If you are new to dieting, you may have already decided on the things you need to give up on, but have you zeroed in on the foods that you need to replace them with? Many people confuse dieting for starving, a notion that could actually do more harm than good to your weight-loss goals. If you starve yourself, you will feel hungry sooner or later, and when you cannot curb your hunger any longer -you will start bingeing without control, which could result in calorie overload.
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Calorie is a unity of energy. If there are excess calories, they get stored as fat as your body really does not need to burn those calories for energy. Therefore, in a calorie-restricted diet, you only consume calories that are required by your body. You also need to be very wise with your choices; for instance, there could be many low-cal options around you, but you also must evaluate what else they bring to the table, in terms of nutritional value.
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Vegetables, especially those that are in season or are locally grown, are an excellent addition to any weight-loss diet. Here are some vegetable juice recipes that are our personal favourites.
1. Cucumber, Kale and Spinach Juice Recipe
This refreshing green juice could do wonders for not only your belly, but your skin and overall immunity too. The low-cal drink is replete with a range of vitamins and antioxidants.
2. Pineapple, Orange and Bottle Gourd Juice Recipe
Bottle gourd or lauki is a desi superfood that could rev up your metabolism naturally. It is low in calories and high in nutrition. You can combine its goodness with pineapple and orange for that citrusy kick.
3. Karela Juice Recipe
No, don’t shrink your nose just yet. Bitter gourd is infamous for its bitter-pungent taste, but it is easily one of the healthiest foods around. In addition to being low in calories, it is also excellent for diabetes management.
4. Orange And Carrot Detox Recipe
It is one of the easiest juice recipes there can be, and the one that everyone will lap up in no time. Carrots are low in calories, high in beta-carotene, fibres, vitamin A and lutein.
5. Spinach-Apple Juice Recipe
This loaded juice has all it takes to kickstart your day on a healthy note. It could rev up your metabolism naturally and also cleanse your body of all toxins.
Try these juice recipes at home, and let us know your favourites.
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About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.