If you’re looking to get fit and healthy, you might be considering weight training while juice fasting. But what if you’re also trying to juice fast? Can you do both at the same time? The answer is yes – you can do weight training while juice fasting! In this blog post, we’ll discuss how to make it work for you.
How to stay active when juicing
If you’re usually a very active person, it might be hard at first to cut back on exercise during your cleanse. That’s why we’re here to tell you that you don’t have to give up exercise altogether—you just need to do less of it. This is to make sure you keep up your energy and still get the fuel you need to get through your day.
Here are our best tips for juicing and exercise so that you can still exercise safely while on a juice cleanse.
1. Don’t do workouts that are hard or intense.
During your juice cleanse, don’t do high-impact exercises like sprints, High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Tabata, or long sessions of strength training. We can see how tempting this might be, especially if you do this kind of training all the time.
But putting too much stress on the body while eating fewer calories could make you feel tired, weak, or dehydrated. If you push yourself too hard and too quickly, you may also be more likely to get hurt because your body won’t have enough energy to keep up or fully recover. Slow down, listen to your body, and be kinder to yourself during this time.
2. Only do low-level workouts.
You’re naturally consuming fewer calories when you’re doing a juice cleanse, so your body is in a caloric deficit. It is important to monitor your energy levels as you adjust to a reduced food and nutrient intake for the duration of the detoxification process. If you want to avoid exhaustion, stick to low-intensity forms of exercise and movement. Try Pilates, restorative yoga, and walking to get in shape. Without overdoing it, light activity will still be enjoyable.
3. Get moving in the morning.
During the cleanse, you may feel more energized in the morning. If you get enough sleep every night, you give your body enough time to heal and reset, so you should feel well-rested and refreshed when you wake up. If you want to work out, try to do it before you start your day.
So, you should always do what makes you feel the best. Use your judgment to figure out when you should work out. If you feel best in the evenings or at any other time of the day, you should work out whenever you want.
4. Don’t work out when you’re hungry.
Some people say that working out on an empty stomach is a good way to burn more calories. But it’s not always the best choice, especially when doing a juice cleanse. When you work out on an empty stomach, you may burn valuable energy sources, which can make you feel less energetic overall.
If you use too much energy during your workout, your blood sugar levels may drop. This could make you feel dizzy, sick, or shaky. When doing a juice cleanse, your main goal should be to keep your energy up. Because of this, we suggest drinking a Pulp & Press juice before you work out to make sure your blood sugar levels are stable.
5. Stay hydrated.
It’s always important to stay hydrated, but it’s even more important when you’re cleansing and working up a sweat. You’ll want to drink water before, during, and after your workout to keep your electrolyte balance and make sure you don’t get too dehydrated.
During your cleanse, you should always drink a lot of water (it’s recommended that you drink 8–10 cups) and herbal tea. Check out our blog post on the best way to recover from a workout for more tips.
6. Stretch gently or use a foam roller as part of your routine.
Stretching every day has a lot of benefits, like making you more flexible, lowering your risk of getting hurt, and getting more blood to your muscles. As you back off of more intense forms of exercise, try to include as much gentle stretching as you can. This will help you keep a good attitude throughout the day, ease any tension or pain, and help your blood flow.
7. Put away the fitness tracker
We are aware of how exciting and encouraging it can be to see how many calories or steps you’ve burned throughout the day. We suggest removing your fitness tracker while you cleanse so that you won’t feel under pressure to exercise more than is necessary. You can resume tracking as soon as your cleanse is finished, so don’t worry!
Feel no pressure to exercise while you are cleansing. Simply because you engage in exercise regularly doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take a break while cleaning. It may be safer to skip the workout entirely and concentrate on detoxifying your body through the cleanse itself if you aren’t getting enough calories.
Best work out when on a juice cleanse
So you are on the juice cleanse train. You got rid of all the junk food in your house, cancel dinner plans, and had enough willpower to give up brunch. But what about exercising?
If you usually work out, it’s hard to stop for a whole week because you’re used to feeling good because of the endorphins. Listening to your body is the key to exercising while on a cleanse. The cleanse itself takes a lot of energy, so if you do decide to go to the gym, just know that you won’t be able to or should push yourself as hard as you usually do.
It’s hard to stop exercising for a week if you’re used to the endorphins. Listen to your body when cleansing. The cleanse takes a lot of energy, so if you go to the gym, don’t push yourself as hard as usual.
Yoga is a workout that works in more than one area. Among the many benefits, you stretch your muscles, make it easier to breathe, calm your nervous system, improve your balance, and make it easier to concentrate.
