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When to drink Shakeology?? before or after workout?
When to drink Shakeology?? before or after workout?
shakelogy 1st time p90x
7/7/10 4:40 PM
I'm starting the P90X lean program and wonder when is the BEST time to drink my Shake? Before or after my workout? The way my schedule goes, I must workout the very first thing in the morning. I like my chocolate Shakeology mixed with yogurt, rice milk and peanut butter for breakfast. But with consideration for time in the mornings and the fact I'm not ready for breakfast 1st thing before my workout...I would rather wait until after to have my shake. Is this okay?

And can I use the shake as my 'recovery drink'? I have the P90X recovery drink, but I can't afford to buy both products at this time and am choosing the shake over the recovery drink as my Beachbody product of choice (cause it's so yummy and filling!!).

I read in one of the Beachbody newsletters that it's not a good idea to workout first thing in the morning without eating something first, am I right? What would be an ideal quick snack/mini-breakfast if I save my Shakeology for after my workout? Or should I really be drinking the Shake before I workout?

Sorry if I sound confused...I just want to get the most out of my Shakeology for as much as it costs. I'm working on not eating out at restaurants and replacing the cost in my budget for the Shakeology. emoticon
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RE: When to drink Shakeology?? before or after workout?
7/11/10 8:36 PM as a reply to babsq.
babsq:
I'm starting the P90X lean program and wonder when is the BEST time to drink my Shake? Before or after my workout? The way my schedule goes, I must workout the very first thing in the morning. I like my chocolate Shakeology mixed with yogurt, rice milk and peanut butter for breakfast. But with consideration for time in the mornings and the fact I'm not ready for breakfast 1st thing before my workout...I would rather wait until after to have my shake. Is this okay?

And can I use the shake as my 'recovery drink'? I have the P90X recovery drink, but I can't afford to buy both products at this time and am choosing the shake over the recovery drink as my Beachbody product of choice (cause it's so yummy and filling!!).

I read in one of the Beachbody newsletters that it's not a good idea to workout first thing in the morning without eating something first, am I right? What would be an ideal quick snack/mini-breakfast if I save my Shakeology for after my workout? Or should I really be drinking the Shake before I workout?

Sorry if I sound confused...I just want to get the most out of my Shakeology for as much as it costs. I'm working on not eating out at restaurants and replacing the cost in my budget for the Shakeology. emoticon


Personally, I wouldn't advise you to drink your Shakeology before you workout, esp. if you are doing a really intense workout. It will be too much for your body and your workout will suffer. I, too, also workout first thing in the morning. Normally, I don't eat, but sometimes my body says it needs a little something. I have found that eating a piece of fruit, some yogurt, or some string cheese and drinking some water is enough. Then after working out have your Shakeology. You may have to experiment a little to see how it affects your body and your workout intensity.

The "recovery drink" is really good to keep your endurance up. I highly recommend you get it as soon as you are able too. I am doing Turbo Fire right now and the recovery drink is really helping me to get through some of the workouts and not be sore. I know we are all having to budget these days, but do keep in mind that BB coaches get 25% off the products. This makes a big difference when ordering Shakeology and the recovery drink. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact me.

Natalie
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RE: When to drink Shakeology?? before or after workout?
7/17/10 8:23 PM as a reply to babsq.
babsq:
...when is the BEST time to drink my Shake? Before or after my workout? The way my schedule goes, I must workout the very first thing in the morning.

After. Wait about an hour after you finish your workout before the shake.

babsq:
can I use the shake as my 'recovery drink'?

No, it's doesn't work as a recovery drink, not the proper nutrients.

babsq:
...it's not a good idea to workout first thing in the morning without eating something first, am I right? What would be an ideal quick snack/mini-breakfast

It's not necessary to eat before the workout, unless your crashing during the workout, losing energy. With P90X, I never eat first. With Insanity, I had to.

babsq:
...want to get the most out of my Shakeology for as much as it costs. I'm working on not eating out at restaurants and replacing the cost in my budget for the Shakeology. emoticon

I hear ya. We didn't go out to eat much anyway, but did cut out lots of junk food and sodas. That saved a lot. If it's still a little more, I feel fine knowing that at least it's healthy, and, like you said, YUMMY!
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RE: When to drink Shakeology?? before or after workout?
7/22/10 8:57 AM as a reply to babsq.
I have shakeology as my mid afternoon snack. I just finished 90 days of P90X. I always eat before I workout. I ate what was on the nutrition plan every morning before my workouts. Power through P90X and then have recovery drink right after on resistance training days.
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RE: When to drink Shakeology?? before or after workout?
8/21/13 5:29 AM as a reply to babsq.
Why would you wait an hour after, that doesn't make any sense. Explain please
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RE: When to drink Shakeology?? before or after workout?
8/21/13 5:38 AM as a reply to definite.
Are you asking about waiting an hour after the workout for the shake? If so, it's a meal, not a recovery drink. It's not recommended to eat right after a workout. Recovery drink or other 4-1 ratio (carb-protein) mix is fine for recovery.
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RE: When to drink Shakeology?? before or after workout?
8/21/13 12:17 PM as a reply to babsq.
I did some research and found that if you eat before your workout especially carbs, you will be burning that sugar fat instead of stored fat. Whereas if you were to not eat anything you will be burning stored fat
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RE: When to drink Shakeology?? before or after workout?
8/21/13 11:19 PM as a reply to babsq.
I drink my shakeology post workout.
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