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July 18, 2017
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It’s 80% diet, 20% fitness. So, don’t underestimate the power of the products you’re putting into your body. They can mean the difference between losing weight and gaining weight, regardless of how often and hard you work out. Here are the five foods to lose weight, by doing nothing more than simply avoiding them.

 

Snacks that contain high carbohydrates

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Just say no when it comes to crackers, bread, rice cakes and dry cereal. Even the ones claiming to be ‘healthy’ aren’t going to help you lose weight. They may help in other aspects of health but the high amount of carbs won’t be any good for when you’re trying to lose weight as your body will convert them down into sugar. As you likely already know, sugar is the root of all evil.

So, instead of high-carb snacks, take a bite out of healthy fats, protein, or fresh fruits and vegetables. If you have to eat carbs, combine them with healthy fats or protein to contribute to a balanced diet.

 

Snack bars that contain high fiber

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With a quick trip down your local grocery aisle, you’ll see high-fiber snack bars lining the shelves but don’t be fooled. While there are certainly worse snack bars out there, high fiber snack bars often contain a massive amount of sugar. If you look a little further, you’ll see that one snack bar likely gives you all the fiber you need – for an entire day. This counteracts everything, as you need to have fiber intake throughout the day in order to improve digestive health and to keep your hunger at bay.

 

High calorie drinks

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As a rule of thumb, you should never drink your calories. As a second rule of thumb, you should only be drinking water. Juice, vitamin waters, flavored waters, non-black coffee, etc. all contain empty calories and a large amount of sugar, all of which are no good for your health and weight loss goals. Smoothies are often used as foods to lose weight but it only works if they’re packed with the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients you need. So, beware of what’s in your smoothies. I highly recommend Shakeology.

 

Alcohol

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With the prior mentioned, it only makes sense to mention that eliminating booze is also recommended if you want to see results. When you drink alcohol, you’re drinking empty calories. It doesn’t fill you up, it doesn’t provide nutrients, and it certainly doesn’t hydrate you. So, pour out the liquor cabinet and find a different way to relax at the end of the day.

 

Processed foods

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If nothing else, eliminate processed foods from your diet. If you were to take a look at the ingredients you’re putting in your body, you’d be shocked. The reality is, frozen meals and processed foods aren’t meals or food at all; they’re chemicals. The food components in them are stripped of their nutritional value throughout the rigorous process needed to increase their shelf life. So, avoid all processed foods for the life of you.

 

Foods that claim to be ‘low fat’

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You want to know what’s better than low fat? No fat – at least not the unhealthy kinds. Despite the labels of common food items reading ‘low-fat’, they could be worse for your weight loss because the amount of sugar needed to replace the flavor removed is insane. This makes the product even worse for your health and fitness goals.

 

In the grand scheme of things, the amount of foods you can’t eat is minuscule to the foods you can eat. So, eliminate these five foods to lose weight, and your health and fitness goals will be all the better for it.

 


July 15, 2017
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With the summer season well upon us, you’ve likely been craving ice cream. Who hasn’t? It’s the one season of the year that has a staple food you can’t fight off. Everywhere you look, there’s an ice cream shop, stand or store, and the cravings can be all too much to bear. However, when you know about these healthy alternatives to ice cream, you don’t have to sacrifice your health and fitness goals nor do you have to cut your taste buds short!

If you’ve already been snacking on too many dairy ice creams this summer, start the Body Beast online fitness program to get your health and fitness back to what it was. Then, stop eating bad ice creams and opt for the healthier kinds!

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Healthy Alternatives to Ice Cream

Prepare your taste buds for a serious splash of summer flavor. Even the pickiest of eaters are snacking down on these healthy alternatives to ice cream.

Coconut Ice Cream

Hands down, one of the best healthy alternatives to ice cream is coconut ice cream. The best part? It doesn’t taste like coconut at all! Instead, every bite actually tastes like the real deal. So, you get everything you love without the awful side effects of a sugar overload and intense dose of dairy.

 

Chocolate Covered Bananas

I know this one doesn’t sound too appetizing at first but don’t knock it until you try it. Frozen bananas can be turned into a vast array of delicious and healthy alternatives to ice cream. You can combine them with some yogurt, nuts, fruits, chocolate – you name it – all sans the high sugar.

