Our web editor often receives requests for information regarding carrot juice fasting for weight loss, so we decided to write up a brief article on the subject. I would begin by stating that I wouldn't recommend carrot juice fasting at all, let alone for weight loss. Raw homemade carrot juice contains tons of natural sugar, so if you were to fast with it, essentially you would spend your entire fasting period either peaking out your blood sugar levels, or crashing your blood sugar levels. This would leave you feeling extremely tired both mentally and physically. The trick to fasting is to do so without causing rapid blood sugar spikes, and there are many foods and beverages out there that can accomplish this. If you plan to fast for weight loss, consult a doctor or nutritionist beforehand, as they can help you come up with a safe plan to do this that won't harm your body.
There are so many off the wall diets out there that pertain to carrot juice these days, that it is somewhat disheartening. When it's not being sold as a miracle juice or cure all tonic, it's being called a meal supplement. Please understand that while carrot juice contains many essential vitamins and minerals, it is not a meal supplement, nor should it be treated as such. You need a healthly amount of fiber in your daily diet, and carrot juice contains none. Carrot juice is also not a cure all tonic or miracle juice drink, it is however a great way to give your body access to vital nutrients. If you come across information about carrot juice that sounds too good to be true, then it is probably the case. Carrot juice should be consumed as part of a well balanced diet, drinking gallons of it per day, or using it as a meal supplement would be a very unhealthy dietary choice.
With regard to weight loss and carrot juice, it is important that carrot juice is only part of your overall daily diet, and not the sole component. Be sure to eat plenty of fiber rich raw fruits and vegetables, as homemade juice contains zero dietary fiber, unless of course you are drinking a very pulpy mixture. When I wanted to lose weight several years ago, I spoke with my nutritionist regarding the process, and came away with the cold hard truth. That truth is that there is no easy way to lose weight, and there are no shortcuts. A low calorie nutritious diet in addition to plenty of exercise is the only way to go. If you do decide to take shortcuts with weight loss, know that you could badly damage your body, or come away from the process thinner, but heavily malnourished. Be safe and smart when dieting, and never depend on one type of juice to cover all of your body's nutritional needs.
So in conclusion, I would not recommend fasting with carrot juice to lose weight, and my nutritionist backs me on that. If you are interested in fasting with juice, you might consider a juice without so much natural sugar, such as spinach juice or beetroot juice. Fasting with a low sugar juice will help your body maintain a steady blood sugar level, and help you avoid sharp blood sugar spikes. A friend of mine tried to fast with carrot juice only, and kept getting migraine headaches after drinking the juice. This was because each time her blood sugar level would spike, it would dramatically elevate her blood pressure as well. That concludes this article, we hope you have enjoyed it. If you have any further questions about carrot juice fasting and weight loss, please feel free to contact our staff with an email. Please don't forget to check out the rest of our website.