I’m NOT a Shake Person

“I’m not a shake person.”

“I can make my own smoothies.”

“I can’t spend that much on a shake.”

 

You might think these are things I hear all the time about Shakeology. But, the truth is, they’re also things I’ve SAID or THOUGHT myself. I resisted trying Shakeology for months after it came out and was irritated that as a Beachbody Fitness coach, I was being asked to promote a SHAKE. Yuck.

 

Eventually, I tried it.

 

I didn’t want to like it. I didn’t want to think it did anything for me.  BUT, I knew the FIRST TIME I tried it that it was the real deal. I had more energy immediately. I literally picked up the bag to figure out where they were hiding the caffeine or some other stimulant, only to find that there really wasn’t any. Just whole foods, superfoods, vitamins, minerals, adaptogens, pre and pro-biotics, and other healthy stuff I hadn’t even heard of. All natural and sourced from farmers/growers and my cells actually BUZZED from all the goodness.*

 

As I continued to drink it, I found the other benefits…in addition to increased energy, it reduced cravings, kept me from getting sick, and provided a sort of “insurance” policy that I was getting in a ton of nutrition regardless of what else I ate every day.* I found that while I wasn't a "shake for breakfast" person – I was a "shake person" after all!

 

I still wondered how to afford it.

 

Here’s what I realized:

  1. I stopped thinking of it as a shake or supplement – and started thinking of it as a meal that also included a multivitamin and the equivalent of a ton of supplements.  I’m guessing that to re-create something that even came close, I’d need to spend more than $20/day.
  2. I realized I was eating less CRAP when I drank it. I was looking forward to coming home to have my shake instead of stopping for a “pick me up” snack or coffee when out and about. I found that I was actually SAVING money in the long run.
  3. I started thinking about what else I spend $5-$10 on without even thinking – Coffee? Smoothie? Adult beverage? A healthy meal out? A less than healthy meal out? A movie? All things that have no long-term benefit and/or can actually lead to long-term problems.
  4. After a while, the price of Shakeology started to seem like what it is – a bargain. To pay less than $10/shake is a screaming deal…and you can get it for between $3.50-$5.50/shake, depending how you order it.

 

red arrow downThere’s also a 30 day BOTTOM OF THE BAG Money Back Guarantee so you can try it yourself for a full month with no risk and an option to get a fitness program at a major discount when you order Shakeology.

 

I have trial kits (3, 5, or 7 days) of Shakeology ready to go out if you’ve been wanting to try it and see for yourself.

Message me for more info about any of these options – even if you’re “not a shake person” ๐Ÿ™‚

 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Healthy Network Marketing Wisdom podcast with Kristen Scott

For those of you who find me interesting, LOL, I am featured on a podcast recorded a few weeks ago with my friend John Biethan of Alternative Health Tools. I talk about Beachbody as well as my passion and new business helping entrepreneurs/network marketers find their "FIT" in business by determining their niche market and how to reach it.

Healthy Network Marketing Wisdom podcast with Kristen Scott

Healthy Network Marketing Wisdom podcast with Kristen Scott

Kristen Scott

is a Niche Specialist and Marketing/Branding Consultant helping people find their FIT in Business.

For over a decade, Kristen Scott has been an entrepreneur and network marketer.

Over the years, Kristen has used her degrees in Psychology and Kinesiology (Exercise Science), as well as lots of research, personal development, and studying successful people, to build thriving businesses. Kristen has always gravitated toward “Attraction Marketing” – even before there was such a thing!

After years of interacting with other small business owners and network marketers via networking groups, conferences, social media, and of course building her own teams, Kristen has come to see a growing need to share what she knows with others looking to build a business in a way that is not only effective, but also authentic and personalized.

“After over a decade as an entrepreneur, I am sharing what I’ve learned so that others can create a lifestyle and income that’s the perfect ‘fit’ for them. I found my ‘FIT’ as an entrepreneur and designed my BizFit Program so others can do the same.

