If you recently got a new juicer as your Christmas present and you are wanting to lose weight this year, then you are in for 365 days of delicious treats ahead. At first, trying to decide which of the juice diet recipes will work best for you may take a little trial and error experimenting. But, if you put this advice to good use, you can make sure you start every day with a nutritious treat that will help you reach your weight loss goals.
One of the first things you need to decide when researching juice diet recipes are what type of base juice you want to use to your drinks. Many people choose apple or orange juices for their base because these ingredients are not too expensive to buy in bulk. Orange juice is a great source of Vitamin C so this is juice base is particularly useful to drink during the cold and flu season if you want the added benefit of trying to keep the nasty bugs at bay. Apple juice, however, will help your weight loss goals because it is very low in calories. It is also a great source of energy which means you are going to have the enthusiasm you need every day to attack your exercise program.
Once you have decided on the base for your daily juice drink, you need to decide what ingredients you are going to add to it so that it really packs a punch. A little sprinkle of ginger, for example, is one beneficial ingredient that you can slip into your juice drink. Ginger helps your digestive system to kick into overdrive and easily process through the foods you eat and drink. When your digestive system is not struggling to process your favorite foods and beverages, you will feel less lethargic and more full of energy.
The fruits and vegetables that you choose for your juices will make the biggest difference as to whether you lose weight or not. Some fruits contain more calories than others because of the natural sugars they contain. If you are going to use sweet fruits within your juices, make sure you ration the drinking of the juice out throughout the course of the day so that you are not drinking a whole days worth of calories in one morning sitting.
If you can afford to do so, choose organic fruits and vegetables for your juices so that you are not filling up your body with unwanted chemicals and pesticides. If the organic range of produce is out of your budget, then make sure you carefully wash and peel your ingredients before you use them.
The right choice of juices will give you a wonderful energy start every morning to kick off your day. That energy will fuel you through your workout routine, keep you full so you are not eating rubbish foods, and generally be the stepping stone you need to lose the weight you want this year.