It is a practical diet plan that replaces a meal with one well-balanced smoothie, daily, for 21 days. This smoothie diet is a complete, balanced, flexible plan that can bring about weight loss and other health benefits in a healthy manner.
Carbs come in two forms: simple and complex. Simple Carbs are broken down rapidly and released into your blood stream. This includes table sugar (sucrose), fructose (found in fruits) and lactose (found in milk). Complex Carbs have sugar as well, but they also contain plenty of fiber that reduces the absorption of the sugar in your body. So instead of a quick glucose spike, you experience a slow release; hence your body has more time to use up the energy instead of storing it as fat.
Also, fruits are packed with enzymes, vitamins and nutrients that your body uses to prevent diseases, keep your organs healthy, and much more.
When glucose is present in the blood stream, insulin is released. The problem is that if there is too much glucose in your blood stream, your body may not be able to release enough insulin to keep up. In time, this insufficiency can turn into diabetes or other medical conditions.
The key here is to understand that if you eat more calories than you burn daily, this will typically result in weight gain. A healthy diet with balanced calorie consumption and burning is essential to achieve weight control.
Some fats are better than others. Healthy fats are found in things like avocados, nuts, fish, olive oil, flax seeds, and eggs. Saturated fats used in moderation can also be healthy. Trans fats are not so good for you and are commonly found in many packaged snacks, cookies, pastries, and junk food.
Proteins are vital for muscle repair, weight control, brain health, and many body functions. The amount of protein recommended is based on how active your lifestyle is. If you exercise regularly, you will need more protein than someone with a sedentary routine.
After completing the 21-Day Smoothie Diet, whether you achieve your weight loss goals or not, you can continue to enjoy your meal replacement smoothies while keeping the weight off and feeling amazing.