How much weight can I expect to lose drinking green smoothies?

Smoothie Question: How much weight can I expect to lose drinking green smoothies?


Answer: I've seen where people people mainly drink green smoothies all day long and lose weight really fast.

Weight loss could vary by quite a bit. How much extra weight do you carry on your body? The more weight that you have the more you will easily lose in the beginning.

Why do people lose weight with green smoothies?



There are a handful of different reasons for weight loss results with green smoothies.

Reason #1 - Did you know that an average quart size green smoothie contains only between 200-350 calories? Considering that weight loss plans suggest about 1500 calories for the entire day, you could have several smoothies and still stay under your daily caloric limit.

Reason #2 - Foods that are available to us today are greatly processed. Unfortunately, many of the nutrients are stripped away before it lands on your dinner plate.

You are still getting the calories, sugars, proteins, and some fiber. But many of the vitamins, enzymes, minerals, and phytonutrients that our bodies need to thrive are missing. So, our body craves more food in order to find those missing nutrients. But instead of eating something that will satisfy those cravings, we usually eat junk food. But an hour later we still crave more food.

This is where a green smoothie comes in handy. If you need a snack, turn on that blender. Greens are an excellent way to satisfy those nutritional cravings.

Even better yet... drink a green smoothie in place of a meal. Which runs into reason #3.

Reason #3 - Consider this thought... When you are consuming something good for you, you probably are not consuming something bad at the same time. When people want to lose weight, I don't recommend them to focus on removing things from their diet.

I've found that it's much easier to focus on adding healthy habits that will eventually replace the bad habits. There aren't many habits as healthy as adding green smoothies to your daily routine.

For instance... Picking up an expensive cappuccino and muffin on your way to work could be replaced with a green smoothie quite easily.

Or you can drink a green smoothie for supper instead of ordering fast food on those busy nights that you don't have time to cook at home.

How to lose weight with green smoothies?



I could write a whole book on this one question. But here are a couple tips to answer this question.

Weight loss tip #1 - Drink at least 1 quart or 4 cups of green smoothie a day. I like drinking it for breakfast and throughout the morning. Then I eat eat a healthy and balanced lunch and dinner.

Weight loss tip #2 - Make sure to limit high caloric foods in your smoothie. I recommend no more then 2 bananas in a smoothie for one person. Bananas are calorie dense.

Another calorie-packed ingredient that I see many people use is fruit juice. I prefer water. If you need the smoothie sweeter, you should consider using a little bit of stevia. Stevia contains no calories.

So... How much weight can I expect to lose drinking green smoothies?



From what I've seen with my friends and family, if you drink at least a quart of green smoothie you can lose at least 2-3 pounds a week. But it does depends on what you eat throughout the day as well.

As you nourish your body, you will find it easier to resist those monster cravings for sweets and salty junk food. This alone will help you shed those pounds.

You will not only experience weight loss, but you will probably also see other health benefits from green smoothies.

What do you have to lose? Give green smoothies a try!

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desperate
by: Anonymous

I'm 5'10 and weigh 280 lbs(fat) . How much is possible for me to lose in a month

I need to lose 10lb in a week
by: Anonymous

Like I said, I need to lose 10lb in a week,is it possible if I just drink green smoothie without eating anything during the day for the whole week?
I'm looking forward to your response
Thank you so so much

Green Smoothie Receipe
by: Anonymous

I have found an amazing recipe that I love and wanted to share!

4 Ice cubs
8 oz papaya juice
3 strawberries (frozen)
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 a banana
1 scoop of barlean greens

It is delicious! I love it!

Only liquids
by: Rebecca

Hello :-)
I want to start a diet or a detox with green smoothies. I plan to do this for one month and to "eat" only liquids, only smoothies (and 2L of water). I'm 17years old, my height 1,72m and my weight is 60 (a normal weight I think but I want to get 50kg). How much can I lose with smoothies in only one month?

almost to 30 days
by: Anonymous

I have been on green drink only for 29 days. I was skeptical at first because I have tried over 20 different diets over the years. Damn I wished I would have found this drink in my 30s!! I have lost 19 lbs so far. Next week is Thanksgiving and I will eat a small meal and after that continue on eating 1 meal a day while still doing 2 green drinks. My drink is made of 3Cups spinach 4stalks (not whole ribs)of celery, 1cucumber, 1 lemon, 1lg grannysmith Apple, and a thumb size piece of peeled ginger. I stay away from tropical fruit like bananas, pineapple, kiwi or at least make sure I dont over use them. This is the first diet I have been on that I have been this successful in such a short time. I love it and if drinking this is what it takes. ..I'm all for it. Yes after 40 its much harder to lose weight. I' m 58 and had just about givin up hope and thought I'd always stay fat, but this has motivated me to lose the next 30 lbs!!

