A juice cleanse is a wonderful way to wake and refresh your body, to jump-start your energy, and increase your immune system’s resilience. But perhaps you are wondering: can a juice cleanse help me lose weight? Absolutely! In fact, here are four distinct ways in which a juice cleanse can help melt the pounds away.
Lower the Calories
Weight loss all comes down to calories. Eating more calories than you burn will cause you to gain weight. Burning more calories than you eat will cause you to lose weight. Regardless of what you are eating, you must consume fewer calories than you expend. It’s that simple.
But then again, is it? Your body does have a way of making it a bit more complicated, unfortunately. Above all, the body wants homeostasis – it wants to stay the same. So being on the diet yo-yo string can actually convince your body that it needs to collect calories lest it starve during one of the crash diets you’re trying out.
A juice cleanse can help your body hit the reset button and adjust into a healthy, lower-calorie diet naturally. Your Mother’s Juice Cleanse line-up will provide about half the daily calories that a regular diet would provide, but will sustain your body with all the nutrients and fluids it needs. Your body will adjust to the lack of calories more easily.
You’ll also find that digestion itself takes up a lot of calories, and now you don’t need as many. Why? Because cold-pressed juices are easy on the digestive system. When the GI system doesn’t have to work as hard breaking down fats, starches, and fiber, you adjust quite quickly to consuming fewer calories.
Give yourself a break
One of the main ways in which a juice cleanse can help you shed pounds is by breaking your body’s habit of consuming overly-processed foods. Most processed foods are full of added oils, starches, and sugars, none of which have real nutritional value. What they do have is calories, though. Lots of them. Eating high-calorie, low-nutrient foods leaves your body depleted and hungry – despite the fact that you temporarily feel full. Your body craves even more, hoping for the nutrients that would help your energy and metabolism – but instead getting the calories that get packed away as extra fat.
A juice cleanse will break this cycle. Your calorie intake will drop, and phytonutrients, vitamins, enzymes, and minerals will take up the slack. Once you taste and feel the difference, processed foods will no longer hold much allure. This is why fresh juices from Mother’s are better than store-bought, highly-processed juices.
Break the Sugar Habit
You know you love it! Whether it’s a lump or two in your coffee, or a full-on slice of cheesecake for dessert, you know you need your sugar fix at some point during the day. However, all sugar is not equal. Processed sugars tend to play havoc with your blood sugar and insulin production, putting your body on a roller coaster of cravings and crashes.
That said, your body does need carbohydrates in order to function properly. Fruits contain necessary fructose for carbohydrate production, but also come with many other nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants that help regulate your body’s system. Mother’s Juice Cleanse regimens contain just enough fruit, and the natural sugars are balanced by a healthy mix of vegetables such as leafy greens and beets (particularly good for the heart!). Once your body adjusts to a healthy balance of natural sugars, your cravings for sugar fixes will decrease, as will the weight!
Love your Gut Flora
The microbiota in your intestines is a powerful contributor to your overall health. In studies on obesity and obesity-related diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, the gut flora of the obese were found to be significantly different than those of lean individuals. In particular, bifidobacteria, lactobacillus and verrucomicrobia tend to be scarcer in the intestines of obese people. However, these are exactly the microbiota associated with a plant-based diet.
It has been shown that even a 3-day cleanse with a mix of fruit and vegetable juices can significantly alter one’s gut biome, thus increasing energy and metabolism – and even reducing cravings for unhealthy food. Mother’s Juice Cleanse programs contain everything you need to reset your system for a healthier and leaner you.
Lose Weight and Feel Great
Now you know: A juice cleanse can help me lose weight! A juice cleanse is a perfect pick-me-up for the discouraged dieter, as it gets your body in shape to lose weight on its own by kicking its sugar and processed food habits to the curb, and prepping the intestines to metabolize food like a lean person would. Combining your juice cleanse with more permanent changes in your diet and exercise regimen is a great way to lose weight and feel great.