 

Greek Frozen Yogurt

If you’re not in the mood to cook up some healthy alternatives to ice cream, then opt for Greek Frozen Yogurt. It’s the next best thing for your health and fitness goals, and it still tastes amazing. You can also make Greek frozen yogurt with as little as three ingredients and a freezer.

 

Frozen Kefir

As someone who doesn’t like kefir, I was pleasantly surprised by the flavor of frozen kefir. I was even happier when I didn’t feel awful after eating it, which is almost always inevitable after eating dairy versions. Not only that, but I actually felt better.

Frozen Kefir is packed with probiotic. So, as you chow down on your favorite summer snack, you’re improving your gut health which is key to optimal health and fitness.

 

Frozen Fruits Blended Up

Yes, you can make your own ice cream with nothing more than some frozen fruits. You can buy a machine that squishes the ingredients into a sorbet but you can also use a blender and get the same texture. Just be aware of how much you eat because even natural sugar isn’t good for you if you’re having a large amount.

 

There’s always an abundance of other healthy alternatives to ice cream you can make with some key ingredients. So, prepare to enjoy the treats of summer without putting your health and fitness goals on the back burner.

Add in Body Beast to take care of the unhealthy ice creams you’ve been having thus far, and you’re ready to take advantage of everything this season has to offer.

 

 


July 3, 2017
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The food industry is a tricky one. They’ve been able to fool us all into thinking the following “healthy foods” are actually good for us. But don’t be mistaken; there are many healthy foods that aren’t healthy at all. Prepare to be amazed.

6 Healthy Foods That Aren’t Healthy

It’s actually shocking how the food industry can manipulate their way into your belly. The only way to ensure you’re actually eating healthy is to know what you’re eating. In order to do that, you have to grow your own veggies, make your foods from scratch, and basically go back to caveman days, which isn’t all that bad once you find out what you’re getting in your system. So, don’t let these healthy foods that aren’t healthy get you down! There’s always a healthier alternative.

Healthy Cereals

We’ve all walked down the grocery cereal aisle and skipped over the Fruit Loops and Lucky Charms. But the healthy cereals really aren’t that great for you either, despite being organic or made with whole grains, high in fiber or sprinkled with flax seeds.

Now, don’t get me wrong. They could be good for you but you have to read the ingredient list. Often times, you’ll find that these foods have a bunch of sugar to make up for the lack of flavor.

Bottled Health Juices

I was once a culprit to the healthy green juices found in the grocery store but as I quickly found out by looking at the ingredient list, I was drinking away junk. Most bottled health juice brands pack in all kinds of sugar, resulting in you containing more calories because you’re drinking an abundance without even knowing it. Although the sugar is likely natural, the amount will send you over the edge.

Veggie Chips

Veggie chips are delicious but they really aren’t that good for you. You can bake and fry even the healthiest of foods, and they still won’t be healthy for you. That’s because the cooking processes diminish the nutrients in the foods. That’s also not to mention that most packaged veggie chips contain starchy vegetables that you should only have in moderation anyway.

So, if you want veggie chips, make your own so you know what’s really going into them.

Healthy Fiber Granola Bars

There’s no denying that those healthy fiber-fortified granola bars are delicious but they’re rarely made from raw oats and nuts. Instead, the packaged brands use other affordable alternatives that are tasteless, and then they add in sugars, preservatives, and colors to make it look and taste appealing.

Next time, try making your own and you’ll actually get what you pay for.

Quinoa Pasta and Chips

Quinoa is inarguably a healthy alternative to regular pasta and chips but you still have to be careful. Some of them aren’t made of 100% quinoa and instead, add in only a little so they can add that special Q-word to the front of the bag. As a rule of thumb, always read the ingredient list to see what’s really going on.

Rice Cakes

As a health enthusiast, you’ve likely snacked on some rice cakes a time or two. They’re low in calories and in fat – what’s not to love?

Well, you’re getting very little for what you eat, in terms of nutrients. Add in the artificial colors, flavors and sweeteners, and you could be getting more junk than health.

 

So, eliminate these unhealthy healthy foods from your diet and kick your weight loss goals into high gear with the Core De Force online fitness program.


