Juice Diets

Written by Amy Hall
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Juice diets are often used as fasts that cleanse out the body. The claim is that they improve metabolism, detoxify the body, and increase energy levels. However, due to their nature, they cannot be maintained for more than a few days. Juice simply does not contain the necessary nutrients that we need to live.

The pitfalls with juice diets is that they don't contain enough calories to sustain you for long. They will allow you to drop a few pounds fast, but that is mostly going to be water weight, which you will regain upon returning to a normal diet. Most juice diets consist of vegetable and fruit juices, which may be diluted with water, and the average length of time to remain on such a fast is 1-5 days.

Juice Diets for Fasting

The main goal for many people who embark on this type of diet is to lose weight rapidly. Some people choose to fast with juice in preparation for another diet change, which could include low carb foods that are high in protein. The low carb diet plans, such as the Atkins and Zone Diets, are aimed at drastically reducing the amount of carbohydrates consumed on a daily basis. The premise is that low carb diets help you lose fat by reducing the amount of insulin produced in the body.

If you need to lose weight, especially if you have a considerable amount of weight to lose, you must consult with your doctor before trying any diet plan. Only your doctor can guide you safely through a diet plan that will provide you with the nutrition you need. You may also be referred to a certified nutritionist who can also help you make wise food choices. Exercise is a vital component to any weight loss plan, so ask about beginning a program that includes both cardiovascular exercise and weight training.


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