What is the best NutriBullet plan for weight loss?

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Diana F.
Joined: 12/27/2012

I puchased my NutriBullet a few weeks ago and have been having a great time experimenting with it!  I really want to lose weight so I started out drinking 2 NB's a day and having a salad for dinner.  I gave up meat, wheat and sugar and so far I've lost 10 lbs.   Now my weight loss has stalled -- think I might have cut my calories too low so I started adding a dinner of grilled fish and steamed veggies.  Just wondering what others have found to be a good NB regimen for weight loss.  I've got about another 20 lbs. to go.  Is going on 3 NB's a day a good way to jump start weight loss?  

YOU: I puchased my NutriBullet a few weeks ago and have been having a great time experimenting with it! ME: That is awesome! It is really a fun machine that makes experimenting so much fun! YOU: I really want to lose weight so I started out drinking 2 NB's a day and having a salad for dinner. I gave up meat, wheat and sugar and so far I've lost 10 lbs. ME: Your body is most likely in starvation mode and holding on for dear life to everything it can because you have shocked it so much with the rapid shift in the type of food you are eating. I would suggest that you add lean protein back into your diet for each meal you have with your NutriBullet (small or large cup), along with a slow releasing carb such as (brown rice, spelt bread, or spelt pasta). By giving your body the balance in nutrients and calories in this fashion, you will be giving it the necessary amount of calories so that your body has no problem letting go of the weight. I would also make sure that your blasts are more veggie-forward vs. being fruit forward as it has been shown that broccoli and other greens help burn fat as well! YOU: Now my weight loss has stalled -- think I might have cut my calories too low so I started adding a dinner of grilled fish and steamed veggies. ME: I would also add in the slow releasing carbs as explained above. Let me know if you have any further questions! Best, Scott
Congratulations on your NutriBullet and beginning a new wellness journey. These are my guidelines for sustained weight loss. You don't ned to lose very much so exercise and the right number of calories per day and you will do it. 1) Exercise a minimum of 1 hour per day 6 days per week 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 foods, nuts, seeds, beans and limited grains. 6) Keep a food journal so you know how many calories per day you are consuming. 6) Use the NB at least 2x per day. A few key points to remember that may help you. 1) Weight l;oss 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. http://www.viveforlife.com/nutrition-2/bmi/ 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.
These are all great tips! Thanks for adding to this conversation Wally!
I'm new here....I. cant wait to get started with all this help!
Cindy we are so glad you have joined our family. I look forward to reading more about your new journey as it develops. Healthy Wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Thanks Scott and Wally for the helpful tips! Diana
In addition to some of these great suggestions, I'd like to add that it is also important to be mindful of what you are putting in your NutriBlast. As you lose weight, your body requires less calories to maintain itself. If you are loading your Blasts with high calorie and/or high sugar ingredients, then that will add up fast and may put you over your limit for the day. I've seen some recipes posted on our sites that look more like a dessert than a healthy meal/snack! In addition, extreme insulin spikes hinder weight loss so be mindful of sugar in addition to the calories. It would help if you could find out the nutritional values of your NutriBlasts. A site that I find helpful in determining this is: http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php
Definitely some great points added Krista!
You are welcome Diana! :)
When i go to see how much calories to eat it ask metric or not what is metric?
I have had my nutribullet for about a month and have been experimenting . I looked at Wally's site to figure daily calories and downloaded caloriecounter. I am starting the 6 week plan tomorrow.I have about 60 pounds to lose.
Before NB I was a Carrot,Celery and Apple Juice kinda Gal,Can you put Carrots and Celery in the NB? thanks I'm missing them alot!!!
Yes! Carrots and Celery work really well in the NB!
metric would be grams and milligrams vs teaspoons, tablespoons liter vs quart etc... Healthy Wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
I don't even particularly care for raw carrots or raw celery...but I love them in Blasts. :) Nutri-Bullet is the best invention EVERRRR!!!
I have been using that site and I love it. The fruit really does have a lot of sugar (something I am trying to get away from). Thanks for sharing the site Krista!!!
Hello, What is the 6 weeksHello, What is the 6 weeks plan? I'm looking for a weight loss plan to follow after my 7 day cleanse ends. I really have a hard time doing it on my own, a plan is easier for me. Thanks :)
Hi, Wally I triedHi, Wally I tried http://www.viveforlife.com/nutrition-2/bmi/ but it's not working for me. Is there another site? I need to find out how many calories I need daily to lose weight with the NB. Thank you. Loide
Loide2013 - I really like the LIVESTRONG website. They have a section called My Daily Plate and it's free. You just have to create an account. With My Daily Plate you can calculate your caloric needs, track your calories each day (and they have a HUGE database of foods so it's really easy), and track your calories burned. I think you can upgrade (maybe for a fee, but I'm not sure) and track specific nutrients, but I've never felt the need to do that. You can also create recipes and save them so I've been doing that with my NutriBlasts. I also find LIVESTRONG's site to be a really good reference for solid information on different foods, drugs, and health topics in general. Good luck to us all!
Thanks for the information, jessegirl. I will look into it :)
Which blasts would you recommend for weight loss? I just received my nutribullet & am trying to figure out where to start... Thanks!
Loide I just tried it and it worked for me. It takes a few seconds for the calculator to load. You can also try this one too http://www.my-calorie-counter.com/calorie_calculator.asp Healthy Wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Thanks, Wally, I'll try again :)
Juicings fun. but where is the weight loss plan? what recipes do we eat on the weight loss plan? How long etc?
Hello All! I want to move! I hope you can help me. I have MS, and really doubt this is related, but when I get hot I will get a itchy rash that drives me insane! I use to bike, do yoga, walk, jump on my trampoline, garden and whatever, but can not for very long or at all because of this. I can go grocery shopping and it will start. I have been to three doctors who could not help. A friend told me to take a anti-histimine and it slows it down but not stop it enough.I have been a exerciser and active all my life. This really saddens me. I am really hoping it is something lacking in my diet or something in my diet that is causing it! Help and Thank You!
Hello All! I want to move! I hope you can help me. I have MS, and really doubt this is related, but when I get hot I will get a itchy rash that drives me insane! I use to bike, do yoga, walk, jump on my trampoline, garden and whatever, but can not for very long or at all because of this. I can go grocery shopping and it will start. I have been to three doctors who could not help. A friend told me to take a anti-histimine and it slows it down but not stop it enough.I have been a exerciser and active all my life. This really saddens me. I am really hoping it is something lacking in my diet or something in my diet that is causing it! Help and Thank You!
I agree....want to know what the plan is.....! :)
We do not have a specific weight loss plan, but several NutriBlasters have lost weight using the 6 Week Transformation Plan outlined in the Natural Healing Foods book. This is a 3 Phase (each 2 weeks long) plan that substitutes 1-2 NutriBlasts a day in place of a meal. It also has recipes and ideas for "clean" snacks and dinners/lunches. If NutriBlasting for weight loss, I recommend using them as a meal replacement so you are not adding additional calories to your daily intake. 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. Let us know if you have any more specific questions! Hope this helps.
