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Wally Bishop
Joined: 10/17/2012

I want to inspire you to lose weight, keep it off and build a healthy body. I have managed to lose over 200 pounds, kept it off and become very healthy and I want to help you do the same.

I want us to have fun discussing our challenges, success and recipes. I want our forum to be supportive, educational and motivating and I need you to make it happen!

Weight loss can be fun when we do it together.  I want us to buld a community that celebrates each others successes and lifts us up when we struggle.

I am excited about getting to know you.

Warm regards,

Wally Bishop C.N.C.

Incredible!So glad to have this forum! I know it's going to help so many people! :) [i]* Last updated by: admin on 11/8/2014 @ 1:29 PM *[/i]
NutriBlasts to Curb Appetite?Hi Wally! Do you have any good recipes that ware really filling? My nutriblast usually fills me up for about 2 hours, but I'd love to be able to have it replace my breakfast entirely. :)
Elynn, I go for the chia seeds! These can absorb 10 times their weight in water, so once inside your stomach, they really do help fill you up. Also, there was a 2011 study in The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry that showed chia seeds may help our bodies process glucose and insulin better. If we don't get those blood sugar spikes, we won't see early signs of hunger and cravings. Yay for chia :)
Hello Wally! I'm so glad you are here to help support our NutriBlasters in their effort to lose weight. In your opinion, what is the most important piece of advice you can share with our members on how to use the NutriBullet to maximize their success?
How to get the most from your NutriBullet!Hi Krista, that's a great question. To get the most benefit from the NutriBullet use it often! I use my NutriBullet at least twice a day. I think using a variety of foods and not being afraid to experiment with mixing different types of foods, herbs and spices is a key. Also, do not get stuck in a routine of mixing the same drink every day. One of my drinks during the day I focus of different food colors on different days. For example on Monday I may focus on red foods and use foods like, grapes, pomegranates, strawberries, red bell pepper, red chard and beets. On Tuesday it may be orange and yellow foods. The other drink is going to be more focused on my exercise needs, such as a pre or post work out drink. I usually make fairly hearty drinks in the NutriBullet. One of my favorites is mixing raw cocao, strawberries, small slightly unripe banana, rice bran, cinnamon, cayenne, almond milk, raw coconut, almonds, pumpkins seeds and stevia. It taste awesome, stays with you and is very filling. It gives you lots of energy and a incredible amount of nutrition. Experiment with different foods and make it fun! Wally
Filling recipesElynn try this one I just shared with Krista. One of my favorites is mixing raw cocao, strawberries, small slightly unripe banana, rice bran, cinnamon, cayenne, almond milk, raw coconut, almonds, pumpkins seeds and stevia. It taste awesome, stays with you and is very filling. It gives you lots of energy and an incredible amount of nutrition. Also try this one Avocado, carrots, orange bell pepper, peaches, banana (small slightly unripe), cantaloupe, broccoli, hemp or whey protein, coconut water and stevia. Thanks Wally
Great ideas!I love the color theme idea! And that recipe sounds delicious; I will have to give it a try. Thank you so much for sharing. It is great to have you as part of the NutriBullet team :)
Krista I am honored and excited to a part of the NutriBullet team and contribute. I love helping people get healthy and overcome their health challenges through a lifestyle of wellness. Wally
Juice Cleanses and Muscle Loss -I've heard that you can lose muscle mass during a cleanse...what are your thoughts on this? I'd like to lose a few pounds, but I don't want to lose muscle. Any suggestions?
I think my weight loss was enhanced when I went from the short cup to the tall cup. I am completely full well into lunch. I can savor a nice healthy lunch (my only eating meal) without feeling deprived. By dinner time, I fix a yummy blast with the tall cup and I'm done for the night. No cravings for anything. Sometimes on the weekend, I'll have one blast instead of two, depending on what's going on, but it is usually two blasts a day. And the doctor said "take two Nutriblasts and call me in the morning." LOL
Awesome news. Congratulations on your new lifestyle. Keep it up! Wally
Elynn that's a great question. The answer depends on how long you are cleansing and what type of cleanse is being done. A short cleanse like 1 week or less does not concern me as much. However, when people get into body cleanses lasting 2 weeks plus, a lack of adequate calories and macro-nutrients (protein, carbohydrates and fats) cause the body to begin breaking down muscle tissue for nutrients and energy. During a cleanse the biggest issue to cause muscle loss is a lack of calories which translates to inadequate macro-nutrient consumption. These additional points also cause muscle loss through diet. 1) Inadequate calories. If you do not consume enough calories the body will begin to breakdown muscle and organ tissue to get the energy and nutrients it needs to fuel life support functions. Obviously the body can handle a significant shortage of calories as long as nutrient requirements are met. This is how we lose weight and build healthier bodies. 2) Not consuming enough carbohydrate along with the protein in your daily food intake. Adequate carbohydrate intake with protein allows the protein to be used for protein needs such as; building and repairing muscle, enzymes and hormones. If you are heavy on the protein the body has no choice but to burn part of the protein for energy leaving less for protein needs. 3) A lack of adequate protein in the diet. If cleansing, be smart about it and make sure you are meeting necessary nutrient requirement when cleansing for longer than 1 week. If needed cycle cleanses so you don't over stress the body. I hope this helps. Wally
wally, I want to thank you for sharing your story with us. I'm one of those people that does not have any will power on loosing weight, I get excited if I c a new diet or start a diet then I give up. I'm one of those people that like to see results fast! can you please help me start! Thank you again :O)
Hi, Mizdmc thank you for sharing this with us. I'm going to the same thing I will start using the tall glass. Can you tell me what nutriblast you are drinking everyday to feel full. Thank you :O)
I'm sure Wally has some great insight to share with you too, but wanted to chime in as well. Something I advise my clients to do is to find the things that work for them. If you get excited about a new fad diet - that is ok. However, remember that these haven't worked for you in the past and that your focus should be on making a permanent lifestyle change. Now that doesn't mean all of that reading went to waste... What were the parts of these "diets" you found sustainable? Take bits and pieces that worked for you and make your own plan. Willpower is not the enemy and honestly, I don't believe in it when it comes to food. Once you find what works for you - hopefully it is NutriBlasting! - then you will see that those "cravings" that often derailed you, are no longer the enemy and you will feel empowered with the choices you make to become healthier! Happy Blasting :) -NutriBullet RD
Volpe11, I would love to help any way I can. First you really have to want to lose the weight. Many say they do but love the bad food more than being overweight. The weight didn't come on overnight and it's not coming off quickly. Get the notions of losing weight like the people on the Biggest Loser do. It's not realistic or healthy. You must focus on healthy living. This is a lifestyle not a diet. In fact I tell many clients quit thinking so much about the weight and start focusing on living healthy. If you do the weight has no choice but to come off. I wrote a book that tells you exactly how to do this. It is called Maximize Your Life "renew your body mind & spirit"and it teaches you how to get the fat off and keep it off and how to build real health in the easiest possible way. It is impossible to tell you via this system. You can find the book at any online e-book retailer or you can buy it on my website at www.webnd.com. Just scroll to the bottom of the page and you will find it. I hope this helps. Wally
Volpell, I forgot one of the most important things. Make sure you use your NutriBullet at least twice per day and fill it full of healthy foods. Healthy foods stop cravings and cleanse your body and the NutriBullet is the biggest solution. Add nuts and seeds to your smoothies also. Wally
Hi anyone! Can you explain if there's a conflict between eating chia for hydration but having to take a water pill for blood pressure/water retention? I love the chia, but don't know if I should be stingy about using it in my diet and blasts. I love it for the Omega and protein too because I'm vegetarian. Thanks for all your neat posts!
Hi Wally, I have lost 100 lbs using Nutribullet but seem to be stuck for the last 6 weeks. I haven't changed any thing and I keep to 1400-1600 cal per day. And I do not cheat. I'm faithful about recording my food daily on myfitnesspal. I also walk for 30-60 Mon daily near my home but am rather limited to that due to back issues. Feeing discouraged as I have another 30 lbs to go. Any suggestions?
This is something you really need to address with your doctor. The chia seeds are not increasing the amount of water you are consuming they are just slowing the absorption of the fluid. Healthy Wishes Wally
Nutrifit, Congratulations onNutrifit, Congratulations on losing 100 pounds! Thats an awesome accomplishment. As we lose weight we need to adjust our calories and change up our exercise routines. If you keep eating the same calories and keep doing the same exercise the body adapts and becomes very efficient. This translates to no more weight loss. Look at these things to improve your weight loss. 1) Make sure you are actually eating less calories than you burn but never eat less than 1200 calories per day unless you are monitored by a health professional. There are calorie calculators online that can help you determine your daily calorie needs. You can try ours here http://www.viveforlife.com/nutrition-2/bmi/ Instead of using your current weight in the calculator use your goal weight. If you still needed to lose 100 pound I would not advise that but you are close enough to you goal that we can use the numbers this way. 2) Exercising multiple times per day will keep your metabolism going longer. Try doing 2 15 or 30 minute walks. You should shoot for 60 minutes every day if possible. Walking 30 minutes per day is only going to maintain what you have lost. Walking for a minimum of 60 minutes per day will increase weight loss. You may also need to walk faster for part of the walk. During my weight loss I gradually increased my walking to 8 miles per day. It took my months to get to that point. When I started my knees, ankles and hips hurt so bad from arthritis. I honestly didn't know if I was going to be able to continue. However I believed that exercising the joints would force my body to repair them, and it did. As I lost weight I could walk and exercise more because my body was not carrying as much weight. Make sure your doctor is OK with your exercise routine. 3)Use the NutriBullet at lease twice per day to replace meals or at least 1 meal and 1 snack an duse highly nutritious foods like spinach, kale, avocado, bell pepper, broccoli, swiss chard, cabbage, carrots, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, apples, peaches, almonds, walnuts, chia seeds, sunflower seeds. 4) Make sure you are drinking enough water. It takes water to lose weight and have energy. Let us know how you are doing. Healthy Wishes
Hi Mizdmc, than you for the valuable info, I recently became new to this journey - I am at 217lbs. my goal is 10 lbs at a time until I get to 165lbs. I have been using the short cup in the morning and it just does not keep me full long enough. I will start using the tall one tomorrow. During the day I miss my blast and can not wait to get home to a blast. My mornings start very early, sometimesam getting up at 3 or 4 am -sometimes run late and no time for "My Blast for the Day"...so I just got the idea as I am typing this to place everything in the tall glass tonight with lid and place in refrigerator and just add water in the morning and blast away. I just need to see results. "If we Believe - We can Achieve" Thanks, sh
Hi Sylvia, that's the same thing I do! Keep everything ready to go in the Tall Cup in the fridge and Blast in the morning.
Do you also use the big cup when you drink two nutriblast a day, and on your exercise drink you say pre or post work out drink, so you drink one before and one after exercising, and are they the big cups to. Or do you make the drink in a big cup and drink half before work out and the other half after. Thank You One more can I use frozen broccoli instead of kale or spinach and is it just as good in nutrition.
the problem is people live to eat and don't eat to live. food is looked at too much as a social thing, a habit, a boredom thing, an emotional thing and not for what it really is which is just to fuel and feed our bodies. Whenever I got right in my head with that and became very acutely aware of my mental state when eating, I started to lose weight. I made it a habit to distract myself immediately with another task when I got a craving and gave it a chance to subside. If it didn't in 5-10 mins, I knew I was actually hungry and should eat something. Not just garble down junk. I dropped 15 lbs pretty quickly doing that. Once I started doing green smoothies or nutri blasts as they call them for nutri bullets marketing purposes, I felt energized and overall much better because I was eating clean and whole food. Breaking sugar addiction was also really hard for me but I am definitley proof it can be done. Changed my overall mood, temper, energy, even mental clarity. Amazing how your diet effects you in ways you didnt even know.
You should try adding something like Psyllium Husk Powder in, it's just fiber and it will help you stay fuller longer and it of course helps with your digestion. I also add a protein packet in mine some mornings which helps - I like tone it up's perfect fit protein since its totally free of a lot of things and clean protein. Google Tone It Up perfect fit protein.
debb - I use a ton of different dark leafy greens, a lot of what is in season. I dont use broccoli myself. I am not sure what that would taste like. I also buy a lot at my farmer's market and FREEZE THEM - they are awesome frozen! I still have some frozen greens from September that I am just finishing up. They were on sale. I am also planning to plant my own garden this spring so I can grow my own greens to use in my green smoothies/nutriblasts. I am planting kale, swiss chard, spinach, and maybe a few other dark leafy lettuce. Here's a link to some good greens to use and I'll post them below too: http://greensmoothiesblog.com/greens-for-green-smoothie/ 1.) Lettuce a. green leaf b. red leaf c. romaine d. butter head 2.) Swiss Chard 3.) Dino Kale 4.) Bok Choy 5.) Celery 6.) Carrot Greens 7.) Cilantro 8.) Parsley (common & Italian) 9.) Beat Greens 10.) Green Onions 11.) Arugula 12.) Baby Greens 13.) Spinach 14.) Wheat Grass 15.) Herbs a. basil b. mint c. dill d. chives e. sage f. rosemary g. thyme 16.) Watercress 17.) Baby Bok Choy
Hi My name is Donna I am a newbie,I got my NB a few weeks ago, but ended up getting the flu,i did get to use it about a week before i got sick... I lost 5lbs. so now that I am feeling better I am up and ready again! I absolutly love love veggies and fruits, and my hubby hates both,not a healthy eater at all! I use to make(cook) fresh veggies and it all seemed to get wasted, so I love this whole new Idea, I get to drink my veggies and fruits,and now dont have to cook and waste all that food, I am glad i found you guys, hope this is a active site,I would love to stick around and make some new friends...
Thanks for the reply. You can freeze your greens like kale,spinach,romaine, butter head? I have never heard of butter head and i have looked for it cant find it.
There are so many greens I don't know which one would be the best to use. So far I have used kale and spinach. cilantro i heard is good for you.
Swiss Chard and collard greens are also very good. Cilantro is great for you, but a little goes a long way...so you might want to add a bit to a milder green like spinach or kale. Happy Blasting!!
Hi Donna! I've been using my NutriBullet to fight off my cold. I've been making the one David Wolfe made on the show like 3 times a day...it's very tasty and I hope I am beating this thing. 1 peeled orange 1/2 peeled lemon 1/2 peeled lime honey pinch of sea salt handful goji berries I've also been adding some frozen blueberries. It's delicious!!
Both sound delicious! Thanks Wally and Krista!
Hi My name is Ashley. Im a newbie got my NB yesterday. I'm still trying to find some seeds at the store. I hope I can make some friends. I'll update in couple of weeks.
I found the best way to get pomegranate seeds out. Put the pomegranate in a large bowl of cold water and gently tear it apart. The seeds sink to the bottom and all the pithy stuff will float. Just scoop off all the white stuff and strain the water off your seeds. Now it is easy to add fresh pomegranate seeds for my evening blast. And for some reason the seeds don’t get a torn up. I also read that the darker black grapes were more nutritious than regular red grapes. Although I find them a little bitter to eat on there own. But from what I have read bitter foods are very good for you. I also make my own personal seed meal. I use a mixture of Chia, Flax and pumpkin seeds. Grind them all up and add a big scoop to my blast.
Ashley, Please try iherb.com.Ashley, Please try iherb.com. They have the best selection, oderes over $20.00 ship free, oderes over $40.00 get express shipping free. Plus you can pick out one free item on every order. Just check out their freebie section. Not only that they actually give you a freshness date on the website. I have searched and searched all the websites and iherb is hands down the best. Also check out their facebook page. Now their web-site is not all colorful, fancy and crazy. It is a simple website with the best selection out there. I have never had anyone else packing products with such care as iherb. I was blown away at how well they package their shipments. Barbara
I get a lot of my seeds at the vitamin shoppe,like hemp,cacao nips, chia, goji they have organic there to if you have it around your area. If I cant find it I would go to whole foods.
Hi Brooke, I have a questionHi Brooke, I have a question for you about how you freeze your greens - do you blanch them first or do you just put them in as they are? I was trying to read up on this and everything I saw about freezing spinach and kale was that they need to be blanched first, but I am a little weary of doing that as well because I know that even the shortest of cooking time will remove some nutrients. Thanks, Nicole
Great to have you here Wally!
So true! It's so hard to break out of that mental state since eating brings so much joy and is such a sensory experience (and we all know that the stuff that makes us feel happier in the short-term is the stuff that's the most terrible for your body) but kudos on your mental state! Once more people learn to eat to live, the healthier we'll be.
Great suggestions! You are right - the darker the color of any fruit or veggie means there are more phytochemicals (read "nutrients") available to improve your health! As David Wolfe says too, "The more bitter, the better!"
A few resources to find seeds are... Whole Food and Trader Joe's carry some of them if you wish to buy in person. Online you can look at: - Essential Living Foods: http://essentiallivingfoods.com/ - Nuts.com - Navitas Naturals: http://www.navitasnaturals.com/ - and our website accessory page for chia seeds: https://www.nutribullet.com/index.php?r=store/order&accessoriesId=217
Check out the long list here and see why it is important to try a variety of greens! http://nutribulletblog.com/top-3-reasons-to-rotate-your-greens/
Scott, thanks I am reallyScott, thanks I am really excited about sharing nutrition and healthy living information with those that want it. Wally
How to freeze kale to best preserve it? The stores near me sell it mostly in HUGE bunches and it keeps just a few days, even when I bundle it tight and insert a paper towel to leech moisture. I grew small to mid-size tomatoes this past summer and did freeze them and love being able to pop them into my blasts now. Some I just cut into pieces before freezing. Others I blasted and emptied into ice cube trays, then wrapped the cubes in freezer bags. But greens - I hadn't thought to freeze these and would really like to avoid waste and keep them around. Any tips most appreciated.
Wally, I just got myWally, I just got my Nutribullet last week, but I have not had a chance to use it yet, because I have to wait until the 19th of every month to get my foodstamps to get my groceries. But I am ready to go to get healthy, but could use a lot of support. I noticed three different phases, how long do I do each phase. Here is my e-mail address, jimmybeasley_25@yahoo.com
Wally, I just got myWally, I just got my Nutribullet last week, but I have not had a chance to use it yet, because I have to wait until the 19th of every month to get my foodstamps to get my groceries. But I am ready to go to get healthy, but could use a lot of support. I noticed three different phases, how long do I do each phase. Here is my e-mail address, jimmybeasley_25@yahoo.com
Hi Jimmy, that's entirely up to you! NutriBullet suggests following the plan as it's outlined, each phase lasting 2 weeks, but if you feel comfortable in a stage and want to use those drinks longer, or if you want to move on more quickly, it's up to you! :)
MizzScribe The frozen leafyMizzScribe The frozen leafy greens you find in the store have all been blanched before frozen. It is possible to freeze as is, however the texture may turn out to be less than desirable. If you are planning to blast them, then it would be okay, but I wouldn't put them in a salad :)
Jimmy which three phases are you referring too. I would love to support you anyway possible. Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Jimmy, the Transformation Plan is outlined in detail in the Natural Healing Foods book that comes with the NutriBullet when you order it thru us. There are 3 phases, each lasting 2 weeks long for a total of 6 weeks. The first phase has one NutriBlast as a meal replacement for breakfast, then phases 2 and 3 introduce a second NutriBlast at lunch along with a small side. There are also recipes for healthy dinners and snacks in addition to several NutriBlast recipes. Please note that this plan was not designed as a weight loss plan, however we have heard several folks who have done it shed a few pounds!
