3 Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Weight – Saturday Strategy
Welcome to another Saturday Strategy!
In this week’s episode, I’m going to talk to you about why you’re NOT losing weight. The answers may dig deeper than you think.
Make sure you keep reading so you can find out what you need to do to start losing weight TODAY! Also, make sure you check below to see if you won the juicer. We give away one juicer every week, and all you have to do is leave a comment below to put yourself in the running! How cool is that?
4 years ago, for the most part I ate according to the Standard American Diet (notice how the initials spell SAD? I wonder if there is a connection); lean protein, carbohydrates and fat. I was so focused on my macronutrients that I had no idea I was actually missing out on a NUTRITIONAL GOLDMINE; the micronutrients, which are also known as phytonutrients. You need, on average, 7-9 servings of vegetables everyday. I was a prime example of somebody that did not follow this.
Then a man presented me with my first green drink and everything changed.I felt this immediate juice buzz and from that point forward, juice became my life!
Now you can’t just dive in and make juice 100% of your diet. It’s very important that you give your body a smooth transition as you slowly introduce juicing into your system. Start with one juice everyday. Then drink 2 a day until your body gets acquainted to it. After that, try a juice cleanse that lasts for 3-5 days.
#1 You’re NOT juicing!
I know, I’m starting this list off with a pretty biased one. But that’s how much I believe in the power of juicing. Check out this testimonial from a good friend and fellow fitlifer…
When you juice, you ensure the optimized absorption of micronutrients, amino acids, enzymes and many other things that make your body thrive. I love to include lots of greens in my juices, especially cruciferous vegetables. All cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli and brussels sprouts are rich in phytonutrients and they fight against the effects of xenoestrogens, nasty little critters that make you put on fat in a hurry.
This is the reason why almost all juice recipes we recommend contain these cruciferous vegetables. Aside from fighting against xenoestrogens, they also promote hormonal balance and help in detoxifying the body, all of which lead to increased fat loss and vibrant life!
#2 You’re not getting quality sleep
With juicing, you start to sleep like a baby because you’re finally getting enough magnesium in your diet. Magnesium is a powerful mineral that gives you healthy energy throughout the day and helps you properly sleep at night. As you fall into that deep, restorative sleep, your body is finally able to recover and balance its hormones, like cortisol. If your cortisol levels are out of whack (much like mine were), you feel a lot more stress and actually subject yourself to fat gain.
Getting REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep helps your body on a cellular level by repairing the tissues, cells and organs.
Some ingredients in juices have high levels of melatonin, which is the hormone responsible in regulating sleep.
# 3 You’re having way too much sugar
This one is easy, but I’m amazed how many people need to be reminded of this on a daily basis. And yes, sometimes I am one of these people. That’s how powerful sugar addiction can be.
Your body has been trained to eat sugar for, in some cases, a very long time. It may provide some short-term enjoyment, but that feeling doesn’t last and it creates a cycle that is tough to break.
There are a lot of “quick-fix” options, but unfortunately, they don’t get to the root of the problem. You need to change your tastebuds so that you don’t crave sugar. I suggest starting with a juice fast.
Read here to know more about the sugar’s effects into your body and how juicing counters it.
Now, here is a juice recipe for helping you detox your body and start losing weight fast!
When it comes to changing your tastebuds, a juice fast is a great place to start. If you’re looking for a system that is tried-and-true, a system that been developed and perfected by the very people that bring you this content every week, check out the Juice with Drew System. In this system, you will start with a strategic juice fast. After you will be put on a nutrition plan that combines juicing with a steady diet of healthy, whole foods that will have you feeling full of life, without any need for sugary “pick-me-ups”.
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