My secret is I stopped eating and started drinking. A lot. Really, humans can go a pretty long way without food, but liquids, those you need. Large amounts, it turns out. More than 8 glasses of water a day.

The other thing I did was replace one meal – breakfast – with a green smoothie. I chose the morning because of the way smoothies hit the bloodstream: fast. Energy flows into the day earlier. I like that.

Somedays I have two smoothies, some days I have none. That’s bad. I should be consistent and so should you. What happens to your body on green smoothies will effect you, both physically and mentally. Clear thinking is a great “side effect” of these refined sugar-free drinks.

I kept making the things and getting skinnier but some of them tasted too much like front lawn. So I what I knew as a cookbook editor and writer – I edited two editions of Joy of Cooking and have written 4 books on diet – and put in fresh herbs, dried spice, dark teas and tisanes into these drinks. I used sparkling water and homemade almond and cashew milks. I worked on the flavor-pairings I knew to be the most delicious, and I did everything I could to make these things not EVER taste of front yard.

I wrote this as I figured it out. Hope you check it out and like it. It sure is inexpensive. http://amzn.to/1uNI5MA

So that’s my secret. That’s how I stopped being fat.

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SKINNY GREEN SMOOTHIES and other tales of eradicating elder zits

Smoothiecover10406370_10204456447913874_6090026302578808189_nLook, I’m no spring chicken. I’ve tested my liver and lungs beyond what is reasonable. And here I am for the first time in my life, pimple-free. 

Why? I had to write some green smoothie recipes for some company out in California. Then I started drinking them. I had one a day, just anytime I felt hungry. The smoothie was not a meal replacement. It did become one soon, without my noticing it. The strangest thing starts happening with appetite. As your body gets more of what it needs – leafy greens, seeds, nuts, – you just aren’t always thinking about food. I barley noticed. Then I really noticed when I realized I hadn’t had a hamburger in three weeks.

The other profound change besides less hunger and more weight loss was my skin. You start to glow almost immediately and there is a simple scientific explanation: zinc. Leafy greens are full of it, especially spinach. For the first time in my life, I did not have pimples. Not on my nose, not on my chin, not on body anywhere. Weird. I identified myself as a woman who got elder pimples and now I can’t. Green smoothies.

So, I submit here for you my smoothie book and clear elder-pimple free face.