After 5 days of suffering the effects of food poisoning, I have found that the remedy that has worked best are my green smoothies. Let’s just say they’ll clear you right out and reset the system.
I ate some bad chinese food and within hours the symptoms were all too recognizable. It was so bad I had to go to an urgent care facility for the pain. I started my smoothies after 3 days of chronic pain and cramping and I was surprised how quickly things settled down and cleared up. I feel fabulous!
I recommend green smoothies in general because they are packed with nutrients that sustain a healthy body and mind. Here’s a list of ingredients I used if you’re interested in trying it yourself:
Blend in a high power blender
Kale leaves (3-4 remove from stalk)
2 med. Bananas
1 large orange
Thought it was a good time to post some more results from my 30 day green smoothie challenge since I am now at the half-way point.
I am ecstatic with what has taken place in just a couple of weeks. I’m now on Day 16 of 30 and I’ve lost an inch around my waist and an inch around my hips!
I thought I’d share some pics to show you my results thus far 🙂 You’ll notice those not so lovable “love handles” are starting to disappear!
It amazes me how much of a difference it makes in such a short time to replace just one meal (breakfast for me) with a green smoothie.
In addition, because I don’t crave the things I used to, I’ve been eating healthier overall so I’m making different food choices in general.
If you’re curious about what I’ve been using in my smoothies and some of the other foods I now include in my diet as a part of this lifestyle change, well here ya go:
Morning Smoothie: Choice of green (Kale, swiss chard, spinach) AND Fruits: 1 each of these three fruits: bananas, mangoes, oranges
Note: Sometimes I also add 1/2 scoop of casein protein powder and 1/2 scoop of whey protein powder to get protein right away in the morning and to keep the hunger at bay.
Other foods recently added to my diet:
low-fat cottage cheese
100% whole wheat bread
natural peanut butter
tuna (canned in water)
80 calorie 2x protein greek yogurt
lean chicken or turkey
low fat soy milk
eggs (hard-boiled usually cause it’s faster 🙂
….and when I’m lazy Michaelina’s 300-400 calorie frozen dinners, which I’ve found are better to have on hand because they keep you from calling for delivery or heading to the drive through for lunch! Saves money and calories 🙂
I also drink at least 1/2 gallon of water per day to keep flushing out my system and keep it hydrated.
Though I hate to admit I haven’t been to the gym much in the past two weeks, these results are without exercise! Imagine what could be lost if that were added. I’m going to shoot to add exercise in during the next 2 weeks and see what happens.
So, overall 2 weeks into the 30 day green smoothie challenge, I’ve lost inches, gotten better hair skin and nails, have more energy, stopped craving crappy food / ordering delivery, and started to add a whole lot of other healthy foods to my diet. I find that I eat less than I used to, I’m way more satisfied, and I’m actually craving healthy food.
If you’ve never done this challenge before and you’re looking to make some lifestyle changes, I hope that this convinces you to give it a try.
If you have any questions about making smoothies a part of your day or if you just want to give me some kudos for changing my lifestyle :), please feel free to leave comments below.