July 31st, 2016
1. Work with exclusively raw, organic vegetables. You should stay away from toxins and add enzymes. Superfoods are key to getting as many nutrients as possible. Examples: carrots, kale, cucumbers, acai berries, etc.
2. As you are juicing, it is very important to stay active. As you shed pounds – water weight, toxins, fluid retained due to inflammation, etc., you should keep moving with some light to moderate exercise. Ideally you should lose fat and toxins, not muscle mass. Additionally, your lymph system has no pump to save your feet, so get going.
3. Maximize your budget. Buy local, organic vegetables and fruits which are in season. They are fresher and much less expensive, allowing you to maximize the amount of time you can juice.
4. Explore recipes. Be sure you are obtaining more vegetables than fruits so that you don’t misaligned your work by increasing insulin levels. This is where you’ll need to add things like avocado, chia or flax seeds, protein powder, banana, nuts. You want to be sure you’re eating a balanced diet. Branch out. This is a great time to get your digestive tract some new material. Consider juicing veggies you wouldn’t like to eat. Beats, for example, are a powerhouse of nutrition, with lots nutrients you don’t find from many other sources. They are delicious juiced or in a smoothie.
5. Make sure all of your avenues of elimination are working properly – sweat daily, move your bowels, drink plenty of water to pass urine regularly and clear away those toxins. It’s not uncommon for women to encounter a shorter cycle after juicing. This usually means you have eliminated some of that stored estrogen, another marker your juicing was a success. Consider taking some baseline readings before and after your adventure, such as weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, measurements, etc.