NO Difference since starting Nutribullet

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Dawn T.
Joined: 6/11/2013

I started juicing starting December 2013 for six months. I felt great, lost 20 pounds, etc. After more research I decided to get rid of the juicer and purchase a Nutribullet. I am doing the same as I did with the juicer - replacing an evening meal. Since switching, I've gained weight back and have little energy, a total opposite of what my juicer did for me. Any reasons why this occurrs and suggestions on what I can do/change? thanks.

I'm not a nutritionist, but my guess is that you are taking in more calories (and more nutrients) in the blasts than you did with the juices. The blasts are smoothies with all of the pulp/fiber still there. Thus, maybe a few extra calories, and a little weight gain...... I'd be interested to heard from one of the experts on this, too!
What ingredients are you putting into your NutriBlasts? Eric is correct in that there might be more calories in your Blast vs. your juices. Things like nuts/seeds/avocado contain more calories than vegetable juices. Also fruits are a bit more calorie dense than veggies. In addition if you were doing mostly veggie juices, you've added more sugars if including fruits in your Blasts. Try to make your Blasts 70% veggies with the rest fruit and boosts. Have you changed what you are eating outside of your Blasts?
Ericws wrote: I'm not a nutritionist, but my guess is that you are taking in more calories (and more nutrients) in the blasts than you did with the juices. The blasts are smoothies with all of the pulp/fiber still there. Thus, maybe a few extra calories, and a little weight gain...... I'd be interested to heard from one of the experts on this, too!
Not much calories in the pulp and fiber.
CaptainBob I am with Krista on this one. Its easier to get more calories with the NB because you can add nuts, seeds, whole grains and even beans. I am betting your calorie intake is higher. Move a little more a use more veggies and less fruit. make sure the fruits are low sugar fruits like green apples, peaches, plums and berries. Are you exercising any? If so how much? Also what are in your blast and how many a day are you having? Healthy wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C
Thanks. My blasts usually consist of spinach, blueberries, bananas, strawberries but also used carrots as well. I've used Chai and flax seeds as well as raw almonds. I exercise every morning as well as walk 45 minutes.
ET61 wrote: Thanks. My blasts usually consist of spinach, blueberries, bananas, strawberries but also used carrots as well. I've used Chai and flax seeds as well as raw almonds. I exercise every morning as well as walk 45 minutes.
Give this nutritional calculator a try! Just type in the amount and type of ingredients you are using to give you an idea of how many calories are in your Blast. You can compare this to what was in your juice to see if it increased. Something tells me it did since you've included chia/flax and almonds in there... http://www.myfitnesspal.com/recipe/calculator Also, look to the foods you consume outside of Blasting. Type, portions, or frequency may have changed and has possibly led to weight regain. In addition, it depends on how much weight you have to lose. As one nears his/her set weight - the weight your body is most comfortable at, it tends to hold on to it more which makes losing those last few pounds a bit more difficult. When this happens, kicking up the exercise, changing type or intensity of exercise and possibly reducing portions can help get you over the hump. These are just suggestions since I don't have your food journal in front of me or your full health history - Just thinking out loud at some possible causes.
Thanks for your help. I haven't changed my diet at all since I tried the Nutribullet. I'll definitely use the nutritional calendar, thanks! As mentioned, I lost 20 pounds when juicing and that's about all I wanted to lose, but now I'm gaining it back :(.