What is juice fasting?
Juice fasting is just what it says. Drinking juice in place of a meal is juice fasting.
There are a few ways you can do juice fasting.
Naturally you will lose weight faster by totally juice fasting, but other options will work also, you just won’t lose quite as fast.
If you are not familiar with juicing, there are many different approaches to try it.
You can juice fast for all your meals and snacks.
Juice fasting is just juicing and no solid food. You can have up to 6- 8 ounce glasses of juice a day.
I find I can only drink 4 and I am full, but you should try to drink at least 5-6 a day.
Or you can juice fast one day a week or 2-3 days a week.
You can juice fast for 2 meals a day and eat vegetables for dinner.
It’s recommended that you eat only fresh vegetables and fruits for your meal to help you with your toxic cleanse.
Set a goal for yourself, how long you want to fast or how much weight you want to loss.
A week before you start a fast, you should rid your body of all junk food, coffee, red meat, soda, processed foods and alcohol.
If you need to lose a large amount of weight, just juicing for a week would be a good way to jump- start your weight loss plan.
This will get your body detoxed and cleansed. Juice fasting will help you lose your cravings for heavy meals.
To have the best weight loss always use the 80% – 20% rule. Here are a few good recipes
Also it’s best to make your juices fresh daily and keep unused juice for the day in an airtight container, refrigerated. Click here for a great juicer.
If you have a lot of weight to lose, you could lose 12 to 15 pounds in the first week, depending on how well you follow the juicing plan and how much you are overweight.
That will give you a boost to your willpower.
When you are finished juice fasting, don’t go back to eating the way you did before.
Start out eating raw, fresh fruits and vegetables.
Eat lightly to get you body used to food again.
If you don’t you might get ill or you will gain some of the weight back and reintroduce bad habits all over again.
And all that hard work will be for nothing, I know I did that on my first fast.
As far as a juicer, make sure you purchase one that is easy to clean and operate.
Do not use a blender as that will incorporate fiber making your drink a smoothie.
You don’t need extra fiber, as it will make your digestive system work harder.
And as far as all the nay-sayers telling you it’s not healthy to juice or you will get sick by juicing, don’t you think it’s better to get rid of that fat you’ve been carrying around for quite a while than to stay on the destructive course most of us have been on.
Just look around in the grocery store, the movie theaters, almost everywhere you see overweight or obese people, so all the great information being fed to us is not working.
Juicing has many benefits.
It will make your skin clearer, improve your immune system, you will sleep better and you will have more energy.
Also it’s been know to help with some medical conditions.
I hope I answered some of your questions about juicing.
Also a very good documentary by Joe Cross titled “Fat, Sick and Almost Dead” is a very good film about juicing and how helpful it can be.
It’s available on Netflix, Hulu and at Amazon.
Many so called experts say strict dieting, juice fasting, intermitted fasting and total fasting are bad for you. But if you need to lose a large amount of weight and you are uncomfortable getting around and you know you have to do something to improve your health than I think it’s just the jump-start that some people need.
Make sure you check with your health care provider before starting any exercise program, fasting diet or any diet.
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