The Secrets of Making a Weight-Loss Smoothie
We seem to put on extra pounds with no effort at all, but shedding them is another story. One-sided diets, slow digestion, irregular meals, constant rewards, the fast pace of life, stress, becoming parents, insufficient exercise – over the years, every little thing will add up and result in those extra inches around your hips.
Smoothies are excellent aids to weight loss, as they boast a high nutrient and fibre content with a low-fat content. Preparing a pound-shedding smoothie is an art in itself, so here are some tips you should definitely follow.
1. The added liquid should be water or vegetable milk
Water or vegetable milk (such as almond, coconut, and cashew milk) contains little fat and calories. Almond milk will give your pound-shedding smoothie a creamy texture and increase its nutritional value. It is also extremely easy to make.
It may be tempting to use milk or yoghurt, but these are not good choices. Dairy products hinder your weight-loss goals because they contain high amounts of saturated fats, and cow’s milk may irritate the whole digestive tract.
Regular intake of milk may result in a solidifying and almost impenetrable layer on the intestinal walls. This prevents the uptake of nutrients, including calcium, magnesium, and zinc. Bones, however, need these substances and we want our bodies to be able to absorb all nutrients in a healthy manner.
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2. Add healthy fats
Add a quarter of an avocado and a tablespoon of chia seeds so that your smoothie contains heart-friendly fats. Home-made nutty milk is also a source of healthy fats.
Fat will not make you fat – it’s a big old myth! Healthy vegetable fats are good for you and consuming the right kinds of fat may lower your body weight instead. However, try and keep the fat content low as too much fat or fruit sugar packed in a single smoothie may cause flatulence or bloating.
3. Sweeten your smoothie with fruits
Don’t hesitate to use banana, mango, grapes and other sweet fruits in your smoothie. These will sweeten the smoothies without making you chubby. The natural sugars found in fruits do not cause weight gain!
Skip using honey, agave syrup and maple syrup. Any concentrated sugar will turn a healthy weight-loss smoothie into a sugar bomb. Refined, concentrated and processed sugar will hinder your ability to lose weight.
If you need to sweeten your smoothie, try using dates.
4. Use high-quality protein powder
Use a high-quality vegetable-based protein powder in your smoothies. This will boost the protein content and make you feel full. This way, you will not feel hungry in an hour and your cravings are kept at bay.
Along with the Healthy Weight plan, we have created these products specially to help you rearrange your eating habits by adopting a single easy habit. All this in order to help you shed those extra pounds, maintain your beautiful figure and feel full of energy and vitality!
5. Turn a smoothie into a meal
Smoothies can successfully be used as make-shift meals, which is a simple way of decreasing your daily calorie intake. In addition, they will effortlessly build up your consumption of fruits and vegetables, water and fibres, which are excellent aids to weight loss.
One of the most frequents issues we encounter is irregular mealtimes, where breakfast is neglected or skipped. This will cause your energy to drop during the day and you will suffer constant bouts of craving for unhealthy food.
Another issue is dinner, because that is when the largest quantities of food are usually consumed. After a busy day, when there was not enough time to eat properly, people tend to overeat in the evening.
These calories are not transformed into energy (which you needed during the day) but are stored in the fatty tissue, potentially resulting in putting on weight without even noticing.
Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.
This saying is supported by science and we recommend that you make your evening meals lighter and healthier by opting out of a greasy feast and making a filling and protein-rich Healthy Weight smoothie.
6. Use fresh and unprocessed foods
Fresh fruits, vegetables, and dark leafy greens are packed with fibres, natural water content, and micro-nutrients. This will improve your metabolism and feed your body with the required enzymes that support digestion and improve nutrient uptake.
Frozen fruits and berries are also excellent. This way, you will always have ingredients for a great smoothie ready at hand. You can also buy fresh fruit and leafy greens and prepare portions to keep in the freezer.
Note! Be sure to avoid canned fruits as these are preserved in syrup and have a lower nutritional value than fresh fruits.
7. The most important ingredient – your goal
People expect results overnight, as we live in a world where everything is instantly available. This is not your fault, but largely the pressure of society and social media.
You probably agree that extra pounds are the result of choices made over the years. Be it a one-sided diet, a low proportion of fresh food, insufficient exercise or all of these combined.
A much more realistic solution, which will prevent making major changes to your life, is to aim for slow weight loss.
This way, you will have time to adopt smoothies as a part of a healthy lifestyle. A lifestyle that makes you happier, not more miserable, and does not only involve counting calories and back-breaking exercise.
“Up until now, I have lost thirteen pounds and discovered the true secret of smoothies! This has become a lifestyle that helps me lose weight without feeling like I’m on a diet. As a bonus, I feel much more energized and healthier.” – Airi
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We are committed to helping people like you, so you have more energy and confidence and are more focused on achieving your goals. Following a detailed plan will help you achieve your weight-loss goals faster and increase your chances of success.
Adding smoothies to your daily menu will facilitate weight loss, maintain results and help you keep a beautiful figure all year round.
As a bonus, your energy levels will increase, you will sleep better, digestion will improve, flatulence will decrease, and you will move towards a healthier lifestyle with small steps – without having to follow a strict diet.
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Enough with counting and making a note of every mouthful and calorie! It has obviously not been helpful and more so – can a calorie calculator really be smarter than your own body that is made up of complex processes?
The best ingredients for losing weight
Although all fruits and vegetables support weight loss, some of them are especially noteworthy. Foods with a low calorie and high fibre content facilitate weight loss.
The best ingredients to use in your slimming smoothie include oranges, grapefruit, spinach, kale, apples, pears, pineapples, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, bananas, cucumbers, carrots, and all leafy greens.
The proportion of ingredients in weight-loss smoothies
A good proportion of fruits and greens to promote weight loss is as follows: 2 parts fruit (such as banana and apple) and 2 cups or handfuls of leafy greens (spinach, kale or other leafy greens), half a cup of berries and one cup of water or vegetable milk.
Add 1–2 tbsp of protein in the form of Healthy Weight Superfood Blend and healthy fats in the form of 1/4 avocado or 2 tbsp of chia seeds.
Start blending and losing weight!