Are you Blasting for weight loss without seeing results on the scale? It can be frustrating, but don't give up! You're well on your way to better health by simply introducing new fruits and veggies into your diet.
But keep in mind, there's more to health than a number on the scale! We often forget to think about inches lost, energy gained, mood improved, or medical issues being resolved. Weight loss takes time and when adjusting to a new way of eating, you need to allow your body time to adjust.
If you're continuing to struggle, I encourage you to head over to the weight loss section in our Q&A zone where nutrition experts Sarah, Wally and I have tried to address some of the most common issues you might be facing.
A few things to consider...
- NutriBlasts allow for more ingredients to be ingested than normal, so by adding boosts like nuts, seeds, superfood powders, protein powders, etc., the caloric content of your drink increases.
- If adding a NutriBlast to your meals, this also may put you over your daily calorie requirements. We suggest using a NutriBlast as a meal replacement if using the program for weight loss.
- Be mindful of what ingredients you put into your NutriBlast. You can use websites like this one to determine how many calories might be in your Blast.
- Stress management and exercise are also important. Blasting is part of an overall healthy lifestyle.
- Portions. The large cup is a big portion, so try cutting back on the amount you consume or cut back on portions from your meals outside of Blasts - as long as you're consuming at least 1200 calories a day and are satisfied, smaller portions may be a good idea.
- Be mindful of the amount of fruits you use in your Blast. Too many high sugar fruits can cause blood sugar imbalance and hinder weight loss. Here are some good low sugar/low GI options and here's another good read about fruit and weight loss.
- Be sure you do not have an underlying medical condition (low thyroid) or some type of food allergy or intolerance (gluten, dairy, or soy, etc.) that could also be hindering your weight loss success.
Hopefully that gets you thinking about what may be contributing to the weight plateau. I had to quit using protein powders because I saw my weight creeping up. I dropped that, added more veggies and am now back to my original size.
Want more weight loss tips? Here are some by our very own Wally Bishop.