Fasting is a very easy way to lose weight. Many people find it simple and very easy to do, without having to do any cooking for yourself or your family.. Juice fasting for weight loss is a very straight forward way to drop the pounds very quickly. The pounds will just melt away. You can expect to loss 3-5 pounds the fist week with significant losses each and every week after that. If you are very overweight you could lose between9- 13 pounds in your first week depending on how strict you are and also how active you are able to be.
What is Juice Fasting
Juice fasting is nothing more than drinking juice in place of eating food for a set amount of time . It could be for 1 day or up to thirty day. I have heard of many people doing it longer than that but I would definitely check with my health care provider before doing any fast.
Fasting and juice fasting is a good way to cleanse your system and rid it of all the toxins that have been accumulating from all the bad eating habits, like processed foods, red meat, soda, sugary foods and alcohol.
How to Begin.
First you want to do this right. Start with cutting out all the types of foods I mentioned in the last paragraph for a week, then start your juicing fast after that. In order to juice right for weight loss, you must use fruits and vegetables in the right proportions. 80% vegetables and 20% fruit. The fruit has too much sugar and will slow down your weight loss and produces more insulin, which is not good.
You need to purchase a juicer in order to do this right. A blender will not work because it leaves the pulp in the juice and that makes your digestive system work much harder than it should. Look here for a very good juicer.
You can have up to 6 8oz. glasses of juice a day. I usually had 4. That satisfied me. Plus you need to drink at least 8 8oz. glasses of water a day also.
Here are some recipes to get you started and you can purchase juicing books on Amazon. I use this recipe often because the ingredients are usually easily available.
GREEN VEGGIE JUICE
6 spinach or romaine leaves
2 stocks celery
1 cup blueberries
1/2 a lemon
You do not need to peel the cucumber or measure perfectly. Just keep in mind the 80-20 rule. I always peel the oranges, but some people don’t. Make sure you core all the apples when you use them, the apple seeds are not good for you.
6 spinach leaves
1 granny smith apple
handful of grapes
The carrots add some sweetness with added sugar.
Always try to come up with a variety of fruits and vegetables to keep it interesting.
And your juice should be drank on the day it was made and kept in a air-tight container in the refrigerator.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me below. I would enjoy hearing from you. Thank you, Deanna.