Why do I need to drink the shake?

The Habit Challenge™ Shake plays an important role in determining your ideal balance of carbs, fats, and protein. The shake is a metabolic challenge beverage, and challenge testing is a very sensitive way to assess your body’s nutritional needs.

To understand why you need to drink the shake, it’s helpful to take a step back and explain how your biology responds to what you eat and drink.

Your health is determined by the interaction of your unique biological blueprint in combination with your choices and your environment. It’s nature and nurture. One of the most important factors that can affect our health and wellbeing is what we choose to eat and drink. Each time we eat, we test our body’s capacity to maintain balance, known as homeostasis. Our body’s ability to adequately react to these external challenges and maintain balance is termed “phenotypic flexibility.” To test your phenotypic flexibility, Habit looks at how the levels of various nutrition-related biomarkers in your blood change in response to the challenge shake.

For more info about the shake, see: “What is the Habit Challenge™ Shake?” You can also check out blog post "Everything You Need to Know about the Habit Challenge™ Shake."

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