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How does Raw Vegetable Juicing affect weight loss and what is the best strategy to go about doing it?

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Hello Jason,

In my professional opinion, blenderizing fruits and vegetables doesn't do anything that chewing them up doesn't accomplish.

Perhaps when people blenderize, or juice, they are eating more fruits and vegetables than they normally do, paying more attention to their diet (because they're attempting to be more healthy) and perhaps they are more full from the fluid and fiber so they eat a bit less.

Merely adding fruit and vegetable juice to the diet does not increase metabolism or incite weight loss in any 'magic' way :)

Laurie

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Laurie Beebe, MS, RD, LD

Expertise

As a registered dietitian (RD)I am fully qualified to accurately answer questions regarding weight loss, including those from people with health conditions requiring dietary restrictions (diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc) who want to lose weight, or who have been advised to do so by their physician.

Experience

I have been a registered dietitian for over 30 years and have a certificate in Adult Weight Management through the commission on dietetic registration at Level 1 and Level 2. I am also trained in coaching through Coach U and currently work as a diet coach to help people lose weight the healthy way, through gradual habit changes.

Organizations
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group, Nutrition Entreprenuers, St.Louis International Coach Federation, Toastmasters

Publications
Livestrong.com, Glamour.com, Ezinearticles.com, Ehow.com, Today's Dietitian

Education/Credentials
Bachelor of Health Science from the University of Florida, 1983; Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University 1985; Certificate in Adult Weight Management 2006; CoachU core essentials grad 2007; Level 2 certificate in Adult Weight Management 2010.

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