Why you shouldn’t go on juice cleanse – according to Runners World that is. Personally as you can imagine I don’t agree with this however it is good two always read both sides of the coin.

The full article is here https://www.runnersworld.co.uk
I was the original run fat boy run in that I went from not being to run the bath in December 2012 to running the London Marathon in April 2013 with a 4hr 34m time and then the next year 4hr 28m. On both occasions I did a juice week prior to the marathon and then eat sensibly (no pasta party for me) 2 days prior to the race. I also had a special Marathon Smoothie prior to the race courtesy of Juicemaster, see link below for this recipe.
Here are the points below from the article and also my views:
  • You won’t lose weight long-term: Loosing weight is a bonus on a properly designed juice cleanse and typically within a week you will loose about 5-7 pounds. Normally a whole system reboot is carried out because you may be suffering ailments which you are hoping for the body to help heal itself by feeding it with natural fruit and vegtable juices, you will also find that after a week your taste buds are reset so you will not be craving that doughnut, chocolate bar or beer etc You have a different approach to your lifestyle afterwards so weight loss can easily be sustained, there are hundreds of stories out there showing incredible sustained weightloss and radical life changes. 

  • You’ll feel rubbish: YEP……totally agree, but for the first few days only.

  • You’ll lose muscle: No not if it is done correctly. In a carefully controlled plan you have albeit a reduced calorie intake but you get your daily protein from plants. For example Spirulina, this is a complete protein in that it has all the amino acids which are essential in building muscle. Whilst fats can come from avocados and also UDO’s Choice Oil.

  • Your not actually detoxing yourself: “Our bodies were designed to detox themselves,” says Harris-Pincus. “Our liver and kidneys already do a great job of removing waste and toxins from our bodies.” True…..and the detox word has been used to death and can mislead people, in essence we have crammed too much crap into our diets so the organs have been overworked and overloaded…..foods that weren’t designed to be consumed such as fast foods, foods which are manmade…..you get the picture.

  • You’ll spend a lot of money for nothing: Our juice week which includes:
  • 28 x 500 ml raw frozen juice
  • Guidelines
  • 7 x aloe vera shots
  • Welcome Letter
  • 4 x ginger shots
  • Wall Planner
  • 3 x ginger / garlic shots
  • Herbal Teas
  • 7 x wheatgrass shots
  • Raw Snacks
  • Probiotics
  • Physillium
  • Husk Supplements
  • Spirulina Supplements
  • Delivered To Your Door (UK only)
Priced at £189 I think is good value, a quote from article “Don’t start trying to get healthy by getting swindled” not if it gives you a new lease of life.
If you are into your running then check out some recipes and also further articles that may be helpful on our website. Two powerhouses are beetroot as it gets more oxygen to the blood, whilst ginger is brilliant to help reduce inflammation within the body

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