The Smoothie Diet for Weight Loss Print E-mail

smoothiesWhen it comes to losing weight , the number one concern is hunger. Being hungry all of the time is something we all can deal with for a short period of time, but after a few days of dieting , the hunger takes over and we fall off the weight loss wagon only to regain the water weight we have lost and a few extra pounds to boot. The Smoothie Diet offers a hunger-reducing plan that ensures you never feel those extreme hunger pangs and never fall off the weight loss wagon.  This is part of an on going special review of the smoothie diet.

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At the heart of the Smoothie Diet is the smoothie. A diet breakfast smoothie starts off the day and is filled with protein and fiber, the perfect one, two combination to battle hunger. Calorie controlled and filled with a healthy supply of vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients , the smoothie not only tastes good, but feels good on the body as well.

After breakfast, the free Smoothie Diet plan allows for lunch smoothies and dinner smoothies to round out your nutritional day . Smoothie Diet recipes are available both online and off line and offer a huge range of tastes and flavors to keep you interested every day of the Smoothie Diets plan time.

How Does the Smoothie Diet Work?

Breakfast the most important part of the day. It is the time when the metabolism kicks starts for the days calorie burn. The trouble is most people leave their breakfast meal filled with quick burning carbohydrates, which leads to snacking only a few hours later and a huge onslaught of unneeded calories. The diet breakfast smoothie is created from whole fruits and yogurts and soy or whey proteins that help to start off the day with a increase in calorie burning power.

The method of combining just the right fats, proteins and natural fibers helps the dieter fights the urge to eat later in the morning. The stomach feels full straight through lunchtime, eliminating the extra calories consumed during those mid morning snacks.

At the heart of fighting the hunger is the diet smoothie recipe. The slow metabolizing carbohydrates offer a blood sugar balance that keeps hunger away. There are no quick burns and crashes like those experienced with the more traditional high sugar, high simple carbohydrate breakfast choices. When glucose or blood sugar levels are balanced, hunger is kept at bay allowing for quicker weight loss results.

The Smoothie Diet and Other Diet Plans

The Smoothie Diet can be incorporated into many of the most popular diet plans being tried today. The You on a Diet smoothie is a very popular choice as is the Smoothie King diet. The easier a diet plan is to follow, the more apt the dieter is to stay on the plan. The key is to find a power diet smoothie that tastes great and keeps the dieter felling fuller, longer.

Diet smoothie drinks are just the first stage of the Smoothie Diet. As the body becomes more accustomed to the fiber and healthy nutrient levels, there will be natural diet changes that take place. The dieter will like the feeling given by these healthy green Smoothie Diet drinks and will choose to add more and more of these same types of foods to other meals throughout the day.

Smoothie Diet Daily Menu Plan

When you choose the Smoothie Diet, you will be choosing a huge range of healthy foods. A sample menu may look like this.

* Breakfast

Jump-start your metabolism with a protein rich fruit and yogurt shake.

(Sample Recipe)

1 Frozen Banana
8 ounces of plain yogurt
1 TBSP Protein Powder
6 Ice Cubes
1 1/3 cups water
Handful of Frozen Strawberries

Place the ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth. Enjoy!

* Mid-Morning

One serving of fruit or homemade fruit juice.

(Sample Homemade Fruit Juice recipe)

8 ounces diet ginger ale
1 cup whole fruit juice

* Lunch

Another fruit Smoothie Diet drink.

* Mid-Afternoon

One serving of fruit or fruit juice.

* Dinner

A whole food dinner of your choice. The caloric intake will depend upon your dietary needs, but should aim to stay within the 500 to 600 calorie range. The dinner meal should provide a healthy source of lean protein and healthy fats. The simple carbohydrates should be kept to a minimum so if a starch is needed, aim for a sweet potato versus a white potato.

The Smoothie Diet is a whole food diet, which means that the shakes can be consumed at any meal. Replacing the afternoon or evening meal with a Smoothie Diet recipe can mean added weight loss and added reduced hunger. The total caloric intake of the Smoothie Diet drinks can be adjusted as per the recommended daily calorie intakes for weight loss that is appropriate for each dieter.

