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Day 15, no results

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I'm on day 15 and haven't seen any results yet; the way clothes fit, body composition, sleep, energy, skin, etc is the same. Could this be because I have smoothies for breakfast? Here's an example of my diet:

Breakfast: 16oz smoothie:

1 cup spinach, 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk, 1/2 cup frozen fruit and one banana


Grilled chicken salad, spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, cucumbers, carrots, avocado and homemade balsamic dressing.


Steak, steamed veggies, baked potato.

Occasional snack if I'm starving, have a headache or am light headed: larabar

Please help! I feel like I'm going to do this for almost no results and I'm getting discouraged. Is it because of the smoothie, larabar or potato? Or because I have IBS and fibromyalgia? Feeling really frustrated.

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In short, yes.

Smoothies are discourgaed as I'm sure you well know. Yours in particular completely lacks protein, and is heaby on fat and sugar - the spinach is negligible given how much it reduces down when chewed/cooked.

It's no small wonder that you're resorting to larabars (which I'd remind you are for emergency use only) when you're hungry/starving/have a headache, because you WILL be hungry. Again the larabars lack protein and will be keeping you on the sugar burning cycle of eating, spiking blood sugar, crashing, & feeling hungry again. Ditch the bars, yesterday.

Build each of your meals to match the recommended meal template bearing in mind that these are the absolute MINIMUM recommendations and if you are working out or particularly active you will undoubtedly need to eat more.

Consider also that food has a cumulative effect on our systems, so by short changing yourself at meal one (and I'm thinking your meals 2 & 3 are probably too small too) that you will constantly be playing catch up and soon start to feel miserable.

Consider also that when you are not eating enough your brain tells your metabolism to slow down so as not to burn so much energy so calorie restriction is counter productive.

Switch up your breakfast, build meals that keep you feeling full for 4-5hrs, ditch the snacks & bars and you should soon start to see/feel results.


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