on May 19, 2013
at 02:17 PM
I like to point out that drinking shakes isn't ideologically paleo - "eat your food, don't drink it" - but since you are beginning, don't fret about that, but keep it in mind. Powdered shakes are also, by definition, an extremely highly processed food -- and generally with paleo, we like to avoid highly processed foods (also, just keep that in mind, as you progress).
For Shakeology, specifically, I would avoid it because it contains many strict-no and maybe-avoid type paleo foods, including different types of wheat (strict no's), oats, as well as many other grains and pseudo-grains (e.g. brown rice and quinoa), and some legumes.
- Are you replacing a real meal with Shakeology? Stop doing that, and eat real food.
- Are you supplementing an exercise routine by drinking a shake after hitting the gym? Finish the Shakeology you have, and consider either eating a small but dense carb/protein high meal after the gym, or if you really want to continue with shakes, find a better processed protein source (whey, beef, eggs protein all available for shakes).