Best blender for smoothies – NutriBullet Pro – How to lose weight fast

Best blender for smoothies – NutriBullet Pro – How to lose weight fast

The best blender for smoothies would have to be the nutribullet line of blenders, preferably the nutribullet pro. This is definitely the best money I ever spent!

I was never into snacking or eating bad but wanted an alternative for healthy food mainly due to high cholesterol (it’s just how my body is.) Also, there are times I don’t feel like making anything for dinner and I never eat fast food.

I have friends and family who are overweight from eating fast food every other day or every day at times. Also, they drink pop / soda, have too much sugar, donuts, cake, cookies, high fructose corn syrup, and all that stuff will hurt your health.

I’m no health expert by any means but I know what not to eat. Protein is very important and the average person should have no more than 60 grams of fat a day! People think counting calories is the thing to do. Start counting the fat and you’ll see large weight loss fast.

Did you know the average italian beef sandwich has around 55 grams of fat? That’s your entire day of fat. Technically if you wanted to lose weight, you would eat this and nothing else with fat the entire day.

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The biggest reason I got this smoothie blender is convenience. I don’t feel like making food at times and they taste great. The bonus is they’re healthy for you!

Start drinking protein shakes such as these. You don’t have to be a muscle head to drink protein shakes. I never thought I would drink them but these are awesome.

Labrada protein shakes are delivered to my door each month via amazon. It’s what I drink each morning for breakfast and they’re filling. If I want a snack later at night, instead of pop / soda, I’ll grab another one of these chocolate smoothies. I was surprised how great the Labrada brand is. These Labrada smoothies have 40 grams of protein, are pre-made and taste great! 40 grams protein is half the amount the average person needs daily. These protein shakes contain zero sugar but are sweet and taste like chocolate milk…not some nasty powder drink. Try them out! There are a few different flavors.

I was looking at blenders for smoothies and my cousin recommended the nutribullet pro. She has the nutribullet pro at home and the nutribullet at work.

nutribullet pro is the best blender for healthy smoothieMaking a smoothie for dinner or lunch with the nutribullet pro couldn’t be easier, faster or more fun. First time using it I had a smoothie within 5 minutes. The box includes a lot of different smoothie recipes based on your goal…toxin removal, weight loss, energy boost, etc.

My first smoothie included a banana, frozen strawberries, handful of spinach leaves, 1/2 cup of milk and oats. I also threw in a small orange, peel and all. Within seconds everything was blended with the 900w motor!

The smoothie tasted great and was very filling, with absolutely no pulp or solid particles. I got my fruit and veggies for the day. Tonight I will do the same, throwing in some nuts and apple (no apple core.)

Cleanup took about 30 seconds. All you need to do is wash the cup you drank from, which is also the container it blends in.

I absolutely love this nutribullet and will be buying the smaller one for work for easy quick healthy lunches. Now I don’t have to feel guilty for having a burger or pasta for dinner. I plan on half my week being smoothies once a day. They are filling and taste great!

By the way, I didn’t taste the spinach at all…mainly banana and strawberry!

Check out the reviews and get a nutribullet blender here on Amazon. There are a few to choose from. I chose the nutribullet 900 since it was larger and more powerful. I will be purchasing the $29.99 model for work.

It’s obviously better to eat more food with protein with less fat content. Start counting your fat and you will be amazed how much you take in daily. Sugar converts to fat instantly so sugars and cookies and cakes should be avoided. Cheating here and there is fine.

I add this protein powder by Labrada to the smoothie mix.

I love bread but don’t have it as much. Carbs break down into sugar very fast and pack on the weight. I love bread but got used to not having it.

Start eating less sugar products like cookies or cake or pastry. Cut back on sugar. I still have sugar in my coffee and will never give that up. It’s all about moderation.

Stop drinking pop / soda. You will lose about 5 pounds in a week after you stop drinking soft drinks.

Check out how I lost 15 pounds in 3 weeks with no exercise!

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How to lose weight fast with no exercise. How to lose 15 pounds in 2 weeks.

How to lose weight fast with no exercise. How to lose 15 pounds in 2 weeks.

