It’s been quite some time since I posted on here. I admit it, I got caught up in life and forgot about my being on the juicing bandwagon. It is pretty easy to fall off. Although juicing has been absent from my life, I have managed to lose weight. I started out at 260 lbs after giving birth to my beautiful daughter, who is now 2 next month. I am happy to announce, and a still a bit ashamed of myself, that I weight 180 lbs today. My journey is far from over. So, like I promised so many people who wish to follow in my for steps, I have re-opened this to help others with weight loss and juicing.
So, here we go . . .
It’s easy to get into a diet fab, especially with all these diets promising so much. The truth is, they produce rare results, and some times no results at all. Then, you are faced with a scale number larger than before. But what most people fail to see is that weight loss is about becoming a healthier you, not to look good in jeans–although that is a GREAT perk. You must change your daily routines and lifestyles if you wish to change your appearance. I, too, fell for those fab diets. I learned through trial and error about what was best–eating right and exercise triumphed. Juicing is a good additive to any lifestyle because it gives you an abundance of nutrients, and it keeps you full for a long period of time. For those looking at juicing for weight loss, you need to know that it is not a permanent solution to weight loss, but an aid in helping you become healthier. I would recommend adding juices into your current routine, maybe as a snack. Then, you can start replacing meals with juices. This way, you don’t quit food all together, and end up giving into craving. This causes over eating, and leads to weight gain.
So, let’s get started. First and for most, you will need a juicer. I am still a newbie at juicing, but I started with $30 juicer from Aldi, and it has done the job well. A lot of people who stick with juicing buy the God of juicers: the Breville juicer (a link will be posted at the end for your convenience). But it’s not necessary to juice.
Next, your juices should be about 90% vegetables and 10% fruits. Sometimes, depending on the natural sugar content of the fruit, I will do about an 80/20 ratio. This can be any combination. So what are the best fruits and vegetables to juice? Well, you want to buy ones that are juicy, and provide an abundance of juice and water. I have listed the best ones, in my opinion, to juice.
- Oranges (general any citrus fruit is excellent for juicing)
You can also use spices and roots, such as ginger or dandelion greens. I also muse lemons to add some zest to juices with celery and beets because they tend to be earthy or bitter. However, whatever you choose to juice is up to you. Just remember the ratio, and have fun with it.
My Favorite Recipes:
1 green apple
1 navel orange
3 kale stalks
3 stalks of celery
Handful of Spinach
Check out his website and hit documentary. It’s what got me into juicing.