June 22, 2017
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You’ve finally decided to take control of your health and fitness. Good for you! And now, you’re probably left wondering how to get started and how to find motivation to work out. Have no fear; it’s something everyone goes through.

Today, I wanted to introduce you to Beachbody’s Challenge Packs because they’re an excellent way to kickstart your health and fitness – for a fraction of the cost.

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What are Beachbody Challenge Packs?

Many people have been wondering what are Beachbody Challenge Packs. They’ve been popping up all over the Internet (for many great reasons) but no where does it really explain the true value of them. So, I’m going to break it down for you.

Beachbody Challenge packs are ultimate packages that help you achieving your health and fitness goals. It’s easy to get started with an online fitness program – and even easier to completely forget about the diet and nutrition side to reaching your goals. So, the challenge packs put everything you need in one place.

What Comes in a Beachbody Challenge Pack?

As I’m about to show you below, there’s a vast array of Beachbody Challenge Packs to choose from. However, each one includes fitness, nutrition and support, which are the three Beachbody fitness rules to succeeding!

With every challenge pack, you get a fitness program (you get to choose which one), one of five Shakeology flavors (again, you choose), and you get a 30-day free trial of the Beachbody on Demand to get the support you need. Mind you, I’m always here to give you that extra push as well.

How to Choose a Beachbody Challenge Pack?

Now that you know what are Beachbody challenge packs, you’re likely wondering how to pick one! There’s a lot to choose from, so I’ve listed some of the most popular ones down below, along with a complete list of all the challenge packs available.

Top 7 Beachbody Challenge Packs

  1. Annual All-Access Beachbody On Demand and Shakeology Challenge Pack: Receive all of the online fitness programs on demand for an entire year, plus Shakeology, plus support. So, instead of choosing one workout program for your challenge pack, you get all of them.
  2. 21 Day Fix Kickstart and Shakeology Challenge Pack: One of the most popular programs right now is the 21 Day Fix Kickstart, which is exactly what it reads. It comes with a detox, Shakeology, fitness plan, and all the support you want.
  3. 22 Minute Hard Corps Performance Pack: Another popular online fitness program is the Hard Corps and let me tell you, you better be serious about your fitness. It’s like bootcamp in your household. It also comes with supplements, portion containers and much more.
  4. Brazil Butt Lift® and Shakeology Challenge Pack: Butts are a huge fitness trend right now. So, this Beachbody Challenge Pack is definitely at the top of the list. It comes out with booty-burning workouts, Shakeology and support.
  5. CIZE® and Shakeology Challenge Pack: This is an excellent Challenge Pack for people who need to be doing something fun in order to stay on top of their regime. Dance your heart away to hip hop. You also get a meal plan and so much more.
  6. INSANITY® and Shakeology Challenge Pack: You’ve heard of the Insanity fitness program because and that’s because it gives you results! People love this workout program and the challenge pack comes with 30 Days of Shakeology and support.
  7.  PiYo® and Shakeology Challenge Pack: Another popular online workout program that tones your body is this one, complete with a challenge pack!

3 Dance Challenge Packs

  1. Country Heat and Shakeology Challenge Pack
  2. Hip Hop Abs® + Rockin’ Body® and Shakeology Challenge Pack
  3. Turbo Jam® and Shakeology Challenge Pack:

4 Reboot and Detox Fitness Packs

  1. 3-Day Refresh® and Shakeology® Challenge Pack
  2. 21 Day Fix® and Shakeology Challenge Pack
  3. Ultimate Reset® and Shakeology Challenge Pack
  4. YOUv2 On Demand and Shakeology Challenge Pack

Tons of More Beachbody Challenge Packs

  1. On Demand Performance Pack
  2. Body Beast
  3. 21 Day Fix EXTREME 
  4. 10-Minute Trainer 
  5. INSANITY MAX:30
  6. ChaLEAN Extreme 
  7. P90X
  8. CORE DE FORCE
  9. RevAbs
  10. Slim in 6
  11. Tai Cheng
  12. The Master’s Hammer and Chisel

 

Now you’ll never have to wonder what are Beachbody challenge packs? Start one today and you’ll be happy you found out what they are!


