Why I went from Corporate America to Beachbody!

You know that moment when you think "I can't do this another 20 years!". That was me!

Watch this video to hear why I went from a job in Corporate America making a good living to coaching with Beachbody; and the mindset that drove me to becoming a Top Beachbody Coach with a career that I LOVE!

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Shakeology

What Can Shakeology Do for You?

Shakeology can help you lose weight, reduce cravings, improve digestion and feel great! With over 70 ingredients from rich, nutrient-dense whole-food sources and superfoods from around the world, Shakeology is your Daily Dose of Dense Nutrition.

#1 Misconception: Shakeology is a PROTEIN Shake.

Meaning just a shake that provides extra protein. I can’t blame the general public for thinking this since “protein shake” has become nearly an interchangeable term for ANY shake. But, all shakes are not created equal, especially ones that contain just protein. Shakeology is a very nutrient dense MEAL REPLACEMENT. By replacement I mean it is the nutritional equivalent to FIVE plates of salad. I don’t know about you, I do love salad, but I don’t care to eat five a day and certainly couldn’t do it for 180 calories. Shakeology makes it very easy to cut your calories LOW, without subsequently cutting your daily volume of nutrients needed. Truth be told, the majority of people are WAY MORE nutrient deficient, than they are Protein deficient. So why just stop at a protein shake?

#2 Misconception: Shakeology is about comparing Carbs, Proteins and Fats (i.e. Macronutrients).

This is not at all what makes Shakeology stand alone. Its about EVERYTHING else. The quality of all the ingredients, where they come from and what they do for your internal health on a cellular level. Its also about what shakeology does NOT have in it. No artificial sweeteners, no artificial colors, no soy, no artificial stimulants, no artificial flavors. The sweetener, Stevia, is from a plant base. So often I see people comparing shakeology completely on terms that are irrelevant and foregoing basic nutrition needs and food quality.

#3 Misconception: Shakeology is not a WHOLE food.

Actually, yes it is. Unlike many “processed fake” foods, most of Shakeology’s unique ingredients are imported from their countries of origin. Each superfood has a unique way of being “preserved”. It’s a very difficult and tedious process to dry a food out enough that it can be ground and stored in a bag, but not so much that it’s precious nutritional enzymes are killed deeming the it’s nutritional value, useless. If its not dried well enough, the ingredients literally can go rancid in the bag. It’s literally within a 5 degree temperature that makes the difference between keeping its nutritional integrity or burning it off. Think of doing this tedious process times 70. Thats the number of super foods (like wheat grass, chia seed, goji berries, maca root to name a few) in Shakeology that must EACH go through this process to keep its whole-food integrity. I am confident in saying it’s a form of “dry juicing”. Except with juicing you are typically not juicing this many ingredients and Shakeology is way less expensive and time-saving.

#4 Misconception: Shakeology is EXPENSIVE.

To anyone who feels this product is expensive I know that I have not done my diligence in breaking down its REAL VALUE. Most people will agree that they would spend an average of $3-$7 on a HEALTHY nutritious meal. I know most store-bought salads cost even more than that, and don’t contain near the dense vitamins. But on average I think we can all agree healthy meals run between $3-$7. Shakeology at $4.30 per MEAL (you are REPLACING a meal that you’d be buying anyway) comes in on the LOW END of average. Not only are you replacing a meal, but you are also getting an entire days worth of vitamins that your body needs. So you are replacing your VITAMINS, too. Sure, you may need a specific vitamin based on your conditions, geography or age, but in general, Shakeology will provide you (and your children) with all your daily whole food vitamins.

Here is my next point. When was the last time you went to your grocery store and bought THIRTY meals all at once? Typically, I’m guessing, you buy a few days worth each time. When you buy a bulk bag of Shakeology, you are buying 30 of your monthly meals up front. Thats 30 meals LESS than you’d be spending at the grocery store. Because of the grocery savings, I actually deduct my monthly Shakeology from my grocery budget. Its literally the least expensive AND the most dense nutritious daily meal my family consumes. For the price, I can not duplicate its vast quality of ingredients and nutrients.

#5 Misconception: Shakeology is for WEIGHT LOSS.

