For me, in 2017 I wanted to become healthier, fitter and thinner. I wanted to have more energy to do more and achieve more while having the enthusiasm to have an active social life.
I’ve been doing the 5:2 diet but the 500 calorie limit for the two days was unsustainable in a physically demanding job where I couldn’t be less than in top form.
So I went out and bought a Nutribullet.
With a full-time job, part-time study and volunteering making my days long, I thought it would be a great way of increasing the number of vegetables in my diet in a way that was easy and straight forward. I wanted to be less tempted to buy carb based food that was cheap and easy to consume on the run. For ecological and environmental reasons I also wanted to eat less meat.
So far I haven’t been disappointed.
It has been fun to experiment with various combinations of fruit and veg. Sometimes it was hit and miss in seeing which combos lasted the distance to lunchtime. I found that a blueberry and apple blast turned into a drab gray colour by 1300 while an apple and banana combo (with a scoop of yogurt and protein powder) hit the spot after a busy morning on the job.
The only problem I've had with it was having the strength in my hands to tighten the blade to the containers so it wouldn't leak in the blasting process.
I’ve been using the Nutribullet for a few weeks now and I’ve lost a bit of weight, my skin looks better and I have more energy.
My tips are:
- Don’t be afraid to experiment with different combos
- Be mindful of the amount of fruit that you put in your blasts, while the sugar in fruit is natural, it is still sugar
- Rotate your boosts (Flax and Chia seeds as well as Cacao powder and nuts)