Green smoothies vs low carb dieting?

Green smoothies vs low carb dieting? Topic: Green smoothies vs low carb dieting?
November 17, 2019 / By Aglæca
Question: I have pcos and may have insulin resistance. Anywho, I am not sure which is a better approach for fastest weight loss. When I drink green smoothies I feel happy and usually my waist looks more defined. I usually would have a green fruit smoothie for bfast and lunch and at lunch some hummus and carrots and lean protein and veg for dinner. On a high protein low carb diet I have a hard time sleeping but I lose a pound a day but usually fall off the bandwagon within 7 days. People are always saying fruit has too much sugar so I didn't know on a pure weight loss stand point which would be better. ps I always add avocado and protein powder to smoothies and have hard boiled eggs etc.
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Tim Tim | 5 days ago
Your problem was trying a high-PROTEIN diet, when you should try a low-carb high-FAT diet. It's curious the way you wrote your question, you don't seem to be aware of that option. A low carb diet must be high in FAT not protein. A high-protein/low-carb/low-fat diet does not work for human beings. Of course you fall off the bandwagon, any person who makes that mistake does. Being PCOS and insulin resistant you SHOULD eat a low-carb diet, if not the effects of insulin over time makes you fat, diabetic, and gives you a heart attack. But if low-carb, then you must get most energy from fat. The avocados are a good start; you can also get fat from meat, olives, coconut products, nuts, full-fat plain yogurt, etc. It is NOT good to eat more than a modest amount of fruit if you may be insulin resistant. Not sure what your idea of a smoothie is, but there are low-carbers who make green smoothies using lots of spinach or kale, maybe just a chunk or two of fruit added. You really need a good blender for that. Needless to say, to accept this you'll have to cross a barrier in your mind to unshackle yourself from the anti-fat dogma that pervades mainstream nutrition and has caused so much damage.
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I make three 16 oz low carb smoothies at a time and keep them in the fridge with a plastic bag held with a rubber band over each. They keep well for at least 3-4 days. Ingredients for 3 smoothies are as follows: 2 avocados (7 carbs); two scoops vanilla whey protein powder (6 carbs); 4 tbsp. of ground flax seeds (trace carbs); 2 cups spinach (under 1 carb); and one cup berries (8 carbs). I fill my Vitamix almost to the top with water and blend until completely consolidated (about 30 seconds on high). Each smoothie has 7-8 carbs and just under 400 calories. Be careful to buy whey protein that does not contain added sugar. If you want more calories and a greater percentage of fat, substitute a third avocado for some spinach or beef up the amount of ground flax seed. Although not part of the recipe, I add powdered potassium chloride, magnesium citrate, and calcium citrate to the batch in amounts that equal approximately one-half the RDA per individual serving. NOW foods sells these powdered supplements
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if you like fruity ones with sherbert, you'll love these... Rainbow Refresher 1 cup cranberry juice 1/2 cup rainbow sherbet 1 Tablespoon frozen orange juice concentrate 1/2 cup fresh orange segments Combine the cranberry juice, rainbow sherbet, and the frozen orange juice concentrate in a blender. Add the orange sections and blend until smooth. **************************************... Sunrise Smoothie 1 cup crushed ice 3 cups pineapple sherbet 1 cup crushed pineapple 2 cups ginger ale 1/2 cup pomegranate juice Cool Whip/Whipped Cream, cherries and mint leaves for garnish Combine the items in the following order in a blender: Ice, pineapple, sherbet and ginger ale. Blend until smooth. (If too thin add more ice.) Pour pomegranate juice into 4 frosted glasses, then add the smoothie mixture. Top each with Cool Whip and a cherry. Garnish with mint leaves.

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