Drinking the juice from vegetables and fruits is not the same nutritionally as eating them. First, juicing gives you all of the calories from the food without any of the satiety or fullness. Controlling hunger plays a major part in sticking with any diet plan. Any food or beverages that adds additional calories without promoting fullness should be avoided. Secondly, during the process of juicing, fiber is removed and discarded. This is one of the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables. Fiber can aid in digestion and better bowel function.
Juicing after a bariatric surgery may also lead to unwanted habits. We recommend that our patients do not drink with their meals or for one hour after eating any meal. This means that the juice would have to be consumed between meals, instead of within their regular meal pattern. This process can lead to snacking or grazing, which is shown to lead to unwanted weight gain.
Recommendations for Juicing The team here at WeightWise wants you to be healthy and successful long term. We recommend that juicing should be avoided. Rather, consume your fruits and vegetables whole as part of your regular meals.