A lot of smoothie makers have been released onto the market lately. With extra strong blades and the ability to chop a wide range of foods down to almost nothing, smoothie makers also claim to help you lose weight, but is this true?
If you start to eat a lot more fruit and vegetables in place of other less healthy foods, then you are naturally going to lose weight. Fruits and vegetables are high in fibre which makes them quite filling, and they also contain a good range of nutrients too.
Use them in a specific way
In theory, smoothie makers can help you to lose weight, but you have to use them in a specific way. Ideally you will replace some of the food that you currently eat, with a smoothie full of fruit, vegetables or a mixture of the two. As I mentioned earlier, if you replace something less healthy with something healthier and less fattening, you’re going to lose weight.
What do they advise you do?
The manufacturers of smoothie makers advise that you replace one meal a day with a smoothie. The smoothie in question should ideally be full of a wide range of fruits and/or vegetables so you feel full and you get the nutrients you need.
It’s though that drinking just one smoothie a day can help with weight loss, and encourage you to become healthier. Some people go so far as drinking two a day, but weight loss may be too quick, and you could find yourself preferring to eat meals instead.
What type of people use smoothie makers?
Many different types of people use smoothie makers, including those who aren’t weight loss or health fanatics. Not everyone who buys and uses a smoothie maker will have one for breakfast, and then attend aerobics classes in modular buildings with large windows, before eating a salad for lunch. Anyone who wants to lose a bit of weight, without being left feeling hungry can enjoy having a smoothie once a day.
When should you have a smoothie?
Exactly when you should have a smoothie depends on your preferences. Some people like to enjoy one for breakfast, while others will consume one for lunch or dinner. Smoothies can come in all shapes and sizes and be full of a wide range of different ingredients. They can be sweet or even a little bit savoury, and they can also be very healthy or not as healthy as you may think.
Exactly when you drink a smoothie is entirely up to you, you may find that it’s easier to have one as you rush out the door to work in the morning. Alternatively, you may find it ideal to take to work so you can enjoy it at lunch time.
There are no set rules
There are no set rules as to when and how you should have your smoothie, it’s pretty much left up to you. As long as the smoothie you drink is not too fatty or sugary, and contains a lot of good fruits or vegetables, then you should start to benefit from it.
It’s relatively easy to incorporate a smoothie into your day life, so why not give it a try and let them help you lose weight.