Drinking in itself is not satiating, except temporarily, which is why many people do not lose weight when using liquid meal replacements. Because they can’t stop hunger during the day.
Already in my book The Diet of Natural Meal Substitutes I explain that this is a limit above all of shakes and freeze-dried products for vegetable creams. If I have to mix a powder in a cup of water, no matter how much protein it contains, I’ll end up hungry a couple of hours later.
The presence of fiber from fruit and vegetables is therefore essential if you love smoothies and want to use them to lose weight. A good substitute meal must be able to block hunger for at least 3.5 or 4 hours . A small low-calorie snack such as a 125 gram low-fat yogurt or a small fruit or a carrot will allow us to arrive at lunch with less hunger. And if we use two replacement meals a day, the satiating effect is very important.
In this article we see how to make a seed smoothie to stop hunger . With this smoothie you will forget about eating for quite a while, and the variations will also allow you to use it for a week or two straight, instead of a lunch or breakfast. In depth we will then see how to make mini-meals that will allow us to keep calories under control for the rest of the day.
SEEDS SMOKE TO BLOCK HUNGER: THE RECIPE
- 150 grams of white skimmed Greek yogurt or 100 grams of cottage cheese
- 150 grams of ripe apricots or fresh black plums or 120 grams of pear
- one level teaspoon of chia seeds or psyllium cuticle
- a sprinkle of ginger or cinnamon
- a teaspoon of truvia or a few drops of tics
- a glass of water (200 ml)
- a few drops of lemon juice
- a teaspoonful of Glucomannan (Konjac) powder .
Procedure: blend the ingredients starting from the solids, then fruit, seeds and yogurt. Then add the glucomannan powder, spices, sweetener and water. If the mixture is too thick, add a little more water. For 220 calories we have two glasses of smoothie which is the meal in total.