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Hi Shannon, used to be sold via Amazon. Ok I must agree the shake really taste great and it does keep me full for several hours. I have been using this product twice a day for 4 weeks. I have included rigorous exercise 5 days a week whereas before I was doing none. I cut out bread, and drink water in ouncse for half my weight. And I have not seen any difference in my weight. Its still exactly the same. Am I the only one? Should I give it more time?
I just borrowed some from my friend before I went out and bought some of my own and I love it! So far it has curbed my appetite but its only first day! I am very picky about taste. I am in love with ! A little ice, a tablespoon of cocoa powder, a little almond flavoring, a little peanut butter and almond milk. Thank you for making such a great product for someone as picky as me.
Day 3 As adverstised. I will keep you posted as to how affective it is to my weight loss as the weeks progress. However if you have serious issues with lactose you may want to consider a plant based shake pea, rice, hemp, etc …. Hi Carol, Although results vary from most of these shakes real all natural ingredients make a huge difference in your weight loss efforts. Hi Josh, Diet and exercise are always the cornerstone to healthy long term weight loss. Meal replacement shakes can make the task much easier.
Thats a big deal. With proper diet and exercise this is very realistic. The proper meal replacement shake twice a day can make your efforts much easier as they reduce your caloric intake and many can suppress your hunger at the same time.
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Your email address will not be published. Sponsored by Nutrition. Visit Website Be kind and share. The Facts Shake is an advanced diet shake powder that uses top quality, healthy, natural ingredients. But we think they do it far better than the competition… Why? Anyway, Here are the stats for my first 2 weeks. For the first 14 days I went from Here are 2 graphs: This one shows the Weight Loss per day. It fluctuates a LOT.
This one shows the total Weight Loss overall http: So after some hard core thinking …. Went up to, had gastric bypass and went to , then shot back up from where I weighed in at I was in grad school in London from and was able to lose Getting myself down to around But here I am …back in the states, having gotten married in oct, and I find myself at I know I concentrate mostly in protein and dairy…with not enough fruits and veggies.
My husband and I recently went vegetarian…but I still find we eat way to much processed stuff. Welllll, he is gone for a week andive decided this is the perfect time to start this program! Good luck Denise, trust me when I say that it really is worthwhile. You will feel SO great by about day 5, keep us updated on your progress! Please reply back, thank you. Sarah, welcome to JOJ and congrats on starting your juice fast! You can lose anywhere from pounds or more, it really depends on how well you juice, how you take to it, and how much you juice.
Thanks for all your tips and great website. Laura, congrats on 9 days of juicing! Keep me posted on your progress after your two weeks is up. I have a couple of questions. How much spinach do you use in place of kale? Can you use thawed frozen blueberries? Tammy, I usually just grab one or two big handfuls of spinach to use in a juice.
You most certainly can use thawed frozen blueberries. You may lose a little juice in the thawing process though. Hi there, Thanks for the great helpful site. I am starting tomorrow and am apprehensive that I will be hungry! Can I have ca 6 juices all the ones mentioned on the 14 day plan in one day? Eoin, you can have juices per day. Just have a juice when you feel hungry. Am I still able to hope for best results or does my juice have to be completely watery for the fast to be fully effective?
I would really love to know. That would help clear out the bits and pieces that get in there. Jasmin, I think you are well within your means to hit your goal by valentines day.
So today is my 7th day and I must say I am so proud of myself. Having a family to cook for was biggest challenge while not being able to taste the food as I prepared it.
I have to say that the 2nd and 6th day were the toughest for me. The 2nd day was just getting us to not chewing anything and the the 6th day because I only juiced 3 juices nowing I was supposed to have between 4 and 6 but over all I feel great. I have seen some weight loss but I started my cycle today and I seem to gain water weight during this time so I will have to wait 5 more days to actually see how much weight I have lost.
So with that being said I think I am going to continue on with another 7 days. I am so excited. I did not experience any headaches…thank goodness but I must admit my mind is clearer, my energy levels are through the roof and my skin has a glow to it. Stacie, congrats on day 7! Keep me posted throughout the rest of your fast Stacie. Cass, welcome to JOJ and congrats on planning out your juice fast. Weight loss differs based on how much weight you start with and how well you follow the plan.
