|Home > Expert Blogs > Fit Life with Stephen Cabral|
AboutStephen Cabral, CPT/CSCS is the author of Fatlossity as well as founder and director of FitLife by StephenCabral.com. The Diet.com video contributor has been an active member of the fitness and personal training community for over 10 years. His passion has led him all over the country in pursuit of continuing to further his education, certifications, and health & fitness philosophies.
» Meet Stephen Cabral
» Save Author as Favorite
» See all Stephen Cabral's Posts
Recent Posts» Weight Loss Tips: 3 Ways to Survive Thanksgiving!
» Fast Fat Burning Interval Workout!
» Why MANY Vegetarians are Overweight & Unhealthy
» Abs & Legs Toning Workout Video
» Model These 7 Weight Loss Success Tips
Archive» January 2009
» December 2008
» November 2008
» October 2008
» September 2008
» August 2008
I was given a book to review last week that a fellow nutritionist thought I would enjoy reading...
Overall, the book was dead on.
The author touched on all the basics such as limiting sugar intake, eating living foods with their enzymes intact, and staying away from processed foods.
But then the author went on to conclude his book with a final chapter on his “special recipes” and the whole book fell flat on its face...
I couldn't believe it.
Honestly, it was as if another author contributed or wrote the final pages.
So here's what I'm talking about:
The well-intentioned author (whom shall remain nameless) gave his recipe for his daily smoothie.
I'm a little nervous to even share with you what's in it because I'd hate for anyone to actually copy it and drink this every morning.
Okay, so here's his “Super Smoothie” recipe (just promise not to actually drink it) with my nutrition notes in parenthesis beside each item:
1c blueberries (21 carbs/15 sugar)
1c strawberries (12 carbs/7 sugar)
1/2c raspberries (15 carbs/5 sugar)
1/2c blackberries (15 carbs/7 sugar)
1/2 mango (28 carbs/24 sugar)
1/2 kiwi (6 carbs/4 sugar)
1/2 apricot (4 carbs/3 sugar)
1/2c cherries (11 carbs/9 sugar)
1/2c pineapple (10 carbs/7 sugar)
1/2 banana (26 carb/14 sugar)
2 tablespoons omega-3 oil (28 grams fat/240 calories)
1/4c orange juice (7 carbs/6 sugar)
1/4c black cherry juice (8 carbs/7 sugar)
1/4c grape juice (9 carbs/9 sugar)
1/4c cranberry juice (8 carbs/8 sugar)
1/4c pomegranate juice (9 carbs/8 sugar)
1-2 teaspoons of honey (12 carbs/12 sugar)
TOTAL CARBOHYDRATES: 201 grams
TOTAL SUGAR: 145 Grams
TOTAL FAT: 30+ Grams
TOTAL CALORIES: 1,120+ Calories
*Food analysis from NutritionData
Now before I gently critique this smoothie please keep in mind that I'm a huge advocate of daily green juices, fresh fruit smoothies, or protein shakes.
The problem is that many well-meaning nutrition authors fall into the trap of thinking the more “good stuff” they add to the smoothie the better.
Here's what I mean:
The author ... Continue
Hot Topicsdiet, weight loss, fitness, motivation, abs, restaurants, health, calories, stress, challenge, gyms, support, goals, points, exercise, metabolism, food, recipe
Most Popular Searches
Most Popular Blogs» Longer, Leaner Thighs: 5 Best Exercises
» We Announce The Challenge WINNER!
» Best Vitamins Dieters Not Getting
» The Dangerous Escape Food Provides
» Janel Hits The Farmers Market
Highest Rated Blogs» Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup and Banana Pancakes
» I Like My Smoothies…Green!
» For the Love of Peanut Butter
» Too Busy for "Me" Time
» Thin Not a Synonym for Fit