Don’t Drink Your Calories
After eight weeks on the fruits and vegetables, the people in the lean group compensated for the extra food by cutting back on their usual diets. They gained no weight. However, they gained about 3 ½ pounds after eight weeks on juice. The overweight or obese participants gained four pounds after four weeks on the fruit and vegetables and five pounds after eight weeks on the juice.
It is key to eat fruits and vegetables instead of getting these servings via juice. Remember that dried fruits are calorie dense, so eat only the recommended portion.
Source: Nutrition Action Healthletter, September 2011