Smoothie Diet Another Passing Fad?

Unless you have been living in a cave, you have probably heard of smoothies or smoothie diets.  If you think that like the popcorn diet or meat only diet, that this is just another passing fad, you are wrong. The smoothie is not only one of the healthiest things that you can do for yourself, but it really does help you to lose weight.

Diet weight loss breakfast concept with tape measure

Diet weight loss breakfast concept with tape measure

A common concern is that a smoothie diet is just another “hype” and that it is impossible to follow through with and to keep the pounds off. Well, just like any other diet or lifestyle improvement it does take a bit of discipline to succeed with. The great thing about a smoothie diet is that you can alter and change your meal plan to cater to your individualized needs. You can replace either one or two meals every day with a smoothie. It does not take drastic changes in order to see results. As long as you are cutting out at least one unhealthy meal a day you are already on the optimal path for weight loss. Even if you continue your regular eating habits for the rest of the day, you are still making improvements by that one meal that you cut out. Of course, the results won’t be as significant but the key here is to pace yourself and move at the speed that you need.

The great thing about raw fruits and vegetables, which are the main ingredients for smoothies, is that they are very rich in fiber. You will actually be cleansing your system every time you consume the fresh fruits and vegetables. Weight loss is almost guaranteed. Fresh fruits which have a high content of potassium and B vitamins (bananas, strawberries, lychees, oranges, papayas, pineapples, raspberries, pomegranates, just to name a few) actually provide your body with energy, helping it to burn more calories. Since most of these fresh fruits already contain sugar, it is not necessary to add any more. If sugar is not burned off, it will convert to fat and be stored in the body.see more best fruits for weight loss.

Keep in mind that when you eat a traditional lunch, you will probably consume a lot of carbohydrates, making you feel sluggish afterward.  This sleepy feeling after eating is what is commonly known as the postprandial dip.  Drinking a smoothie instead of eating a meal will prevent you from this afternoon crash and will provide you with pure vitamins. In short, even if you are not trying to lose weight, drinking a smoothie in place of a meal is definitely a healthier choice. And, smoothies taste so good, you’ll enjoy drinking them, not even missing the old way you used to eat. Jumping ahead and demanding too much out of yourself too soon is a sure way to fail. The goal here is small changes over an extended period of time. This is not an overnight quick fix but if you stay consistent and pace yourself you will definitely reap the rewards.

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