You would think there’d be an easier way to lose weight like drinking weight loss smoothies. I used to drink my vegetable juice each day and make my banana smoothie in the morning.
I really used to be big into juicing and thought it worked miracles, but I never quite felt right. I felt ‘unbalanced’. I even started a juicing site to tell the world how great it was! Who was I trying to convince? Was it only me? Maybe.
Fortunately for me I finally ‘listened’ to what my body was trying to tell me and stopped wasting my time making juice drinks and smoothies. I folded up the site, because I had to be true to myself.
I ceased believing in the so called wonders of drinking juicing and smoothies just the same as the need to take vitamin and mineral pills and use other dietary supplements.
So, what did I find out my body was trying to tell me? It was saying ‘juicing doesn’t work’! I know this is hard to believe, being every manufacturer that makes a juicer and blender shouting juicing and smoothies is good for you and will improve your health. But, this is misleading and simply not factual.
The truth is that you don’t need to drink the juice of fruits and vegetables at all. You only need to eat (chew) them. This means eating the whole thing. Removing the fiber from the juice itself is not the natural thing to do.
Furthermore, blending at high speeds does not make fruit and vegetables more nutritious. But, since smoothies are made with the whole fruit and vegetable, I urge you to use your own judgement in how your body feels after you drink it. My guess from my own experience in juicing and smoothies is that it is the better choice to drink smoothies rather than only juice.
Just be sure you don’t make it too sweet. Balance it with vegetables like spinach, kale and possibly celery and cucumber. And, of course use organic.
As far as only juicing goes, I believe that if our bodies required juice, (or, even smoothies) it would grow in bottles in trees; kind of like an orange already packaged up ready to drink. But, trees don’t have glass and plastic bottles of juice on their limbs, right? Certainly not.
The sugar in juices enter the blood stream too fast. The fiber in chewed fruit slows sugar absorption way down naturally as it should be. Much healthier in the long term to not have constant blood sugar highs and lows. Very destabilizing and damaging to the body through the years.
You see, monkeys and apes instinctively know what foods to eat and not, and when they eat the wrong human foods on the scale we do, they get sick and die just like us…
I juiced for almost twenty years until I found the secret to health and well being was obvious to all the animals of the earth. Especially, this was true for the great apes, who by the way are almost a perfect genetic match to us. Yes, this is true. So, it follows that we should mimic eating what foods they eat.
So, what do we do to change things around? We need to chew our food to get the nutrients we need from them. That’s all. That’s what our teeth were made for. Our bodies were designed to eat plant based whole food.
But, ‘Do Weight Loss Smoothies really Work’? I think they can help in that one or two each day may bring you nutrients you might not ordinarily get if you don’t like vegetables like spinach and kale.
It’s probably better to drink spinach and kale or other vegetables blended in a smoothie rather than avoiding them in your diet. I think the fiber in smoothies is a good thing as far as assisting elimination of waste, something juicing alone sorely lacks.
Note- contact your doctor before you change your diet.