What you juice can also play a big part in it. I have had headaches and trips to the toilet more often than I would like. I have been drinking between 5 to 6 16 oz. I have taken a mega red krill oil pill for about 6 months now, should I continue this while juicing or should I stop it? Rob, it sounds like you are on the right track with your juice fast. Just hang in there a bit longer. It sounds like you are going through detox and that will soon pass.
Keep me posted Rob. End of Day 7 Update. I feel good currently. But I have had good days and bad days up to this point. The toilet trips are slowing down each day. Some days I had good energy and then it seemed to go away and I would feel dragged out again.
Maybe I am still detoxing even at day 7? I do think I feel good enough to continue on another week so I am going to go for it! Do you think that would be ok? Rob, congrats on 7 days and nearly 11 pounds lost! I think you will do fine with another week.
Keep me updated Rob! I have now finished the 14 days of Juicing. I lost a total of 15 lbs. Even some of my minor health issues have seemed to fix themselves, like my blood pressure levels have come down a bit and some issues I was having with my eye sight have gotten much better. I wanted to go longer but my body seemed ready to eat. I think I will eat healthy for awhile and attempt another fast in the near future. I am now a believer in juicing! Thanks for all the help Donnie!
Sorry Sarah, the only type of coffee you can drink on a juice fast is decaf with nothing added. That means no sugars, creamers, honey, milk, or anything. That kind of defeats the purpose of coffee though.
Okay, on day 2 of Juicing. Tired but no headache yet ; I am incorporating a lot of leaf teas to help with. Would like to do the two week version as have about 60 lbs to loose and it is very difficult for me to lose weight, so hoping this helps jump start the loose. Am worried the weight that loose is type of weight that comes back once chewable food is reintroduced into the diet. Jessica, welcome to JOJ and congrats on day 2 of juicing.
The weight will only come back if you revert to your previous eating habits. As long as you stick to making healthy eating choices it will stay off after the fast. Read this article for how to eat after the fast as it will help you with this. I am starting a fast today and waiting for my juicer, I ordered a green star elite juicer, so until I get it which could be days, I decided to do a smoothie fast, my question is this I cant seem to find any resources that are interesting on smoothie fasting.
Usually for a smoothie I start out with some ice, greek yogurt, a cup of apple juice, and then add in a combination of banana, strawberry, peach, or blueberry. I also add in either protein powder or fresh spinach for the protein. Also I did the 7 day juice fast and want to continue on.
Can I do smoothies for the next 7 days, can you combine smoothies and juicing or should I just continue for the next 7 days juicing? Stacie you may feel nauseated due to an overload of vitamis. You get plenty from the juice and adding vitamins on top of that is overkill a bit.
You may want to ask your local nutritionist or get with your doctor on that just to be sure. Stick to juicing until you reach your goal Stacie. Also would you recommend extending the two weeks to 3 weeks? My system could really do with it Thanks in Advance, Jay.
Jay, I always use the whole beet. Of course I clean and scrub it first and you can also peel it if you want to. As far as an alternative take a look at the substitution list found here: If you feel confident after two weeks then by all means, extend it another week Jay.
Thanks so much Donnie, first day almost down and feeling more optimistic than I had originally thought will keep all posted!!! It sounds like you are on the right track! A question I have is: The foam with the juice if I put it through a sieve strainer so that most of the foam is gone.
Would that be a bad thing? Makes it seem like there is random bits and pieces in my drink. Justin, welcome to JOJ and congrats on starting your juice fast! I collect my juice into a anti foam cup. It allows me to pour it out into my drinking glass while keeping the foam out of my juice. My wife and I are on day four and so far so good. The cravings for food have finally gone away.
Eric, congrats to you and your wife on four days of juicing! I may even add a few drops of hot sauce. For any one starting you will be amazed how you will feel and should you decide to go longer how you will look as well. Keep me posted and let me know how things go for you this time around.
I wish you all the best this year! And if not, should I continue my probiotic and vitamins. You definitely should not be doing a juice fast while nursing.
