Anyone who has spent more than 24 hours with me knows I LOVE my Shakeology. I like most of the flavors, but by far my favorite is the chocolate. It's great plain, but my favorite recipe is to use almond milk and add PB2. I know having the same thing for breakfast isn't for everyone, but Shakeology offers some great short and long term benefits, so today, I'm going to share with you the Shakeology cleanse!
First of all, it's not a true cleanse. It's a calorie-restricted & nutrient-dense diet plan. Traditional cleanses contain very few calories and nutrients. Compared to the much more popular Master Cleanse, it's like an all-you-can-eat buffet. Traditional cleansing diets are done to rid your system of toxins and bring it into homeostasis. They also contain a spiritual aspect. This process can take a long time, which is why you may have seen coworkers walking around the office in a zombie-like state for weeks on end - swilling a strange concoction of lemons and maple syrup.
The Shakeology cleanse is nothing like that. Depending on how you decide to do it, you'll be eating frequently and consuming between 800 and 1,200 calories per day - it could be even more should you feel the need. The point of this cleanse is not calorie restriction, per se - it's nutrient efficiency. The aim is to get the most nutrients possible into the fewest number of calories. The goal is to put all of these calories to use as a part of your exercise program, to rid your body of undigested foods and toxins, and to bring your hydration levels into homeostasis.
The most important thing to remember about the Shakeology® Cleanse is that the results you are after shouldn’t just be about weight-loss. Although that will likely occur, the reasons you should complete it are to help get your body running more efficiently.
How it works:
What to drink:
Should/can I still workout during the cleanse?
What type of green tea should I use?
Can I put sweeteners in my green tea?
Can I do a 1-day or a 2-day cleanse instead of a 3-day?
What if I become really hungry during the cleanse, can I have an extra snack?