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Shakeology as meal replacement or post workout??
I have recently started using shakeology and want to know if it is better to use as a meal replacement (even though i stick to the diets very well) or as a post workout shake? I take a post workout recovery drink. Also take multivitamins every day as well. Do i need to continue taking them or does shakeology replace them also??

Thanks,
Waine
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RE: Shakeology as meal replacement or post workout??
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6/24/12 4:38 PM as a reply to Waine.
Shakeology is better used as a meal replacement than a recovery drink. For a recovery drink you should use something that has 3:1 to 5:1 carb to protein ratio. Shakeology is about 1:1. You can use results and recovery formula from beachbody as it has a 4:1 carb to protein ratio. There are also other good products out there for a recovery drink like endurox r4 and accelerade. They also have some extra goodies in them like L-glutamine. You can make your own recovery drink with apple or grape juice (don't use orange juice as the acids in it mess with the absorption process) and a couple tablespoons of unflavored or vanilla protein powder. You would have to figure out what the ratios are though.
Shakeology doesn't give you the same amounts of vitamins as a multivitamin, but taking shakeology and eating a healthy diet should give you 100% daily value of most all vitamins for the whole day. Shakeology alone has 100% daily value of Vitamin A, B1, B6, B12, and Manganese. It also has 300% daily value of Vitamin C.

Hope this helps answer your question.

Kenny
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RE: Shakeology as meal replacement or post workout??
6/25/12 10:43 AM as a reply to KennyA.
Kenny

Thanks. That helps. I have been using myobuild and a whey protein shake after workouts. Guess ill swap to one that has more carbs.
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