Toxins will be flushed out and into the breastmilk. I agree Josh but there are things you can do to get the same affects of juicing just over a longer period of time. You can however juice a few times during the day and keep your meals strictly fresh fruits and veggies. This will slow down the detox process and still give you results, just over a longer period of time.
This is a safer way to go since you are breast feeding. You should still continue to take your probiotics and vitamins. I was wondering if you can add protein powder to the drinks to feel fuller? I made the Jolt juice this morning and it was very good, but I was hungry a couple hrs later. Thank you for the info and recipes. Juices contain protein to begin with. Thank you for sharing your story, experience and recipes.
Cheers to health in the new year!! Happy New Year JaymeB! I wish you all the best Jayme! Keep me posted on how things go. Liza, it really depends on how much you start with, how well you stick to the juices, and what you juice. Typically people see anywhere from pounds or more. I have really wanted to go on a juice cleanse for a while, because I just really want to cleanse out my body and clear my skin and push out anything bad.
Is it healthy for me to do this? This will still give you the cleanse just over a little longer period of time as opposed to a juice fast. Both are healthy options for you. Keep me posted and let me know if you have any questions Grace. I eat organic, but I did slack off on my nutrition on the last two weeks due to finals week and my 3 jobs on the side.
I guess my body is feeling the difference of eating unhealthy. I get really hungry after those intense workouts. Intense workouts are the best thing while on a juice fast but you can make it work as long as you are including enough proteins into your juices. You may consider adding in an unflavored protein isolate to your pre and post workout juices. San, you must use a juicer as a blender will not work for juicing.
I always use an actual juicer with all my juices. This morning I try. I do this as soon as I wake up each morning like u suggest.
Milan, go to the bathroom whenever you have to. Hi Donnie, Do all the juices have to be consumed cold? For instance the Bruschetta Tang, it sounds pretty much like a tomato soup.
Thank you in advance. Danielle, you can consume the cold, warmed up, or even frozen if you like. Some of them are great if you heat them up a little and enjoy them like a soup.
Take a look at the recipes section in the forum. There are a few good soup juice recipes there for you to enjoy. I have a question I have been juicing for 4 days now. I weight on nov A totally of 17 pound: I am trying to get down to My current weight I am a believed now I love it so much now. So much better than the lemon master cleanser. Will that be okay? Just by doing that? Is there such thing as drinking to much juice?
Milan, congrats on 4 days of juicing! You lost more weight in a shorter time with the juice fast because you are giving your body all the nutrients it needs. Just keep having juices when you are hungry and feel the need to. Keep me posted on your status. I have a horrible caffeine addiction and I saw that you said headaches are a normal part of the juicing process.
The thought of a cleansing headache coupled with a caffeine withdrawal headache is terrifying! Emilie, the best thing you can do is to ween yourself off that caffeine. You can have some green tea, but no milk or sugar. Even with the tea, limit yourself to 2 or 3 cups per day for the first 3 days and then limit it to cups from days You may also take ibuprofen or tylenol for the headaches. I had a horrible caffeine addiction but only had a slight headache on day 4.
The juice made up for it by loading me up with nutrients. I wish you all the best Emilie! I started my juice fast on Monday ,Dec. Please advise,truly concerned -Audrey.
See, juice is absorbed and not digested. The first few BMs that you have will be the solid food that you ate before you started your juice fast. Keep me posted Audry. Thank you so much for this! I hope this will work for me. Thank you so much! Jhabby, the 7 day plan is a good one to start out with. Many people extend it well beyond 7 days once they start seeing the success and feeling the difference fruits and veggies have on them. Hi Donnie, I have a question, I want to know if I could juice for days and could I still be in the gym very active since I am not eating any solid foods?
I get married in two months and I wanted to lose some weight for my dress. I wll be purchasing the nutri-bullet, is that a reccommended machine to juice so that i will get all my nurients, I know a blender is not? You need a juicer to do a juice fast, not a blender. Good luck with yours. Jillian, you said exactly what I was going to say. Keep me posted on your juice fast when you start. Good luck and I wish you all the best! I look forward to communicating with all of you who have begun juicing already.
