View Full Version : Green Smoothies : Gain or Loss?
07-28-2007, 09:50 AM
As I read the posts here I noticed that some folks report that GS are a great aid to weight loss. While others declare that GS are just what you need to maintain or gain weight. What's the deal? I want to continue losing weight & would like to include more GS, but I need to know that doing so won't slow my weight loss. Do the ingredients in the smoothies make the difference? If so, which combos of fruit & veggies promote weight loss? Which combos shouls I avoid to prevent gaining? Thanks!
07-28-2007, 10:02 AM
I would imagine it would work for whatever you need - but maybe I am wrong..I've never had one (:D i know, i know)
07-28-2007, 10:09 AM
Here's another one of my theories :D (and it falls in line with what bodaflower said - WHAAA?? Never had one?!? Whatcha waitin' on?!)
I think that we "think" we know what our ideal weight should be and if we are under or over weight. But our bodies actually KNOW. I think that when people say that drinking green smoothies or eating raw will allow you to lose weight and will allow you to gain weight, basically they're saying that, when given the proper fuels and "tools" (such as greens via a green smoothie), it will stabilize and balance out to what your body truly needs. If one IS truly underweight then they will put on healthy weight via greens or eating a well-balanced raw diet. If one is truly overweight, they will lose what the body feels it should lose.
Just my take on it but I'm not an expert...just me theorizing again!
Nurse in the Raw
07-28-2007, 10:53 AM
I think just like any meal you eat, it depends on what you put into your green smoothies that will allow you to lose or gain. If I wanted to lose weight, I would add foods such as spinach, blueberries, strawberries, cucumbers, watermelon and those that are lower in fat and calories. On the other hand, if I wanted to gain weight I would add greens, bananas, dates, avocado and mango.
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