I created BizFit to help YOU Find YOUR Fit by helping you design a business model that takes your expertise and interests into account while also increasing your immediate income and long term success via targeted and optimized marketing as well as a passive/residual income stream that is not reliant on outside sources.” – Kristen Scott

Wellness Tip

Everything starts with YOU taking personal responsibility for your life.

Links mentioned

Team Beachbody
Start With Why by Simon Sinek
Eric Schmidt – Everyone needs a coach

Contact information

Kristen Scott
Coach Kristen
Coach Kristen Fitness
Free Niche Fit Tool
Kristen Scott on Facebook
Kristen’s – Coming Clean about Building my Beachbody Business in 2016

FIXATE – 101 Personal Recipes by Autumn Calabrese

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Enjoy the foods you love and still lose weight with the FIXATE cookbook, Autumn Calabrese's very own collection of 101 delicious, portion-controlled recipes designed to work with the 21 Day Fix® food containers.

Your Price:  $19.95USD

A Delicious, Simple Way to Lose Weight.

Autumn Calabrese Presents FIXATE—101 Personal Recipes to Use with the 21 Day Fix® Portion-Control Program takes a unique approach to healthy eating by making it simple to eat just the right amount of your favorite foods.

21 Day Fix creator Autumn Calabrese applies her simple color-coded container system for measuring perfect portions to 101 of her personal recipes, so you can have the best of both worlds: the delicious foods you crave along with the nutrition you need to help you hit your fitness goals.

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FIXATE includes:

Easy-to-follow recipes (each marked with their color-coded container equivalents) designed to work with 21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix EXTREME®, and Portion Fix—or use the deliciously nutritious recipes to create balanced meals for any other Beachbody® program.

Simple, time-saving, and delicious meals.

Get Autumn's personal tips on preparing meals quickly and upgrading leftovers, so you can have delicious dishes even on your busiest days.

Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and paleo recipes.

Autumn knows we all make different food choices, so FIXATE includes a variety of recipes fit for every nutritional need.

Tasty treats and mouthwatering drinks.

Enjoy snacks, desserts, and the occasional cocktail—eating clean doesn't mean depriving yourself!

An inside look at Autumn's personal journey.

Follow Autumn's path to healthier eating and get firsthand advice on making the best food choices, organizing your kitchen, and creating your own lifelong healthy habits.

GET YOURS HERE!

Beachbody, LLC is the owner of the Fixate, Portion Fix, 21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix EXTREME, Beachbody, and Team Beachbody trademarks, and all related designs, trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property.

© 2015 Beachbody, LLC. All rights reserved.

 

 

How to Eat for Health and Weight Loss

Wondering what and how to eat for health and weight loss? Confused by all of the info available that seems to be contradictory? Fed up with juicing / paleo / gluten-free / insert-extreme-diet-plan-here?

 

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OK, let me break it down for you. It's not complicated, friends.

1. Eat close to nature (the fewer labels or ingredients the better!)

2. Buy local and know how it was raised/grown/treated whenever possible.

3. Eat a reasonable amount of good stuff (portion control!) and find something active to do that you don't hate.

4. 80% of the time, make healthy choices and the other 20% of the time don't sweat it. Over time you will find that even your 20% choices will be healthier because they taste good AND make you feel good!

 

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This method WILL take longer to show results. This method WILL also last a lifetime.

 

time will pass anyway

 

You're worth it.

 

Click Here if you're interested in more information about clean eating, portion control, workout options, or anything else discussed in this post.

 

 

Real Talk San Diego Interview!

On Wednesday, 6/3 at 10am, I was live on the radio at ESPN 1700 for Real Talk San Diego!

 

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Listen to the recording of the show here: https://soundcloud.com/realtalksandiego/kristen-scott-6-03-15

Interested in the programs I talked about on the show?

Fit for the 4th Uncle Sam

21 Day Fit for the 4th Challenge:

Interested in joining a fun, supportive group on Facebook that will hold you accoutable and motivate you through a 21 Day Challenge? You've come to the right place. Your 21 Days will consist of 30 minute DVD on streaming online workouts in a variety of styles and a realistic meal plan that will teach you portion control (with color corded containers!) and much more. You also get 30 days of access to on demand streaming workouts from various Beachbody programs/trainers AND access to my free "coach upgrade" program to save you money!

