Lost 100 Pounds On A Smoothie Diet
I Quit Drinking And Drunk Smoothies To Lose 100 Pounds
My name is Catherine Strouse, and I am a 30-year-old certified fitness trainer and sports nutritionist in Atlanta, Georgia.
In 2018, my family went through a devastating, life-changing experience when my husband was paralyzed in a hit-and-run car accident. I’d given birth to my daughter two years prior and hadn’t dropped all my baby weight.
During this traumatic time in our lives, I became depressed and started eating whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. I wasn’t into sweets, but I ate big meals without any kind of portion control. I was also drinking alcohol daily. These unhealthy habits caused my weight to spike substantially.
When I first decided to start my weight-loss journey three years ago, I was at my highest weight of 270 pounds. My cousin took a picture of me and posted it on social media, and I did not recognize myself. I knew I had to make a change.
I started my healthy-eating plan by not even acknowledging it was a “diet” because the word has such a negative connotation.
I decided to abstain from the things that I turned to the most and that hindered me from getting back to me. I made lifestyle changes, as opposed to "diet" changes, that included not consuming alcohol or sodas, and not eating rice, breads, and pork. I used healthier recipes as substitutions for less-nutritious food cravings.
I also got really into making healthy fruit and smoothies, and they became a big part of my new healthy lifestyle.