Number One New Year’s Resolution: Lose Weight!

At the start of every year, people begin making their New Year’s resolutions and at the top of the list?  Resolving to lose weight!  How many years have you made the resolution to lose weight?  How many years did you quit before the end of January?  Make 2013 the year you finally follow through and drop those unwanted pounds and begin a new, healthier lifestyle. Here are tips to losing weight in the New Year:

Keep Track of Your Progress

You may not realize how much those one-bite snacks are adding up over the course of the day.  If you have children, you may be in the habit of eating what they leave on their plates. Maybe when you prepare a meal you sample a few bites.  Grazing throughout the day this way can really add unnecessary calories and if you aren’t keeping track of them you may not realize just how many calories this seemingly insignificant eating is adding!  Keep a notebook and jot down everything you eat, or download an app to your smartphone to track the foods you consume and get an estimate for the number of calories.

Do Something Active Every Day

Losing weight doesn’t always require a daily trip to the gym.  If your schedule gets messed up or you’re running short on time to do your planned exercise – just commit to doing some sort of aerobic activity for at least 30 to 60 minutes every day.  Studies have shown that you don’t even need to do this time consecutively to benefit from the exercise, so if you need to break the exercise into smaller chunks of time – such as three 10 or 15 minute segments, you will still reap the benefits.

Consider Shakeology for a Meal Replacement Shake

If you are pressed for time in the mornings or on your lunch hour and find those meals to tempt you into eating fast food or unhealthy options because it’s quick and easy – you would greatly benefit from using Shakeology meal replacement shakes.  Not only are they nutritious and delicious, but they’re quick to make and help reduce feeling hungry between meals.

Don’t Throw in the Towel for a Slip-Up

One of the reasons many people give up their weight loss goals before the end of January is because of a single slip-up in your diet or exercise plan.  If you sneak a chocolate chip muffin at breakfast or grab a cookie on your way through the office break room – don’t throw in the towel and give up the rest of the day for one mistake.  In fact, you should allow yourself a treat once in a while, because the more you deprive yourself the more you will crave your favorite treats!  Just continue with the plan and you will reach your goals for weight loss this year.

Meal Replacement Shake for Effective Body Detox

We live in a toxic world – from the air we breathe to the soil we walk on and the food and water we consume – we are constantly absorbing toxins and chemicals.  Over time, human cells get clogged by the buildup of toxins and will struggle to function naturally. This leads to potential illness, disease, and a general feeling of unhealthiness.   Staying active and avoiding processed foods can help you avoid some of the chemicals that buildup in our bodies, but it’s not enough.  We need to reset our bodies so they can regain their natural balance, by removing the toxin buildup.  A meal replacement shake cleanse and detox program by Beachbody can help you achieve optimum health and detox your body from the inside out through the Ultimate Reset program.

Benefits of a Body Detox with a Meal Replacement Shake Program

When you use the Ultimate Reset program to detoxify your body, the meal replacement shake and healthy eating will return your body to pre-toxic conditions.  The program will take 21 days, after which you will experience:

  • Increased energy
  • Improved concentration
  • Improved mood
  • Potential weight loss
  • Improved digestion
  • Improved body functioning
  • Overall better health

Ultimate Reset Body Detox

For 21 days, you will participate in a program that includes three filling and healthy meals each day, a variety of supplements that bring your body back to its pre-toxic conditions, and drink tasty and nutritious meal replacement shakes.  In addition to the nutrition that your body needs, the Ultimate Reset system also includes ongoing support from your personal Team Beachbody Coach; access to other people undergoing a body detox; a 3 week eating plan with recipes, shopping lists and food preparation videos; and an instructional DVD including the complete program overview, step by step instructions and success stories from other people who have detoxed their bodies with Ultimate Reset to encourage you.


