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One of the biggest questions I get from people asking about juicing and weight loss is “How much fruit and vegetable juice can I have?”
My short answer is always zero. But that’s way too simple.
Let’s face it, fruits and vegetables are some of the best ways for us to get pytonutrients and vitamins that we really can’t get any other way. The best way to consume these fruits and vegetables are in the natural form.
Hey, I get it. We live in a fast-paced world. We don’t always have time to prepare fruits and vegetables in a way in which we want to consume them.
For those who want to be healthy, grabbing an all-natural juice from a health food store or corner grocery store seems like a noble choice. We’re led to believe that going a juice bar is the best way to go. You’re getting a high concentration of vitamins and nutrients all at once. What a great concept!
Although all of those things are true, it’s also true that you’re about to consume a sugar bomb, which can easily keep you fat and happy until you crash. That’ll leave you fat and sad.
I told you that to tell you this. There are other ways to consume fruits and vegetables.
One of my favorite ways is to chop, cut, and pre-prepare them, then stick them in the fridge. Your fruits and vegetables then become more or less a “fast food.”
Then there’s my favorite – the high-speed blender. My favorite is made by Vitamix. It’s no secret that the Vitamix is one of the more expensive blenders on the market. It’s also no secret that we push this product right here on my web site.
The reason I endorse this product is because the quality and workmanship is second to none. If by some miracle it does break, Vitamix has the best warranty in the business. It’s usually seven or eight years, depending on what you buy.
Hey, there are other great blenders out there that cost far less. You can check those out by clicking through Amazon here. I suggest looking at the Ninja or the Nutri Bullet.
Whichever you chose, the key is this… When you blend a fruit or vegetable, you’re keeping the fiber with it. This causes a net carb effect. When the juice is pressed from it, there is zero net carb effect and you’re getting a full glycogen load on your liver, which will trigger fat storage. Juicing can hinder your weight loss.
What’s your favorite way to juice?