Your body cannot digest the amount of insulin you are putting into your blood stream in juice form fast enough to use so that it doesn’t convert to fat. Eating your fruit takes a little longer for the digestive process to do its work at controlling your blood sugar levels.
I thought by now this was common knowledge. I remember learning this in Weight Watchers way back when I was in my teens. At the time, Weight Watchers was the only game in town and truthfully it’s probably one of the most solid nutrition plans on the market still. Though it has its faults in modern day nutrition science, they do teach you how to eat real food and small meals, 5 times a day. You even get cheat foods if you save up your calories and still lose weight by eating food ..CLASSIC!
The game is about controlling your blood sugar levels throughout the day so that you don’t experience highs and lows. Keeping a constant blood sugar level maintains your metabolism at an even pace so that it doesn’t become sluggish and have to work overtime.
Today’s fad is all about juicing.. I see people juicing FRUIT and they wonder why they are not losing weight. And you wont!
Yes there are people who are slim and can drink fruit juice. Their body type and their metabolism is fine with that, but if your aim is to lose fat, you will not succeed with fruit juice in your regimen.
Juicing vegetables is fine, and bonus points for greens, so long as there is NO fruit in the mix.
If you insist on juicing so be it… Juice away and let me know how that’s working out for you.
I leave you with one final thought, Fruit IS Sugar!
In peace, health & with much love,
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist