The Shakeology Cleanse
If you're using Shakeology you may have heard about a cleanse that you can do with it. Here's how to do it, and what my experience was:
It's basically that you drink 3 Shakeology drinks a day. If they are plain (ie just with water) you can add 3 pieces of fruit. Then for dinner you have a salad, unrestricted on veggies, plus 4 oz of lean white protein, with 2 tbsp of a vinegar and oil dressing. Each salad can contain a tablespoon of chia seeds or flaxseed or hempseed, for fatty acids.
You need to drink LOTS of water, 2-4 liters a day. Coffee and tea is OK if you don't add anything to them. NO Recovery Drink, if you're using it. The goal is to promote flushing junk from your system and regulating hydration levels. It’s calorically restricted to be sure. But in its 1000-1200 or so calories will be more nutrients than most people get by eating over twice that amount. The key is caloric efficiency; getting the most nutrients possible out of the fewest number of calories. It's probably best to do during a recovery week since it is so few calories, some people say don't do it in the middle of P90X or Insanity at all, but I guess it's up to you. I did it on a recovery week.
Some people see results in one or two days and it's OK to do it for that shorter period if you wish, but it's not recommended to go longer than 3 days. You might lose weight on it, many people do, but you might not - the point isn't weight loss, it's to cleanse junk out.
Steve Edwards came up with the cleanse, he's a nationally recognized fitness expert who oversees Beachbody's fitness and diet program development, and serves as Fitness Advisor for the Team Beachbody message boards. His original post when he came out with the cleanse is here. http://steve-edwards.blogspot.com/2010/02/shakeology-cleanse.html