Providing weight loss services to patients? Want to provide them a quick 2-week diet plan that typically will result in a 5-7lb loss in weight to jump start their weight loss journey? Then consider putting your patients on a smoothie cleanse.
I personally do this multiple times a year and have put countless men’s health patients on it with fantastic success. I am extremely active, so I can lose closer to the 7lbs of weight doing this. It is simple:
You will need a ninja or bullet blender. You know, the ones that have the 32oz cups that sit on top and you push it down to blend the contents inside of it.
Fill this halfway with spinach or a green leafy vegetable mix like kale/spinach/arugula.
Add one banana
Add one scoop of protein powder (whey, pea, hemp, etc.)
Add one cup of frozen berries or a fruit of your choice (blueberries, strawberries, mango, etc.)
Fill this the cup up 2/3rds of the way with the 30-calorie unsweetened almond milk that is available in all grocery stores.
Blend and enjoy.
These are approximately 300 calories, taste surprisingly okay, and will keep you full for 3-4 hours.
Have the patient eat these 3 times a day for 2 weeks. I guarantee you they will lose weight. For a long-term weight loss option, I have had tremendous success with putting patients on these 1 week on and 1 week off. On the week off, they can eat anything they want up to their daily caloric intake and they will still lose weight. I have seen patients lose 20lbs in 3 months doing this with NO medications and it is very easy to follow.