Most traditional weight loss programs require weeks or months of physical deprivation and mental torture. They usually also demand a serious amount of will power and discipline.
Despite the fact that these programs have a 90% failure rate, most
people still think the next diet they try will be that elusive
"breakthrough diet" they have been looking for.
Every year, more than half of all Americans go on a diet to lose weight.
Most of these people will not manage to lose more than just a few pounds, and of those very few will mange to maintain the reduced weight.
Studies reveals that reducing your calories intake radically changes your metabolism and brain so that your body now wants to hoard (store) fat.
To make it even worse still - these studies reveal that the more you diet, the stronger these effects becomes, leaving you doomed to failing hopelessly the harder you try.
According to Geoffrey Cannon, in his book, "Dieting Makes You Fat," your body is programmed to go into "famine mode" when it is starved.
Because it receives the message that there's a risk of starvation your body will now attempt to protect the stores of fat, which makes it even more difficult to lose weight.
Cooked food makes it worse.
One of the primary reasons that cooked food makes it difficult to lose weight is that it can cause the loss of up to 97% of water-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K)
Cooking furthermore destroys up to 50% of the protein and 96% of the B12 content in food.
Because these nutrients
are now destroyed, your body is not obtaining the vital nutrition it needs.
Your body will now make the conclusion that it is being starved.
The result of your body thinking it is starving is that it now sends out signals which you experience as - Cravings for more food!
The lack of nutrition will leave you feeling tired and listless and demotivated.
Any diet that involves some form of deprivation is very unhealthy and will inevitably cause you to gain more weight in the long run.
By now we hope you are convinced that any good diet should not involve starvation.
It should instead include all of the recommended daily allowances for vitamins, minerals, and protein.
The raw fruits and vegetables you use during a juicing for weight loss program contains the best possible "live vitamins and other nutrients", your body needs to be nourished optimally.
The result is you should have no food cravings during this program.
One detailed study of more than 500 People over a period of
2 years at the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center in Arizona showed some
This detailed study found that the percentage of respondents who reported NEVER dieting since their transitioning to a live foods diet rose from 44.4% to 71.6%.
In addition -
Before we get to some recipes in our juicing for weight loss program-------
Leafy greens like kale
and spinach is excellent for a weight loss program because they are low in carbohydrates
as well as calories while being loaded with fiber.
Several research studies reveal how diets with a low energy density food like these leafy greens make people eat fewer calories as a whole.
One important nutrient in leafy greens includes calcium. Research published in the journal of nutrition indicates that calcium assists fat burning .
Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and brussels sprouts are high in fiber and have a low energy density which makes it some of the best foods to include in your juicing recipes if you want to lose weight.
One fruit that deserves special mention in a diet for weight loss is grapefruit. The reason is that its effects on weight loss have been studied specifically.
One research study of 91 obese people who consumed half a grapefruit before meals had promising results .
There are two possible approaches you can follow.
We suggest that your juicing for weight loss program could start with a juice fast.
A vegetable juice fast will get you the fastest possible results.
But, depending on your current health condition you could find it challenging to stick with this approach.
Alternatively you could try-----
If you find it
difficult to deal with some of the detoxification symptoms of a juices fast we suggest you get started with some of our vegetable juicer recipes.
This approach can be combined with a variety of raw cold soups and vegetable smoothies.