MESSAGE ME to get started or for more information on this or any Beachbody Product or Program!.

 

Beachbody On Demand – Streaming Workouts!

Beachbody on Demand

BREAKING NEWS! SPECIAL OFFERS!

You’ll save over $25 when you bundle Beachbody on Demand with Shakeology compared to buying each item separately. That means when you buy Shakeology® and a Team Beachbody® Club membership in this Challenge Pack, it’s like getting unlimited streaming access to hundreds of proven Beachbody workouts for just $10!

Already have Shakeology? Get 30 days FREE access to Beachbody on Demand when you join the club HERE!

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You’ve been asking, and we’re excited to announce that can now get unlimited, on-demand access to stream Beachbody workout programs. Workout with Beachbody anytime, anywhere.

With Beachbody On Demand, Team Beachbody Club members will be able to stream hundreds of Beachbody workouts—including P90X® and INSANITY®—from the digital library. You’ll also have access to nutrition guides, calendars, and more at the touch of a button. All just by being a member of Club. 

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With unlimited access to more than 400 workouts in our digital library, Beachbody On Demand is a one-stop shop for all your workouts.

Want to lose weight with INSANITY®? Get ripped with P90X®? Tighten and tone your rear view with Brazil Butt Lift? There’s something for everyone.

Stream your workouts from your laptop, tablet, or mobile device.

any time anywhere

Whether you’re traveling for work, on vacation, or would just rather do your workouts in the gym, now you can bring your Beachbody On Demand programs with you wherever you go.

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months of Club membership at a discounted rate; for Club Membership ONLY, click HERE)

Make sure it says Kristen Scott will be your coach; if not, my coach ID is 583878.

 

FAQs:
 

Will I need to buy the fitness program to stream them?
No. Selected programs that are available inside the digital library come with a membership to Team Beachbody Club.

Will there be an extra cost per workout watched?
No. Unlimited access is included in Team Beachbody Club membership at no extra cost. Club membership price will stay the same at launch—$38.87 USD for 90 days.

Will I be able to stream workouts internationally?
Yes. You will be able to stream abroad as long as you have a valid internet connection.

Will the workouts be available to download and watch offline?
No. Programs inside the digital library come with a membership to Team Beachbody Club.

What is Beachbody On Demand?
Beachbody On Demand is a new feature of the Team Beachbody Club that provides unlimited access to stream Beachbody's proven fitness programs. Premium Team Beachbody Club members will be able to work out anytime, anywhere. Users will need access to high speed internet and a supported device in order to stream workouts (see FAQ 1041 for system requirements). Beachbody On Demand includes many of Beachbody's most popular fitness programs in the Member Library, making Beachbody programs easy to access anywhere an internet connection is available.

 

How does a Premium Club member get to Beachbody On Demand?

Team Beachbody Premium Club members can access On Demand through either a web browser or the Beachbody On Demand app/channel on supported devices.

For a list of available devices that support the Beachbody On Demand app and how to stream, view FAQ 3301 Beachbody On Demand: How to Stream. Steaming via app will give Premium Club members all the same On Demand features described in this FAQ.

      

What fitness programs are included in the Digital Library?
1. Member Library   Grants Premium Club members unlimited access to stream a selection of Beachbody fitness programs. The fitness programs available to stream under the Member Library section currently include: P90X, P90X2, P90X3, Insanity, TurboFire, Brazil Butt Lift, Ten Minute Trainer, ChaLEAN Extreme, INSANITY: The Asylum (Vol 1), INSANITY: The Asylum (Vol 2), Tony One-on-One (vol 1), Tony One-on-One (vol 2), Tony One-on-One (vol 3), Hip Hop Abs, Hip Hop Abs Deluxe, Tai Cheng, Rev Abs, Rockin Body, Shaun T Dance Party, Turbo Jam, Total Body Solution, Yoga Booty Ballet, Ho' Ala ke Kino, Power Half Hour, Great Body Guaranteed, Get on the Ball, Power 90 and Project You, Slim in 6, Slim Series Express, Slim Series, Brazil Butt Lift Master Series and ChaLEAN Extreme Deluxe. Also included are Niche Workouts  by Sagi Kalev, Autumn Calabrese, and Tony Horton. They are added monthly and only available the On Demand Member Library. Check out the 4 Active Maternity workouts for new & expectant mothers.
   
