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Frequently Asked Questions about Shakeology

I thought this post would be perfect to answer the most frequently asked questions about Shakeology. I get emails and phone calls all the time with different shakeology questions and it will just make it easier to send people to this post to get their questions answered.

I’ve personally been drinking the chocolate shakeology for over 2 years now and have to say it’s the only nutrition shake that actually fills me up and I’ve tried them all.lol I’ve also noticed that I seem to have much more energy. While the workouts can attribute to some of that there have been times when I’ve missed a few workout sessions but shakeology is still feeding my body.

Okay, enough about me let’s get on with some of the most frequently asked questions about shakeology.

Frequently Asked Questions about Shakeology

Should I continue to take Activit® or other multivitamins along with Shakeology?

Because of the way Shakeology is formulated, one shake pretty much covers your body’s normal daily requirement for vitamins and
minerals. However, if you’re following a recommended exercise routine, your body is likely using up those nutrients at a faster rate. For example, if you’re doing P90X® or ChaLEAN Extreme®, hard-charging routines that burn more calories along with vitamins and minerals, you may need some additional supplementation–like Activit. Due to the digestive enzymes in Shakeology, taking Activit at the same time you drink Shakeology will help your body to better absorb all the nutrients.

Can I take Shakeology and P90X Peak Health Formula?

If you are using P90X Peak Health Formula, then only 1 serving/scoop of Shakeology is recommended per day. If you are taking any other supplements in addition to Shakeology and P90X Peak Health Formula, then watch your total intake to ensure you do not exceed Tolerable Upper Intake Levels for copper, magnesium, manganese, and zinc. The Tolerable Upper Intake Level for Copper is 10mg/day, for Magnesium 350 mg/day, for Manganese 11 mg/day, and for Zinc 40mg/day.

I already have some Meal Replacement Shake. Should I throw it out and switch to Shakeology?

One of my most frequently asked questions about shakeology. You don’t have to throw it out. Meal Replacement Shake is a high-quality protein shake. Shakeology offers a wide array of nutrients on top of protein. Because Meal Replacement Shake has higher sugar content and less fiber, a good time to use it is around the time you are exercising (Results and Recovery is also good for this purpose). Shakeology is a better option for a meal that’s at least 2 hours before a workout or 1 hour afterwards.

Can I take this and the Results and Recovery Formula?

Yes, but not together! Results and Recovery Formula should only be taken during or after exercise when you’ve been exhausting your
body’s blood sugar. At any other time, Shakeology would be your preferred option.

Should I still take an omega supplement?

While the flax seed and Chia seeds in Shakeology provide some omega-3 fatty acids, it is still recommended you take the Core Omega-3(TM) supplement to meet your daily requirement.

How about Core Cal/Mag?

The recommended daily allowance of calcium is 1,200 mg for women and 1,500 mg/day for post-menopausal women. Shakeology provides 500 mg of calcium, so it is recommended to supplement with Core Cal-Mag(TM) to meet the daily recommended allowance. Due to the digestive enzymes in Shakeology, taking Core Cal-Mag at the same time you drink Shakeology will help your body to better absorb the nutrients.

Does this mean I won’t have to eat veggies anymore? One of the more frequently asked questions about shakeology.

Unfortunately, no. Fresh fruits and vegetables will always be important for a healthy, balanced diet. Shakeology can help you fill in the nutritional gaps that occur when you’re too busy to eat the right balance of fruits and veggies. Plus, it’s much easier to tuck Shakeology into a purse or backpack than a head of lettuce!

Is it OK to drink more than one shake per day? Or to replace more than one meal per day?

Yes, but it is not recommended to replace more than 2 meals per day.

There is no food coloring. How is one mix green and the other brown?

The ingredients (herbal powders, grass powders, vegetable powders, Spirulina, Chlorella, plus some of the fruit and berry powders)
make the color green. The base of chocolate blend is also green, but the chocolate and cocoa powders turn the color “chocolate.”

One of the top Frequently Asked Questions about Shakeology is Why does the Chocolate flavor have more protein?

The serving size for Chocolate is 8 grams higher than for Greenberry. The extra ingredients added for the chocolate blend (mostly chocolate powder and cocoa powder) add an additional 2 grams of protein to the serving size.

With what kind of protein is it made?

The primary source of protein is from whey, which comes from milk. Whey is one of the most bioavailable protein sources. Translation: it rapidly gets to work on repairing your muscles, and the amino acids are easily absorbed and used by your body.

Are the milk sources of protein antibiotic-free?

Yes, the whey protein used in Shakeology is free of antibiotics.

Is it a good source of fiber?

At 3 grams per 140 calories, Shakeology is a balanced source of fiber. More importantly, its fiber sources are varied, coming from
apple pectin, flax, Chia meal, and Yacon. Yacon also happens to be one of the best prebiotic sources known to man.

Can I drink this right before a workout?

Shakeology would be a better option than a full meal prior to working out. However, if it’s immediately before a workout, you’d be better served by something with more sugar and less fiber for rapid absorption, such as the Results and Recovery Formula or Meal
Replacement Shake.

