If you haven’t see the popularity of juicing for weight loss, where have you been? Wow, juicing has hit main stream and rightfully so. Juicing has a wide range of benefits and one major impact is weight loss.
So juicing, it can be used as a process to lose weight and that’s what we’re discussing today.
For those of you that are new to juicing, I’m glad you made it here. To be honest, there’s a lot of people out there publishing content about juicing that just doesn’t make sense. I’m not saying it’s on purpose, but you’re being misinformed. What you will find in this article is legit and accurate, so make no mistake.
Men and women juice for different reasons. While today we’re talking about juicing for weight loss, not everyone juices to lose weight. Some people juice for the hell of it, some juice because they love the taste and others are juicing to get extra nutrients. We all have our reasons, but for this article, we’re talking about losing weight on the juice.
Are You New To Juicing?
If you’re new to juicing and likely you are, there’s a few things we want to get straight out the gate. No matter what you’ve read or heard in the past, let it go. Forget about it, even if parts are true. From what I’ve read online, there’s a lot of juice myths being told and you can’t believe everything you read on the internet, right?
Juicing Myth #1 (Isn’t That A Smoothie?)
LOL. No, it’s not. While both of these can be healthy for you, juicing is juicing and a smoothie is a smoothie.
When you’re juicing, you take juice and you run it through a juicer. More less, the juice is juiced with a juicer. Tongue tied you see, but that’s the concept. Why run it through a juicer? Because this separates the pulp from the juice. A simple process but effective.
Juicing Myth #2 (I Don’t Get No Fiber Juicing)
What? You don’t get no fiber juicing? The juice itself has what is known as soluble fiber. Look it up.
There’s two types of fiber, soluble fiber and insoluble fiber. Juicing has the soluble type. Juicing extracts most of the insoluble fiber out of the produce while soluble fiber remains. Soluble fiber absorbs water like a sponge and provides bulking matter that acts as a prebiotic to support good bacterial growth, digestive health and other health benefits.
So when you hear juicing doesn’t have fiber, that’s purely a myth.
Juicing Myth #3 (I Just Use My Blender)
If you can create juice from your blender, that’s something I would love to see! Fact is, in order to get juice, you have to separate the pulp from the juice. Period.
Now, I’ve seen blenders used to juice, it’s possible. However, you have to take some steps in the process. You can use what is known as a “cheese cloth” or something else near the texture of that. Blend it up and then you can strain the juice. So that’s possible.
Believe me though, a juicer is the way to go, especially if juicing is going to be a normal part of your daily routine. Blending can be a mess and a bunch of extra work you don’t need.
Juicing Myth #4 ( There’s No Benefits To Juicing)
Well, that’s just not the case. As more research and studies come to light, we see juicing getting a better name. We know that some juices are great for lowering blood pressure levels while others are great for weight loss.
What about research on carrot juice? Carrot juice was found to help reduce white blood cell DNA damage caused by smoking. The research going on right now is incredible and they continue to keep finding healthy benefits.
I won’t sit here and recommend that you solo juice. I wouldn’t recommend a juice fast either, especially if you’re new to juicing. I get it if you’re thinking along those lines, but I wouldn’t worry about that at this stage. Rather, using juice with proper eating and exercise will help you lose weight healthy and quick.
Juicing Myth #5 (Juice Has The Same Calories A Potato Chips)
Glad you’ve been paying attention to your calories! Here’s a great lesson. “Amy was looking at her juice and chips, she noticed they had the same amount of calories.”
While this was true, there’s a big difference between potato chip calories and juice calories. Why? Simple, juice calories are great for you, potato chips not so much. Truth of the matter, the last thing you should be doing is looking at your juice calories. It’s all about the nutrients my friend.
Juicing Myth #6 (Eating Fruits And Veggies Are Better)
It’s like asking do you want 10 $100 bills or 20 $50 bills. In the end, you get the same value. When it comes to losing weight, it’s all about eating and drinking right. No matter what, you need your fruits and vegetables. How you get there is completely up to you.
It doesn’t matter if you’re juicing to get your veggies and fruits in or you’re consuming them whole, be happy, be proud. Sure, the delivery may be different, but in the end, you’re still getting what your body needs to lose weight.
Exercise And Juicing Combo
While juicing is great for weight loss, you still have to eat and exercise to be successful at weight loss. At Hometown Fitness, we have a wide range of fitness classes to choose from.
Our Plainfield fitness center is open 7 days a week. If you’re a local and looking for a great fitness experience that will spark your results, come on down and give us a try.
And if you just want to test the waters to try us out, we’ll give you a guest pass to our gym. Then, you have nothing to lose by giving us a try, it’s on us. Give us a call today at
Call 815-609-0212 and ask for our friend Michael. He will help you get started and answer any questions you may have. Until then, stay healthy, stay juicing and come see us!