June 1, 2017
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There’s nothing better than scarfing down a plate a food, especially when you’ve been eating clean but eating too fast affects weight loss goals significantly. In fact, some even say the faster you eat the more weight you gain. So, slow it down ladies and gentlemen. Here’s 7 ways how eating too fast affects your weight.

 

You’re taking in too many calories before you’re full

It takes approximately 20 minutes for your brain to send messages that your stomach is full. So, eating too fast affects weight because you consume a significantly larger number of calories before you actually feel full. In fact, you consume 20-minutes’ worth of calories you didn’t need to feel satisfied.

Eating too fast is linked to obesity

You better believe it, eating too fast affects weight so much that it can lead to obesity. When you regularly scarf down your food, you’re regularly getting way more calories than you need. As a result, eating too fast has been linked to being a huge risk factor for becoming overweight and obese.

You’re increasing your risk of insulin resistance

Your health as a whole plays a vital role in your weight. It’s easy to assume that your heart, lungs, and bladder have nothing to do with eating or your weight, but they do. When you eat too fast, you’re raising your risk of insulin resistance which results in high blood sugar and insulin levels. The next step is type 2 diabetes or metabolic syndrome which will only further your weight gain.

You risk getting type 2 diabetes when you eat too fast

Speaking of type 2 diabetes, people who eat fast have a higher risk of developing this serious disease. Studies have shown that people who eat fast are actually 2.5 times more likely to get diabetes compares to people who eat slowly.

Poor digestion slows down your weight loss

The faster you eat, the worse your digestive tract is going to work. Fast eaters commonly complain of poor digestion issues. So, slow down your bites and you’ll also feel better after each meal while helping you reach your weight loss goals.

You risk developing metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is basically a bucket full of all the diseases you don’t want to develop, but that are likely to develop if you keep eating fast. These include diabetes, heart disease, and several other serious diseases

You don’t receive the satiety hormones

It’s been shown that the quicker you eat, the fewer satiety hormones get released. As a result, you don’t feel satisfied post meals and you’ll want to eat more.

It’s a no brainer – the worse you feel, the harder it is to lose weight. When you eat quickly, you risk developing these serious medical conditions and illnesses which will only push your weight loss goals further away. You won’t feel well enough to get up and work out, or to cook a healthy meal.

So, slow it down. Take smaller bites and get in the habit of taking a couple of breaths in between each. Add Shakeology into your diet and forbid bad eating habits from deterring your weight loss goals.


May 24, 2017
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The world is so used to high-calorie, processed foods that low calorie diets mean eating like a rabbit. However, low calorie diets are much more achievable than you think – and you can certainly eat way more than lettuce and carrots. You just have to break away from unhealthy, modern day foods and your calorie count will quickly decrease. So, stop eating and gaining, and start eating and losing.  It’s all about zero calorie foods that will keep you full and satisfied without increasing your calorie intake.

 

 

What are Zero Calorie Foods?

Despite what the name reads, zero calorie foods aren’t food items that have zero calories. You aren’t eating air, folks. Instead, zero calories foods are items that burn more calories than they contain. So, let’s find out what you can eat to decrease your calorie intake without decreasing your satisfaction.

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Zero Calorie Foods: Fruits

As you’re about to find out, low calorie doesn’t mean low taste. Fruits are full of powerful elements that will keep you healthy, satisfied, and full throughout the day, and they’re perfect for snacking on. So, grab a handful because these low calorie foods won’t do your calorie count any harm.

  1. Apples
  2. Apricots
  3. Honeydew Melon
  4. Lime
  5. Grapefruit
  6. Blackberries
  7. Blueberries
  8. Mango
  9. Cantaloupe
  10. Papaya
  11. Cranberries
  12. Lemon
  13. Lime
  14. Pineapple
  15. Peach
  16. Pears
  17. Raspberries
  18. Tangerine
  19. Tomato
  20. Strawberries
  21. Watermelon

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Zero Calorie Foods: Vegetables

Vegetables aren’t everyone’s favorite “V-Word” but they should be. You simply can’t have too many vegetables and they should make up the majority of your daily diet. So, get these low calories foods in, whether it’s in smoothie form or fresh as a side.

