How to Succeed at Juicing
There are probably more than one of you out there thinking Ė ďHow to succeed at juicing? You get a juicer, throw some vegetables in, juice them and drink it. Whatís the big deal?Ē
The big deal is that, like other healthy changes that people start to make with their lives (exercise, dieting, stop smoking, etc.) many people start like gangbusters, but peter out because they burn themselves out too quickly.
You know the type Ė the one who buys a treadmill and exercises religiously an hour a day for two weeks, then ends up using the treadmill as a coat rack. Or, the person who begins a diet and vows to eat nothing but cabbage soup until he loses that extra fifty pounds, then succumbs to a juicy cheeseburger and fries because, letís face it, cabbage soup everyday is just plain boring.
The same can be said of juicing. Itís a great and healthy habit to get into. But, some people jump into juicing with the greatest of expectations, only to find it involves some work, then end up hating themselves because they canít meet those expectations.
The solution? Well, for one, lower your expectations. While itís just natural to want to juice everything in sight when you first get a juicer, force yourself to actually take it slow when you get the juicer home. Tell yourself youíll drink freshly-made juice three times a week. Soon youíll find yourself missing the fresh juice on the off-juicing days. Youíll probably end up wanting to juice more. In addition, if youíre not used to fresh juice everyday, itís good to make the change gradually.
Itís the same principle with exercise. If you tell yourself you have to exercise everyday, youíll end up burning yourself out, and you wonít exercise at all. But, if you only allow yourself to exercise three days a week in the beginning, your body will get used to the increased activity, and you find youíre more able and willing to add on more exercise days in the future.
Lastly, when you buy a juicer, make sure that the one you buy is easy for you to use. Read the reviews and see which ones are simple (but good) and easy to clean. Nothing dampens the juicing spirit like a juicer thatís difficult to operate and hard to clean. You want your juicer to be your friend, not something you end up selling on eBay.
About the Author: Shari Hearn is a writer and creator of http://www.myjuicer-reviews.com and http://healthyliving411.blogspot.com