Juicing 101: the secret to quick weight loss

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The holiday season is finally here, and if your summer body isn’t ready and you’re still busy with #summerbodyloading you might be too late. Screen Shot 2016-11-22 at 4.14.55 PM Dietician Ashleigh Caradas has this to say on the pros of juicing, “It’s great as a weight-loss kick start, as it also cleanses you. However, it’s intense and you can’t expect to go to a sweat class or do major exercise while juicing.” Caradas says it gives your digestive system a break you and will feel lighter, less bloated and your skin will definitely benefit. People should consider more vegetables in their juices as fruit has a lot of sugar and contains lots of carbohydrates. “Juicing for three to five days can get rid of up to 2 kgs. So it’s effective but one has to maintain a healthy lifestyle after and not go back to unhealthy living. Maybe replace one meal a day with juice to keep the momentum going,” advises Caradas. If you can’t manage an all-liquid diet, she recommends you add a health meal to your juicing regimen. There are various routine you can follow, or get tips online. To get going, get yourself a reliable juicer and stock up on fresh fruit and vegetables. Try some of these recipes: The Green Juice (helps fight cancerous cells) Green juice Serves 2 Ingredients 1/2 cup fresh parsley 3 cups spinach 1/2 lemon, peeled and seeded 2 medium pears, cut into eighths 6 large stalks celery, trimmed The Ginger-beet Juice (helps boost stamina and fuel muscles) Beet Juice Serves 2 Ingredients 1 medium orange, peeled and quartered 3 kale leaves, finely chooped 1 medium apple, cut into wedges 1 medium carrot, peeled and diced 1 large beet, peeled and cut into wedges 1-inch piece peeled fresh ginger Carrot-Orange Juice (high in Vitamin C and lowers cholesterol) Screen Shot 2016-11-22 at 4.14.01 PM Serves 2 Ingredients 1 medium yellow tomato, cut into wedges 1 medium orange, peeled and quartered 1 medium apple, cut into eighths 4 large carrots, peeled

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