Reaching your ideal weight it’s something that besides determination requires a plan that helps you get quicker results. Juicing, a detox and fat burning method, is more popular than ever because besides being effective is very delicious. It’s recommended to drink the juices while fasting, although a diet based on only juices is not recommendable for a long lasting weight loss. But, what really happens to our body when we ingest these fruit and vegetables cocktails? Why arethey such good allies to help us get rid of those extra pounds? Keep Reading to find out!

 Helping your digestion

Digesting, burning fat, talking, walking, chewing, sleeping, standing… uf! Everything requires an investment of energy from our bodies! Our liver and kidneys are on a daily marathon to clean our system of toxins, fats, chemicals additives and preservatives. This results in the liver and the rest of the organs not working in the optimal manner for fat burning, causing an accumulation of fat in the abdomen, legs, back arms, etc.

By juicing we use less energy in digesting so what we are really doing is giving a break to our digestive system and nourishing it with an infusion of enzymes that normally don’t get in regular cooked foods.

Start your plan and help your organism reduce sizes, besides it’s fair to give your body a rest and lose weight…don’t you think? In case this wasn’t enough. You will look better in selfies!! All these fresh juices will nourish your skin, making you look younger and more radiant. It will even show in your nails and hair!

And as a plus, your body will have more energy to fight sickness; this is because the digestive system doesn’t do a big effort to absorb all the vitamins and minerals of fruits and vegetables taken in a juice form which allows them to go faster into the blood stream.

You may ask yourself for how long should I do juicing? This depends of your goals. There are programs of 3 to 5 days, but you should check your daily activities and overall health condition. We suggest that you consult your plans with your physician and your head nutritionist but for the time being we will present some delicious and healthy recipes that you can include in your diet and start burning fat.



Fruits and vegetables to help burn fat and awaken your metabolic system!

  • 1 peeled grapefruit
  • 2 peeled oranges
  • 1 handful of mint
  • 1 Roman lettuce

Put everything in your blender, juicer or your favorite machine and enjoy it while fasting.



Taking this parsley delight helps you with digestion and weight loss; it also helps to get tide of excess water in the body that makes us look heavier. Green apples are recommended, but you can use your favorites


  • 2 Apple’s
  • 4 celery sticks
  • 1 cucumber
  • 24 grs of ginger
  • 6 kale leaves
  • ½ lemon
  • Parsley





  • 2 medium size apples in cubes
  • 2 cups of sliced spinachs
  • Lemon juice
  • ½ cup of red lettuce or carrot leaves
  • ¼ cup pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of kosher salt (pure salt)



  • 1 cup of pineapple
  • 5 leaves of kale
  • 1 cucumber
  • ½ jalapeno

Pineapple will refresh and inject vitamins and minerals such as thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin N-6, panthenoic acid, magnesium, manganese, potassium and more. In addition, abundant bromelain in pineapple will help reduce inflammation and convert food into energy.



½ pineapple

2 apples

½ box of alfalfa

½ handful of watercress

½ handful of kale

½ handful of broccoli

1 ounce of wheat grass (or a tablespoon powdered)

2 ice cubes


Mix all the ingredients in your juice machine and serve the ice in a glass.



Ingredients easy to get in your nearest store, delicious for bedtime

1 lemon

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 teaspoon of crushed ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of aloe vera juice
  • 1 handfull of cilantro or parsley
  • ½ glass of water


Mix the ingredients and enjoy the juice before going to bed.




Excellent for burning fat. Enjoy it before eating for a greater sense of satiety.

  • 1 pink grapefruit
  • 1 lime
  • 1 cup of cranberries
  • 2 chunks of ginger
  • 1 half cucumber (optional for diluting and add texture)


This drink has a delicious flavor with a sour taste; ginger is optional to counteract the acid of grapefruit.


Recommendations of our nutritionist:

– As much as possible, choose fresh and organic fruits and vegetables.

– Avoid adding sugar, artificial juices and concentrates.

– Consult your nutritionist or doctor in case that you take any medication to prevent interactions (for example don’t have grapefruit if you take antibiotics).

– Space your coffee intake with the juices. Coffee, green tea and black tea inhibit the absorption of many nutrients and enzymes.

– Take the juices fresh, preferably in the first 10 minutes after being prepared.


We hope these recipes will be useful and you begin to enjoy them today. If you want additional information on procedures for weight loss visit us www.vidawellnessandbeauty.com where you can find information on nutrition services, bariatric surgery, and so on.

Dr. Alejandro Quiroz

Dr. Quiroz is our board-certified Chief Plastic Surgeon at VIDA Clinic in Tijuana. He specializes in Facial Rejuvenation, Neck lift, Buttock Augmentation, Breast Augmentation, Body Contouring and more. He is member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, San Diego Plastic Surgery Society, the Mexican Society of Aesthetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and the Mexican Council of Aesthetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, to mention a few.