Facebook memories can really remind you how much weight you’ve gained over the years. With 30 around the corner, I’ve been trying to make attempts at a better and healthier lifestyle. But I know I’m not going to make a full change overnight. I won’t always make it to the gym nor will I always cook every night. However, there are ways to make smarter choices as I go.
Last month, my boyfriend and I took a midday date to Vitality Bowls in Midtown. It’s this new superfood restaurant that offers smoothies, smoothie bowls, paninis, and juices. I’d noticed a few of the people I follow on Instagram were sharing photos of the smoothie bowls they were making and so I was interested to see a restaurant that almost entirely specializes in smoothie bowls, acai bowls to be precise.
We were greeted by Ravi, the owner of the Atlanta location. He let us try three bowls — the Energy bowl, the Warrior bowl, and the namesake Vitality bowl.
Most of the bowls use the acai berry, which is rich in antioxidants and has a plethora of benefits. Ravi told us that he’d lost 5 pounds in 10 days just by eating these bowls. This intrigued me because weight loss is something I struggle with but I love a good smoothie. To be able to shed some pounds just by eating these superfood, high-in-fiber, high-in-protein meals opened my eyes to a new way of eating. I don’t have to just drink my smoothies; I can eat them as well.
Since Vitality Bowls is in Atlanta, I’ll only get a chance to go by there on the weekends, but thank goodness there are plenty of recipes to help me make smoothie bowls in the interim.
So to my friends that are struggling with their weight and a consistent workout schedule, invest more into your diet. Stop by Vitality Bowls on your lunch break or during the weekend and talk to Ravi. He’ll sit down and explain to you the benefits that come in the berries and ingredients of each bowl and juice.
Good luck on your healthcare journey and enjoy!
Disclosure: My meal was compensated in exchange for writing this blog post. All opinions and commentary are mine alone.