What kind of juice is best for weight loss, besides Grapefruit?

I will begin by addressing the “grapefruit is good for weight loss” myth. It is true: there was a popular weight loss diet called the “Grapefruit Diet”. But, grapefruit does not necessarily cause weight loss. The diet was popular because those following it took in minimal calories throughout the day. The calorie deficit led to weight loss (and not sustainable/healthy weight loss), but grapefruit itself is not going to cause one to lose weight. If weight loss is your goal, juice can certainly be a part of a healthy diet. But, remember that in order to lose weight, you will have to take in fewer calories than you are burning throughout the day. Calories from liquids (milk, 100% fruit juice, soda, fruit punch) can add up fast and don’t necessarily make us feel full or satisfied. I advise my patients to reduce the amount of liquid calories that they are taking in and focus more on eating whole fruits, vegetables, lean protein and whole grains. If you enjoy juice, make sure you are watching how much you are drinking and make sure you are choosing a juice that says 100% on it in order to get the healthy vitamins and minerals. Better yet, choose a juice that is low in sugar and calories. Old Orchard’s Healthy Balance juice is a great way to help you reach your fluid requirements for the day but because it is low in calories it will help you achieve weight loss. I love Healthy Balance mixed into a fruit smoothie for a healthy breakfast and I mix club soda into my Healthy Balance for a great low calorie evening spritzer.

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