  1. Celery
  2. Asparagus
  3. Cress
  4. Aubergine
  5. Beetroot
  6. Lettuce
  7. Broccoli
  8. Brussels Sprouts
  9. Snap peas
  10. Butternut Squash
  11. Green Beans
  12. Cabbage
  13. Carrots
  14. Kelp
  15. Endive
  16. Cauliflower
  17. Radish
  18. Onion
  19. Mushroom
  20. Chili peppers
  21. Cucumber
  22. Turnip
  23. Zucchini
  24. Spinach

Oh, and don’t forget that garlic is also a zero calorie food and it can be used to make any of these vegetables incredibly delicious. So, top up on your fresh produce and bring down your calorie count. Soon enough, you won’t have to count your calories at all because as long as you eat right, your calories will follow en suite.


April 28, 2017
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Like most things in life, there are many common misconceptions associated with the Shakeology shakes from Beachbody. Some people believe they’re just like any other shake, whereas others don’t think it will do as it says. As an avid Shakeology drinker, I wanted to take the time to address – and debunk some of the most common Shakeology myths.

 

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Myth #1:

It’s not a fitness shake for all lifestyles

This Shakeology myth couldn’t be any more untrue. Shakeology has several different versions to ensure a nutrient dense shake for everyone – regardless of their lifestyle. Even if you’re vegan, there’s a Vegan Shakeology version. You just have to look at the different types of Shakeology available to find the one that suits your needs the most.

 

Myth #2:

It’s just a protein shake

With so many protein shakes lining the shelves of every health and fitness store out there, it can be hard to narrow in on the ones that are the best. And let me tell you, the best ones aren’t just protein shakes.

Shakeology is a fitness shake. What this means is that it’s a nutrient-dense drink that contains superfoods to give you the whole food nutrition you need to thrive throughout the day – and throughout your workouts. So, you get all of your protein requirements as well as your nutrient requirements which allows you to maximize your results.

 

Myth #3:

Protein Shakes are just fillers and extracts

While it’s true that some protein shakes out there could very well just be fillers and extracts, the same can’t be said about Beachbody’s Shakeology. We get into this a bit more in the next myth debunk, but Shakeology is formulated to give you the higher amount of nutrition possible without all the junk. It’s a fitness shake full of everything you actually need.

 

Myth #4:

All you need for ultimate health and fitness is carbs, fats, and proteins

As disease and illness continue to be on the rise as a result of all the chemicals and toxins found in foods, it’s important to take a natural approach to your diet and fitness shakes. While you do need carbs, fats, and proteins, not all fitness drinks are created equally. With Shakeology, you get everything you need with no added colors, soy, artificial stimulants, flavors or sweeteners. So, it’s not just a fitness drink but rather, a health shake.

 

Myth #5:

Shakeology is for weight loss and nothing more

If Shakeology was only a protein shake, this myth might be true. However, since it’s a health and fitness drink, it’s for everyone regardless of their health and fitness goals. As long as you want to maximize your results by infusing your body with the right nutrients it needs to develop muscle, heal and repair your body.

Shakeology can certainly be used for weight loss as it’s a healthy meal replacement that will stop cravings and make you feel full for longer, that’s not it’s only purpose.

 

If you’re ready to reach your ultimate potential and health and fitness, you have to try a Shakeology fitness shake. Explore the different kinds of Shakeology to find one that suits your needs and health and fitness goals.


April 22, 2017
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Shakeology is inarguably one of the most popular fitness shakes available. It’s a nutrient dense shake that’s packed with the superfoods and protein you need to maximize your results. But it’s also way more than that. There are plenty of additional benefits and different packages to choose from.

To give you a breakdown of our fitness shakes, here is what you can expect and more importantly, what’s available to you today.

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Benefits of Shakeology Fitness Shakes

The benefits of Shakeology are vast and it would be impossible to put them all in one blog post. So, we’ve selected some of our favorites to help you understand the true value of Beachbody fitness shakes.

