Weight loss trends and fads often come and go. Almost everyone will jump on a chance to lose weight easily without exercise, but only a handful have proven their efficacy.
Nowadays, green smoothies have quickly become a hit for weight loss regimens and recipes. At first glance, the term might seem like a turnoff, especially to those who do not want to drink up mush or something that is made out of grass or greens.
However, green smoothies are a delicious fruit and vegetable blend that will help one to start off a new healthy lifestyle by promoting good nutrition and weight loss.
Smoothies have had a profound impact on my life. Is it odd that a bunch of blended plants can have a huge impact on a person’s life? Perhaps, at first glance, it’s a little strange. After learning the reasons why smoothies have had such a big impact on my life, though, you may begin to understand how mashed fruits and vegetables can change the lives of their consumers. 🙂
Smoothies Helped Me Defeat Acne
Acne is a condition that many people deal with. While the condition of acne itself is relatively harmless, the mental effects can be crippling for one’s self esteem. This can result in depression and avoidance behavior, which in turn affects relationships, school, social life, and just about every other aspect of the acne sufferer’s life.
Usually a person suffering from acne will try over-the-counter topical treatments, and/or go to a doctor and receive a prescription for antibiotics, lotions, or even accutane. While these products may alleviate the symptoms of acne, the underlying inflammatory disease still exists. Acne is a battle that needs to be won internally.
While smoothies are a great weight loss tool, they can also be tweaked to accommodate an individual who wants to gain weight. Usually when someone wants to gain weight, they would like to gain lean mass, aka muscle. The smoothie is the perfect ‘food’ for weight gain; it is packed with nutrients, and can provide the necessary calories and protein to facilitate lean mass gain.
It is important to eat healthy when gaining weight. If the goal is to gain muscle, eating a bunch of big macs and chicken nuggets will not give you the energy or the nutrition your body needs to gain muscle. Training to gain weight causes small tears in your muscles. Your body needs protein and nutrients to build them back up; not a bunch of saturated fat.
Smoothies for weight gain provide you with all of the nutrition you need. They can be made high in protein and calories, while still remaining a nutrient-dense treat. I recommend eating a healthy meal with lean protein and vegetables, and using a smoothie as a sort of dessert. They are also great for after a workout.