I am starting this thread because i want to hold myself accountable during this process. Also i would love to hear your imput and successes and failures of your own.
I started a green smoothie challenge/cleanse/slim down on July 5 2013. My starting weight was 173 lbs. Six days into my challenge and I am down to 165.6 lbs!!! Thats 7.4 lbs lost in 6 days WOOT WOOT! Ok now that i got my excitement about my progress out of the way I want to tell you a bit about my new eating habits.
I am drinking 3 + green smoothies a day. I also eat 2-4 boiled eggs a day for protein. Each of my smoothies is varied slightly depending on what i am in the mood for.
My staple veggies are
Kale, swiss chard, spinach, carrots.
My staple fruits include mango, banana, watermelon, apples, grapes, strawberries.
I also add hemp hearts and chia seeds.
If your thinking of trying green smoothies the following can be used to flavour them naturally
Pure vanilla bean extract
Cayenne (if you like things spicy cayenne is an added weight loss benefit because its a thermogenic which helps your body to burn calories by creating heat)
I plan on transitioning from this smoothie cleanse into a RAW diet near the end of August. I want to tell you about some of the benefits I am already seeing after 6 days. First off, I am energized. Secondly my skin is looking really good (prone to blackheads and pimples). I was feeling really bloated prior to starting this and now that bloating is gone and my stomach is flattening out. I was really gassy prior to this as well and I haven't had gas in the last week either. My mood is so elevated!! Losing weight makes me happy but my overall mood is just through the roof
) The best part of all of this is that with the smoothies I don't feel hungry and all of those sugar/carb cravings i normally am overcome with are GONE!
I'm feeling great!!
I will be posting here daily updates on my weigh in's and new recipes/experiences etc. That's enough for today as its about time I crawl into bed and get some beauty sleep.