Careful! “Losing weight fast” is always difficult. Proper planning and patience is key. A prolonged juice fast may be a good start for rebooting you overall diet and will help in loosing weight on the way.
Looking to loose weight with the aid of healthy juicing recipes? Well, that’s an admirable goal indeed. And we do have the recipes to aid you along the way, but let’s ask an important question first: does juicing for weight loss actually work?
Well, the answer to that question is both yes and no. Let me qualify that statement a bit further; there’s no juicing recipe that will burn away fat by virtue of nothing other than being drank. The health benefits of drinking pure juice are undeniable, but weight loss without exercise is not one of those benefits.
Juicing for weight loss should always be an assistive measure to exercise, and not a substitution. Even if it’s a good jog in the morning, yoga, pilates, aerobics or a hardcore burnout at the gym, juicing can and will turbo charge your journey towards weight loss.
The key to a diet of juice that’s weight loss friendly lays in timing and greenery. Basically, if it’s a leafy green vegetable, it will be good for weight loss. Exceptions like beets apply of course, despite its maroon coloring, the humble beet easily rivals the mighty wheatgrass.
Drink a glass of juice before every major meal, and snack on small healthy foods throughout the day — rather than gobbling down three huge unhealthy meals in one go. Drinking a glass of apple, celery, cucumber, kale and ginger are a great way to kick off the day.
Lunch can be a bit more sweeter, a blend of pineapple, beet, kale, lemon and oranges is perfectly acceptable. And something light like berries, beet, parsley, spinach with green apples is a great way to call it a day.
Drinking a glass of juice around 30 minutes before meals reduces the appetite, while providing a strong kick of nutritional content the body needs to keep up its weight loss regiment. So less food, more nutrition, equals an easier time losing weight. That’s the key to juicing for weight loss: the right recipes, before meals and a good exercise regime that’s suited to your body and goals.
So while there are plenty of benefits to juicing without a work out, the benefit of weight loss does require some actual physical effort geared towards sweating off a few pounds if the juice diet is to help. And since we’ve got the reviews, recipes and juicing tips all ready and lined up for you; all that’s left is to choose an exercise!
Wash the produce (cucumber, celery, and peppermint).
Peel the grapefruit and leave as much white on the fruit as possible. All the good nutrients are in there! Chop if necessary to fit your juicer.
Add the ingredients in your juicer. You can cut the cucumber and mix the order, so you put once piece of cucumber, followed by a piece of grapefruit, followed by peppermint etc...
Stir your juice thoroughly and pass it through a sieve
As you might already know I’ve started juicing a couple of years ago and have pretty much been an evangelist for a healthy, nutritious life among my friends and family. I’m not a doctor, though, so I cannot give medical advice. However, many people approach me asking if they can juice and lose weight despite having certain medical conditions.
Generally, I say: of course you can juice! Juicing cannot actually harm the body. If drank too much, the excess vitamins and minerals will simply be flushed out of your system. Just be about careful juicing too many fruits. When it comes to juicing and weight loss, plus certain medical conditions, I always say: be cautious and ask your doctor. Losing too much weight might put unnecessary strain on your body, depending on the condition and your personal fitness level.
One of my friends suffered from heavy acne during pregnancy. I told her to start juicing and after a couple of weeks her skin became clear and rosy again. It was an incredible transformation that brought her self esteem back. It’s no problem for women to juice while breastfeeding or being pregnant. To the contrary, what’s good for you is also going to be good for the baby. There are no side effects to juicing, so the best thing is to just try it out.
Now, there are more severe medical conditions that might require some extra help like hypothyroidism, where the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough hormones. While juicing might improve general energy levels, this condition is best treated with the right medication.
My readers ask me a lot if juicing is safe for diabetics …and again the answer has to be yes and no. Generally, avoid juicing fruits because fruits contain higher levels of fructose which might induce an insulin spike. I always advise you pick a healthy dose of vegetables to put in your juice, which is especially important when juicing for weight loss.
Guys, I know you’re impatient. But when it comes to weight loss, it really pays of to plan ahead and give the body enough time to adjust and not starve yourself out; because that”ll simply trigger the classic yo-yo effect. While there have been several success stories of people who have used juicing for weight loss, it is hard to lose any significant amount of weight in 10 days or less.
Of course, the miracle cures promised on the Internet that trim you down in a week or 5 days are basically full of air. You have to stick with a diet at least for two weeks to see any significant results.
What helps me personally is keeping a journal of my nutritional intake prior to starting any diet. That way, I make myself aware of what I’m eating currently and then analyze how I could improve in the weeks going forward. The problem many people have is that they’re simply not aware of the amount of calories they consume on a daily basis.
Now, I don’t say you should weigh and count each and every meal or juice you drink for the entirety of a diet. But what I do suggest to test drive a new plan for two or three days in a row, just to get a better feeling of the nutritional value and daily intake.
That being said: take your time. There is no quick weight loss formula, especially not with juicing. Juicing will help you stay motivated and it’ll keep you on track with your dietary goals. You’ll fill fuller for longer periods of time and become more confident as the weeks progress.