Shakeology 101

Just what is in Shakeology? Check out this video by The Status Qu-WHOA Initiative for your dramatic reading and introduction to this superfood shake:

And just how do these magical ingredients find their way into Shakeology?

For those of you who prefer to read about it, here is the description from Shakeology.com:

What’s in Shakeology?
Protein and Essential Amino Acids to help build muscle and reduce food cravings*

Help build and repair muscles
Reduce hunger and food cravings
Promote healthy skin, hair, and nails
Chocolate and Greenberry Shakeology include whey protein isolate, an easily absorbable source of high-quality protein that’s ideal for building and maintaining lean muscle mass. Tropical Strawberry and Vegan Chocolate include high-quality plant proteins from brown rice, pea and other sources. Essential amino acids, found in these proteins, help the body repair muscle tissue and heal wounds; and reduce hunger pangs. The protein in all Shakeology products provides a highly bioavailable source of essential amino acids.

Prebiotics, Probiotics and Digestive Enzymes, which aid in improving digestion, regularity, and nutrient absorption*

Aids digestion
Support a healthy intestinal tract
Increase absorption of nutrients
Shakeology contains many ingredients that are beneficial to the digestive system.
Prebiotics, natural components of certain plants, help support the “friendly” bacteria in your digestive tract.
Probiotics are strains of live good bacteria that help with the digestive process. They assist the body in absorbing nutrients and minerals, bring an overall balance to the digestive tract, and help support the immune system.
Digestive enzymes, from sources such as pineapples and papayas, help your body break down food into its individual components, making the nutrients easier to absorb.

Adaptogens

Help promote a strong immune system
Help increase energy
Help protect the body from stress
Help balance endocrine hormones and the immune system
Adaptogens are special herbs that grow in harsh climates and conditions, at high elevations, atop mountains where the soil is rocky and oxygen in the air is thin. Because these plants have to adapt to harsh conditions, they have highly concentrated nutrients that can help your body cope with stress, provide energy, and maintain a strong immune system. Shakeology has a total of 9 adaptogens. Which is more than any other shake out there.

Antioxidants and phytonutrients (plant-sourced ingredients) may help maintain health*

Help neutralize harmful free radicals
Help decrease inflammation
Help maintain the immune system
Potentially decrease the risk of degenerative diseases
Many of Shakeology’s fruit and vegetable sources have been chosen for their high concentration of healthy natural substances known as phytonutrients, including flavonoids, polyphenols, anthocyanins, and catechins. These substances have antioxidant properties, meaning they help neutralize molecules known as free radicals, which damage cells and may contribute to the aging process. In laboratory tests, phytonutrients have shown promise in helping prevent a wide variety of degenerative conditions.

23 Vitamins and Minerals your body needs to function for optimal health*

Get a wide range of essential nutrients
Get your necessary vitamins every day
Make up for dietary deficiencies
Most of us don’t get the complete range of essential vitamins and minerals in our daily diets. Some important vitamins, such as vitamin C and the B vitamins, are water-soluble, meaning they’re flushed out of your body after a short time and need to be replenished regularly. Others, like vitamin E, can be difficult to get enough of in food. Shakeology Chocolate and Greenberry provide all these nutrients in an easy-to-take form, so you never have to worry. (Tropical Strawberry and Vegan Chocolate do not have the vitamin and mineral ingredients added.)

Click here to view the complete list of ingredients and nutritional facts for each flavor.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Warning: Processed in a facility that also processes soy, peanuts, tree nuts, milk, egg, fish and shellfish. This product should be used as a dietary supplement only. Those with medical concerns should consult their physician prior to using this or any other dietary supplement.

Meet Amanda Fager

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Amanda Fager lives in Southern Illinois with her husband, Adam, and three children. She’s a Diamond Coach for Beachbody, fitness enthusiast, amateur digital photographer, folk artist, ordained minister, foodie, and animal lover.

 

 

I believe that if we allow it, we can find beauty in everything. Our struggles determine our strength. I have learned to cultivate an appreciation for hidden beauty, and have greatly benefitted from my newfound perspective. I believe in hard work and dedication as the two most direct ways to achieve our goals.

By the end of her first pregnancy, Fager had reached 213lbs.

I actually had friends and family members that would see my scarred body & my loose skin, then proceed to tell me how horrible my body looked, how terrible they felt for me, etc. For years, I walked around feeling like a monster. I stopped engaging in the activities I loved the most and hid myself in my clothing and accessories. We live in a society that highly values feminine beauty, so I had this warped mentality that if I was not “beautiful”, AKA skinny, I was not worth anything at all. I broke down and had abdominoplasty, thinking that it would change my mindset, but it didn’t. My body wasn’t the problem. My mind was. While we need to be fit and healthy, it does not matter where we are physically if we can’t have our minds and hearts in a place of wellness. I like to stress to my clients that they have value and worth, regardless of where they are in their fitness journey. This is why I love my job and the 21 Day Fix program. We are able to deliver real results, but it’s a journey. There are so many wonderful emotional and mental breakthroughs that occur so that we come out feeling like rejuvenated, reinvented beings.

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