Weight loss is a hot topic with a million and one “solutions”, yet the problem just keeps getting worse.
More and more people are seeking out long term functional solutions to their weight loss woes and the answer simply won’t come from a magic pill. If you want to lose weight and more importantly, feel healthy and balanced, then you need to get nourished.
Even modern people living in developed nations are suffering from malnutrition at astonishing rates thanks to poor food choices.
I’m sure you know the logistics, in order to lose weight, you have to eat less calories and/or burn more calories. In theory it’s incredibly simple, in practice, not so much.
We run into problems when we start to become nutrient deficient, our energy plummets and we basically can’t help but throw in the towel.
No one wants to suffer, yet when we adhere to strict calorie counting programs that offer little real nutrition, we create some real problems.
The principle behind juicing for weight loss is that your body will have everything it needs, yet you won’t have to consume an excess of calories to get it.
When we juice regularly we also get a myriad of other health benefits. Juicing is great for cleansing toxins from the body, it can be helpful for diseases like diabetes and cancer, and in its nature it is incredibly preventative against a host of other problems and illnesses.
The Science Behind Weight Loss
Researchers have found that the optimum way to lose weight fast is to restrict calorie intake and increase calorie burning.
They’ve seen positive results from popular diets like Paleo and Atkins, as both these programs cut out all forms of junk and empty calories and replace them with nourishing substitutes. Ample protein consumption is important for long term weight loss and keeping energy levels up.
As is adequate amounts of key vitamins, minerals and enzymes which are fundamental to sustained energy and satiation.
There is a multiplied effect on weight loss when you add in exercise and strength training which helps to burn more calories and speed up the metabolism.
How Juicing Helps Nourish Without Excessive Calories
Using these scientific findings as a baseline shows us that if we want to lose weight, yet not create an insufferable hell for ourselves then we need to do three things.
- Get lots of protein
- Get lots of nutrients with relatively low calories
Juicing is the answer to the latter, it is by far the best method for giving the body abundant, utilizable nutrients without excessive calories.
Of course, you can’t live on juice alone, so the majority of your calories will come from high quality protein sources like lean meats, poultry, fish, eggs, nuts and seeds.
Raw juicing is pure fuel and will propel you with enough energy to live your normal life as well as add in some exercise without excessive strain.
Yum Yum Weight Loss Juice Recipe
6 celery stalks
Process all ingredients through juicer, stir and enjoy. This juice is high in diuretic foods which help the body to let go of water retention. If your feeling bloated and puffy, drinking this juice should help to release excess fluids.
The Power of Raw Fruits and Vegetables
Raw food is amazing, we humans only started to cook over fire 400,000 years ago. For thousands of years before fire humans ate predominantly raw food, and while fire is a paramount blessing, it’s still in our genes to require raw food for optimal health.
Many important vitamins are destroyed when treated with high heat. Enzymes, the activators of life, are destroyed and our bodies have to work harder to digest and assimilate foods.
When we incorporate raw fruits and vegetables through juicing we’re doing our systems a huge favor.
Not only is raw juice easy to digest and absorb, it’s also filled with key vitamins and minerals that wouldn’t be there if it were pasteurized.
These nutrients will make weight loss so much easier. When we get fewer calories and fewer nutrients our bodies actually go into starvation mode which cause us to hold on to fat stores.
However when all nutrient requirements are met, our bodies know that its okay to release fat stores.
Dr. Norman J. Walker was a pioneer in promoting juicing as a way of cleansing and rebuilding the bodily systems. He studied and wrote books on the topic for many years, before juicing was ever popular.