It goes well with a cleanse because it is low-impact and helps you focus on your goal to live a healthy life. Just stay away from intense forms like hot yoga and rest in a child’s pose for as long as you need to if you feel dizzy.
If you haven’t tried foam rolling before, you’re in for a real treat. All of us JBJers have lovingly given it the name “Mr. Magic Massage.’ And if you only think of it as a way to warm up or cool down, remember that not all workouts during a cleanse need to be hard.
Foam rolling is a good way to speed up the detox process because it helps get rid of lactic acid and other toxins that build up in the connective tissues of your muscles. It will also break up muscle knots caused by overuse, injury, or long periods of sitting at a desk. This will increase the amount of blood going to your muscles, letting them work at their best.
The best thing our bodies are made to do is walk. If you do it quickly, oxygen will flow through your lungs and blood, which makes it easier for your body to get rid of toxins. Do some laps around your neighborhood with a friend to make a date out of it.
Cycling is a great workout for your legs, and it’s also low-impact so it won’t put too much strain on your body. You can go at your own pace, making it a good choice if you’re new to exercise or coming back from an injury. And like walking, it gets the blood flowing and helps you breathe better. If you don’t have a bike, you can try a spin class at a local gym. Just make sure you drink plenty of water before and after.
Jogging is a great way to get your heart rate up, and it’s also low-impact so it won’t put too much strain on your body. You can go at your own pace, making it a good choice if you’re new to exercise or coming back from an injury. And like walking, it gets the blood flowing and helps you breathe better.
Benefits of Juice Cleanse
The antioxidants folate, vitamin C, and vitamin E, as well as beta carotene, are increased in fruit and vegetable juices, according to Beaver. If you’re unable to get enough fruits and vegetables in your diet, then a juice cleanse may be beneficial for you.
By oxygenating the skin and pores, increasing circulation, keeping your cells hydrated, and fighting free radicals, juicing and cleansing can slow down or even stop the aging process. Juicing also gives you a lot of vitamins and minerals that are easily absorbed by your body’s cells and tissues, which is where they are most needed.
Green juice is full of antioxidants, which protect cells and fix damage caused by free radicals. We can tell you from experience that nothing can do as much for your skin as drinking green juice every day.
Prepare for a flood! When your juice cleanses, a lot of toxins flood out of your fat cells. When this flood comes to town, there is less cellulite and people lose inches. What’s going on? When you do a cleanse, you get more live enzymes, which help speed up your metabolism.
This increased metabolic rate not only makes it easier for you to digest food but also helps you digest food that is still in your colon. This makes you twice as good at digesting food. Unfortunately, you may have a lot of toxic sludge in there, which could be weighing you down a lot.
Juicing gets rid of all of that junk, which could weigh pounds. Not only does juicing help clean out your colon and relieve constipation, but it also gives your metabolism a much-needed boost, which controls how many calories you take in. So you can see that juice cleansing and losing weight go together like peanut butter and jelly.
When the mind is clear of fog, clutter, negative thoughts, and troublesome ideas, it makes room for calm, focus, and creativity. Sugars make the mind cloudy, but the alkalinity from juicing cuts down on the sugars and cleans up the mud. If you get rid of the mud, it will be easier for you to concentrate, remember things, and find your source of inspiration. When you add the benefits of getting more blood to your brain, you will be more mentally alert and able to make the most of every day.
Reduced Anxiety and Better Sleep
You’ll feel less irritable, moody, and down and more at ease, relaxed, and rejuvenated after a juice cleanse.
Digestion uses up more energy than any other process in the body. Every time you eat breakfast, lunch, dinner, a snack, or a meal your digestive system has to work hard to do its job.
When you fast on juice, you give your digestive system a much-needed break. This important rest gives you more energy and lets you clean your house, heal your body, and make yourself look better from the inside out.
Juicing helps your body get more nutrients and antioxidants, which protects your immune system from both short-term and long-term illnesses. Raw juices are full of live enzymes, which support the metabolic enzymes and help keep all the body’s systems running smoothly (immunity, digestive, excretory, nervous, circulatory, etc).
Live enzymes also help the good bacteria in your gut and stop you from losing important intestinal flora, which keeps your immune system at its best. You can always trust your instincts and know that juicing and cleansing is good for your health.
Juice fasting and weight training can go hand in hand. Though it is important to listen to your body and take breaks when needed, both of these activities can help you reach your fitness goals. Have you tried combining juice fasting with weight training? What were your results?