A healthy weight loss program allows you to eat everything, but in moderation. This means you are less likely to binge on something you ought not to have. I find that if I know I have a ‘treat’ to look forward to, then resisting temptation is easier. Remember also to sip or eat your treat slowly and savor each mouthful. It’s surprising how satisfying this is.

Today’s smoothie is sweet from the ripe banana and Medjool dates. These also make it a filling recipe. It is based on one by Julie at her Simple-Veganista website.

Did you know that dates are called “nature’s power fruit”? We included some information in a very popular previous post: Date and Banana Smoothie

Here’s some of what we said about dates …

They’re packed full of vitamins, minerals and fiber; they decrease cholesterol and boost bone health. Next time you’re looking for a natural constipation reliever, think Medjool dates. Are you heading for the gym? Then pack a few as a pre- or post-workout snack for they are high in natural sugars that are easily processed and used by your body.

See the full article for more information on dates.


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