This weeks challenge is to drink a green smoothy once a day everyday. I've listed some Ingredients below to help you make a smoothy that suits you best.
No drink or food is a surefire guarantee for weight loss, but......
If you follow a healthy diet, which means eating the right kinds of food and drinking healthy beverages such as green smoothies your chances of losing weight are much higher.
Green smoothies refer to blended beverages that contain leafy greens, veggies, healthy fats and fruits. Healthy fats include coconut, flax, hemp seeds and almonds. Examples of leafy greens are parsley, mint, Swiss or rainbow chard, kale and spinach. The ingredients actually may vary, depending on the individuals preference. Some people use all raw, fresh ingredients, while others use frozen fruits to create green smoothies with a thicker texture similar to that of an ice cream. However, the ideal smoothies for weight loss usually contain very few ingredients such as veggies, fruits and greens alone.
They are low in calories.
More often than not, the ingredients that are used to make green smoothies are a combination of whole foods that are low in calories. Drinking green smoothies instead of snacking on high-calorie foods is a wise strategy to lose weight.
They keep you from feeling thirsty.
Realistically most people don’t actually drink 8 glasses of water daily. Some people, if not most, like the taste of sweet carbonated drinks or high-calorie beverages more than the taste of water, so they tend to buy these drinks more. These drinks mostly contain lots of sugar and great amounts of calories that can lead to weight gain. When preparing your smoothie, you can always add more H2O into it. By doing this, you will be able to drink more water and this will reduce your cravings for sweet or high-calorie drinks.
They are very filling.
The veggies and fruits present in your green smoothie are not only low in calories but are also high in fiber. As you consistently include green smoothies in your daily diet, you will gradually lose weight. The USDA claims that eating more veggies and fruits can prevent overweight and obesity. Furthermore, based on a certain research review that was published in the 2005 ìNutritionî journal, a diet that contains high fiber is important in maintaining a healthy weight. Because of the great amounts of water and fiber found in green smoothies, they are the best examples of drinks that are very filling. They will keep you from feeling hungry for long periods of time. For this reason, you will have the tendency to eat less as your cravings are reduced. Thus, many weight losers like to drink green smoothies.
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