There is quite a buzz about the Shakeology cleanse. With it’s amazing nutritional components, Shakeology is the ultimate product for that! So much so, in fact, that Beachbody has developed a full 3-day Shakeology cleanse for a total body detox!
Below the details of the Shakeology cleanse will be explained (it’s a bit lengthy as it goes into many specifics). But first, you need to get an order of Shakeology to do the Shakeology cleanse with!
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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, the Shakeology cleanse is 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 the Shakeology 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. The Shakeology cleanse should make you feel lighter and more energetic, even though you’re doing an exercise program.
How the Shakeology Cleanse Works
Your eating structure doesn’t change. You still eat every few hours while you’re awake. Each meal should have a balance of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and fiber. And while you’re not eating as much food as you’d normally eat, your calorie-to-nutrient ratio is extremely high. This means that you shouldn’t restrict the actual nutrients you’re getting by too much, so activity can continue as normal.
We recommend you try to keep your shakes to just Shakeology during the Shakeology cleanse. Adding fruits of any kind, or seeds (for fat and fiber), or the Shakeology Fiber supplement, can and should be done as you see fit.
Ditto for your one solid meal—a salad. As we all know from any salad bar, the definition of salad can be varied. The goal of the salad in the plan is to keep your calories coming from natural sources (no artificial ingredients should be added, including artificial salad dressing). Aside from that, you can add ingredients as necessary. Keep your meat intake to four ounces or less, but add veggies, seeds, nuts, fruits, and legumes in quantities to satiate you.
The goal of the Shakeology Cleanse is to optimize your performance. You want to eat enough to fuel your day AND your workout. The foods you’re eating are so high in fiber and nutrients that it’s virtually impossible to overeat. You’ll be consuming so much fiber, along with enzymes and digestive aids, that your body’s ability to flush excess foods quickly will be at its peak.
What to Drink during the Shakeology Cleanse
Water, of course, is recommended in quantity. This is vital to any cleanse, because one of your goals is to bring your hydration into homeostasis. When your electrolytes are out of balance—the main problem we have is salt—you often retain water outside of your cells. This situation, which we refer to as retaining water, is cured by drinking more water. As the excess salts are diffused, your body begins to hydrate your cells (using sodium as it should be used) and flush the water held outside the cells. So, oddly enough, you drink water to eliminate water retention.
Sodas, alcohols, juices, etc., should be eliminated entirely during the Shakeology cleanse. Coffee and tea, which are diuretics, should be minimized at the very least and eliminated if possible. Again, performance is the key, so if you need a cup of Joe as a pick-me-up, go ahead. Just use only as needed, and don’t use additives. Eliminating sugar and chemicals is vital. However, do not use energy drinks or soda for this purpose, including the ones with artificial sweeteners. Coffee drinkers may find that switching to black tea during a cleanse will give you the energy you’re looking for with less upset. Coffee’s acidic nature can heighten the effects in a negative way during your Shakeology cleanse.
Why You Might not Lose Weight during the Shakeology Cleanse
Most people will lose some weight during the Shakeology cleanse, but that is not the goal. Those with a lot of undigested gunk in their systems will lose weight as it’s flushed out. Those of you who are properly hydrated and already eat well are less likely to lose. For those of you who need to lose weight, take heart: you are setting up your system to use nutrients more efficiently and improving your ability to lose weight through structured diet and exercise. So while you may not lose much on the Shakeology cleanse, you’ll be more prepared to lose weight later.
Another reason why we don’t always lose weight on cleanses is due to a stress hormone called cortisol. Restricting calories is stressful to the body, and it reacts by releasing cortisol. Cortisol is performance-enhancing in the short term, but if you somehow keep your body stressed for long periods, it creates havoc in your system and can cause you to doggedly hang onto weight in a type of survival mode. We don’t want this to occur, which is one reason the Shakeology Cleanse is short. It’s important not to remain in a highly calorie-deficient state for long periods of time, especially when you are trying to exercise hard.
Here is the full plan:
The 3-Day Shakeology Cleanse
The key is to follow the same regimen all three days.
Shakeology Cleanse Daily Regimen:
Shakeology Cleanse Breakfast:
Shakeology Cleanse Snack 1 (85 calories):
Shakeology Cleanse Lunch:
Shakeology Cleanse Snack 2: (you can have the second snack before or after dinner)
Shakeology Cleanse FAQ
Here are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions:
1. How many calories per day?
800 to 1,100 calories per day
2. How often can I do the Shakeology Cleanse?
3. Should/Can I still do my workouts during the Shakeology Cleanse?
4. Can I do a 1-day or a 2-day Shakeology cleanse instead of a 3-day?
5. Should/Can I take other Beachbody® supplements during the Shakeology Cleanse?
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I hope you found this information on the Shakeology Cleanse helpful!
Hey Coach - have you ever done this cleanse or something similar? I use Ultimate Meal occasionally and I just wanted your thoughts on the whole cleansing fad. PS - If you have written on it before sorry for taking up space!
Hey Brendan, they hadn't developed this cleanse when I started so I never did it. And since I stay pretty clean on the diet all the time now, I don't have need for it. I tend to prefer the solution of a good long term plan, rather than a quick fix. It's not to say that the cleanse is a bad idea. Many have done it and really jumpstarted their progress. I just think in the long run, that you'll do great with a good nutrition plan whether you start with a cleanse or not.
Hey coach,i would like to start this today,but have 1 question about tea..Should I limit tea for only 2 cups a day or I can take more? Thanks!
Did the cleanse. Felt terrible the whole time and could only make it 2.5 days but my insides feel better so maybe in that way it was good. Probably would only do it for vanity reasons the week before going to the beach becuase the bloat is gone and that makes the ol' abs look better. Still doing Shakeology daily as a sup. and like it that way.
Tomorrow begins my Shakeology Clease! AAAHHHH! A little exciting and a little scary to be doing something so new. I will definitely post my experiences and a review for you guys. I hope that this will begin a little bit of an acceleration of the results I have seen already and allow me to finally get my digestion into peak effeciency so I can loose that little bit of belly button pouch I have left.
Cool. Order placed. I'm a bit skeptical but I'm taking the plunge, coach. I'll trust that you wouldn't steer me wrong. (;0P
Thanks. I'm going to send in my order and want to make sure you get credit. What do I have to do for that to happen? I can't see any place to verify the coach's name. Then again I didn't go very far in to the order process yet because I wanted to make sure you got credit.
Coach, I know you said not to do the cleanse in the middle of P-90X but is it ok to do it during the last 3 days of my month 2 recovery week? I want to give a good system flush before month 3 but obviously do not want to get sick or hurt from lack of nutrients or lack of energy for the pump.