Keep me posted and let me know how things work out for you two. Im 18yrs old and my graduation day from high school is in 7days. I hope your graduation was a fantastic one! Weight loss will vary but most people lose between between kg during the first week. Hi Donnie, when using beets, do you suggest boiling them first or are they used fresh, whole, unpeeled and uncooked? My first question at this time is you mention a cup of things in your juices, how much is a cup?
Starting Monday Nov Husband having kidney transplant Nov 21 so I will be staying home to take care of him for a month or two. This seems to be the ideal time to try a juicer fast.
Thanks for the great tips! Hello, thank you for this informative blog! Im going to start tomorrow and wondering if there is a certain day to day juice recipe i have to follow? Is it okay to include fruits in the 5 juices that i will consume per day?
Sorry for my late response Daniela. No solids includes greek yogurt. Just stick to your juices and let them work their magic. How much weight can I lose in 11 days? I really want to jump start my weight loss, cleanse my body and start on the path of healthier living all around. Also seriously how do you stay strong when there is food always around you?
I have tried juice fasts in the past and I have always failed after the 2nd day. I just felt so weak and tired. Is there anything that you can tell me that will help with the mental portion of going through a juice fast? I also have a very busy life. Being a mom with my husband out of town I am always on the go. Katherine, the weight loss varies from person to person. Food and what you eat is easy to control once you realize a lot of what we eat is out of addiction and habit. You can do anything for a week Kathrine.
Just set your mind to it and do it. Keep me posted and let me know if you have any questions. Samantha, read this article on how to eat after a juice fast: Starting a 2 week juice cleanse tomorrow and would love some support. I would love to have others join in, so we can support each other along the way. Welcome to JOJ and congrats on starting your juice fast. Let me know if you have any questions. Hi, I am on my 3rd day, so I am you quite a bit. I hope you have had success, it is surprising to me that I am not hungry at all and love the taste of these juices.
I think it is because I am doing this to help get out of pain from arthritis and I hope to get real relief from the nutrition. Take care and good luck!
You may want to include one meal of fresh fruits and veggies in your diet until you are finished with your exams. This will lessen the effects of the detox and still give you the benefits. Do good on your exams and keep me posted! Let me know if you have any questions Lesego. Hello Donnie, Im very excited to start juicing this weekend. I have a few questions before i start because i want to make sure i do this right. Thank you so much for your time, i will be doing the juicing for 7 days and i will keep you updated.
If you drink a lot of caffeine sodas, coffee, tea, etc. If you do consume caffeine then I would suggest you carry some green tea and either ibuprofen or tylenol to curb those headaches.
The problem with making them the night before is that they will lose nutritional value the longer they sit. You can pre-prepare your juices the night before by chopping and preparing each juice the night before and placing it in a gallon size freezer bag. That way you only have to run stuff through the juicer in the morning. It used to take me only an extra 10 minutes in the morning when I did this. You can drink as many juices as you feel the need to. Only have a juice when you are hungry and not at every craving.
Hunger is how your body tells you it needs nutrients and cravings are when your mind tells you to eat out of habit, boredom, or for the pleasure and taste of it. So only have a juice when you are hungry. Make sure you drink plenty of water throughout the day also. Thank you for the advice about caffeine! That helps quell my biggest concern. Ready to start the 7 day juice fast. Hi , i am new to this website. I have actually started 3 days ago.. Lorena, how is your juice fast going? Just bought Hamilton Beach Pro and full week of fruits and veggies based on the 2 week list of foods to buy….
Appreciate ALL of the helpful questions and feedback! This whole Juicing thing can be a little overwhelming!! Niki, congrats on getting ready to start your juice fast! Thanks for your quick response! Getting ready for juice 1 this morning and wondering about mixing and matching for the rest of the day.
If not, how do I mix and match in order to keep on the weight loss path? Just remember, the less sugar the better when looking to lose weight while juice fasting. I tend to put a little more fruit in my morning juices and keep the rest of my juices more veggie intense.