Jimmy I will be glad to help you apply it to weight loss if that is what you are looking for. Merry Christmas Wally Bishop C.N.C.
I have pureed fresh herbs without blanching & frozen them in ice cube trays successfully. Perhaps, this would work for kale, as well. We usually run out of kale before it wilts, so I haven't had need to try it. Good luck & please let us know how it works!
We tried freezing some kale as is in a ziplock bag here at the office. We then used it the next day in a NutriBlast and it worked beautifully and gave it a nice chill! We did this without blanching it first and the texture was just fine. However, I'd be curious if anything would change the longer you leave it in the freezer. This I'm not aware of so if anyone can chime in here, we'd all love to know :)
I just brought home my new nutribullet (my christmas present) to replace my magicbullet that was on its last legs. About 6-8 months ago, I moved to eating a vegan diet (but admit I do cheat sometime - i.e. christmas dinner). I am a little bit frustrated that I have not lost very much weight, but I do feel so much better physically, and that is what is really important. I am looking forward to using the nutribullet for good healthy breakfast shakes and am looking forward to delving into the recipes! I have to admit that I had it out of the box and had made my first shake within 10 minutes of getting it home! I think that it did a much better job blending all the ingredients, especially the spinach, than the magicbullet did! I look forward to watching the posts on this forum too! Good luck everybody!
Other places to look for seeds: Wegmans, as well as any local health food stores.
Welcome, Kmlynne! :)
Congrats on your NutriBullet. Glad to hear you jumped right in and make a smoothie right away. Welcome to the forum. Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Hello, I just bought my NB 2Hello, I just bought my NB 2 days ago. I was reading the user guide book and it's saying that I have to check with my doctor before starting because I'm on high blood pressure medicine. I have used it once a day since I got it, couldn't help it (was too excited). I'm not following a recipe or plan yet, I'm just doing a basic mix of kale, spinach, carrots, fruits, almonds, and flex seeds (stuff I had at home). I won't be able to see my doctor for at least another week, is there a way I can find out if it interferes with my BP med until then? Today is the third day and I feel just fine. Thank you, Loide
Most foods are not going to interfere with your BP medications. If your doctor didn't tell you to limit or avoid certain foods then your are most likely fine however it is always best to let your doctor know when you make diet and lifestyle changes particularly if you have medical conditions. Healthy Wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
I just got my nutribullet yesterday in the mail and starting first thing this morning with the Toxin Cleansing Blast! I am looking to lose weight, lower my blood pressure and just feel better. I am starting today with the six week plan and I will keep you posted on how I am doing!
If you have a Trader Joes near you they now sell it frozen in the freezer section. I gave it a try yesterday and it tasted great!
hi! o just got mine too!... don't you love this site...all the tips and help?! I'm getting started tomorrow...I'm so excited!
This is terrific news dakwan! Welcome to a whole new world! I'm confident that you will be feeling amazing in no time -from the inside out! Feel free to ask questions and share your experience as you embark on or wellness journey. We are excited to be a part of it!!
I have had my Nutribullet for a little while but needed a platform of association like this to help me take full advantage of this wonderful health tool. I was stuck on just spinach, banana, the berries and almonds. I will try our basic cleanse along with the nutribullet family on January 7th. I,m ready!
I know people who has high blood pressure and is using the Nutribullet without their doctors consent (but don't let it stop you from asking your physicians first if you prefer it that way). i do know not to have grapefruit if you're taking medication, or any medication for that matter.
Thanks for the reply. I do know about the grapefruit. I'm seeing my doctor for a followup soon and I'll talk to him.
Thanks for the reply. My doctor has never told me to avoid anything, except for sodium intake. I've had one nutriblast a day for 4 days today (and been watching what I eat). I'm happy to say I had a bit more energy and went for a walk today..and I didn't feel exhausted when I came back home. I feel very motivated and I'm glad I have this site for references and support. Thanks, again :)
Loide we are so glad you are on your new health journey and sharing with us. Keep it up Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Congratulations on your NutriBullet and your new journey to health. I look forward to reading your progress reports. I know you are going to see and feel the results. Health Wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Minime let us know how its going and please share any new recipes you come up with. We all learn from each other! Variety is the key. Healthy Wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
We recommend discussing any dietary changes, including the introduction of NutriBlasts, with your Dr. if you are taking certain prescription medications. When consuming more fruits and vegetables, favorable outcomes such as reduced cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and improved sleep, among others, have been recorded. In this case, medication dosages would need to be adjusted. In addition, some foods may interact with certain medications (most notably grapefruit and citrus fruits) which might increase the potency of the drug and cause negative side effects.
Thank you all for the information and support :) Loide
I'm starting the New year with Nutribullet Blasts ,We My Husband and I Both want to feel better and get healthy and loose some weight,We got our NB from Target,Want to try every different Blast,Looking forward for a Healthy 2013!!
Welcome to the family Denyse! I'm looking forward to your future posts!
9 years ago, 1 was 40 years old, single and a certified personal fitness trainer at a local gym. I was in the best shape of my life, 135 lbs and I PROUDLY wore a size 5 jeans...I was happy. :) I met my husband at the gym...unfortunately the gym closed down due to poor business management and today I am working a sit down office job in a shipping office. I have also picked up my husbands poor eating habits. I have had my gym membership on "freeze status" for over a year. I am 85 lbs heavier (220 lbs - 5 ft 6 in) and determined to lose 85 lbs in 2013. I already took my gym membership off freeze and drink about 2 blasts a day. I feel VERY CONFIDENT that I am going to succeed this time. Going back to the gym this week - I couldn't believe how out of shape I am...or how hard I have to push myself. I gladly welcome any support. Happy blasting!!!
I applaud your choice to get back on track! We're all here to help you along the way. Take it one step at a time. You WILL succeed :)
Thanks for your faith in me Krista - it means a lot to me. And you're right I WILL succeed. :)
Lori Ann welcome to your new family! We all have to start somewhere and it seems harder starting over when you have been there before and is more humbling. But it's great you have been there before and you know what it takes to get back to being healthy. Hop back on the wellness train and take back your health! Wally Bishop C.N.C.
www.vitaminshoppe;com has seeds and caoco powder!
www.vitaminshoppe;com has seeds and caoco powder!
Well, I'm new to this but am very excited to get started. I am 57 years old and have multiple health problems including arthritis, high blood pressure, diabetes, sleep apnea and high cholesterol. Needless to say, I am very overweight. I need to lose about 125 lbs. I haven't had any real hope of being able to do this until I found out about the NutriBullet. Reading through this forum has also given me hope. I shop in 2 days and I can't wait to fill my cart with multi colored vegetables and fruits. I have flaxseed and will be purchasing some caoca powder. Any advice would be greatly appreciated Donna L.
Donna welcome to the forum. IDonna welcome to the forum. I have been in your shoes and can tell you with full confidence that you can get your health back. It is going to take dedication and consistency not deprivation or starvation. Throw the word diet out the door! If you want to you can read my story of transformation on my blog at http://webndbitesoflife.wordpress.com/2012/12/18/wallys-transformation-the-real-story-5/ I had every health condition you have except the high cholesterol. But no more. I have lost over 200 pounds kept it off and no longer have any medical issues. In fact, I am in great health and very fit at the age of 56! I bicycle on average 16 to 20 miles Monday through Friday and then on Saturdays I may do 50 miles or more. Healthy Wishes, Wally Bishop C.N.C.
I have a similar story. I was in the best shape of my life when I met my husband (5'4, 127 lbs). Shortly after getting married, I took on a full-time job in an office. Adjusting to married life and a new job, I put exercise and nutrition on the back burner. Now, 10 years and 80 lbs later, I am finally getting my rear in gear. I quit my job and started working part time cleaning houses (that's exercise, right?) and we moved back to my hometown where I used to take day-long bike rides. I miss working out, and it's frustrating to see how little weight I can lift now. But, like you, I am ready to succeed. Let's do this!!
Eviejmac welcome to the forum. Its awesome you are going to get your health back. You can do it, one NutriBlast, one bite and one step at a time! Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Thanks for sharing your story! I am sure you will succeed! Anytime you commit to making a positive change in your life, and take the necessary actions to accomplish it, amazing things happen! Looking forward to your future updates!
Hi everyone - you are all truly inspiring! I do the basic blast every day at breakfast: majority kale and spinach, 1/2 an orange, ground flax seed, goji berries, water, blue berries and strawberries - sometimes 1/2 a banana if it will fit! I love this blast and it keeps me satisfied for many hours. I am wondering about if I should substitue Maca Powder or Hemp powder for the flax seed powder every so often? I'm trying to lose weight (so far I just 'feel' better, but dont really think I've lost much weight) and so I dont want to add too many calories. Thanks!
Hi, Just wanted to join this forum. I'm 51 and working and kicking my blood pressure meds to the curb and in the process lose some weight - about 40 lbs. I have had my Nutribullet for about 9 months and use it every day. Hopefull by joining this forum I can learn something new as well as offer something to someone. Regards,
Welcome to the forum! We look forward to hearing how your wellness journey is going. There are many on here that are sharing what is working for them. Just focus on the next right food choice and moving more! Healthy Wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
You could but I would not use it more than 2 or three times per week. You might try replacing a meal with a blast for quicker weight loss. Healthy Wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
I second Wally's comment! Also, try chia seeds. These tiny seeds are rich in Omega-3s and also absorb 9x their weight in water. This helps fill you up, keep you full, and possibly eat less throughout the day. :) Some additional advice I've posted previously regarding Blasting for weight loss is: If NutriBlasting for weight loss, I recommend using them as a meal replacement. There are no proven recipes per se, but there are some foods that may help satiate (reducing overall food consumption), balance blood sugar levels, or boost metabolism. In addition, you must be mindful of the total amount of calories in your NutriBlast and how that plays into your daily allotment. Some great additions to your Blast include cinnamon, chia seeds, raw apple cider vinegar (I like Bragg's), more veggies vs. fruits, if fruit then low sugar options like berries, raw cacao and some protein and healthy fats maybe from a touch of hemp seeds, a few almonds or walnuts or some cooked quinoa. Good luck!
Welcome to the forum! What do you like best about the NutriBullet? Do you have a favorite recipe yet?
The Nutribullet is easy to use and easy to clean - no if, ands, or buts. when I see the infomercial, am like, "I can do that easily" :) (and I do watch them all the time even the HSN show with David). I have to say I wanted to go back to juicing for the cleanse but I just feel like I was losing something. AND you can put anything in it...nuts, seeds, powder, liquid (warm or cold)... I thought the MagicBullet was genuis but the Nutribullet is incredible. I'm planning on buying a second Nutribullet, as a back up but also because mine has stopped spinning on its own. Nothing beats it though.
Hi JR. Wanted to ask if you have already lost 40 lbs or if you r working on losing 40 lbs.. I've had my bullet since September and use it almost every day. Have lost about 6 lbs but probably more inches than weight. I drink one blast a day, 24 ozs. of good, good stuff- blueberries, strawberries, pineapple, banana, spinach, broccoli, flax seeds, probiotic, gogi berry and beet powder andprotein powdrer. This week I switched out the spinach for collard greens. Changed the taste, but still pretty good. Love my Bullet! Hoping you have good outcomes with your goals.
Working on it. I lost 35 at one point but gained it back. My excercise activity is down of late. Also, I was adding honey to some of my blast and stopped when I noticed I was gaining weight. Now I use stevia...not for fruit/veggie blasts but for blast that contain cacao, nuts and adaptogen herbs.
I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one starting out the new year with better eating habits. I've been using my NB for 2 weeks now. I work 2nd shift, so my problem was eating after work and then going to bed. Not too healthly, right?? At the 1st of the year, I put away the pop (soda). Then I purshased my NB. I've already replaced one meal and working on replacing two meals. It's time to for me to lose some weight and deal with my high blood pressure.
Donna, I wish I had seen yourDonna, I wish I had seen your post earlier...but maybe you will check for replies yet! NutriBullet is definitely the path to your success. I went on the cleanse for 7 days in January and though I struggled towards the end, I lost 7 pounds and haven't gained it back. I want to lose about 10 more and am very very confident I can do so. I substitute Blasts for meals totally. Good Luck!!!
Hello, Donna I also did theHello, Donna I also did the cleansing in January and I lost 8 pounds that week. I continued with a blast for breakfast, one for lunch and a healthy dinner. I gave up meats, dairy, sweets, sodas, juices, eggs and anything processed. I only eat fish 2 or 3 times a week. I count all my calories and exercise at least 5 days a week. As of yesterday, I've lost 19 pounds total, my blood pressure is back to normal, my depression & anxiety is gone, no headaches, no knee paint, I sleep better, my mood is better, and I feel great..and it's only been a month! Next week I'm going to have blood work done to check my cholesterol and blood sugar, which were both very high in December. I also got some of my family using a Nutribullet too. If you put your mind to it, you can do it. When my blasts are a bit too bitter or doesn't taste too good, I tell myself "it's for my health" and drink it all. Good luck, I'm here if I can help in any way :) Loide
o.k. I'm taking the plunge. I need to lose 100+ lbs. I'm afraid that my most favorite blast is counter productive to my goal.. Spinach, 1 basil leaf, a sliver of lime WITH the peel, half of red apple and use coconut water or apple tea as your liquid... yummy... Do I have to give this up?? I heard that I need to use way more vegies than fruits to lose the lbs..I'm afraid that I won't be able to find a recipe that I love as much as this one. Yes, I'll start to excersize too... what are the worst fruits to put in a blast if your trying to loose weight. also, what are the BEST fruits to use as well?
That's actually not as bad as I was thinking when I began reading your post :) Things you'll want to consider when Blasting for weight loss are: 1) The overall calorie count - you can determine this using online sites such as... http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php 2) Blood sugar control - when you eat foods that help stabilize your blood sugar it helps prevent cravings, balances hormones, maintains consistent energy and you are more likely to reduce overeating which can ultimately lead to weight loss. Check out these articles to learn more about using the NutriBullet and still maintaining proper blood sugar balance: http://www.nutriliving.com/blog/blasting-blood-sugar-control and http://www.nutriliving.com/blog/what-are-some-low-glycemic-low-sugar-nutriblast-recipes 3) The above articles also mention which fruits are lower on the glycemic index - meaning that they are less likely to cause that drastic blood sugar surge. 4) If NutriBlasting for weight loss, I recommend using them as a meal replacement. There are no proven recipes per se, but there are some foods that may help satiate (reducing overall food consumption), balance blood sugar levels, or boost metabolism. In addition, you must be mindful of the total amount of calories in your NutriBlast and how that plays into your daily allotment. Some great additions to your Blast include cinnamon, chia seeds, raw apple cider vinegar (I like Bragg's), more veggies vs. fruits, if fruit then low sugar options like berries, raw cacao and some protein and healthy fats maybe from a touch of hemp seeds, a few almonds or walnuts or some cooked quinoa. Happy Blasting :)
You described me. I love food and use food for all you mentioned. I think once I change my mental outlook that food is fuel not a social thing, then I can get this 100 pounds of excess fat off my body. I have been gradually making lifestyle changes. Hopefully by adding NB my weight will begin falling off quicker.
Hello again.. I receive such good advice the last time I posted some questions, I'm hoping for the same results on this one.... I'm resistant using spring water as the liquid in my NB...I just feel that using water dilutes the blended vegies and fruits, and I'd ALWAYS have to add some steevia to make the blast palletable. The liquid component of the blast is such a good opportinity to add even MORE flavor. Right now, I'm steeping some green tea with a TOUCH of peach essence. I'm looking for some juices I can use that would be considered low glycemic. Any help would be appreciated.
Hi D.R. I have been blasting since last September and have lost around 28 pounds. I don't get to weigh very often because I am a truck driver and can't get access to a reliable scale often. Some great advice I received was to add less water to make the blast thicker if blasting for weight loss. The thicker blast makes you fuller and in turn keeps you from feeling hungry. I have also read were other blasters are adding green tea, soy milk and even coffee to replace the water in their blast. My blast today that i made for me and my hubby on the truck was super greens, 1 apple, 2 tbsp of cooked oatmeal, 3 strawberries, 2 tbsp cinnamon, a splash of South beach wild berry smoothie and then water. it tasted great! I also bought David's Superfood Superboost to add to our blasts and it really makes a difference in how we feel. Good luck with your journey to eating healthy, I am sure Krista and Wally will have some great advice for you. Have a great weekend!
hello everyone.. great to be here. i have been juicing for about 5 months.. however sporatically. i need to lose about 50 pounds and i know that this will help me. i am sking this community to help support me in mt journey. i love fruits and veggies so it won't be difficult in that respect. outside issues.. stress travel etc. get in the way..lol. looking forward to meeting everyone.
Welcome to the group katzz1. You will get great support here in this group. My husband and I are truck drivers and have lost 60 pounds together. Wally and Krista are priceless with the advice they offer. Good luck, check out the recipe section and have fun.
Thank you Truckergrandma :) and we are happy to have you katzz1!!!
Feel free to use another liquid of your liking. Green tea (remember to chill it before blasting!) is a great choice. Others are almond milk (I love the unsweetened vanilla), coconut water (this is higher in sugar), vegetable juice (the more greens, the lower in sugar), or other non-dairy milks like hemp, hazelnut, organic soy, rice, coconut, etc. For the juices, be careful as most of them contain a lot of fruit juices. When you remove the fiber, the sugars are concentrated and there is nothing to slow down the absorption of glucose into the blood. If using juice, choose ones that are mostly vegetable based. If you need a touch of sweetness, try a fig, date or a dab of raw honey.
Katzz1 Welcome to the group. I look forwrad to getting to know you better and hearing you ideas and questions. Healthy wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
I have to second Krista that unsweetened almond milk is really yummy!
hi my name is Kat i'm new .just bought mine so i could use it to help get alot of medical issues under control naturally.i am a 3 time cancer surviver so i need to do as much as i can all natural..need to lose 100 pounds my goal right now is 50 in 3 mths..
Kat welcome to the forum. There is a lot of info on here and lot of people that are willing to share there experiences and knowledge. The NutriBullet is an awesome appliance that will optimize your nutritional and health potential. Nutrition is the primary key to optimal health. Congratulations on your three victories. You are now on a path of prevention!! If I can ever be of service please let me know. Healthy Wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
thank you love that there is an online support group..helps to have others to support you while dealing with issues in life
Hi All, New to NutribulletHi All, New to Nutribullet and looking to lose about 50 pounds. So glad I found this group.
hi all, i am new to nutriblast and looking to lose 40 lbs.glad to know there is a support group our there.not only did i get a new machine, i get new friends, new articles, new recipes. to put it mildly,it's money well spend.
