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    Actually, I think this particular infomercial called theirs something else. Anyway, the idea is the same: a compact, roughly bullet-shaped blender/juicer to liquify fruits, vegetables, nuts, and who-knows-what-else. I notice that everything they put into some of these was paleo; one recipe they featured consisted of liquifying spinach, banana, berries, almonds, and flax seed. While no caveman ever did such a thing, would this be considered a good, paleo thing to do?

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    I use MB extensively for green and fruit smoothies, gazpachos, mug cakes, tomato sauces, everything. There is a bit of a warning against pre-digested foods, but as long as you eat your pureed and blended stuff slowly, you should be fine. I mean, I even blend a super-protein bottoms-up blend of tuna and egg whites sometimes... heh.
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    • #3
      If your trying to lose weight don't drink your calories. If you wanna just add a smoothie into your day here and there I don't see anything particularly healthy or unhealthy about it. Personally I'd still have to eat a steak with my smoothie to feel sated.

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      • #4
        Will it blend? That is the question.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Neckhammer View Post
          If your trying to lose weight don't drink your calories. If you wanna just add a smoothie into your day here and there I don't see anything particularly healthy or unhealthy about it. Personally I'd still have to eat a steak with my smoothie to feel sated.
          This isn't true. Yes, I've read everywhere to not drink your calories but really that applies to SAD drinking soda, Starbucks, etc.

          I have a nutribullet, and I've lost weight using it. I drink one shake a day using it, using nothing but paleo-ingredients (and raw dairy). With the nutribullet, you're still eating the whole food, it doesn't throw anything away...it's not a juicer that concentrates all the sugars.

          That being said, the nutribullet is much better than the magic bullet. It pulverizes anything I put into it including almonds ?which I soak first to get rid of phytate), and kale (one of the toughest leafy greens.) Throw some coconut oil in there and you're golden.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by DonJulio View Post
            This isn't true. Yes, I've read everywhere to not drink your calories but really that applies to SAD drinking soda, Starbucks, etc.

            I have a nutribullet, and I've lost weight using it. I drink one shake a day using it, using nothing but paleo-ingredients (and raw dairy). With the nutribullet, you're still eating the whole food, it doesn't throw anything away...it's not a juicer that concentrates all the sugars.

            That being said, the nutribullet is much better than the magic bullet. It pulverizes anything I put into it including almonds ?which I soak first to get rid of phytate), and kale (one of the toughest leafy greens.) Throw some coconut oil in there and you're golden.
            You can state that this is not "true" to you or in your N=1, but that does not mean it is not "true". Just saying. The studies are there to confirm that even if you keep the fiber in your nutriblast smoothie satiety is reduced in comparison to whole foods. So I'll stand by my statement.

            Just for instance:

            "This study demonstrates that consuming different forms of fruit can significantly affect satiety and energy intake at a meal. Consuming apple segments at the start of the meal reduced lunch energy intake compared to consuming the same energy and weight of applesauce or apple juice with or without fiber. " http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2664987/

            No matter really though. I think if your concentrating on adding fat and veggies to it your not gonna have any quantifiable downside. Just a general observation that whole foods seem to have the edge so to speak based on what I've read.
            Last edited by Neckhammer; 05-13-2013, 09:03 AM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Neckhammer View Post
              You can state that this is not "true" to you or in your N=1, but that does not mean it is not "true". Just saying. The studies are there to confirm that even if you keep the fiber in your nutriblast smoothie satiety is reduced in comparison to whole foods. So I'll stand by my statement.

              Just for instance:

              "This study demonstrates that consuming different forms of fruit can significantly affect satiety and energy intake at a meal. Consuming apple segments at the start of the meal reduced lunch energy intake compared to consuming the same energy and weight of applesauce or apple juice with or without fiber. " The effect of fruit in different forms on energy intake and satiety at a meal
              That study is about fruit. And it doesnt apply to my statement. And I never mentioned fiber not a big fan of it myself.

              Fat is the best macro for satiety, right? So I put coconut oil and/or other fats in there. And yes, fruits and veggies and full fat milk. I use raw eggs too. I know other people that have lost fat using nutribullet as well...

              Your statement is still not entirely true, and I still stand 100% by my statement

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              • #8
                Originally posted by DonJulio View Post

                Fat is the best macro for satiety, right?
                No.... its protein. But, then you get into the definition of satiety and satiation an so forth. I think gnolls.org did a good set of posts on this.
                Last edited by Neckhammer; 05-13-2013, 09:20 AM.

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                • #9
                  The NutriBullet actual DOES blend very well. I bought it mainly because I have gastroparesis...eating raw veggies is problematic, but pureed or liquids will work very well. I've used raw broccoli, spinach, avocado and banana which was not bad at all. It still tastes like raw veggies, so adding fruit improves the taste...I was just trying to limit sweet stuff at the time. Anyway, the NutriBullet completely broke down the raw broccoli. It was one way for me to get in some raw veggies where I wouldn't normally be able to get any in.
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                  • #10
                    ^^^ok i got ya, but fat is still good for that full feeling.

                    Regardless tho... The point I was making was that a nutribullet type blender can help people lose weight. It's what you put in that matters..."the sum of all parts" so to speak. Throwing raw egg and coconut oil in a shake would be pretty identical to just having them by themselves.

                    Of course, if a person doesn't know what they're doing and throw in nothing but high sugar fruit...well that's a different story. Or if they have nothing but shake meals too. I drink one shake per day and its always my post workout shake/mini-meal

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                    • #11
                      Well, I truly think it is funny that a soup is supposed to increase your satiation, but a thick blended soup from fresh veggies and fruit doesn't. On one hand, they tell you to drink more water to fill fuller, on another - they tell you that solid foods keep you fuller. The difference is how fast you consume and if you have an ability to feel full while consume and how fast you digest - which is what you put in.

                      I find that even fruit-containing smoothies are filling if there is enough egg white in it (like 1 cup) if eaten by a tiny spoon so you stretch the pleasure for 30-40 min. And the gazpachos with avocado & egg white are very good as well.

                      A protein smoothie with whey is actually one of the most satiating foods I know of, and 350 cals of that gets me fuller, take longer to consume than a rather small piece of steak you can have for the same amount of cals.
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                      • #12
                        Yes, I actually found the green shake (even without protein powder) was very satiating...the fat from the avocado was probably what did it for me, but it was filling.
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                        • #13
                          Also, my experiments showed that adding hemp protein in a shake leads to the loss of a desire to eat (and to leave for that matter)
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                          • #14
                            I live with ulcerative colitis. I cannot eat raw fruits or veggies when i am in a flare. I cant think of a better way to get my fresh vegetables than my nutribullet.
                            I like the idea of adding coconut oil. I use avocados, and raw milk, and now i will also use coconut oil.

                            I think there are as many paths to good health as there are people trying to achieve it, and keeping an open mind to all other folks journeys is the way to go.
                            Primal 90% from sept. 2012
                            looking to alter ulcerative colitis

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