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Tropical Strawberry: Vegan Shakeology Meal Replacement Shake

If you’ve been waiting for a 100% vegan Shakeology option, Tropical Strawberry puts an end to your wait!  The shake is lactose and dairy-free, and can help you reach your health and fitness goals while sticking to your vegan lifestyle.
Shakeology has been working on a vegan option since 2009, attempting to create a vegan shake that was not gritty in texture.  Tropical Strawberry has been created with  smooth texture, from a unique blend of bio-fermented plant proteins to aid in digestion, and 9 essential amino acids.  The tropical shake has a mild fruity flavor, and is made from strawberries, pineapple, banana, papaya, and camu-camu.

Why Drink Vegan Shakes?

If your dietary goals include all vegan nutrition and consumption of natural whole foods, Shakology’s Tropical Strawberry provides a tasty option.  You can manage your weight, improve your immune system and increase your energy through easy-to-make, great tasting shakes.  Click here to view the Full Nutrition Facts for Tropical Strawberry Shakeology .

Tropical Strawberry Recipes

You are never limited to the instructions on the package when making Shakeology meal replacement shakes!  Here’s a sampling of recipes to try with your Tropical Strawberry shakes to keep your diet fresh and keep your taste buds guessing every day: (to make each recipe, mix the listed ingredients in your blender and enjoy!)


Tropical Breeze

1 serving Tropical Shakeology

1 cup coconut milk

1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries

1 orange, peeled and divided in segments

1/2 banana



1 serving Tropical Shakeology

1 Tbsp. lime juice

2 Tbsp. minced fresh mint leaves

1 cup water


Harvest Pie

1 serving Tropical Shakeology

1 cup rice milk

2 Tbsp. walnut pieces

1/2 tsp. cinnamon


Almond Paradise

1 serving Tropical Shakeology

1 cup almond milk

1 tsp. almond butter


Orange Sunset

1 serving Tropical Shakeology

1/2 cup pomegranate juice

1/2 cup orange juice


Fruity Colada

1 serving Tropical Shakeology

1 cup coconut water

1/2 tsp. coconut extract

1/2 cup pineapple chunks


Carrot Cake

1 serving Tropical Shakeology

1 cup rice milk

1/2 cup steamed carrots

1 Tbsp. almond butter

1/8 tsp. cinnamon


Maple Almond Delight

1 serving Tropical Shakeology

1 cup almond milk

2 Tbsp. almond butter

1 tsp. maple syrup


Papaya Coconut

1 serving Tropical Shakeology

1 cup coconut water

1/2 cup papaya chunks


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The Taste of the Tropics: New Strawberry Tropical Shakeology Flavor

Looking for a quick way to make your Vegan shakes?  On February 14th, Shakeology introduces a new flavor, Strawberry Tropical, which is the first Vegan-approved product in our lineup of nutritional super food, meal replacement shakes.  Our other Shakeology flavors use the industry standard Whey Protein, but Beachbody wanted to offer our Vegan friends a raw, whole food solution in a quick and nutritious meal replacement shake.

The new Strawberry Tropical Shakeology flavor will be available to all US and Canada Shakeology customers.  It will be part of the upcoming “Ultimate Line” of Shakeology products – and is created with Ultra Protein.  Ultra Protein comes from fermented, sprouted brown rice.  You won’t find a smoother source of whey protein anywhere and it’s the closest you can come to raw food/bioavailability without actually growing your own fruits and vegetables to blend into shakes!

Strawberry Tropical Shakeology

Like the rest of the Shakeology meal replacement shakes, Strawberry Tropical is loaded with nutrients that help you feel full, stop cravings, and feel energized all day long.  In addition to helping people feel better in general, the meal replacement shakes have been shown to reduce cholesterol and reduce oxidative stress (the risk factor for degenerative diseases).

When you drink a daily Shakeology, your body will more efficiently eliminate toxins it obtained from the environment and from eating processed foods, and will have an improved absorption of nutrients.

Try the new Strawberry Tropical Shakeology, coming February 14th, 2012!