not want to rely on juices for the rest of your life.
If you need to lose a few pounds in a hurry going on a juice fast may be the
answer. You can lose as much as three or four pounds in the first couple of days.
Be aware though that a lot of the weight you are losing is excess water and
therefore it is not sustainable. Weight loss gradually drops off to about one pound a day.
Going on a juice diet is very similar to going on a detox plan. Instead of eating
lots of raw fruit and vegetables, you are going to be drinking their juices. The
idea is that you still get lots of vitamins and minerals whilst losing weight. But
recent studies have shown that as sugar is concentrated in fruit and to a lesser
extent vegetable juices, you would actually be better eating the whole fruit
Different juice recipes for weight loss include cucumber juice, tomato juice,
carrot juice, and apple and celery juice. Some people add protein powder to the
juice in order to make it more filling.
Over the long term you do not want to rely solely on juices. Your teeth will suffer
due to the acid and sugar in the juices not to mention your intake of the vitamins
and nutrients you need for good health will be compromised.
You should aim to improve your overall eating habits. By all means try a juice
diet for a couple of days to kick-start your weight loss. But developing a healthy
lifestyle involves more than buying a juicer.
You need to become more active to get those pounds shifted. Start with an
exercise you enjoy and then vary the routine to prevent boredom settling in.
Some exercises are better at fat burning than others so it makes sense to try
Instead of juices, you could choose to have soup several times a week. You cant have packet or tinned soup though as these can contain hidden fats and sugars not to mention salt. By soups we mean the homemade variety. Soups are made
with vegetables and pulses, both key ingredients in a healthy lifestyle.
Dont be tempted to add salt to your soup. Use herbs to flavor it instead.
If the recipe calls for milk or cream, use skimmed milk or low fat yogurt instead.
And needless to say, you need to forget about eating bread with this soup!
Drink plenty of water to keep your system hydrated. This is especially important
when you suddenly increase the amount of fiber in your diet as otherwise you
can end up constipated. You should be aiming for at least 8 glasses a day.
Drinking lots of water will also help you to eat less thus reducing calorie intake.Juice Recipes for weight loss do work but are not a long term solution.