The weight loss process isn’t an easy one, but it’s surely rewarding!
Trying to lose weight isn’t just about exercise, it also requires a drastic change in eating habits.
However, juicing was the right answer to the debilitating weight and chronic health problems of a man from England.
Here Is the Adams’s Story:
Adam Harding-Jones was an 48-year-old man, who gained large weight amounts after his relationship had fallen apart. He was more than 420 pounds.
Namely, this man suffered from fatty liver disease, high cholesterol, kidney failure, high blood pressure, and pre-diabetes. So, he started fearing that his diet habits would leave his 14-year-old daughter an orphan.
He said that he knew he was on a slippery slope. His body was giving him a warning and he was permanently feeling not very well. He had an impending doom.
But, he saw the documentary Fat, Sick And Nearly Dead that chronicled the weight loss journey of Joe Cross.
Moreover, Cross lost 100 pounds by consuming a juice diet, fighting his auto-immune disorder and getting off all the medication he had been prescribed.
That’s the reason why Jones felt inspired to start a weight loss process of his own, eliminating bread, dairy and processed foods from his diet. That’s not all, Adam even quit his daily habit of McDonald’s breakfasts and kebabs.
Luckily, Jones lost more than 100 pounds and 16 inches around his waist after a year of strict juicing, running, and cycling.
He revealed that over the last few years he felt horrendous and older than he actually is. However, today he feels a lot younger.
Nowadays, Jones juices twice daily, consuming concoctions of 20% fruits and 80% vegetables for breakfast and lunch. He eats fresh vegetables and fish or lean protein for dinner. Also, he cycles, runs and works out on a regular basis.
Is Juicing Healthy?
According to the nutritionist Jennifer Barr, RD, of Wilmington, DE, in case you’re not big into fruits and vegetables, juicing is a good way to get them in.
Consider consuming two whole fruits and three to four vegetables on a daily basis. She also recommends to choose them in different colors in order to get a good mix of vitamins and minerals.
But, a personal trainer and nutritionist in Boston, MA, Brandon Kolar, warns that juice isn’t a well-balanced meal. Even though juice provides excellent vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals, but juice does not contain fiber and protein that can contribute to metabolic and muscular issues.
What’s more, he also warns against consuming pure fruit juice as it contains high levels of sugar.
Blending vs. Juicing
Although juicing is healthy, but it’s much better to blend your juice.
To explain you more deeply, blending keeps the insoluble fiber present in fruits and vegetables that slow down nutrient and energy release, as well as keeps you full for longer and helps bowel movements.
In case you’re keen on juicing, keep vegetable pulp to make broth, pasta sauce or veggie burgers. Plus, you can also add fruit pulp to cakes and muffins. It should be immediately used or frozen for future use.
You can remove the seeds and rinds from the fruits, cut them into small pieces for better blending and best results.
Consider adding ground flaxseed, hemp protein, oats, greek yogurt or nut better, containing fiber and protein to bulk up your juice.
Consume your juice within 24 hours of making it. The juice should also be refrigerated instantly after being made.