I recently found a juice bar in my neighborhood that I've been visiting a few times weekly. I love the taste of their delicious fresh juices (fruit and vegetable) and I feel good drinking them, but I'm starting to worry about all of the calories. How do you fit juices into your regular eating habits - as a meal replacement or just in addition to your meals? I'm pretty athletic and more looking to maintain a healthy weight as opposed to losing weight. If anyone has personal experience with this, I would really appreciate it!
If you like them then stick with the vegetable juices or do fruit juices in moderation. The calories in fruit juice are pretty substantial.
I use juice as a between meal snack. I don't worry much about vegetable juices. Fruit juices I mix half and half with seltzer or soda water - sometimes even 1/3 juice, 2/3 seltzer/soda. I find them a lot more refreshing/less "gunky" that way.
Since juicing eliminates the fiber, juice isn't as satiating as whole produce. Better to drink a glass of water along with a piece of fruit or some crudite. At least go for a smaller juice and drink some water with it.
i don't do juice because it is just too easy for me to down 1000 calories without even feeling it.
1000 calories of whole oranges is a lot more filling than is 1000 calories of orange juice. . . .