How to lose weight fast with no exercise. How to lose 15 pounds in 2 weeks.

I lost 15 pounds in 2 weeks easily. Following are things I have done that are quick, effective and work with very little effort to lose weight fast.

Yes, you should workout and yes you should watch what you eat, but what I want to talk about today will get you to lose the weight fast, with little effort, if you follow what I did.

These weight loss steps will help you look better, feel better, and even hopefully start you to slowly get on track to losing more weight….and there is no working out required…but that helps.

It’s hard to find time to workout and stay with it. It is really discouraging and difficult to change behavior. We all know this.

When you lose weight, you will notice it in your face first and then your stomach and frame. It’s nice to see my bone structure again and have people notice. This morning a coworker said it looks like I lost weight. I didn’t tell anyone I was trying, so that compliment was great!

HERE’S WHAT I DID TO LOSE 15 POUNDS IN 2 WEEKS:

  1. I drank this protein drink that tastes like chocolate milk. I LOVE IT. It’s 40 grams protein and has no sugar but is sweet! I have one or sometimes 2 a day.
  2. DO NOT DRINK ANY POP / SODA! You will see 5 lbs. weight loss after one week.
  3. I didn’t eat carbs such as bread or rice. If I did, I took really small servings.
  4. Nothing with sugar such as donuts or cake or coffee cake (yeah I know.)
  5. No candy…again, NO SUGAR! One piece here and there is ok but that’s it.
  6. Cereal for dinner a couple times a week, by quaker oats. Tastes great.
  7. I still drank coffee with milk ( no cream: too much fat) and little sugar.
  8. Make sure you DON’T have more than 60 grams of fat a day!
  9. If you get hungry, have an apple or banana or oatmeal or fruit.
  10. If I made a burger at home, there was no bun, no bread.
  11. LIMIT YOUR PORTIONS. DON’T EAT UNTIL FULL! You get used to it fast.
  12. Drink a glass of water before eating…it will fill you up so you eat less.
  13. Go for a daily walk and get moving….just walk a mile or two a day.
  14. Grilled chicken breast or two is very low in fat and great for you! No bread with it, no bun, no sauce toppings…Try tomato or other vegetables with it for flavor. Get creative. Add olive oil or garlic to it.
  15. Healthy Choice tv dinners taste great. These are my dinner 3-4 times a week. The portions are a little small but you get used to it.
  16. Make a smoothie. Here’s the Nutribullet blender I bought to make perfect smoothies. I use 1 banana, frozen strawberries, 1 cup milk, splash of honey, this chocolate protein powder (no sugar but it’s sweet) and quaker oats in a blender and blend! I have 2 large cups sometimes for dinner. Very healthy and cheap to make and it fills you up!

how to lose weight fast without working outThe 2 biggest factors to losing weight are the protein drink and eating less. Don’t eat much bread or rice (carbs.)

I had pasta at times, which I LOVE, but limited my portions from a large bowl to small bowl. I cut my portions in half. If I was hungry after that, I’d have coffee or water or the protein drink. You get used to eating smaller portions, trust me.

 I HIGHLY SUGGEST THIS PROTEIN DRINK. It was key to me losing the weight. I love this chocolate drink; they have other flavors as well. The banana is really great too. I’m addicted to it. No sugar at all but it’s sweet. I have it on monthly auto order from Amazon.

LABRADA – Lean Body Ready To Drink Protein Shake, Convenient On-The-Go Meal Replacement Shake for Men & Women, 40 grams of Protein – Zero Sugar & Gluten Free, Chocolate (Pack of 12)

how to lose weight with labrada powder proteinYou can also get the LABRADA in powder only and easily mix yourself or add in a smoothie…I use this as well in my smoothies. It’s cheaper when you use the powder only.

Drinking water will help you further in losing weight. Here are the benefits of drinking water. To be honest, I need to spend more time with the water drinking, as I have not been drinking that much of it. Your body needs water, at least 50% of your body weight in ounces a day. If you weight 200 lbs you need at least 100 ounces of water a day.

I would suggest, as you feel up to it, to do sit ups, enhancing the weight loss in your stomach. Put your toes under the couch to anchor you and start with one or two a day if you have to. Work up slowly.

