Nutrition is key. You can work as hard as you want, but if you're not eating right, none of it matters. Today a Beachbody rep came to our workout to discuss our meals with us, which are provided by a great little company here in New York City by the name of 5squares.com, answer any questions, get our feedback on what we liked and disliked, etc…it was very informative and helpful.
My initial request was based on the fact that they want us to be able to continue on this type of meal plan in the future to continue to see our results. However, with the meals we have been receiving, we've had no idea of specific portion sizes (in ounces) or recipes on HOW the meals were made, and what was used to cook them, so it's tough to replicate. Thus, I requested both of those pieces of information, and they happily said it would be provided.
Many people then talked about having serious sugar cravings, especially in the evenings. Once Shakeology is added to the meal plan that will easily take care of the sweet cravings, along with helping numerous other things, but their plan is to first break everyone of their sugar addiction in the first few weeks, so how well they can respond, and THEN introduce Shakeology. Makes sense, going for a baseline with everyone first instead of immediately fulfilling their cravings.
The next topic was rather more delicate. You see, with an 1100 calorie diet of mainly protein and veggies, little to no fats or crabs or sugars, the body tends to…not flow as well. People were having restroom issues, many more than the Beachbody rep expected, and so Shakeology: The Fiber was handed out to those having the worst issues. The Fiber is a blend of 6 different types of fiber, each acting in unique ways to help regulate your body, helping with digestion, removing toxins, and curbing hunger.
Overall, even though people had their likes and dislikes with certain food items, everyone agreed that the quality of the meals was amazing, and that there were some truly delicious things to be had. Just remember, you don't need a special company to prepare your meals in order to eat healthy and see results. You simply need to focus on the core categories of protein, veggies, fats, carbs, and sugars, and portion each in the right ways depending on where you are with your fitness, and you can improve your health and fitness in amazing ways! As a Beachbody coach I'm always happy to help you figure out a nutrition plan to go along with whatever workout you're doing, so feel free to contact me anytime!
About the author: John Hays is a super friendly web developer, photographer, and health & fitness coach using products like P90X, Insanity, TurboFire, and Shakeology to help people get in the best shape of their lives. His proven methods of personal accountability and constant support have helped people see major life changes. John's photography has been seen in numerous publications, and he has worked with such web clients as Jack Daniel's, Mission Tortillas, Joe's Crab Shack, Conoco/Phillips and many more.