OK, now that I looked at the calorie thing above, WHERE can I find easy to read and understand info on fruits and veggies so I know how many calories my nutriblasts have in them. Currently I am using a handful of kale, same of spinach, 1 sm. banana, handful of blueberries, same of strawberry, pineapple and almonds. For a boost and to help my hot flashes I use 3 tblsn's hemp seeds. I also use tumeric. As part of my water I have been using 1/4 cup coconut water, but today I did 1/2 a cup. Some of this stuff I can figure out by reading the labels, but things like the handful of this or that, or the banana, I have no clue!!! I started the nutribullet journey to hopefully help 4 things: reduction of pain from arthritis, periodic flare ups of menopause symptoms, weight loss, and overall better health. So far my energy level has improved a lot, and I've pretty much wiped out the menopause symptoms, (as long as I remember the hemp!)I've had minimal reduction in arthritis symptoms, and I did lose some weight initially, but then the holidays happened, as well as lack of sleep for a period of time. One thing I had to learn the hard way, WATCH any combo that is heavy on Vitamin C!!!! Vitamin C has ALWAYS been a trigger on my bladder, and one day I tried a new blast and then proceeded to spend the better part of 4 or 5 hrs running to the bathroom to pee!!! I looked at the labels of things I had put in that I could and discovered I had put way more Vitamin C in my blast than my body needed or could take. OK, enough for now!!! I'm hoping this and other forums can help me better utilize my nutribullet!!!! Thanks for reading and all advice is welcome!!!! Beth :)
Hi MissBeth! Krista posted this link right below... hopefully it helps you too! t would help if you could find out the nutritional values of your NutriBlasts. A site that I find helpful in determining this is: http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php
I have a neat app called lose it that I am finding very helpful. It has a lot of preloaded foods and their calorie counts, a simple log system that keeps track of calories consumed & calories burned for particular activities. You can customize your own recipes and their calorie counts as well they also have a website loseit.com. Very simple to use.
A problem I have when dieting is not eating enough calories. I'm always quite a bit under my recommended daily caloric intake to lose weight. I try to make up for it by eating 4 or 5 meals a day which includes 2 nutriblasts. My highest calorie meal this week is baked chicken thigh, stir fry mixed veggies, and half a sweet potato. It doesn't take a lot to fill me up, but I am ready to eat 3 hrs. after my last meal So I guess I need to know if eating 4 or 5 meals daily is enough to let my body know I'm not starving it. I add a meal replacement protein to my nutriblasts but these are still very low calorie
Pamlynn you need to add higher calorie healthy foods to your blast and diet. Try avocados, nuts, seeds, nut and seed butters, beans, oats, quinoa, rice bran, unsweetened coconut (yum), olive oil, coconut oil. I recommend eating 6 times per day. I hope this helps. Healthy Wishes, Wally Bishop C.N.C.
I am a little discouraged, Krista as I am gaining weight, and not really sure why. I am a type 2 diabetic, so probably need to know exactly what to put in my blasts. I do love them. I thought maybe I was dinking to many and too much. I think actually something I may be putting inthem is stimulating my appetite, as some days I feel much more hungry, although at the same time I feel satisfied, so maybe it is a head thing. I am older, have agent orange dementia, HTN, and arthritis. I do think the blast are helping my thinking, and arthritis, but I have toi stop this weight gain. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. SteveRn
SteveRN, When we change theSteveRN, 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 the right number of calories per day 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) exercise is good for arthritis. I had severe arthritis in my knees from being so heavy, not any more! 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.
In addition to Wally's great response...I'd add that blood sugar control is imperative to weight loss and appetite control. Check out this blog here for some more insight on this topic: http://nutribulletblog.com/blasting-for-blood-sugar-control/ Without knowing exactly what you are putting in your NutriBlasts and your personal health history, I cannot pinpoint exactly what might be contributing to this weight gain. My suggestions are... 1) Use more low-starch vegetables (not beets or carrots) vs. fruits in your NutriBlast Try 80% vegetables and 20% fruit with water as your liquid of choice. 2) Add in a protein and moderate amount of fats to help slow the absorption of sugar into the blood (chia or hemp seeds). All the high fiber ingredients help with this too! 3) Monitor the total amount of calories you consume per NutriBlast and the overall amount of calories you consume in a day. Wally gave some great resources to track this! Give it time. Your body is adjusting.
I enjoy reading all the posts. I take it all in. But something I think people are forgetting, everybody is different. And fruits, veggies, lean meats, and GOOD carbs. are good for us...BUT all in moderation. Just like you shouldn't eat a ton of refined sugar, you don't want to eat a ton of say, kale. I'm not a doctor. I just have done a ton of reading. Foods are NOT a cure.They can help with most of problems that many people suffer from because of things we have put in our bodies for years. Think of a baby; As parents, we start them on milk, which ever form. Then we move on to veggies and fruits. But at some point, we throw in cookies, mcdonalds, ice cream, ect. But we montor the amount. This is what we have forgot about our own bodies. Unless you are very stong willed, you will eventually go for the cookie, and the stuff that is "bad". BUT if you can stop at one cookie, its really ok. And no reason to fear it. People are so obsessed with weight and food. I just want to be healthy. I still have some weight to lose, and I do a lot of fruit and veggies. But, if I want that cookie, I eat it, but only one. the weight is coming off. slow. but none the less, it's melting away. So, I guess what I'm saying, is we are all different. What works for one, may not work for another. If you have health conditions, you want talk to your dr. meds may need to be adjusted. or even stopped. I wish everyone luck. I hope the nutribullet helps everyone as it has me. I look at foods very diff. now. And I'm trying to help my body work at top preformance. Even if its just cleanig the house on the weekend.
I just wanted to say that I feel better when I have my drink in the morning. Then another before work. I can tell when I don't have it. On the weekends, I still do my drinks, but am a little more careless about my other food. And I must say, I can really tell!! It's amazing just how much the food we put in our bodies affect us. I'm really happy I bought the nutribullet. It's wotth every penny. My goal is to lose another 40 pounds. I'm on the right track. Good luck to everyone on thier journey.
anaylor01 wrote: I just wanted to say that I feel better when I have my drink in the morning. Then another before work. I can tell when I don't have it. On the weekends, I still do my drinks, but am a little more careless about my other food. And I must say, I can really tell!! It's amazing just how much the food we put in our bodies affect us. I'm really happy I bought the nutribullet. It's wotth every penny. My goal is to lose another 40 pounds. I'm on the right track. Good luck to everyone on thier journey.
I totally know the feeling and can definitely relate to you!
Denyse, A few times I have juiced carrots, apples and celery and used that as my liquid in my NB. It helps change things up and still use your juicer.
There is great information here.
Today I am going to start blasting. Where do I start as far as finding the right recipe for me. I want to lose weight and add energy to my life. I want something simple, easy to make, not so much ingredients. I plan on blasting twice a day and having a small meal once a day. Can anybody help or give me some good advice??? Thanks.
gbpackers wrote: Today I am going to start blasting. Where do I start as far as finding the right recipe for me. I want to lose weight and add energy to my life. I want something simple, easy to make, not so much ingredients. I plan on blasting twice a day and having a small meal once a day. Can anybody help or give me some good advice??? Thanks.
The Six Week Transformation Plan is a good place to start. This is found in your User Guide and Recipe Book as well as the Natural Healing Foods book. We also have a Basic Cleanse outline in our cleansing forum that has a 7-day plan with NutriBlast and meal recipes. You can find that here: http://www.nutriliving.com/forums/topics/kickoff-cleanse-basic-cleanse-plan In addition, go to the main page of NutriLiving and type in "weight loss". You'll find articles, recipes, and forum topics with some great suggestions!
Thank you you so much for this information I am sure many liked it. I am new to all this and its still a huge blur to me and so confusion...erughhhh lol
GB I responded to your request. I hope you received it.
I sold my juicer for the Nutribullet but now having some regrets. I LOVE my Nutribullet and the drinks but I noticed I've gained weight since starting using the Nutribullet. I lost 20 pounds when juicing but seem to be putting the pounds back on! I didn't change my diet in any way and still exercise daily. Not sure why I'm gaining???
ET61 wrote: I sold my juicer for the Nutribullet but now having some regrets. I LOVE my Nutribullet and the drinks but I noticed I've gained weight since starting using the Nutribullet. I lost 20 pounds when juicing but seem to be putting the pounds back on! I didn't change my diet in any way and still exercise daily. Not sure why I'm gaining???
