I’m technically 10.5 hours into my 3 day Shakeology Cleanse as I write this, and so far, so good! A Shakeology Cleanse consists of 3 servings of Shakeology made with water instead of milk or juice, a couple pieces of fruit for snacks, and one large meal comprised a leafy green salad with fish or chicken and minimal dressing. Beverages are all the water you want, and decaffeinated green tea. As it turns out, the morning portion isn’t a lot different than what I do every day anyway.
Most mornings, I have a cup of black half-caff coffee and a serving of Shakeology made with skim milk or orange juice (chocolate and Greenberry, respectively.) Some time around the middle of the morning I have a piece of fruit or an Odwalla bar or some almonds for a snack. The morning portion of the cleanse is pretty much the same as what I already do. After that, it will get interesting. I did stick to the one cup of black coffee I pick up on my way to work each day.
So why am I doing this? There are several reasons:
- I’ve been stuck on a weight loss plateau for a couple months, trying to lose the weight I put back on last November when I was ill.
- The cleanse will give my digestive system a bit of a break and allow it a minor reset.
- The cleanse allows your body to purge sugars, toxins and accumulated contaminants like preservatives. Although I minimize my intake of highly processed food, it’s tough to avoid it altogether.