Everyone keeps asking me, “What is Shakeology?” It's pretty sad that Body by Vi has given any kind of fitness shake a bad name. Whenever I tell people I lost weight using Shakeology as a supplement, the first thing I hear nearly every time is “Oh no, is that like Body by Vi?” So I wanted to take some time to clear the air about Shakeology by Beachbody so everyone clearly understands exactly what Shakeology is. I wanted to share the incredible benefits I received from adding Shakeology to my diet, and why it is one of the most superior forms of protein, superfoods, and meal replacements on the market today. If you have gluten allergies, are vegan, or have dairy allergies, Shakeology is the supplement you should be adding to your diet.
What Shakeology Does
Let me start by saying Shakeology is not going to make you lose weight magically on its own. People out there making claims that taking a shake a day will make you shed the pounds are just insane. I mean sure it's doable, but there is a right way and a wrong way to do something. You need to ask yourself: “What do you I want?” Do you want to get in the best shape of your life? Do you want to get healthy? Do you want to feed your body great nutrients and good carbs and good calories? Do you want to cleanse your body with sweat? Do you want to exercise and build up your immune system, cardiovascular system, and improve your heart health? Do you want to live a longer, more healthier? Do you want to stop getting sick?
If you want those things, then a shake a day isn't going to cut it. You need to add exercise to your daily routine. You need to add vegetables, fruits, lots of water, and more to your daily routine. You need a great natural supplement to round out your vitamins and nutrients in your body that you likely won't get with just your diet. You need some added protein, prebiotics, health-supporting chlorophyll's, fiber, and more to get your body recovering from exercise effectively, and replenishing your body with good fuel.
I added Shakeology to my diet to get healthier. To feed my body with great nutrients! I added Shakeology so that I would be cleaning my body of the horrible toxins I had been putting into my system for years through exercise and sweat (yes, sweating is one of the best ways to get rid of toxins), and then replacing the junk, with good clean fuel! This in itself helps your body get in an optimal spot to start losing weight and gets your body responding to exercise more effectively. It's not about the “meal replacement” that everyone likes to proclaim will have you lose weight, it's about getting healthy. Do I use Shakeology as a meal replacement? ABSOLUTELY! Does it make me full? ABSOLUTELY! Does it taste ridiculously good? ABSOLUTELY. These are the added benefits, but not the reason to take Shakeology! Is that clear with everyone? I hope so because I really want to be clear on this before we go any further.
Shakeology is Natural
When I selected Shakeology, I compared all the products out there to Shakeology. I wanted to be sure I wasn't putting crap in my body. I took my Shakeology to my doctor, and my naturopathic doctor (something I suggest you always do before adding a supplement to your diet). They both loved Shakeology and gave it raving reviews. Shakeology is gluten free and has been tested extensively to ensure it is 100% gluten free. This means Shakeology should be fine for people with celiac disease, and people on gluten-free diets. From my research, this is a HUGE bonus with Shakeology vs. Body By Vi and even other competing supplements and shakes.
No Refined Sugars
Next I wanted to make sure it tasted good without feeding my body unnecessary refined sugars that would cause all sorts of other issues like yeast overgrowth, candida, and more nasty things to fester in my body! I mean I'm working out to get healthy, not to lose weight. Why would I put junk in there just to say “look at me I lost 50 pounds but now I have candida overgrowth and more likely to get cancer!”. Shakeology has no refined sugars. They use the natural sweetening actions of the fruits and veggies that are included, and they add a little bit of Stevia in for taste. That's it!
No Soy Protein
Not all protein is created equal folks. As more and more research is being done on soy, the harm that soy can do is being documented in spades. I'm not going to go into all the details here, but next time you start taking a soy protein, you should really do your research to find all the risks like breast cancer, gout, thyroid disease, and soy allergies. To make things worse, nearly all soybeans today are GMO (genetically modified) and likely made my Monsanto. I'm sure you've heard of them. The good news is Shakeology said no to soy and uses whey protein isolate, which is 90% pure protein. Remember the word “isolate” because this is very important. What makes it “isolate” is the removal of fat. Animal fat is where you find toxins, and Shakeology removes the fat. Shakeology is also jam packed with digestive enzymes, including lactase. Lactase is the breakdown of lactose. That is why lactose intolerant folks love Shakeology.
Comparing the Top Contenders
So if you want to see a complete listing of most of the shakes on the market, I thought I would post this image for everyone to see. This makes it clear as day that Shakeology is nothing like any other protein or meal replacement you have ever tried. In fact it is completely in a league of its own.
I hope this article helps clear the air about why I have chosen to back Shakeology and promote it. Shakeology is unlike anything else out there. Shakeology is better than Isagenix. Shakeology is better than Body by Vi. In fact, it's in a league all its own. If you are ready to lose weight, and more importantly feel better than you ever have in your life, try Shakeology. All I ask is once you try it and love it, that you come back here and post your results in the comments below. Have an amazing day!