Many people believe smoothies are one of the keys to fast weight loss. And while this is certainly true, there are stipulations that make the beverages weight loss-friendly or not. Review the following expert tips for using smoothies to help your fast weight loss efforts with Phentermine 37.5mg.
Your smoothies should always contain a protein source, such as almond milk or protein powder.
“Protein helps slow down digestion, so it gets you full faster and keeps you full longer,” says Amy Goodson, RD, CSSD. “Make a smoothie with 20 to 30 grams of protein with milk, Greek yogurt, and/or protein powder to increase satiety. The liquid volume often gives people a feeling of fullness.”
Avoid Store-Bought Smoothies
Smoothies available in grocery stores and health food marts are not ideal for weight loss.
“Smoothies purchased at stores often contain added sugars in the form of ‘turbinado,'” says Goodson. “This added sugar can quickly add up to lots of calories. Be sure to evaluate the calories of all the ingredients and smoothie servings sizes if weight loss is your goal.”
Be Mindful With the Blender
You could be ingesting more calories than you realize.
“We explain it to our clients this way: when you eat four apples, you’re aware you’ve eaten them, but when you drink four blended apples, it may blend down into a cup or less of liquid, and you may not realize how much you’re consuming,” note The Nutrition Twins. “Typically, when you drink your calories, instead of eating them, it isn’t as satisfying as when you eat the real food, and you end up eating more calories later in the day. And, if you’re loading your smoothies with sugar, syrup, overdoing the fruit, or other add-ins, you could be unknowingly creating a calorie bomb.”