Best Smoothie Recipes
Day in and day out, the population of this planet is constantly looking for ways to stay fit and lose weight. But it’s not just an obsession, it’s a very necessary part of life. A healthy body and a healthy mind generally lead to a happy life. One of the easiest, and tastiest, ways to achieve those goals is adding a healthy smoothie to your everyday routine. There are hundreds of places to find out how to make these, but not necessarily how to make them taste good and be good for you.
Spending your days dieting and starving yourself will eventually force your body to lose weight. That goes without saying. But it can also be murder on your system, This kind of shock to your body due to food and nutrient deprivation is actually unhealthy an can cause more bad than good in the long run. You’re losing pounds but you’re not replacing what you’ve lost with the necessary vitamins and nutrients your body needs to achieve optimal health. Smoothies offer a great and healthy alternative that won’t leave you starving and feeling weak.
One of the keys to staying fit, and losing weight, is by swapping out unhealthy weight with a lesser, more healthy weight. Working out a smoothie diet will help you do that. You start out by targeting the “most important meal of the day”, breakfast. A breakfast shake typically contains fruits, yogurts, soy, and/or whey and it’s these elements that promote the proper burn of calories throughout the day. Unlike typical breakfast foods, a breakfast shake isn’t loaded with quick burning carbs which will just end up making you hungry a couple hours later.
The great thing about a smoothie driven diet is it doesn’t leave you hungry all day. They contain slow burning carbohydrates that have a level of sugar that staves of those hunger pains. Combined with the great taste of fruits and all natural elements, it is the perfect way to get your body’s metabolism right while keeping you from mindless eating. Not to mention it being the easiest way to diet. There is no need for meal planning and super expensive and miniscule portions of food. And with the right combination of ingredients, they can taste a whole lot better than the cardboard meals you get from weight loss programs.
Now other programs are not all bad. The beauty about smoothies is that you can combine it with whatever program you are on. The all protein diet isn’t affected by a smoothie. In fact, there are great protein shake recipes that compliment that form of diet which is very similar to what Slim fast offers. But you can do it on your own at a fraction of the cost and a much wider variety of flavors.
Smoothies are a lighter alternative that doesn’t leave you feeling lethargic or hungry. With that, it promotes a clearer mind and body, and even a more productive morning, noon, and night. Tacked on to a good exercise plan and healthy sleeping habits, it’s definitely one of the best ways to safely and properly get to your target weight and level of fitness.
- Michelle Harlow, December 2012
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