Everyone is juicing wrong. Here’s why...

Aerial view of green juices poured into a cup

Here at Raw Generation, we believe wellness is not a season or a destination but a journey! That being said, we also believe that all too many of us are approaching the benefits of juicing all wrong – taking an all-or-nothing approach, swinging from one diet extreme to another. 

How to get nowhere fast:

We set lofty goals and resolutions for ourselves, convincing ourselves that we have to change it all at once. Then when we fall a little off track, we beat ourselves up, we give up, and we go right back to square-one. We let holidays, special occasions, life events, stress, etc., completely derail our healthy plans.

We give into a little bit of temptation and overly punish ourselves with thoughts like, “Well, I already ruined my diet with this cookie, I might as well finish off the box.” We make one or two not-so-perfect choices, then chastise ourselves “There goes my diet for the day!”

Sound familiar? 

This attitude is a surefire way to get nowhere fast!

Life happens… don’t wait until you’ve ”screwed up” to course-correct! Instead, take small steps every day that will bring you closer to your goals!

“Think of it this way: If you got a flat tire, what would you do? Change the tire? Or get out of the car and slash the other three tires? No! Get back on the road. Don’t dwell on it; don’t beat yourself up. That gets you nowhere.”

– Jillian Michaels

How to avoid extremes: 

Difficulty losing weight, low energy, brain fog, and ongoing digestive issues have less to do with the calories you’re consuming and more to do with the quality of calories you're consuming. A lack of nutrition from plant-based foods can cause your body to believe it is malnourished, making it cling to fat as a result. The more raw nutrition you feed your body, the better you will look and feel and the healthier you will be!

If you are more consistent with incorporating raw juice into your regular routine, you won't be falling so far off track if you stumble. A bottle of cold-pressed juice a day keeps the weight away! 

You don't have to be perfect or extreme to make progress on your healthy goals. Just be more consistent. Daily small steps lead to lasting change.

Boost Your Wellness Journey:

Start each month with a cleanse.

Want to make perpetual progress and stop yo-yoing between dieting extremes? Try starting each month (or each new season) with a juice cleanse! 

No matter where you are in your wellness and weight loss journey, a juice cleanse is a great way to effectively press the reboot button and give yourself a fresh start. This will help you stay on track with your goals and keep your body more alkaline and less toxic.

Drink a green juice daily.

Leafy green vegetables are single-handedly the most important food we can eat (or drink), and also the one most lacking in our diets. Therefore, simply drinking one green juice daily is one of the most powerful things you can do for your weight loss and wellness goals. Green juices provide instant, caffeine-free, natural energy and  also help destroy unhealthy food cravings. 

Incorporate a serving of raw green juice into your daily routine and nourish your body with what it needs to keep moving forward on your wellness journey! 

With over two decades of expertise in the field of Health & Wellness, Lisa Testa, M.S. is an experienced nutritionist who has dedicated her career to empowering hundreds of clients on their journeys to weight loss and natural healing through the transformative power of raw food nutrition.


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