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Working out will not be a problem for me. Your website is so helpful, thank you! Ruby June 17, - 5: Jamie October 30, - 3: Additionally, a serving provides a balanced blend of B vitamins which are necessary for the formation of energy in the body, as well as Vitamin C, which assists in the maintenance of body tissues.
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The protein content is about the same. It is also free of soy, sugar, and gluten, contains 15g of high quality plant-based proteins, and is naturally sweetened. It only contains five grams of fiber. Like most other alternatives to 18 Shake, Shake has a wider selection of flavors to choose from, including:. The proteins come from peas, brown rice, and hemp. Along with some diet modifications I have lost 8 lbs.
Slow is the way to go. I blend with ice cubes, almond milk light and whatever fruit, veggies, flavorings, even coffee. One of my favorites is pineapple and kale. Have found it great for my GI function.
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There is a wealth of information about the ingredients in 18 Shake. You should mix one scoop of 18 Shake with your favorite beverage and drink multiple times throughout the day. If used as directed, each bag lasts less than three weeks.
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Do Not Send Email Notifications. The protein is whey protein concentrate and whey protein isolate. In one scoop one serving 18 Shake provides The chocolate has vey little taste to it.. We agree, taste is a huge factor in weight-loss shakes. If you looking for a taste-less alternative, you might want to check out Dietspotlight Burn. Hi, did u drink 2 scoops a day or did u make the recipes and typically have 4 scoops a day of the protien? Ive been using 18 shake for 2 months and I lost 25 pounds my goal is 40 pounds total.
I started this product 5 days ago. I love the convenience of it and I think it taste great! I use either Almond milk or skim milk to mix it. Down 4 lbs already which helps me make healthier dinner choices. I ordered the shake18 after doing some research and I was very disappointed. First off I personally do not like the Vanilla flavor, but I can deal with that. The part that upset me was that 30 minutes after taking the shake in the morning I was hungry.
The fibre in the product could solidify if water is too cold, resulting in a longer mix time. There is no evidence of any contraindications with use of this product. However, as with any dietary supplement product, those under supervised medical care should consult their healthcare provider prior to use. This product is not expected to interact with medications.
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It is not recommended to take this product after the expiration date on the packaging. Levels of nutrients are not guaranteed past the expiration date listed on the product label.
Particularly for foods and beverages, the sensory characteristics such as flavour, odour, and texture are not guaranteed past the expiration date. Due to changes from crop to crop and season to season, these plant materials are expected to have naturally occurring variation.
Over time, these water-soluble ingredients may react to water in the air and may begin to clump. This can be minimised by properly sealing the product after use and always use dry utensils when scooping out the product from the packaging.
Slight fading of the colour and flavour intensity over time is expected. For best results, mix with high-quality water such as eSpring Water Treatment System water.
However, mixing with a larger amount of water will result in diluted flavour and sweetness of the drink. However, when mixing with cold water, there may be a delay in time for the fibre to dissolve, so you may observe some clumping. Yes, this product may be stored in the refrigerator.
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Results will include overall toning and shaping, as well as increased strength, flexibility, and endurance. There is quite a variety to choose from. I am in the daily caloric range. My question is how do I meet that goal per day with six meals?
When I wrote out a sample meal plan for one day, I still did not have enough containers filled as recommended. Hi Kiara, you just need to eat more than one of select color containers at at your planned meals until you meet your daily requirements.
The good news is that you have a couple options. For example, add one or two fruits or even one fat to your Shakeology to make it not just a red, but a red, a purple or two, and a spoonful. Thanks for all the information!!! I know you said IdealShape is not comparable to Shakeology nutritionally…. But if I was to still use it I have two huge containers left!! Or is there no way to infuse it with this program??? The Fix is designed to get you eating healthy by being strict and consuming only ingredients found on the diet list, so to use something else would not be beneficial to your overall results.
What about the Isagenix Lsalean Meal replacement shakes? From what I have read they are very similar to Shakeology so could they be infused with the 21 day fix as a red?? Maybe, yellow and red container, limiting to three times a week. Hi Bethany, Thank you for the time you put into this eating plan. It is such a help! Shakeology uses whey protein, Bodykey uses soy protein. I would rather drink whey every day.
