Are Smoothies Low Calorie?
In recent months my body is obese and needs weight reduction for good health. Joining a gym has helped and since becoming a member 8 kilograms of weight has disappeared. But there is more going on than exercise. To start with my diet has been adjusted and sugar and salt is excluded now as much as possible. The wake-up about grains has been a positive, however, as oats taken for breakfast every morning was partly responsible for the problem.
Once this was realised my switch to something better was immediate. Some two years ago my sister was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and to help her with food intake 2 Magic Mix machines were purchased and one was given to her. The other sat in my cupboard unused until the grains became a no-no.
Something inside told me to bring it out and use it. This was on top of reading an article by a dietician who informs that breakfast is an unnecessary meal and that we should be relaxing the stomach by avoiding it.
This advice does not fit well with me. My body craves food of some description in the morning or it screams out at me. A trip to the supermarket helped to resolve the issue.
Thinking of smoothies as an alternative to oats the basic ingredient should be yoghurt. There in the refrigerated section was one with extra protein. Using a coupe of heaped tablespoons as a start and adding fruit and a stick of celery is now my answer to it.
Included in the fruit selection are berries; bananas; passion fruit; apples; kiwi fruit; grapes; and pears. They are not all added to each smoothie as four or five are plenty. To this mix is added a little almond milk to help it whiz better.
The taste is divine and the energy it gives me lasts until lunch-time when I now eat my main meal. All up the change in diet has helped and along with the exercise at the gym my body is already feeling much better.
As a spiritual person with a link to the Universal Spirit my trust in God is such that when I hear a voice speak to me inside I act on it. That voice told me one day to join a gym because I need exercise. Now it is being asked to help me lose more weight because fat in organs is a pre-cursor for cancer and that is not welcome in anyone’s life.
Because of the loss of weight experienced in some eight months it is obvious to me that smoothies are low calories and a healthy alternative to grains.