7 reasons why juicing could be making you weak and fat
When you think about the awesome benefits that of juicing, its hard to believe that it could be making you weak and fat. Men and women were not made to live on juice alone. There are other things that should be considered and that you should be aware of in your juicing lifestyle. There is a right way and a wrong way. Find out what’s right for you.
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The benefits of juicing are undeniable. Not only have I watched hundreds of people have incredible life-transformations that began with juicing, but my own life has never been the same since I was handed my first cup of green goodness.
Getting on the juicing train, however, may not be as easy as it seems. Some people get discouraged at the lack of results, or even the negative ones they experience when beginning to juice for the first time.
Some people even gain weight or feel exhausted when juicing… the exact things they are probably trying to avoid!
So what’s the deal?
Has juicing not made you feel as good as you’d hoped?
DON’T PANIC… this just means that you are juicing wrong. Turns out there is a RIGHT and a WRONG way to juice! I made the same mistakes when I got started so you’re not alone. Lucky for you I’ve been down the whole road and back again and I have figured out a lot of the tricks and secrets behind successful juicing.
Let’s go over some of the mistakes you might have fallen into. Again, don’t feel bad, most juicers fall into these mistakes at one time or another! It’s a journey.
Here are 7 reasons why juicing is making you weak and fat…
#1 Your juice contains too much sugar
Fruit is wonderful. It is the best natural desert we’ve got! However, when you juice, you can juice multiple pieces of large fruit into one glass whereas usually you wouldn’t eat that much in one sitting.
Extra sugar will also eventually get stored as fat in the body.
Learn to avoid using too much fruit. Your juice doesn’t necessarily have to turn the color green, but it should have a 80/20 ratio of veggies/fruit. Your taste buds may not like this in the beginning but TRUST ME when I say that they will eventually begin to crave this type of liquid gold (or green)! Your taste will start to adjust within a week or two.
You also have to be a little careful with high-sugar vegetables (YES there ARE high sugar veggies!) Beets and carrots for example are higher in sugar. They make a great addition to juice but don’t use them every day.
#2 You are not eating enough food
The body doesn’t like change. It’s a survival thing. Juicing isn’t a meal replacement (unless you’re juice fasting). So if you start juicing INSTEAD of eating regular food, you’re body is most likely going to make you feel either really hungry or really tired (or both).
When you don’t eat enough the body releases Ghrelin to amp up appetite. So even though your juice is packed with amazing nutrients and micronutrients, it will go into your system quickly. Most of us are use to eating until we feel full. When your body thinks you are suddenly changing your diet, it will try to make you eat more.
Plus, if you aren’t eating enough, you’ll feel weak. To feel satiated, be sure you are getting enough protein, healthy fats and fiber (fiber is not included in juice so try adding a smoothie in the mix too).
Eat 20-60 minutes after juicing or you risk getting TOO hungry and binging on food you don’t need or want.
#3 You’re drinking juice on an already full stomach
Juice is absorbed QUICKLY. When dumped on top of other foods it may disrupt digestion, giving you digestive upset and keeping you from feeling 100% – often adding to issues like gas or cramping.
Juice works best on an empty stomach to digest effectively, giving you energy and making you feel refreshed. Wait one or two hours after meals to juice.
– Drew Canole