The protein Smoothie Diet is quite similar to the Slim Fast diet, but without all the added sugars. Many Slim Fast shakes are laden with quick burning sugars and thus empty calories. They are also very expensive to continue buying week after week. The Smoothie Diet recipes are easy to make and total customizable. You can choose from many different fruits, yogurts and protein flavors and cut the simple sugar levels to near zero, while keeping the cost of the diet low. The whole fruit juice can be prepared early in the week and kept ready to make in the fridge for the entire week making the Smoothie Diet easy and quick each and every day.

All in all, the Smoothie Diet is a diet that is sure to keep the hunger quenched and the weight falling off . The longer the Smoothie Diet is utilized as a part of your everyday eating plans, the more weight you will lose, especially if combined with a good exercise plan. There is nothing like starting off the day with a diet smoothie drink to boost that metabolism, provide healthy, low sugar nutrition and prevent those mid morning hunger pangs. Losing weight has never been so easy as when using the simple Smoothie Diet drinks for your morning meal and more.

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  1. Did research and read fat, sick and nearly dead as well as the green smoothie revolution. It's incredible, the weight literally melts off. I have thyroid disease and it's nearly impossible to lose + I am 48. In two weeks I am down a whole size, I have more energy than I know what to do with and my skin is glowing. Favorite smoothie "Rocket Fuel" 2 C green grapes, 3 kiwis, 1 orange peeled and seeded, 2 big handfuls of spinach and 2 C filtered water. We also grab a handful of various raw nuts for a snack and drink a full 64 oz filtered water. Good luck to everyone this has been a miraculous discovery!
  2. I dehydrate all my vegie,mostly green.Than grind into a powder.Add chia And flex powder and a protine sup. In green tea I add 1 tablespoon of my powder and a banana..Holds me till lunch. For lunch I start with green tea ,tomato juice 2 tablespoon of my powder ,taste great. For supper salad and steamed fish or chicked. 3rd day on this 4 lbs gone.I know It's not water lost ,I was on weightwatchers.
  3. I'm starting this diet Monday! Quite excited! I will keep updating :)
  4. I've tried this a few times and it really works. Everyone needs to find their own regiment. What I do is drink a smoothie in the morning then I drink one at night to substitute diner and I eat a large lunch w/ lots of chicken does the trick, but what I learn is I was always hungry so I decided to make the big meal at lunch. Then going to sleep early like 9 or 10. Also whey protein in the smoothie makes you feel fuller. I use to work out as well and get headaches so I started taking a multivitamin and drink a energy drink in the mid afternoon before lunch really works. I've lost 60 pounds in 3 months. I feel great went from 230 to 170 even tho I was pretty lean in the arms and legs. I figure I'm a donut right now. I'm at the gym 3x a week or more just to reshape my body. thanks.
  5. Well, started 3 days ago.....feel great, not hungry: and lost 1 1/2 pounds also more energy
  6. Well am starting d smoothie diet tomorrow. I've kinda fallen off d wagon and I need to get back on track. Wil update u on results of my first 3 days.
  7. To lose weight, I once tried drinking V-8 for 7 days as it has all the veggies and fruit juice for breakfast and at various times during the day. I lost a total of 10 lbs. in 7 days. I felt great but some said I looked peak-ed. I haven't done it since. I do however love to juice and make smoothies.
  8. Starting this diet tomorrow!(:
  9. I add 1/2C. of cooked oatmeal to this, that way I don't get hungry before lunch. But, you'll have to add a bit more water or juice because the oatmeal makes it quite thick.
  10. STARTING TODAY HOPE IT WORKS
  11. i make one smoothie for breatfast. 1 cup rice milk, 1 small banana, protien power, blueberries, sometimes few pecies of walnuts... Yumm. I do not feel hungry for atleast 4-5 hours.I am 27 yrs old and use to feel hungry all the time. i need to lose 50-60 pounds. I have been having smoothies for 1 week now. will update how it goes.
  12. I havent tried this exact one but I do one similar. a few ice cubes, small handful frozen berries, half banana, half cup skim milk and 2 scoops chocolate whey protein powder. gives me 40gm of protein in each smoothie, and it actually does keep me full until lunch and I have another, then a decent dinner. I have been doing it for a few weeks and haven't got tired of it or had cravings to snack during the day at all. have lost 5 lbs so far.
