Are you ready to try a juicing diet? Lots of people have attempted it and a large portion of them failed to stay the course or arrive at the goal they were after. That notion is hardly encouraging so you’re understandably hesitant about trying it out yourself. Juicing can be overwhelming, especially if you’re doing it cold turkey, but there are ways to increase the odds of sticking it out and achieving your purpose for doing it.
- Drink a lot. If you think replacing your usual three meals with three tumblers of juice is the way to do it, you’ll probably chuck your plan not even halfway through the first day. You need to keep from getting hungry or you’re more likely to succumb to temptation. It’s not only juice you can drink, of course. Water helps abate your appetite as well. Just keep your tummy full.
- Plan and buy (or pick) for variety – One of the common reasons people are unsuccessful with their juicing attempts is boredom. They get so sick of drinking the same flavors over and over again that they just can’t bear to continue anymore. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that you’re all set with just a few combinations. As you would your meals, plan a juicing menu and shop accordingly. It’s better to juice fresh, but if you want certain things that are unavailable locally or are out of season, know that you can juice frozen fruits and veggies
- Strategize to combat cravings – As with any diet, you’re bound to experience cravings while in the middle of a juicing diet, so you need to formulate strategies for overcoming them. Here are some ideas. Remind yourself of your motivation or inspiration. Clean out your fridge to keep temptation away. Come up with a juice treat that you really like and reserve it just for fighting cravings.
- Get plenty of sleep – You may feel a little weak initially, so it’s important to get enough rest to sustain you throughout the day. You can also nap to ward off urges that will derail your diet.
- Juice in batches – It can get tedious to have to juice from scratch each time you need to consume something, so it’s a good idea to make batches that you can just pour from when you need sustenance. You can freeze batches to make them last longer, but make sure to freeze right after juicing.
- Make yummy juices – If you’ve never been a fan of vegetables in the past, what makes you think you’d find their juices more palatable? How can you sustain your fast if you’re gagging every time you drink your concoctions? A good tip is to put in more fruit than vegetables to improve the taste. Feel free to experiment. It’s juice, not a complicated dish or dessert.
Juicing is hard enough, so make sure you set yourself up for success by following the tips above!