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About six weeks ago I started drinking green smoothies to help get my weight under control. Since my accident I cannot exercise at all so maintaining my weight at a healthy level was becoming a challenge. I had lost some weight with portion control and by trying to eat a little healthier but I was always hungry.

I happened to be scrolling though the channel guide one day and saw an infomercial for green smoothies. I decided to give them a try since I used to drink protein smoothies when I was an athlete.

In six weeks I have dropped an astonishing thirty pounds and have seen a number of ancillary benefits as well. First and foremost is that I actually like the reflection that is looking back at me in the mirror. My son, who hadn’t seen me in a couple of weeks said that I look ten-years younger.

I recently had my annual physical and my blood chemistry is nearly perfect. Back when I was still racing I took this for granted but since my accident, cholesterol and other heart disease indicators were heading the wrong way.

Perhaps the best thing is that I have been sleeping through the night again. I just assumed that as men age, you have to go to the restroom more often. In fact, I was going every couple of hours and it was quite annoying. I had tried all sorts of prostate health supplements which worked for a while but I still would get up once or twice a night.

So what is a green smoothie? It’s a mixture of fruits and vegetables mixed with a little water in a blender. Stay tuned over the next couple of days as I share some of my recipes.