Shakeology Cleanse – What Is It?
The Shakeology cleanse is a shortened and intensified version of the Shakeology
meal replacement program. The duration of the Shakeology cleanse is 3 days total
as opposed to the monthly regular version of Shakeology.
Shakeology Cleanse – The Science Behind It
First of all, it’s not a true cleanse. It’s a calorie-restricted and 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, and 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 result you’re after is not weight loss—though it will likely occur—but for your body to be running more efficiently. This should make you feel lighter and more energetic, even though you’re doing an exercise program.
Shakeology Cleanse – How To Do It
The Shakeology 3 day cleanse contains more elements than the Shakeology drink itself; these other items will have to be picked up prior to starting day one if you do not already have them. These additional items include:
Low calorie snacks
Ingredients for Salad (can include fish or poultry)
Low fat dressing
Furthermore, no dairy or additional sugar is allowed; though two to four liters of water should be ingested daily to maintain hydration and to hasten the expulsion of toxins.
During the 3 day cleanse period most major meals (Breakfast and Lunch) are replaced with a Shakeology protein drink. Typically, when you buy Shakeology, Beachbody doesn’t recommend replacing too many meals with it, but they do say that for a short duration it is okay and will not harm your body.
Each of the 3 days of the Shakeology cleanse would follow the same schedule of eating. If also completing an exercise program like P90X or something similar you may want to include the optional fruit in your daily breakdown, this will give your body more energy to burn so you won’t disrupt your workout routine. But, if you are not participating in a heavy workout schedule then you will get the best results by opting to leave the fruit out.
Shakeology Cleanse – What Are The Benefits?
The purpose of the Shakeology cleanse is to detoxify your body. Overtime toxins from the food we consume builds up in our bodies creating an unhealthy inside that can sometimes surface as other ailments.
The 3 day Shakeology cleanse is meant to give your body the opportunity to rid these unhealthy elements from inside and replace them with the over 70+ vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants included in Shakeology’s revolutionary formula.
Completing the Shakeology cleanse brings on more energy and vitality because you are not consuming heavy foods which gives your body the time to expel the unhealthy buildup of toxins within. Typically people completing the Shakeology cleanse will lose between 3-6 pounds over the short period of time. Don’t worry, this is perfectly healthy as this weight loss is not progressing over a long length of time.
Once starting the Shakeology cleanse it is an excellent idea to repeat every three months or so. The Shakeology cleanse is like a reprieve for your body, so every three months is a great way to maintain a healthy balance inside. Additionally, you should always commence a Shakeology cleanse during a three day time frame that you can totally commit to following through on all of the days. Not completing the cleanse in the manner in which it is supposed to be done can lead to less than stellar results.