Niki, the tomato is a fruit but only has about 3 grams of sugar per tomato. So keep that in mind when making your juices. Taking a walk would be a good either way but the important part is to let your body rest and recover during the detox phase. Starting my 2 week juice plan on Friday! I will keep you updated, and thanks for the help. I was wondering if you can do any juices throughout the day or are there certain ones to stick to?
I dance about 6hours a day. Adelle, you can choose any juices you want to. Have fun dancing Adelle! On sunday it will be my 3rd week doing this and im am down to since when i started which i was but the thing is that i have a lot of belly fat any help on that? Jose, congrats on your 3rd week of juicing and 33 pounds lost! Listen to your body and know when enough is enough Jose. Keep me posted on your success! Is it bad to do this 7 day juice fast by only drinking about 48oz of juice total a day?
I drink 2 liters of water every day also, if that makes a difference. Do I have to be drinking so much juice or can I just drink as much as I feel satisfied with? Have a juice only when you are hungry. You should ask your doctor about taking this along with juicing. Can I make up juice in the morning and it do me all day?
If you have to, make a few in the morning to take with you throughout the day. Just make sure you store them in airtight containers and keep them in the refrigerator. I will be starting the 14 day juice plan tomorrow. I did try the juice diet for one day and it went well. I have a juicer and tomorrow I am heading to get my veggies and fruit.
With certain vegetable or fruits my juicer produces froth. Am I suppose to be drinking the froth as well? Karen, I wish you all the best on your 14 day juice fast plan. Hi, I started my juice diet on 28th Sept.
When I started I had high BPressure and medication. Now I take none. My readings are getting lower with an average 9, but it is coming down slowly. Have come down from 82kg to 77kg. Do also more walking about steps a day. Is 12oz green juice a day enough for me 5x a day? Jackie, congrats on day 25! Just have a juice when you feel hungry enough to do so. I work full time, can I make my lunch juice in the morning and drink it during lunch time to receive the same benefits?
This site is great! We lift pretty hard 4 days a week and cardio at least once a week mostly twice a week, is this ok while juicing, will the energy be there or will this be too much? Stephanie, most of your herbal teas will be fine. Just stick to your juices and they will do all of that on their own. Adam, welcome to JOJ and congrats on deciding to start your juice fast! You may consider adding an unflavored protein isolate to your drinks if you plan to continue lifting during your fast.
The first few days you should get as much rest as you can to help your body recover from the detox. Try not to overdo it on your workouts. Keep them lite and focus on maintaining instead of building mass right now. Thanks so much for all your help! You can also try adding spices such as fresh mint, basil, oregano, pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika, etc. Experiment with the substitution list: Sometimes it comes down to one ingredient that is giving you a harsh taste.
Find out what that ingredient is and replace it. Replace it with spinach or romaine lettuce and see how it tastes. This is a gross question, but this is my second day of the cleanse and I have been urinating constantly but I have yet to have a bowl movement.
I know juicing is supposed to clean you out. Nichole, the breakfast drinks are fruit heavy and should not be had all throughout the day. You need to maintain an I just did the: I find it better to have a majority of my fruits in the morning as opposed to spread throughout the day.
I had this one every morning on my juice fast. My other juices throughout the day were very low in fruits and high in green veggies. But feel free to experiment with any of the juice recipes and adjust the ingredients as you like. I just registered my name and e-mail for the forum and I supposed to get a password …. Can you help me out? Miriam, I went ahead and reset your password.
I sent you an email with your user name and new password. I am going to start a 2 week juice fast plan tomorrow and hopefully longer and I would like to know if you have heard from somebody with type 2 diabetes going on juicing? I was just diagnosed with Diabetes and fortunately my doctor gave me 3 months to reverse it by dieting…. Thank you so much for your time and dedication,we really appreciate it!! Miriam, congrats on deciding to start a juice fast and better your life! I would suggest you keep your juices to a maximum of fruits per juice.
You need to make sure you have a minimal amount of fruits and a good amount of protein greens such as spinach, kale, or romaine lettuce. In time you will most likely reverse your Diabetes. I would say you can do this well within 3 months, probably even sooner. Just stick with it Miriam and know that you are doing something that is truly great for you and your body! I started juicing today,I had a tornado juice for breakfast and it was good!
