Juicing For Weight Loss

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as of 2008:

  • 33.8% of U.S. adults are obese and another 34% were overweight without being obese
  • 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2—19 years are obese

For more information as well as an astonishing obesity trending information, including map that shows BMIs by state from 1985 to 2010, visit the CDC web site by clicking here.

This says that 67.8% of US adults are overweight or obese.  Look around, you can probably see the problem easily….or can you?  Has our perception of “healthy” been so distorted by super-sized meals and an overabundance in nutritionally empty food distorted our internal registers?  There is a reason that the CDC has taken an interest in this epidemic.

Obesity has been shown to lead to a number of health issues including coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancers (endometrial, breast, and colon), hypertension (high blood pressure), dyslipidemia, stroke, liver & gallbladder disease, sleep apnea & respiratory problems, osteoarthritis, and gynecological problems.

The beautiful thing about juicing is that it is a whole and natural way to deliver all the nutrients that your body needs to function optimally with minimal calorie burden.  Juicing for weight loss is not always about being thin!  It’s about being healthy!  My challenge to you is to do a quick juicing fast for 7 days.  After you feel the positive effects of the lifestyle, I think you’ll be hooked.

Juicing vegetables over fruit, will help keep the sugar levels in check.  Try out this delicious green juice:

equal parts kale & spinach
1 large carrot
1 med grapefruit

 

Sources:

  1. Prevalence of Overweight, Obesity, and Extreme Obesity Among Adults: United States, Trends 1960–1962 Through 2007–2008
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