As you get more advanced, take longer walks, then walk faster, working up to a minor jog for half a block or so. You don’t need to get crazy with working out! Start at a slow pace so it’s comfortable and fun for you. The key is to get moving to burn that fat away while doing what I talked about above.

DON’T LOAD YOUR BODY WITH SUGAR! SUGAR IS TOXIC. IT CREATES WEIGHT!

HEALTHY EASY SNACKS:

IF YOU GET HUNGRY and need to snack, I suggest nuts such as peanuts or cashews or whatever you like. Pretzels are also great. I read somewhere you should “eat like a caveman.” This would be nuts, fruits, vegetables.

Another thing I did was throw a couple frozen bananas, half cup of milk and a handful of strawberries in a blender with a squeeze of honey. INSTANT AWESOME SHAKE! Honey is good for you and it’s nature’s antibiotic.

Make a few hard boiled eggs the night before work and take to work as a snack. Good for you and 8 grams protein each.

A heaping tablespoon of peanut butter drizzled with honey is really good for you and tastes great if you need something sweet.

GOOD LUCK! Any questions let me know! YOU CAN DO IT!

Steve

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How to lose weight fast by drinking water – 6 reasons to drink water

How to lose weight fast by drinking water – 6 reasons to drink water

There are many benefits to drinking water, including losing weight fast. Americans carry bottled water everywhere they go these days. Water has become the second most popular drink (behind soft drinks.) I know what you’re thinking…”I don’t like the taste of water, it’s boring.” Yes, I agree with you, but read on for some water drinking tips that got me drinking more water.

Before I get into reasons to drink water and how the lack of water affects your body, I want to share with you one thing I did to get passed the boring taste of water. I forced myself to keep a water bottle with me at my desk at work. I bought this cool Embrava 32 oz. water bottle : great reviews. I LOVE this water bottle. I do NOT like drinking water out of those boring plastic bottles bought in bulk. Most people drink water when they’re thirsty. This is completely wrong. Thirst means your body is getting dehydrated. You need to keep hydrated so you never reach that thirst level. By keeping hydrated, your body will function better, you will feel better, look better and lose weight! Trust me.

how to lose weight fast by drinking waterIt’s recommended you divide your weight by 2 and that’s the amount of water in ounces you need to drink daily. If you weigh 150, that’s 75 ounces of water a day. Yes, I know it sounds crazy, but it’s what your body needs! You are made up of 60% water and drinking sugary drinks isn’t going to cut it. Processed sugar and fast food are adding to your weight problem. Kill the weight issue at the source. Give your body clear fluids such as tea (there are many great flavored teas out there) or water. How many of you are drinking NO WATER or maybe only 8 ounces a day? You’re hurting your body and its functions. Trust me, you will feel better and look better. You’ll also lose weight by drinking more water if you keep up with it. Drinking water is one of the best things you can do for your body and mind…and it’s cheap and easy to do!

A friend of mine drinks a gallon of water a day believe it or not. When she doesn’t get the water her body is used to, she feels sluggish and achy. Her personality is also crabby….her words not mine.

lemon in your water will help you to drink more waterWhat I do to make water taste better is squeeze either one lemon or lime per 16 oz of water. Check out this lemon / lime juicing tool I got. It’s made very well…very solid. It’s up to you how much lemon you want in your water. I also put a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and some honey. Apple cider vinegar has many health benefits including weight loss. It also brings out the taste of lemon or lime. Honey is a natural sweetener and nature’s antibiotic. You will find yourself getting addicted to this awesome lemonade drink. Drink enough of it and you’ll find yourself looking better, feeling better and losing weight. I can’t stress that enough.

WHY SHOULD YOU DRINK WATER

Drinking water is essential to your health. Water is a nutrient your body needs daily to replace the large amounts of lost each day. Fluid losses occur continuously, from skin evaporation, breathing, urine and stool. These losses must be replaced daily for good health.

When your water intake does not equal your output, you will become dehydrated. Your organs work harder with lack of water and kidneys struggle to filter toxins from your body. Fluid losses are accentuated in warmer climates, during strenuous exercise, in high altitudes, and in older adults, whose sense of thirst may not be as sharp. Never drink a can of Coke or other soft drink with sugar. If you want to lose weight you must avoid processed sugar! This includes artificial sweeteners, which are actually worse.

