The Refreshing Way to Losing Weight This Summer

With the abundance of diets and weight loss programs being advertised it’s becoming increasingly difficult to tell which ones really do work and which ones don’t. Turn left or right and you’re sure to spot some kind of ad whether it’s on TV, on the radio or in some magazine that tells you how to lose weight and become toned.

Why has this become such a huge trend? Obviously because there are so many people out there who want to lose weight and will go to great extremes to achieving their weight loss goals—especially if there’s a quick-fix solution like most commercial ads promise—even if they aren’t healthy or safe.

Common, safe practices include going to the gym, exercising every day and paying attention to how many calories you consume. Still, the whole process can still be a very tedious or strenuous one. So what’s a solution for someone who’s looking to lose weight? Juicing!

The best thing about juicing is that they are easily made, and completely healthy! Not only are they healthy, but they’re delicious and refreshing—just what you need during the summer months.

If you’re the sort of person who’s into juices and shakes, then this is just for you. It also helps your body get all the nutrients and energy it needs, in the process making you feel full, without having to eat an excessive amount of food. Losing weight by not eating anything at all is not healthy at all, which is why juicing is a great solution to a long-standing problem. For a while, it works as a substitute for food with all the necessary vitamins and minerals your body needs.

While there are plenty of prepackaged juicing sold, I don’t personally recommend them at all. The prepackaged juices may not contain all the advertised ingredients on the labels and may in fact be unhealthy for you which is why the healthiest and easiest way to get your hands on them is to make them at home! To make sure that you have a healthy and nutritious juice, buy your own ingredients and blend them at home.

The great thing about juicing is that it doesn’t take an expert to make them. All you need to do is choose the right vegetables and fruits and you’re all set. Make sure that when you choose the fruits for your weight loss shake that they are ripe. If you need to see what combinations of fruits and vegetables work best together, do a quick Google search and you’ll find hoards of ideas online.

Try These in a Blender or Juicer:

  • Apple, Carrot, Parsley, Lemon & Ginger
  • Pineapple, Orange, Carrot & Apple
  • Apple, Lemon, Ginger, Carrot & Beet
  • Kale, Celery, Cucumber, Carrot, Beet & Garlic
  • Apple, Cilantro, Pineapple, Cucumber & Lime
  • Kale, Spinach, Orange, Pineapple, Coconut Oil, Agave
  • Kale, Parsley, Celery, Cucumber & Lime

If you get bored with the single fruit/vegetable weight loss juice, you can add a little variety to the taste by adding low fat milk, yogurt or even protein powders.

Go ahead and try juicing this summer and prepare to be refreshed! Be sure to experiment and don’t be afraid to try vegetables or fruits you didn’t usually like, you’ll be surprised to know how different and more delicious they can taste when blended with other ingredients!

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2 thoughts on “The Refreshing Way to Losing Weight This Summer

  1. Hey There Nyc Adventure Boot Camp For Women,
    This question may be a little off-topic, I am fat and hate my legs and tummy and arms. I have a two week holiday, and want to go back to school refreshed and looking good. How can I start to lose some weight and see results? Exercise wise mainly, though I am quite unfit and I want to set realistic goals for exercising so that I won’t be unmotivated.
    Keep up the posts!

    • Small changes make big differences. Try a brisk walk for 20-30 minutes 3 times a week for a start and then when you notice that you do not find it difficult anymore, increase the speed and time. Also drink tons of water, avoid starchy foods like bread, rice and pasta. Snacks like nuts, fruits and veggies are a great way to feel satisfied. And make sure you eat lots of proteins and veggies for the rest of the meals. Avoid a lot of processed foods, sugar and alcohol. Portion control is also quite important when trying to lose weight. Good luck!

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