I have a freggie smoothie with Isopure Whey protein isolate every morning. They keep me satisfied for about 5 hours. I put in flaxseed and hemp oil for lots of Omega 3s. Sometimes walnuts. I have a problem chewing food well enough for good digestion, so my smoothies ensure I get my nutrients and good digestion. I feel good energy after a green n fruit n protein smoothie. I use a NutriBullit, which I've never regretted getting. I have 4 x the amount of energy using the NB each day. I still eat food, but I crave my smoothies EVERYDAY!! It works for me. It might not work for everyone. It's healthier than drinking Ensure YUCK!! I am also gluten intolerant, so I can't have breads, flours, etc. Gluten free products raise blood sugars too much. So, I am right back to making my smoothies, and enjoying them. I make a regular meal when I feel like it, usually daily. I have lost weight doing daily smoothies as well. Also put on muscle from gym workouts while losing fat. A nice switch, from fat to muscle. I LIKE THAT!!
I looked online at nutritional breakdowns of various weight loss shakes, they have many additives,some have lots of sugar, like Slim Fast, most have stealth ingredients that are not as healthy as the way I make my shakes, which average about 400 calories each. Only 110 calories each on average for the storebought shakes in a can or bottle. Medifast and all the others, has many suspicious ingredients for my tastes. I do not like the idea of paying so much for something you can make at home that taste better, and have it be much healthier without stealth ingredients. The weight loss industry relies on us being lazy, not figuring out how to make our own smoothies/shakes, and since most people are truly trying to lose weight, they end up being repeat customers, making the industry lots of money. I have dealt with my sister on Medifast many many times. She has finally, after 20 years, started making her own healthier weight loss shakes n smoothies. She has felt better, and lost weight.
Green smoothies with fruit n protein added really is a "meal" in itself. I also add nuts n seeds to mine as well.
Edited by: MISSCUS at: 4/4/2013 (17:24)
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