Hi New Users...You are in for great accomplishments using your little NutriBullet silver friend. I've been seriously "blasting" for 2.5 months and feel like it is a way of life now. The numerous success stories (TruckerGrandma is a great example)give one lots of encouragement. I really recomment the cleanse to jump-start your mission. I did this in January and thought I might be weak, running to the bathrooom constantly, and abjectly swooning onto a fainting couch. None of these happened; in fact I felt great: empowered, healthy, AND lost 7 pounds that had not wanted to leave my 56-year-old body for ten years. Those 7 have not been welcomed back onto my frame 8-), and I am inching (de-inching??) my way down the scale pound by pound. For those of you who have been daunted in the past by failed weight loss, HANG IN THERE. Blasts make one feel so full that they are almost an elixir. Remember everyone's advice on "more greens for weight loss"....fruit is awesome, but it does have calories. I'm excited for all of us.
Hi Granny747, welcome to the forum. I look forward to hearing more form you and your health journey! There is lots of great information being shared to help. Healthy Wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Cattlegirl it's good to hear from you and your dedication to healthy living. Kepp it up! Healthy Wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Hi...I'm new, bought my nutribullet last month and I was surprised that the green smoothies tasted good. I'm hooked, I've been looking to improve my health, high blood pressure, hypothyroidism, fibromyalgia plus I'm overweight. Im trying to be more active each day to help my weight loss. I found that drinking the smoothies makes me feel better and I feel more alert through the day. I drink 1 or 2 smoothies per day and then a healty dinner. I'm so glad to have found this site....I'm a grandmother, retired and I love to make quilts. Hoping to get ideas from all of you.
Welcome to the forum crafty. I look forward to reading about your new wellness journey. Congratulations on your NutriBullet and journey to better health. Healthy wishes, Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Hi! I am new to NutriBullet...this is my third day of Blasting! I am about mid-way through my weight-loss journey but am 100% committed to living a healthy lifestyle and, hopefully, keeping my cholesterol in check without medication.
Deborah welcome to the forum. Congratulations on your weight loss success and your new wellness journey. The NutriBullet will certainly supercharge your weight loss and health potential. I hope you share with us your success and questions frequently. healthy wishes, Wally Bishop C.N.C.
New to NutriBullet and NutriLiving. My husband and I are on this new journey together. We have both commited to eating raw/unproccessed foods and our NutriBlast. He has already dropped 15 lbs. in one week. Unfortunately, I haven't lost a pound but I am feeling great! Bottoms UP!
Welcome to the forum Ladeedalisa I congratulate you and your husband for your new commitment to health and wellness. Stick with it and change will happen in due time. Focus on healthy living and the weight and other issues will most likely correct themselves. Just remember weight loss also requires being more active. The NutriBullet will supercharge your ability to absorption the nutrition in the foods you are blasting. Please share you success and thoughts with us often. Healthy Wishes, Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Hi All, Question about myHi All, Question about my blast. When I make a blast and I have left over, can I store the balance in the fridge and drink it later in the day?
Thats a great question that you may get a variety of answers on. However this is my opinion. Yes you can drink it later but read the info below for a better answer. Once foods are blasted in the Nutribullet of course nutrients are released and also enzymes. Just like when you chew foods. The enzymes begin the digestive process. After sitting for a while the Nutriblast (smoothie) will take on a different texture and taste due to the enzyme actions. Also, once air hits the blasted foods oxidation begins and a lot of the antioxidants get used up. We would really prefer to absorp those antioxidants as soon as possible because the oxidation will still occure in our bodies after eating or drinking any foods. This is a part of natural metabolic activity. And antioxidants are reallyy important for our health. The only way to stop the antioxidants from being used is to be able to blast the foods in a vaccum or somehow suck all of the air of the Nutriblast. Most Vitamin and mineral content will not be affected much after sitting so it will still be healthy for you just not as healthy as if drinken soon after. In short it is best to drink as soon as possible after blasting. Healthy wishes, Wally Bishop C.N.C.
I am having no luck with finding an all vegatable juice for lunch that taste good. I am drinking spinach/mixed fruit juice in the morning and don't want anymore fruit, any suggestions? Has anyone made the white bean and veggie soup in the users guide,recipe book?
BRAND NEW it has been 2 days, i have had kale, spinich, strawberries,apples in the morning, what would be a yummy breakfast drink, so many to look over, would love for someone to say just try this........! Thanks!
Welcome to the forum Bardie312, Try this one, it provides a great wakeup boost with lots of nutrients, energy and is filling. This is a very anti-inflammatory and antioxidant rich blast. 1.5 cup fresh made green tea 2 tbs chia or ground flax seed 1/2 avocado 1 cup mix of blueberries and strawberries 2 tbs raw cocao 1/2 tsp ceylon cinnamon a pinch of cayenne (optional) stevia and/or raw honey as desired Healthy wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
robynb wrote: I am having no luck with finding an all vegatable juice for lunch that taste good. I am drinking spinach/mixed fruit juice in the morning and don't want anymore fruit, any suggestions? Has anyone made the white bean and veggie soup in the users guide,recipe book?
How about a simple V-8 type recipe? Tomato, carrot, celery, beet, parsley, lettuce, watercress, and spinach :)
I started the nutri bullet7 days ago. So far lost 3 lbs. I have 30 lbs to go. I'm using my juicer as of yesterday to get the juice and extra pulp {instead of water{ that I add to lots of dark greens ect. Add that to my bullet.{Also going to add 1t. of added fiber that Im getting from heath store. I;m trying to lose and would like to add Avocado{even though it is high in cals. and fat. How much of the Avocado do I use to keep cals down?? Also would adding ground ,flax seed or chia be to much? Thank you.
Hi, Im new to the form. I'm hoping to lose 60lbs.Any and all support will be awesome.
Welcome to the forum. Glad to have you aboard, you will find lots of great information on here to help you in your road to success. Congratulations on your new nutribullet it's going to serve you well in your pursuit of weight loss and optimal health! If I can be of help let me know. healthy wishes, Wally Bishop C.N.C
Kind, If you use plenty of veggies and some fruits I don't think you will need extra fiber unless your doctor says you need that much. That's just 1 of the great benefits of the NutriBullet, you get all of the fiber. With out knowing what you are putting in your NutriBlast I would say use 1/2 of the avocado. But with that said even eating it all minus the seed is OK. Also avocado are one of the highest fiber foods! Sure chia or flax seed is awesome too. congratulations on your weight loss keep it going! Healthy wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
I am currently enrolled at Integrated Nutrition working on my Health Coach certification. So far this has been an amazing course and I am learning so much about healing with foods. I have read a few articles about having to activate nuts to release important minerals. Has anyone else heard about this or have you done this in the past?
Truckergrandma1, so good to hear from you. Yes, soaking washes or releases digestive inhibitors of off the outer layer of the nuts, seeds and grains allowing their nutrients to be absorbed. Here is a great article about soaking nuts and seeds. http://foodmatters.tv/articles-1/the-benefits-of-soaking-nuts-and-seeds Healthy Wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C,
Thanks Wally :-) Tomorrow my husband and I start the 7 day detox/ cleanse hopefully being in such a small space we won't kill each other :-) It's funny I just ordered the master kit for food matters. I watched the documentary hungry for change the other night and was blown away by everything being said so I ordered the master class.
Truckergrandma1 wrote: I am currently enrolled at Integrated Nutrition working on my Health Coach certification. So far this has been an amazing course and I am learning so much about healing with foods. I have read a few articles about having to activate nuts to release important minerals. Has anyone else heard about this or have you done this in the past?
Check out my blog post about this subject here! http://nutribulletblog.com/dehydrating-fermenting-soaking-and-sproutingoh-my/
Thanks Krista :-)
I am new to Nutribullet. I am trying to find a book with great recipes that will give me more structure. I bought the book, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Juice Fasting". Is this a good book. Are there other good books I can by on Amazon. Are there any nutribullet meetups or groups I can join. I live in Los Angeles. Thanks, Lee
Love it! What a taste!!! the only thing i let out was the avocado, do not care for the flavor at all! BUT it is wonderful without it! Thanks so much! I am having so much fun makeing new delighful flavors, I am doing two a day one for breakfast, eating a healthy lunch and then one at night, I get home late since i have two jobs, this way I do not have to go to bed feeling nasty and guilty a nice shake is the way to go! thanks all!
leeeinla wrote: I am new to Nutribullet. I am trying to find a book with great recipes that will give me more structure. I bought the book, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Juice Fasting". Is this a good book. Are there other good books I can by on Amazon. Are there any nutribullet meetups or groups I can join. I live in Los Angeles. Thanks, Lee
I am not familiar with that book. Keep in mind that the NutriBullet is not a juicer so some of the recipes that are noted for a juicer are not the same in the NutriBullet. In addition, the NutriBullet can handle some ingredients that a juicer cannot - nuts, seeds (like chia, flax, sesame), powders like cacao, turmeric, etc., goji berries, the list goes on and on. I'd suggest our book, The Natural Healing Foods. You can get that here: http://www.nutribullet.com/index.php?r=site/accessories
Bardi its good to hear from you. Glad you are enjoying this so much. It will really payoff with better health! Make sure you are getting enough protein by adding some grains like quinoa and oats and nuts and seeds to your blast Healthy Wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
I am new also, i have had mine for about a week and a half now, i need to lose weight and lower my cholesterol, having support makes it easier and more fun.....
Glenda welcome to the forum. So glad you are on your new journey to wellness!! I look forward to hearing you question, success and challenges. Healthy Wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
How is the cleanse going?? And the master kit? Can you tell us about that?
I have been useing my nutri bullet for 11 days. Lost since Mar.22 3 lbs. As of this date still holding. I have 1 bullet a day mostly greens with maybe couple friuts . Been adding avocado once in while 1/4 slice.[Sometimes in place Of 1 fruit. I count calaries also.in meals and smoothies. I was looking at green smoothies sites. Now, is this true from what Im picking up? Vegetable-Base{Even with couple fruits added will Not prodvide you with enough cals. for a meal replacement?? You shoul;d do 60% fruits and 40% Greens?/ My Dr. said I can do 1200 a day plus take .b12 I Still like to get more greens and veggies in my smoothies.Have as a meal.{ I think to many fruits is high in cals. and sugars. Also since I get up later. my first meal is lunch at 12-1pm. and dinner around5pm and smoothie 8-9 pm. I go to bed 1amm.So is that ok to do,to still loose?
Kind, even though greens and for that fact most all veggies wiht the exception of avocados do not provide much in the way of calories but they are very nutrient dense. I try to have every color o t he rainbow every day in two different Nutriblast! I would aim for 3 times more veggies than fruits because the fruits are so rich in sugars. Berries of any type are really good for you and lower in sugars. So are peaches, pears, plums and slightly green bananas. Our body does need a certain number of calories for optimal function and everyones requirements are different. You need at least 1200 calories per day to keep our bodies metabolism functioning properly. If you want to know approximatley how many calories you need per day at your current weight use my calculator here. http://www.viveforlife.com/nutrition-2/bmi/ For example; our central nervious system (including our brain) uses a lot of energy and will only burn glycogen ( stored sugars/carbohydrate) stores and sugars from foods we eat. Our body needs protein to build and repair muscle tissues, make hormones, enzymes, red blood cells, white blood cells, immune compounds, neurotransmitter compounds etc.... Our body needs fat to make and repair cell membranes, activate hormones, regulate tempature, cushion our joints and organs and provide long-term energy throughout the day. Many plant based fats called sterols are very heart protective. With all of this being said calories equate to nutrients and energy. You may be getting a bunch of nutrients but not enough calories. Try adding coconut, nuts and seeds or nut butters to your smoothies. Chia seeds and flax seeds are rich in omega 3 fatty acids which are anti-inflammatory and good for your joints, brain, heart and blood vessels. Coconut is rich in calories and loaded with nutrition. Use all of the avocado not just a slice or too. Also use oats, quinoa and rice bran for added nutrition and calories. I hope this helps. Healthy Wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
You can also check Amazon.com for free kindle books on green smoothies. You can download a free kindle app (you don't have to have Kindle). I have several smoothie books that I have downloaded from Amazon that I think are perfect for the Nutribullet. There are also low cost downloadable books as well...$0.99 - $2.99. Happy hunting.
Hi Cattlegirl. The cleanse is going pretty good. I am on day 6 :-) I won't say this has been an easy 5 days but it has been a great learning experience for me and my husband. I honestly think it would have been easier if I were home and not out on the truck. My other big obstacle was my husband having to stop the cleanse by day 3. It got to dangerous with him driving to go through some of the side effects like feeling dizzy and getting that foggy mind. Now remember not everyone will have the same side effects if any from doing a cleanse. I have to his meals so it has become pretty hard at times making him a sandwich and not taking a bite LOL. I am currently in school to get my certification for Health Coaching and between what I have been learning there, the hungry for change movie and lectures and the cleanse this past week I will be continuing to have my nutriblasts for one or two meals and cutting animal proteins way back. I have been feeling lighter and less bogged down without consuming all the animal protein. AS far as the master class, I watched the documentary hungry for a change and ordered their master course to learn more about eating clean and what goes into our food. You should definitely watch the documentary it was a huge eye opener. I do recommend doing the cleanse, however check with Krista and make sure she doesn't have a spring cleanse in the works.
Truckergrandma1 wrote: Hi Cattlegirl. The cleanse is going pretty good. I am on day 6 :-) I won't say this has been an easy 5 days but it has been a great learning experience for me and my husband. I honestly think it would have been easier if I were home and not out on the truck. My other big obstacle was my husband having to stop the cleanse by day 3. It got to dangerous with him driving to go through some of the side effects like feeling dizzy and getting that foggy mind. Now remember not everyone will have the same side effects if any from doing a cleanse. I have to his meals so it has become pretty hard at times making him a sandwich and not taking a bite LOL. I am currently in school to get my certification for Health Coaching and between what I have been learning there, the hungry for change movie and lectures and the cleanse this past week I will be continuing to have my nutriblasts for one or two meals and cutting animal proteins way back. I have been feeling lighter and less bogged down without consuming all the animal protein. AS far as the master class, I watched the documentary hungry for a change and ordered their master course to learn more about eating clean and what goes into our food. You should definitely watch the documentary it was a huge eye opener. I do recommend doing the cleanse, however check with Krista and make sure she doesn't have a spring cleanse in the works.
You're almost to the end! Hang in there :) Awesome job... I do have a cleanse in the works. We are testing recipes now! Hope to have it ready mid April. Stay tuned for more details to come. It is a shorter one; thinking 3 days of all Blasts! Woohooo.....
Hi I'm new to the forum. I started doing smoothies in 2/2013 and once I got obsessed with those I started looking into other things and the nutribullet was the best thing I thought and now I am obsessed with it. Last year I lost 20 lbs and then I started a new job and other things started to happen and I gained 10-15 lbs in a very short amount of time. So now I am needing a little support trying to get the weight back off. I love my nutribullet but I wanted to know if I use the same fruits/veggies (mostly fruits) on a regular basis does that effect the outcome of helping my weight loss?
Mcoleman, I would certainlyMcoleman, 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). 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.
Thank you so much! This is very motivating and I think I definitely was overdoing the fruits. I'm excited to see where I can go from here now that I have gained this information.
Hi, First time on the forum,Hi, First time on the forum, so be gentle with me (lol). I just bought my Nutribullet from a local store not through infomercial. It included a User Guide/Recipe Book that has the 6 week transformation plan and recipes. The Natural Healing Foods book also contains the plan and recipes. Is it worth getting this book or is much of the info going to be duplicated? Secondly, when you follow the 6 week plan, I understand each STAGE 1-3 is two weeks long. I am not quite sure how you use PHASE 1-3 from the User Guide. Do you use each phase for two weeks also to get used to the different greens? Hope my questions make sense. Thanks Michelle
m wrote: Hi, First time on the forum, so be gentle with me (lol). I just bought my Nutribullet from a local store not through infomercial. It included a User Guide/Recipe Book that has the 6 week transformation plan and recipes. The Natural Healing Foods book also contains the plan and recipes. Is it worth getting this book or is much of the info going to be duplicated? Secondly, when you follow the 6 week plan, I understand each STAGE 1-3 is two weeks long. I am not quite sure how you use PHASE 1-3 from the User Guide. Do you use each phase for two weeks also to get used to the different greens? Hope my questions make sense. Thanks Michelle
Let me see if I can help clarify! Both the User Guide and Recipe Book and the Natural Healing Foods Book contain the same 6-Week Transformation Plan. The three Stages are outlined to help guide you (pgs. 70-75 I believe) and then the pages following that are the recipes that you can choose from for each of the stages (pgs 76-80). The recipes after that are for the snacks, sides and soups, etc. The plan incorporates more NutriBlasts and less whole food as you progress and the greens go from mild spinach to more adventurous. However, feel free to modify as you see fit. The Natural Healing Foods book is different in that it contains information about each of our body's systems (cardiovascular, muscular, reproductive, etc.) along with healing foods and recipe suggestions to help with each bodily system.
Thanks for the info Krista!
Hi everyone. I just wanted to stop in and say my weight lose has started to finally pick up. I have cut out most processed foods, I have reduced my sodium intake, cut out all soda or diet drinks, I eat mainly whole foods. And yes I am able to do this on the truck. I have started using MyFitnessPal and I linked it to Endomondo, when I go for my daily walks, ( yes I said daily walks) :-) it puts the calories burned right into my daily food dairy. It's really cool! On top of my daily walk I have joined the 100 squats a day challenge. I have worked up to 45 squats holding two 6 pound hand weights. My health coaching class is remarkable, this is really turning into a life changing opportunity for me. I have a passion for nutrition and a passion to help other people meet their Heath and weight lose goals. Oh and it all started last August sitting on my couch watching late night infomercials where low and behold David Wolfe convinced me I could change my life if I bought a nutribullet and started drinking these awesome nutriblasts. My future is changing, my husband and I have lost around 70 pounds together and life is good. So keep up the good work, don't get discouraged just keep moving forward.
I am so glad to hear of your success what a great testimony!just keep it going keep it up you're an inspiration to us all. just goes to show you that anything is possible under any circumstances doesn't matter what your job is you can find a way to be healthy. healthy wishes, Wally Bishop C.N.C.
I am so glad to hear of your success what a great testimony!just keep it going keep it up you're an inspiration to us all. just goes to show you that anything is possible under any circumstances doesn't matter what your job is you can find a way to be healthy. healthy wishes, Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Hi all, I am a new NBC owner. My husband bought it for me to help me loose weight and get healthy. I am very excited about my new adventure. I have been doing a lot of reading today and have learned so much. It's nice to know that I have a new community to help me on my journey.
Connie1967 wrote: Hi all, I am a new NBC owner. My husband bought it for me to help me loose weight and get healthy. I am very excited about my new adventure. I have been doing a lot of reading today and have learned so much. It's nice to know that I have a new community to help me on my journey.
Welcome Connie! We're looking forward to hearing more about your adventure. :)
this is my 3rd day with the nutriblast and I have lost 4 lbs. so far.
GrandmaDibb fantastic news! Congratulations on the weight loss. Keep it up and your whole body is going to become better and better! Healthy Wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Connie welcome to the forum. Congratulations on your new NB!! It is going to improve your health and life. If I can be of service please let me know. Healthy Wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Love this list! I am new and just started using the Nutribullet - love it:)
Ok got my NBC for mother s day. To eat the raw salads what do you use as dressing. Balsamic dressing?
Ok got my NBC for mother s day. To eat the raw salads what do you use as dressing. Balsamic dressing?
Judy Zurfluh wrote: Ok got my NBC for mother s day. To eat the raw salads what do you use as dressing. Balsamic dressing?
