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People across the world love smoothies. While some choose them merely for flavor, others choose them as meal replacement shakes in order to achieve weight loss. Why smoothies help in weight loss?
By adding fruit smoothies in your diet you are actually having less calories. This calorie deficit may not be good for your normal body functioning. In such a case you have to ensure that you are getting optimal results by targeting a weight loss of no more than 1-2 pounds a week. To lose that much you need to have at least 2000-2500 calories per day. (You need about 3,500 calories per day at your prime).The fruit smoothie comprises of a fruit with crushed ice. Needless to say it is quite low in calories. There is no limit to what kind of smoothies you can make. But you have to experiment with a variety of fruits to see what works best for you.Some basic considerations
According to experts in creating a healthy body and mixing great tasting smoothies you should start with a liquid base that is 1 percent or nonfat. This can be soy or almond milk, flavored water, or nondairy milk because of its Vitamin D and calcium content, which helps break down body fat.Add a protein to help maintain lean muscle mass.Healthy fats to provide energy and help the body absorb the vitamins.