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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

So What is Shakeology? And is it Worth it?

Alright, I am not going to lie. I was probably the biggest skeptic when I first heard about Shakeology. I have never been a believer of fad diets, trends or things that seem too good to be true. And when I heard about Shakeology, those were the first things I thought.

However, I was wrong.

I put in some time researching it and found that this is actually just what I needed in my life.

Why did I choose Shakeology? 
Not because I had a lot of weight to lose {although this is a benefit of Shakeology too & it did help me lose the last of my baby weight}, but for me the main reason was because I was the worst eater on this planet. I am not joking when I say that. I would eat sweets the majority of my day, and I was lucky if I got in one single serving of fruits or veggies! So when I found you could get all of this in one drink, I knew I needed it! 
Also, finding out that Shakeology has a "Bottom of the Bag" Guarantee, which means you can use the entire bag and return it to get your money back if you are not 100% satisfied, I figured I really have nothing to lose! {I mean, this tells you right there that this company knows they have a great product!}

What is Shakeology?
Shakeology, although a powder, is food. Unlike other "protein shakes," this is complete nutrition and is so much more than a protein shake! Highly trained professionals have searched all over the world to find the best foods and made them into this shake. The ground that they grow in is *not* treated with chemicals or pesticides. It is not made in a factory. It is made in a LAB right here in the U.S. It is not processed and contains NOTHING artificial, which is why there are limited flavors! Shakeology is much higher quality than something you can pick up in the store. There are four flavors to choose from: Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry and Greenberry. The Chocolate also comes in a Vegan option.

What is in Shakeology?
This one drink holds almost all the nutrition I need in one meal, one meal I don't even have to plan or think about! There are 70 ultra high-quality ingredients in this one drink that will be used to repair, change and improve your body! 
  • Protein & Amino Acids - Helps build lean muscles, improve skin and hair, support optimal brain function, improve mood, and reduce cravings.
  • Antioxidants & Super-Fruits - Helps reduce oxidative damage from free radicals, promote heart health, support joint health, and keep your brain healthy.
  • Phytonutrients & Super-Greens - Helps alkalize the body and promote detoxification of the liver, kidneys, and blood to restore health and vitality.
  • Adaptogen Herbs - Helps protect the body from stress, support the immune system, and balance the endocrine system.
  • Prebiotics & Probiotics - Helps promote regularity, support a balanced microflora environment in the intestinal tract, and improve digestion.
  • Digestive Enzymes - Helps the body break down foods and increase absorption of nutrients. 
What can you expect?
There are so many benefits to drinking this; I just can't list them all here. When you drink this every day, along with working out and eating a balanced diet, here are some of what you can expect to happen:
  • Lose weight 
  • Improve your digestion and regularity
  • Reduce junk food cravings
  • Increase your energy and stamina
  • Regulate blood sugar
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Improve hair, skin, eyes & nails
Is this a quick fix? 
Absolutely not! To put on weight and be unhealthy takes time, so it is going to take time to get that back off. However, I will say that people have seen results in a week... one week!

What if I can't afford it?
I do hear this often... "It's too expensive!" And, well, it is! It breaks down to about $4 a shake. But what it comes down to is priorities! If you are going to Starbucks everyday or if you are like my husband who is on the road each day for work and was eating fast food, then those are things you could choose to cut out. Eating out costs about $7 each time. Switch to Shakeology and you will not only be making a healthier choice, you will be saving money too! 

