(Closed) Thoughts on a Juice Fast/Cleanse?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 4
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I haven’t seen the documentary but I know a few people that have tried master cleanse (the starve yourself save for maple/ceyenne concotion) and they really didn’t make it past a few days.  I think it’s silly and kind of dangerous and I tried to talk those people out of doing it. 

Fiance ate just fresh fruits, veggies, nuts and shashimi for a couple weeks and he lost a ton of weight (w/o) working out.

Post # 5
532 posts
Busy bee

I know people who have tried Blue Print Cleanse and they liked it, but it is so expensive.

I think a cleanse drinking the green shakes is fine for a limited period of time, if you are drinking a lot of water to flush your system. You may want to do the green shakes and also whole fresh fruits and veg. I would include a wide variety of veggies/fruits (whole or in the shakes), so that you are getting different nutrients, and try to use organic veggies/fruits so that you are not getting pesticides when you are trying to cleanse.

What do you usually like to put in your shake? I usually make it with spinach, celery, apple, and banana. I have also made them with Kale, Pineapple, Raspberries, and Cucumber.

Good luck! 🙂



Post # 6
1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

i havent seen this yet either..but i know a friend of mine that Lives by jucie cleanses.. its a lil to much for me as i live with a chef an he wouldnt allow it!

Post # 8
540 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I saw the documentary and thought it was great.  It’s definitely educational for anyone looking to get back on the healthier track.  He emphasizes that healing the body and maintaining good health requires a lifestyle change, not quick fixes. 

I’m not a healthcare professional, so I’m not sure whether my opinion is valid, but I don’t see anything wrong with doing a short-term smoothie fast as long as you’re receiving all the nutrients you’d receive in a healthy diet.

I really hate how people try to put themselves on unrealistic diets.  It’s so much easier to exercise and stay on track during the week, and allow yourself a [moderate] cheat meal once or twice a week where you don’t beat yourself up over it.

For anyone interested in seeing the documentary, it’s free on Hulu – http://www.hulu.com/watch/289122/fat-sick-and-nearly-dead.

Post # 9
602 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

i would love to do a cleanse! i really want a juicer though, just to incorporate into my everyday routine

Post # 11
2401 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

They are dangerous and do not promote long term, healthy weight loss:



As for just eating veggies and fruits, it’s a bit healthier, but I would just go vegan for a month instead. That way, you can eat carbs (healthy ones only) and legume based proteins.

Post # 14
540 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@MM423:  I like the term “reset.”  Definitely doesn’t sound like you guys are about to jump into anything radical to me.  Good luck on your resetting:)

Post # 15
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have a friend who did the full 60 day juice cleanse, and experienced amazing results.  She was having digestive problems and was feeling tired and sluggish.  By the end, she was a new person. 

I would like to try it, but I’m not sure how I would be able to juice at lunch during work.  I think doing the whole fruits and vegetables would be a good way to clean out your system from toxins and reset.  Let us know how it goes!

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