A balsamic vinaigrette is a good choice, just remember most contain about 1/2 oil and 1/2 vinegar making them pretty calorie dense. You do need fats in your salad dressing in order to reap the benefits of the fat soluble vitamins, however, you don't need to overdo it so use it sparingly. It's best to make your own dressing as many of the bottled varieties have added sugar and unnecessary binders. I like to just squeeze some lemon juice over my salad and mash in some avocado so it's not so dry, but I can still taste the veggies in the salad! Here's a good vinaigrette from Bragg's using apple cider vinegar: Bragg Health Vinaigrette Perfect for salads, dressings, greens, dips, marinades, veggies and most foods. ½ cup Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar 1/3 cup Bragg Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil ½ to 1 tsp Bragg Liquid Aminos (or low sodium soy sauce) 1 to 2 tsps Honey 1-2 cloves Garlic- minced Pinch of Bragg Sprinkle (24 Herbs & Spices) Mix thoroughly and apply!
Good evening, I got myGood evening, I got my NB about a month ago. I love it. I started off with just one Nutriblast a day. Then I did the 3 day cleanse and was very impressed with my self. I was able to do all 3 days. I must say that I did have to have about 4 saltines right before bed or my blood sugars were lower than I like in the morning. So I guess I did about a 95% cleanse! :) Anyways, I am now having 2 a day. I make them before I go to work and take with me. I can't take everything with. I have found some foods work better than others. I feel that when I use almond milk, it separates as it sits. This has helped me eat (drink) foods I typically would have nothing to do with. Like spinach, banana's and avocado to name a few. Now I put them in all the time. I can't taste them. I try to make one that is more veggies for the morning blast and then the 2nd one is more fruity for a snack in the afternoon. It has been fun experimenting.
Tootsie, congratulations on your new journey! You did awesome making it through the cleanse. Keep it up and please continue to share with us. Healthy wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
tootsie71 wrote: I try to make one that is more veggies for the morning blast and then the 2nd one is more fruity for a snack in the afternoon. It has been fun experimenting.
Hi Tootsie71, I do the same thing!! I drink my "green" blast in the am and I look forward to my "fruity" blast in the late afternoon! For my fruity blast I soak chia seeds for about 10 minutes before adding them and my blast is SO thick and creamy. Love it!
I have been using my NB and love it. I feel better but not losing weight. This information will help me as I continue to eat better and experiment with NB. Thank you!
Hello everyone... so glad to have found you! I've been using the NutriBullet for approx 1 month now.... I purchased it in hopes of a miracle for my dysfunctional thyroid (praying for weight loss, energy, a clear mind, etc.). So far, I don't think I'm using the right recipe, because I'm not noticing any difference. Once a day (am), I drink the large cup. I put two handfuls of spinach/spring greens, a few raspberries, a few blueberries, a few blackberries, 1/2 banana, 1 kumquat, tbl spoon of dried goji berries, tbl spoon of chia seeds, tbl spoon of flax seeds, some almonds, pumpkin/sunflower seeds, then fill to the line with organic coconut water. I am someone VERY new to healthy foods. I've lived my whole life with food "phobias" (cannot deal with the textures of fruits and veggies) which is why NB seemed like a gift from above. I don't have a sweet tooth, so I never enjoyed fruit at all. I am able to tolerate this drink. Any thoughts on what I'm doing, perhaps the wrong recipe? Something worked better for you?
Christine, welcome to the forum. Congratulations our joining the wellness journey. I would use a lot more veggies and less fruit. Too much sugar can cause a hormonal imbalance that can effect the thyroid. I would include sea veggies rich in iodine in my diet. Also including algaes like spirulina, Dunaliella and chlorella are especially good for the thyroid and the whole body. There are foods that can interfere with thyroid function, they contain goitrogens. Steam goitrogenic foods to remove most of the goitrogenic effects.: Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, cassava root, horseradish, kale, millet, mustard, mustard greens, spinach, and turnips. Avoid all soybeans except fermented soy products such as tofu, miso and tempeh. However understand almost all soy is now GMO. I would add virgin organic coconut oil to my diet. It is very good for the thyroid. B Vitamins particular Vitamin B2 are very important for thyroid function. Nuts and seeds like sunflower seeds, Brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, almonds and chia seeds should be included. Omega 3 fatty acids are important to include in your diet. Good plant sources are ground flax seed, chia seed and walnuts. The minerals zinc, iron, selenium and cooper are important for thyroid function. Avoid gluten and artificial sweeteners like aspartame. Please make sure you keep your doctor informed of any diet and lifestyle changes. Healthy Wishes wally Bishop C.N.C.
christineM wrote: Hello everyone... so glad to have found you! I've been using the NutriBullet for approx 1 month now.... I purchased it in hopes of a miracle for my dysfunctional thyroid (praying for weight loss, energy, a clear mind, etc.). So far, I don't think I'm using the right recipe, because I'm not noticing any difference. Once a day (am), I drink the large cup. I put two handfuls of spinach/spring greens, a few raspberries, a few blueberries, a few blackberries, 1/2 banana, 1 kumquat, tbl spoon of dried goji berries, tbl spoon of chia seeds, tbl spoon of flax seeds, some almonds, pumpkin/sunflower seeds, then fill to the line with organic coconut water. I am someone VERY new to healthy foods. I've lived my whole life with food "phobias" (cannot deal with the textures of fruits and veggies) which is why NB seemed like a gift from above. I don't have a sweet tooth, so I never enjoyed fruit at all. I am able to tolerate this drink. Any thoughts on what I'm doing, perhaps the wrong recipe? Something worked better for you?
Christine, In addition to the wonderful suggestions that Wally gave, I'd like to suggest keeping track of the calories in your NutriBlasts. Use a site like myfitnesspal.com or http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php to determine the total calories in your Bast or some of your other meals. You can then determine how this fits into your total daily calorie allotment. Curious what that might be? You can find out here: http://www.viveforlife.com/nutrition-2/bmi/ I often find myself getting carried away trying to fit in so many amazing healthful foods, that by the time I'm done I have a 500 calorie NutriBlast. While it is all healthy ingredients, those calories still matter. Also, check out some of the articles and recipes about thyroid health that we have right here on NutriLiving. Just enter "hypothyroid" into the search bar on the home page!
hi my name is Scott and i need help i don't like raw fruits and veggies but i figure i can drink them i need to lose 60 lbs i am great at following instructions could you please share some recipes with me for a morning blast and lunch blast the book does not help i don't want to make food with the nb i bought it to drink the things i don't eat and any weight loss tips would help i am also joining weight watchers so any thing thing would help thanks ]
Hi Christine where can I find the spirulina? I got most ingredients I'm starting my first blast tomorrow can you give me an idea for my first blast? xiomy
xiomy2713 wrote: Hi Christine where can I find the spirulina? I got most ingredients I'm starting my first blast tomorrow can you give me an idea for my first blast? xiomy
Spirulina can often be found in health food stores or you can find it online at places like this: http://essentiallivingfoods.com/products/spirulina-organic-raw-8oz Your first NutriBlast should contain ingredients you like so that you enjoy the first experience :) I'd suggest something simple like spinach, 1/2 banana, berries (strawberries and blueberries), chia seeds (or other seed or nut you have on hand), water or coconut water. After that, feel free to experiment. We've got tons of recipes right here on this site. What ingredients do you like? Do a search for it and go from there. Happy Blasting!
today was may first blast I'm very happy I need to be healthy and I want to meet my gold it was very good I put spinach mango mixed berry pineapple superboost sesame seeds chia flax seeds and nuts no sugar didn't need it hope that I can keep it up, thanks to everyone xiomara
today was may first blast I'm very happy I need to be healthy and I want to meet my gold it was very good I put spinach mango mixed berry pineapple superboost sesame seeds chia flax seeds and nuts no sugar didn't need it hope that I can keep it up, thanks to everyone xiomara
sorry I mean super bust
Hi everyone! Is anyone just doing juice, no food? What are you having? Thanks! -Arielle
Arielle wrote: Hi everyone! Is anyone just doing juice, no food? What are you having? Thanks! -Arielle
If you are referring to a cleanse program, check out that forum for a 3-day all NutriBlast Cleanse (link below). Consuming just NutriBlasts for an extended period of time takes some planning to make sure you are meeting all your nutritional needs. Please discuss with a nutrition professional if you decide to do this so they can help you find recipes that help you meet those needs. Here's the link to the 3-day cleanse :) https://nutriliving-images.imgix.net/documents/pdf/NL_Spring_Cleanse.pdf Happy Blasting!
New to the forum and new to using Nutribullet (as of mid-May). I am finding that I have a lot to learn about what extra's I could be adding to my blasts in order to give myself even better health. I had a question about wheatgrass - I found a dried powder form of it in the health food section of my local grocery store but I was uncertain if this form was the "best" form in which to include it? Also, I found the dried/powder form of other extra's or boosts that are suggested but I wonder the same thing - best form or is fresh best? Or does it even come fresh? (Sorry, still learning, lol.) Thank you - Sonya
Sonya Welcome to theSonya Welcome to the forum! As far as any food or herb I believe fresh organic is always better but powdered organic or frozen is fine to use. I encourage NB users to add herbs and spices to their blast. They provide powerful concentrated antioxidants and phytonutrients that will boost our health. I will add these to different blast. cayenne, ceylon cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, cumin, turmeric, black pepper, coriander, etc... also raw apple cider vinegar, coconut oil, maca, raw cocoa, raw honey Let us know how you are doing. Healthy Wishes, wally Bishop C.N.C.
Hi. I'm new to this community but have had my nutriblast for close to a month now.I'm loving it and looking forward to this new journey.
Thomassd welcome to the forum! Keep us informed of your progress and let us know if you have any questions. Healthy Wishes, Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Wally Bishop wrote: Christine, welcome to the forum. Congratulations our joining the wellness journey. I am fairly new to blasting, about a month. I'm looking forward to the benefits it provides. My main goals are weight loss and lowering my cholesterol along with getting my family to eat healthy. So the ?s I have is related to the information quoted below. My first question. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism some years ago. The doctors never said anything about not eating these foods. So I have been eating them RAW like they are going out of style. So if they should be steamed first, I take it that its okay to put them in the Nutri-Bullet once they've been steamed? My second question is my family eats a lot of edename, is this something I should be avoiding? Thank You. There are foods that can interfere with thyroid function, they contain goitrogens. Steam goitrogenic foods to remove most of the goitrogenic effects.: Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, cassava root, horseradish, kale, millet, mustard, mustard greens, spinach, and turnips. Avoid all soybeans except fermented soy products such as tofu, miso and tempeh. However understand almost all soy is now GMO. Healthy Wishes wally Bishop C.N.C.
Moonseer, yes it is fine to include cooked vegetables in the NutriBullet. I'd let them cool off a bit before Blasting so pressure doesn't build up inside the cup. Edamame is a soy food so yes, I'd skip it.
New Member had my NB for about 4 months started gaining weight. Afer some reading I'm adding more veggies. Looking for better results.
How are you doing your meals. I drink greenin the morning. My lunch is about 2.5 hours later (work from 10 to 1830) lunch usually soup and salad. Dinner usually some kind of chicken.
Hi 123America, My routine isHi 123America, My routine is as follows, understand the foods very from day to day. I eat a lot of veggies! Get up drink 12 ounces of pure water make 16 oz. hot chocolate from raw cocao with ceylon cinnamon, nutmeg and raw honey about and hour later have first blast with mostly veggies, a little fruit, cinnamon and extra protein mid morning a hand full of organic walnuts, pumpkin seeds and almonds, more hot chocolate lunch another blast, on a rare occasaion I will eat my lunch. about an hour after the lunch blast I workout, typcally I ride my bike for 20 to 30 miles get back and have a blast with a post workout blend later afternoon more nuts and seeds and a banana for dinner a lot of raw veggies, beans, nuts and seeds in a huge salad, sometimes i will have soup and a large veggie sandwich with tomato, avocado, spinach, onion and bean sprouts or a almond butter and honey sandwich. I hope this helps, Wally Bishop C.N.C.
123 America, Many people use123 America, Many people use too much fruit or do their blast in addition to meals. If you add extra calories by not relacing something you are eating you will gain weight. Also people that just blast and don't also eat can sometimes cut calorie intake too much causing weight gain or stall weight loss. Healthy wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Thanks. This is indeed a journey... a journey to optimum health. I am constantly looking for ways as well as researching information to help me make better nutritional choices. Tomorrow I will begin a walking routine. I want to add more exercise into this journey. I tried various diets and exercise programs. I am just tired of not getting results. I feel a difference with the nutribullet. However, I do have a question. Do you know of any recipes that will help fight against fibroids, chronic kidney disease, and diabetes? I look forward to hearing from you soon. God bless you.
Hi I am new to the forum and have had my nutribullet for a couple of months I enjoy blasting but am now getting serious about losing weight. I have 200lbs+ that I need to lose. I was encourage to here how Wally Bishop lost 200lbs. So I joined the forum.
My husband and I just bought the NutriBullet and have only had one drink per day for 2 days, and we have been splitting the large container as that is what the couple does who showed us there NutriBullet & convinced us to buy one, too. Do other people split the big container, drink their own large container or do most people use the smaller container? As I read through this forum, I could not tell, but it appears each person seems to be drinking a full container, and maybe we should be, too. So far so good! Thanks for all the recipes and information. In our neck of the woods, we have not been reading as many bad reports about soy, edamame, etc. and are wondering about eating soy beans for a snack (fresh boiled). We did buy almond milk instead of soy milk.
I always use the Tall Glass -- I seem to have trouble putting all of the yummy veggies into the small one! And I do find that the smoothie made in a tall glass doesn't fit into my re-usable plastic cup with straw. I always use that to drink my smoothies down. So I have an extra 4 oz of smoothie to drink when I get home from work -- perfect! To answer your question with a question: are you making your smoothies as a meal replacement or as an additional nutritional supplement? The answer to that question makes a difference. If it's a meal replacement, are you full after splitting a tall container with your husband? A few weeks ago, I left my tall glass at work over the weekend -- which, thankfully, led to trying different smoothies and recipes in the smaller glass. I had great results trying different combinations and proportions of veggies & fruits, without committing to a full-sized smoothie! I think what I've learned from the forums is that it's important to determine what you want: weight loss, addressing a health issue, or multiple ones, just to have an easy way to get more fruits and vegetables into your diet, etc. There is a ton of useful information on here and my suggestion is to keep browsing and be open to new things. The dietitians and consultants are super responsive and helpful. The members are supportive and inspirational. Most importantly, enjoy what you're doing. I can say, although I haven't lost a ton of weight in a month, I definitely feel better, look better and want to keep it up!
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Anthony welcome to the forum and your new wellness journey. If you begin to apply healthy living principles you can build health and lose weight. The NB is a big plus for weight loss. I am here to help you in any way I can. Let us know how you are doing. Healthy Wishes, Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Hi Sandeeb, The only soy IHi Sandeeb, The only soy I would eat is the fermented kind and then moderately. Fermented soy is tofu, tempeh and miso, Most soy is GMO and it is highly inflammatory in addition it can cause hormonal imbalances. Some people have a hard time digesting soybeans. H I recommend using unsweetened almond milk or make your own almond milk. It's very easy. here is a recipe I like. To make it unsweetened leave out the dates or replace them with stevia. http://terigentes.com/index.php/component/content/category/44-beverages?layout=blog I hope this helps, Healthy Wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
hOW DID YOU DO THIS? I AM STAYING ON A 1200 CALORIE DIET AND I WALK ABOUT 4 MILES A DAY, AND SINCE MARCH 22 I HAVE LOST ONLY 14 LBS. BOUGHT THE NB TO HELP. I NEED RECIPES AND DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO DO THIS
thomassd wrote: Thanks. This is indeed a journey... a journey to optimum health. I am constantly looking for ways as well as researching information to help me make better nutritional choices. Tomorrow I will begin a walking routine. I want to add more exercise into this journey. I tried various diets and exercise programs. I am just tired of not getting results. I feel a difference with the nutribullet. However, I do have a question. Do you know of any recipes that will help fight against fibroids, chronic kidney disease, and diabetes? I look forward to hearing from you soon. God bless you.
Thomas, Specific dietary recommendations are made according to stage of kidney disease and type of dialysis (if on dialysis). There are Dietitians who specialize in this area, as it is a very complex disease when it comes to nutrition. In general those with kidney issues are told to limit fluids, potassium, phosphorus, and sodium. In addition, protein needs to monitored and it is important to make sure you are getting enough calories. A dialysis nurse usually gives some guidelines and I would highly recommend speaking with an RD in your area that is specialized in nutritional therapy for kidney disease.Being that many of the foods one puts into a NutriBlast contain potassium, phosphorus and liquid, I would hold off for the time being until you can sit down with someone who can help plan an appropriate diet for your specific stage and type of dialysis, if applicable. There are just too many unknowns that prevent me from providing an exact answer so I want to err on the side of caution. To find an RD that specializes in this area, check this link here:http://www.eatright.org/programs/rdfinder/ I think it is important to understand how you might be able to use the NutriBullet with kidney issues prior to getting into the other areas. Please discuss this with your Dr. For a general FYI, here's an Ask the Expert for Diabetes: http://www.nutriliving.com/blog/how-can-nutribullet-help-type-ii-diabetes
kelliemonson wrote: hOW DID YOU DO THIS? I AM STAYING ON A 1200 CALORIE DIET AND I WALK ABOUT 4 MILES A DAY, AND SINCE MARCH 22 I HAVE LOST ONLY 14 LBS. BOUGHT THE NB TO HELP. I NEED RECIPES AND DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO DO THIS
Kellie - I think you should congratulate yourself on those 14 pounds! That's a healthy weight loss and at a good pace - a bit over a pound a week :) We have a lot of information about weight loss on this site. Search "weight loss" on the home search bar and you'll find articles, recipes, forums and foods that are helpful with weight loss. Here are some general tips from Wally that are great to know! http://www.nutriliving.com/blog/frustrated-your-weight-loss-what-you-could-be-doing-wrong
Kellie, Welcome to the forum.Kellie, Welcome to the forum. Ideal weight loss is about 1 to 2 pounds per week but never more than 2 pounds per week. The slower you lose it the better the chance you keep it off. You may not be eating enough calories. Never have greater than a 1000 calorie deficit on any given day. if you burn 1000 calories more than you consume you will lose about 2 pounds per week. But it is super important to make sure you are getting adequate nutrition. Calories = nutrients so when you cut calories you also are cutting out nutrients. 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 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. These are my guidelines for sustained weight loss. If you exercise and eat health foods every day you can lose the weight. Before exercising or making lifestyle changes always get approval from your doctor. 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). 3) Drink a minimum of 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.
Kellie congratulation on the weight loss that is super, just keep it up!! let us know how you are doing. Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Wally what is your recipe for the hot chocolate?
csimmons010 wrote: Wally what is your recipe for the hot chocolate?