2. Sneak Peek Provides individual sample workouts of some of Beachbody's newest and bestselling programs to give Premium Club members a taste of the program before they decide to buy. Sample workouts available to stream under the Sneak Peek Library  currently include: 21 Day Fix: Total Body Cardio, 21 Day Fix Extreme: Plyo, Body Beast: Total Body, PiYo: Sweat, Insanity Max:30: Sweat Int., P90: Sculpt A, Focus T25: Alpha Cardio, CIZE: 'Work Your Body' , Hammer and Chisel: Iso Speed Hammer, and Hammer and Chisel: Total Body Chisel.
 
3. Purchased Programs   Allows Premium Club members to stream DVD programs they have purchased from Beachbody, Team Beachbody, or the Beachbody Amazon storefront, if available. Programs available to stream after purchase under Purchased Programs currently include: 21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix Extreme, Body Beast, Focus T25, Insanity MAX:30, P90, PiYo and CIZE.
   
4.  Challenge Du Jour A daily rotation of workouts selected from different programs in the Beachbody Catalogue, as well as new monthly workouts performed by Beachbody Live Master Trainers exclusive to Beachbody On Demand. The rotation of workouts is carefully chosen to create an overall balanced fitness regimen. Master Trainer Challenge Du Jour is a special Challenge Du Jour that is always available. Master Trainer CDJ can be accessed through the Challenge Du Jour or Master Trainer pages.
   
Will fitness programs that are available as part of the Beachbody On Demand catalog still be available for purchase as DVDs?
Yes. Some people still want to own DVDs. High speed Internet access is not available to everyone. Also, purchasing DVDs creates permanent ownership. Beachbody On Demand users have access to streaming Beachbody On Demand programs as long as they are Premium Club members. Of course, those On Demand programs no longer produced in DVD format will only be available in the On Demand catalog.

 

Will the videos be available to stream in HD?
Yes, as long as the computer/device supports HD.

Will there be a Club and Shakeology Challenge Pack?
Yes. A Shakeology + Club Challenge Pack is available HERE.

Must the nutrition & program guides be purchased separately?
No.  The guides will be available to view & download for each program on the Beachbody On Demand web page

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Will an IOS or Android App be available?
No. Workouts will play on mobile devices via a browser.

Will the workouts be available to download and watch offline?
No. An internet connection will be required to stream workouts.

Will Flash Player be required to play a workout?
No. Flash will not be required to play a workout.

Will Silverlight be required to play a workout?
No. Silverlight will not be required to play a workout

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Healthy Super Bowl Ideas (and some FUN, too!)

I am going to a Super Bowl party this weekend. It's at the home of my ex-husband's girlfriend, but that's a whole other blog. It's BYOB and an optional appetizer.  I kind of have a reputation as the "healthy one" and I'm vegetarian, so I figured I should bring something so I know there will be at least one thing that I want to munch. So, I decided to google "healthy super bowl" and I found quite a few posts.  I looked at a few and found that some left a bit to be desired because either: 1) people would groan if you showed up with that or 2) um, that's not healthy just because it has a vegetable somewhere in it.

Be sure to read to the end for a fun bonus!

So, here were my favorite healthy Super Bowl food selections to help you narrow down some options:

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And if you're looking for a fun activity to keep your guests focused on various parts of the telecast, check out these Super Bowl bingo games!  Some include football plays, scores, or other things related to the game; some are strictly related to the ads.  Choose what's appropriate based on your crowd.  Print out enough for everyone and make sure you have a variety of different cards so not everyone wins.

http://www.theheckler.com/2015/01/26/super-bowl-xlix-commercialbingo/

http://www.studiodiy.com/2015/01/20/2015-free-printable-super-bowl-bingo/

http://fortunegoodies.com/super-bowl-2015-bingo-printable/

Have fun and GO WHICHEVER TEAM YOU'RE ROOTING FOR!!!

