James Lautner: green smoothies a weight-loss miracle

James came to our Bakersfield class with his girlfriend, and his grandma who has a brain tumor. He has an amazing story, found GreenSmoothieGirl.com a year ago, where he wrote the day he found my blog. (His story is found in response to my musings on the book Eat, Pray, Love in June, 2010.)

Since then he has lost 90 POUNDS and can run and enjoy his life now! Here is his “BEFORE” photo, and here’s a little video of him talking to me after class. Do you have a story like this in you–but maybe you’re at the start of the journey?

GO JAMES! You’re an inspiration!

36 thoughts on “James Lautner: green smoothies a weight-loss miracle

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  1. Very motivating! Do you know exactly how James lost all of his weight? What did he eat through out the day? Thanks!

    1. All he told me is that he drank a lot of green smoothies. But hopefully he’ll see himself here on the blog and answer that! I am waiting for my webmaster to post James’ “BEFORE” photo–which he didn’t, originally, when posting this blog this morning.

  2. What a transformation in James! You can just see that he has such pride in himself in the video, not so much in the photo. Way to go James!!!

  3. Green smoothies can make you look great, while making you feel great. It takes time , but once it becomes part of your lifestyle you are changed for the better. It took me a while to see the difference, now I can’t go back to life without them.

    This is the type of story that needs to get out there. Thanks for a great blog, that is easy on the eyes, and great to learn from.

  4. Robyn, if I lose 90 pounds do I get a hug?

    Seriously nice video would have been better without the ambient noise of the store. Hard to understand everything that was said.

    Got the message though.

    1. Ed, you can have a hug even if you don’t lose 90 lbs….we’re going to be doing more of these videos when we’re out in public and when I teach classes because I’m constantly hearing fantastic stories and I want to start capturing them. But yeah, they won’t be too professional because they’ll be live, at events….so turn the sound up! Another one is coming of a brave little mom whose daughter was diagnosed with Failure to Thrive….very exciting story from my class in Sandy last week!

      And Jolene, keep on keepin’ on, and those pounds will really come off! Good work!

  5. ~Great job James~ I’m in the same boat. An intense desire to run yet unable to. I’ve lost a lot of weight (50lbs so far) and gone vegetarian but still have a minimum of 50lbs to lose before I am at a healthy weight for my body. I love my green smoothies, even my 4 children request them!

  6. You Rock James!!!! I love it! I am still smiling and probably will be as i think about the change you made! You are an inspiration to many!!! Congratulations on taking back your life…. Carry On.

  7. Thanks Robin for sharing this video – it’s rare to see such an honest, sincere endorsement. James looks so much healthier now, a testament to the Green Smoothie/Raw Foods eating. I posted on my FB page as many of my friends know about my passion for eating raw, plant based food.

    We, too, started the green smoothie thing last October, & shed 20 lbs in the process. Although I didn’t have the health issues that James did, I do feel more energy & have stayed in good health. Colds don’t seem to effect me, so would assume that my immune system has benefited.

    I work with weight releasement in my private practice. (many call it weight loss ~ I figure that no one, deep down inside, likes to lose anything except if they are in a country and western song!) So, we “release” our weight to the universe!

    I refer my clients to your website and blog, as I believe you present great information on nutrition as well a practical advice on transitioning to a healthy eating lifestyle.

  8. James is keeping hope alive. It always refreshing to see someone accomplish such a great thing that will impact your entire life !!!!! “YOU GO BOY”

  9. I kinda like the ambient sounds since it is a live recording it just adds to the story. Keep it up Robyn.

  10. James–I’m sooo happy for you! It just made my day to hear your story. I’ve been doing green smoothies for about a month now, and I’m excited to see where things go from here! Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. Hey Robyn,

    A way around all the store noise is to use a seperate voice recorder with a clip on microphone. Have someone check out Tim Francis’s free course makemarketingvideos.com. Your videos are inspiring and would be even more better with clearer sound. And it IS easy. I don’t do anything that isn’t!

  12. Great Job James!!! Keep up the great work, you are so happy and pationate with what you are doing!

    Robyn that must make you feel so good to see living proof of what you teach.

  13. Way to go James!!!! Love your enthusiasum for green smoothies!!! I love them too and I have started my first garden so I can grow my own greens! I live in south Texas and we can have winter gardens, so my spring garden is giving me the experience I will need for the winter where I will be in greens heaven growing all those wonderful varieties for my smoothies!

    Thanks Robyn for sharing this amazing and uplifting story! You are the best!

  14. James, I love reading Robin’s blog and getting her e-newsletters. I was thrilled that she featured you on the latest e-newsletter. You look happy and healthy. And isn’t that what life should be about? Keep up the good work and keep on blending those green smoothies. Maybe you can add one of your fave green smoothie recipes to Robin’s book that is coming out soon. Take good care. Rita

  15. Robyn once again Thank you for sharing! You have inspired soooooo many of us, it is like a wonderful germ that is spreading fast. I have given it to my friends and they are giving it to their friends and so on and so on. I went to lunch with a girlfriend today and she told me that she didn’t eat so well over the weekend and said she was having hot flashes bad. She said she has noticed that when she is on track with her green smoothies they are not nearly as bad. It is just one of the amazing things that this wonderful green smoothie is doing.

    James more power to ya!!!! Way to go! You are a rock star. Keep up the great work, you look awesome and it only gets better!

    Green Gooey hugs,

    Jill 🙂

  16. What an inspiration. How fab to meet Robyn in person and you look fantastic James – thanks for sharing your story.

    I think the Green Smoothies are amazing – I lost 9 kilos (I’m in Europe – the UK – so that’s about 15 lbs) to reach my target weight. I’m a flamenco dancer so it’s important that I look great in the slinky dresses! I did the 21 day detox – twice. I feel lighter and brighter and am studying nutritional healing so I can teach others how to do this. I learned in my last class how getting rid of toxins out of our cells literally lets in light so people glow – isn’t that wonderful.

  17. Robyn I did the 21 day Green Smoothie Detox and lost 9 pounds just during the 21 dayss! I can easily see how James lost the weight. Please keep the testamonials coming. They are an inspiration to all of us who still have a ways to go. I’m 63 and used to be a runner when I was in shape in my 30s. Now, because of James, I can invision possibly another time when I can feel the joy of running.

  18. How inspiring! I need to get committed — read Green Smoothie Girl’s book & when I follow raw food plan, really helps me with my lupus — inflammation dissipates.

  19. Wonderful inspirational story. Now I know I can do it too. I need to lose 44

    pounds. Thanks James, you have given me hope. God Bless.

  20. Congratulation James on getting healthy.


    the video needs to be captioned for those of us with hearing loss that cannot hear the video.

  21. Phenomenal story! Thank you, James, for sharing with us and being an inspiration. Very happy for you. It’s also cool to see that you’re already touching the lives of those you love around you. Keep going!

  22. That is an incredibly inspiring story. Good for you to inspire others to make positive changes in their life.

  23. THis is an incredible story! I love it!

    I am still big into green smoothies. My kids have become bored with them. We bought a Zoku INstant Popsicle maker and turned them back into green smoothie lovers of the instant-freeze kind! :>)

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