Health and Fitness By Mae Davies / June 23, 2015 There are times when you thought you were doing the right thing. Well, you just thought it. The fact is you’re doing it wrong. And instead of gaining the desired benefits, you’re having the exact, unwanted opposite. Take, for example, your belly fat burning smoothies. Just because you throw in fruits and veggies, and you drink it instead of having a meal, you automatically think that you’ll lose weight. After some time, you’ll notice that instead of shedding pounds, you’re gaining weight! Maybe you are doing something wrong in your preparation. Or maybe, in your ingredients! So, for the benefits of those girls who want to do it right, here are the 5 common mistakes you do when preparing your belly fat burning smoothies: When there’s not enough fiber – This is one of the most common misconceptions when doing a belly fat burning smoothie. Girls think that just because they throw in fruits and veggies, they are having enough fiber. Not exactly. Some fruits have more fiber than others, and some veggies also stand out. So, do your homework first and gather all the ingredients with high fiber content. Fiber is important to “keep you sated.” When you are, you will less likely eat food whenever you see it. On top of that, fiber helps you eliminate the waste inside the body. It literally acts as a broom that sweeps off the dirt. When there’s not enough protein – Unfortunately girls, you cannot live off fiber alone. You need energy, and since carbs are almost out of the picture, your belly fat burning smoothies shall at least contain proteins. Instead of using ice as the base for your smoothies, why not use yogurt that contains more protein. It has been said that Greek yogurt is a very good choice. Instead of using ordinary milk, use almond or soy milk because they have higher protein content. And don’t forget to munch on other foods that also contain energy-giving protein. When there’s too much sugar – Admit it; the reason why belly fat burning smoothies appear to be very enticing to you is because of the sweet fruits that you can use. But, wait a minute. The goal here is to lose weight. How can you do that if you use as many fruits as you can? Remember, fruits also have glucose in them, and some fruits have too much sugar in them. Plus, they also contain a lot of calories! So, again, choose carefully. It’ll also help if you don’t add scoop after scoop of table sugar. And please don’t add sweetened milk. When it’s all about smoothies – Some women resort to smoothies to lose weight; that’s a given. The problem is when they ONLY use belly fat burning smoothies and nothing else. This happens when the woman drinks smoothies for meals, and then they become lazy and just lie down. Come on! You know you also have to do your end of the bargain. You have to exercise, and you have to add more substance other than smoothies. So, don’t just rely on these sweet recipes! When you just have them at home – Another good quality of smoothies is this: you prepare it, store it, and take it with you. Most women only have their fat belly burning smoothies at home, when they can take it with them to their workplace or gym. This is important because having the smoothies by your side means you won’t “look” somewhere else to munch on something that isn’t healthy. Instead of buying empty snacks, grab your thermo glass and take a gulp of healthy goodness.