How My Weight Loss Journey Began
Juicing for weight loss started because of my own weight loss journey. I was 92kg and unhappy with how a looked and felt.
I had tried everything to lose weight, or so I told myself. From fad diets to exercise to meal plans and everything in between.
There were good weeks in all of that, where I would lose a few kg’s, only to put it all back on again the next week.
Now, fast forward 8 years and I am very comfortably sitting on a regular 68kg and have been for the past 6 years.
My Turning Point
What happened that changed everything for me?
A friend of mine told me that she had read something about juicing for weight loss. That conversation was the spark that started my juicing journey.
I researched for hours on end; reading articles, searching through studies and visiting dietitians and other specialists in a hope to better understand how juicing could possibly help me to lose weight.
I learnt a lot about what to juice, when to drink that juice and how often to drink it. Learning about why juicing affects weight loss, and once I understood why, I started to put it into practice. It took hard work, time and dedication. At that point I was experimenting and still learning a lot.
Juicing wasn’t popular back then like it is now, so there weren’t many great resources around to kick start my journey.
Juicing is fast becoming much more widely accepted, and now I have decided to share my journey and my learnings with the world, with the hope that it can change someone else’s life like it changed mine.
Where To Begin Your Journey
So where do you start?
I recommend reading my post on Juicing For Weight Loss & Energy. It is a great place to start.
I believe that once you understand the ‘why’ behind the force, you will push to make it happen.
Once you know why and how juicing can help with weight loss, read through some of the recipes that I have provided to get an idea on what type of juices appeal to you. You can also read about the benefits of different juicing ingredients for weight loss.
Doing this you will gain a greater understanding of the different fruits and vegetables in the recipes and be able to tailor make a juice specific to your needs.
Finding The Best And Cheapest Produce
If you decide that juicing for weight loss is for you, you are going to need a good green grocer and most importantly, a juicer.
I am lucky enough to have farmers markets on every Saturday close to where I live in Sydney. So, for me there is an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables all year round at bargain prices.
I recommend finding out where your closest farmers markets are. It is worth the weekly trip for all the juicing you will be doing. If you don’t have one nearby, then a green grocer or an online grocer or farm will do the trick.
A point on the fruit and vegetable that I buy; I don’t always have access to organic produce. It can get quite expensive as well when buying organic.
So what I do is wash all my produce and then soak it in water and white vinegar for 15 minutes to remove pesticides. There is talk of whether this technique really works, but I would rather do it than not.
The Need For A Great Juicer
Having the right juicer is crucial to a juicing lifestyle. You will be juicing a couple of time a week at least. So you want to make sure that you have the right juicer so that you are not wasting time using a machine that is not suited for the job.
There are several different types of juicers available on the market. My Juicer Guide will help you decide the right type of juicer for you. Plus, I have provided reviews on a few different juicers that I recommend in each juicer category.
When it comes to pricing, more expensive does not always mean better. The juicer that you chose must be right for you and suit what you are going to juice. So go through the information and decide on the juicer that is best suited to you.
I truly hope that the information that I have put together changes your life like it has mine.
Learn, juice and have fun!