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Are smoothies good for weight loss?

Are smoothies good for weight loss?

Smoothies can be a great healthy addition when you are on your weight loss journey. However, this is ONLY if they are made with the right ingredients and you have the right portion sizes. If not, your smoothie could end up having more sugar than your desserts! 

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Here are some things you need to know when making smoothies. 

  1. Ingredients: Are you using ingredients that help lose weight or are your ingredients causing your weight gain. Even if it's a healthy ingredient like an avocado or berries, if you combine incorrectly it can cause weight gain

  1. Portion size: Too much of a healthy food may cause weight gain. Even though your smoothies are healthy, if the portions are too large, these can quickly add up in calories and derail your weight loss efforts.  

  1. Added sugars: Some smoothie recipes include added sugars, such as honey, agave nectar, fruit juices, etc. as makes them taste better. However, these can make it sweeter than ice cream! You need to learn what the best natural sweeteners are, especially if you are pre-diabetic or diabetic. 

Sujata, the best smoothies to have to lose weight or maintain your weight loss need to be low in sugar, high in protein and fibre and contain healthy fats. 

The problem is there are so many different recipes and it becomes confusing not knowing which ones are good for you. And even though the store bought smoothies taste delicious, these are often high in sugar and are also expensive. 

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This is why, I want you to learn what the best ingredients, portions and sweeteners are so you can feel energised, satisfied and good after your smoothie. 

In my Smoothie Workshop I am going to be teaching you my complete guide to smoothies. All you need is just one-hour with me to know how to make healthy smoothies.  

Look at some of the delicious recipes you will receive. 

Having coached busy people, I know they barely have any time to focus on themselves, often skipping meals or eating whatever is in front of them. 

Given our fast-paced lives, come learn how within just a few minutes, you can make a healthy delicious smoothie to feel full, take care of your sugar cravings and it contributes to your 5 a day. 

Sujata Din is a Certified Health Coach and Certified Professional Cancer Coach. In this regular column for iGlobal, she offers some special insights, from useful wellness tips to recipes for creations that are not only delicious but also healthy. 

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