New green smoothie fan ditches heart meds and IBS!

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: I am writing to share my success story with you. I am sure you get zillions of letters, but here goes. I am 60 yrs old and exercise a lot but have struggled with my weight all of my adult life. I have had hypertension and high lipids, and have been struggling with…

Would you gain weight if you ate an entire car full of spinach?

My oldest son, Cade, 20 years old, came over to chat for a while and tell me about his luck with the ladies, a few days ago. We were shooting the breeze and had this completely pointless conversation, related to whether or not he has gained weight, since moving out into his first apartment away…

GSG Detoxers lose an average of 12 lbs, and want to tell you what happened!

I have 35 pages of testimonials from people gushing about their experience on the GreenSmoothieGirl Detox. As with the beta testers (a group of 30 people who tested the whole program a year ago), the average weight loss was 12 lbs. That’s pretty impressive, for 26 days! One detoxer had her body fat measured before…

Automate one meal

Here’s a success secret of people who have lost 30 lbs., on average, and kept it off, according to  a study published in the medical journal Obesity: They find healthy foods they like and stick to them. They “automate” one meal daily so that it’s not a struggle. That’s what the green smoothie habit does for…

Depression and Anxiety Nutrition Strategies, part 3 of 3

  More strategies, if you’re serious about addressing what causes your depression and/or anxiety: 5.      High-fructose corn syrup has to go. I noticed that any HFCS, such as found in candy, drinks, and cheap processed food, caused me anxiety for several days after I ate it. In a few times in my life, when life circumstances…

Birthday season is over, but the CAKE was divine

Aug. 22 ended birthday season around here, when Emma turned 17. ABC’s Wife Swap, filmed in 2007, when you agree to do the show, waltzes in and figures out what they can string you up for. (I knew they would. I considered it a game.) For me, it was the green smoothies, and the fact…