 

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How Much Does Shakeology Cost?

Curious about Shakeology? You probably have at least one of these very common questions:

  • How much does it cost?
  • How can I get a discount? Is it ever on sale?
  • What makes it worth it?
  • What if I don't like it or just don't see the value after I order it?

Wonder no longer….

The Cost

  • Shakeology costs $129.95 for a 30 serving bag or 24 packets. You get 6 more servings with a bag, so go for the bag unless you want a variety of flavor options. You can change from bag to packets to different flavors, etc, every month if you want to. This comes out to about $4.50/day or about the cost of fancy coffee or small Jamba Juice…but with A LOT more nutritional value ๐Ÿ™‚

Shakeology Options

Discounts, Options, Etc…

  • While there are never any discounts on Shakeology, you can save money when you order Shakeology bundled with a workout program.  This is called a Challenge Pack, and it gets you get a significant discount on the workout (and optional free coach enrollment if you want to have an ongoing 25% discount and/or earn referral commisions!) Check out Challenge Packs HERE but start HERE if you want to enroll as a coach and get the ongoing discount.

Challenge Pack

  • Another way you can save money by becoming a Beachbody coach.  You will have a one time $39.95 sign up fee, but you will save 25% on all Beachbody programs and products which means Shakeology costs just $97.45. If you tell anyone else about it, that becomes a 25% commission for you so you + 3 friends makes yours free! Become a coach HERE.

you + 3 = free

  • If you do not want to be a coach, the other option for some savings is to order on Home Direct (Auto Ship). You will get your Shakeology every 30 days so you never run out (running out makes me cranky!) and by doing this you save about $10 in shipping costs each month. (You can modify or cancel your Autoship at ANY time.) Place your Shakeology order HERE.

What's in it, for goodness sakes?!?!

  • I'll let Tony tell you that…*

 

 

  • What the heck? What about REAL food? What would I have to eat to get that nutrition?*

 

 

What if I don't like it? Want to “Try before you Buy"?

  • The cool thing is that there is a 30 day Bottom of the Bag money back guarantee, which means there is no risk to you. 
  • You can also buy a sampler pack for only $29.95 which is a great way to try all 6 of the flavors before your commit to one.  Check out that option HERE.

 

Here's a recap of all the links above:

  • To get a discount/sign up as a coach (with or without a Challenge Pack): HERE
  • To order a Challenge Pack: HERE
  • To just order Shakeology: HERE
  • To order a sampler pack: HERE

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Healthy Holiday Tips!

This it the time of year people tend to stall out/give up in their efforts to be healthy and fit.  Don’t let it happen to you! Let this year be the one time you don’t have to make that same old Resolution…you can head into 2015 with great habits and a healthy mindset.  Here are 10 quick tips for making it happen.

1. Exercise – do it. Seriously. Now more than ever.

2. Eat small meals with protein throughout the day. Don’t skip breakfast on holidays.

no, seriously. eat breakfast

3. Don’t be too hard on yourself. If you slip up, don’t figure you might as well just go crazy and eat everything in sight. Course correct and do better at the next opportunity (meal, workout, etc.)

4. Sleep and Relax – do it. Seriously. Now more than ever.

5. Wear fitted clothing and carry props. You tend to eat less when you don’t have an expandable waistband and when you have something occupying your hands.

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This seems a bit extreme.

6. Water – drink it. Half your body weight in ounces every day.

7. Visualize yourself how you want to look and feel in January or at an event you have scheduled early next year.

8. Be the host and/or bring healthy dishes when you’re a guest. Give food based gifts away. Bake less – no one NEEDS you to make 17 different kinds of cookies.

9. Plan ahead – schedule workouts in advance. Keep convenient snack foods on hand and bring them with you when you’re travelling. If you’ll be out of town, scout out healthy restaurants and active things to do. You can even bring Beachbody workouts with you and do them on your laptop!

