Turbo keto smoothies
Interested in a creamy, dreamy and downright delicious way to fit into your party dress this weekend? Then you’re gonna love this: We’re sharing a keto smoothie strategy that whisks off up to 18 pounds in as little as 72 hours. “When you first go keto, there’s often a ‘whoosh’ of water-weight loss that happens as you shift into fat-burning mode,” says Chris Bair, founder of Keto Chow—a company famous for giving its slimming smoothie recipes away for free. “With the right smoothie, you get exactly the nutrients you need for maximum benefits.” Natural-health advocate Josh Axe, D.C., C.N.S., agrees: “Keto smoothies are not only effective, they’re also one of the easiest keto meals you can make. They’re a perfect way to get results at this hectic time of year!” T o get started, just dust off your blender. You’ll want to have a keto smoothie for breakfast, another for lunch and then have a sensible keto dinner (details below). You can even add some keto snacks, and you’ll still be getting “a very low-carb, high-fat diet that triggers the body’s natural metabolic process known as ketosis,” explains women’s health guru Amy Myers, M.D., whose brand of collagen protein powder is popular among keto smoothie fans. Dr. Myers adds that by consuming minimal carbs and only moderate protein, you deprive your body of its favorite fuel source— blood sugar—“and this forces the body to burn stored fat for fuel instead.” When that happens, fat does a fast disappearing act. But how does keto also flush water weight? Turns out, each of us stores a special muscle fuel called glycogen, which is
one part sugar and three parts water. We burn through our glycogen within 12 hours of going keto, and up to 10 pounds of sugar and water is gone. This is perfectly natural and safe, notes Dr. Axe, whose new book Keto Diet comes out February 19. Another reason keto dieters lose water weight: Cutting sugar soothes inflammation in the body, often causing the quick release of fluid that is retained to buffer irritated areas. So the more inflamed you are to begin with, the more water weight you stand to lose. As Dr. Axe confirms, both your waist and overall health benefit. The smoothie advantage What many of us don’t realize is that overeating keto food can slow results on the famous plan, especially if carbs and protein creep too high. Preventing this problem is a big reason keto smoothies work so well. Countless studies have shown that with shakes and smoothies, portions stay limited to the size of a glass and we experience little temptation to go back for seconds. In fact, a University of Kentucky study found that the effect is so powerful, a couple of liquid meals a day helps an average overweight dieter triple her weight loss. Nice! For most of us, keto smoothies will work better than typical smoothies or shakes. “Anything that helps you stay in ketosis naturally boosts fat burning,” notes Dr. Axe. The drinks typically include two to three servings of fat (from sources like cream, coconut, avocado and nuts) plus some optional protein powder, veggies, berries and flavorings. Bair—who threw himself into keto research after doctors recommended the diet as treatment for his epileptic son—notes that you can add electrolytes from leafy greens and table salt “to prevent the ‘ keto flu’ many people experience as their body shifts from using sugar as fuel to using fat as fuel. So you’ll feel great and lose weight from day one!” Real-world wow! Beverly Jones, 50, was already losing on keto when her husband was put on a medically supervised shake plan to help control his diabetes. To support him, Beverly switched to keto shakes. “I Googled and found Keto Chow shake mix, which I made with heavy cream— so they tasted
They taste like milkshakes— and they can make you a full pants size smaller in just 48 hours!
like milkshakes,” recalls the Arkansas accountant. “I’m not someone who likes to cook, so I loved that all I had to decide was what flavor to have. I lost 50 pounds in four months and reached a weight I had not seen since before junior high!” All told, Beverly is down 120 pounds!