Summer Snack Attack! 23 Easy, Beach-Friendly Snacks Under 150 Calories

By Rebecca Swanner No matter what body of water you’re heading to this summer—beach, lake, your local pool—or even some neighborhood kid’s Slip ‘N Slide®—you’ll be glad you packed these 23 delicious, nutritious snacks, each of which is 150 calories or less. If you’re looking to get a balance of protein, fat, and carbs for each snack, halve the portions … Continue reading

The Shakeology Breakdown: Adaptogens

By Sarah Stevenson (An occasional series on the many fine ingredients that make up Shakeology.) If you’re reading this, you probably know that the stuff in the new Tropical Strawberry Shakeology is good for you and vegan. If you’ve looked at the back of its shiny, white bag, you might even be aware that it’s a tour de force of … Continue reading

Everything You Need to Know about the Glycemic Index

By Steve Edwards Those of you who pay attention to your diet probably hear a lot about something called the glycemic index (GI) these days. It’s become another in a growing list of misunderstood buzzwords in the nutrition world. Today, we’ll take a look at everything you need to know about the GI, which is going to take a lot … Continue reading

Tropical Strawberry Shakeology Is HERE

I usually don’t get excited about anything pink, but I’ll make an exception for this new Shakeology flavor. I’ve been drinking Shakeology everyday for almost three months (mostly the chocolate flavor mixed with frozen fruit).  My only regret is not starting sooner.  It has been a game changer for me.  Shakeology is the keystone in my nutrition plan.  I have loads … Continue reading

Why Diet Sodas Are Delusional

Is Diet Soda Making You Fat? According to the latest research, most likely. I have friends who drink diet soda on a regular basis.  They sometimes go through 4-6 cans or more per day.  Their rationale?  Diet soda has 0 calories, so it’s okay.  It’s not possible to gain weight from diet soda because it adds nothing to your calorie … Continue reading

The Making of Shakeology, Part 2

In Part 1 of the Making of Shakeology, Darin Olien wrote about how the idea of creating the best, most nutritious, meal replacement shake germinated and grew to fruition. In this article, he discussed the 70 different different types of super foods and ingredients which go into each serving of Shakeology, and why they are so powerful. He is on the leading edge … Continue reading