Modern life is a constant battle with toxins. Toxins are in the air ,we breathe, the liquids we drink and the food we eat. Every day our systems are bombarded with toxic substances that when built up over an extended period of time, can have an extremely negative effect on our health. The Shakeology Cleanse 3 day refresh aims to help with that, by giving our bodies a break once a month for 3 days. Beachbody, makers of the product, say the course is, “…a scientifically designed program that helps you fast-track your weight loss, kick-start healthy eating, and get a clean break from bad nutrition habits.”
Shakeology Cleanse 3 Day Refresh Overview
Essentially, the Shakeology Cleanse is a 3 day mini-detox. Each morning on the plan you drink one of their healthy shakes for breakfast. These are available in 7 different flavors, including vegan options – so there is plenty of variety to choose from whatever your taste.
That sounds all well and good, however we do have a bone to pick with something Beachbody say about the breakfast shakes. They mention it is “Packed with potent superfoods”, which is really annoying. Superfoods are a myth people, the weight loss industry invented the term. Don’t let the industry fool you into thinking there is more good in a product than their actually is.
For lunch and dinner there is a “Vanilla Fresh Shake”. This is a quite tasty protein-rich drink which contains probiotics, vitamins and minerals and other natural goodness. This is accompanied by a “Fiber Sweep Drink” which is a blend of flax, chia and seed husks to really get your system ‘moving’ (If you know what I mean).
Unlike many detoxes and refresh courses on the market though, people who are on the Shakeology Cleanse get to actually eat one small meal a day. Beachbody supply a list of 9 recipes for you to make for an evening meal. These are a generally a variety of fruits, vegetables and “clean” meals which are simple to prepare.
Shakeology Cleanse 3 Day Refresh Details
Included in the Shakeology Cleanse 3 day Refresh package are the following:
3 Shakeology Cleanse Shakes For Breakfast
- Available in 7 different flavors, including vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and vegan options
- Simply mix with 10oz of water
- Full of vitamins, minerals and probiotic goodness
- Tastes amazing!
6 Vanilla Fresh Shakes For Lunch and Dinner
- Contains 20 grams of wholesome plant-based protein
- 22 essential vitamins and minerals
- probiotics for digestive health
3 “Fiber-Sweep” Drinks
- A Blend of flax, chia and psyllium seed husks
- Helps to lower cholesterol
- Supports healthy blood sugar levels
The Shakeology Cleanse Program Guide
- Contains a large selection of fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats to choose from throughout the day
- Details of 9 easy to prepare recipes
- Designed specifically to help those who struggle with eating veggies
Shakeology Cleanse 3 Day Refresh Conclusion
Any person who has ever tried a week-long detox will testify to this fact – they’re hard! Detoxes are usually designed for a period of 7 days or more. A week is a long time without proper food, and that alone can be difficult for a large percentage of people who attempt them.
Generally, detoxes involve drinking juices which are high in sugar and low in protein. While a regular detox can do a good job of flushing toxins from a body, it does little to help your physical or cognitive functions. A week-long juice detox can make you feel tired, lethargic and downright miserable on them as a result. It is for these reasons that the majority of people who try detoxes never finish them.
This 3 day refresh period is also much shorter than a traditional week-long detox, so is much easier to complete.
Added to that , you can actually eat fruit and vegetables (within reason) while on the cleanse. This really makes it much easier to complete and keeps hunger at bay.
The Shakeology Cleanse shakes are very tasty and easy to drink. However, don’t expect the Fiber-Sweep drinks to taste nice! They’re full of fiber and extremely good for you, but that does come at the cost of taste, although they are drinkable with minimum fuss.
Beachbody have multiple reviews from happy customers on their website, some of which have seen remarkable results. Nearly every person we can find who has tested this course lost weight by completing it. They suggest the Shakeology Cleanse be done once a month for best results, as shown in the pic below:
The Shakeology Cleanse is different in so many ways to a regular detox. Instead of high-sugar, low-protein ingredients, the shakes in the cleanse are full of plant-based proteins, vitamins and minerals, probiotics and proteins to keep you alert and focused.
Allowing between 800 and 1100 calories per day for “clean” food is a great addition, as it takes the edge off any hunger. The vast majority of people who have tried this course not only lost weight, but kept it off as well. We’re sure if the plan was continued once a month over a period of time, the results would be extremely good.
If you’ve ever attempted a detox and failed, then this is definitely the cleanse for you.