People are always on the hunt for new (and quick!) ways to lose weight. One trend that has picked up steam over the years is juice cleansing. Juice cleansers substitute food in favor of liquefied fruits and vegetables and it’s definitely a healthy way to shed pounds quick.
However most of the weight lost through juicing is water weight and is usually gained right back when the cleanse is over. Also, depriving the body of nutrient rich food could weaken its ability to fight infections and since calories literally means energy, reducing caloric intake can lead to fatigue and dizziness.
Besides, since most of the popular cleansers can cost more than $50 a day, is it worth it to juice instead of just going to the gym? No matter the drawbacks, millions of people swear by juicing and feel the benefits are well worth the sacrifices. So…
Have you ever tried a cleanse? Are they all the rage, or do they fall flat?
I beleive that juice fasting (or feasting) can be very therapeutic for some folks. I also beleive that armed with your own juicer and some detailed guidelines you can avboid the cost of buying someone else’s idea of what will be healthy for you. Generally I think that a person should consult veteran juice feasters or websites which are designed to give all of the steps and details on how to do it properly and sustain health. Theres more to the process than just drinking juice. Many books are also written on the subject and there are a number of folks who have shed pounds, food cravings, and in turn the diseases that seem to be solely obesity based by taking this step. Check out websites like Angela Stokes Monarch’s and Phillip McCluskey who lost 100’s of pounds this way. They outline the good and the bad about sustaining a long term juice fast, also check out the popular book and film “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” But like anything all things don’t work for all people and it’s best to consult with your health practioner first before embarking on this process.