• Natasha Reyes

The Acai Bowl, Be Careful

Hope everyone had an amazing Weekend.



Over the Weekend a Client of mine shared a photo of what they had assumed was the best choice of food to consume.


When you read the headline Acai Bowl, she had ordered, immediately you think,

“Oh that has to be healthy.”


I mean, Acai has a lot of antioxidants and fiber, and the ingredients which show a mixture of fruit, Honey, Coconut, ect is all healthy right?


When she shared the label with me, I was appalled at the nutrition facts.


99 Carbs, 67g of Sugar, with only 8 grams of Protein…….WAAAAAA


The standard recommendation is 25 grams of Sugar A DAY. That’s almost 3 Times the amount!!


As for the Carbs. To get technical, we will account for 88g of carbs {there is 11g of Fiber in this particular meal. We only account the digestible carbs (Net Carbs) amount.) Is still way too much to consume in one meal.


Lets just pretend everything is this bowl is healthy, at the end of the day when weight loss is your goal, PORTION CONTROL is so important regardless.


You also have to take into account the lack of Protein, which will probably cause you to be hungry mins after.


This leads me to my next my next Point...


How important it is to to have a blood sugar balance with your breakfast.


That way You're not hungry right after eating this 500 Calorie meal.


Having a healthy Fat in the Morning with a healthy Protein and a piece of fruit is simple, and easy. {Avocado, with Eggs Omelet Style, and a piece of orange.)


Here is a better Sub for the, “Acia Bowl”


Take 1 Cup Water, Almond Milk, or Coconut Milk (Your Preference)

Take a Scoop of your Favorite Protein Flavor

¼ Avocado

3-4 Frozen Riced Cauliflower

( Promise you won’t taste the Cauliflower. It gives you the texture like tapioca)

2 Cups of Fresh Spinach

½ Banana

½ Berries

Add 1 tbl Chia Seeds, Flax Seeds, or MY personal Choice, Cacao Nibs

Add All Ingredients Together in a blender except for the last one. Use the Chia, Flax or Cacao Nibs, as a topping.


Enjoy


Don’t allow the Name of an entree on a menu confuse you. It’s so important you look at the nutrition facts, even if your not a counter or tracker. Know what too much is. Enjoy the things you love, of course, HOWEVER, stay with portion.

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