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Kallie takes the green smoothie movement on the news in Sacramento!

By Robyn Openshaw, MSW | Jan 13, 2014

Kallie and the News 10 crew.

Kallie and the News 10 crew.

One of our GreenSmoothieGirl apprentice coaches, in Sacramento, was invited to be on News 10 Good Morning Weekend. Here’s a photo of Kallie Arroyo and the news team, showing Northern California how to make your world GREENER for weight loss, improved energy, better digestion, and massively reduced disease risk.

(If you’ve started making the shift to be greener, yourself, go watch Pixar’s WALL-E again, and think on what happens when the green begins to disappear, and people do nothing for entertainment besides eat processed food and overindulge in media. HERE’S a video clip from WALL-E showing the human dystopia that, I believe, is not too far off, if we head down the track we’re on. I’m showing this clip in my new lecture, How to Eat Right In the Real World.)

Kallie's husband before and after.

Kallie’s husband before and after.

2007 was the year that we discovered cycling, and we were changed forever. We began to make improvements to our diet, more whole foods. My husband and son were cycling and eating better and they lost lots of weight. I started later, and we began to train for major cycling races together as a family.

Kallie and her new diet choices, a winning combo!

Kallie and her new diet choices, a winning combo!

I’ve gradually lost weight over a long period of time but was still overweight. I decided to go off my prescription antidepressants and found that exercise and improved diet had a better effect than the pills I’d been taking for almost 20 years! On December 31st, 2012, I drank my last cola. On January 1st, 2013, I began my first 30-day Green Smoothie Challenge. I’ve been working on the 12 Steps to Whole foods program and adding a lot of great foods to my life. I haven’t logged or calculated a single calorie, I don’t know how much fat or calories I eat on any given day. Instead, I focus on how many plants I can get into my body. My two biggest successes this year are breaking my addictions to caffeine and sugar.I’m at least 15 lbs lighter than this time last year and I don’t feel like I’m dieting at all.  I’m happy to say we are all within health weight ranges, off all medications, and symptom free. We have gained so much more than a smaller waist line. We have an amazing life full of active, healthy people who fill our days with joy.
"Robyn, Coach Dr. Mariza Snyder, Senior Apprentice Amy Sellers, and the Sacramento GSG team.

Robyn, Coach Dr. Mariza Snyder, Senior Apprentice Amy Sellers, and the Sacramento GSG team.

I always said I would never do a cleanse, I’ve seen so many people do dramatic cleanses and have horrible reactions when they go back to eating “real food”. I’ve learned to stop saying never! I decided that I would do the 26-day Green Smoothie Detox in January. I planned on doing it on my own. I was surprised when my husband said he wanted to do it with me!After a few posts on Facebook, we now have at least 15 of us who will supporting each other on this 26-day Kick Start to our Healthiest New Year.

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