I have a testimony about the smoothies and I'll try to make it short. I started walking in Lakeside this past Monday. I'm not an exerciser at all so this is as new to my body as all the good smoothies I've been drinking! There's a pretty big hill where we live and I like to challenge myself to walk down and then back up the hill. Today was my fourth day walking about three miles. I've done pretty good each day except for today. When I got home I was in so much pain I could barely stand up, I was hurting all over. So much that I took ibuprofin and lay on the bed in tears. I was laying there for a while wondering why today was so much different than the other three days where I'd had some muscle aches but nothing too unbearable. Then it hit me. The ONLY thing I did differently today was I DID NOT have my smoothie. I usually make a good amount and drink 1/2 during the day before my walk and then I drink the other 1/2 after my walk. The more I thought about it, I felt like if I would just get off of the bed and make the smoothie I would feel better. I don't think I'm crazy or that it's all in my head. Of course the pain reliever helped but I honestly feel like my body was craving the "good stuff"!
Thanks for letting me share this with you. My family and friends all think I'm crazy for drinking my smoothies and even my husband is complaining because I'd rather drink the smoothie than eat the SO-bad-for-you sloppy joes and macaroni & cheese that I made him for dinner.
Thanks for taking the time to tell people the TRUTH about food, SAD and the science behind WHY we need to change our diets. If you ever wonder if what you're doing is making a difference, it is. :)