In case you didn’t know it, juicing is an excellent way to lose weight in a safe and healthy manner. When it comes to juicing, one thing that you want to keep in mind is the fact that it is one of the first and most important steps in a weight loss program.
My husband and I were inspired to get a juicer and start juicing after watching the documentary, “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead”. I highly recommend that you check it out whether you watch it on Netflix or rent it… it’s a VERY inspirational story!
Fresh juice made from your fruits and veggies alone tends to be low in calories. It can be a very helpful addition to your weight loss plans. The fibrous nature of most veggies will help you fill up without adding in too many extra calories.
The following juicing tips to lose weight will help you get well on your way!
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Check with your doctor about doing a juice diet to cleanse your body and jump-start your weight loss. This should never be done without having checked with a doctor first to make sure that it is safe for you. A juice fast is wonderful because you still get all the energy and nutrients from the juice without putting on the pounds.
Before meals, drink juices that include vegetables that require more calories to digest than they contain, like carrots, cabbage and broccoli. This will help curb your appetite and speed up the weight loss process.
Homemade vegetable juice is a fantastic snack that has zero fat and very little calories.
Spice things up!
There are many spices available that help boost your metabolism and get your body burning fat, so include powders like chili and cumin in your juice if you’re looking for weight loss or maintenance. Adding spices like cayenne or cinnamon, will stimulate your metabolism. You can also juice garlic and onions as they help your body battle the fat too!
SIDEBAR TIP: It may be a good idea to purchase a smaller, cheaper juicer specifically used for juicing strong-flavored items such as garlic and onions just to be sure that your MAIN juicer doesn’t hold those flavors and release them each time you make juice that you DON’T want flavored with garlic and onions!
When using juicing as part of your weight loss program, make sure you’re doing it at a time that works best for you. If you find you’re rushing or stressed while creating your juices then you’re likely to quit. Work it into your life as best you can, so if you can only do it every other day, it’s better than nothing!
Stay cool as a cucumber
Cucumbers have many benefits when made into juice. They are effective at weight loss. Cucumber juice is also good for improving skin problems, cleaning the kidneys and lowering blood pressure. Cucumber blends well with carrot or celery juices. It also helps to cut the strong taste that some vegetables have.
Juicing is a great way to add more nutritional punch to your diet, and the best part is that it is so easy to do. This article has given you some great juicing tips to lose weight as well as making sure that your juices are as healthy as possible, so go out there and start juicing!