There may be a few reasons...Let's see... 1) NutriBlasts allow for more ingredients to be included vs. a juicer. Adding the boosts like nuts, seeds, superfood powders, protein powders, etc. increase the caloric content. 2) If adding a NutriBlast to your meals, this also may put you over your daily calorie requirements. We suggest using a NB as a meal replacement if using for weight loss. 3) Be mindful of what you put into the NutriBlast. You can use websites like this one: http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php to determine how many calories might be in your Blast. 4) Stress management and exercise are also important. Blasting is part of an overall healthy lifestyle. 5) Portions. The large cup is a big portion whereas juices may have been smaller. Maybe cut back on the amount you consume or cut back on portions from your meals outside of Blasts. Hopefully that gets you thinking about what may be contributing to the weight gain. I know for me personally, I had to quit using protein powders b/c I saw my weight creeping up. I dropped that, added more veggies and back to my original size :)
ET61 in addition to Krista's great info try to not use as much fruit and understand nuts and seeds are very calorie rich. Fruits will cause weight gain if you use too much. Like Krista said use the blast as a meal replacement. Healthy wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
I use my Nutribullet as a meal replacement in the evening. Mostly consist of spinach/kale or any leafy green, strawberries, banana, blueberries and seeds. I've tried carrots and apples but they don't "blend" well and tasted terrible. In my opinion, these are better for juicing. I still exercise like I've always done and am a vegetarian so my diet is pretty healthy. Got on the scale and gained a few pounds. Not happy about that.....
ET61 are you replacing meals or snacks with the blast? Are you eating enough calories? You need at least 1200 calories per day to keep your metabolism from stalling. Healthy Wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
ET61 wrote: I use my Nutribullet as a meal replacement in the evening. Mostly consist of spinach/kale or any leafy green, strawberries, banana, blueberries and seeds. I've tried carrots and apples but they don't "blend" well and tasted terrible. In my opinion, these are better for juicing. I still exercise like I've always done and am a vegetarian so my diet is pretty healthy. Got on the scale and gained a few pounds. Not happy about that.....
Try building your blast with half vegetables, 1/4 low glycemic fruits like berries, grapefruit, figs, cherries, pears, apples, apricots, and using an unsweetened almond milk, coconut water or regular water for your liquid base.
Sarah that's a great idea! I may borrow it. Wally
Wally Bishop wrote: Sarah that's a great idea! I may borrow it. Wally
Go for it! =)
I'm replacing my dinner with a Nutribullet. I'm getting enough calories too. I'll try more veggies than fruit, but the fruit blends better. Thanks for the help!
ET61 wrote: I'm replacing my dinner with a Nutribullet. I'm getting enough calories too. I'll try more veggies than fruit, but the fruit blends better. Thanks for the help!
Of course! Keep me posted with your progress!
I also gained a few pounds when starting. Is this normal? I use almond milk as a base already, and usually add half spinach & kale, half a banana, a few apple slices, berries or grapes depending on what I have, a scoop of superfoods green powder, and 2 tablespoons plain greek yogurt. Having one in the large cup about 11 AM keeps me full all day. Prior to this I was on a low carb diet, and am wondering if it is because of adding fruit.
pattyk7189 wrote: I also gained a few pounds when starting. Is this normal? I use almond milk as a base already, and usually add half spinach & kale, half a banana, a few apple slices, berries or grapes depending on what I have, a scoop of superfoods green powder, and 2 tablespoons plain greek yogurt. Having one in the large cup about 11 AM keeps me full all day. Prior to this I was on a low carb diet, and am wondering if it is because of adding fruit.
It is hard to say what can cause weight gain without knowing what else you are eating throughout the day. You can decrease the calories in your Blast by using low glycemic fruits like cherries, apricots, pears, figs, apples, berries and grapefruits. Also make sure you are using unsweetened almond milk and always aim to have more veggies than fruits in your Blast.
My sister and I have started using the nutribullet 1-2 times aday. I have had lifelong texture issues and have never been able to consume meet and not a fan of many vegetables. It really appealed to me the idea of drinking healthy foods that I usually havent been able to get donwn before. Over time my diet became really high in carbohydrates and dairy.. And Junk Food. Now that I am in my fifties and feeling really tired and struggling with joint pain and bursitis in both hips and 50 pounds over weight and some blood pressure issues, I was looking for a change. The first time I mixed a nutriblast for my younger sister (two years, similar issues, but she has had amore active lifestyle and loves all food and not really over weight.) she loved it and a few days later after trying out her neighbors new $500.00 vitamix, went out and purchase a nutirbullet. Now we are supprting each other in finding good organic products and sharing when bulk is cheaper....Two questions that have come up...Feeling bloated and weight gain...Sh m
Bazooba, for some reason your questions are not on your post. If you will re-post them I would love to assist you! Healthy wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Try using baby carrots and sliced apples along with your veggies in your Nutriblast, not to much though, see how that works.
Dr. Bishop I use flaxseeds and chia seeds in my blast , my question is will this cause weight gain or not? Also what is your take on cacao powder? though I am 5'4" at 150lbs do you think I should lose some weight ( though I had my Dr. exam me and came back with normal results. I'd also like to ask you about BMI, if mine is 25 should I be concern?
Jsande9454, First I am not a doctor and please just call me Wally. We are all on first name basis because we are a big family at Nutriliving! Your question is a very complex one. Gaining weight is about more than a single food or two. Weight gain or loss has to do with what we eat, how much we eat and how much we move. Flax seeds and chia seeds are very healthy and if you are not over consuming calories you should not gain weight. Without knowing your history or background it is impossible for me to advise you on how much you should weigh. There isn't really a definitive guide to use. The best indicator is your body mass ratio. That is how much of your weight is fat and how much is muscle. I don't like the BMI charts because they don't take this into consideration. However the BMI chart says a BMI between 24.9 and 18.5 is a normal or healthy BMI for women. According to the chart a BMI of 25 is just slightly overweight. Again a healthy weight is unique and different for everyone. You could be at a BMI of 25 or 27 and be an athlete with much higher percentage of muscle than fat. I hope this helps, Wally Bishop C.N.C.
My husband and I have been "blasting" for about a year now. I am not loosing in any weight, as a matter of fact I have gained weight! We cut out the nuts as I was told that might be to much fat for me. I use the large container and drink 1/2 for breakfast and the other half for lunch. Then a low calorie dinner. I eat now bread, watch carbs and no sugar. Any suggestions? Susan DeGrasse
sedegrasse wrote: My husband and I have been "blasting" for about a year now. I am not loosing in any weight, as a matter of fact I have gained weight! We cut out the nuts as I was told that might be to much fat for me. I use the large container and drink 1/2 for breakfast and the other half for lunch. Then a low calorie dinner. I eat now bread, watch carbs and no sugar. Any suggestions? Susan DeGrasse
Weight gain and loss can be related to many different factors so it is hard to say exactly what the culprit is. The best suggestion I can give you is to build your blast with half veggies, 1/4 low glycemic index fruits like pears, apples, cherries, figs, apricots, grapefruits and berries. Use unsweetened almond milk, coconut water or water as your liquid base and use a superfood booster like ginger, chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds, spirulina, chlorela and maca. One of the best tips for weight loss is exercise, try and do something physically active at least 5 days a week.
Hi, I just read that baby carrots are not a healthy choice. To make them look so appealing, after cutting them from malformation carrots, they are submerged in Clorox!