Diet
by: Anonymous

I am Samantha from South London and I have quite a bit of skin under my arms and thighs so I am looking foward to starting the diet.
Will reply with in 2 weeks of the diet.
Thanks this site really helped me

down 35 pounds in 5 weeks
by: Anonymous

drinking 2 smoothies a day with one average size meal a day, popcorn in between at times. with regular exersize and weight lifting everyday has led to going from 300 pounds to 265 in 5 weeks. feel great and look much better

carrots?
by: Elizabeth

I don't see anyone mentioning other vegetables like green beans, peas, carrots, etc. Is there any reason these wouldn't be as desireable? Do they blend decently to fit through a straw?

No Weight Loss
by: Anonymous

I think it depends on how much weight you ave to lOse and how old you are. I have been doing the Green Smoothie diet for 10 days and haven't lost anything. I haven't cheated either. 2 shakes and 1 sensible dinner. All raw, whole foods too. I am 5"7 and weigh 140. I really want to drop 10 pounds or 15 pounds depending on what I will look like and stay healthy. I am 50 and when I was 25 weighed 125. Not sure how the weight crept on. I eat right and exercise.

Any advice or support would be well received. I' am going to keep at this for 30 das to see if I get any results.

Green Smoothie Diet
by: Anonymous

drinking 2 Green Smoothies and eating raw foods is fine. I read a book called the Green Smoothie Diet. I don't recall authors name, but In the book she suggest you start on a cleanse where you have smoothies and incorporate raw foods into your diet. I think some raw food dieters have organic smoothies.

Green Smoothie
by: Anonymous

I drink a Green Smoothie for breakfast and lunch and a vegetarian dinner. I lost 21 pounds. I started out with one Green Smoothie FOR breakfast and ate healthy meals for lunch and dinner. I lost 9 pounds in March. Then I switched to 2 Smoothies a day and a sensible dinner in April. I lost 6 pounds now It's the end of May I lost 5 pounds. It works good for me

Smoothies All Day
by: Stacey

I was thinking of going on a just strictly smoothie diet for 30 days with of course incorporating raw foods. Would this be harmful for my body and can you give my any good site for a raw food diet. I know it will be time consuming but I work from home so I'm sure I can do it.

Weight Loss
by: Anonymous

I am drinking a full Vitamix jug of green smoothies a day. At first my body was in shock and I went to the bathroom all day. Now I am not doing that which is good. I am in my third week. I am gaining not losing weight which is confusing and depressing.I am drinking it for breakfast and mid morning and eating snakcs like nuts and tuna throughout the day. Not sure what to do to lose weight???

GREEN green
by: Anonymous

Try this ... u can do it...
http://tinyurl.com/c7n8ute

green smoothies
by: Daina V.

Hi,
I started to drink green smoothies last year. I noticed that I sleep very nice at night. I also noticed that I started to loose 3 lbs por week. I make my smoothies every morning and drink in 5 min.two cups, my husband also likes to drink one cup of smoothie every morning. I like to add to my smoothie some ornanic greens from my garden- sorel,lemon mint, green italian oregano. I also put some berries and one banana. Some days I put letuce, watermelon, peaches, parsley, dandelion leafs. I find out that sorel has a lot of vitamines and minerals, so I plant some more in my garden, it looks like spinach, but taste little bit different. I also recomend to read some book by Victoria Boutenko- Green for life. I read this book three times, and give to my friends. It is very good book, and gives you some interesting information and also green smoothie ideas. I like to add to my smoothies black currant, since I grow in my garden, it has a very good oil.Lemon mint gives a very good taste to my smoothie too, and also makes me sleep well all night.I have so much energy all day long. This week i planing to stay on my green smoothies all day long, and don't eat any food. You can drink one galon of green smoothie and still lose some weight. I planing to lose 60lbs.It takes time.Some people loosing faster then athers. So just be patient and you get very good results.
Sincerely,Daina

a sweet dream come true
by: Anonymous

if u have joint pain from arthritis blue berries is a healer for that pain not the pineapples. I'm also on the green smoothie diet and my family members are saying I'm looking great and i am losing and feeling wonderful. i will let you all know how everything is going with this sweet healthy drinking of green smoothie.

Green smoothie help
by: Rosa

I just started using the green smoothie and it is working for me I feel good already,I use it to alkaline my body from the acid and I am also a sufferer of arthritis, so I think it worth trying.

Green smoothie and sugar
by: Anonymous

I've been trying to get into green smoothies, how much sugar is in them?

like to lose 20lb in 3 1/2 months
by: sherry

Hi im just getting into green smoothies. I am looking to loose weight. how long should it take to lose 20lb if i just drink 64oz of smoothie and a balanced supper im 184lb to start and 5ft 7in and is this safe to do it this way (my sisters wedding is in 3 1/2 months)

Green smoothies for weight loss
by: DaNae

Susan,

I'm so happy that you have found green smoothies so beneficial for your health. Keep up your enthusiasm!

