How much weight can I lose with the juice diet?
Detox juice diets don’t have to be followed for only 7 days, normally they vary in length from 3 to 10 days depending on the results you want to achieve. Even a 3 day juice cleanse would be beneficial if typically you wouldn’t consume these fruit and vegetables in your regular diet.
Firstly, it is likely that the weight you will lose will be water weight, this is because you are decreasing your starch intake. When you notice this initial weight loss it is often beneficial in providing motivation to lose even more weight. By reducing the amount of actual food you’re eating will also ensure you’re adjusted to smaller food portions, so that when you return to a regular diet it’s also likely you will consume less.
However, weight loss is not the only benefit of a juice cleanse diet. Your gut health will also improve and an increased sense of wellbeing is also often experienced. Studies continue to find that even due to a minimal 3 day juice diet, intestinal microbiota (that is your gut bacteria associated with weight loss) is altered and a greater sense of well being was induced lasting over 2 weeks.
Whilst, this diet can produce significant results, a juice cleanse diet is a short term diet in terms of weight loss. It would not be sustainable to engage in this type of diet in the long term. In addition to this, it is important to consider the nutritional value of each drink to ensure you’re consuming enough nutrients and calories to function normally and in a healthy way. If you are unsure, consult your healthcare professional first.
Our top tips on the juice diet:
- Ensure you’re receiving an adequate amount of nutrients
- Try and use fruit and vegetables in their raw state
- Do not partake in a juice diet cleanse for more than 10 days
- Have juicing and smoothie recipes organised ahead of time
Pros: significant amounts of weight can be lost in a short time frame
Cons: weight loss is typically water weight and the diet is not sustainable long term.
Perhaps juicing isn’t your go-to diet plan. If so, that’s ok! We have more than 15 diet plans you can tailor around your needs on the ‘diet plans’ sections of our website. You can start losing weight today!