Success with Weight Loss Smoothies

Edie reveals how weight loss smoothies and exercise were able to help her remove 25 pounds and gain a happier and more energetic life.

Here is her story... Let's listen in and see how her success with weight loss smoothies may help us live healthier.

My Situation...

I've battled with my weight for my entire life, just like my father before me. As a child I led an active lifestyle, but as an adult having a job where working behind a computer is a daily occurrence, getting out and being active is a challenge.

Making a change and not giving up...

A year ago, after my father had passed away, I decided enough was enough... so I joined a gym, got a trainer and worked on developing a better lifestyle. Well, thousands of dollars and a year later, I had little to show for my efforts.

So, not wanting to give up, I decided to give another gym a try when my husband and I moved. This time my trainer, who didn't judge me and really seemed to want to PARTNER with me, introduced me to a high protein shake that I have for breakfast, after I exercise, and as a replacement meal at any point during the day.

The shake uses Optimum Nutrition's 100% Whey Protein Gold Standard along with other everyday ingredients (milk, apple juice, fruit) and is so incredibly satisfying that my husband has it for breakfast now. I've even got my mother and sister drinking a shake after their workouts to help reduce muscle ache and recovery time.

My results...

In five months I have lost around 25 pounds, over 30 inches and 3% body fat. For me these are results that I can be proud of, at a pace that is healthy and involving lifestyle changes that are realistic. No crazy diets where you deny yourself by eliminating carbs, dairy or even condiments - as my first gym had recommended.

Instead, this is a healthy, high protein, low fat plan to provide my body what it NEEDS in a fashion that is sustainable and based on what I enjoy eating. Sure, I could probably lose weight faster, but fad or crash diets aren't the answer to achieving long-term results.

I have more energy and have increased my flexibility and endurance. Simply put, I couldn't be happier... I just wish I would have been provided with the proper tools sooner... imagine where I'd be after the past 15 months of hitting the gym 5 - 6 days a week. Not to worry, this time next year we'll know.

DaNae's Comments

Edie, congratulations on this huge accomplishment! And I would like to thank you for sharing your story on how weight loss smoothies have helped you become healthier.

Finding a balance in all areas of life can be challenging. Smoothie recipes for weight loss can really be the key to breaking through to the next level of health. They are perfect for blending on the go and full of nutrition.

Edie used a whey protein powder in her smoothie recipes. For those of you who may be trying to avoid dairy or are allergic, try using hemp protein powders. You receive all of the benefits of a protein powder but packed with healthy omega oils and fiber. Also, our bodies digest the protein in hemp seeds much easily than whey or soy.

Ultimately, everyone has to decide which type of products work best with their own body.

Edie, thank you again for sharing your story. I wish you all the best!

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