Real baby carrots will have their skin and top attached. Most of what you find in the stores that looks like baby carrots is actually cut and shaped mature carrots. While it is true they are washed in a water and chlorine solution, it is a small amount of chlorine to kill any existing bacteria or fungus that might grow in the bags. Once the skin is off bacteria will begin to grow quickly. The white film that develops is just what naturally happens as they begin to dry out. The skin keeps moisture in the carrot for a much longer time. Bagged unpeeled carrots with tops attached are not treated in any solution and are good to eat. Any step between you and your vegetables or fruits means someone can alter or treat them with some chemical. Be selective and buy organic when possible and always wash all produce thoroughly. Healthy wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Wally....I am new to the Nutriliving site but have been on another site , Spark people since May/June and use the nutriton tracker on there regularly. I got my Nutribullet about the same time, and I know it sounds corny but it REALLY changed my life. Before NB the only fruit i used to eat was usually part of a desset,or had something to do with alcohol and mostly the only veggies i ate were in salads (which I like), and as a side dish on a usually pretty fattening plate of food. Now I get sometimes 2- 3 times the RDA. I have a question about your comment regarding that the calorie amount should be 1200 calories minimum a day or weight loss will stall. To make a longer story shorter here's my basics..i am trying to lose 40+ pounds. I'm not really into the #'s but more into loss of inches...a lot of this is due to the fact when I was a teenager-my 20's I suffered from anorexia/bulimia so I no longer even own a scale because i know i get obsssesed with the number on it. I have health issues, and am on pain meds plus I have HCV ( since 1989). Right now about 85% of what i am eating is low calorie/ low fat. I have my calorie limit aqs 1100-1300 a day but some days i only have 900-1000 calories a day. Is it OK that i do that? my weight loss/fat loss is going slowly but now that the hot weather is almost gone I should start increasing my exercise. As it is right now i do basic yoga 15 mins 2 times a week,walk around an average of 3 hours weekly, and use a punching bag a few times a week or at least 1 time a week. my buildings gym is closed till the end of October but hopfully after that i will start going there 2- 3 days a week also. I'm sligtly miffed about the slow weight loss effect since I have started eating 'healthy foods" but I noticed a lot of posts say the same, some even gain weight. BTW I usually use water in my NutriBlasts, and semi follow recipes but usually substituting different freggies than listed for about 25% of the recipe. Sometimes I do use coconut water or juice but try to get the lower sugar types, or mix them w/ water,also I use almond,or soy milk sometimes usually the unsweetened or "light" versions. I am hoping to lose the weight by April 2014 since my husband is away and coming home then. Also I need to quit smoking...but one thing at a time! Any comments/suggestions about the calorie amount,weight loss tips,etc? also i switched from whey protein to a soy based one on my husbands advice since he knows I am trying to lose weight.....but i only drink protein drinks 2- 3 times a week on average. PS Sorry for any typos or bad spelling......I am not the best typist at all!!! LOL :)
Wally.....Here's some info that you might want in as you decipher my long post. As for add in's to my NutriBlasts i mostly use chia seeds,maca,green veggie caps,flax seed,sesame seeds, mint,ginger,lemon/lime juice and on occasion raw almonds,or pumpkin seeds. I use spinach,swiss chard,watercress,berries,mangos,bannanas,some avocado,cucmbers,apples,kiwi,pluot,grapes,carrots,pineapple,cantalope,watermelon,and ornages in my drins ( not all at once obviouisly). I was using kale but no matter what I just dont like the taste. Most days i use Nutriblasts as my meals and if I feel cranky, or tired,or shakey ( i sometimes have anemia that flares up from previous liver meds I was on years ago) i have a protein drink and that usually fixes it. I'm not perfect and sometimes I stray from my diet but usally its just for 1 day or even half a day. I try not to purchase or order more than 1 serving of stuff i know isnt "diet worthy" One last note even though my weight loss isnt going at the light speed i want it to people I dont know/or hardly know have made comments about my skin glowing or looking nice ( i feel like a commercial spokesperson...but it's true)
Ok this is my last post...is it obvious I also am bipolar and have ADHD? I also thought I should tell you what supplements etc I am taking also to help with weight loss, and other health reasons...I currently am taking a thyroid supplement, triphala,apple cider vinegar,chitosan w/ chromium, and garcinia cambogia extract. I already mentione the pain meds I take...right now I am on a medium dose of MSIR which I take usually 2-3 times a day (up to 4 times), and I take a low dose of methadone in the AM and before bed. I also take amytripteline swupposably to help me sleep but after 4 months on it and 2 increases of the dose it hasnt helped me sleep at all in fact I am now going 2-3 days without sleeping so it isnt helping and possibly is doing the opposite so I am going off it. I also take 5mg of diazepam once a day if needed. I really need an increase in that but am having issues with the dr so it may have to wait. In advance thank you for any advice...I hope my crazy manic posting didnt cause you to fall asleep or pull out your hair...:)
Mrsdmk, I am going through your post and it may take me a little time to get to all of your questions so please be a little patient with me. I want to hlep you all I can. You must meet 1200 calories on average every day. If you are exercing you most likely need more. If you are willing to share youe height, weight and age I look closer at your calorie requirements. You also need plenty of water to effectivly lose weight. Thanks Healthy wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Wally, I know I left you aWally, I know I left you a lot to read with my 3 lengthly posts! I appreciate whenever you have the time to respond. As for my age,weight etc....I will give you as much as i'm comfortable with sharing..I weigh in between 160-170 pounds,am 5"5,and am 44. I have increased the amounht of calories a bit so I'm closer to the 1200 calorie mark instead of usually being under or around 1000-1100 and am trying to not every day have 3 Nutriblasts for 3 meals 7 days a week. I am adding in salads w/ chicken breast or lean beef, and on occasion a sanwich with turkey or tunafish. I do drink plenty of water....usually aroun 11-14 cups a day. Because of my liver issues I have acitis (fluid build up) in my abdomen a lot of the time and was taking diuretics. But now that I have increased the amount of water I drink I no longer need them. I signed up for a water delivery service so I always have cold filtered/spring water!!! My husband and my cat benefit from it too!!! Thanks for all your advice/suggestions!!!! I cant believe it took me this long to find this site. I love it, and have told friends with NutriBullets about the site as well. BTW Do you know when the new SuperFood SuperBoost for wright loss is going to be in stores? I hope i win some in the contest cause I am dying to try it. Also because of my liver i cant drink green tea directly but the green tea powder is OK so the new boost is perfect for me.
mrsdmk wrote: Wally, BTW Do you know when the new SuperFood SuperBoost for wright loss is going to be in stores? I hope i win some in the contest cause I am dying to try it. Also because of my liver i cant drink green tea directly but the green tea powder is OK so the new boost is perfect for me.
Hey there mrsdmk! The Fat Burning Boost will be available online in the coming weeks. Keep trying to win!
Hello all, I have to loseHello all, I have to lose about.... oh.... 50 to 60 pounds. not exactly sure how to go about this without being hungry and cranky. Also, have to automate my life (while having variety). thinking of 1 or 2 nutriblasts per day along with a regular meal (would blast in am and run- drink half in am, half for lunch). If I do only 1 nutriblast then my substitute meal would be protein on a salad (or frozen weight watchers/Lean Cuisine meal) over salad. I have yet to be successful so I'm feeling kinda hopeless (but willing to give it a go....) any advice? I don't want to stall! Oh, did I mention that I am a busy mother of 3 young kids and run a psychiatric emergency room with 24/7 responsibility? Help!
