Intentionally Eating Healthier on Women With Intention Wednesday

 

Intentionally Choosing a Healthier Lifestyle

 

 

It’s Women With Intention Wednesday again… which means focusing on something INTENTIONALLY.

 

Here’s the definition again:

**Intentionally:

deliberately, purposely, knowingly**

 

Recently, I deliberately chose to research various healthier eating plans and download some reports and guidelines from a number of established nutritionists. I even invested in some of those plans.

 

One that has been working for me (about 20 lbs. lost so far and a few inches from my waist) has been the Red Smoothie Detox Factor by Liz Swann Miller (NOT an affiliate link – just for more info!) You can also read a couple different reviews about the plan here and here.

 

 

The short version is, you make your own smoothies with primarily red fruits (strawberries, cherries, raspberries) and add in some occasional greens (spinach, various types of lettuce, avocado), usually with almond or coconut milk as the base liquid. In addition, some of the “super foods” you add in various combinations include pure vanilla, cinnamon, maca powder, ginger root, cacao powder, chia seeds, and coconut.

 

The red smoothies are your main meals for 14 days, along with other fruits, veggies, and nuts if you feel hungry. It is basically a “clean eating plan” that cuts out anything artificial along with meats, dairy, breads, cereals, pastas, and the like. After that, the plan includes 21 days of recipes adding in healthy combinations of other foods, while still drinking at least one red smoothie a day.

 

 

As I mentioned, I have in fact lost about 20 lbs. so far, and about 4 inches off my waist. I am also exercising more consistently, partly because I have more energy! I’m still drinking a variation of red, purple (blueberries tend to make red smoothies purple!), and green smoothies, and then usually one regular meal each day.

 

It’s really NOT a “magic” eating plan — it is sensible, does require effort, and the smoothies and other foods included in the plan are tasty. As with this and any other healthy life choice, you have to deliberately, intentionally choose to follow the plan, say no to temptation to eat unhealthy foods, and stick with it to see results.

 

So What About YOU?

 

Have you ever needed to focus on losing weight in a healthy manner, or maybe you are now in that place?

 

Do you make your own smoothies?

 

 

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12 comments to “Intentionally Eating Healthier on Women With Intention Wednesday”

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  1. Tasheena @SimplyTasheena.com - September 20, 2017 Reply

    I love making my own smoothies. Especially during the warmer months. I recently went on a weight loss journey. Now I’m focusing on maintaining.
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  2. lexie Mary - September 20, 2017 Reply

    I have made my own smoothies just two times I guess, I’m not a big fan of it. I prefer to eat the whole fruit and after I’m full. But yeah this is really a grea Idea for healthier and better life.

  3. Shannon - September 20, 2017 Reply

    Sounds like an interesting detox for those looking to cleanse their systems.

  4. Valentina - September 20, 2017 Reply

    Losing 20lbs it’s such a huge achievement! You must be really proud of that! I admire your focus and dedication, I do set goals as well but I tend to lose interest after a while.

  5. Holly - September 20, 2017 Reply

    I’m trying to eat healthier right now too! Totally agree that there is no “magic” diet or anything like that. The basics do work! Congrats on losing 20 lbs., too! xx

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  6. Alice Gerard - September 20, 2017 Reply

    I do need to lose weight and making red smoothies looks like a delicious and nutritious way to do it.

  7. Yolanda - September 21, 2017 Reply

    This smoothie looks great! I used to have a smoothie every morning and now I’m trying to get back into the habit. I love blueberries, yoghurt, spinach and almond milk in mine. Super healthy!

  8. Sian - September 21, 2017 Reply

    I often wonder what will happen when you stop this kind of plan.. as it seems to be that we often gain the weight we lose!

  9. Diane - September 21, 2017 Reply

    Fruit and nuts are my go-to. This sounds perfect for me!

  10. Dia All The Things I Do - September 21, 2017 Reply

    Smoothies for the win! I’ve lost about 40 pounds in 2017 partly because of morning smoothies and regular protein. Congrats on your weight loss progress. It really is all about feeling better physically not just in the mirror but feeling better and healthier.
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  11. kristal - September 22, 2017 Reply

    Great post. I am happy to get some inspiration from you and I also wanted to lose weight.

  12. Akshay Malhotra - September 22, 2017 Reply

    I have read many times about such diet plans and smoothie shakes that help you loose weight but to be honest I never gave them a try. But reading your weight loss progress I am thinking to finally give it a try now. But I guess little work out is must along with these for better results. Thank you for sharing your experience with us.

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