  13. My favorite green smoothie is made with spinach, cabbage, carrots, grapes, apple, orange, banana, almonds, vanilla protein powder, flax seeds, and frozen peaches. Add in unsweetened almond/coconut milk and some water and/or ice. It is amazing--you don't taste the veggies but you're getting awesome nutrition. I have a vitamix to fix it in. Cannot say enough good things about it. My 2yr old grandson loves these!
  14. gonna try it...give me two weeks!! then i'll let ya know...peace
  15. how much will i lose if i do this for a week? and is excersize needed?
  16. Smoothies are awesome, and using frozen fruit is okay. I dont put milk in mine, I use welches juice, its the most natural brand. a cup of juice, a half cup of raspberries, and a half cup of dark sweet cherries, is def a very filling, energy promoting tasty treat.
  17. I have been on this diet for a week, and I am still hungry after I drink the smoothie is there anything I can do, I workout a little bit I broke my leg so I can't workout a lot, but still very hungry
  18. I weight 140pounds and I need to shed some weight,I just want to start drinking the smoothies(mango,banana,pear,apple and lime water)do you think it will help me
  19. I am looking to loose weight and I thought I would give the smoothie diet a try. If there are some others who have tried and succeeded and do not mind shooting me an email to give me some pointers. Please feel free to do so
  20. I eat 2 smoothies throughout the day and have a "good" meal about 3 or 4 in the afternoon. I have been on it for 11 days now and have lost 15 lbs. I am 65 years old and I am not able to exercise. I love this "diet".
  21. My friend told me to help with the flavor to add peanut butter and or chocolate syrup. Is the smoothie diet really that good if you add other ingredients?
  22. WEIGHT LOSS OF 50 LBS
  23. Just want to loose 15 ponds, just had brainsergery.Android have been in a hiospital bed so trying to get rid of this bed fat........can't exercise yet.soon ill strt walking.I'm just off balance.thanks for all the comments on the smoothies.will see how it goes
  24. Everyone who has some knowledge of food knows that fruits are high in sugar. That being said, when you consume smoothies all day, you have a HUGE crash. Some do not feel it as hard, but another adverse effect is that the smoothie diet deprives you of food! Your body craves food, and these smoothies can not deliver. Besides the fact that there boring to drink all day, fruit are high in carbs and sugar, that is why you must eat them sparingly. Sure there natural sugar, but sugar nonetheless. I do however, recommend to throw a smoothie in your lifestyle, more preferably before a workout.
  25. The problems with conventional diets like these ones is that they are ""DIETS". The KEY to losing weight is..(you will thank me late) 1.Eat 5-6 times a day 2.Meals must contain Protien,Complex Carb, and Fibrous Carb 3. Ex. Oatmeal, Banana, Protein Shake. Ex. Chicken breast, mixed greens, and rice(or potato..etc) 4. At least 2-3 times a week exercise, if you do it more often you will see greater results. 5. stay motivated 6. reward yourself, if you eat 5 times a day for a week, you can cheat 4 out of the 35 times. 7. Email me @ Fraijo13@gmail.com if you need FREE advice or want to see my credentials or resume. Best Regards.
  26. A terrible idea. Old fashioned exercise is the only way to lose weight. It will take longer, but 3-4 times a week of some form of aerobic exercise and weight training will cause healthy weight loss over time. Muscle is an active tissue which is linked to metabolism. Exercise muscle and you unleash potential power which in turn will burn fat. If you lose 40-60 pounds and don't exercise you're wide open to regain the weight plus more. All those new fangled exercise programs are also a waste of money. A good stationary bike followed by dumbbell routines and swimming will do the trick-over time. It took you time to gain the weight it will take time to lose it-safely.
  27. Whats the average weekly weight loss when on a smoothie diet?
  28. How Fast Do you lose the weight??
  29. I would like to find out more about these smoothies
  30. Do you have to use the protien powder because I dont know where to get it and dont really have the cash...
  31. i put oats in my fruit smoothies so i feel full right up to lunchtime, which means i eat far less throughout the day, and the weight just falls of....plus it makes my skin look glowing! and you can't beat the taste of fresh, raw ingredients....it's a win-win situation with smoothies!!
  32. 1 banana 1/2 apple whole cup frozen berries 1/4 to 1/2 cup bran flakes (or whole bran) -this is important as it fills you for hrs. one scoop protein powder 1/2 cup to 1 cup yogurt cup of favourite fruit juice handful of carrots one kiwi WHOLE