MDBruny welcome to the NutriLiving forums. Congratulations on your new wellness journey! There is a lot of information in the Weight Loss forum to assist you. This is the link to my latest post for weight loss. http://www.nutriliving.com/forums/topics/if-you-are-new-nutribullet-and-need-lose-weight Here is a great article from Krista http://www.nutriliving.com/blog/how-do-i-lose-weight-using-nutribullet Because of the demands of your job I would recommend that you keep a NutriBullet at the office and one at home. I have one in the kitchen in my office and one at home. You do not want to pre make blast and store them for later use. You lose nutrient and antioxidant values over storage time. Plus they taste so much better when they are fresh! It is very important that you get enough calories. In your case I am guessing at least 1500 calories per day because of your long hours. I have a calories calculator on one of my websites that can help you determine your calorie needs. http://viveshake.com/bmi-calculator-2/ Either use your current weight and then eat less calories or plug in your desired weight and use that number as your calorie goal. Regards of what it says you must never ever consume less than 1200 calories per day or your weight loss will stall. I hope this helps. Let us know how you are doing. Healthy wishes, Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Thank you! I am going to try and start this Friday... looking through the booklet now to prepare myself..... I am eating everything in sight! lol.... in anticipation of deprivation....its time to get my mind right. This Friday, I will start my journey... it will begin with 2 nutriblasts and a Hot yoga class. I will definitely look into these links! many thanks... I came to the realization today that a lot of my bad habits are b/c life is so stressful that i find joy in food... Not sure how to really change my thinking around that... however, between two nutriblasts, raspberry ketones, exercise and better eating I am hopeful.... Here's to hope...
Hello Everybody, I am new member and got the Nutribullet this week. Please suggest me good weight lost receipes and plans. I have kid who is 12 year and she is 120lb and she wants to redece and her goal is lose 20 pond in 6 month
Hi! My experience with slightly overweight children, is to help them to maintain their weight, not to loose weight. They will grow and with each inch taller, you will be so happy with the results.
Hi! My experience with slightly overweight children, is to help them to maintain their weight, not to loose weight. They will grow and with each inch taller, you will be so happy with the results.
Hi! My experience with slightly overweight children, is to help them to maintain their weight, not to loose weight. They will grow and with each inch taller, you will be so happy with the results.
Hi Params and welcome to the forum. Even children should follow the same general guide lines for weight loss that adults do. The trick is getting them to eat the health foods! Its very easy to hide veggies in with a few fruits in the NB. I would begin by using veggies that have little taste like spinach, carrots, cucumber along with strawberries and green apples. If you need to sweeten it a little for her add a little stevia. Always use low sugar fruits and try to use more veggies than fruits. In the beginning if you need to use 1/2 low sugar fruits and half veggies that is fine. Also remember that the calories from the NutriBullet count as a meal or snack. If you add a blast to her normal dietary routine with it being a replacement she will gain weight. This post may help you http://www.nutriliving.com/forums/topics/if-you-are-new-nutribullet-and-need-lose-weight This is a great article from Krista http://www.nutriliving.com/blog/how-do-i-lose-weight-using-nutribullet This is another article. http://www.nutriliving.com/blog/frustrated-your-weight-loss-what-you-could-be-doing-wrong I hope this helps, Healthy wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Hi I'm a NutriBullet newbie, Would you recommend making he nutriblast at night, freezing them and letting them thaw out to drink at work? Please advise. Monica
SweetPea49 wrote: Hi I'm a NutriBullet newbie, Would you recommend making he nutriblast at night, freezing them and letting them thaw out to drink at work? Please advise. Monica
I would recommend just making it the night before, sealing it, and putting it in the refrigerator. When you freeze your Blast it may change the texture of it as it unfreezes.
Wally, please can you give me some direction on how to get more energy from the nutria bullet I always feel tired
Wally, please can you give me some direction on how to get more energy from the nutria bullet I always feel tired
ajack63 wrote: Wally, please can you give me some direction on how to get more energy from the nutria bullet I always feel tired
Hey Ajack - Having a balanced and healthy diet can help support the function of your mitochondria in your cells, they are involved in making energy. It is important to have a stable blood sugar, get healthy fats, and get a variety of nutrients. Make sure you are using a combination of half veggies half fruits in your Blasts. Try including foods like maca, spirulina, oregano, cinnamon, dark leafy greens, bee propolis, walnuts, lemon, limes, coconut oil, edamame, raw oats. You may want to use water or coconut water as your liquid as they are both hydrating. Make sure you are also drinking water throughout the day as dehydration can lead to lethargy. Check out these energy boosting recipes: http://www.nutriliving.com/recipes/green-energy-blast http://www.nutriliving.com/recipes/maca-energy-machine http://www.nutriliving.com/recipes/super-nutrient-blast
ajack63 can you share with me what you are blasting and what other foods you typically eat during the day. Your energy level is dependent on many things. Sarah has given you lots a great info. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water and moving more. Healthy wishes, Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Wally, do you have any info to help colitis.
Ajack63, Obviously this is aAjack63, Obviously this is a medical condition and you should seek the advice of fyour doctor. Foods rich in Vitamin C. E and A are very important for developing the mucosal lining that protects the digestive system walls and to rebuild and replace damaged cells that line it. I would stay away from a lot of ruffage except when blasted in the NB. Avoid alcoholic beverages, dairy products, soft drinks, drinks high in caffeine, sugary foods, dried fruits, some beans may cause pain, hot peppers, meats, Soluble fiber foods are soothing, slow down diarrhea and is anti-inflammatory for this issue. Foods High in Soluble Fiber •Apple •Cooked Lentils •Oats/oatmeal/oat bran (oat bran is higher in insoluble fiber than oatmeal or oats) •Banana •Okra •Peas •Sweet potatoes •Soybeans •Broccoli (contains half soluble fiber and half insoluble fiber) •Carrots •Medium Pear (with the skin) •Strawberries •Barley •Chick Peas (garbanzo beans) •Navy beans •Pinto beans •Soy Beans (may be difficult to digest) •Lima Beans •Dried Peas •Apricots •Dates •Prunes •Flax Seed •Beets •Cranberries •Red Currants •Gooseberries •Peaches •Pears •Sour plums •Prunes •Quinces •Rye •Sesame seeds I hope this helps Healthy Wishes, Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Sarah, thank you for your advice, please could you give me some examples for the healthy diet, in the morning I usually have oatmeal with honey, then at lunch time a salad sandwich or a tuna fish salad, and at night bean burritos, these are just examples, I don't eat that every day, but I you can please can you send me some of your ideas, thank you.
thank you, I usually blast with spinach, banana, and maybe blackcurrants, strawberries, oatmeal and almonds, would this be ok to take?
Hello everyone! I'm new to the site. I've had my NB for several months now, but have not used it for about 6 weeks. I'm about to start again because I seriously need to lose weight. I saw a recipe that called for green tea. Does anyone know if they mean liquid tea?
Valiant Women, great question. I would reccomend that you brew you own green tea and use the liquid for the blast you make. Let it cool before using in the NB. If you use the store bought green tea in a bottle most of the antioxidants are lost and some of the other nutrients plus they may use artificial sweeteners and other unhealthy ingrediants. You can also add green tea powder to your blast. I would recommed you red this post if you have not already done so. 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.
I have had my nutri bullet for less than a week but I've been having at least two blasts per day. I have not lost hardly any weight but my body feels so much better! I have some questions: 1) For cantaloupe, should I include the seeds in my blast, or throw them away? 2) Should I include mango skins in my blast or throw them away? Should I try to blast the mango seed or throw it away? 3) Should I include orange skins in my blast or throw them away? 4) Should I include lemon and lime skins in my blast or throw them away? 5) How do I know which things to include in the blast and which to throw away? Waiting for an answer. Thanks.
Excellent info, Wally!!!
dframe wrote:

I puchased my NutriBullet a few weeks ago and have been having a great time experimenting with it!  I really want to lose weight so I started out drinking 2 NB's a day and having a salad for dinner.  I gave up meat, wheat and sugar and so far I've lost 10 lbs.   Now my weight loss has stalled -- think I might have cut my calories too low so I started adding a dinner of grilled fish and steamed veggies.  Just wondering what others have found to be a good NB regimen for weight loss.  I've got about another 20 lbs. to go.  Is going on 3 NB's a day a good way to jump start weight loss?  

