As a girl, I was skinny! People frequently poked fun at how skinny I was. As the decades passed, that skinny girl disappeared. With each passing decade it was like another 10 pounds clung to my ribs! I tried many times to lose weight and did, but when I got done eliminating and resisting and restraining myself, the weight came back because I had a weak “sales resistance” to the Standard American Diet.
I finally topped out at 215 just below the obese level on the BMI chart for my height. One of the last things my mother said to me before she passed was, “Please don’t gain any more weight.” Those words continued to ring in my ears, but I felt helpless and hopeless.
In January 2011, I started reading nutrition books on how to eat for your skin. I discovered if you eat for beautiful skin you have a healthy heart and a sound mind. I began changing up my diet but didn’t see a lot of results with weight loss.
Then I discovered green smoothies by reading an article by Dr. Oz and following a recipe posted by a facebook friend. At the bookstore, I discovered Victoria Boutenko and joined her “Green Smoothie Revolution.” In May, I committed to a new habit. I would drink one quart of green smoothie everyday. Instead of focusing on eliminating foods and limiting portions, I would add in this glorious taste treat on a daily basis.
To greens, like spinach, chard, kale, cilantro, and celery, I added fruit, like bananas, mangoes, lemons, avocados and nectarines. I took it to the next level by adding in the Noevir Herbal Blend Tea to replace the water. This tea has a track record of addressing concerns like belly fat, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and elevated blood sugar. I also added 8-12 Noevir Spirulina tablets, which are excellent for weight loss. Spirulina is a recognized super food that packs a generous dose of protein and B12 as well as eliminating toxins from the body.
Slowly at first, the weight started dropping. Everyday I would drink another delicious quart of green. In a few days, I discovered my cravings were gone. I could go for several hours and never think of food.
Everyday, I start my morning with 8-12 ounces and refrigerate the rest. When I feel hungry, I go to the frig and drink a few ounces more. On days when I am away from home, I pour it into a thermos or when traveling over night I carry my Blendtec Blender with me. It takes only about 10 minutes to blend the 9 cups of fruits and vegetables to put me in the top 5% of Americans nutritionally.
I learned from Jan deBennedetto, the formulator of Noevir nutritionals, that if you eat and are hungry within an hour, your body did not receive the nutrients you need. At last, through the smoothies, I am enjoying nutrient dense food that is enticingly tasty! I find I can go non-stop for several hours with boundless energy!
About six weeks after I started the Noevir Green Smoothies, I added in the Noevir BioLite and BioCleanse. I had tried both previously with my Standard American Diet and only lost about two pounds over two months. Now that the cravings were gone and I was receiving the nutrition my body demanded, the BioLite and BioCleanse went to work to help ignite my metabolism and do a deep cleanse on my body. Weight came off more rapidly.
The Noevir Green Smoothies inspired me to eat more foods raw. I enjoy wonderful green salads loaded with colorful veggies and fruits. I mostly eat chicken breast or wild Alaskan salmon for protein. Packaged foods now taste like cardboard as my body begs for more and more live foods prepared raw.
The more healthy my diet, the more quickly weight sloughed off. Some times in two days I would lose three pounds. I decided that was a little too fast for me, so I indulged in a few more foods that weren’t on the super food list to slow the weight loss.
What I didn’t compromise was my Noevir Green Smoothie. Every day I drink about a quart of green! For exercise, I continue to walk 30 minutes per day.
Here are my results to date.
- I am down 27 pounds most of it coming off within 3 and a half months.
- My skin glows! The compliments just keep coming! My new neighbor guessed my age to be 27 years younger than my actual age—I guess a year off for every pound I’ve lost!
- I do not have any saggy or baggy skin. I learned that when you eat the majority of your food raw (live), your skin stays supple and firm. I read about a man who went from 400 pounds to 177 on raw food and smoothies without any extra skin folds.
- I have so much energy. It is easy to keep up with my 2-year-old grandson for a weekend at the cabin! Recently, my 26-year-old daughter and I hiked 9 miles in a day, much of it in 100-degree weather for an elevation gain of over 2400 feet with almost all of my nutrition early that day being my Noevir Green Smoothie! Did I mention I walked a mile by myself that morning before we left home! The next day I had no aches or pains.
- My mind is sharp and clear. Brain fog does not hinder me!
- My figure is returning! I keep asking my husband to put another hole in my favorite belt—keeps me from having to buy all new clothes until I reach my ideal weight!
My future goal: I have 9 pounds to go to reach the top level of a healthy normal BMI! I would like to go into the midway zone on the healthy BMI for my height. And I intend to maintain my new skinny figure through my quart of Noevir Green Smoothie every single day! Everyday is an adventure and a surprise as I experiment with fruit and greens to create the daily tasty treat!
If I can do this, so can you! There is HOPE for Feeling Skinny Coming On!
Marlee Huber ~ Advocating for Your Flourishing Life!