I will, with confidence, place a bet that 95% of you don’t meet your daily veggie quota on a regular basis. This may sounds extreme – but it’s not always that easy to get enough veggies in. Admittedly, I don’t always eat enough veggies everyday… and I’m a vegetarian Registered Dietitian!
A number of us have experienced it. After a weekend of indulgence, we step on the scale on Monday morning and find that we’re had a considerable weight increase. We then start to resent the choices we’ve made on the weekend and a swear that we’ll make better choices for the week coming.
However, is this really true weight gain? Are there other factors that could have lead to this weight increase?
- “The blender is too loud in the morning.”
- “The blender is a pain to clean and I don’t have time to do that.”
- “There are too many ingredients to put together in the blender – it’s chaotic!”
- “I just don’t have time…”
These are all common reasons for why smoothies don’t work in the morning. While all valid, it is a shame that there are so many challenges to getting in a perfectly balanced and super nutrient-rich start to your morning.