So,so far so good!! Miriam, congrats on starting your juice fast today! It just goes to show what we eat impacts us now! Keep at it Miriam and let me know if you have any questions. I am on my third day of juice fast and lost 5 lbs so far! I have tons of energy! Thanks for all the info,the time and your support. Miriam, congrats on the weight loss so far! Juicing does so much more for us besides weight loss.
Some people have actually gained weight by using a blender instead of a juicer do the amounts you consume while on a juice fast. When you use a juicer you are extracting only the juice. Read this article for more information on why you must use a juicer to juice: I am not entirely new to juice fasting, but I am going to be trying it for for real, really soon.
Since I have a few not too many health issues, my boyfriend has been pressing the issue that I need to juice fast. Despite that, reading about it more on your site has made me more determined than ever! I have the plan to start with the 2-week plan and if I make it that far, I want to make it to 30 days, and then 60!
Take a look at how much you spend on a day to feed yourself, include eating out, ordering out, snacks, drinks, coffee, etc. Juicing is actually very cheap even if you buy organic. Although organic is not necessary. The best thing you can do is to set yourself a weight goal instead of a time frame Christina.
When you set a time frame it almost feels like a prison sentence during the first week. Set yourself an easy pound goal and then set another goal once you reach it. I think you could easily lose 15 pounds in 2 weeks or less if you stick to it.
Sorry for all the questions could you drink lemon water and pure orange juice? If you feel bloated then cut down on the amount of juice you are consuming. Only have a juice when you feel hungry Patty. His oh so logival answer was to stop juicing, I was taking in too many fluids, and eat regular food, and stop the water pill. Donnie, I am so upset, I see no win here in his advice.
You should find a naturopathic doctor and get their advice so you have two professional medical opinions to base your decision on. Find another doctor and get another opinion. Hey Donnie, Question, I can follow any of the recipes you have on this site right, and not only the ones listed on this 2 week plan!? Will banana slow down my weightloss? Suzo, you can follow any recipes you like and you are also free to experiment with your juices by coming up with your own ideas and recipes.
It does keep juicing fun. If you use a masticating or slow juicer then you should avoid using bananas as they may not work. Just refer to your juicer manual to see if it states any particular ingredients you should not use. I often visit a few juice bars and places that make fresh juice.
I found a lot of the smoothie places are now offering fresh juice. I need to add water in order to turn it into juice. Would that be ok or should I get an actual juicer? Thanks for the motivation and inspiration. It simply blends things together. You need to use a juicer if you plan on doing a juice fast and this article will tell you why: I wish you the best Patricia!
Now on day nine, my sense of smell and taste are coming back really well, and the extreme numbness in my body has gone away a great deal…oh, and I did lose eight pounds. Just keep drinking your juices like normal.
Make sure you get a good variety of produce in them. Maybe even a hot tea with lemon might make you feel a little better. Do small amounts and feel free to add fruits or other veggies to help with the taste. Hope you two get better. Thanks, Donnie…I am feeling better. Wish I could get the hubby to juice. Is there a reason for that? When they got back to me, they said doctor said to limit my fluid intake!
When I patiently explained that it was going to be nearly impossible as I was juicing only, she consulted him again and they put me on a mild water pill. As far as the water retention are you making sure to drink enough water throughout the day? I know that sounds odd but dehydration will actually make your body hold on to water. Make sure you use plenty of spinach in your juices as well as a cucumber in every juice.
Those will greatly help with water retention. Just make sure you are still drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Yeah, I drink water with a squeeze of lemon all day long, along with z after every juice meal. When I called, for two days straight I had gained 5lbs between early morning and late afternoon, and I was drinking a lot. I have question as I am an insulin dependent diabetic.
I normally count carbs for this. Make sure you are using a very minimal amount of fruits in your juices and juice plenty of kale, spinach, romaine lettuce, and other produce with protein. What juice recipe did you use the most? I am on day one, I like the morning glory fine, but the mean green is disgusting, and I am pretty sure that is the one that is most popular.
