Juice Cleanses For Weight Loss: Do Juice Cleanses Actually Help You Lose Weight?
Juice cleansing is becoming an increasingly popular practice within the health and nutrition community. In one of our previous posts, we covered the many benefits of a juice cleanse and how it can help to clean and rejuvenate your body.
Since that post, we have seen a lot of information floating around the Internet about juice cleansing and the many impacts it can have on your health. More specifically, we have seen a lot of individuals inquiring on the link between juice cleanses and weight loss. We decided to consult with Kathi Ellis, a certified holistic nutritionist, to see what she had to say on the matter.
Can juice cleanses help you lose weight?
Juice cleansing can help rid our bodies of built up toxins and waste matter. Because of this and that you do not eat solid food for a period of time, you will lose a few pounds. Once you go back to your regular eating regime & lifestyle you will gain that weight back if nothing else changes. Cleansing on its own is not for weight loss but juice cleansing is a great way to jumpstart a healthy lifestyle with a weight loss goal in mind or if you just want to feel lighter.
There you have it. Juice cleansing for weight loss is not a sustainable long-term solution. Don’t let that discourage you though! There are numerous other benefits of a cleanse that will most certainly put you well on your way to a healthier and improved lifestyle. Let’s take a closer look at how a juice cleanse can still be well worth your while on the pursuit towards weight loss.
What happens to your body on a juice cleanse?
The digestion of food takes up more energy than you may think. Consuming only organic, cold-pressed juice gives your digestive system an opportunity to rest from the work you put it through daily. This gives your body more energy for healing, eliminating toxins and restoring cells. (Flooding your cells with organic nutrition will move these from your body leaving it detoxified and restored) One of the best things about juice cleansing is the oxygenation from chlorophyll which improves circulation and therefore helps settle down inflammation. You are setting your system up to recharge itself. Now that the obstacles of digestion are gone the powerful nutrition from vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and antioxidants are efficiently absorbed into your cells.
“I do a juice cleanses at the change of every season. It helps my mood and my energy. It helps me feel more powerful in the gym giving me more strength and a quicker recovery. Let’s face it, after a cleanse I’m simply healthier than before a cleanse. It a no-brainer.” Pat R.
Other Effects of Juice Cleanses
Juice cleansing will help rid your body of heavy metals and toxins. When you eliminate toxins from your system, your entire body feels better and reacts both internally and externally. Probably the most common reason people choose to cleanse is more physical ENERGY. Because you are absorbing high levels of nutrition, your system is stimulated and oxygenated and this leads to calm energy, improved focus and the ability to relax without feeling sluggish. Drinking healthy, raw juice helps regulate and balance blood sugar and as a result, elevates mood. A few more not mentioned thus far include better skin, better elimination, improved sleep, higher libido and the list goes on.
So as you can see, while a juice cleanse may not be the solution to weight loss directly, it has many other positive impacts on your body that will surely help you as you pursue a journey of healthy living.