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 to 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.
How you approach juice fasting depends on what you are comfortable with.
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 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.
To have the best weight loss always use the 80% – 20% rule.
80% vegetables and 20% fruit in all your juices, all fresh. Don’t use canned, they do not have as much nutritional value.
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 you digestive system work harder.
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.
It’s available on Netflix and Hulu.
Make sure you check with your health care provider before starting any exercise program, fasting diet orany diet.
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