P90X Shakeology

P90X Shakeology

P90X Shakeology

P90X Shakeology -There’s a lot of people out there like myself using Shakeology while they are doing P90X. It’s an incredible combination and will help you to achieve some pretty amazing results. Shakeology can be used as a snack or even as a meal replacement. It’s awesome stuff and one of the few supplements that I literally recommend to everyone who is serious about their health and fitness.

I tend to get a lot of questions regarding “P90X Shakeology” and how to combine the two. In this post I’m going to answer some of those questions and I want to show you how to combine Shakeology with P90X to achieve the best results possible.

P90X takes more out, so you need to put more in. – P90X Shakeology

Combining P90X & Shakeology

P90X Shakeology

The first thing you have to understand about Shakeology is that while it is one of the best sources of nutrients you’ll find, your nutrient requirements change when you’re on a more aggressive exercise program. Shakeology can help you replace a quick snack or a craving, but it’s only got about 150 calories on its own. After you’ve busted out an intense P90X workout, you need to eat a meal in the 300 to 500 calorie range. So Shakeology can hold you off for a little while, but you’ll definitely need more calories than what it gives you on its own.

Shakeology works best with P90X when you use it as part of a bigger meal. That’s why there are so many different shake and smoothie recipes with it. To add those much needed calories, just throw in some peanut butter or fruit. You can use Shakeology as a meal replacement. You just need to add the right ingredients. For an list of recipes to add some extra calories to your Shakeology go here – Shakeology Recipes.

What if I just want to use Shakeology as a snack? Are there any secrets to that? – P90X Shakeology

Of course there are. Shakeology makes an awesome snack. It’s got no fat to slow down its absorption into your body, so not too long after you’ve had your shake, you’ll feel full of energy again. Shakeology might not give you the same jolt you’d get from an ordinary energy drink, but that’s actually a really good thing. Energy drinks only give you quick energy. They don’t give you the long lasting energy you need to be more productive and get things done.

Shakeology is part sports drink, part protein shake, and part recovery drink. You can use it as a base to make any one of those three. What you choose more or less depends on your goals for that day. The harder you work out, the more carbohydrates in the form of simple sugars you’ll need to add. If you’re really going for it in your workouts, you’re probably better off using the P90X Results and Recovery formula instead of Shakeology. It’s better at replacing your blood sugar.

What to do if you’re on the P90X portion plan. – P90X Shakeology

Those of you who opted to do the P90X portion plan probably want know what Shakeology replaces or counts toward. Because Shakeology is all protein and carbs in an even ratio, it counts towards one protein block and one carbohydrate block.

What about multivitamins? Do I still need to take one? – P90X Shakeology

P90X Multivitamin

Multivitamin - P90X Shakeology

Shakeology is loaded with macronutrients and micronutrients, some of the most essential building blocks out there. As a matter of fact, we simply don’t put enough emphasis on micronutrients like adaptogens and phytonutrients. Plenty of research shows that they’re a key component to a healthy lifestyle. So it’s very clear that you’re getting your daily value of all of these nutrients, if not more, by drinking Shakeology.

Here’s the issue. “Daily value” requirements are determined by statistical averages. Average people need that amount of nutrients to live their lives. Average people also aren’t challenging themselves on a daily basis with some of the most intense workouts you can dream up. They aren’t trying to gain muscle and lose fat.

Exercise has been proven to increase your body’s nutrient usage. In other words, by doing P90X you’re kind of a freak  (in a good way). You need much more vitamins and nutrients than the average American. So while Shakeology is helping you meet that benchmark, it shouldn’t be the sole contributor. Don’t give up your multi-vitamins just yet. Keep taking them because they’re the key to getting past your plateau and seeing results.

Go ahead and take your supplements along with Shakeology. It’s got digestive enzymes to help your body absorb them quicker. That’s one of the big problems with multi-vitamins. A lot of that nutrition in them goes to waste because it can’t be readily absorbed as soon as it gets into our bodies.

How much protein is in Shakeology? Does it make a good protein shake replacement? – P90X Shakeology

Shakeology makes for an excellent protein shake. It’s one of the most nutrient-dense protein shakes you’ll ever buy. The difference is whey protein, a very easily absorbed protein source. It gets to your muscles when they need it most, not hours or days afterward.

When you compare whey protein to whole foods, you can see the difference. To get the protein out of whole foods, your body has to expend energy on digestion. It’s a process that can take a lot time, and time is not on your side when you’ve just completed a big workout. If you can find a way to rush protein to your sore and tired muscles, you can recover faster and hit the gym harder sooner.

On its own, Shakeology might have a bit less protein than a standard protein shake. That’s alright because it’s high quality whey protein. Besides, you can always add a little more whey, and then you’ll get the benefit of the extra nutrients with all the protein you’ll ever need from a protein shake.

What’s the best use for Shakeology? – P90X Shakeology

Chocolate Shakeology - P90X Shakeology

Chocolate Shakeology - P90X Shakeology

It’s hard to say what’s best, but I primarily use it as a meal replacement (I eat 5-6 meals a day and it’s typically my mid-morning meal). I’ll have it at about 9am or 10am and it keeps me full for a good 3 hours or more. I go into lunch feeling full which helps to keep me from overeating and having a massive lunch. It tastes freakin awesome and I love it. I’ve even used my Shakeology as a recovery drink after my P90X workouts.

I also do a lot of sitting at my computer managing my business, and we all know how mentally draining that can be. Whenever I feel my mind starting to slip into the afternoon haze, I stop what I’m doing and whip up some Shakeology. The break is nice, but the energy I get from it propels me through the long afternoon.

If the only thing preventing you from trying Shakeology is the price, I’ve got some news for you. There are plenty of other products out there that we happily pay a premium for without even stopping to think. I’m thinking about those $4 beers you bought the last time you went out or the $5 latte that proved to be a real gut bomb.

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Why not take the same money and put it toward a product that’s proven to make a difference in your health? Shakeology is a great way to get the most out of P90X.

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