dframe wrote:

I puchased my NutriBullet a few weeks ago and have been having a great time experimenting with it!  I really want to lose weight so I started out drinking 2 NB's a day and having a salad for dinner.  I gave up meat, wheat and sugar and so far I've lost 10 lbs.   Now my weight loss has stalled -- think I might have cut my calories too low so I started adding a dinner of grilled fish and steamed veggies.  Just wondering what others have found to be a good NB regimen for weight loss.  I've got about another 20 lbs. to go.  Is going on 3 NB's a day a good way to jump start weight loss?  

dawnelash wrote: I have had my nutri bullet for less than a week but I've been having at least two blasts per day. I have not lost hardly any weight but my body feels so much better! I have some questions: 1) For cantaloupe, should I include the seeds in my blast, or throw them away? 2) Should I include mango skins in my blast or throw them away? Should I try to blast the mango seed or throw it away? 3) Should I include orange skins in my blast or throw them away? 4) Should I include lemon and lime skins in my blast or throw them away? 5) How do I know which things to include in the blast and which to throw away? Waiting for an answer. Thanks.
Here's a handy resource for you! http://nutribulletblog.com/faq/peelingde-seeding/
Thank you, Krista.
What are the three symbols that are showing before the food items?
dawnelash wrote: What are the three symbols that are showing before the food items?
Can you include a link of what you are referring to? Thanks! =)
ajack63 wrote: Sarah, thank you for your advice, please could you give me some examples for the healthy diet, in the morning I usually have oatmeal with honey, then at lunch time a salad sandwich or a tuna fish salad, and at night bean burritos, these are just examples, I don't eat that every day, but I you can please can you send me some of your ideas, thank you.
I just wrote an article on this topic. Check it out and let me know if you have any further questions: http://www.nutriliving.com/blog/eating-right-active-lifestyle
In Wally's post this is before each food item he lists: •
When I copied it and posted it, it changed! It is an "a" with an upside down triangle upper half over it, the something similar to a "C" with extra lines in it, and "cents" sign at the end. It changes when I post this reply. •
Dawnelash it just an asterisk that for some reason doesn't transfer when submitted. It is showinng up as that funnny symbol. Healthy wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Great info people. Ive started by substituting a blast instead of dinner and Im seeing results. Nice steady results. Bonus is my energy levels are up which get me going on walks much easier
Congratulation! replacing a meal is a great way to have a blast, lose weight and build health. Keep us posted on your progress. Healthy wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Hi Wally and thank you. I always brew my own tea, and use organic products. I'll try using the tea instead of water sometimes. I'll keep you all posted. Happy New Year! BTW, it's Valiant Woman. :-)
Hi Valiant Woman! You are very welcome. I will look forward to hearing back on your progress. Healthy wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Hello there! I have had my NBHello there! I have had my NB since Christmas and I was drinking around 2 blasts a day. I really like the taste and it kept me full. But soon I found that I was dizzy, rather shaky at times and just plain tired. I talked to my dad who has lost sixty pounds following weight watchers and he told me that I was not giving my body what it needed. So I went back to point counting. Fast forward 5 weeks and I feel like total crap to be blunt. I'm frustrated and don't know what to do. I had a problem a bit like this back in August when I was following the E2 eating method. Liked it but my hair started falling out at a rather distressing rate. So back to the SAD for me. I know that I am killing myself with my weight, currently 270lbs at 5'4". I'm 26 and the mother of two beautiful little ones. I want to be healthy for them, to be able to run around and have energy for them as well as teaching them a healthy lifestyle. But I'm lost. Everyone says something different! I am ready to make the changes needed, I just don't know where to start! I have lost 23lbs and have been able to keep that off for around 5 months. If there are any suggestions anyone has please share! I. Ready to do this!
Welcome to the forum. What you are experiencing is something I hear from people often when using blast and wanting to lose weight. have you read this thread I created in the weight loss forum? If not it should have the answers you are looking for. Start with this info. http://www.nutriliving.com/forums/topics/if-you-are-new-nutribullet-and-need-lose-weight Hair falling out is a sure sign of nutrient deficiency. Weight Watchers does not focus on nutrition just points and calories. Possible reasons for what you are experiencing could be so many things. Are you on medications? Low blood sugar Low blood pressure Are you eating at least 1200 calories per day? Are you drinking at least 1/2 your body weight in fluid ounces every day? Are you getting enough protein in your daily diet? I am here to help so please answer those questions and lets get you feeling great and losing the weight! My bet is not enough calories or too much sugar which will make your blood sugar drop rapidly causing an energy crash. Would you be willing to share what you typically eat during the day. This would allow me to help you better. Healthy wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Eahill111210 wrote: Hello there! I have had my NB since Christmas and I was drinking around 2 blasts a day. I really like the taste and it kept me full. But soon I found that I was dizzy, rather shaky at times and just plain tired. I talked to my dad who has lost sixty pounds following weight watchers and he told me that I was not giving my body what it needed. So I went back to point counting. Fast forward 5 weeks and I feel like total crap to be blunt. I'm frustrated and don't know what to do. I had a problem a bit like this back in August when I was following the E2 eating method. Liked it but my hair started falling out at a rather distressing rate. So back to the SAD for me. I know that I am killing myself with my weight, currently 270lbs at 5'4". I'm 26 and the mother of two beautiful little ones. I want to be healthy for them, to be able to run around and have energy for them as well as teaching them a healthy lifestyle. But I'm lost. Everyone says something different! I am ready to make the changes needed, I just don't know where to start! I have lost 23lbs and have been able to keep that off for around 5 months. If there are any suggestions anyone has please share! I. Ready to do this!
This is something you need to speak to a medical doctor about. While we can make suggestions about healing foods, we can not prescribe a treatment plan. Including fresh fruits and vegetables is crucial for a healthy diet, but there can be so underlying issues that you should get checked out by a doctor. You may be limiting your calories too much leading to the shaky and dizzy feeling and 2 Blasts per day may not be providing your body with adequate calories but it is hard to say without knowing what else you eat throughout the day. A dietitian in your area may be able to help you assess your intake and figure out if you are eating the right foods and eating enough.