  33. LOOKING FOR THE ADD ON T.V.OR THE 2 WEEK TRY AND MIXER
  34. well, I am tired of not enjoying life to the fullest. I am going to try the Smoothie Diet to see if it really works. I will update in two weeks.
  35. I cannot eat breakfast in the mornings. I have to skip it until a certain time like around 3 or 4 because I can't keep it down for some reason. I'll try the smoothie diet so i can eat food in the morning XD Plus get off a little bit of weight. Here's my recipe. Random smoothie concoction: -3/4 cup green tea. (Make sure you put it in the fridge before making the smoothie) -Peaches (I don't measure) -Tofu -protein powder -tsp. honey to sweeten Always tastes good to me (:
  36. smoothies are filling.. there are whole foods in there, just not in whole form!
  37. What about adding Spinach to the smoothies.. because it really doesn't have a taste it might be good to get that added nutrition and can pick it up for pretty cheap Might be thinking eww why would you do that but trust me all the fruit and whatnot overpowers it and you don't even know its in there
  38. Pina Colada Smoothie 6 frozen pineapple chunks 1 pina colada yougurt 1/4 bottle sobe pina colada beverage. Blend.
  39. I used to work in a juice bar and honestly... that first sample recipe the diet offers up sounds pretty revolting and tasteless. I use: 1 small/ medium banana 6 medium strawberries 2 tablespoons of low fat plain or greek style yoghurt 400ml good quality orange juice I sometimes add a shot of aloe vera juice or protein powder and it tastes SO much better. Apple, strawberry and kiwi is also good.
  40. On which factor exactly you concentrate to loser weight. Most of us go through only diet and exercise, it is only sufficient to get results? Thanks Stela
  41. around how much weight do u lose weekly.
  42. Tomorrow I will begin my smoothie diet =) I'm kindof scared it won't fill me up, I've never gone on a liquid diet before. I'll be replacing lunch, I'll updatte later =)
  43. I am looking for the ad on SMOOTHY that was advertised on WRKO (in Boston) as the ad indicated free 14 day supply of Smoothy including shipping and handeling
  44. So try this smoothie, I want to know how it works for you. All the ingredients promote weight loss and less bloating. It may sound weird but it's worth trying 5 oz Cho milk 1/4 of a large avocado 3 oz non fat yogert 1/2 cup blueberries 2oz bulgur (it's a wheat grain, lots of fiber) 2 oz green tea I made this recipe myself and i want to know if your results are as good as mine :-)
  45. I have tried liquid diets before but they leave me feeling sooo hungry all the time! Might have to give smoothies ago and see if I can hold out.
  46. I just started this diet, as I need to lose about 100 pounds total to be exactly where I want to be. I have noticed that I too, leading a busy lifestyle, am not hungry on this diet. I typically change the time of day that I eat the regular meal every day to keep it interesting. One style I tried is this: 1 large can pineapple, no sugar added with juice, 1 cup Vanilla Almond milk, 2 scoops Fat Free Vanilla Ice cream, 1 cup fat free yogurt, 6 ice cubes. I blend it all together, and it usually makes 2 full smoothies, so I have a day's worth of meals. If anyone else has any good recipes,
  47. My daughter and I have been doing the smoothies for a couple of months now for breakfast and lunch. The first month I lost 10 pounds and now haven't lost anything for 3 weeks. I'm getting upset about it which is bad cause it will take me back to eating too much again. I walk for a half hour every day so getting some exercise also. Not sure why I have come to a stop as has my daughter.
  48. Wal mart sells Yoplait Smoothie if you don't have time to make your own . There over at the frozen section I drink my blueberry smoothie as a meal replacement for breakfast , lunch , dinner ..I do my bike exercise as well to help bring down my weight . I use frozen blueberry's one cup , plain yogurt 1/1 cup and skim milk 1 cup and 3 tbs of sugar for the sweet taste . a few ice cubs and blend me masterpiece ! I have lost 15 pounds in 3 weeks so far and I don't feel like I am starving because I sip my drinks and it keeps me full .
  49. Is there a website for the Smoothie Diet?
  50. GOOD TO YOU GUYS TRYING THE SMOOTHIE DIET!! I AM STILL ON IT, ALTHOUGH I WAS OUT ONE DAY, AND HAD NOTHING BUT REGULAR FOOD TO EAT. SO I MESSED UP ONE DAY, AND TO BE HONEST, THAT ONE DAY TOTALLY SCREWED ME UP!! I FELT CRUMMY AND BLOATED. SO, I WENT BACK ON THE NEXT DAY, AND I AM BACK TO FEELING GREAT!
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