In its simplest form, weight loss is all about burning more calories than you consume. However, sticking to a deficit while still getting all of the nutrients your body needs to run at its prime can be a little bit tricky. This is why vegetable juicing recipes for weight loss is a great low calorie way to pack in the nutrition.
Most vegetables are naturally low in calories; while this is good for dieting, it’s not so good for keeping you feeling full if you are not also consuming the fiber being discarded when juiced. However, because you can consume more vegetables in juice form than you normally could eat in one sitting, you get a higher concentration of highly absorbable nutrition, which many believe is a good trade off. Many nutritionists advocate a nutrient dense diet to help keep your cravings in check and help your body work better.
In addition to this, certain vegetables can also potentially help you lose weight more quickly. Cabbage and broccoli can help your body to digest food faster, preventing it from storing the excess as fat. Juicing vegetables is a great way to sneak into your diet vegetables and leafy greens you might not normally enjoy eating on their own. You can literally put your entire garden into your juicer and odds are if you included a carrot or two, it will end tasting fantastic!
The following vegetable juicing recipes are specific to weight loss. You can alter any of these to suit your own specific health needs or your taste buds. Adding vinegar, cayenne pepper, or licorice root to any of these recipes can help to speed up your metabolism and detoxify your body, making losing weight quicker and easier.
- 3 carrots
- 1 tomato
- 1 stalk of broccoli
- 1/4 head of cabbage
Juice everything and spritz with some lemon juice if desired.
- 4 stalks celery
- 1 beet
- Handful of spinach
- 1 zucchini
- 1 cucumber
Juice and enjoy!