2 Weeks into Nutribullet
I started the Nutribullet system two weeks ago for the following reasons:
- Strengthen my Immune System
- Skin (Acne/breakouts problems for the last 6 years)
- Reduce Inflammation (unofficial diagnosis of R.Arthritis)
- Digestive issue (Constipation)
My diet, for many years, have mostly been all the wrong stuff.... fried/spicy this or that.... A salad everyday but that one good meal was not enough so I thought it was time for a change. Especially since there is a possibility that I may have R.Arthritis and the thought of taking meds for the rest of my life seems unacceptable to me. I thought surely getting the right fruits/veggies would strengthen my immune system, which would subsequently help my skin & the inflammation. And I really thought the fiber would make a huge difference with my digestive problems.
I love the idea of being to incorporate fruits & veggies in a single drink/serving. I would never eat the fruits/veggies that I currently juice, in a day/week. I absolutely LOVE this Nutribullet and I have finally figured out how to make my smoothies taste good without using artificial sweetners.
When I first started the Nutribullet, I felt soooo good, so motivated, so encouraged even though I didn't see much of a difference with my constipation problems, which I thought would be seen immediately (within 1-3 days). So, I said well maybe I need to give it some time. Its only been 2 weeks now, and I am very please with the Nutribullet but I still have the digestive problems, my skin has not started to clear up and while my inflammation/joint pains are better I believe this is a result of the turmeric that I take daily and not the juicing. I recently read a few articles that talked about Green Smoothies (green leafy veggies) not being good for people with Digestive problems. I'm starting to wonder if there is some truth to this theory.
I realllly want to continue my Nutribullet(ing) because I really believe in it. I'm thinking I may need to tweek a few fruits/veggies to come up with the right combination opposed to giving up on it.
My primary Veggie ingredients are Spinach, Kale, Carrots, Broccoli, Cucumbers, Celery, Collard Greens Sweet Potatoe & Cabbage, which I alternate throughout the week. Primary Fruits are Banana, Apples, Oranges, Lime/Lemon & Pineapples. I also add Raw Honey and rotate between Flaxseed or Chia Seeds.
I typically have my Smoothie first thing in the morning but recently started adding a second Smoothie in the afternoon. My initial goal was to replace one meal (breakfast) but since I "felt" so healthy I added another.
Does anyone have any experience/knowledge about this issue. I would really appreciate any advise/feedback as I want to continue my journey to healthy living/healthy eating.
Thanking you in advance