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5 Reasons to Start Juicing

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Juicing is one of the most talked about healthy lifestyle regimens that is used for adequate nutrition in a tasty and enjoyable way. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2009 only 32.5% of adults in the U.S. met or exceeded the daily recommended amount of fruits and vegetables. To sum it up, adults and children are eating fewer servings of fruits and vegetables year after year. Are we too busy? Maybe – but stress and everyday hustle and bustle does not have to create a barrier between you and your health.

If life, taste, or time is keeping you from getting the recommended 2 cups of fruits and 2 1/2 cups of vegetables…try juicing!

Here are 5 reasons why you should give juicing a try:

1) Nutrient Density

Fruits and vegetables are rich in fiber, vitamins A, C and K, and minerals potassium and magnesium, which are generally under-consumed in the U.S.

2) Fights Sickness and Disease

According to Cancer.org, phytochemicals such as beta carotene, folic acid and vitamins A and E found in fruits and vegetables are associated with reduced risk of many chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure.

3) Low in Calories

Fruits and vegetables are relatively low in calories and can used as an effective and safe way to control weight gain.

4) Taste/Variety

Maintaining a healthy diet can become monotonous if you do not allow room for moderation. Juicing is a great way to switch things up, and ad flavor to boring and bland tasting vegetables without expanding your waistline.

5) Convenience

There is a reason why children and adults are eating fewer servings of fruit and vegetable per day and it’s not only taste. Convenience! Let’s face it – preparing fruits and vegetables can be time consuming and boring. Juicing will save time, add taste and bring excitement back to your nutrition!

 

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Ilen & Lauren Bell are the husband and wife team behind Black Fitness Today, born, in 2011, out of their motivation to change culture, build a platform and lead the charge. Their purpose is to help change the culture towards health and fitness in the African-American community, showcase those who are making an impact, and promote healthier living. They also aim to serve as a platform for African-American fitness and health professionals and enthusiasts who are otherwise overlooked in traditional fitness media.

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How Many Calories Should I Be Eating? (Formula)

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Here’s the formula ⬇️ EXAMPLE

Your WEIGHT ( 300 pounds ) multiply by 14. = ( 4,200 calories ) That will get you your TOTAL MAINTENANCE CALORIES.
Then.

Your MAINTENANCE CALORIE multiply by .25
4,200 calories x .25 = 1,050

Then.

Your MAINTENANCE CALORIE 4,200 subtract 1,050 = 3,150 calories.

3,150 would be your calorie goal

Depending on your workout intensity and job you can lower the deficit % the harder you work the more your body needs!
Now just plug in your weight and try it yourself !

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IS MEAL PREPPING RIGHT FOR YOU ? I’m a firm believer in always staying prepared…

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IS MEAL PREPPING RIGHT FOR YOU ? 🍱
I’m a firm believer in always staying prepared ! Why ? Because if I’m hungry I won’t end up eating fast food or something I know I shouldn’t be having. My suggestion is prepare your food for 2 Days that way it stays fresh 👍🏻 consistency is key and if you want to reach your goals, it’s going to take disciple.

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