Juicing is a relatively new diet for weight loss, which has been rather contradictory for the last few years and is a subject of researchers’ debate today.
Some are sure that juicing is one of the most effective ways to lose weight and load up on numerous vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber (with lots of obvious health benefits) at the same time. Others are concerned about the general idea of a liquid diet and believe that it’s too extreme, and the results aren’t likely to last because you might not feel full and rebel after a while.
So, where is the truth? Are there any benefits of juicing once a day? And how to juice for weight loss? How does it work? Let’s figure it out together:
The Key Points
Juicing implies drinking 8-12 glasses of juice daily. The juice should only be fresh-squeezed and not contain sugar, so ones in the carton are not what you need. (In addition, some recommend mixing juice with water to make it less concentrated — especially vegetable juices).
Also, do not forget that besides juices you should also drink at least 1.5 liters of water and herbal teas.
Some nutritionists compare juicing with fasting, as it really is a very radical and strict kind of diet, but also very effective: you can lose up to 10-15 pounds during five days and detox your body as a pleasant bonus.
Fruits and vegetables provide you with all the necessary vitamins, minerals, and amino acids for shiny healthy hair, clear skin, and strong nails, making you not only fit but also beautiful.
Why Does Juicing Work?
- Drinking juices instead of eating fruit and vegetables makes them really easy to digest.
- Juicing prevents you from eating junk food (at least because you can’t make juice of a burger).
- Juicing effectively accelerates metabolism.
- Drinking a juice shuts your appetite – your body is revitalized but not sluggish.
How to Juice for Weight Loss?
You can have a juicing fast day regularly a couple of times per month. The effect will be felt in 3 months: you’ll definitely lose some weight, your hair and nails will grow faster, you’ll get rid of acne, and the emotional well-being will get much better.
Classic 5-Day Juicing
5 days is the maximum period you can drink juices only without health risks. On the 6th day, there’s a high risk of starting to lose water and muscles instead of fat.
Moreover, juicing is a big stress for your body, so don’t do it more often than two times a year: in autumn and in spring.
This variant of juicing is the least stressful for the body, as you don’t have to give up eating at all. Besides fresh juices and smoothies, you can also eat meat, fish, (if you are not vegan) and grated vegetable soups.
During 2-3 weeks you’ll surely feel all the benefits of juicing once a day.
Juicing Day Menu Example
Here are some cool ideas for tasty and healthy recipes for your juicing day:
9 a.m. – Beetroot + carrot + orange
11 a.m. – Orange + tangerine
1 p.m. – Cranberry + lemon + apple
3 p.m. – Apple + carrot + celery + cucumber
5 p.m. – Apple + orange
7 p.m. – Tomato + cucumber + garlic + chopped dill
8 p.m. – Mint tea
Experiment with ingredients, discover your favorite flavors, get healthier and much more beautiful with a juicing diet.
Written by Amanda Thompson http://thecrossfitshoes.com/
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