Are you Juicing the Right Way?
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I am a big fan of juicing, but there is a right and wrong way to juice. First things first! Go easy on fruit juicesespecially with tropical fruits like mango and pineapple both of which are very high in sugar. Fruits offer plenty of antioxidants and beneficial enzymes but I don’t recommend regular juicing with fruit, especially if you are on a weight loss plan. Pineapple mango juice contains almost 8 teaspoons of natural sugar that will send your blood sugar and insulin levels soaring, increasing fat storage. The exception is using the occasional green apple to sweeten some of the more bitter green drinks. Why? Green apples are relatively low in sugar and high in fiber.

Try to focus on organic, raw green veggies for maximum nutrition in freshly pressed juice. This is a great way to sneak more veggies in concentrated form into your diet. Juices should not be a substitution for eating your vegetables, however. Vegetable juice should be used as an accompaniment to a meal or in between meals for an afternoon energy boost. Juicing makes it easier to absorb all the nutrients from the vegetables you’re juicing and makes it easy to get a wider variety of veggies you may not otherwise eat.

The best veggies to utilize when juicing:

  • Cucumbers: cleansing and good for skin health.
  • Celery: anti-inflammatory and alkalizing.
  • Beets: liver cleanser and great a source of iron.
  • Carrots: rich in beta-carotene but use caution with carrot juice it’s also high in sugar.
  • Kale: alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid.
  • Wheat grass:  detoxifies and also alkalizing.
  • Fennel: excellent for digestion

I’ve included one of my favorite juice recipes, visit our Slim Measures Pinterest page to see more!

The Green Machine:

  • 2 Carrots
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1 Small Bunch of Parsley
  • 1/2 a Bunch of Chard
  • 1/2 a Bunch of Spinach
  • 1 Bunch of Kale
  • 3 Stocks of Celery
  • Juice of 1 Lime

ENJOY!!!


Are You Ready for All of the Holiday Temptations?
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The Holiday’s are right around the corner and though most of us are excited for the Holiday festivities, for those of us who are on a diet this can be a very stressful time of the year. It’s already hard enough to stick with a healthy diet on a day to day basis let alone through Holiday party after party filled with foods that are known to pack on the pounds. So how do you still enjoy yourself at the festivities and not go completely off of your diet? Don’t completely deny yourself of treats! A diet should not rule your life, you should still be able to enjoy parties and social functions and not always worrying about your diet. The trick to this is to understand that letting yourself have a small treat here and there should not turn into over indulgence. Set yourself up for success and have a game plan before the event. Decide before you go what you will indulge in and what you really need to stay away from and STICK WITH IT! Knowing what your trigger foods are and understanding what you have a difficult time stopping at “just one” should be a big factor when deciding your game plan. Remember the Holiday’s are meant to be enjoyed so ENJOY THEM!! Continue Reading


Welcome to the Slim Measures Blog!
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The Slim Measures blog will be all about informing our readers about living a healthy lifestyle, proper eating habits, what are team is up to and the latest news on health and weight loss. The Slim Measures team is dedicated to helping our patients not only achieve their goals but maintain them. Our Physician and Nutrition Consultants will be posting on our blog to keep readers up to date on the ever changing health and weight loss industry. Our blogs main purpose is to give information that our readers can actually utilize and understand. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is easy if you have the proper tools and knowledge! Continue Reading