Bodykey also uses stevia. Shaekology uses non-GMO fructose and stevia. The sodium count in Bodykey is mg, while Shakeology is mg — that is a substantial difference.
And, Shakeology uses Himalayan salt, which is a naturally harvested salt with its own set of health benefits. Negligible amount, but not a great thing to see on a health food shake. Shakeology is a true health food shake and contains a huge list of superfoods, which all have their own unqiue health benefits to make you feel better than ever. There are no superfoods in Bodykey, although they have some probiotics in there.
I am weird when it comes to daily supplements, so I would definitely opt for Shakeology over Bodykey because I happen to like their ingredient list better. Bodykey does have a lot of vitamins and minerals on their list, but for me, sugar alcohol as a second ingredient is not very impressive for a so-called healthy, meal replacement shake. I know from my own experience that Shakeology helps me feel good, recover more quickly, and stay on track — I drink it every morning with my frozen fruit and love it.
Then had surgery and just ordered the 21 day fix to get back into working out. What do you suggest? Thanks for your time: Yes, I think using the containers with any program is a wonderful idea. As for the second round with containers, it is probably a combination of both. In a second round you will be in better shape so you can push harder during the workouts too. Hi, I am on the calorie plan- started out really well- eating the container amounts of food- losing what I hoped I would.
Is it not a good idea to cut out those containers- of course that would put me below for the day- any suggestions would be most appreciated. Slow and steady is the way to keep the weight off for good. The first week I lost 5 pounds I want to lose 15 and am in the calorie range.
Second week and into 3rd have only lost another 2. Would like to know what you would advise? Hi, I would recommend eating the amount of calories that the eating guide says. Eating below calories a day is never recommended as it is not enough calories to support your internal organ to function properly. I am started 21 day fix and I loved your meal plan. I was just wondering if you had recipes for the food?
I have a problem getting my protein in and enjoy the taste and recipes you can do with P28 products! Ive also seen some recipes that use PB2 which I also have on hand, how would that be counted??
The Fix diet wants you eating certain whole foods for the most part. Will I fail on this diet. I would never have a plate with steamed vegetables on it! Hi Kelly, Corn is not a vegetable it is a complex carbohydrate.
Do you like veggies raw or roasted, there are a lot of vegetables that I do not like steamed, that I enjoy roasted with olive oil. Maybe, this is something you could experiment with. I am wondering about the grey box you have. Are there portions for these things as well?
I am unsure about how to incorporate them into their plans. Hi Heather, The grey box is the teaspoon foods from the 21 Day Fix portion approach eating plan. Honey, is that considered a yellow or a teaspoon? Also how long should we wait between 1st and 2nd or subsequent rounds of the 21 days or can we just continue seamlessly? Ah, this brings to question: When I complete the 21 day fix, if during that time I weigh and lost say 5 lbs, do I have to readjust the calorie fix?
Yes, you would need to adjust your calorie level to your new weight for continued weight loss. Can you tell me how the Almond Breeze Coconut Milk, unsweetened can fit into the diet?
Is it considered a protein or a carb? There are only 45 calories per cup so I am not sure where it would fit in. I see in your blog the question about what color container coconut milk is. Your shopping list shows it in Blue but your responses are Yellow. Hi Tonya, This post should be used as a companion to the eating plan the program comes with.
The eating plan goes into much more detail than I could ever cover. The blue is for canned coconut milk. The yellow is for carton, but there is a weekly limit on these. So if you make your shake with unsweetened almond milk does this count as one yellow carb for the almond milk and one red protein for the shake? How much almond milk counts as a yellow? How can you lose the weight at eating calories at a higher amount than what we have always be taught?
For example 56 yes old and eat calories… Thank you. Hi, If you are consuming between calories a day and burning a day, you would lose about one pound a week. And, you are right, the marketing propaganda has made weight lose a much more complex situation than it should be. If I am pounds how many calories do I need to burn a day to lose weight?
