Smoothies are trendy and tasty. Most of us have seen our Family and friends (or perhaps ourselves) make great tasting protein shakes by adding multiple fruits. Yum!
I've seen a lot of people hoping that by drinking these fruity shakes that it will help them lose weight. After a long run making these fruit-loaded tasty treats, they don't see the results they want and give up. The reasoning is that they think the protein mix they were using didn't work and the weight loss claims of the protein powder were bogus. This is myth. It's not your protein shake that wasn't working: the real truth is all the fruits added were loaded with fructose a.k.a fruit sugar. Big daddy fructose came in and made any nutritional value in your shake null and void.
Fact: some of these tooty fruity tasty monsters actually contain more sugar then a Snickers bar. Protein and nutrients don't hinder weight loss, but sugar sure can, and does! Using one piece of fruit in a shake from time to time, if used as a meal replacement, can be beneficial. However, you'd be even better off adding vegetables to your shake to provide dietary fiber and other beneficial nutrients. Fibrous carbs are helpful, not detrimental to your weight loss goal.
Pay attention! If you look at the results of people who go too tooty fruity- they're talking about plateaus and they're not seeing the same weight loss as someone who uses green veggies.
Takeaway: stay away from sugary fruit and stick with veggies. Keep it green and you'll see results.
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