See what Coca Cola does to your stomach. You’ll never drink it again.

6 Reasons to make sure you’re drinking enough water:

1. Drinking Water Helps Maintain the Balance of Body Fluids. Your body is composed of about 60% water. The functions of these bodily fluids include digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, and maintenance of body temperature. Water is used up a lot in these daily processes. People who drink soft drinks or fluids with sugars to quench their thirst are also adding processed sugar to their system. Processed sugar packs on the pounds and you need to stay away from.

2. Water Can Help Control Calories. For years, dieters have been drinking lots of water as a weight loss strategy. Drinking water before eating a meal will help to fill you up, resulting in you eating less. Substituting water for higher calorie beverages can certainly help.

If you stopped drinking soft drinks for a week, you will lose 5 pounds or more guaranteed!

3. Water Helps Energize Muscles. Cells that don’t maintain their balance of fluids and electrolytes shrivel, which can result in muscle fatigue and joint pain. When muscle cells don’t have adequate fluids, they don’t work as well and performance can suffer. Drinking enough fluids is important before and after exercising. It is recommend that people drink about 18 ounces of fluid about two hours before exercise. During exercise, they recommend that people start drinking fluids early, and drink them at regular intervals to replace fluids lost by sweating.

4. Water Helps Keep Skin Looking Good. Your skin contains plenty of water, and functions as a protective barrier to prevent excess fluid loss. Don’t expect over-hydration to erase wrinkles or fine lines. Dehydration makes your skin look more dry and wrinkled, which can be improved with proper hydration (drinking water.) Once you are adequately hydrated, the kidneys take over and excrete excess fluids.

5. Water Helps Your Kidneys. Body fluids transport waste products in and out of cells. The main toxin in the body is blood urea nitrogen, a water-soluble waste that is able to pass through the kidneys to be excreted in the urine. Your kidneys do an amazing job of cleansing and ridding your body of toxins as long as your intake of fluids is adequate. When you’re getting enough fluids, urine flows freely, is light in color and free of odor. When your body is not getting enough fluids, urine concentration, color, and odor increases because the kidneys trap extra fluid for bodily functions. If you chronically drink too little water, you may be at higher risk for kidney stones, especially in warm climates.

If your kidneys aren’t getting enough water to do their job of cleansing your system, your body takes water from other organs for kidney function. Not enough water will affect your other organ functions.

6. Water Helps Maintain Normal Bowel Function. Adequate hydration keeps things flowing along your gastrointestinal tract and prevents constipation. When you don’t get enough fluid, the colon pulls water from stools to maintain hydration and the result is constipation. Adequate fluid and fiber is the perfect combination, because the fluid pumps up the fiber and acts like a broom to keep your bowel functioning properly.

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5 More Tips to Help You Drink More Water

If you think you need to be drinking more, and most people should, here are some tips to increase your fluid intake to reap the benefits of water:

  1. Have a beverage with every snack and meal (not soft drinks or fluids with sugar.)
  2. Choose beverages you enjoy; you’re likely to drink more liquids if you like the way they taste (no soft drinks or sugar.) I drink this Yogi herbal tea with honey.
  3. Eat more fruits and vegetables. Their high water content will add to your hydration. About 20% of our fluid intake comes from foods.
  4. Keep a bottle of water with you in your car, at your desk, or in your bag.
  5. Choose beverages that meet your individual needs. If you’re watching calories, go for non-caloric beverages or water.
  6. Make a smoothie at home. Smoothies taste great and are great for you!

Thanks a lot for reading and I hope you found this useful. Once you get used to drinking water, you’ll be very happy you did. You won’t know how you got along without it.

Here’s a short list of what I bought for the water journey, available on Amazon:

Best Sports Water Bottle – 32oz Large

Country Farms Organic Apple Cider Liquid

Cucisina Lemon Squeezer / Lime Juicer / Citrus Press, Stainless Steel

Raw unfiltered honey

Yogi herbal tea

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