I'd love to know that too :)
Hello... Just got my NB ...And my goal is to loss weight. After reading thru this forum I know it could happen. Please share me the tips and the receipts. Thanks
Ok here it go's. Sorry I didn't see the request till now. 6 ounces water 6 ounces almond milk heat liquid 2 tbs raw organic cocao more if needed 1/2 tsp ceylon cinnamon (some times I add a little nutmeg) pinch of organic cayenne small dash of Himalayan or sea salt raw honey to taste, for me about a tbs Enjoy Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Mranger. You can lose theMranger. You can lose the weight just remember the weight is a symptom of how you are living. So you need to change your lifestyle, right? Welcome to the forum. Ideal weight loss is about 1 to 2 pounds per week but never more than 2 pounds per week. The slower you lose it the better the chance you keep it off. You may not be eating enough calories. Never have greater than a 1000 calorie deficit on any given day. if you burn 1000 calories more than you consume you will lose about 2 pounds per week. But it is super important to make sure you are getting adequate nutrition. Calories = nutrients so when you cut calories you also are cutting out nutrients. 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 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. These are my guidelines for sustained weight loss. If you exercise and eat health foods every day you can lose the weight. Before exercising or making lifestyle changes always get approval from your doctor. 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). 3) Drink a minimum of 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. Let us know how you are doing. Healthy Wishes, Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Wally Bishop wrote: Ok here it go's. Sorry I didn't see the request till now. 6 ounces water 6 ounces almond milk heat liquid 2 tbs raw organic cocao more if needed 1/2 tsp ceylon cinnamon (some times I add a little nutmeg) pinch of organic cayenne small dash of Himalayan or sea salt raw honey to taste, for me about a tbs Enjoy Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Can't wait til it gets cold so I can try :) Thank you!
Hi, I am new to the forum and after reading many posts I think I am doing too much fruit. I actually gained some weight since I getting my NB. Anyone have some good veggie recipes that won't cost too much as I am on a tight budget. I have about 100 lbs to lose.
daboden61 wrote: Hi, I am new to the forum and after reading many posts I think I am doing too much fruit. I actually gained some weight since I getting my NB. Anyone have some good veggie recipes that won't cost too much as I am on a tight budget. I have about 100 lbs to lose.
Here are a couple I found on this site :) my "V8" tomato celery carrot spinach beets ginger water AND some more here... http://www.nutriliving.com/forums/topics/100-veggie-recipes Also, check out these articles for some low GI fruit options and fruit sugar/weight gain: http://www.nutriliving.com/blog/blasting-blood-sugar-control http://www.nutriliving.com/blog/will-too-much-fruit-make-me-fat http://www.nutriliving.com/blog/how-much-fruit-too-much-fruit
Thanks Krista for the ideas and links. I'm so excited to be here! I love my NB!
Hi daboden61, I use the sameHi daboden61, I use the same ingredients that Sara uses but also add a little cayenne and lemon in mine and I love it. I also like carrots, cucumber, celery, strawberries, bell pepper, kale with water and a little cinnamon and stevia. Healthy wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
I received my Nutribullet 2 days ago. I'm very excited about getting started. I have a goal to lose 135 lbs. by next August. I am currently 283 lbs. I'm 5' 9" tall and will turn 59 on Sunday. For the most part, I'm healthy. My blood pressure is high and I take medication for it. When I went for my checkup last week, it was 131/71. No diabetes and I plan on keeping it that way !! I teach Pre-K and need all the energy I can get !! LOL !! Help me begin this journey.... I have a 15 year old daughter, sons aged 35, 32, 28 and 25. 6 BEAUTIFUL Grandchildren and they deserve to have a Nana who can run around with them !!! I plan to be Sexy at 60 !!!
I too just received my nutribullet. I have used the bullet for years now but am looking forward to the versatility of this. I am 56 and weigh 260, I am also 5'9' and have been pressured by my doctor to start blood pressure meds. I was encouraged by your post and hope. Sometimes those of us over 50 think this is pretty much how growing old will be. I too have grandbabies and want to be able to be here for them. Prayers and good luck. And, sexy at 60 sounds awesome!
lallen and Paula: You willlallen and Paula: You will win the weight battle with this little NB!! Wanting to change and make yourself healthier is half the battle... And being 57, I thought I might be stuck with a rotund mid-section forever; not so with the NB! And "old" is way in the future. 8-)
Paularwiley congrats on your new path to better health. Don't try to lose the weight to fast. The slower it comes off the longer it stays off. IF you focus on living healthy the weight loss will happen. Let us know how your journey is going! Healthy wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
lallen congratulations on doing something good for your health! if we can do anything to help let us know. healthy wishes, Wally Bishop C.N.C
I was wondering if there is perhaps a chart out there that gives info for veggies, fruits, nut and seed with what vitamins they contain and health benefits of each. Thanks
daboden61 wrote: I was wondering if there is perhaps a chart out there that gives info for veggies, fruits, nut and seed with what vitamins they contain and health benefits of each. Thanks
We have a wonderful database of all types of foods right here on NutriLiving :) Go to the "healing foods" tab and type in any food you're curious about. It will tell you about it, it's health benefits, and how to select and store it for maximum health benefits. If you don't see a food you're looking for, let us know so we can add it. Thanks!
HI Everyone ! I am very new to this and hope we can all help each other...being selfish for a minute here...I need LOTS of help and advice. I have been experimenting with my NB for about a week now and loving it. Tomorrow I embark on the serious but fun journey to excellent health. Seriously ...I am 56, female, about 5ft and need to lose at the very least 150#. I have been blasting fruits and veggies this past week just to get use to the NB. Can anyone suggest how I can be successful on this journey ? Please do not say eat Lima Beans !!...LOL. Should I blast 2x per day ? Should I add protein powders ? Should I cut out dairy ? Am I asking too much?? LOL. Thanks and I hope to meet lots of new friends here on the forum.
I love it...you go girl..I am still sexy at 67..working on it every day..walking and eating whole foods, I love the NutriBullet.
A lot of mileage from $2 worth of organic kale. I went with the idea of blasting the kale with water and making highly concentrated Kale (ice) cubes and freezing them. Less muss and fuss in the morning. Today our smoothies consisted of Kale..I blast it first and get it fairly concentrated, then added flax, a chunk of whole lemon, 1/2 a banana, pineapple, mango and strawberry (a few frozen chunks of each) topped off with water and almond milk...mmmmmm good...I find I really like the taste the lemon gives it..my husband just says...I don't want to know what's in it!!!
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Peanuttyist wrote: HI Everyone ! I am very new to this and hope we can all help each other...being selfish for a minute here...I need LOTS of help and advice. I have been experimenting with my NB for about a week now and loving it. Tomorrow I embark on the serious but fun journey to excellent health. Seriously ...I am 56, female, about 5ft and need to lose at the very least 150#. I have been blasting fruits and veggies this past week just to get use to the NB. Can anyone suggest how I can be successful on this journey ? Please do not say eat Lima Beans !!...LOL. Should I blast 2x per day ? Should I add protein powders ? Should I cut out dairy ? Am I asking too much?? LOL. Thanks and I hope to meet lots of new friends here on the forum.
The best thing to do is start small, with one new change. The easiest way to start is by replacing one meal with a NutriBlast, depending on your schedule you can pick which meal is easiest for you. Make sure you always have half veggies, 1/4 low glycemic index fruits like cherries, peaches, apricots, berries, figs, apples, pears or grapefruits. Use coconut water, unsweetened almond milk or water as your liquid and then add a some superfoods like chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds, spirulina, ginger, turmeric. If you find you are hungry after your Blast you can add one of the following: 1/4 avocado, 1/4 cup raw oats, 1 chunk of sweet potato, 1 tsp almond butter or a vegan based protein like vega one, sunwarrior, garden of life Raw Protein.
Thanks so much for your input....I am so happy to have started this journey. It interesting that the suggestions you gave me are some I had already put into practice....so I am doing something right !One day at a time...been two days and so far so good !! I so appreciate everyone here and will absorb all info anyone shares. Blasted this morning, had broccoli, carrots and cauliflower for lunch and just finished an awesome salad...I think there are plenty of leafy greens in my belly for the rest of the week. :)
It am honor to be of service. Let us know how you are doing Healthy wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Hi, Im new to the forum. im a 5 year gastric bypass post op and purchased my nutribullet to help me with my last 30 lbs. Ive lost about 215 since 2009. I was also hoping it would help me with the inflammation that is causing my sciatica. Any advice would be appreciated
Ive gained over 60 lb in 18 mos. due to Hypothyroid. Began taking medication but wondering if thyroid medication or alkaloids or detoxing is interfering with Nutriblasting? In the beginning, I tolerated kale, spinach, dandelion, even broccoli fine.However, Lately, about 5 hours after drinking my blast, I’m violently vomiting for an hour, exhausted, sleep then feel ok. I just don t understand what my body is rejecting. I started out drinking these veggies fine , Now it is a craps shoot and I’m scared to try again. In an article here, it says to rotate the veggies. I primarily use spinach cause of the iron. Do you think it’s my detoxification in my cells causing this or the alkaloids? Is it my thyroid meds? (although it happened before I started thyroid meds as well???? Im at a loss :-( Anyway, feedback on how I should proceed would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. BTW my doctor doesn't know crap about this in relation to my thyroid meds.
Hi Traecy, congratulations on the weightloss! Keep it up and let us know how you are doing. The NutriBullet will help because you can fill it with antiinflammatory rich foods! Many foods are antiinflammatory. Omega 3 fatty acids rich foods and food high in antioxidant power are great for reducing inflammation. Salmon sardines walnuts chia seeds dark cherries almonds blackberries cranberries apples strawberries onions garlic asparagus broccoli spinach cayenne peppers cabbage olive oil coconut oil raw cocao These two sources also provide additional info http://www.nutriliving.com/blog/reducing-muscle-soreness-cherries http://www.nutriliving.com/blog/10-rules-more-healthful-life http://www.webnd.com/anti-inflammatory-foods.php Healthy wishes wally Bishop C.N.C.
Traecy wrote: Hi, Im new to the forum. im a 5 year gastric bypass post op and purchased my nutribullet to help me with my last 30 lbs. Ive lost about 215 since 2009. I was also hoping it would help me with the inflammation that is causing my sciatica. Any advice would be appreciated
Have you read our anti-inflammatory articles yet? Check out these and give some of the ingredients a try! http://www.nutriliving.com/blog/top-10-anti-inflammatory-foods http://www.nutriliving.com/blog/preventing-and-reversing-chronic-inflammation
Debbelite wrote: Ive gained over 60 lb in 18 mos. due to Hypothyroid. Began taking medication but wondering if thyroid medication or alkaloids or detoxing is interfering with Nutriblasting? In the beginning, I tolerated kale, spinach, dandelion, even broccoli fine.However, Lately, about 5 hours after drinking my blast, I’m violently vomiting for an hour, exhausted, sleep then feel ok. I just don t understand what my body is rejecting. I started out drinking these veggies fine , Now it is a craps shoot and I’m scared to try again. In an article here, it says to rotate the veggies. I primarily use spinach cause of the iron. Do you think it’s my detoxification in my cells causing this or the alkaloids? Is it my thyroid meds? (although it happened before I started thyroid meds as well???? Im at a loss :-( Anyway, feedback on how I should proceed would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. BTW my doctor doesn't know crap about this in relation to my thyroid meds.
While I cannot pinpoint exactly what might be causing this rejection by your body, we can look into a few things... First, I'd suggest trying some different ingredients - possibly it is a reaction to something you've been using regularly. I have actually never head of any alkaloid toxicity happening from regular consumption of salads or smoothies so I don't think this is a concern. However, it won't hurt to rotate ingredients. Check out these articles on Blasting for Thyroid Health for some more tips! http://www.nutriliving.com/blog/blasting-thyroid-health http://www.nutriliving.com/blog/healthiest-foods-your-thyroid While thyroid medications help stabilize your hormones, it may be wise to stick to lower goitrogenic ingredients. In addition, cooking leafy greens first reduces the goitrogens and also may make easier for you to digest. Try eating more cooked veggies to see if that helps. There may be an underling condition not related to your thyroid that is causing it. We can't rule out medication, but since you said it happened before you started on the meds, I'm not sure if that is to blame.
Traecy wrote: Hi, Im new to the forum. im a 5 year gastric bypass post op and purchased my nutribullet to help me with my last 30 lbs. Ive lost about 215 since 2009. I was also hoping it would help me with the inflammation that is causing my sciatica. Any advice would be appreciated
Congrats on your purchase and your weight loss. You came to the right place! Since the NutriBullet is an extractor, it will give your body access to a variety of nutrients that are ready to be absorbed. Due to the decreased capacity of the stomach and inability to eat large amounts of food, it is important to get a concentrated source of nutrients. Fueling your body with these nutrients will help improve many conditions, even the sciatica. This is the outline I follow when building my NutriBlast: 1/2 veggies, 1/4 low glycemic index fruits like apples, pears, cherries, figs, grapefruits, berries, apricots and peaches. Use water, coconut water or unsweetened almond milk as the liquid base and add 1 or 2 superfoods like ginger, turmeric, spirulina, chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds or goji berries.
Hi all, I too am new to theHi all, I too am new to the Nutribullet. 3 years ago I was in a near fatal motorcycle accident that left me with a spinal cord injury and complete paraplegia. I have put on about 60 pounds since the accident as I am unable to move the lower part of my body. I have recently started a new exercise progam and weight loss diet. The Nutribullet fits perfectly into my regimen. Do you have any suggestions for someone like me? I want to be successful with my weight loss plan and want to make sure I am doing things right.
wichgirl43 wrote: Hi all, I too am new to the Nutribullet. 3 years ago I was in a near fatal motorcycle accident that left me with a spinal cord injury and complete paraplegia. I have put on about 60 pounds since the accident as I am unable to move the lower part of my body. I have recently started a new exercise progam and weight loss diet. The Nutribullet fits perfectly into my regimen. Do you have any suggestions for someone like me? I want to be successful with my weight loss plan and want to make sure I am doing things right.
You should explore some recipes we have online and see what you like the best. The best way to build a low calorie Blast is to start with half vegetables, 1/4 low glycemic fruits like apples, pears, cherries, figs, grapefruits, berries, peaches and apricots. Add 1-2 superfoods like hemp seeds, chia seeds, goji berries, cacao, flax seeds, spirulina, ginger and turmeric. Use coconut water, unsweetened almond milk or water for your liquid base.
Hi all! I'm new to this forum and to NB. I just ordered it on the 23rd and I got an email for shipping conf.! Yay! Although im a little worried, when i checked the tracking it estimated delivery to November 7!!!! ugh! hoping its a typo. lol im sooooo excited about getting started with this. I have been obese pretty much my whole life, since I was 6...i am now 43. For most of my life I was probably between 50-85 pounds over...my mom died in 2006 and im not sure what happened to me...lack of any other type of description...i was like a zombie. i truly don't even remember a lot of 2007 or 2008. during that time however, i do know that we (my family) were eating out, mostly fast foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner. im a complete soda addict. during that 3 year span i gained about 175 pounds...and didn't notice it!!! i lost my job in 2010, but i had a lot of time to look at myself, to figure out why i suddenly cant breathe very well or that i have to use electric carts at the store, etc. i started searching then, there had to b a way that wasn't so difficult...found lots of stuff about vegetarian but i was stuck in that protein frame of mind...it wasn't until this year after watching Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead that my eyes truly opened. I started scouring for other documentaries...there was soooo much info I was elated!! and then...bam....i seen the nb infomercial!! I was completely sold....this was about 6 months ago....we have been wellllll below broke for so long, but we finely got enough for me to get it. Im sooo excited it just cant get here fast enough...ive got a long road ahead as i need to lose 200+. My first goal however is to lose enough that I can walk normal from one room to the other without feeling like im going to keel over from a heart attack!...anyway, sorry for such a long intro. lol
rhall859 wrote: Hi all! I'm new to this forum and to NB.
Hey rhall!! We're so excited to have you on board! Hopefully the NutriBullet can help make a difference in your life, since it sounds like you're entirely ready for a drastic lifestyle change. Remember, we're here to help! Can't wait for you to receive the Bullet. :)
Rhall, welcome to the forum. there is a lot of great information on this site to get you started and in the right frame of mine even before you get your NutriBullet. Read through the Weight Loss forum post and the articles. Keep us informed of your progress and we are here to help anytime you need it. Healthy Wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Welcome and good luck :)
I just got mine today and made my first shake. I had the sleeve done last year and have lost a considerable amount of weight but I still have a long way to go and feel like I've gotten stuck... I'm so hoping to relieve a lot of my issues. Good luck!!!
I just got mine today and made my first shake. I had the sleeve done last year and have lost a considerable amount of weight but I still have a long way to go and feel like I've gotten stuck... I'm so hoping to relieve a lot of my issues. Good luck!!!
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Congratulation! There is a lot of great info for weight loss in the forum. If I can help in any way please let me know. Please keep us informed of your progress. Healthy Wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Hi, I too am new to Nutribullet. I did 6 stone weight loss last year on a low carb diet but have gained 2 back. I took a break and am now getting back into the weight loss mode. I have been experimenting with different nutriblasts using the ingredients I used to use whilst on my diet.I am looking forward to being part of this lovely community and to sharing hints and info. At the moment I am mainly raw with some white fish though I hope eventually to go completely plant based. However I am finding that if I blast a whole apple in my recipe I am getting quite a pulpy texture and the juice and pulp are separating in the cup. Perhaps I am over processing the ingredients or would be better to juice the apple first . Look forward to your thoughts. Kate
I just opened my NB and I'm really excited about not only losing weight but really changing my life. I'll be 44 next week and I want to be in a different place by next year. I would love to lose between 50-70 pounds...I just want to feel better and help my family transition too! I am going to balance my plan with various blast, exercise and prayer. One question...do you have to peel kiwi's and oranges before putting them in a blast?
I just opened my NB and I'm really excited about not only losing weight but really changing my life. I'll be 44 next week and I want to be in a different place by next year. I would love to lose between 50-70 pounds...I just want to feel better and help my family transition too! I am going to balance my plan with various blast, exercise and prayer. One question...do you have to peel kiwi's and oranges before putting them in a blast?
Congratulation on your new journey to health! The NB will chanage your life. They are edible however the peeling on any citrus can be very bitter. The kewi peeling is not so bitter just very fiberous. I would suggest peeling them first. You could just slice the kiwi up a little and include the peeling. Truthfully I eat the kiwi peeling, I eat it all. Of course you want to by organic and wash your foods really well. Balanace is so important and you have the right mind set. There is a lot of content in the forun to help you lose the weight and keep it off. Let us know how your progree is going! Healthy Wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Kate welcome to the forum. Congratulations on your new wellness journey! There is a lot of information here to help you. As far as the apple goes I would use green (granny smith) apples. And never blend for longer than 30 secounds. Keep us informed of your progress and any great tips you learn along the way! Healthy wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
grandmak8 wrote: Hi, I too am new to Nutribullet. I did 6 stone weight loss last year on a low carb diet but have gained 2 back. I took a break and am now getting back into the weight loss mode. I have been experimenting with different nutriblasts using the ingredients I used to use whilst on my diet.I am looking forward to being part of this lovely community and to sharing hints and info. At the moment I am mainly raw with some white fish though I hope eventually to go completely plant based. However I am finding that if I blast a whole apple in my recipe I am getting quite a pulpy texture and the juice and pulp are separating in the cup. Perhaps I am over processing the ingredients or would be better to juice the apple first . Look forward to your thoughts. Kate
Hi Kate. Congrats on your healthy journey, it seems like you have already come a long way! Part of the health benefits of using the apple is the soluble fiber, this is lost once you juice it. I would keep blending the apple and maybe put a 1/4 of an avocado or banana to help keep everything together, they will also provide a creamier texture.