  • The high protein reduces hunger by keeping you fuller for longer
  • The natural ingredients boost your metabolism, burning calories quicker and more efficiently
  • Lower cholesterol levels naturally and maintain healthy levels moving forward
  • The ingredients work towards keeping your blood sugar leaves steady
  • The natural, healthy ingredients work to support brain function
  • You can reduce anxiety by receiving all the nutrients you need for a healthy diet
  • Feel rejuvenated,alert and energized by getting the ingredients you need
  • Achieve healthier hair, skin, and nails by receiving the nutrients you need
  • The nutrients contribute to a better immune system
  • Reduce digestion problems

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Different Types of Shakeology

Now that you understand the true potential of our health and fitness shakes, you’re likely eager to get started. There are many different packages you can choose from to ensure a budget-friendly option that is specific to your health and fitness goals. Here are some of the most popular Shakeology packages:

For Vegans

Shakeology is available for vegans as well. The vegan Shakelogy sampler pack allows you to try two flavors, chocolate and strawberry, before committing to a full purchase.

For Digestion Problems

Shakeology is great for digestive problems as it is, but the Shakeology Boost: Digestive Health is designed with a unique fiber formula to give you that extra boost.

For an Energy Boost

Similar to the prior, all Shakeology fitness shakes provide you with a boost of natural energy. However, the Shakeology Focused Energy Boost incorporates natural ingredients, such as ginseng and natural caffeine, to give you more energy throughout the day.

For Getting More Greens

If you’re not a vegetable person, it can be hard to get the amount of greens you need for a fully nutritious diet. The Shakeology Boost Power Greens provides full servings of greens, such as kale and spinach, to give you a better diet and workout!

For a Diet & Fitness Plan

Inarguably, one of the most beneficial packages is the All Access On Demand program. It provides you with a full year of access to every fitness program on our live demand system, as well as a 30-day supply of Shakeology, portion fix containers and an annual membership to the Beachbody Club.

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Many of the online fitness programs also come with the option to add Shakeology. So, find the ultimate fitness regime for you today and kick your 2017 health and fitness into high gear.


April 17, 2017
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It’s time to pump up the protein. The list of benefits cater to every health and fitness goal possible. From weight loss to body building, maintenance of blood sugar levels, increasing energy levels, and everything in between, you need some protein! It’s the one macronutrient you need to build and repair your muscles post an intense online fitness program; it’ll revives your metabolism, reduces hunger, prevent spikes in blood sugar, and the list goes on. Add these 12 high protein foods into your diet and you’ll be thriving throughout the day and well throughout your Beachbody fitness program.

 

If these protein-rich foods aren’t your flavor, use Shakeology instead. These nutrient-dense shakes provide you with everything you need to maximize your results.

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Here are some Shakeology options that’ll make your goals easier to achieve.

Meat

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Meat is delicious and nutritious, and packed with protein. So, if you’re a carnivore you definitely want to add these high protein meats in your diet.

  • Lean steak cuts provide approximately 1g if protein per every 7 calories
    • More economical slices of steak than others
  • Boneless pork chops provide approximately 26 grams of protein per 3 oz. serving
    • Easy to prepare and even easier to devour
  • Lean ground beef provide approximately 18 grams of protein per 3 oz. serving
    • Must be 95% lean to receive all the benefits
  • Skinless chicken breasts provide approximately 24 grams of protein per 3 oz. serving
    • Opt for skinless and boneless cuts
  • Turkey breast provide approximately 24 grams of protein per 3 oz. serving
    • Stick with antibiotic, free-range turkeys for optimal health

Dairy and eggs

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Dairy and eggs are packed with protein, and offer a great start to your morning. However, dairy has a bad connotation and isn’t for everyone, and some people simply don’t like eggs. If dairy is not an option for you, you can still receive all the benefits of them by using a Shakeology system instead.

  • 2% milk provides 8 grams of protein per cup
    • Purchase organic milk to receive more nutrients with the addition of omega fats
  • Cottage cheese provides 14 grams of protein per 1/2 cup
    • The protein in cottage cheese digests slowly, keeping you satisfied for longer
  • Greek yogurt provides 23 grams of protein per 8 ounces
    • Change up the flavors to keep your taste excited
  • Eggs provide 6 grams of protein per each
    • Purchase free-range, omega-3 eggs to receive a high amount of nutrients that’ll kickstart your morning and metabolism

Seafood

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Mmm, seafood! Lobster, tuna, halibut and more, the protein-rich foods are vast. So, grab your fishing pole (or head to the grocery store) because you won’t want to miss out on these delicious seafood options.