The above comment confused me. Hi Dianna, A calorie deficit a day through diet, ecerise, or diet and exercise to cause about a 1 pound loss of fat over the course of a week. You have to take into account your metabolism and activity level, not only your body weight to create a daily calorie estimate. The program does include the simple equation you need an I will be writing a blog post shortly about it. I just ordered the program.
Based on my weight I will be in the lowest calorie bracket but my husband will be in the highest calorie bracket. Suggestions on how to make food for both of us at the same time with such a big difference in portions for things?
Hi Bethany, I have learned a lot from your blog! Just one question though, would I be able to use a little Stevia or raw sugar maybe a teaspoon or so in my morning coffee? THanks for all the info. Im starting the program tomorrow. Wondering if is ok if i work out first thing in the morning then drink the shakeology shake?
In other words is it ok to work out on an empty stomach? I had gastric bypass 15 months ago…94 lbs gone. Can eat whatever I like now,….. BUT, protein for most important nutrition factor. Will this work for me? I hope this helps! Hi, loving your blog, really informative. Just a couple of questions — when measuring the rice has it been cooked first?
And is cows milk semi skimmed allowed and if so what category does it fit in and how many fl oz can you have? Rice is measured out after cooking. I want to try the 21 day fix my only problem is I have had restrictive weight loss surgery and I know I will not be able to eat as many of the containers I am supposed to do you think this program could still work for me?
That being said, Nicole how far out from surgery are you? If you are still within a year out I would suggest that you just stick with the meal plan that your surgeon has given you. You may do the exercises if you want to purchase this program and getting moving will help you tremendously. Hi, I am planning on starting the 21 day fix postpartum.
For example, a recipe would say it is 1 red, 2 green etc. Once it is all mixed together, it would make the portions off, would it not? I ask because I will not have time to be making separate meals for everyone with 2 under age 2! Hi Nat, most of the recipes will have serving sizes, so a recipe would use say three containers per serving.
You would eat your serving size and mark down the containers. In your example, if a recipe used only 1 red and two greens, I would double, triple, etc the recipe so it makes enough to serve your family.
Hope that makes sense. You would count the mustard greens as green and turnip as yellow. I have tried Shakeology and live it and have noticed a difference in my energy and overall health.
However , it can get costly so I have been trying Fitmiss Deliight … What are your thoughts? Shakeology also keeps your digestive system regular, which also helps heighten energy levels. I currently do PiYo and I have a shake every morning. I do 8oz of unsweetened vanilla coconut almond milk and slightly less than one scoop of shakeology. I have the Arbonne shakes and do not want them to go to waste, how does it compare to the Shakeology?
I am really interested in the 21 day fix plan. I am in the calorie range. But, I read a comment from you previously that said if you want to lose, eat less….. I am trying to lose weight so should I down to the next level of calorie range? I do workout daily if that makes a difference. Hi Christina, I rephrased my previous comment, that was not my intent for it to be taken that way.
You are good at the calorie range for weight loss. The diet plan goes into more depth about the cxlore ranges for different goals. While looking at the different information available online about calorie intake, I noticed that my target caloric intake is over calories higher than calories a day.
Am I going to feel starved out on this program? Is there anyway to adjust the calories a day? HI Aj, If you calorie target to maintain your current body weight is calories, calories would be a good starting place for weight loss. And, yes you can adjust the number of calories once you get a feel for the program. But, first it would best to use the program as it is designed before tweaking it to meet your needs.
I understand that shakeo counts as a protein but should one use the protein grams on the back of the bag? Or is shakeo already counted as a red? Hi Dee, a scoop counts as a red container. You are right a scoop would not fit in a red, but that is what it is counted as. Just one of those things.
So much great info! Hi Jennifer, that is tough. But you can make it work. Here are a few ideas. Try not to eat large meals on the nights you work, keep healthy snacks handy if possible, prepare what you are going to eat before your shifts start, go light on carbs and higher in protein and healthy fats.