Happy Blending!

Ellen,

I'm sorry that you are not seeing weight loss results. I would encourage you to keep drinking the green smoothies. Make it a daily habit. You'll probably see benefits (not just weight loss) as you continue.

Happy Blending!

Discouraged...
by: Ellen

I've been drinking 1-2 quarts a day for the past 10 days now. In the first week I did lose 2 lbs., but now I've gained those back and 2 more! I stopped drinking diet sodas, I drink at least 60 ounces of water a day, a small whole wheat, turkey & swiss snadwich for lunch and a minumal dinner.
Maybe I'm putting the wrong stuff in my smoothies... I use 3 cups spinach, 1/2 c frozen blueberries, 3 strawberries, 1 banana and 1 cup water.

Weight loss and inflammation
by: Susan

I can tell you smoothies absolutely do help you lose weight. I have been drinking them for a couple weeks now, and I have lost 12 pounds! I have more energy during the day, I feel more alert, foods actually taste better, and I sleep more soundly! I have gotten compliments from a friend regarding my skin glowing, and looking overall healthier!

I can attest that you will stop craving junk food. For the last 2 weeks, I have not had any processed food, caffeine, or sugar, and I feel better and healthier than ever!!

My mother has knee problems, one more than the other. She has not been diagnosed yet, but a lifetime of being overweight, and falling directly on that knee a couple of times, and she was taking Aleve twice a day. Since we have been on the smoothies, her knee feels so much better. She is down to taking an Aleve maybe every other day. She has more motion, less pain, and less stiffness!

I usually make our smoothies, and try to find a nice balance between spinach, kale, or greens, and fruit. Generally, I use a couple pieces of pineapple, a banana, an apple, and then maybe a handfull of grapes, blueberries, or half an orange. It makes a blender full, and we split it. She thinks the pineapple has been what has helped her knee pain the most.

Green smoothies should definitely be on everyones food list!

Regarding the inflammation...
by: DaNae

First off... I would like to say how touch I am from your story. Your family have struggled through a lot. I cannot say that green smoothie will or will not help your son's inflammation.

I do know that it will most likely improve his overall health. So please let me and everyone else know how the smoothies affect your son.

Happy Blending!

DaNae

multipule health issues
by: Anonymous

Hello, my son has multipule medical issues, congential heart disease, Cerebral palsy, Juvenille Rehumatoid Arthritis, failure to thrive due to the cp and his heart. All things considered he is healthy however since our recent diagnosis with JRA and the inflamation and pain he has endured we are looking at a complete overhaul of his dietary needs. Green smoothies have been suggested to us. My question to u is do you know if there is any benefits for the inflamation in the joints?

lose weight
by: Anonymous

I need to take 150 pounds tell me how

To "Anonymous"
by: DaNae

Yes, you can prepare your smoothies ahead of time. I would rather you do it and lose some nutrients than to not do it all.

Some ways to avoid losing nutrients:

#1 - Make sure to chill your smoothie right away.

#2 - Fill the container that you store the smoothie in to the top. This will reduce the amount of oxygenation.

#3 - Adding a lemon or lemon juice can help reduce oxygenation as well.

I hope that you'll continue enjoying your smoothies.

Happy Blending!

Nutrient lost as smoothie sits overnight
by: Anonymous

Does anyone have any information about whether or not the green smoothies lose any nutrient value if they sit overnight? I leave for work very early in the morning (5:30 am) and do not want to wake the house up with the noisy blender. So, I prepare my green smoothie at night and keep it in the fridge. I grab it on my way out the door. It tastes fine, but I was wondering about nutrient loss. Thanks!

Smoothie for your daughter
by: DaNae

Green smoothies would probably be a good thing for your daughter and your growing grandchild.

Is she able to keep foods down? Is she sensitive to certain foods and smells? Avoid those foods. If she isn't use to eating greens, I would suggest using more of her favorite fruits with small amounts of greens. Build up the amount of greens with every smoothie. Then use spinach and lettuce at the beginning. They are mild in flavor.

Some other things good to add for pregnancy are raw sesame seeds or tahini. This is filled with calcium. Sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, and chia seeds are good options as well.

I hope that your daughters pregnancy finishes out well.

Happy Blending!

DaNae

Pregnant
by: Julie

My daughter is pregnant for the 2nd time. She is extremely sick. She has a picc line just to keep her hydrated, at home in bed. I'm convinced that a green smoothie would help. Any suggestions as to a recipe for her.
Anything would be helpful.
Thanks
Julie

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