New and looking for tips and advice.

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Ashley F.
Joined: 5/26/2013

Hi, I just purchased my nutribullet a week ago and Im loving its simplicity already. I am a 24 year old female weighing 260lbs give or take a lb or 2 and am 5'11. I want to lose about 80-100lbs total but my first goal is to reach 200lbs. I bought the nutribullet to ease into juicing, improve my health and quality of life and most importantly LOSE WEIGHT. I struggle with not eating enough I guess and then overeating because Im so hungry. I want to juice with my NB 3 times a day(all my meals) after watching the documentary Fat Sick and Nearly Dead. I also considered and have been doing 2 NBs a day with one small meal plus water.

My NB usually consists of: 2 handfuls of spinach, 1 small handful of shredded carrots, a handful of frozen mixed fruit(Dole brand) 1 banana, 2 spoonfuls of vanillia yogurt, small handful of granola(sometimes) 1/4 of an orange(sometimes) and I pour in 1/2 almond milk and 1/2 orange juice until I reach the Max line. And this is using the large cup.

Am I putting too much in my NB? Should I try other recipes? What would u all suggest? I am open to any and all suggesstions please and thank you! =)

Hi Ashley, Congrats on the NB. I'm a new user too and I love it! I'm not a dietitian -- there are several Registered Dietitians who are moderators on the forums. Wally Bishop is active on the forums and is a great source of advice and inspiration. In the weight loss forum, he has shared some very important information on how to lose weight -- how many calories needed per day, how to craft your smoothies, etc. I would do a search -- or just read through that forum to get ideas and advice. Looking over your recipe, it seems a bit fruity -- pun intended! Myfitnesspal.com allows users to register for free & to track their daily calories. There are many posts with great suggestions for determining how many calories per day you need. Also, everyone's advice seems to be to change up the smoothies and ingredients that you use for maximum nutritional value. I've spent a lot of time wandering around this site; there's definitely a wealth of information, advice and inspiration. Most importantly, it's vital to know yourself and your own weaknesses. I think losing weight, getting healthy and feeling happy is a lifestyle change -- not just a diet for x amount of time. I wish you the best of luck and hope you achieve your goals!
ashley92188 wrote:

Hi, I just purchased my nutribullet a week ago and Im loving its simplicity already. I am a 24 year old female weighing 260lbs give or take a lb or 2 and am 5'11. I want to lose about 80-100lbs total but my first goal is to reach 200lbs. I bought the nutribullet to ease into juicing, improve my health and quality of life and most importantly LOSE WEIGHT. I struggle with not eating enough I guess and then overeating because Im so hungry. I want to juice with my NB 3 times a day(all my meals) after watching the documentary Fat Sick and Nearly Dead. I also considered and have been doing 2 NBs a day with one small meal plus water.

My NB usually consists of: 2 handfuls of spinach, 1 small handful of shredded carrots, a handful of frozen mixed fruit(Dole brand) 1 banana, 2 spoonfuls of vanillia yogurt, small handful of granola(sometimes) 1/4 of an orange(sometimes) and I pour in 1/2 almond milk and 1/2 orange juice until I reach the Max line. And this is using the large cup.

Am I putting too much in my NB? Should I try other recipes? What would u all suggest? I am open to any and all suggesstions please and thank you! =)

Welcome Ashley! Yasiss gave you some great tips so I second those. In addition, I wanted to emphasize the importance of blood sugar stability. As you experienced, when your blood sugar fluctuates and gets too low, you grow hungry and end up eating more than you need. By consuming foods that help stabilize your blood sugar, you could possibly prevent extreme hunger. Here's a great article to learn more about it: http://www.nutriliving.com/blog/blasting-blood-sugar-control From the recipe you included, it does look like it's a little heavy on the sugar! I'd suggest not using a fruit juice for the liquid as those often contain added sugars. The same goes for flavored yogurts. Check out this article about sugar: http://www.nutriliving.com/blog/will-too-much-fruit-make-me-fat I'd suggest shunning dairy and using other protein sources like oats, cooked quinoa, a few nuts or seeds or nut butters like almond or cashew. Here's an article that gives tips on how to keep full: http://www.nutriliving.com/blog/fill-er-protein If you are planning to only use NutriBlasts as your meals, I'd strongly urge you to meet with a Dietitian in your area to assist you with creating a meal plan with recipes that can help meet your Nutritional needs. Remember, Joe on Fat Sick and Nearly Dead had a team that was closely monitoring him :) Two NBs a day with a healthy meal and a couple healthy low-cal (unprocessed) snacks might be a better option (and more sustainable option!) for you. Take a look around the site, the Weight Loss forum and the delicious recipes! Keep us posted and feel free to ask us anything you'd like. Cheers :)
Hi Ashley You are gettingHi Ashley You are getting great advise from Krista and Yasiss. The main thing is to not over-complicate the weight loss. Excess weight is a by-product of an unhealthy diet and lifestyle. You are changing that by blasting. You also need to exercise and move more. Its about bringing your diet, you physical activity, emotions and your stress under control and into a health balance. Never eat less than 1200 calories per day. It will stall weight loss and energy. Drink plenty of water and get enough protein. I would certainly do more veggies than fruits. My rule of thumb is typically 3x's more veggies than fruits. I would use a variety of veggies and fruits, not the same ones over and over. The sugar in fruits can interfere with weigh loss. The best fruits are lower sugar fruits like berries, green apples, prunes, pears, peaches, bananas that have green tips. This is additional info that may help you in your quest for blasting the weight off! When we change the way we eat and live it takes our bodies a little while to get adjusted. Many times when people start NutriBlasting they add those calories to their daily plan instead of using it to replace another snack or meal. The added calories can add weight. The foods you are using may be stimulating hunger. Fruits and some grains can do this. However, chia seeds, flax seeds, rice bran, avocados and oats help curb hunger. When using avocados, coconut, nuts and seeds understand they are calorie dense and although very healthy if not monitored can cause weight gain. Many people over do fruits in their blast. Fruits are very healthy but too much sugar can create issues that will stall weight loss. These are my guidelines for sustained weight loss. If you exercise and stay with calories guidleines you can lose the weight. 1) Exercise a minimum of 1 hour per day 5 days per week ( start slow and work up to that amount) 2) Eat 500 calories per day less than you currently need. (gives you a 1 pound a week weight loss). Get that info at this site http://www.viveforlife.com/nutrition-2/bmi/ (takes a few seconds to load) 3) Drink 1/2 your body's weight in ounces of water daily. 4) Never consume less than 1200 calories per day, ever! 5) Your diet should have a wide variety of colorful vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, beans and limited grains. 6) Keep a food journal so you know how many calories per day you are consuming. I like www.fatsecret.com and www.myfitnesspal.com/ 7)) Use the NB at least 2x per day. A few key points to remember that may help you. 1) Weight loss is all about calories eaten and calories burned over 24 hours. 2) Your activity (exercise) level effects the number of calories you burn everyday. 3) The foods you eat can effect your metabolism by speeding it up or slowing it down. 4) You must consume a minimum of 1200 calories per day to keep your metabolism from stalling. 5) 1 pound of fat = 3500 calories 6) Everyone should know how many calories they need per day for their desired weight. You can use the calorie counter on my website to figure how many calories you need per day at your current weight. http://www.viveforlife.com/nutrition-2/bmi/ (takes a few seconds to load) 7) If you eat 500 calories less per day than you burn you will loss 1 pound per week. 8) Water is very important for weight loss and our overall health. Healthy Wishes, Wally Bishop C.N.C.