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What You Really Need to Know About Juicing

I’m fired up today!

This morning I was reading one of my favorite fitness magazines and came across something that got me really fired up! It wasn’t that it was wrong, it was just completely one-sided. It stated 3 things to know before you start a juice cleanse:
– You aren’t flushing out toxins – your system has an automatic function
– You are only losing water weight  or gain it back right away
– You’ll feel like you have the flu – flu-like side effects are common and it could even trigger an eating disorder

Here’s what I have to say about that: False. False. And, well, true.

The problem with this is that it doesn’t give you the whole truth OR the real reasons to partake in a juice cleanse. And this problem happens often.
There is a simple reason for this – Changes are hard. Food is a touchy subject. Changes in the way you think about food? That can bring up a lot of sh–stuff. It’s ok – change is hard and food is touchy subject right? Put them together and that is enough to trigger anyone’s defense response.
Unfortunately, it also leaves you, the consumer, with a lot of untrue and misleading information. GMO’s, juices, organics, dairy – the list goes on. Continue reading