And, be sure to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water through out the night. Hi Sky, it is going to be hard to follow without the containers or workouts. But, do your best, stick to a whole food diet and you will be headed in the right direction. I have purchased the 21 day fix with shakeology. I work 12 hour shifts,making a fully balanced meal plan a bit difficult. Are there any suggestions to bes divide up the 5 meals throughout my day?
Hi Cyndi, You use the containers tp portion your meals or snacks. Protein is red, berries are purple. Hi Joann, It will work, you just need to stick with it and if you have to make adjustments until it does work. Hi Sarah, your results will be different. But, I mean if you eat a piece of cake everyday durring the program your results would be different too. I have a question about family meals. I stay home with my 2 young boys and want them eating healthier, but I have no idea where to start as far as caloric intake, portions with them, etc.
Is there a resource you know of that has reliable information for how to calculate their daily needs? Do you think I need to be as strict with them as far as portion sizes? Any advice you have would be greatly appreciated! Hi Meghan, You should not have to restrict the portions. Hi I just ordered 21 day fix. Unfortunately Shakeology is very expensive but I do have a nutribullet and make my own kale shakes will that work for the moment? If not what can I use? You will have to break down the ingredients in the kale shake down to what they would count as in the containers.
Going to try the 21 Day Fx Challenge Pack glad to here the pack contains Shakeology too, looking forward to posting back here on my results. Particularly referring to ingredients and the expense. Just a suggestion I have really. Why not point out that when u order the challenge pack it includes the Shakeology? I mean a bag of Shakeology costs almost the same.
I only say this because I balked at the price too, til my coach made the above suggestion. Even my joints feel better!! Hi Danielle, Glad to hear Shakeology is working so well for you, I got my botfriend to start drinking it too and he said the same thing as you, that his joints felt better and were not cracking as much.
With the different colour containers and foods for each container, do you decide on what to eat for each meal? Basically you create you own recipe?
Hi Danielle, Yes the 21 Say Fix is flexible in that it wants you to be able to eat what you enjoy. So you get to be creative, and it does come with a fex basic recipes to get you going. Hi Kathy, black coffee is best.
Splenda is artificial sweetener and is not recommended. A tsp of organic coconut oil is what I recommend to people. I would just need some clarification on the serving for this program…. Great website— thank you. Hi Rose, yes it is a cooked cup, so half a yellow dry, will come out to a full yellow when cooked. I start the program on Monday October 13 and I purchased shakeology but the individual bags does that count as one scoop like if I would have the container??
Hi Gaby, yes the individual bag servings are a red container. To get a little more bang for your buck you could order a day bag and seperate out servings into your own plastic bags. Hello- looking at your shopping list. Hi Kimberly, whole grain cereals only.
You can usually find these in the health food section at your grocery store. Hi Tania, after doing some research on Optifast, I would strongly advise against drinking it. It not only has two different sugars listed in the top three ingredients, it also has a lot of chemicals you should not be putting into your body…especially every day for breakfast. If you do want want to purchase Shakeology, just buy a pure whey protein powder and add in some fruit to your daily shake. Im thinking of trying the 21 day fix.
I have been doing some research. Also, im thinking about doing different cardio classes throughout the week instead of doing her workouts. What do you think Bethany. Hi Pam, Shakeology and idealShape are different in ingredients. You do not have to followe her workouts to follow the portion control eating plan. One being I hate Greek yogurt, so what do you do about the foods suggested that I hate?
How about exercise, does the exercise I do on my own power walking three miles a day count as exercise? Or does it have to be her exercises only. Does my calorie intake go up if I exercise more or less? Can I eat what I make for my family or do I have to eat differently? Also, I hate artificially sweetners refuse to put into my body, what to do about that. Thanks for your time in advance. Hi Victoria, you do not have to eat greek yogurt, that is just a sample of what I would normally eat.
I would suggest not eating the foods you hate and opt for a foods in that category that you enjoy. Power walking is exercise. You might not have the same results if you only did the walking as the 21 Day Fix is cardio and strength training. Calorie intake depends on your goals, if you want to lose weight you eat what the 21 Day Fix program recommends for containers, maintain or gain eat more, the guide book that comes with the program contains all of this information.
The whole family should be able to eat foods from the 21 Day Fix eating plan. What exactly is shakeology? Is their protein in it? I want to try the 21 day fix, however I would complete my workout first thing in the am, so should I have a protein right after?
Hi Michelle, if you search Shakeology on my sidebar, you will get a few blog posts all about it. But, yes it contains protein.
I use it as a meal replacement for breakfast during the week. And, I do think everyone should get in some protein post workout, especially after workouts that are strength based. I have type 1 diabetes and this is the only balanced program out there that helps me to be very aware of the portions as I try to lose weight. I gained a lot of weight after major surgeries on my feet and because I couldnt move, I gained. I use an insulin pump and this program is very carb couner friendly because of the portion sizes you can easily figure out the carbs to take a dose of insulin.
I did a lot of research on this diet before I purchased it— definitely a great diet for people with BOTh types of diabetes. Do you know how greek yogurt with fruit counts? Hi Amy, Greek yogurt with added fruit is not allowed. I just wanted to say Thank You for all the good info on the 21 Day Fix. I am awaiting shipment of my 21 day fix. Hello, A friend and I are going to start the 21 day fix and could not be more excited.
However neither of us can afford to order the shakeology. I looked into alternatives and one of them was Garden of Life Raw organic protein. Will this have the same affect of shakeology? Hi Ashley, the ingredients are not the same. Also, nutritionally Shakeology looks to be way ahead of the Garden of Life, probably why you see the differance in price.
This seems to be more of a protein shake then a total meal replacement. Whole foods are always going to be best. I like to describe Shakeology as the missing link that fills in nutrtional gaps, but it is never going to make up for a poor diet. In the end, Shakeology like the Garden of Life are supplements to your diet, not necessities.
Hi Bethany — is it ok to move down a calorie level while on the plan? Hi Beverly, no absolutely do not move down levels. If you drop calories to low your body may go into starvation mode and instead of dropping weight your body will actually store body fat as a survival mechanism. Plus, in the long term the best way to lose and keep weight off is slow and steady.
I just started the day fix and I really like it so far. I ordered the chocolate Shakeology but it seems to be really not agreeing with my stomach. Can I exchange it for the vegan? HI Patricia, the return policy is days. All information is on the receopt that canme with your order. My caloric intake is off the chart so I round down to Along with portions, my real problem is what and when I eat.
What is the problem with not eating all the food? According to the calculations my calorie intake should only be Do I need to limit the amount of containers that I eat being that the grid starts on a calorie intake? Hi Julie, no you need to round up to calories. Consuming less calories for an extended amount of time can cause damage to internal organs. I understand that other protein powder does not have the same nutritional value and does not come close.
However can it be used as a red? I am just wondering because I can not afford shakeology right now but need a quick and easy meal for breakfast. Hi Kathryn, yes a protein shake is red. Having a shake for breakfast to replace a meal, you want to look for a shake that contains protein sources from a couple different sources and be sure to mix or have something else to eat too, as a single protein shake will not keep you full for very long.
It sounds gross but its really good.. Precut your fruit and you can grab ad go. Its a fast one. GNC makes a pre-bottled protein shake called Lean Shake You need to be careful with these ready made drinks as they are often high in sugars and use lower quality protein sources. When I get a scoop of shakeology the scoop itself counts as one red, correct? Then anything I add in such as milk, berries, etc would just correspond to the colors they fit with right?
I also want to know can shakeology just be made with water as a snack, and if so is it still a whole scoop or half? Hi Andi, Shakeology by itself is a red container. I would consider it a snack if you made it with just plain water, it would be a whole scoop of Shakeology that you would use.
If you did mix in other foods you would count the corresponding food containers. Hope that helps, Bethany. Straight out of the 21 day fix book is a recipe that states the recipe of the Almond Paradise Shakeology drink as 4 fluid oz of unsweetened almond milk, 4 fluid oz of water, 1 tsp all natural almond butter, 1 scoop of strawberry or tropical strawberry vegan shakeology, and ice 8 oz glass of ice.