Lets face it, most shakes are marketed this way so it’s what one would assume. But heres the thing. Anything will induce weight loss if low enough in calories. Just because you are drinking a shake, does not mean the fat will melt off. Actually, if you are not getting enough nutrients and calories you will actually inhibit your weight loss efforts. Shakeology is about HEALTH. When you put the RIGHT nutrients in your body that it needs to develop, heal, recover, repair and thrive, you will ultimeltaly have MORE energy, LESS cravings, and FEEL better there fore you eat less and become more active. With Shakeology, weight loss becomes a BYPRODUCT of dense nutrition. To make my point, when was the last time you dieted and cut calories only to feel tired, grouchy and had a ton of cravings? That is because you were nutrient deficient. Its nearly impossible, even on a perfect diet, to cut calories without cutting your volume of needed nutrients leaving your body screaming for MORE (which we manifest as cravings).

Shakeology is your BASE. Everything you do beyond that you know you’re at least covered. What if you’re at your goal weight, or need to GAIN weight? Because Shakeology is about DENSE NUTRITION you can use it as your meal base and add clean calories to it making it a 300 calorie, 500 calorie or even more… meal. Lets face it, not everyone needs to lose weight, but every needs to be healthier. And if you need to gain weight…why on EARTH would you fuel your body with all the chemicals that Ensure and Pedisure contain? Shakeology isn’t MAGIC. Its just clean dense nutrition made SUPER easy for everyone at a very affordable price. Its my families “fast food” on the counter. Yes- my family goes through 4-5 bags a MONTH because even though we all have different weight and caloric needs, we all share the same NUTRITIONAL needs. Shakeology isn’t a weight loss shake—> its a nutrition shake.

Does it really taste bad?!

By itself, with just water and shaken, I will say that it can be quite thick! But, by mixing in a blender and/or adding some natural ingredients to it (peanut butter, almond milk, banana, strawberries, to name a fe) to adjust its base flavor it can be absolutely DELICIOUS!!!. For my personal favorite recipes, click here.

I’d love for everyone to appreciate and understand the VALUE of this $4 meal. I first hand, have hundreds of clients that Shakeology has reduced their needs for diabetic meds, statins and ace inhibitors. It’s also relieved countless cases of IBS, colitis, and arthritis (all of which you can read under my “testimonies” tab). To my clients, paying $4 and getting off their pricey side-effect laden medication is MUCH cheaper and a price well worth $129 for an entire month supply.

They are so thankful for how great they feel and the added health benefits that none of them have ever complained about the its natural taste ♥

To read the full article, Click Here!

How do you make Shakeology?

Its important to know HOW to make this amazing shake. If you follow the directions on the back of the bag- most likely you will make it WAY to thick!!! I use 12 oz of Silk brand almond milk and then add a few clean foods to it to adult the flavor. Some people like it super slushy, but I like mine with just a few ices cubes before mixing in the blender. It may take you a few tries before you find the combo you like, but my video will get you started in the right direction…ENJOY and stay consistent!!!!

For more of my recipe videos and recipe list Click Here!

No! And Heres Why:

Because Shakeology is a whole food, there is a very tedious and careful process in keeping the integrity of the enzymes active. When we cook foods at high temperatures, we kill many of the enzymes that make it good for us. If we dont cook it enough, in the case of Shakeology, it could rancid in the bag. Its literally just a 5 degree variance in preserving the natural whole food quality and integrity of Shakeologys whole foods. Cooking or heating Shakeology would destroy many of the nutrients in Shakeology and upset the nutrient balance. It’s recommended that you not heat Shakeology above 110 degrees.

For some no bake shakeology dessert recipes that are clean, nutritious, vitamin rich and taste so AMAZING that you will forget that they are GOOD for you! My personal favorite are the fudgy oat bars, Click here!

“Made in a Facility with Nuts & Shellfish” Labeling

“Yes, all Shakeology formulas are made in a manufacturing facility that also processes known allergens such as soy, milk, egg, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts and wheat (gluten) ingredients. While our manufacturing procedures follows strict, required FDA Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), which include immediate cleaning and breaking down of equipment after every production batch and proper air filtration systems as precautionary measures, the possibility of cross-contamination can never be 100% eliminated, therefore we are required by the FDA, to include a warning that addresses this.”