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10. Prioritize – sometimes putting your health first means saying, “no” to invitations. Choose your splurge at each event and enjoy every bite, but make sure everything else you eat/drink will help you reach your goals.

BONUS!
Be accountable. Don’t just write it down after you eat it, but find someone who will give you tough love and commit to faxing them a picture of everything BEFORE you eat it and getting their “permission” to consume it. Get a workout buddy, too.

If you need help with accountability, that’s what I do as a Beachbody coach. Please reach out if I can be of service.

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Which one of these tips will you incorprate this Holiday Season?  Comment below and share with a friend!

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Top 8 Things to Know About Shakeology

Many customers and potential customers ask what Shakeology is actually supposed to do for them. While each person's body is unique and different, here are some short summaries of effects that anyone taking Shakeology on a regular basis may experience.

number1Antioxidants. Shakeology contains some of the most potent antioxidants: flavonoids and phytonutrients such as spinach, blue green algae, carrot powder, strawberry powder, and vitamins E and C. These help to prevent free radicals from oxidizing and destroying cells. The ingredients in our antioxidant blend such as pomegranate, acai berry, camu-camu, goji, and blueberry also have powerful antioxidant effects to support your immune system and help protect your body from normal inflammatory response.*

number 2Energy. Shakeology contains a range of B vitamins and trace minerals, like zinc and magnesium, from whole food sources that regulate metabolism and increase energy. Shakeology also contains maca root, an adaptogen herb known to promote endurance and stamina.*

number 3Digestion. The Shakeology non-dairy prebiotic and probiotic blend contains fiber and different enzymes like amylase, papain, cellulose, and lactase, which all support digestion. These ingredients aid in breaking down food molecules into smaller molecules that can be properly digested, so all of the nutrients can be absorbed into your system.*

number 4Mood. One scoop of Shakeology provides 100% of the daily recommended intake of vitamin B12. B12 is often linked with good mood maintenance; B vitamins are also essential for the production and proper functioning of neurotransmitters like dopamine, crucial to the experience of pleasure. Shakeology also contains cacao, which is very high in phenylethylamine (PEA). PEA acts as a neuromodulator to enhance one's mood.*

number 5Detoxification. Many of the ingredients in Shakeology (spirulina, chlorella, flaxseed, barley grass, spinach) contain powerful detoxification compounds such as chlorophyll and alpha-linolenic acid. These ingredients may help rid the body of environmental toxins such as smog, heavy metals, herbicides, cleaning products, and pesticides. They also aid in liver detoxification. Shakeology also includes kamut grass, an ingredient coined "nature's most powerful detoxifier." This grass has been known to cleanse the body and detoxify the cells to restore health and vitality.*

number 6Immunity. The antioxidants, bioflavanoids, and flavanoids in Shakeology work to support immunity. Some of these ingredients include ashwaganda, acerola cherry, rose hips, and goji berries. The goji berries in Shakeology are one of the richest sources of antioxidants; not only does goji berry promote eye, reproductive, and circulatory health, but it also supports your immune system and promotes longevity!*

number 7Satiety/cravings. The protein, chromium, and nutrient-dense calories from superfoods in Shakeology work to help decrease your appetite. Chromium is important because it helps maintain blood-sugar levels, which reduces sugar cravings and promotes fat metabolism. Plus, protein-rich meals are a great way to keep you feeling full, longer!*

number 8Complete nutrition: Each Shakeology ingredient plays an important role in feeding your body on a cellular level, but it is important to remember that the synergy of the 70+ ingredients working together is what truly fuels your body to keep you looking and feeling your best.*

So there you have it! That's a snapshot of all the wonderful things Shakeology does for your body. For more information or to order, please visit www.ShakeCoach.com.

If you already drink Shakeology, what is your favorite benefit?  If you don't drink Shakeology, which benefit sounds the most useful to you?

 

CoachKristen ~ Kristen Scott ~ Online Fitness and Lifestyle Coach ~ Team Beachbody

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.