Lately, there has been this huge juicing craze. Everyone who is juicing is amazed by the many of pounds they are loosing and encouraging others to join the movement. I’m all for juicing, I even have an occasional green juice. It’s a great way to consume your veggies at the molecular level, but in no way juicing should be considered as an option to healthy weight lost! Nor should it be considered the number one approach to detoxify, in fact there is little medical evidence on the detoxing effects of juicing
Our bodies are already built with a natural detox system. Key components of this system includes your kidneys and liver. When our bodies are supplied with optimal amount of nutritious calories our natural detox system can do its job. Juicing may rob your body of vital nutrients, weaken your immune system, and rob your intestines of important bacteria used to eliminate waste.
But what about the drastic weight lost? Well, if anyone ate the amount of calories of a cardboard box you would lose amazing amounts of weight too. Simple proven science shows that severely low-calorie intake leads to destroying your metabolism through the breakdown of protein.
Fats and proteins are stored for later use of energy when the chief source of energy is not present that being carbohydrates. With juicing being very low in calorie, your body now has to decide what to break down for energy. During low-calorie intake with the consumption of protein, our bodies will convert fats into energy. This is not the case during juice fasting. Not only is overall caloric intake low, but protein intake is low, which leads to the breakdown of protein into energy than rather than fat. This lowers your metabolism, dehydrate the body, and interferes with our bodies natural functions. Because of this our bodies will find it easier to regain weight back , when caloric intake increases in attempt to prepare for the next famine phase.
Healthy fat lost is accomplished through making lifestyle changes, nutritious caloric intake with the importance of protein intake. Consistency and patience. Overall health and wellness should be our goal, not the number staring back at you on the scale.