I am new to the NutriBullet community, and have been using mine for about 3 weeks. I have started losing weight which I am thrilled about. At 59, getting the pounds off is tough. I also am feeling much less tired! Is there anyplace on the website where you can plug in what you have on hand and it offers up a recipe? God bless and grant you all success with your goals!
Congratulations on your new wellness journey and weight loss. There is a lot of helpful info in the forum. If I can help in any way just let me know. Please keep us informed of your success. Hopefully Krista or Sarah can answer that question for you. healthy wishes wally Bishop C.N.C.
Hello from Alaska! I am a registered nurse who works nights and well, when you are trying to stay awake for 13 hours overnight, it is easy to find yourself snacking on things that you shouldn't. Not to mention how this messes up your sleep schedules. I work 3 nights in a row and then drive 3 hours home (from Anchorage to Kasilof). I stay in Anchorage during the nights I work. After staying up for 3 nights I try to get back on a day schedule to do things at home so the "bouncing back and forth" is doing a number on my energy levels. After doing some research, I decided to purchase a nutribullet today. I'd like to lose a few pounds (also hypothyroid so that doesn't help any) and increase my energy levels so I actually feel like doing something more than sleeping when I'm not working. Hope to see some great ideas here and hear about others and their success stories. Here we go....
DTalotta wrote: I am new to the NutriBullet community, and have been using mine for about 3 weeks. I have started losing weight which I am thrilled about. At 59, getting the pounds off is tough. I also am feeling much less tired! Is there anyplace on the website where you can plug in what you have on hand and it offers up a recipe? God bless and grant you all success with your goals!
Click on the recipes tab and then enter the food you have in the search bar, here is the link: http://www.nutriliving.com/recipes
Hello Alaska! Welcome to the NutriLiving forum. There is a lot of great information available to you. Just browse the thread titles for different subjects you would like info about. Your schedule is certainly a challenge for anyone. Really the key is to build up your nutritional reserves so you have them available to pull from during those long hours. Planning is the key to not snacking on the wrong things. Keep packs of nuts and seeds in the car or office so you have healthy snacks. Also take apples or other easy to store fruits and veggies. Please keep us posted on your progress. Healthy Wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Hi my name is Denise I am new to NB and the forum, since my thyroidectomy 4 yrs ago my weight has been a problem along with my other various health issues, gastroparesis, fybromyalgia, arthritis joint pain, degenerative disk disease. seems I am falling apart. I am hoping with regular use of the NB and good for me food I will get my health in check and help get rid of all these symptoms I am having.
Wally: I am new to theseWally: I am new to these posts and so I am going to tell my story so you can see what i am dealing with. 1st are you saying here that if I have hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid function) which I do have. That I should be steaming any spinach or kale the I put in my blasts? It kills me to stand in the kitchen now!!! I purchased the NutriBullet at the end of last year and it took me forever to try it and then I used it almost everyday for a few weeks and quit. I weigh 299 pds. I am completely disabled from a failed low back surgery 7 years ago that destroyed my life. I also have bad disc's in my neck. I won't let anyone operate on me again so I am in constant chronic pain. The surgery also messed up my left leg. It is weak and sometimes feels like it is going to go out on me and I have had bad neuropathy in it from the knee to the bottom of my toes since the surgery. I also have degenerative disc disease, firbromyalgia, osteo-arthritis, hypothryroid, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, asthma, chronic constant pain, depression etc. I am on several prescription medications including a med. to slow down my heart rate. I have been taking prescription narcotic painkiller since the failed back surgery and I would end up in the hospital without it. All of this makes me very depressed and I don't seem to have any will power at all. Quite often I feel like I am dying, I feel sick about 80% of the day. I have not been able to excercise at all since the failed back surgery so the only way I will be able to lose weight is by changing what I eat. I have lots of knowledge and lots of books but how do I change my thoughts? I am hoping by posting this perhaps there are others in the NutriBulett community in a similar situation, perhaps we could all start communicating an be a support group for each other. I am at my witts end so to speak. I can only stand in the kitchen for about 3 minutes before the pain and muscle spasms are literally taking my breath away and I have to go sit or lay down until it eases up and then go back in the kitchen and do some more. it can take me 3 or 4 trips and 20 minutes just to make a sandwich. So it is hard for me to stand in the kitchen and make blasts. I am out of breath just walking to the bathroom in my house. I hate my life and want to make a change, I really do. I didn't have diabetes until after the surgery when my life became completely sedentary. I have no life. I haven't been to a mall or movie theater ro anyplace in 7 years. The only places I can go are Walmart or Target or grocery stores that have the riding carts I can use, and if there isn't one there I have to turn around and go home. I also had a questiuonable mammogram last June and had to have a 2nd and they said I have to come back again in December to be checked again. I just feel so sad and overwhelmed by all of this. Where did the thinner healthier vibrant person I used to be go??? I do have a wonderful husband who works full time and takes care of me, the house, the laundry etc. and he is such a blessing. He is my best friend. Even though he tells me I am still desirable he also tells me he worries about me and wants me to lose the weight to be healthy and he tells me I am not a burden but I still feel like I am. I have to make some changes in my life or I'm not going to live much longer with all these health problems. It seems that my pain, depression and life in general get worse everyday with each pound I gain. I would appreciate any help you and others in the NB community can offer. Sincerely, tootz13 P.S. also I have noticed what looks like a crack radiating out from the center of the blade on the grey plastic housing the blade sits in that you screw onto the glass, what do I need to do about this? I am afraid that it is going to split all the way and I am a little afraid to use the NB machine since Ii noticed this splitting in the plastic. If I have to send the machine back how will I be able to do my blasts everyday? Ugh, life is hard enough alrerady!!! Please help???
So is this a recipe for cold chocolate milk type drink or hot choc. type drink? I looked back through posts and couldn't find the question. It looks interesting and I might try it but I wanted to know what the conversation was from the beginning? Thanks. Never mind I just found the answer on the next page of posts. It's a recipe for hot chocolate, right?
ladyrider welcome to the forum. The NB should help with all of these issues. Just remember it takes time. There is a lot of great info here aand there are articles on fibromyalgia and arthritis on the NL site. Just blasting is going to make the work much easier on your gastroparesis, there is little your stomach will have to do. make sure you are getting lost of magnesium rich foods and add ginger to your blast. Start slow with high fiber fods if you have not be eating a lot of fiber daily. Please keep us informed of your progress. Healthy wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Tootz13, welcome to the forum. I understand your frustration. I once was paralysed and unable to walk for a while in addition to weighing almost 450 pounds. While my condition was no where near as complicated as yours I faced my own demons and challenges that seemed overwhelming. If you think you are depressed I would advise you to see your doctor. Although your situation may seem helpless you must believe that it isn't. You must believe that you CAN GET the WEIGHT OFF. You must agree that getting the weight off will help most of your problems, yes? Although you are limited in your mobility you can still move. And even though it is painful and I know it is personally, you can still move. Even if you were paralized you can still exercise using your arms and shoulders. I recently wrote an article however not yet published (not sure they will) about being inspired when I saw a one leged bicyclist riding a bicyle and also paraplegics (yes paralysed from the waist down) riding special bike like vehicles they pedal with their arms. They rode those thing over 50 miles across huge hills. I tell you this so you can see that your situation is not impossible. This really comes down to how badly you want to change your life. 80% of your succes is in your mind. You must believe! The NutriBullet will help you but only if you use it and eat healthy. My guess is that you are eating unhealthy fattening foods because of your emotions. Diets do not work and you can' tlook at the NutriBullet as a diet. This is a lifestyle change. So I can help you more please give me an idea of your daily diet. You can do this by sending me a personal message that way it is private between you and me. Send this to me so I can help you. Healthy wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Hi everyone, just got my NB yesterday and just now finished my first blast.(spinach, pear and flax seed with a few grapes) I am doing this to loss weight and lower my blood pressure. Any suggestions and recipes are welcome. Because of my current weight exercise is hard for me as walking causes a lot of pain in my hip, I figure once I lose a little the hip pain will get better for walking, in the mean time I going to try riding the exercise bake at work for 10 to 15 minutes a day. In total I would love to lose about 150 lbs. This will be the second big change for me this year, I stopped smoking on March 17! I know I can do this even at age 50.
Hello, My name is Kyle I am new to NB I am hoping to receive my bullet in the mail tomorrow. I am a survivor of childhood Cancer, as a result of my cancer I am now blind and have been very overweight all of my life. in part do to my brain tumors effect on certain parts of my brain; as well as the effects of Chemo therapy and Radiation to my body in general. I certainly haven't helped the issue though by having a poor diet all of my life consisting mostly of fatty meats cheeses and starches as well as junk food. Now that I am approaching 30 I am feeling motivated to finally deal with my weigh and health once and for all. However I have a lot of questions such as how much nutrition is too much nutrition? Is it ok to have 2 or 3 blasts a day? should I only have one a day? In this regard I am hearing conflicting results I read about howCertain Leafy greens if too much is consumed can cause kidney stones and thyroid problems; then other sources are saying not to be afraid of natural whole foods and that there really is no such thing as too much of good fuel for your body that enables your body to heal itself and work effectively and efficiently. So which is it? Do I need to be worried or don't I? I know this is a lot for my first post but Iwant to make sure I am doing this right without possibly causing other problems. Respectfully, Kyle
Congratulations on your weight loss and you have inspired me. My question is what fruits can you put in the NB with the skin on it to be extracted?
Hi, just got my nutri bullet today and I am excited to begin my weight loss, just not sure how to start. Any suggestions.
Can anybody tell me how to make spincah ice cubes out of fresh organic baby spinach? Sometimes I don't get it all used up in my blast before it starts to go bad. Somewhere I saw directions on how to do it but I can't find it now. This way i could just put a spincah ice cube or 2 in my blast and not have to worry about waisting fresh spincah as our budget can't afford it. Couldn't I just put some spincah and a little water in the BN and blast and then pour into ice cube trays and freeze? Not sure about the ratios either. Couldn't I also do this with a bag of organic apples also, I might need to add a little lemon juice to them? and other fruits as well? I am disabled and can't stand in the kitchen for very long but I really want to make a change and lose the weight and be healthier so I am trying to find a quicker way to get my blasts made and be cost effective as well. What does this do the nutrtitive value? On the Nutribullet infomercial they talk about the importance of fresh fruits and veggies and feeding your body at the cellular level so does blasting fresh fruits and veggies into purees and freezing into cubes to use later affect the nutrient value? Thanks for the help. Tootz
Hello, I have been using my NB nearly every morning for about two months now. I can tell you the mornings that I have opted for a more "traditional" breakfast have left me wishing I had blasted instead. I have lost nearly 10 pounds with changing only to the NB in the mornings. My husband has lost more than that. I am looking forward to a healthy weight loss adventure with the NB.
Congratulations Amy!! Great job, keep it going. Keep us informed as you continue on your wellness journey. there is a lot of great information on this site so dig into it for additional resources. Healthy Wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Kyle Squared wrote: Hello, My name is Kyle I am new to NB I am hoping to receive my bullet in the mail tomorrow. I am a survivor of childhood Cancer, as a result of my cancer I am now blind and have been very overweight all of my life. in part do to my brain tumors effect on certain parts of my brain; as well as the effects of Chemo therapy and Radiation to my body in general. I certainly haven't helped the issue though by having a poor diet all of my life consisting mostly of fatty meats cheeses and starches as well as junk food. Now that I am approaching 30 I am feeling motivated to finally deal with my weigh and health once and for all. However I have a lot of questions such as how much nutrition is too much nutrition? Is it ok to have 2 or 3 blasts a day? should I only have one a day? In this regard I am hearing conflicting results I read about howCertain Leafy greens if too much is consumed can cause kidney stones and thyroid problems; then other sources are saying not to be afraid of natural whole foods and that there really is no such thing as too much of good fuel for your body that enables your body to heal itself and work effectively and efficiently. So which is it? Do I need to be worried or don't I? I know this is a lot for my first post but Iwant to make sure I am doing this right without possibly causing other problems. Respectfully, Kyle
Hi Kyle and congrats on starting your journey to health and wellness. There is a lot of info out there and I know it can be overwhelming. I would take a deep breath and think about YOU. When you start to make healthy changes it is important to listen to what your body is telling you. You may find that you are craving certain fruits and veggies or that something you used did not make you feel well. Its all about finding what works for you. The best way to start is to play around with different ingredients and find what works best for you, what you like the best. Follow this outline - fill up your cup with half veggies (rotate your greens, this will help avoid any issues with the thyroid and kidneys), 1/4 low glycemic index fruits like apples, pears, peaches, apricots, figs, grapefruit and berries. Add some nuts and seeds like chia, hemp and flax and then use unsweetened almond milk, coconut water or water as your liquid base. You can even throw in some superfoods like ginger, turmeric, spirulina, maca and our Boost formulas. I would suggest starting out with 1 Blast per day and see how you feel. You may be able to increase to 2 per day just be aware that they do contain calories and you may want to replace a meal with a Blast. Even though you are doing something healthy I do agree that too much of good thing can sometimes be bad. Its all about moderation and balance. Check out our recipe section for more ideas: http://www.nutriliving.com/recipes
Mssweetladyme wrote: Hi, just got my nutri bullet today and I am excited to begin my weight loss, just not sure how to start. Any suggestions.
Start with this helpful outline: Always fill up your cup with half veggies, 1/4 low glycemic index fruits like apples, pears, peaches, apricots, figs, grapefruit and berries. Add some nuts and seeds like chia, hemp and flax and then use unsweetened almond milk, coconut water or water as your liquid base. You can even throw in some superfoods like ginger, turmeric, spirulina, maca and our Boost formulas. Check out our recipe section for more ideas: http://www.nutriliving.com/recipes
[quote=cammietucker]Congratulations on your weight loss and you have inspired me. My question is what fruits can you put in the NB with the skin on it to be extracted?[/quote] Check out this wrote: Congratulations on your weight loss and you have inspired me. My question is what fruits can you put in the NB with the skin on it to be extracted?
Check out this chart: http://nutribulletblog.com/faq/peelingde-seeding/
tootz13 wrote: Can anybody tell me how to make spincah ice cubes out of fresh organic baby spinach? Sometimes I don't get it all used up in my blast before it starts to go bad. Somewhere I saw directions on how to do it but I can't find it now. This way i could just put a spincah ice cube or 2 in my blast and not have to worry about waisting fresh spincah as our budget can't afford it. Couldn't I just put some spincah and a little water in the BN and blast and then pour into ice cube trays and freeze? Not sure about the ratios either. Couldn't I also do this with a bag of organic apples also, I might need to add a little lemon juice to them? and other fruits as well? I am disabled and can't stand in the kitchen for very long but I really want to make a change and lose the weight and be healthier so I am trying to find a quicker way to get my blasts made and be cost effective as well. What does this do the nutrtitive value? On the Nutribullet infomercial they talk about the importance of fresh fruits and veggies and feeding your body at the cellular level so does blasting fresh fruits and veggies into purees and freezing into cubes to use later affect the nutrient value? Thanks for the help. Tootz
For the spinach - fill your NutriBullet with the spinach and water to the max line. Basically you are making a thicker a Spinach Blast. Then pour this mixture into ice cube trays and you can pop them out when you want to add spinach. You can do that with any fruit and veggie. You can also prep your ingredients and portion them out into ziplock bags, freeze them and place them in the freezer. Freezing fruits and veggies actually helps to preserve the vitamin and mineral content.
Hi, I've had my NutriBullet for a week now and started on the Basic Cleanse Plan. I'm interested in losing about 40 pounds. Once I complete the basic cleanse plan what suggestions or recipes would you recommend to begin blasting that will help in my weight loss journey?
SweetPea49 wrote: Hi, I've had my NutriBullet for a week now and started on the Basic Cleanse Plan. I'm interested in losing about 40 pounds. Once I complete the basic cleanse plan what suggestions or recipes would you recommend to begin blasting that will help in my weight loss journey?
Have you seen our 6 week transformation plan in the natural healing foods book? This has wonderful recipes, Blasts and outlines of how to follow a healthy, clean diet after the Cleanse.
Thanks your reference was extremely helpful.
Is there a particular blast that eliminates your cravings? After I drink my blast I am full for about 15 to 30 minutes, then I start having cravings.
Did you get a reply? If so, what was the solution this happens to me sometimes .
Did you get a reply? If so, what was the solution this happens to me sometimes .
Hi tootz...We have a lot in common......healthwise/mentally plus my husband is my best friend too. he's away till next May and it's a really difficult time for me. No matter what you are not alone, remember that and hang tough! I sent you a PM so write back if you want too.
Cammie It would be great ifCammie It would be great if you tell me what ingredients you are blasting. Are you using the small cup or the big cup? You may have to many fruits making to much sugar and not enough protein from other foods. The excessive sugar will cause cravings. I would suggest fres brewed green tea or coconut water, spinach, almonds, chia seed, carrots, avocado, bananas (green on the tips) and strawberries. Get back to me. Healthy wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
I being using NB for the last month and I have not loss any weight. What should I do. Healthy wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.[/quote]
Almadelton please read the following links. They should give your lots of useful information. http://www.nutriliving.com/forums/topics/simple-tips-weight-loss http://www.nutriliving.com/forums/topics/if-you-are-new-nutribullet-and-need-lose-weight Let us know how you are doing Healthy wishes wally Bishop C.N.C.
cammietucker wrote: Is there a particular blast that eliminates your cravings? After I drink my blast I am full for about 15 to 30 minutes, then I start having cravings.
Cravings usually occur due to blood sugar fluctuations. Check out this article for some tips that may help! http://www.nutriliving.com/blog/seven-steps-sugar-free-lifestyle-extracting-your-sweet-tooth
Wally, would you tell me what you actually did, step by step, to loose your 200 lbs? Also, how long did it take you to accomplish your weight lost goal?
Cammie, Glad you are asking!Cammie, Glad you are asking! It took me 2.5 years to lose 220 pounds. I have posted a couple of links that will tell you most of what you are asking for. I gradually changed my diet (started getting rid of refined and processed foods while increasing my veggie , bean, fruits, and nut and seed intake) and reduced the amount I ate while I added small amounts of exercise and gradually increased the time and intensity of my exercise. I learned to drink more water! When I started there was not a NutriBullet to assist me, would have been nice to have one. Today my routine is much different than it was when I started because overtime I developed a healthy lifestyle with healthy routines. Losing weight is not about the weight. The weight or fat is a symptom of unhealthy diet and lifestyle behavior. We must change the root of the cause. Read these http://webndbitesoflife.wordpress.com/2012/01/02/how-i-lost-200-pounds/ http://webndbitesoflife.wordpress.com/2012/12/18/wallys-transformation-the-real-story-5/ this is a long story http://www.dietsinreview.com/diet_column/06/wally-bishop-lost-over-200-pounds-when-he-said-no-to-yo-yo-dieting/ There is a lot of weight loss tips in the forum. If you want more info please let me know. I will help any way possible. Healthy wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Thanks so much for the information. I am so happy that you were able to loose your weight. I am struggling to loose mine but you have inspired me to do better.