Hi Wally and Sarah, Thank youHi Wally and Sarah, Thank you for getting back with me. As for you questions Sarah, as of two weeks ago, my thyroid levels were healthy my iron was a touch low and my casting glucose was fine. I have always been tired but this seems excessive. Though as I have added more calories back in, I feel better but I think most of the calories are sugar related. Ok Wally, here I go on your questions. I have been reading through the blog and am beginning to see the full picture. I am on medication: synthyroid for hypothyroidism, Wellbutrin for depression, lamictal for mood stabilization as I have bipolar II, and restoril for sleep. Also take a prenatal everyday ( worked well through my pregnancies so I just stayed on them as I want more children) fish oil, biotin, iron, vit c, and 5 htp on a weekly rotating schedule. I hate to admit if but I am positive that I take in far too much sugar in a day, along with refined carbs. I also know I am not even coming close to drinking enough water. I used to be an athlete as well as a dancer so I should know better! Protein intake is not stable, some day it is at every meal, other times none of any significant amount. My fairly normal day food intake goes something like this: Cup of coffee with my synthyroid and then wait an hour to eat. Breakfast is most of the time a half recipe of the Engine 2 oatmeal ( .5 cups oats, .5 Tbsp flax meal, .5 banana, .25 c blueberries, 1 Tbsp raisins all cooked together in water, then topped with a tiny sprinkling of walnuts and a splash of almond milk) and coffee. Lunch is usually the most processed meal of the day, often frozen pizza, sandwiches with deli meat, pasta including Mac and cheese. With two toddlers I often eat a lot of bad kid food which I know is terrible for my children too. I usually as a blast with lunch if I'm not eating much ( I really hate eating lunch) and then one as a snack around 4 as we don't eat dinner till around 7 Dinner is usually homemade but very meat and potatoes oriented. I married a good old farm boy, who considers veggies corn! We eat a lot of chicken as it is economical for us.. Last night was roasted chicken using coconut oil and garlic as a basting, glazed carrots ( butter and brown sugar) baked potatoes and homemade pear sauce without sugar. And homemade brownies for dessert. As I write this I am seeing the holes in my diet already. I'm just not sure how to correct it in a life change way, not just a couple of weeks. I also am an emotional eater. If I get bored i snack with the kids, or if I'm down it is pop and chocolate. I have been in counseling for over a year ( was hospitalized dec of 13 for long lasting post partum depression and out of control mood swings) and I have come a long way, but the emotional eating remains. I get so mad because I have put on 100 lbs since 2007. I often start an exercise program only to give up after a few weeks as the program advances beyond my abilities. Very frustration for a former college basketball player! I want to get this under control as well as helping my family live healthier as well. Thank you again, Elizabeth
Elizabeth, I really want to help you. I hear and feel your frustration. I totally understand. As Sarah suggested you should seek advise from your doctor. The meds can cause fatigue and other issues or you could have underlying causes. Tell your doctor about any diet and lifestyle changes and what your health goals are. However as you mention you see many areas in your dietary routine that could be the cause and are not consistent with a healthy dietary routine. Quit beating yourself up is the first thing. You are here asking for help, Pat yourself on the back because you want to do better! You have the desire and that is huge. Recognize that weight loss success and building health is not instant and takes time. But it starts with your thoughts. Start thinking positively about it. Positive affirmations work wonders helping us to change our thought patterns. You must say these and not just read them. Say these or make your own, you get the idea? Put them in your bathroom, on the refrigerator, in front of the computer, in your car. Every time you see them in those places say them. I am a great person I am a beautiful person I am making healthier choices I am eating to be healthy I am going to lose weight and be healthy I am exercising and enjoying it I am drinking more water Realize change must be done slowly for it to be long lasting. Begin Slowly! When exercising, don't try to keep up with everyone else. Just measure against yourself. This is not a competition. Every time you are making a choice for a drink or food just ask yourself this question; is this going to nurture my body or be destructive for my body. There is no food or drink that is neutral. It’s either helping or hurting! Your diet does not need to be perfect. Try for eating healthy 80% of the time this allows you to indulge a little 20% of the time. This way you cannot beat yourself up because cheating is impossible in this method. You are consuming a lot of simple sugars and simple sugars effect depression of all types very negatively. Read this article http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2011/07/13/why-sugar-is-dangerous-to-depression/ Simple sugars also effect your thyroid production. Read this article http://thyroid.about.com/cs/dietweightloss/a/losingweight_2.htm I hope this helps. Let us know how you are doing. Healthy Wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
I added two scoops of a cold pressed chocolate protein meal shake into my nutribullet mix as a meal replacement It is made with raw cacao and has 21 grams of protein. I mix it with banana strawberry pineapple water and ice. It is really good. That has really given me more energy which is an issue I always have with chronic fatigue.
I don't know what all you are putting in your Nutriblasts, but it may be that you are not getting enough protein. I was a vegetarian for about 5 years, but I always seemed not to have enough stamina. I was eating beans and using nuts for protein. I did a free metabolic typing test by Dr. Mercola (no longer free) and found that I was a protein type. When I went back to eating animal protein or just really adding more protein to my smoothies before I had a NB, I have had much more vigor. I feel if we go heavy on the veggies, fruits, seed, and nuts in our diet but also have enough healthy protein that some of us just do better. Right now, I use a rice protein to add to my Nutriblasts. I have just started back trying to improve my overall diet again, starting with at least one Nutriblast a day. None of us really will do well in the long run on the SAD. Let us know how you are doing. My next goal is weight loss. Is there a preview of what is in the new NB Weight Loss book?
lwcloud wrote: I don't know what all you are putting in your Nutriblasts, but it may be that you are not getting enough protein. I was a vegetarian for about 5 years, but I always seemed not to have enough stamina. I was eating beans and using nuts for protein. I did a free metabolic typing test by Dr. Mercola (no longer free) and found that I was a protein type. When I went back to eating animal protein or just really adding more protein to my smoothies before I had a NB, I have had much more vigor. I feel if we go heavy on the veggies, fruits, seed, and nuts in our diet but also have enough healthy protein that some of us just do better. Right now, I use a rice protein to add to my Nutriblasts. I have just started back trying to improve my overall diet again, starting with at least one Nutriblast a day. None of us really will do well in the long run on the SAD. Let us know how you are doing. My next goal is weight loss. Is there a preview of what is in the new NB Weight Loss book?
It is a modification of our 6 week transformation plan from the healing foods book. If you are interested in purchasing the book you can do so here: http://www.nutriliving.com/store/product/nutribullet-slim-down-transformation-plan
I received the NB as a birthday gift & have been using it for a month now, having two blasts a day and a light dinner and have lost no weight at all. I'm not really snacking in between & if I do I'm having nuts. Any suggestions on what I might be doing wrong?
I think you should check the kind of fruits you are using. try some of the low sugar and carbs fruits like watermelon and cantaloupe pineapple and bananas have a very hight level of sugar and carb
I think you should check the kind of fruits you are using. try some of the low sugar and carbs fruits like watermelon and cantaloupe pineapple and bananas have a very hight level of sugar and carb
I think you should check the kind of fruits you are using. try some of the low sugar and carbs fruits like watermelon and cantaloupe pineapple and bananas have a very hight level of sugar and carb
I think you should check the kind of fruits you are using. try some of the low sugar and carbs fruits like watermelon and cantaloupe pineapple and bananas have a very hight level of sugar and carb
banditluv09 wrote: I received the NB as a birthday gift & have been using it for a month now, having two blasts a day and a light dinner and have lost no weight at all. I'm not really snacking in between & if I do I'm having nuts. Any suggestions on what I might be doing wrong?
You are not doing anything wrong...Take a look at some of these for some additional tips! http://www.nutriliving.com/blog/why-you-arent-seeing-weight-loss-results-scale http://www.nutriliving.com/blog/how-do-i-lose-weight-using-nutribullet http://www.nutriliving.com/blog/diet-and-get-fatter-part-1 http://www.nutriliving.com/blog/diet-and-get-fatter-part-2
Are there any additional recipes for the 6 week plan? I am on week 4 and getting a little bored with the recipes I have been using for those 4 weeks. Thank you!
JustJanet wrote: Are there any additional recipes for the 6 week plan? I am on week 4 and getting a little bored with the recipes I have been using for those 4 weeks. Thank you!
If you click on the recipes tab on this website, there are a ton of Blast recipes that you can use to shake your cleanse up. You can search by ingredient so you can find the one you will like the best!
I am looking for additional recipes for lunch and dinner during the six week plan. I do not need blast recipes. Thank you!
JustJanet wrote: I am looking for additional recipes for lunch and dinner during the six week plan. I do not need blast recipes. Thank you!
That is the most comprehensive list of recipes we have. We tend to focus more on creating Blast recipes vs. dinner and lunch recipes. If you are looking for a great source of clean recipes, this is a great cook book: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1583335277/?tag=googhydr-20&hvadid=31697723796&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=18277537792020445823&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_3pr0sxvgwq_b
Hi I'm new to the site. I noticed a lot of the recipes calls for bananas however I'm allergic to them. What are good substitutes? Can someone help with suggestions?
angie43 wrote: Hi I'm new to the site. I noticed a lot of the recipes calls for bananas however I'm allergic to them. What are good substitutes? Can someone help with suggestions?
Mango is a great substitute and also pear or avocado.
Can artificial sweeteners be used in the green tea drank during the day?
Can artificial sweeteners be used in the green tea drank during the day?
Try RAW Honey
I only maintain my weight drinking NB.I have to actually workout 30 minutes or more to see actual weigh loss. Walking has been a positive start for me.
desiroe wrote: Can artificial sweeteners be used in the green tea drank during the day?
