My Weight Loss Journey Part 2: Soup & Smoothie Diet

I’m now at the age where I have to watch my weight. When I’m feeling a little “fluffy” I pull out the soup and smoothies.1 week minimum, 2 weeks tops. It sounds boring but trust me it’s so exciting. Also don’t worry about your cravings and missing your favorite snacks. After a full day on this diet your cravings should vanish. I use this to get rid of bloat. If you do it longer, it may burn fat.

This month we are focusing on Forever Bodies instead of Summer Bodies! After having children its hard to get your body back. There’s always something we wont like about ourselves. At first I was too skinny, then I felt fat again….now I’m almost in love with my body all over again.

I’ve had some healthy weight gain over the years, I now want to manage it and stay this size.

I’m a bit too lazy to make my own smoothies sooo I flock to the grocery store. My favorite brands are Boathouse & Odwalla. Some say you should beware the sugar content but you can water them down if you’re worried. I’ve never had an issue with this.

These are the smoothies I buy.

Smoothie Schedule

*Drink plenty of water in between smoothies*

8:00 -Protein Smoothie (Snickerdoodle)

10:00-Fruit (Mango)

12:00-Green (Green Machine)

2:00-Protein (Strawberry Parfait)

4:00-Veggie (Berry Veggie)

6:00 Dinner Soup (Light and No Meat)

These are my results from the Soup & Smoothie diet after just 1 week. No working out.

My favorite soup is Red Chili Sweet Potato & Spinach  

Recipe

½ Jar Red Chili Paste

2 Cup Chicken Stock

1 Can Coconut Milk

1 Large Sweet Potato Diced  

¼ Cup Shredded Carrots

1 Cup Spinach

Bring Chicken stock to a boil

Add diced sweet potatoes and quinoa

Boil 5 minutes

Add carrots & spinach

Boil another 5 minutes

Reduce to simmer

Add red chili paste & coconut milk

Simmer until quinoa & Sweet Potato is soft enough for you

Enjoy!

Need Some Inspiration?

If you get bored easy I suggest you shuffle through my Soup Recipe board on Pinterest. There’s a lot of variety out there when it comes to soup! You’ll never get bored.

If you’re feeling fancy and would like to make your own smoothies check out these smoothie recipes. I also pinned some infused water recipes.

I will be adding to both of these boards, so be sure to follow them! Thank you for reading, I hope you are inspired to keep chugging along with your personal weight loss journey. Next up is my new work out routine, the diet is only the starting point. You have to maintain, to keep your results.

Healthy Diet + Healthy Lifestyle

XoXo-Sam

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