Good luck and I wish you the best! Just be careful. The smoothie thing sounds like a fad diet, not a lifestyle change. It just doesn't sound sustainable. Where will you get protein and fat? Both are very important. I'm 26. years old. I was 350 in January and a smoker since age 13. Starting Jan 5th of this year, I quit smoking and lost 82 pounds to date (and still going) by just eating and exercising NORMALLY. It's been difficult, but so much easier than I thought it would be because it feels normal. And I know I'm going to keep it off because I can live this way for the rest of my life. They say 95% of people gain their weight back. That's scary! I'm not not trying to burst your bubble, I would just hate to see you set yourself up for a fall by trying to live on veggie/fruit smoothies. Like you said, it is radical, which usually doesn't work. I know cause I've been there. I don't think the writer of this book has your best interests at heart and I'm sorry but shame on the author/publisher for marketing this diet as a lifestyle change. That being said, a green smoothie does sound delicious and I will try one. I just wouldn't want to live on them. :) Please post a recipe sometime! By the way, I know exactly what you're going through as far as daily life being hard because of your body. It really sux and I still deal with it, but its so much easier than it used to be. I'm only a few months into my journey but I feel so liberated by the new things I can do. Like standing on a chair to fix a light bulb without hurling myself up there and almost falling! And I darn near cried when I ran a 5k a few weeks ago. Keep working and keep up your inspiring enthusiasm cause you got some great things coming your way and you seem like you know it!
PS - I think you should have some delicious, juicy grass-fed beef for dinner tonight! Find it at your local Co-Op! 3422 days ago