I have received this blissful diary in an email from Clent Manich, a man in Medford, Oregon. He included his entire lab test and weekly measurements of his weight and waistline. After trying green smoothies and noticing the improvements in his health, on January 26th Clent decided to consume only green smoothies for a number of weeks. I did not know about Clent’s experiment until he wrote to me. I met with Clent last week and he gave me permission to share the results of his experiment with my readers.
He is still living on green smoothies today!
I am following Valerie Winter’s Green Smoothie Experiment, (see link below)
I have combined my Raw Lifestyle Diet and Green Smoothies to closely mimic Dr. Donato's "Get Healthy Boot Camp". (If interested, see this link: www.dolphindoctor.org)
In the morning I have a 12 oz fresh Carrot Juice with Wheat Grass. Next I make a Green Smoothie: enough to have four meals throughout the day. I will have my smoothies every 2-3 hrs. until I have finished them. Along with the smoothie meals I will snack throughout the day on a wide variety of veggies and fruit. All RAW celery sticks, baby carrots, asparagus, sweet peppers, zucchini, broccoli, or any raw veggies. Sometimes I need a sweet and then I grab a banana or peach or a handful of grape tomatoes. Any fruit will do in moderation. If I am hungry, I eat until satisfied. I also drink lots of water all day long. I will not add salt or oils. I blend in 2 tbsp ground Flax seed and 1/2 Avocado per day in Smoothie. No Nuts or Seeds. After I lose my weight I will add them back to my diet.
I was hurting myself during exercise because of being so heavy. Dr. Donato asked me to wait until I was under 300 Lbs. I was over 400 lbs in the beginning. I lost 102 lbs in 14 Weeks. Without exercise. By 19 weeks I had lost 127 lbs, which is exactly how much Dr. Donato weighs. My wife told me that I lost one Dr. Donato. Now I am weight training at the local Gym with Dr. Donato as my guide, 3 days a week, and doing light cardio/anaerobic exercise daily.
So far I have lost 138 lbs in 21 Weeks. I had type 2 Diabetes. I have now cured my Diabetes and currently weigh 262 lbs. My Goal is to get down to 170 lbs. by the end of the year. Only 92 lbs to go. Easy! I began January 26th this year. That will be 230 Lbs. lost in less than one year. I am currently training to climb/hike Mt. Whitney in September.
If anyone has questions about my program, or just want to comment, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . I will have a blog site soon, where I will write Weekly Updates! Below are three of my photos: 1) Jan 26th at 400.6 Lbs. 2) 298 Lbs (14 Weeks Later-lost 102 lbs) 3) 268 Lbs. (Week 20)
Disclaimer: Clent's weight loss program is not designed for anyone to model after. You must first consult with your physician before making any lifestyle changes.