  • Halibut provides 23 grams of protein per 3 ounces
    • Affordable and delicious with little grams of fat
  • Tuna provides 25 grams of protein per 3 ounces
    • Look for sustainable options, such as pole-caught tuna
  • Salmon provides 23 grams of protein per 3 ounces
    • Enjoy this fish with the skin intact for more flavor
  • Octopus provides 25 grams of protein per 3 ounces
    • Frozen octopus is more tender and beneficial than fresh varieties

Snacks

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Snacks will be the culprit of us all! You can eat 99% healthy during the day and then comes snack time, and it all goes down the drain. Keep yourself heading towards your health and fitness goals with these protein-rich snacks.

  • Peanut butter provides 8 grams of protein per 2 tablespoons
    • Reduce fat versions only replace healthy fats
  • Jerky provides 13 grams of protein per 1 ounce
    • Look for jerky free of nitrites and MSG for optimal health
  • Mixed nuts provide 6 grams of protein per 2 ounces
    • Make your own snack mix with cashews, almonds, walnuts, dried fruit – you name it. The options are endless.

 

If these foods don’t make your mouth water, don’t worry. Shakeology is an amazing and healthy alternative, offering a delicious, nutrient-dense option for the pickiest of eaters out there.


March 27, 2017
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The term ‘diet’ has a bad connotation as it is. After all, it’s a word associated with all kinds of unrealistic meal plans that promise just as unrealistic results. But with so many of us being desperate to get in the best shape of our lives, these fad diets seem tempting. Here are some of the worst diets that have likely caught your attention but that should be avoided at all costs.

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Pomegranate Diet

There’s no denying that pomegranates have natural fat burning elements and are packed with antioxidants. They’re one of the best super fruits out there due to their high nutritional value. However, let’s get serious – you need to eat more than just pomegranates. By all means, add pomegranates into your meal plan but refrain from eating nothing else. That’s like us telling you to only drink our nutrient-dense Shakeology shakes from morning to night. The reality is they will certainly help you achieve your goals, but you need to have more than just that.

 

Apple Cider Vinegar

Would you drink three glasses of a honey, apple cider, and cayenne pepper concoction if you were told it’ll help you lose weight? Probably. Who wouldn’t? Well, that’s how this bad diet captivated people just like you but it is not one you should incorporate into your life.

The combination of these three ingredients come with a ton of acid and spice, making it awful for people who have IBS or acid reflux. Even if you don’t have any of those things, it’ll give you way more gas than it does health benefits.

 

Baby Food Diet

Listen up folks, baby food is called ‘baby food’ because it isn’t for adults. It’s for babies, for heaven’s sake! However, many
online fitness coaches have convinced their audience that this is the way to achieve optimal weight loss because these little bottles of food are essentially pureed fruits, vegetables, and meats.  But it’s absolutely nuts. This diet is also completely unsustainable. So, even if you do try it, you’ll gain all the weight back once you resume a normal diet plan.

 

Tapeworm Diet

We debated even putting this diet on the list because we didn’t want to risk informing people about it. However, we know our audience knows better than to eat a tapeworm so it can eat the food you consume. Yes, this is an actual diet that many people have died from. Not only can it be difficult to remove the tapeworm, we’re talking about ingested a parasite, which is just insane. Plus, this diet is not sustainable so even if you survive and get the tapeworm out, you’ll gain all the weight back.

 

Cabbage Soup Diet

With a word like cabbage being associated with the diet, many people think this option is a healthy one, but don’t be fooled. Just like the pomegranate diet, you can’t just eat one thing for the rest of your life. Your body will go into shock and you’ll feel awful while eating the cabbage soup diet. You’ll feel even worse once you see the results reverse when you go back to regular eating.

worst diets, fad diets, diet plan, Shakeology

The reality is, there is no ‘diet’ to follow. You just have to eat clean. There’s no need to count your calories or purchase groceries from a specific brand. As long as you’re eating properly, you’re doing this “diet thing” right.   Now, there are things you can add in to speed up your fitness goals, such as Shakeology. It’s a nutrient-dense shake that’s packed with superfoods to keep you thriving before, after and during your workouts.