Diabetes and Shakeology

Diabetes and Shakeology



I have had so many people asking me about drinking Shakeology when they have diabetes.

Here are some facts that will help you understand what Shakeology my do for those of you that are suffering with diabetes.

YES it is good for diabetics. It’s low on the glycemic index. 1 serving of shakeology on it’s own (made with water and ice) has 17 grams of total carbs, 9 of which is sugar, which is LOW. A “serving” of carbohydrates is 15 grams. And in the world of tracking carbs you can deduct the fiber grams from the total grams of carbs. There are 3 grams of fiber in shakeology making it’s total carb count 14 grams.

Also being low on the glycemic index means that the carbs in it enter the blood stream at a slower rate than foods higher on the glycemic index. Which means your blood glucose levels to not rise sharply or high and instead it enters it slowly so you use it for energy and level your blood glucose.

Benefits of low glycemic index foods for everyone, not just diabetics:

Low GI diets help people lose and manage weight
Low GI diets increase the body’s sensitivity to insulin
Low GI carbs improve diabetes management
Low GI carbs reduce the risk of heart disease
Low GI carbs improve blood cholesterol levels
Low GI carbs can help you manage the symptoms of PCOS
Low GI carbs reduce hunger and keep you fuller for longer
Low GI carbs prolong physical endurance
High GI carbs help re-fuel carbohydrate stores after exercise

Any GI number under 55 is considered LOW. Shakeology at a GI rating of 24 is lower and “better” for a diabetic than an apple, which rates as a 40.

My friend Melissa has type 2 diabetic. She said since starting the Beachbody Insanity she was having sharp spikes and then lows. She dropped my morning meds and starting drinking shakeology for breakfast. The highs and lows are gone. 6 weeks later she hasn’t had a single low blood sugar episode nor any major highs!

“I used Shakeology for the past 3 months. With that and working out,  I have lost 32 pounds and now am currently off my Metformin. I monitored my blood sugar closely and the Shakeology never raised it any more than a normal meal would have. I used chocolate and mixed it with unsweetened almond milk (which is low in calories and sugar) That way I felt like I was cheating, like drinking a candy bar but in reality it was good for me and kept me full and gave me energy.”

Katie says. “I am a Type 1 Diabetic & have been using Shakeology for 3 months. It has been amazing for me, weight loss (32 lbs so far), much better blood sugars & 60 % less insulin needed. Type 1’s will never be able to drop all meds (until there is a cure), as our pancreas does not produce insulin. I drink my ShakeO for breakfast so, it helps keep my sugars stable throughout the day. When I run out it is VERY noticeable!”


Since needs vary for each person with diabetes, it is recommended to check with your doctor first. However, since Shakeology is a low-caloric meal replacement, with a lower glycemic index than most meals, it should be acceptable for most people with diabetes. Shakeology has been certified by an independent third-party lab (Glycemic Index Laboratories) as having a low glycemic index of 24. Believe it or not, Shakeology’s GI rating of 24 is much lower than most fruits, some vegetables, and pretty much every processed food ever made. Shakeology helps to keep your sugar levels in balance while providing steady energy (avoiding that sugar spike and crash), supplying nutrition that satisfies, and helping to promote good health. Shakeology is considered safe for general use as a supplement, however if you have a unique or pre-existing medical condition, you should consult your physician prior to using Shakeology.


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Your Partner in Health,


3 Day Refresh – Tips

3 Day Refresh. Ready to rock. No excuses.


The summer has ended and I have been on an off all summer. Made excuses all the time not to keep up with my healthy living. You know BBQ’s, dinner with friends, dinner out and getting up later. Not good. So I have started a 3 Day Refresh and here is how I am doing.


3 day refreash 2

Day before you start do yourself a favor and prep for the next 3 days. It helps.

3 day refresh 2


Day one is complete! Here are my thoughts:

  • The fiber drink is the best I have had. I was nervous about this as I have tried them before and literally gagged as I drank them.
  • I was not hungry all day. You are actually eating often and need an hour in between meals so I felt like I was eating all day!
  • Getting two fats (natural Peanut Butter and hummus) make me happy.
  • The vanilla fresh was good. Tomorrow I will add cinnamon and vanilla to jazz it up.
  • I have had a headache all afternoon. I am attributing this to a lack of caffeine as I typically have multiple cups of coffee a day. Hoping to feel better in the morning!

So there is day one! I’m surviving, and only two days to go. I can do this!  3 Days people that is all it takes.

Look for Day 2 and 3 coming up on my 3 Day Refresh.

Your Partner in Health,


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The Beachbody Why?

The Team Beachbody Why?


BBad 30

Do you know what these two ladies have in common?

Amy and friend


They were college dropouts who were on the road to being alcoholics, and working in dead end jobs. The one on the left (Team coach) is a millionaire at age 30 and a leader in the fight against obesity. The one on the right (just advanced her rank by helping more people!) just quit her job at the bakery 6 months into coaching under great leadership making $1000.00 per week. She’s 23! Her projection by age 30 is a multi-million dollar income being her own badass Girlboss self, living a life of health, gratitude and paying forward what brought her to the top.

I didn’t get into coaching for money whatsoever, I just wanted to hold myself accountable and make health and fitness a lifestyle…but the potential for success by simply helping people can’t be ignored. It’s not a dream – it’s hard work, dedication, consistency and having the courage to take a step in the direction that many dare not go.

I chose my team because I want what they have. A life where they are able to exercise their creativity, travel, get healthy, and help others to do the same. I love that they are able to fully be themselves and excel to the top of their business without having to alter their personalities or hide who they really are, but fully express themselves into being an agent of change and financially security.

Most people think you have to young to do this. I am no spring chicken. I am a grandmother and I can do it. All I had to do was stop making excuses and replace that with effort and here I am, on my way to living the way I want to a brighter future. Doesn’t matter what age you are you can do this.  If the idea of being your own boss or coaching has caught your eye and you’re doubting the idea, ask yourself again: What is it that you really want?

I’m training new coaches with the tools that those at the top have given me.

Message me for details and join me for a sneak peak starting this upcoming Monday!

E-mail me @ fitatanyage2@gmail.com to learn how you can join the team.

Your Partner in health,

Debi  Team Beachbody



Beachbody Testimonial.

New Testimonial.. Real Beachbody People..

Meet Earnst:

Earnest K? He lost 33 lbs with PiYo and Insanity MAX: 30. So what challenge group are you putting together?


“Eating healthy was a weakness due to my work schedule. I tried to watch what I ate, but it wasn¹t enough. The support group that I was involved with kept me motivated and on track. I enjoyed seeing everyone¹s progress
and wanted to make sure I was doing the same. After seeing what the active group can do, I¹ll never have an excuse to not be healthy!” ~ Earnest












Texas Dad Loses 118 Pounds, Wins $106,000

Good Morning America

A Texas father-of-three who two years ago says he was an overweight, over-medicated insomniac watching infomercials in the middle of the night is now 118 pounds lighter and $106,000 richer thanks to one of those infomercials.

Casey W., 42, of Hurst, Texas, won $100,000 Saturday night as one of the two grand prize winners of the 2015 Beachbody Challenge, having already won $6,000 in the months leading up to the grand prize announcement.

Texas Dad _lose_weight_float_lb_

I hear all the time that this isn’t for the guys.. Not true.. These are real people with real results. Eating real food.  They took the word diet out of their vocabulary.  They took control of their health with support, accountability, coaching, and simple meal plans..
Your Partner in Health,
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