anonymous asked:

Just purchased the ebook and I love it! The pictures and recipes are amazing. Just one question...I noticed that smoothies were compared to a high calorie snack. Would having a 4 banana smoothie with almond milk impact my weight loss? Sometimes it's easier to blend a smoothie before work but if it's that bad then I'll just wake up earlier! 😸

Its like shoots and ladders.  Where do you want to end up?  This is my new favorite flow chart sorry if I repost it 100 times.  

150+ reference studies & a combined research European research team with NO conflicts of interest from; 

NUTRIM School for Nutrition, Toxicology and Metabolism, Maastricht University Medical Centre+, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Department of Physiology and Nutrition, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain

Department of Human Nutrition, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

The combination of literature reviewed in this paper, suggesting potential beneficial effects of intake of starches, especially those containing slowly-digestible and resistant starches, and potential detrimental effects of high intakes of fructose, support the intake of whole grains, legumes and vegetables. These contain more appropriate sources of carbohydrates associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular and other chronic diseases, rather than foods rich in sugars