More Frequently Asked Questions about Shakeology

Another Frequently Asked Questions about Shakeology is Can I drink this right after a workout?

Again, it’s better than many other options available but less perfect than something designed primarily for this purpose, such as the Results and Recovery Formula.

Does it contain caffeine?

Shakeology contains no caffeine. It does contain green tea extract, but the caffeine has been removed.

Is Shakeology vegetarian? The top frequently asked question about shakeology.

Yes. In fact, the only non-vegan ingredient is whey protein, which comes from milk.

Are all of the ingredients organic?

With the complexity of sourcing over 70 ingredients from all over the world, it was not possible to certify all the ingredients as organic. However, they have been carefully selected and processed under strict controls to retain the highest density of nutrients
possible.

Shakeology mentions “whole-food ingredients”–what does this mean? How can it be possible when it’s ground to a powder?

Shakeology uses several whole-food sources of nutrients rather than using only synthetic extracts or isolates (like some multivitamin
pills). The benefit of whole-food-derived ingredients is that the nutrients are preserved as close to their natural state as possible and are therefore delivered to your body in the most holistic way possible. Your body will better absorb and more efficiently use the
nutrients from whole-food sources. The process of converting a food from its natural state to a powder, if done incorrectly, can destroy the nutrients in that food. With Shakeology, we ensure the highest levels of nutrients are preserved through strict temperature-controlled drying and processing.

A Frequently Asked Question about Shakeology for those that are handy in the kitchen is Can I mix this in with food I’m cooking/baking?

Cooking or heating Shakeology would destroy many of the nutrients in Shakeology and upset the nutrient balance. It’s highly recommended that you drink it at room temperature or cooler.

Is it safe for people with diabetes?

Because needs vary for each person with diabetes, it is recommended you check with your doctor first. However, since Shakeology is a
low-caloric meal replacement with a lower glycemic index than most meals, it should be acceptable for most people with diabetes.

One of the most important Frequently Asked Questions about Shakeology that I get it is Can I give it to my kids? Is it safe for kids?

Because the needs of every child may vary, please check with your pediatrician. However, since Shakeology is a healthy drink with low
sugar and a wide variety of nutrients, it is a much healthier option than many other drinks or snacks on the market and should be
appropriate for most children over the age of 6. You may want to start out with a smaller serving size until you are sure of the child’s tolerance. It is not recommended to be given as a meal replacement for children younger than six years old without first checking with your pediatrician.

Even More Frequently Asked Questions about Shakeology

What about pregnant women and nursing mothers? One of the most important frequently asked questions about shakeology.

Shakeology should only be taken by pregnant women and nursing mothers under the direction of their physicians.

Is it safe for people with gluten allergies or celiac disease? It says gluten-free on the package, but the label lists wheatgrass and kamut grass as ingredients.

After extensive testing, Shakeology has been found to be 100 percent gluten-free. As such, Shakeology should be an appropriate
snack or meal for people suffering from gluten allergies or celiac disease. However, since individual allergies and conditions vary, it is recommended to test a small dose first before proceeding with a full serving.

Does Shakeology interfere with any medication?

While Shakeology has been tested as safe for most people, you should always consult with your physician if you are on any medication (especially heart medication, since Shakeology contains Vitamin K1) or if you have any other unique health conditions.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Shakeology

Canada Beachbody Coaching Opportunity

The Canada beachbody coaching opportunity is opening on October 1st and it’s a very exciting opportunity for many Canadians that have been waiting. Beachbody has many customers in Canada that use P90X, Turbo Jam, Turbofire, and Shakeology. Many Canadians have been wanting to become Beachbody Coaches but have not been able to until now. Canadians want to join and build their Beachbody business and work at home in Canada.

I am excited to think about all of the great things that are going to happen starting October 1st when  Beachbody is approved from the Canadian government to move forward with the Beachbody coaching opportunity in Canada.

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How To Be Healthy

I get emails, phone calls, skype messages all the time asking how to be healthy. In some cases the messages state “I have had great success with my workout program! My nutrition has been spot on, I am getting stronger and I’m losing body fat! So, what do I need to change?”

You might laugh at the above statement but I hear it almost every day. Someone is having a lot of success with their fitness program and they CAN’T WAIT to change things.

Doesn’t really make sense does it? What is my advice? STAY THE COURSE!

What does this mean? KEEP DOING WHAT IS WORKING FOR YOU! :-)

How to be healthy

The secret formula for how to be healthy is simple:

Doing your best with consistent beachbody workouts combined with following a simple, effective nutrition plan applied over 90 days.

This is where 99% of people fall short. They don’t have the mental discipline to stick with what is already working for them long enough to see their fitness goals become a reality.

Want more muscle? Work on getting stronger and support your efforts nutritionally long enough to add that muscle. Want to lean out and lose body fat? Do the best you can each day with your beachbody workouts, and gear your nutrition towards body fat loss LONG ENOUGH to lose the body fat you want to lose.

Its really that simple folks. Its not rocket science, but then again its not easy. If it was, EVERYONE would have a six pack and the fitness level they dream about.

So, when things are going great and you think, “I gotta change things up”…DON’T!

STAY THE COURSE!

How To Be Healthy

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