Miley Cyrus has been juicing to prepare for her hosting duties — and we can imagine skimpy outfits — at the VMA awards on August 30. But do you know how to incorporate juicing into your diet the right way? An expert dietician is breaking it down below.
Miley Cyrus posted a photo of her holding green juice on August 19, in prep for her VMA hosting gig. Lea Michele is also a huge fan of green juice, and frequently posts pics on her page as well. Find out how to juice the healthy way right here!
Juicing can aid in weight loss, but you have to do it the right way to avoid gaining those pounds back after your cleanse is over.
Amanda Foti, Nutrition Counselor and Senior Dietitian at Selvera Personalized Weight Management breaks it down below.
5 Rules Of Juicing — Dietician Says
Amanda tells HollywoodLife.com:
“1. Check the overall calories. Depending on the ingredients used, some juices can rack up over 300 — 400 calories from the fruit and sugar. If you’re using this as a post workout beverage or, even worse, to compliment a meal, you will be consuming a high amount of calories in a short amount of time. Look for the lower calories options around 100 calories.
2. Check the sugar levels! Some green juices can quickly rack up over 25 — 35g sugar. Avoid juices that use fruit juice as a base and certainly those that have added sugar. Often times the added sugar is to improve the taste, but it’s not doing any favors for you waistline or health. Keep it to less than 15g and avoid any juices that list sugar, cane sugar, high fructose corn syrup or any other sweeteners in the ingredient list.
3. Check the Protein! If you’re grabbing a juice for a meal replacement or a post-workout refuel, you want to make sure your juice is paired with a protein source, at least 10g. Some juices will add protein powders, soy milk, or yogurt to boost the protein. If protein isn’t included, grab a whole food source of protein to compliment your juice like hard boiled eggs, Greek yogurt, or a protein bar (at least 10g protein, less than 15g sugar).
4. Check the fiber! Juicing methods that get rid of all the solid materials will also be getting rid of all fiber. Without fiber, your body will metabolize the sugar quickly, storing it as fat and leaving you hungry shortly after. Always choose a juice that was blended from the whole fruit or vegetable, it will ensure you’re keeping all that fiber intact. Although not very attractive, separation in the juice is a good sign! Aim for at least 5g fiber.
5. Check the ratio of fruits to vegetables. Checking the ingredients list is a good place to start. If the juice lists 4 — 5 various fruits and/or fruit juices, beware! You want to make sure the total fruit content in the juice equals about 1 serving of fruit. Vegetables can be unlimited but aim for at least 2 — 3 to start. Picture your juice contents in a whole form on a plate and ask yourself if you would eat it for a snack/meal. It is not recommended that any consumes 3 — 5 servings of fruit in one sitting whether it’s in whole form or juice form. Your green juice should be mostly vegetables, one or less serving of fruit, and don’t forget the protein!”
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— Dory Larrabee-Zayas