What those labels MEAN:

It says “made in a facility the ALSO”. Not “made using or made with”. That is a big difference. From my pharmaceutical days it was explained to me like this…Many food and drug producing factories are located within one primary building. (similar to an office building or sky rise for business) Its very common to have one massive factory with hundreds of smaller productions. Because of this, the FDA requires that be said on the label. Shakeology does not contain the above ingredients at all so it doesnt even make sense that it would be on the the equipment. But in the rare case a small soy, shellfish or peanut fragment or particle “got out” and crossed over into another factory, it MUST for liability be printed on the packaging. This wording is pretty clear, but confuses alot of people that all the production is in the same room mixed in together. Not the case at all.
If we were to certify Shakeology vegan (or organic for that matter) it would take certifying EACH individual superfood since they come from different parts of the world. The cost to do so (for really what extra benefit??) would escalate the cost of a monthly bag shakeology to a small mortgage. Just for a label. The entire reason we import the products from their original countries of origin is so that monsanto has no hand in manipulating quality and the soil stays nutrient rich and the products are grown organically.

The Role of the FDA, USDA, Congress with Labels and Approvals

As you learn and understand FDA and USDA approved chemicals that are in our food supply after reading posts in my clean eating section you will wonder, “How the heck do they ALLOW that in our food? Aren’t they the EXPERTS and their PURPOSE is to look out for my safety?” I used to assume if an ingredient was in a grocery store product for human consumption, it must have been tested, and safe by the strictest of standards. Sadly, that is not the case. Public nutrition policy is dictated by the political process, which is now heavily dictated by a corporate agenda to maximize PROFITS.

Profits are maximized by making food faster, bigger, prettier, last longer, easier and CHEAPER.

The food industry’s greatest allies are in Congress. Its the JOB of these politicians to protect the interests of their own states and the “products” that generate their state’s biggest revenues (and hence electoral votes). So, a senator from Texas will obviously support the cattle industry. A senator from Wisconsin is going to lobby and fight for dairy by not allowing any wording into government guidelines that will negatively effect his own states dairy industry. It’s the USDA, politicians and corporations that shape the guidelines of what we what we should eat and what can go in our food, not science. The decisions are purely BIG BUSINESS.

To read the full article and view a list of some other products you use frequently that are not FDA and USDA approved, Click Here!

Beachbody

What Is Beachbody Coaching?

The #1 thing people say once they join my team is “I had no idea how amazing this opportunity is and how I WISH now that I’d started sooner!”

What keeps people from joining sooner? THEIR PERCEPTIONS. They don’t really know what Beachbody is about so they sit back and watch, google search and try to fill in the remaining blanks on their own. STOP GUESSING and START KNOWING directly from ME! I have shared my personal journey in a webinar answering pretty much EVERY perception out there. I even shared my weekly income. If you hate the webinar….you’ve lost an hour of your life. Heck- you lose that sitting in traffic. But WHAT IF IT is NOTHING like you thought and you walk away more enlightened, more informed, more educated and perhaps….even more INSPIRED!

Email me at: seay.stanford@gmail.com to get my webinar 🙂
No Strings Attached!

How do I Sign Up as a Coach?

Become a Beachbody Coach on Team Refinery

Step 1

Click Here!

…and then click on the girl with the “Coach” picture in the middle. “Be a Coach”.

Step 2

There are 3 pages to fill out.

  • Page ONE: This is your user profile and address. My coach ID is 188190, in case it reads something different, be sure that is whats listed.
  • Page TWO: You will pick your Challenge Pack (this waives your $40 coach fee and gives you both a month Supply of Shakeology and a Program at a discount. You will pick your flavor of shakeology and if you want a bag or individual packets.
  • Page THREE: Is your credit card check out!
Step 3

It takes up to an hour to process in the Beachbody system and for you to go “live” with your website. Once you are done with the online process, message me so I can make sure your coach application gets processed correctly and send you my personal welcome letter and video! It will take 5-7 business days for your Challenge pack to arrive.

Welcome to my Team and Congratulations!

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