Recently we’ve had several people ask the same question, “does Shakeology work without exercise?”. So we’ve decided to make a post answering this question. There is not really a yes or now answer to this question. Like most things in life, the answer it not black or white and falls somewhere in between in a grey area.
Asking if Shakeology will work for you without exercise is like asking if brushing your teeth without toothpaste will work. Sure, brushing alone without toothpaste is better than not brushing at all, but it would be much more effective if you use some toothpaste while brushing. (I know, “duh”, right?)
To answer the question, does Shakeology work without exercise?
The answer is yes, there are health benefits to drinking Shakeology whether you exercise or not. But if you’re trying to change and see results, you’ll want to add an exercise routine to your weekly schedule.
With that being said, if you’re someone that refuses to workout or exercise, no matter what, there still might be help for you. The truth is that eating healthy and getting your body the proper nutrition is actually more important that exercising.
I’ve heard some experts say;
- Results come from 60% nutrition, and 40% exercise.
And I’ve also heard a few say;
- Results come from 85% nutrition, and 15% exercise. (See video below)
A common saying in the fitness world is, “abs aren’t made in the gym, abs are made in the kitchen.”
Another one is, “it’s impossible to outwork a bad diet.”
The point is, what you eat is very important. So yes, Shakeology is beneficial regardless if you exercise or not.
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A Few Shakeology Tips
Shakeology can be used in several ways depending on what your current health/fitness level is and what your goals are. For example, if you are overweight, you can use Shakeology as a meal replacement shake. If you are in OK shape, have a little weight to lose, or none at all (or maybe if you’re trying to bulk up and build muscle) you could use Shakeology as a healthy snack. It all depends.
If you’re doing a Beachbody program, the recommendation is to follow the appropriate meal plan that comes with whatever workout you are doing, and fit in Shakeology accordingly. For example, if you’re doing the 21 Day Fix, Shakeology would be considered 1 red container.
Here’s the main tip and how Shakeology will work without exercise. Use Shakeology as a replacement, not an addition to your daily food intake. You should replace something you are eating everyday that is not the best choice, with Shakeology.
Here are a few Shakeology replacement examples:
- Replace an unhealthy breakfast (maybe it’s a bagel with cream cheese) with Shakeology
- Replace an unhealthy lunch (maybe it’s a fast food meal) with Shakeology
- Replace a morning or midday snack (maybe it’s a bag of chips and a Mt. Dew) with Shakeology
- Replace a night time snack (maybe it’s a bowl of ice cream) with Shakeology
The point is, replace something unhealthy with Shakeology EVERY day.
Here what the creator of the 21 Day Fix, Autumn Calabrese has to say about Shakeology and the importance of exercise and nutrition for achieving results in the video below:
Basically what they are saying in the video above is that eating the right foods and getting the proper nutrition is super important, and Shakeology is an easy way to do that.
The Calories In, Calories Out Myth
A friend recently said me, “I know how to lose weight. All I have to do is use up more calories than I take in.”
And my reply to him was, “it’s not that simple.”
It’s important to understand that all calories are not created equal. For example, a can of Coke and a sweet potato are approximately the same amount of calories, but the sweet potato is by far the better choice.
Furthermore, consuming something WITH (or more) calories can be better than consuming something that has zero (or less) calories. For example, a can of Diet Coke has zero calories, and Shakeology has 160 calories. It’s not a good decision to choose the Diet Coke over Shakeology just because it has zero calories. The much better decision would be to choose Shakeology because it is filled healthy ingredients that are good for you.
Are you a diet soda drinker? You won’t be after you read this: http://www.today.com/health/diet-soda-doing-these-7-awful-things-your-body-1C6558748
Shakeology & Exercise – In Conclusion
Shakeology is an amazing product that offers great health benefits. However, if you want to stack the deck in your favor, it’s smart to also exercise, and eat the proper foods. Shakeology is a great product, but it’s not a magic potion. Give it a try and see how it makes you feel!