Shakeology Weight Loss – How To Use A Meal Replacement In Your Weight Loss Goals
Shakeology Weight Loss for many is a debatable subject as they do not know whether they can add additional ingredients, or if they should have a shake once or twice a day. In this article I will share several tips and suggestions to help you better understand how to use Shakeology the correct way.
The first thing you have to know is that 1 serving, if made as directed, is equal to 140 calories. Of course, if you make it this way you are simply using water and 1 level scoop of the product.
While making your shake exactly as directed is ideal in your weight loss goals it is also important to know that it just plain won’t taste as good as it would if you added additional ingredients.
This article is not about recipes but I feel it is helpful for you to understand how you can add extra flavor but still retain your health goals. You want this journey to be enjoyable and not a chore so here are some tips that will help make a more flavorful but still healthy shake.
Often times I will personally include 1 tablespoon of natural peanut butter (avoiding brands with hydrogenated oils and additional sugars), 1/2 cup 1% or skim milk, and also 1/2 of a ripe banana.
I want to make sure you have a realistic look at your weight loss approach and while you are including Shakeology as a way to assist you, it’s just as important to be real and understand that you will most likely add some more ingredients which will add additional calories and fats.
It is absolutely OK to add ingredients for flavor so that you actually look forward to your meal replacement rather than thinking it’s something you have to choke down. Just be reasonable, adding Oreo cookies or M&M cookies will defeat the purpose.
The next debate is whether you should consume a shake once or twice a day. While you can have it twice a day nothing is equal to all natural, raw to lightly cooked vegetables, and lean meats. But, if you are on the go or need something quick then Shakeology twice a day is just fine.
Every chance you get you should make sure to eat full balanced meals. Not only will you get all the balanced nutrition your body needs but you will also get the right balance of calories your body needs to sustain healthy weight loss.
Weight loss should not be done in a “diet” fashion but in a balanced life-time approach. If incorporating Shakeology in your health goals remember to also eat 3-5 balanced meals with lightly cooked to raw vegetables (example: carrots, Broccoli, and green peppers) and lean meats (example: 3oz chicken breast, 3oz of fish or a half can of tuna in water, 3oz of lean pork) each and every day!
I personally use a meal replacement typically once a day between my 3-5 meals or as a snack. It’s very important to keep a steady flow of good nutrition and calories going into your body throughout the day to balance your blood sugars. Find out more on Shakeology Weight Loss including detailed recipes that will help add flavor without hurting your weight loss goals.