Cammie, Its one day at aCammie, Its one day at a time. Its just changing an unhealthy lifestyle for a healthy one and it takes time. Many people give up and opt for a new diet when they don't see the results as quickly as the want them. The whole issue of being over weight is not about the weight. Its just a symptom. Follow healthy living principles 80% of the time and you will build health and lose weight the right way, slowly! Keep me I formed. You can do it! Healthy wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
I am using the big cup, I change this week I use more greens this morning than fruit. I have not use chia seed but I will try tomorrow.
Just read the article on Diabetes and Gluten Intolerance. Not sure if this is the right place to post this. But I have been tested. I have high gluten sensitivity (close to celiac range), allergic to russett potatoes (raw, cooked, potato starch and flour), soy, squid and some other seafoods. I have diabetes and hypothyroidism. I know gluten plays a role in how you manage your thyroid didn't realize it may be the same for diabetes. I have a hard time staying away from gluten and need help with meal planning. Is there anyone that can tell me how to find a dietician who is familar with food allergies/sensitivities.
chocolatehippy wrote: Just read the article on Diabetes and Gluten Intolerance. Not sure if this is the right place to post this. But I have been tested. I have high gluten sensitivity (close to celiac range), allergic to russett potatoes (raw, cooked, potato starch and flour), soy, squid and some other seafoods. I have diabetes and hypothyroidism. I know gluten plays a role in how you manage your thyroid didn't realize it may be the same for diabetes. I have a hard time staying away from gluten and need help with meal planning. Is there anyone that can tell me how to find a dietician who is familar with food allergies/sensitivities.
There is a great database of RDs on this website here...you can find one that specializes in this area and is close to you! I hope that helps. http://www.eatright.org/programs/rdfinder/
Thank you for the encouragement. I will keep trying but now I have a viral infection and have not made my blast for awhile.
I have had my Nutri Bullet for almost a year now and very frustrated with little to no results. I started out using all fruit and realized the sugar content was restricting me. When I get depressed I look for my comfort foods. New year new mission. There are a lot more veggie blasts now than before. I have tried some but they do not taste very good but I will keep trying. I am on my feet all day fro work and developed painful issues with my feet which has made it hard to motivate to exercise. The New Year is a new start for me. Any helpful advice I can get would be amazing. Joining this forum is a start, I wont try this alone this year.
Hello I just got my NB today and have already buy lots of fruits and greens ,please give me some advice as how to start I was planning on having a nutriblast to begin with and two after a few weeks ...HELP,!!
TaniaHM wrote: Hello I just got my NB today and have already buy lots of fruits and greens ,please give me some advice as how to start I was planning on having a nutriblast to begin with and two after a few weeks ...HELP,!!
Sounds like the Six week transformation plan is a good template for you to follow! You can find this in our Natural Healing Foods book or the User guide and recipe book that came w/ the NutriBullet. Also, we are starting a 5 day cleanse on January 6 - this might be just the jump start you need :) Keep your eyes posted for more information about it in the cleanse forum and on our facebook page :) Also, check out this helpful post by Wally: http://www.nutriliving.com/forums/topics/if-you-are-new-nutribullet-and-need-lose-weight Happy New Year!
With the veggies blast try adding green apple and strawberries to add a little sweetness. Also carrots have a natural sweetness as well. You can also add a little stevia to sweeten. As for your feet, in the evening try soaking them in Epsom salt for about 30 minutes. Drink pure dark or tart cherry juice everyday or add dark cherries (great for arthritis and joint pain)to your blast. Also add omega 3 fatty acids to your blast (chia seeds and flax seeds, they reduce inflammation greatly. All bright colored foods are anti-inflammatory. Avoid refined and processed foods as they are very inflammatory. For exercise try riding a bike or a stationary bike. Its easy on the joints. Start slow and build up the time. Let us know how you are doing. Healthy wishes, Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Thanks to Mother Nature, I got to start the year with a brisk and intense exercise routine. I burned 1585 calories for 2.5 hours shoveling 8" snow off 2 driveways and 3 porches and streets. I'm tired, I drank a potassium rich Nutriblast top get over the session.
xlchum wrote: I have had my Nutri Bullet for almost a year now and very frustrated with little to no results. I started out using all fruit and realized the sugar content was restricting me. When I get depressed I look for my comfort foods. New year new mission. There are a lot more veggie blasts now than before. I have tried some but they do not taste very good but I will keep trying. I am on my feet all day fro work and developed painful issues with my feet which has made it hard to motivate to exercise. The New Year is a new start for me. Any helpful advice I can get would be amazing. Joining this forum is a start, I wont try this alone this year.
I have lived without vegetables most of my life because they would make me gag. I decided to try the NB because if it tasted bad, I could just suck it down fast while plugging my nose. Turns out I didn't have to plug my nose at all. The first couple days the taste wasn't all that great but I was determined to get healthy. After a week, they tasted better and now they taste good to me. I still drink them with a straw but that's just to avoid a veggie mustache.
Nikon Girl thaanks for that testimony! It shows even for those that have hated veggies in the past, the NB can make them enjoyable and a big part of their diet. Congratulations on your new journey. Please keep us posted on your journey. Healthy wishes Wally Bisshop C.N.C.
I've heard drinking or adding some kind of vinegar can help you lose weight.. is that true?
Jerdman if you add raw apple cider vinegar (Braggs is the best brand) to your blast or have with a meal it will slow down the absorption of the sugar in the meal or foods. This helps with weight loss by balancing out the rise and fall of your blood sugar levels. When we get too much sugar at one time it causes a blood sugar spike which about an hour later will make us want to eat more starch or sugary foods. Its also has many other healthy benefits for us! Let us know how you are doing Healthy wishes wally Bishop C.N.C.
Hi New Lady here! justHi New Lady here! just started my program and am looking to help lose weight. I have a temp job which requires me to work on the weekends for about 9 hours. What can be some simple easy snacks and lunch meal to keep the energy flowing. I usually crash around 11am and 5 pm.
Hi all, After reachingHi all, After reaching critical mass, I had to make serious lifestyle changes. I got the bullet and joined Weight Watchers, I mistakenly thought most veggies and fruits were 0 points. For those of you who are following the WW plan, make sure you create a recipe for your particular blasts. When you combine all your components, there is a point value. Once I realized my mistake, I stayed within my daily point allowance and actually enjoy my blasts more. I also recommend Wally's post for ingredients in blasts, made better sense of everything. Good luck to all.
I would like to thank you for this post because the sweetness was my main problem when I first started with the nutribullet. I turned away from it because I did not know what to add to make the blasts have it's natural sweetness. I will try the stevia and I am praying that it makes all the difference. Michelle
Hello! I am new here and not sure how this all works. I am trying different drinks but I do want to detox my body but I am having difficulty stomaching the taste of the detox mix. I mixed some spinach, kale, apple, celery, banana, cucumber and a tsp of flax seeds with the almond milk. I took 3 sips and couldn't drink any more. What am I doing wrong or are there other suggestions? I definitely do not do well with taste and smells I will gag and regurgitate. I am diabetic non insulin dependent. I am 209 lbs desiring to get down to at least 150-175. I also realized I left out the ginger and lemon from the detox mix. Any suggestions?
Try adding stevia to sweeten it a little also adding the ginger and lemon is very important and will change the taste. Healthy wishes Wally Bishop C.N C.
Thank you Wally Bishop. Is Splenda good to use? I did put Splenda in one I had made before it changed the taste some but not much. It was suggested that maybe I used too many veggies. I will try adding the lemon and Ginger it the hopes that it will be tolerable. I feel like I'm wasting items and I'm truly on a fixed budget feeding a family of four.
Great question. I would avoid all artificial sweeteners including splenda. They are bad for us. Try stevia or a sstevia product like Truvia. You can't use too many veggies because they are so good for us. You can however eat too many fruits. They are higher in sugar so we need to limit them. You can also use a little raw honey just not in the cleanse. Give your taste buds time to adjust. If you are new to all of these what you are experiencing is normal. I hope this helps. Healthy wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Good day folks! Started usingGood day folks! Started using NB on January 4th 2014, with the goal of getting back to my warrior weight (about 80 lbs to lose). I weigh every saturday, as of Jan.18th down 11 lbs. I am only exercising lightly (stationary bike 30 minute 3-4 times a week and I have a Total Gym machine that provides light resistance training, until muscle group fatigues/ 1-2 times weekly). I have 1 blast for breakfast a little heavier on the fruit side with the greens. 1 blast for lunch with more vegetables (but still some fruit usually berries) with greens. Sensible (unblended) dinner usually chicken meal. The most important changes I've noticed; I sleep better, my energy is up, and PTSD is almost non existent. This machine is outstanding. never going to stop no matter how much I lose, or don't lose according to the scale....because I am pleased with all the physiological changes I've noticed and only after two weeks.
Congratulations on your new wellness and health journey and the weight loss!! Great job! Keep it up and continue to let us know how you are doing. Healthy wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Thank you. I thought Splenda was good. Wow. I will be more careful with the fruit but not sure if I can stomach more veggies. I did use raw unprocessed honey with a banana and peanut butter with almond milk.
I just started using my NB today. I have an appointment to see my doctor in two weeks and I'll make sure she knows, especially since I'm on meds for diabetes, cholesterol and high blood pressure. Ten years ago I was 400 lbs, I had gastric bypass in 2005 and got down to 239 lbs, but complications in a follow-up surgery in 2007 put me in a bad state and I'm at 270 lbs right now. I don't eat much but I realized I needed more veggies. This made sense to me. And I did get honey and agave for a sweetener to use for herbal teas. My first blast I used kale, chia seeds, cauliflower and a small amount of strawberries...I was nervous about the sugar, and I added some coconut water in place of spring water. I loved the taste! I feel better about this since I took that first step. I'm going to keep reading here to get ideas. Wally, I do have a question....is it alright to use soy milk, almond milk and coconut water (the ones you get in the store from "So Delicious" or "Eight Continent"?
Congratulations on your new wellness journey! I would only use unsweetened almond milk. Soy and rice milk has too much sugar. Plus soy unless fermented and organic is not good for us. I buy the Almond Breeze or Trader Joe brands. I just don't like the taste of the Soy Delicious almond milk. You can also make your own almond milk at home! Coconut water is awesome. I would use 1/2 coconut water and 1/2 water or fresh brewed green tea. Do not use agave nectar or agave syrup. It is a processed sugar that is higher in fructose than high fructose corn syrup! Just use stevia. You can use pure stevia or the brands Trivia and pure via or okay. I hope this helps. If you need anything else please let me know. Healthy wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Hi Lizeetee. I'm sorry to hear about your current circumstances and wish u much success. I too am diabetic and started MB a few weeks ago. Wishing you a happy healthy journey.
Hi Lizeetee. I'm sorry to hear about your current circumstances and wish u much success. I too am diabetic and started MB a few weeks ago. Wishing you a happy healthy journey.
Great job! Keep it up. I hope I have as much luck with the NB. I just received mine and I got one for my son who is very overweight. I hope to lose weight myself also be able to avoid diabetes and heart trouble. Take care.
Thanks Ninawbaby1. I'm going to be alright, no matter what.
Hi Wally. I bought my NB at the beginning of January. Its been sitting on my counter since then as I read through the forums but I just couldn't motivate myself to start. I just read your link on how you lost 200 lbs. Where you were is where I'm at. My life is the same, without the rosacea or wife. Your story has inspired me. I am starting my new lifestyle on Monday. Due to lower leg lymphedema and sciatica I'm lucky if I can walk 30 feet but each day I'm going to shoot for 1 foot further. I'll post when I reach a mile. Thanks for the inspiration.
Thanks. You are an inspiration. How is it going with two blasts per day. I just started blasting on January 24th. I have a blast for breakfast (7-12 sipping through busy morning) A protein Shake for lunch (2:30 or 3:00) Glutton free crunchy low cal snack with afternoon students Sensible Glutton free dinner 3-4 oz protein and veggies allowed one guilt free "cheat" per day Cheat is anything with glutton, white rice, white potato, sugar (or substitute), or wrong type of fat. I also recently joined a gym and signed up with a personal trainer. The blasts are the first "diet" I have not wanted to run from. I expected to force myself to endure the blasts in hopes of gaining energy and losing inches for an upcoming mission trip. I am now thinking this is a new life plan. I love the blasts and the results thus far. Many thanks for your service, your inspiration, and I hope to hear how well you do as we shed the weight and gain energy. I am so happy to hear your PTSD is greatly diminished and pray for your complete recovery.
Gary Congratulations on your life change!! I am glad you can see that life can change even when we have what looks like insurmountable obstacles. It makes me jubilant when I hear you are walking and exercising even when you body does not want to. The mind always wants to quit before the body has too. When I first started walking my pain was terrible but I also knew is was the best thing for me. As you lose the weight, the many thing including sciatica and lymphedema should improve. I praise God everyday for opening my eyes to his farmacy (real nutrition from real living foods) for body restoration! Give the body what it requires to repair, restore function and it will begin to slowly heal. You are taking the right approach. Slow and easy but be consistent, persistent and maintain a strong resolve to be a conqueror. Understand this is not about the weight its about how we live; what we eat, how much we move and how much we control toxic stress. I am hear to help you in anyway possible. If you need to you can always send me a private message. When you get down reach out to us so we can carry you for a day or so and stand you back up! We all need support through our journey and that's what this forum is for! Please keep me updated. Healthy wishes wally Bishop C.N.C.
I really like the nutribullet, at first I had dizziness, but I reALLY WANTED TO KNOW WHEN YOU MAKE AND DRINK THE SHAKES, ARE YOU SURPOST TO USE THE SMALL CUP OR THE 24OZ CUP.
Hi I'm Irina I am using my new NB for 1 week and it is great ! Ideas for loss weight loss ! Thanks
i bought my nutribullet march 4 2014 and i really like my nutribullet
i bought my nutribullet march 4 2014 and i really like my nutribullet
Irina I would suggest you read this blog post for weight loss tips. let me know if you need more help. I hope this helps Healthy wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Hello Guys, I'm new to the Nutri-Family and I'm excited. I just received my Nutribullet today in the mail, it was a gift from my sister. Short story, I had weight loss sx 10 years ago and I honestly try to do everything I can to maintain, but I feel that I've lost my grip. So my prayers are that I will gain control and start losing again, I don't want to be put back on bp medicine again. I appreciate you guys and the support that this site will offer for me. Have a fantastic day!!!!!!
Kimberley welcome to the forum and congratulations on your new wellness journey! There is a lot of support and great information available on the forums. I would suggest you start with this thread. http://www.nutriliving.com/forums/topics/if-you-are-new-nutribullet-and-need-lose-weight Let us know how you are doing and if we can help in any way. Healthy wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Hi , My name is Sandy and I have many health issues due to PTSD. I know if I get my food health back, and exercise health back many of my issues will be gone. Its just getting started. I just recieved my bullet today 03/13/2014, so off to the market..
Hi Sandy, welcome to the forum! keep us informed on how you are doing. I know your new NutriBullet is going to make a big difference in your life! Healthy wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
I have been nutriblasting for about a year but have only recently decided to get serious about weight loss and my health. I ordered the 30 day transformation book and am looking forward to losing about 100 lbs and to helping and getting help along the way!
That's awesome! keep us informed on your progress and let us know how we can help. Healthy wishes wally Bishop C.N.C.
Hi All i'm new here i got mine last yr in august i have lost 44 pounds but now its slow i'm allergic to most things,fruits,dairy so my blast have been mainly greens,avocado,blueberries,strawberries,almond milk,now i can have pears i'm diabetic hbp very overweight i been on and off but i need some meal replacement smoothies recipes i'm still new at this any help will be appreciated thanks
Hi, my name is Mary and I just got my new Nutribullet and just started my new lifestyle. I have many medical problems and I am a disabled nurse. It's way past time for me to get healthy. I want to lose at least 70 pounds and so far, I am drinking two of these large cup drinks a day. They are good and very fulfilling!!! I just pray I don't give up or quit, I want to see this all the way through. I'm very open to any ideas anyone may have. I have been eating one very high protein and nutritious meal a day. I would love to hook up with others out there doing this and help one another. God bless us!!
Hi Mary welcome to the forum. Congratulations on your new wellness journey. We are cheering for you and are here to help anyway we can. I suggest you read the beginning of this thread and then if you have more question lets me know. http://www.nutriliving.com/forums/topics/if-you-are-new-nutribullet-and-need-lose-weight You must get enough calories every day and you must allow yourself to have an occasional treat so you won't quit! Keep us informed of your progress! I hope this helps Healthy wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Congratulations on your weight loss! Great job!! Keep it up. Add nuts and seeds for more calories and protein. You can also add oat bran. Rice bran is also great to add to smoothies. It has been shown in studies to improve diabetes and lower cholesterol. You can use coconut water and fresh brewed green tea as a liquid for your blast also. I also highly suggest you read this thread I posted for people using the NutriBullet and wanting to lose weight. http://www.nutriliving.com/forums/topics/if-you-are-new-nutribullet-and-need-lose-weight Keep us informed on your progress. Healthy wishes wally Bishop C.N.C.
Stay focused! Your cravings will disappear after the 1st week.
Hi....My name is Gary and I have just bought the NutriBullet.....I want to lose weight....and also live a healthier life...I have several health issues and I am hoping that the NutriBullet will start me in the right direction....
Hi Gary, Best of luck. ThisHi Gary, Best of luck. This site is a great place to find support and great recipe ideas!
Hello Everyone, My name isHello Everyone, My name is Stephanie and I am currently 273. I've lost 6 pounds in the last two weeks with the one shake a day and this week I'm transitioning into 2 shakes. I have great faith that this will be the way of living for me to sustain a healthier weight of about 180-190 once I reach there. Good luck to everyone on their way to a slimmer, healthier self.
Hi Stephanie, That's great. Hi Stephanie, That's great. Happy Blasting!
Congratulations Stephanie!! Keep it up. Keep us posted on your progress. Healthy Wishes wally Bishop C.N.C.
Hi Everyone, My name isHi Everyone, My name is Brittany and I bought the Nutribullet last year. I did good using for a couple months, but I wasn't good at making my own recipes up so I got burned out on the different tastes quickly. Why I didn't look up recipes is beyond me... I guess that was me being lazy. Right now, I'm very unhappy with my weight. I've gained 80lbs in 7 years. I can see the weight on me and that's all I think about. Well enough is enough! I'm devoting the month of May to loosing weight! I'm not going to stop after May, but its a good goal to try to see results. I've already started waking up earlier so I can start working out in the mornings. I have found delicious sounding Nutriblast recipes that I can't wait to try. Tomorrow is the first day to my healthier life style! YAY!
Hello, I just got NB on Monday (April 28, 14) and now day 3 I decided to do strickly healthy shakes for at least 1 week & keep reading to decide my next step. I'm a vegetarian so Im not going to miss meat but I need to change my bad eating habits (pasta, rice, breads, cheese, pizza, coke, etc.). 3 yrs ago I lost the weight by diet & exercise but this time I've been so lazy. I have gained 50# from my pregnancy. I decided to start an exercise video next wk and when I saw the NB on sale I couldn't resist. In these two days I've noticed a lot has been changing it's working and I dropped 1.5lbs so I will update in early July.