Blended together is one red, one yellow and one teaspoon. So you can be creative but you just have to account for what you intake. If she is doing 8 oz she does count it as a yellow. I love Shakeology but today a friend is taking me to a new Herbalife Shake shop. Would I count the shake as a red container? Hi Tonya, looking at the harbalife shake nutrtion profile, it looks like you would need to drink two shakes and even then you are not getting the same amount of nutrtition.
It looks like these shake also contain fructose and dextrose, two fast acting carb sources. It would be best drink something like this immediatley aftrer your workout. Most people get their recommended iodine from iodized table salt. How would a person compensate for that? The diet is pretty restrictive on iodine rich foods such as dairy products.
Seafood, dairy foods that are not processed can get you the daily amount of iodine the body needs. If you are overly concerned, you might want to take a look at a mulitivitamin that contains iodine. I did look into the multivitamin option. Unfortunately, only a little less than half of the multivitamins out there actually contain the recommended dose of iodine. This is important to me because I suffer from hypothyroidism. Just one half of a teaspoon of iodized table salt meets the recommended daily amount.
Is that out of the question for the 21 day fix? Hi Tiawana, no not at all. Like I said the 21 df wants you to cut out the processed foods that have salt added to them.
You should always listen to your doctor. I know this post was a while ago but I feel I need to respond to this. Most foods we eat contain iodine in them. I have no thyroid due to thyroid cancer and had to go on a low iodine diet before having a radioactive iodine treatment. This was an extremely restricted diet. Same thing with tofu products. Breads were off limits unless i made my own because most of them contain ingredients that have iodine in them. Obviously any seafood and also some fruits and vegetables.
And this is just a small sampling of the entire list. If hypothyroidism is a concern then you should probably be taking a thyroid replacement such as synthroid.
I thought you could only have milk 3x a week? Hi Heather, This is just a companion post to the meal plan to give people ideas. My wife is allergic to ALL fresh fruit and gluten. My question is, what should we substitute for her fruit portions, and can she eat gluten free pasta, bread, crackers, tortillas, etc in liu of regular whole grain products? Also, are we not allowed any sugar or salt? Hi Tiffany — eating gluten-free versions of foods should be fine — or you can opt for naturally GF grains like quinoa, oats, amaranth, millet, rice, etc.
Just try to opt for things without refined sugars in them or unhealthy chemicals. As for fruits, if she has OAS, she could eat cooked fruits or canned versions if she is able to tolerate it — it all depends on the severity of her allergy. There are ways to incorporate the health benefits of fruits, you just will have to do some research and be a little creative. And no, sugar and salt are not allowed — remember this diet plan is to get you eating healthier for life, not just for three weeks.
I hope this helps. On the 21 day fix infomercial it claims you can have dessert and wine as long as you eat in moderation of your colored containers…is that not correct? Hi Marie, There is 21 Day Fix approved desserts, they are treats not everyday finds though. I notice in your schedule that you only have one yellow on the days you drink Shakeology.
Is hat because you make it with milk. I was thinking of making it with unsweetened almond milk which would be a red and a yellow—is that right? Hi Tori, I doubled the yellow container at dinner on Monday through Friday. And, yes you are right, you can count Shakeology with almond milk as a red and yellow. I am not sure why you would only be allowed one yellow a day. Even in the lowest caloric intake level of calories, you get 2 a day.
Stick with Autumn original plan and check out pinterest for 21 day fix and you will get some really good info! Shakeology is a red not a yellow. Like the article says, I did two yellow containers at dinner.
If you blend it with almond milk yellow you do need to account for it. I drink it like that everyday. I use 1 red, 1 yellow and 3 purpels.
This works great for me. I will be starting this program on Monday the 1st and just doing as much research as I can before hand. I was wondering why you would use 3 purples for the shake? I would recommend only to mix in one purple fruit container at a time with the shakes. Thank you for your blog! I have recently purchased the 21 day fix and I am having a hard time getting started with the meal plan and containers.