Post # 1
Does anyone juice? I really want to start like tomorrow. I would like to do it mainly to lose weight. Just a few lbs. I was thinking of 24/7 juicing. Is that how it is done or do you eat a solid meal every day too? What juicer do you recommend!? thanks!
Post # 4
24/7 juicing sounds like a digestive disaster to me.
But i know nothing. Sorry.
Post # 5
Have you watched Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead?
Post # 6
We do! I juice vegetables only and drink it with breakfast or sometimes have it alone for breakfast. Fruit has too much sugar. Then, normal meals throughout the day. I have lost 40 pounds since December, gained a lot of muscle, and I am now down to my goal weight. It was juicing plus a lot of time at the gym.
I once did a juice only fast for 5 days. It was hard, I was crabby. I lost 7 pounds and kept 4 pounds of that off.
Watch fat, sick and nearly dead – good documentary on Netflix.
Post # 7
So, juicing means no solid meals?!?! What about protein and fiber? Oy. I think I would literally DIE without protein!
Post # 8
@MellowPossum: I havent. Would I be completely grossed out?!
@asagirl: How does it taste with just veggies? What recipes do you use? What is a typical day like?
Post # 9
I used to, but never did JUST juicing. I agree with @asagirl that you shouldn’t juice fruit. It has too much sugar and your blood sugar will spike. If you do need to do it to help the juice taste better, then make sure you mix it with vegetables and greens.
Some of my favourites:
Romaine lettuce & carrots (if you concentrate hard, it kind of tastes like a really thin chocolate milk)
Cucumber, celery, spinach, sprouts (very refreshing)
Organic pineapple with the rind, mint, cucumber
If you need to sweeten, try not to use the whole fruit (i.e. just use enough apple to make it palatable).
Post # 10
We juice for brunch almost every Saturday and/or Sunday.
Husband’s favorite: carrots, celery, kale, spinach, cucumber, 1 pear, ginger
My favorite: carrots, celery, pineapple, cucumber, ginger, 1 orange
Daughters’ favorite: oranges, apples, pears, cucumbers, ginger, mango (seasonal)
I wouldn’t do a juice-only fast for more than 2-3 days. You need protein, fiber, and iron in order to function properly.
Post # 11
Commenting to follow! I don’t juice yet but plan to get a juicer in the very near future!
I won’t JUST juice.. there’s a 3 day cleanse where you only drink juice then you start to introduce solid, healthy foods back into your diet.
Post # 12
@jesssamesssa: No. It is on Netflix.. or atlest it use to be. It is about a guy that is fat, sick, and nearly dead. If I remember correctly he has skin rashes, gets weak or tired easily, eats loads of fast food and high card diet. He then does juicing, just juicing and it shows how he did it. This inspired my husband and I, as we are both overweight, to try it for oursevles. We lasted three days and don’t use our juicer often but that is just us. You may have more will power. I’m also not saying this is healthy choice… but it is a fascinating documentary.
Post # 13
I’ve done 2 5-day cleanses. My allergies cleared up and so did my skin. But I didn’t lose any weight, I was consuming way too much sugar since I had fruit juices.
Post # 14
@canuckandakiwi: So you only drank the juice for 5 days? No solid food? How much did you drink?
Post # 15
@jesssamesssa: The first time I did it, I was juicing all day and at the end of the day had a vegan/organic salad. The second time, 5 days of juicing no food and the closest I got to food was avocado soup.
I think people have to be really careful with juicing. For instance, Jamba juice is nothing but sugar. Even regular juicing can be ‘hazardous.’ There is a ton of sugar in fruit juices so I would minimize those and stick to veggie juices, especially if you’re eating a regular diet. I would only juice on a regular basis if you’re substituting for something else. For instance, having a juice for breakfast in place of cereal could be ok; but having it after lunch because you ate pasta is not a good idea – it’s extra calories and sugar your body doesn’t need.
Post # 16
Also, I’ve been doing this regimen since the beginning of August and have lost at least a dress size (which is awesome for my wedding dress!) That did not happen on juicing although my skin looked awesome.