Blaszlo87 wrote: Hi Everyone, My name is Brittany and I bought the Nutribullet last year. I did good using for a couple months, but I wasn't good at making my own recipes up so I got burned out on the different tastes quickly. Why I didn't look up recipes is beyond me... I guess that was me being lazy. Right now, I'm very unhappy with my weight. I've gained 80lbs in 7 years. I can see the weight on me and that's all I think about. Well enough is enough! I'm devoting the month of May to loosing weight! I'm not going to stop after May, but its a good goal to try to see results. I've already started waking up earlier so I can start working out in the mornings. I have found delicious sounding Nutriblast recipes that I can't wait to try. Tomorrow is the first day to my healthier life style! YAY!
Congrats!! Keep us posted, cheers to your new healthy lifestyle!
melodymaria wrote: Hello, I just got NB on Monday (April 28, 14) and now day 3 I decided to do strickly healthy shakes for at least 1 week & keep reading to decide my next step. I'm a vegetarian so Im not going to miss meat but I need to change my bad eating habits (pasta, rice, breads, cheese, pizza, coke, etc.). 3 yrs ago I lost the weight by diet & exercise but this time I've been so lazy. I have gained 50# from my pregnancy. I decided to start an exercise video next wk and when I saw the NB on sale I couldn't resist. In these two days I've noticed a lot has been changing it's working and I dropped 1.5lbs so I will update in early July.
Awesome! Keep us posted! =)
Hi Brittany, congratulation on your new wellness journey. Be creative with new recipes for your blast and others for snacks and meal times. Next turn May into June and June into July so your new lifestyle becomes , well a lifestyle so you never have to worry about losing weight again!! Keep us posted on your progress. Healthy wishes wally Bishop C.N.C.
Congratulations keep it up!! Let us know how you are doing. Healthy wishes, wally Bishop C.N.C.
I would like more information on getting started on the shakes to loose weight. I like making shakes. Its faster than making meals. I am 5' and weigh 220. I have a total knee replacement and between my knees and back hurting all the time, I fine it hard to take care of myself the right way. I have tried many diets that didn't work. I do have a fruit,almonds,flex seed chia seed and milk shake every morning. I don't have time at work to eat. I come home after work and fix my husband a meal. I don't know what to fix me. I haven't lost any weight all year. What am I doing wrong. I work 9 hours a day, come home and take care of my husband that is bed ridden all day due to a stroke and kidney problem. I find it hard to take care of myself.
Hi my name is Jane and I am a diabetic and over weight, I have just bought a Nutribullet today 19/05/14 and need help using it, my goal is to lose weight with it, I don't like eating veg but I do eat fruit, so I thought this is a good way of eating my fruit and veg, I also make homemade soups for the veg. I would like to hear if anyone else has lost weight through using their Nutribullet.
Hi Everyone, I'm Ruth and i'm in the UK i bought my nutribullet a week ago now and i have to say i am loving it. I am the person that never ate a single piece of fruit in my diet and my veg intake was limited to maybe a portion of peas with a meal once a week. So i went for it and love it, i have never eaten so much fruit and veg in my life. I want to use nutriblast to loose weight, and i sure have alot to loose, i think i have become exceptionally happy in my current life after having a little turmoil and seem to have piled on the pounds. I am ashamed about the size that i have become and have now started telling myself since getting the nutriblast, that i will loose the weight and that i only got to the weight i am by shovelling bad stuff in my mouth, so no one else can be blamed for my weight only me. I am currently doing 2 blasts a day one for breakfast and one for lunch and then having an evening meal at night. My breakfast blast is usually Spinach, Mango,Strawberry, Peach and Pineapple with chia seeds goji berries and almond milk. My Luchtime blast is usually spinach, or kale whichever i have in and the apple, pear, mango and mixed red berries and this is made with water and sometimes i add a small amount of honey. I am however a little concerned that i may be introducing too many colories in the amount of fruit i am using, although i feel that i cant really be as a normal day for me before my nutriblast would have been filled with constant snacking on complete Junk. I am very proud that in the last week since using my nutribalst i have not eaten a single packet of crisps, biscuits or choclate so that has to be good i am sure.
ruthk73 wrote: Hi Everyone, I'm Ruth and i'm in the UK i bought my nutribullet a week ago now and i have to say i am loving it. I am the person that never ate a single piece of fruit in my diet and my veg intake was limited to maybe a portion of peas with a meal once a week. So i went for it and love it, i have never eaten so much fruit and veg in my life. I want to use nutriblast to loose weight, and i sure have alot to loose, i think i have become exceptionally happy in my current life after having a little turmoil and seem to have piled on the pounds. I am ashamed about the size that i have become and have now started telling myself since getting the nutriblast, that i will loose the weight and that i only got to the weight i am by shovelling bad stuff in my mouth, so no one else can be blamed for my weight only me. I am currently doing 2 blasts a day one for breakfast and one for lunch and then having an evening meal at night. My breakfast blast is usually Spinach, Mango,Strawberry, Peach and Pineapple with chia seeds goji berries and almond milk. My Luchtime blast is usually spinach, or kale whichever i have in and the apple, pear, mango and mixed red berries and this is made with water and sometimes i add a small amount of honey. I am however a little concerned that i may be introducing too many colories in the amount of fruit i am using, although i feel that i cant really be as a normal day for me before my nutriblast would have been filled with constant snacking on complete Junk. I am very proud that in the last week since using my nutribalst i have not eaten a single packet of crisps, biscuits or choclate so that has to be good i am sure.
Hi Ruth I to am doing 2 blast a day morning and lunch time and a evening meal at night, before using the Nutribullet I never had any veg other than mushy peas and fruit wise a banana for breakfast with Greek yogurt. I also have a lot of weight to lose plus I am a diabetic, the only thing I have to watch is that I don't eat a lot of fruit which contain a lot of sugar, but so far so good, I haven't weighed myself yet that will be Monday morning. Hope to hear how you get on, I am also from the UK.
I have had my Nutrabullet for a few weeks. I am overweight and I am hoping this will help me reach my goals. i have always loved veggies and fruits of any kind, so that is not the issue. My problem has always been portion control! My question to the forum, is there a way to calculate the calories of the smoothie recipes that you feature on this site, and in the book that comes with theNutrabullet?
Steph1047 wrote: I have had my Nutrabullet for a few weeks. I am overweight and I am hoping this will help me reach my goals. i have always loved veggies and fruits of any kind, so that is not the issue. My problem has always been portion control! My question to the forum, is there a way to calculate the calories of the smoothie recipes that you feature on this site, and in the book that comes with theNutrabullet?
Here's a handy website I find useful! http://www.myfitnesspal.com/recipe/calculator
Hi everyone! My name is Leona and today is my first day using my nutribullet. I was at a friends house yesterday and she showed me hers. I was so impressed that I went out this morning and bought one for myself. I have a substantial amount of weight to lose, plus I'm diabetic. So excited to see if I can create a change in my health and find a new path to follow.
leohal wrote: Hi everyone! My name is Leona and today is my first day using my nutribullet. I was at a friends house yesterday and she showed me hers. I was so impressed that I went out this morning and bought one for myself. I have a substantial amount of weight to lose, plus I'm diabetic. So excited to see if I can create a change in my health and find a new path to follow.
Hi Leona welcome I to am a diabetic, I use mine for breakfast and a afternoon drink, I put lots of veg in mind because I find to much fruit contains to much sugar, hope you enjoy it, after a few days you find you can't do without it even if its just one drink. Enjoy
Hi Leona, welcome to the forum and congratulations on your new wellness journey. The NutriBullet will be in big asset in both the weight loss and reversing diabetes. Use mostly veggies like spinach, kale, chard, cucumbers,bell pepper, carrots, avocado, asparagus, ginger, broccoli, then a few low sugar fruits like strawberries, green apples and peaches then nuts and seeds like almonds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, also raw cocao, raw apple cidar vinegar, tumeric, ceylon cinnamon, flax seeds and walnuts. For liquids i use a variety depending on my recipe. They are pure water, coconut water, brewed green tea anx black tea, Obviously this is not a recipe just a list of ingredients I use often. You can do it! Keep us informed. Healthy wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
I have been blasting for 2 weeks now, my husband too and we feel so much better and are losing weight. I just wanted to comment about your suggestion of using Truvia - I had a wicked allergic reaction to Truvia a few weeks ago - hives, gas, bloating. I have researched online and apparently my reaction was not at all uncommon! So, please beware! I have been using SweetLeaf Stevia instead of agave nectar and sugar-in-the-raw, also I use a little honey.
Hi Friends, This is myHi Friends, This is my second time posting and giving an update on how I've been doing. The beginning of May I wanted to get into a healthier life style and I've been using the Nutribullet just about every morning. It's been great! I did get off track with working out for a couple weeks but I'm working out again. I haven't seen any weigh-loss which has been a little discouraging, but I remind myself that loosing weight is a bonus, that I'm in it to be healthier. I have had some concerns with my back. I think a few years of sitting at a desk with bad posture is starting to show its effects and it hasn't like the exercise. I've been sitting on a exercise ball while at my desk and its been helping with it. I'm hoping with routine exercise it will make a difference but a doctor's visit maybe in my future. I just want to make sure it's not something serious with a disc in my back. Alright, Thanks for listening! ~Brittany
Hi Friends, This is myHi Friends, This is my second time posting and giving an update on how I've been doing. The beginning of May I wanted to get into a healthier life style and I've been using the Nutribullet just about every morning. It's been great! I did get off track with working out for a couple weeks but I'm working out again. I haven't seen any weigh-loss which has been a little discouraging, but I remind myself that loosing weight is a bonus, that I'm in it to be healthier. I have had some concerns with my back. I think a few years of sitting at a desk with bad posture is starting to show its effects and it hasn't like the exercise. I've been sitting on a exercise ball while at my desk and its been helping with it. I'm hoping with routine exercise it will make a difference but a doctor's visit maybe in my future. I just want to make sure it's not something serious with a disc in my back. Alright, Thanks for listening! ~Brittany
Hi Friends, This is myHi Friends, This is my second time posting and giving an update on how I've been doing. The beginning of May I wanted to get into a healthier life style and I've been using the Nutribullet just about every morning. It's been great! I did get off track with working out for a couple weeks but I'm working out again. I haven't seen any weigh-loss which has been a little discouraging, but I remind myself that loosing weight is a bonus, that I'm in it to be healthier. I have had some concerns with my back. I think a few years of sitting at a desk with bad posture is starting to show its effects and it hasn't like the exercise. I've been sitting on a exercise ball while at my desk and its been helping with it. I'm hoping with routine exercise it will make a difference but a doctor's visit maybe in my future. I just want to make sure it's not something serious with a disc in my back. Alright, Thanks for listening! ~Brittany
Hi Jane My name is Bob. I have lost 30 pounds so far using my Nutribullet. I have found the weight loss boost to be helpful..
I tried to post this before I'm not sure if it posted but I just got my nutri bullet today. But my nutriblast was really gritty and hard to swallow! First try really second one was OK but still gritty. How do I make them smooth! I need this to work help! Anyone else have this problem?
What is weight loss boost?
I am pre diabetic this is my first day, so much to learn. Need to figure out how to make the blast smooth, any ideas? Looking forward to feeling better!
Welcome to the forum KCarlton. Lots of great information on the site. The foods that make NutriBullet Blast the smoothiest to me are avocados (very creamy texture and doesn't really have much taste) and bananas that are a little green on the tips and bright yellow. When they are green on the tips they have much less sugar than fully ripe bananas do. Keep us informed of your progress and reach out when you need help. I hope this helps Healthy wishes, Wally Bishop C.N.C.
kcarlton63 wrote: What is weight loss boost?
It is a blend of cacao, chia seed, green tea powder, cinnamon, ginger and turmeric.
kcarlton63 wrote: I tried to post this before I'm not sure if it posted but I just got my nutri bullet today. But my nutriblast was really gritty and hard to swallow! First try really second one was OK but still gritty. How do I make them smooth! I need this to work help! Anyone else have this problem?
I would suggest using half a banana, or 1/2 cup mango, or half a pear or 1/4 avocado, these foods will help with consistency and create a creamy texture. I would also suggest using a little more liquid as this can help ingredients blend together nicely. Here are some of my favorite recipes: http://www.nutriliving.com/recipes/beet-competition http://www.nutriliving.com/recipes/perfect-post-workout-blast http://www.nutriliving.com/recipes/figgy-dreams-blast
kcarlton63 wrote: I am pre diabetic this is my first day, so much to learn. Need to figure out how to make the blast smooth, any ideas? Looking forward to feeling better!
I would suggest using half a banana, or 1/2 cup mango, or half a pear or 1/4 avocado, these foods will help with consistency and create a creamy texture. I would also suggest using a little more liquid as this can help ingredients blend together nicely. Here are some of my favorite recipes: http://www.nutriliving.com/recipes/beet-competition http://www.nutriliving.com/recipes/perfect-post-workout-blast http://www.nutriliving.com/recipes/figgy-dreams-blast
Thank you! I did end up pouring half of it into the other tall cup and added more water. It was a bit thin but it tasted good. And I actually got it down. Praying this works! And I can stick with it.
Thank you! I did end up pouring half of it into the other tall cup and added more water. It was a bit thin but it tasted good. And I actually got it down. Praying this works! And I can stick with it.
Thank you! I did end up pouring half of it into the other tall cup and added more water. It was a bit thin but it tasted good. And I actually got it down. Praying this works! And I can stick with it.
I don't know why my comment posted 3 times sorry.
Thank you, I tend to like my bananas that way. Not sure if I like avocado but I've been pretty brave doing this, this girl has not enjoyed veggies but I am eating/drinking them! Can't wait for the changes to come I need to lose a lot of weight and get out of the diabetic range. I don't want full diabetes it scares me! Big wake up call.
Thank you I should of known. I tried a little in my dinner smoothie it was good.
So the weight loss boost is it different than the super foods or do you just add the other ingredients to it?
FYI, I stumbled upon a delicious smoothie/dessert yesterday. I used an avocado, a banana, a cup of vanilla almond mile and a touch of stevia. My wife who hates avocados initially refused to try it but after hearing how delicious it was tried it. She loved it. I mixed up a batch and froze it and it was great also.
Dear Wally, I am new. ItDear Wally, I am new. It sounds like yo have been on quite a weight loss journey. You are an inspiration. I have had my Nutribullet for awhile but am just getting on Nutriliving.com, hoping it will help. How did you start? Andrea
kcarlton63 wrote: So the weight loss boost is it different than the super foods or do you just add the other ingredients to it?
Superfood has: cacao, goji, chia and maca Weight loss has: chia, cacao, green tea, cinnamon, turmeric, ginger
I just bought a NB, both to get healthy and especially to lose weight. I have a lot to lose. I tried to order the NutriBullet Slim Down Transformation Plan, but it says they are out of stock. Can you please tell me what combinations/recipes will help me consistently lose weight. I am lost without a definite plan to follow. I need all the help I can get.
Usenmimind wrote: I just bought a NB, both to get healthy and especially to lose weight. I have a lot to lose. I tried to order the NutriBullet Slim Down Transformation Plan, but it says they are out of stock. Can you please tell me what combinations/recipes will help me consistently lose weight. I am lost without a definite plan to follow. I need all the help I can get.
It is hard to say what will work best for you without knowing your daily intake, activity levels, and current weight status. I can tell you that many people are successful when they replace 1 meal per day with a Blast. You can choose from just about any of our recipes, but make sure they follow this general outline: 1/2 veggies, 1/3 low glycemic fruits like apples, pears, figs, grapefruit, cherries, berries and apricots. Use 1-2 boost foods like spirulina, hemp seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, ginger, turmeric and nuts. Add a liquid like unsweetened almond milk, coconut water or regular water to keep it lower in carbs. You may want to add a scoop of protein to help keep you full, here is a great article on how to select a protein that works for you: http://www.nutriliving.com/blog/which-protein-powder-best-you I would also read through some of our weight loss forums as there are great tips and suggestions for weight loss: http://www.nutriliving.com/forums/topics/weight-loss http://www.nutriliving.com/blog/why-you-arent-seeing-weight-loss-results-scale
hello everyone, I'm tommy. I am starting my weight loss journey tomorrow,7/25/14, with my nutribullet, I have a long way too go. my goal is to lose 200lbs, and to feel better and have more energy. my current weight is 387lbs, will post every week thanks and best of luck to everyone.
kamber14 wrote: hello everyone, I'm tommy. I am starting my weight loss journey tomorrow,7/25/14, with my nutribullet, I have a long way too go. my goal is to lose 200lbs, and to feel better and have more energy. my current weight is 387lbs, will post every week thanks and best of luck to everyone.
Welcome!! We are excited to follow your journey :)
Hello all my name is JoJo. I got my NB about 3 weeks ago. I am needing all information I can get to lose weight. I am bed ridden, weighing 550 lbs. However, I really believe using the NB will allow me to get my life back. So send me some love and the information I need to do this. Much love!! JoJo
JoJo6353 wrote: Hello all my name is JoJo. I got my NB about 3 weeks ago. I am needing all information I can get to lose weight. I am bed ridden, weighing 550 lbs. However, I really believe using the NB will allow me to get my life back. So send me some love and the information I need to do this. Much love!! JoJo
Here's a good place to start! http://www.nutriliving.com/blog/how-do-i-lose-weight-using-nutribullet Be sure to check out all of our amazing articles, recipes, and forum topics surrounding weight loss.
Embarking on a new journey of weight loss as my physician suggested a meal replacement regimen for 4-months. Instead of the $4k investment to replace all meals, I've implemented a plan by replacing 2-3 of my 5-meal days with smoothies. Week 1 was tough, but looking for ideas from this forum to keep me on track and keep my electrolytes up. Here goes...
Congrats, JoJo, on making a decision that will change your life for the better!!! I wish you much success on your journey.
hi guys im annie from uk ,only used my nb last night & wasnt really sold to it yet probably cos i havent used honey or almond milk to it only water want something sweeter like a smoothie flavour but of course i want to lose weight ..im currently on slimming world & have lost from 2011, 8 st but nearer to 4st 11lbs now cos cant stop the chocolate bars on my weigh in nights etc need to get stop this !! sooo hard .. eating fruit /veg doesnt help my bowels either been taking laxatives since 2011 doctor doesnt no why either ..so really wanna try something different which will help my plan & me x
Hi i am trying to get a good recipe to lost weight me 152 and my son he is weight 300 pounds can someone tell me what is good recipe i just bought the nutribullet and we want to start
Panameno27 wrote: Hi i am trying to get a good recipe to lost weight me 152 and my son he is weight 300 pounds can someone tell me what is good recipe i just bought the nutribullet and we want to start
There is not one recipe that is good for everyone, you have to experiment with what you like and what works best for you. I usually suggest having a Blast in place of a meal and follow this outline: 1/2 cup filled with greens, 1/3 with low glycemic fruits like apples, pears, cherries, grapefruit, berries, figs and apricots and then top it off with unsweetened almond milk, water or coconut water. Add 1-2 boosts like ginger, turmeric, spirulina, chia seeds, hemp seeds, maca, or our new protein powder is a great addition to any Blast. Here are some forums that you can read through to see other peoples experience and what works for them. http://www.nutriliving.com/forums/topics/weight-loss http://www.nutriliving.com/blog/why-you-arent-seeing-weight-loss-results-scale Good luck on your journey!