As a certified Holistic Health Coach, Personal Trainer, Fitness Coach, and Yoga Teacher, nutrition is one of my biggest passions. After suffering for years myself with various health issues, especially a lot of digestive ones, nutrition has played a key part in my getting healthy (and feeling crummy!). When I coach my clients with their health & fitness goals, nutrition is the most challenging aspect. There is so much information out there, people are confused! What is healthy, what isn’t. Majority of people just aren’t educated enough to make wise choices. My goal is to educate on WHY Shakeology is so important to include in your diet plan, whatever diet plan you choose.
Whatever your goal is: losing weight, gaining lean muscle, more energy, reducing fatigue, improving sleep, reducing cravings, reducing cholesterol and blood pressure, or improving the digestive system- it really comes down to the food and drink we put into our mouths. It’s not just about the number of calories; it’s MORE about the QUALITY of those calories.
There is no ONE diet that meets everyone’s needs (Paleo, Vegan, Keto, etc), but one thing I believe, along with other nutritionists and coaches- Shakeology can and should be included. Why? Because it’s THAT good!
So, WHAT IS SHAKEOLOGY?
It is a whole food based powder that contains over 70 different vitamins, minerals, superfoods, probiotics, enzymes, antioxidants, and adaptogens. It contains the right balance of protein, healthy carbs, and fats to help your body actually absorb all the nutrients. And, unlike most powders found in stores, nothing is lost in the process of making it. All the enzymes are still intact. It is a complete meal in itself.
There is NOTHING artificial in it! NOTHING!!! It is soy free, gluten free, and theres’a a vegan option. The regular option uses 100% whey isolate, which is so pure, I know many people who are dairy intolerant can use it (it really depends on the person though). The Beachbody team of scientists travel the world to find the HIGHEST quality of ingredients! They choose farms that don’t use chemicals or pesticides.
The regular formula comes in vanilla, chocolate, cafe latte, greenberry, and strawberry. The vegan option comes in chocolate and tropical strawberry. There aren’t a million flavors because they’d have to add artificial ingredients to make flavors like peanut butter or birthday cake. Calories per serving range from 130-170, depending on the flavor. They contain 16-17 g of protein, but the other ingredients are so pure that your body can actually absorb more of this than other protein shakes because those don’t have all the necessary ingredients your body needs to absorb it.
WHY DO I DRINK IT?
I started drinking it to see if it would help my digestive issues. After suffering for SO long and not finding something that would help, I was on the last straw. Pretty much, I was desperate. I had heard about shakeology but thought it was “too expensive.” Then one day I honestly just opened my heart and mind and decided to give it a try. Within 3 days my digestion was running better, and every day since, it has gotten better and better.
I had been searching for years to find a GOOD clean powder that didn’t have artificial ingredients in it and made me feel good. Because of my food allergies, I have a very sensitive stomach. Shakeology relieved my constipation and started to relieve my stomach cramps, gas, and bloat! My energy started to increase, my skin cleared up, and even my hair and nails started to grow. I had random messages from friends saying, “You look so happy!! And your skin is GLOWING!!” This was huge for me because all my life I had struggled with acne and bad skin.
The quality of our food is declining, along with the nutritional value. So people think you can get all the nutrients you need if you just eat food alone. No. You can’t. You would need to consume about 27,000 calories a day of CLEAN, whole food to do that (from Seay Stanford, a well known nutritionist). You can all those nutrients in one shake. It can serve as a meal replacement and your daily vitamins.
If you’re not a breakfast eater or have a crazy busy schedule, this is even more important for you. And it will keep you going all day, or prevent that afternoon crash you might get.
Benefits you might receive from drinking Shakeology:
improved digestion and regularity
lower cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar
What If I Can’t Afford It?
How often do you spend $4 on a Caribou or Starbucks drink? Yes, we all do that. Or on a fast food burger maybe. At a discount, you can get Shakeology for LESS THAN $4/day!!! Actually, it comes to $3.53/day. Really. I don’t know anywhere else you can get that healthy of a meal that also contains all your vitamins and minerals, for that price. Is your health worth it? It is to me. Without our health, we can’t truly enjoy life. We miss out on SO much! I have experienced this for YEARS!!!
I am also a sufferer of Lyme Disease, a recent diagnosis. If I hadn’t been drinking my Shakeology so consistently, my digestive issues would be worse, I’d have MORE fatigue and sore joints than I do now.
If you say you can’t afford it, I really encourage you to re-evaluate your budget. We seem to have money for the things that are a priority for us. And all too often, people waste money on things that are not needed. If our health goes downhill, we can’t enjoy those things anyway! And personally, paying for Shakeology has SAVED me money, because I don’t get colds or the flu, and it saves on my food bill so I don’t have to buy everything separately that’s in this one shake.
If you’d like to order, check out my website: http://www.beachbodycoach.com/kellja88
BUT, if you want to get the discount, enroll as a Coach. You don’t have to coach anyone unless you want to (those opportunities are AMAZING), but it will give you the discount so you can SAVE!! *ask me for details!* email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
TIPS ON CREATING YOUR SHAKES:
There are SO many recipes out there. My favorite ways are to blend in a blender with ice, water, and a little unsweetened cashew or almond milk. I add extracts like almond, caramel, maple, coconut, or orange. Sometimes I add cinnamon or even a little frozen banana. Thick and creamy or “icy”, they taste just like an ice cream shake, but without any junk or sugar. YUMMM.
I have researched and researched the quality of these shakes, so I don’t take it lightly when I say how good they are. There is NO OTHER SHAKE on the market like these! If you’d like more info, please send me an email. If you’d like to chat about a personal meal plan or workout program, send an email.
I also run accountability groups every month to help you reach your goals and give you the support, motivation, and tools you need to succeed.
My clients have reported fewer cravings, inches and weight lost, less joint pain, improves digestion, more energy, and overall just feeling GOOD again! I’ve had past clients from personal training come to me because they have hit a plateau, and through the Beachbody workout programs and adding the shakes into their diet, they’ve broken through and lost as much as 9+ pounds in a month. Results vary depending on the person and the work you put in.
Give it a try. What have you got to lose? Just think about everything you might GAIN by giving it a shot. I was resistant at first, but one small choice to try it changed my life.
I’m always here for you. Please don’t hesitate to reach out. Much love, health, & happiness ~ Janae