And then there are some of you who truly can not even afford any of the above things I mentioned. If this is the case, talk with me about becoming a coach and I can share with you how to save money on your Shakology or even get it for free.
What are other people like you saying about it?
  • Lindsey O., 26 - "Shakeology is the most important piece of the fitness puzzle to me. In my first week I lost 12 pounds and my cravings were all gone, which in turn has helped me lose even more weight and keep it off! I never go a day without my shake."
  • Richard N., 27 - "When I tried Shakeology, I said, 'This is HEALTHY?' It was so good. I felt a big boost in my metabolism. I craved it! I even quit using it to see if it was legit - and started craving junk, was fatigued and irritable. I got back on Shakeology and it's let me keep my body on a healthy schedule."
  • Allison S., 38 - "Shakeology is KEY in helping me keep the weight off and helping my digestion. I struggled with constipation and on the days that I miss a shake I am bloated and uncomfortable. I have never been a veggie eater, so Chocolate Shakeology is a perfect way for me to get the nutrition my body is calling for. Love the stuff!"
  • Walt S., 43 - "When my doctor told me drinking Shakeology was like eating a cup of mixed berries but healthier, I went straight home and mixed up a Chocolate shake. I was in CHOCOLATE HEAVEN! The first week on Shakeology, I lost 8 lbs. Being a health drink, it shouldn't be delicious, yet even on my limited diet plan, Shakeology remains my guilty pleasure and it's great for me!"
  • Adam B., 24 - "Shakeology is a game changer for sure. Since using Shakeology, my energy levels increased, I feel more focused and alert, I don't have sweet cravings, I recover faster from my workouts, and one of my favorite things about Shakeology is how it satiates my appetite. It's filling, delicious, and can travel with me.
  • Kim D., 40 - "Shakeology was huge in my transformation. Since I didn't know what it was like to eat healthy, it played an important part in my new diet. Within days of starting it I could feel a difference. I was amazed by the natural energy I began to feel. All of the cravings that I once had for sweets and chocolate were gone!"
  • Robb P., 28 - "I LOVE SHAKEOLOGY! Shakeology has saved me money and changed my life! Every morning, it helps me detox, satisfies my hunger, and jump-starts my day! It completely kills any cravings I have for sweets!"
  • Deidra P., 27 - "After having my second child I was unable to get the weight off. So I replaced one meal a day with Shakeology and instantly my ice cream, chocolate, and cereal cravings went away - and my body started to change. I lost 37 lbs., my digestion improved, and my self-esteem and energy skyrocketed! Now I'm in better shape and feel so much happier with myself than ever before!"
What are doctors saying?

  • Dr. Arno Sungarian, Neurological Surgeon - "Shakeology has changed the way I live my life."
  • Dr. Lauren Kallina, Ophthalmologist - "I would absolutely recommend Shakeology to family and friends."
  • Dr. Gwendolyn Cobbs, OB/GYN - "I have definitely found that Shakeology has suppressed my appetite."
  • Dr. Marvin Slepian, Cardiologist and Co-Creator of the Artificial Heart - "Use Shakeology as a substitute for a meal if you're attempting to achieve weight loss. I've used this product, and I think it really works."
  • Dr. R. Dale Christensen, Emergency Medicine - "You look at the cost of Shakeology vs. going out and having a fast-food meal. It's half the cost but you're getting 10x the nutrients."

How do you make it?
I have never tried it with just water, but I know many have. I honestly don't think I would like it just that way, although if that was my only option, I would still do it. I have a Ninja that blends up the recipes I like to a super creamy texture that makes it taste like I am having dessert. My favorite is the Vanilla Shakeology with almond milk, ice cubes and natural peanut butter! There are over hundreds of healthy recipes that you can try out. If you want to see some of my other favorites with Vanilla, check out my post here. And, be watching for when I share my favorite Chocolate and Strawberry recipes soon. :-)

How do I order? 
It's easy! 
  1. Go to my website, here: shakeology.com/brirun23.
  2. Click on the "Buy Now" tab in green on the top
  3. Select Your Favorite Flavor
  4. Choose your "Packaging Size": a. 30 Servings in a resealable Bag or b. 24 Single-Serve Packets in a box {As you can see, you get more servings in the bag.}
  5. Select "Monthly Autoship (with Super Discount Shipping)" {This is how you save money each month, because it is FREE s/h when you do it this way.}
That's it! :-) Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to chat more about this. I would be happy to help!

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