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Lose Weight With A Diet Shake

Mar 27, 2008
Anything you can incorporate into your diet that gives you more control over what you eat is a good step. Moreover, one of the huge benefits of dieting is that we learn how to take charge of our food consumption rather than just let it run away with us. Making your own diet shakes is just one of several ways to take control in a fun and tasty way and to stay on the diet as you do so.

The diet industry makes millions of dollars selling foods already put together for dieters including diet shakes in cans that you can buy. But for a couple of reasons, buying your shakes is not the best way to go. For one thing, making your own diet shakes means you can use absolutely fresh foods and that means you are getting the most nutritional value from the shake. More importantly, those shakes you buy in cans may say "diet" on the outside of the container but too often what you actually drink is not that healthy.

The equipment to make great homemade diet shakes isn't complicated because all you really need is a reliable blender. With a blender you know you can work and depend on, the rest is just coming up with a good base for the shake and then adding healthy ingredients to make them tasty and nutritious. The base ingredient of most diet shakes is one of three things, dairy, vegetable or fruits.

It's no mystery what the heart of any dairy shake will be. You start with a healthy dairy product and build the shake from there. Now, naturally if you have problems consuming and processing anything dairy, this base is out of the question for you. It's best not to try to use soy or other dairy substitute for a dairy based diet shake because for a good dairy shake, good old 2% milk is the way to go. And because milk goes so well with lots of other foods, you can come up with a huge variety of other things to add to the shake to keep them healthy and fun to drink for a long time to come.

Because vegetable based shakes are so full of healthy vegetable vitamins, they can almost be a dinner all in one. The V8 commercial drink is a good recipe to follow if you want to start with a tomato base and then add other vegetable juices and spices to make a delicious and filling shake. However, you do have to make sure the juice you start with isn't too harsh for your digestion which can happen because concentrated vegetable juices can sometimes be a bit hard on the stomach.

Anything that can satisfy that sweet tooth when dieting is good and fruit smoothies or diet shakes with a fruit base is your best friend in this way. It is always best for any shake to use as many fresh ingredients from the produce section of the store if you can so you retain all the good nutrients in the fruit right up until you drink the shake. You can experiment with different fruit blends and create lots of great morning fruit shakes or diet deserts that are great tasting and healthy too.

Now working from these bases, it's really up to you how to vary the ingredients in your diet shakes. It's a good idea to use that imagination of yours too because the more variety you can introduce in your diet, the more likely you are going to be able to stay on the diet month after month and see some real results. You can add peanut butter to a dairy or fruit based shake and increase the protein value significantly. You can also add powdered vitamin supplements to mix in important vitamin levels that you may not have complete control over working with raw ingredients.

Once you get started making your own diet shakes, it can add a lot of fun to the sometimes tedious process of dieting. And because you are working with as many fresh and raw ingredients as possible, you are getting tremendous health and vitamin value from every shake you make. That means the shakes not only will enable your metabolism to quickly burn away the fat you want to get rid of, it will empower your immune system so you will say healthier and happier as you get trimmer and sexier from making and enjoying your wide variety of delicious diet shakes.
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