empty. So, we are tired. We are unhealthy. We are unmotivated. And like a car, we need fuel to go. Good fuel. Not empty-calorie junk. When you start thinking of food as fuel, you immediately realize how important Shakeology is in your daily diet, especially if you are relying on the convenience factor for at least one meal per day.
Take a look at the ingredient label. What you will find is a shake derived from PLANTS. Most of these plants are superfoods from around the world, packing in vital nutrients (70 to be exact!). Shakeology is more than a protein shake. It is more than a superfood shake. It is like drinking a multivitamin, packing in what is equivalent to taking SEVEN trips to the salad bar. There are amazing vegan varieties, too.
-Protein blend: To help build lean muscle, improve skin and hair, support mental clarity, reduce cravings.
-Antioxidants: To promote a healthy heart and optimal blood pressure
-Phytonutrients: Helps alkalinize (fancy term for removing acid build up to beat illness), promote detoxification.
-Adaptogens: Protect from stress and support immune system.
-Pre and Probiotic enzymes: Building and feeding the “Good Guys” in your gut, resulting in effective digestion, and regularity.
What Else Shakeology Can Do For You:
-Give you energy. The range of B vitamins and trace minerals, like zinc and magnesium from whole food sources that regulate metabolism and increase energy. Wouldn't benefit from increased energy? I don't believe you.
-Improve your mood. One scoop of Shakeology provides 100% of the daily recommended intake of vitamin B12. B12 is often linked with good mood and positive energy maintenance.
-Aid in detoxification. Many of the ingredients in Shakeology (spirulina, chlorella, flaxseed, barley grass, spinach) contain powerful detoxification compounds such as chlorophyll and alpha-linolenic acid. These ingredients may help rid the body of environmental toxins such as smog, heavy metals, herbicides, cleaning products, and pesticides. Kamut grass is another detoxifying ingredient known to cleanse the body and detoxify the cells to restore health and vitality.
--Boost immunity. The goji berries in Shakeology are one of the richest sources of antioxidants; not only does goji berry promote eye, reproductive, and circulatory health, but it also supports your immune system and promotes longevity!
--Beat cravings & stay satisfied longer: The protein, chromium, and nutrient-dense calories from superfoods in Shakeology work to help decrease your appetite. Chromium is important because it helps maintain blood-sugar levels, which reduces sugar cravings and promotes fat metabolism. Protein-rich meals are a great way to keep you feeling full, longer, too!
--Complete nutrition: Each Shakeology ingredient plays an important role in fueling your body on a cellular level, but it is important to remember that the synergy of the 70+ ingredients working together is what truly fuels your body to keep you feeling and looking amazing.
Think about the mindless expenses that you create for yourself throughout the week. Snacks, coffee, bottles of water or other beverages. Impulse buys in check out lines like candy bars or energy bars. Do you hit the drive thru or eat out for lunch a few times a week? Or, hit the dollar section at Target?! (guilty.) It adds up quickly!
Shakeology on home direct costs $28 per week, which breaks down to about $4 per serving. And it's a meal. Cutting out a few mindless buys throughout the week easily covers the cost of Shakeology, and chances are, it's a much better bang for your buck.
Bottom line is this: Your body is the most expensive and valuable asset you will ever own. Treat it as such. Fuel it with nutrients NOT processed garbage.
With Shakeology, weight loss and sustained health become a BY-PRODUCT of dense nutrition.
What has Shakeology done for me? It has helped to curb cravings and fuels me energy as I begin my day. It has replaced by daily multivitamin, improved my skin and nails, helps to reduce cravings and is a meal I look forward to each day! It is my go-to meal in the morning during the week when my mornings are cray-cray, and helps to fill the gap between brunch and dinner on the weekends. The cherry topper? Toddler approved.
So, what are you waiting for??
Are you eager to learn more, and not ready to make to make the commitment? I was in the same place 10 months ago! A Shakeology Sampler is a great way to try each flavor and see how you feel after drinking it daily for a week. Order yours here. Prefer the vegan sampler? (I do!) Try it here.
If you are ready to go “all in,” you can order your order in Shakeology on Home Direct here.
If you are interested in learning more about how you can receive Shakeology monthly with a 25% discount, complete this form, and I will reach out to you directly!
Keep fueling and rocking your badass self in the meantime!