Monday, July 18, 2011

Shakeology 3-Day Cleanse

I'm back from a brief internet hiatus!  Had some computer problems last week that thankfully didn't take too long to fix.  I'm been such a good blogger lately that I'm sure ya'll can forgive me.  :)

Over the weekend I partook in a 3-day Shakeology cleanse.  Shakeology is a meal replacement product available through Beachbody that is awesome.  In my opinion, most meal replacement drinks are not tasty.  And they rarely contain the crazy amount of nutrients and anti-oxidants that Shakeology has.  Beachbody calls it the healthiest meal of the day, and I don't disagree.

I added Chocolate Shakeology to my diet about three weeks ago, and I love it.  I usually use it to replace lunch, and with added peanut butter it tastes a-freaking-mazing.  So yummy.  Since I actually look forward to lunch every day, I thought the cleanse would be an awesome way to boost my metabolism before the next phase of P90x, as well as a great way to help me shed a few pounds.

The clease was crazy hard.

Essentially, it's fasting.  You're eating a bare 1000-1200 calories each day which is the lowest you should ever go.  And not for more than a few days at a time.  You drink Shakeology mixed with water three times a day, as well as a salad with chicken or fish for dinner.  You can also add 1-2 pieces of fruit as well as 1-2 cups of green tea as snacks throughout the day if you need the additional boost. 

I was starving!  I eat closer to 1500 calories each day, and during the cleanse I ate roughly 1000 calories.  That's a big difference.  Plus drinking Shakeology three times a day with the added anti-oxidant boost of Green Tea overloaded my body with so many fantastic nutrients that my body was flushing everything out like crazy. 

For three days, I was pretty tired, a little dizzy, and suffered through a headache or two.  I was able to do Yoga while on the cleanse, but since I started it at the end of my Phase 2 Recovery week, I mostly got to relax.

All in all, I think it was worth it.  I've jump-started my metabolism, gotten rid of a lot of gunk and junk that was clogging up my body, and lost almost four pounds.

And I'm ready to kick off my first day of Phase 3 of P90x this morning!  After I eat a big bowl of oatmeal for breakfast.

Make sure to check back on Thursday for my 60 day P90x results!


  1. The shakes sound yummy! I want one! : ) Keep up the good work! Can't wait to see day 60 results! - Fav cuz

  2. hey we have a lot in common! I'm just about to do a P90X post... not me of course but Josh starting doing the meals hardcore this week. Bleeeeh too much protein for me!

    I didn't replace the boning with anything... just left it out! We'll see if I miss it

    -Kate Craig

    (it won't let me use my google account)