How to Permanently Lose Weight With Juice Fasting
By Joanne Beccarelli
What is Juice Fasting?
To put it simply, juice fasting is when you consume only fresh (never pasteurized) vegetables and fruit in liquid form without the plant cellulose (insoluble fiber), while abstaining from food consumption for a few days up to several weeks.
Some people say that, at first, juice fasting provides tremendous success to their weight loss dreams, but then after it is over, they end up regaining everything they lost during their fast and it was useless. I disagree though, and I know many of you will probably agree with me once you learn how juice fasting can lead to permanent weight loss.
Whether you got where you are because of overindulgences, emotional eating, inactivity, simply not knowing a lot about which foods are healthy, or a combination of the above, juicing done right does more than simply cut out the chewing and calories.
But even with my enthusiastic viewpoint on juicing, I’d like to share the single BIGGEST reason for failure so you know exactly what NOT to do…
What is it???
Do NOT view your juice fast as a temporary, quick, one-time fix.
This thought process sets you up for failure, big time!
In order to have juice fasting lead to permanent weight loss, locking it in requires doing it right and embracing permanent changes. The people you hear about who gain all their weight back simply went back to their old ways of eating, thinking, feeling and living after their juice fast. Therein lies the problem.
Here is how and why juice fasting can get you started on your journey and lead you to permanent weight loss. It is not just about your body, or your nutrition, or your habits or your mind. It takes ALL of those elements, working together, to achieve permanent weight loss and juice fasting touches them all.
Juice fasting changes your BODY & PHYSICAL STATE.
- It helps push out retained water weight quickly.
- Fasting gives your digestive system a mini vacation allowing it to rejuvenate.
- It helps the colon release old, built-up, fecal matter.
- Fasting turns off the hunger mechanism for many, typically after 3 days.
- Fasting provides fast results, which is motivation to keep going.
- Juice fasting burns fat – your stored energy reserves!
- It helps reduce inflammation, which is the root cause of all disease.
- Fasting promotes better quality sleep.
- It increases your motivation to move and exercise, further fueling fat loss, higher energy and healthy habits.
- Juice fasting helps you slow down, rebalance and then it unleashes incredible energy!
Juice fasting alters your overall NUTRITION and HEALTH
- 100% produce means 100% natural goodness, just as Mother Nature intended.
- Juice fasting dramatically increases the amount of micronutrients consumed.
- It shifts the paradigm of being overfed and undernourished, providing a ton of nourishment!
- Fasting gives the body a huge break from the assault of added toxins everyday.
- Juice fasts begin your body’s healing from the inside out.
- Juicing leads to thinking about the nutritional rainbow and learning that each color is important.
- It increases awareness around foods previously eaten and what to change.
- When juicing there is a realization that “real food” does not need advertising and packaging.
- It will make you interested in organic, non-GMO and labeling of the food you eat.
- Juicing helps with the decisions as to what kind of diet to eat once chewing those nutrients again.
Juice fasting creates new HABITS & LIFESTYLE.
- Juice fasting gets you away from processed foods, dairy and animal products.
- Juicing removes old food related routines.
- Your kitchen and refrigerator are made over and revived when you fast.
- Vegetables that are new to you become enjoyable.
- Juice fasting makes you start thinking about farmers markets.
- Your taste buds get healthy training and usually change.
- Fasting saves a lot of time because you do not having to fit in cooking and eating.
- Juicing habits spill over to the kids, family and friends in one way or another.
- It will unite you with people around a common activity.
- Juicers tend to find each other and create a strong sense of community.
Juice fasting strengthens and nurtures my MIND.
- Fasting shows you that you are ready for change.
- It demonstrates that you are committed to yourself.
- Juice fasting opens your eyes to the possibilities ahead.
- You create mindfulness rather than mindlessness when you fast.
- Fasting lets you know that you can do seemingly impossible things, like not ‘eating’.
- Juice fasting lowers your stress levels.
- It helps you believe in yourself and allows your confidence to soar.
- Juicing gives you a deep sense of clarity.
- Your new healthy identity takes shape when you fast.
- Juice fasting shows you that you are worth it.
When you are ready, juice fasting can be one of the most rewarding approaches to a better you. If you need help, check out some of my other articles about juicing on Fitlife.tv and on my website where you can read “Get Started With Juicing”. Plus, don’t overlook getting hands-on help. I work with clients both electronically and over the phone and would love to guide you.
Joanne Beccarelli is a holistic health coach, juicing junkie, writer, soon to be cookbook author and recovered emotional eater. Inspired by many great voices in the health-thru-food revolution, Joanne found her way out of hiding in shame (losing almost 100 lbs in the process) and stepped away from the corporate world. She now dedicates every day to helping others who are overwhelmed, overworked, and overstressed, find awareness, fulfilment and better health.
Joanne has a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from eCornell/T. Colin Campbell Foundation, and became a Certified Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She is also a member of American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP), and the International Association of Health Coaches (IAHC).
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