I would not use anything other than stevia to sweeten your Blast or tea.
Honey is also a great choice, I think!
kenneth4ever wrote: Honey is also a great choice, I think!
Yes it is, especially if you can get local, organic honey!
I just purchased the NB to help me get more energy and lose weight, and I tried my first drink, it was spinach, raspberries, pineapple, hempseeds, water. I tasted it, it was horrid, so I added 1/4 c of orange pineapple juice, and tried to taste it again, and it was a no go, it wasn't sweet enough for me to drink it or tolerate it. for the greens and fruits, I used a 1/1 ratio.....Any recommendations on how to get it sweeter to build myself up to the tartness of the greens?? Thanks Ashleigh
ashleighb84 wrote: I just purchased the NB to help me get more energy and lose weight, and I tried my first drink, it was spinach, raspberries, pineapple, hempseeds, water. I tasted it, it was horrid, so I added 1/4 c of orange pineapple juice, and tried to taste it again, and it was a no go, it wasn't sweet enough for me to drink it or tolerate it. for the greens and fruits, I used a 1/1 ratio.....Any recommendations on how to get it sweeter to build myself up to the tartness of the greens?? Thanks Ashleigh
Try using half greens like spinach or bok choy or baby kale, those are more mild greens. I would also suggest throwing in 1/2 a banana or 1/2 cup of frozen mango or pineapple to help with taste. You can also use coconut water as your liquid to help sweeten things up a bit.
Hello I have the same problem can't get past the green taste. I hope you get an answer to this.
I am also losing and I do only one nutriblast a day, then use my Fitbit dashboard to track calories. Just eat as healthy and low fat/carbs as possible. Plus exercise. I still have seventy pounds to go, but have some hope of getting there using the nutriblasts. Good luck with your goal!
Hi Ashleigh, I first put in a handful of baby spinach, 1 banana, strawberries, handful almonds, filtered cold water.. YUMMY If I have blueberries on hand I will add a handful of them, really yummy...good luck. I am new to the NB and experimenting. A dietician on my Twitter told me to drink a glass of cold water at least 20 mins before meals it speeds up your metabolism, I also put a squeeze of fresh lemon juice in as well. GOOD LUCK
stick to the natural sweeteners. when you start looking at what the artificials are made from, your body does not know what to do with it. It does know what to do with natural fruit, honey, stevia, agave and unrefined cane sugar.
I agree, I found the same solution. Drinking NB drinks AND exercise is the only way to get weight loss results!
Only use stevia. There are all kinds of flavors to use. Never use artifical sweetners as they are poison to your body. Barb Wohlbrandt
Blueberries are very good. Very high in antioxidants. Very good for our brain and eyes. Bananas are very high in natural sugar. Barb Wohlbrandt
Nuts are higher in calories. Walnuts have 864 calories in one cup. You could try the phase 1 diet and use the foods in your nutribullet. This diet helps people lose a lot of weight. www.knowthecause.com Doug Kaufman site. Barb Wohlbrandt
The fruits that are the best for weight loss is: berries, green apples, lemons, limes, avocadoes, coconuts, . These are also good to help get rid of fungus. Barb Wohlbrandt
I had a weight problem and was stuck at 145. It would not budge no matter what I did with diet. I went and had reflexology done on my thyroid and I lost 10 pounds overnight. After that all of the rest of the weight dropped off and now I have been able to keep it off for quite sometime now. I highly suggest you try this. It worked for me, I don't see why it wouldn't for you.
Make sure when u are using your nirtribullet that you combine your foods properly. Fruit is only to be eaten or drank alone as this is the way to get the proper nutrients from them. if mixed with other foods the fruits will ferment and therefore u won't lose weight like u need to. I have a fruit blast in the morning with the Super Reds and stevia. Also this will help with elimination. Very first thing in the morning is warm water with lemon and a digestive supplement as this gets your digestion going in the right way and will help you digest properly. I know a lot of the nutribullet recipes have u add fruit to them. Just be careful as this is not as healthy as just fruits in one and greens in another. You will be amazed how much better u will feel if you combine your foods properly and also your elimination will be the way God intended it to be.
bw3456 wrote: The fruits that are the best for weight loss is: berries, green apples, lemons, limes, avocadoes, coconuts, . These are also good to help get rid of fungus. Barb Wohlbrandt
Adding in low glycemic fruits can help and healthy sources of fat are all great for weight loss. I have not read the research on how these can get rid of fungus, would you mind sharing? Thanks so much!
Babayaga wrote: Where do I find the slim down transformation plan?
You can order it right here: https://store.nutriliving.com/books/nutribullet-slim-down-transformation-plan.html
Hi Sarah, I have been onHi Sarah, I have been on the nutribullet 6 week program for 5 weeks and have not lost any weight. I do seem to be not as bloated as before. I have tried weight watchers, 21 day tummy and I still cannot get the weight off. I go on the treadmill 30 minutes daily for the past year or so and am fairly active. Please advise. Thanks Rose
I add rosemary and mint to help with taste.
Roree wrote: Hi Sarah, I have been on the nutribullet 6 week program for 5 weeks and have not lost any weight. I do seem to be not as bloated as before. I have tried weight watchers, 21 day tummy and I still cannot get the weight off. I go on the treadmill 30 minutes daily for the past year or so and am fairly active. Please advise. Thanks Rose
I would suggest finding a local RD that can sit down with you one on one and give you a specific health plan. They would be able to assess your daily intake, physical activity levels and give you a more personalized plan that would work for your specific needs. It is hard to give general weight loss tips without knowing your daily caloric and food intake, medical history, stress levels, activity levels, etc. Here is a great link that can help you find a local RD: http://www.eatright.org/programs/rdnfinder/ You can also check out our weight loss forums to see what others have been doing on their journey to weight loss: http://www.nutriliving.com/forums/topics/if-you-are-new-nutribullet-and-need-lose-weight
I HAD SEEN MY PHYSICIAN IN NOVEMBER. I WAS TOLD I WAS OVER WEIGHT( 275 #s) AND ON MY WAY TO DIABETES. I RECEIVED MY BULLET AS A CHRISTMAS GIFT. I BEGAN USING IT ON 1/2/15 AND STARTED A WEIGHT CHALLENGE WITH A COUSIN & HIS WIFE. I HAVE DROPPED WEIGHT DOWN TO 257 #s PLUS 2" FROM MY WAIST. MY COUSIN TOLD ME THAT AFTER STARTING ALSO HE HAS LOST WEIGHT AND HIS CLOTHES FIT LOOSER. MY WEGHT GOAL IS 220 #s WHICH WAS MY HIGH SCHOOL WEIGHT AT GRADUATION.
I HAD SEEN MY PHYSICIAN IN NOVEMBER. I WAS TOLD I WAS OVER WEIGHT( 275 #s) AND ON MY WAY TO DIABETES. I RECEIVED MY BULLET AS A CHRISTMAS GIFT. I BEGAN USING IT ON 1/2/15 AND I USE EITHER KALE OR SPINACH,FRUIT,WALNUTS OR ANOTHER NUT/GRAIN AND COCONUT WATER. I STARTED A WEIGHT CHALLENGE WITH A COUSIN & HIS WIFE. I HAVE DROPPED WEIGHT DOWN TO 257 #s PLUS 2" FROM MY WAIST. MY COUSIN TOLD ME THAT AFTER STARTING HE STARTED LOOSING WEIGHT HIS CLOTHES FIT LOOSER AND HAS MORE ENERGY AND SO DOES HIS WIFE. MY WEIGHT GOAL IS 220 #s WHICH WAS MY HIGH SCHOOL WEIGHT AT GRADUATION. MY NEXT CHECK UP IS IN MARCH SO I HOPE TO GET CLOSE TO MY GOAL.