Weight Loss Tips for Women over 40

April 24, 2012 by  
Filed under Weight Loss Tips

It is understandable that when women cross the age of 40, the numerous hormonal variations bring about a change in the physiology giving rise to undesired effects such as gaining weight. What is required at this moment is to be gentle on the body and indulge in gentle weight loss diets. One such an effective diet is the juice diet which involves drinking only fruit and vegetable juices every once in a while. It is extremely beneficial for the body and the following are its advantages:


1. Nutrition

On following a juice diet, you are provided with a number of essential nutrients that your body requires in order to function properly. Along with eating healthy and natural foods, you are also taking in the nutrients in the proper quantity. This balances energy and nutrition requirements of your body. There are innumerable fruits and vegetables of all types and colours that you may include in your diet.

2. Weight loss

Since you are avoiding all the unnecessary calories and taking in calories and nutrients only in the required amounts, a juice diet helps you lose weight fast and in a healthy manner.

3. Detoxification

Juice diets also enable the body to detoxify itself naturally, thus cleansing your entire system. Following a juice diet is definitely one of the best ways to detoxify yourself and please your taste buds at the same time. This beats allopathic medication since it is natural and has absolutely no side effects.

Here are a few fruits and vegetables which are ranked as highly essential in any juice diet:

i) Leafy green vegetables
ii) apples
iii) pears
iv) cantaloupe
v) grapes
vi) grapefruit
vii) oranges
viii)cabbage
ix) collards
x) lettuce
xi) wheat grass
xii) watercress

In addition, all time favourite fruits like strawberries, mangoes, bananas and many more may also be added for their taste as well as nutrition. In order to add some healthy fat to the juice diet, you can also add oils like olive oil or walnut oil.

Below are a few popular juice diet recipes:

1. ORANGE and CARROT

This is a very popular juicing recipe which has two of the most nutritious fruits available in the market. Whatever nutrient Orange lacks is fulfilled by Carrot and vice versa. This is indeed a delicious as well as nutritious drink.

2. APPLE and CUCUMBER

Some might not feel that the combination of apple and cucumber is suitable to their taste buds. They may take the juices separately but this is a highly recommended juicing recipe as both apple and cucumber juices play a vital role in detoxifying the entire system.

3. MANGO, WATERMELON and GRAPE

Mango is extremely popular with the kids and this is indeed one of the most favourite recipes for kids. Highly nitritious and delicious as well, this is a seasonal juicing recipe.

4. WATERMELON, CELERY and TOMATO

This juice may not appeal to the taste buds much but it has a very profound effect in cleaning up the digestive system and rejuvenating the digestive process of the body.

5. STRAWBERRY and BANANA

One of the most loved juices, strawberry and banana can also be made into a smoothie and enjoyed any day, any time!

An occasional indulgence in a delicious and healthy juice diet will help you get your desired results.

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