The juice diet is a temporary diet which helps you to flush out the toxins in your body so that you can begin to lose weight. During this time you are encouraged to drink plenty of freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juices as well as lots of water. You will find that during the first couple of days you will be very hungry and will need to drink lots of juice, but as you continue the diet, the hunger will disappear. It is very important that you refrain from all other foods or drinks so that your body can properly heal itself.
The purpose of the juice diet is to give your digestive system a break, so that your eliminating organs can focus on eliminating toxins which are lodged deep within the body. When solid foods enter the body they stimulate the digestive system so that the eliminating organs have no choice but to focus on eliminating the solid foods. Therefore, you should avoid all solid foods while you are on the juice diet. This includes meats, eggs, breads, soups, junk foods, dressings and sauces, nuts, seeds and herbs.
Commercially Prepared Juices
All commercially prepared fruit and vegetable juices should also be avoided, as they contain many unnatural ingredients, such as sugar and preservatives. These include boxed, bottled, canned and frozen juices.
However, should you find yourself in a situation where you cannot make your own fresh juice, these are the next best thing. Read the labels and choose the one with the least amount of sugar and other additives.
The human body was not designed to drink milk, and therefore it should also be avoided on the juice diet, as it will hinder the cleaning process. This includes both raw and pasteurized milk, as well as any products made from milk such as ice cream, yogurt, puddings and cheese.
Sodas contain high amounts of sugar which are toxic to the body. Not only will they hinder your progress in the juice diet, but they will also cause you to gain unwanted weight.
Caffeine is found in coffee, tea, soft drinks and chocolate. It is not good for you, as it is a stimulant and is highly addictive. The juice diet will help you to overcome this addiction, but you must refrain from it while on the juice diet.
Alcohol should also be avoided in order to make it easier on your eliminating organs. This includes beer, coolers, all types of wine, and any other drink which contains any amount of alcohol.
The first couple of days during the juice diet you may experience headaches, fatigue, dizziness, acne and increased body odor, including bad breath. This is due to the tremendous amount of toxins that are released and removed from your body. The symptoms should disappear within about 3 days. However, if symptoms do not disappear, then it may be time for you to stop the diet or seek medical help.
Pregnant or nursing mothers should not go on a juice diet. Those with medical conditions should speak to a medical professional to see if the juice diet is suitable for them.