Do you ever get use to the taste? Jordan, I used the mean green the most. You will eventually crave the juice if you stick with it. Your taste buds will adjust during the fast. Im starting tomorrow Thanks. Keep me posted and let me know how things go. Because of my job I am never at home for lunch, can I make the lunch one in the morning and just keep it in a cooled area? Will it still have the same nutrients if it sits in a container for 5 hours? Raymond, you can make your juices in the morning and bring them to work with you as long as you store them in an airtight container and keep them in the refrigerator.
Juices will lose nutritional value but this way will help keep them as fresh as possible. You sure can warm them up and enjoy them as a soup Joel. You may even consider adding a little onion or garlic to them. A few spices wont hurt either as long as you stay away from the salt. Sorry, one more question! Can I add spirulina on my juice once a day? Apparently it has great properties and it helps to burn fat….
Hi Donnie, Thanks for sharing your inspiring story! I will start on Monday and I have two silly question for you! I am always very concerned about my breath. How can I avoid bad breath when juicing? Second question is about social occasion. Is there any juice that I can order if out? Will it ruin the whole program if on a Saturday night out I get a cranberry juice in a bar? Thanks a lot, Claudia.
Claudia, you can chew sugar free gum if you like. You can also juice a mixture of parsley, mint, and apple as that will help with any bad breath that you are experiencing. As far as the social aspect just be honest and let people what you are doing and what that entails. Hit up some juice bars. A lot of the smoothie places also offer to make fresh juice. Put your health first and then your social outings will be even more rewarding.
You can do anything for 2 weeks if you put your mind to it! Hi I plan to start juicing this coming Monday and was wondering if I can add plant fusion protein powder to my juice? I drink this to help reduce my tummy. Thelma, congrats on being a new mommy! Of course you can continue to juice fast.
One question I do have is are you nursing? Keep me posted and let me know. Donnie, I have a few questions about the veggies and fruits not listed on the shopping list. Are sweet potatoes too sugary to use? Also, are these peeled? Regarding watermelon, how much to use? I am on day four,a little headachey, but down 4 pounds.
Chiwalker, you can use most any fruit or vegetable in your juice. Take a look at the substitution list as it has a good list of the most common things to use, plus it will give you ideas on making your own juices. This will help you achieve your weight loss goals. Too much fruit and the weight loss will slow down. Sweet potatoes are fine to use. Great idea on adding the water to your juice glass, I do the same thing! Donnie,what can I say…great minds think alike…LOL.
My sense of taste and smell are coming back after almost a year of not being able to taste anything but the strongest mint flavor…juicing is amazing. Chiwalker, enjoy the sweet potato recipes. Sweet potato can really flavor up a juice! Let me know how you like them.
Two more questions, though. I live in northestern Ohio, and soon the autumn bounty of fresh tomatoes and cukes will be gone. Most zucchini is pretty lame, and very expensive in the winter here I plan to extend my fast to 60 days, possibly more.
Second question…how the heck do you juice a banana? I have the same juicer you do, and I put it in, and it just disappeared. I scooped the pulp out and rejuiced, but still not much banana taste. And wait…one more question, sorry. In Juicing you mentioned that there were several good websites for recipes, so do you have any recommendations?
The ones I visited seem to focus on single juice recipes or non recommended stuff like Wheatgrass…sorry for all the questions, but I am very motivated to lose weight but more importantly, to regain my health. Lucky Frank, he lives where fruits and veggies are fresh and cheap year round,but no matter—my health has no price. Chiwalker, find local farmers markets or meet ups where farmers sell their produce direct to the public. When you juice a banana you should follow it up with something like a cucumber to push out any banana.
I was on blood pressure meds also and juicing allowed me to get off of them and get down to a normal blood pressure rate. Read through the forums and the comments to get a real accurate idea of what people are losing during two weeks of juicing. Day 18 as promised I said I would update you. Apparently per my husband I no longer snore, that foggy feeling is gone too.
I am hoping to last the whole 60 days I think I can even though I feel my weightloss should have been a tad bit more but I will take what I get lolo. Donnie thanks for all the info it has made the journey easier and will keep you updated.
Sandra, congrats on nearly 16 pounds lost on your juice fast so far! Thanks for keeping me posted Sandra! Me and my sister are doing the juice fast together and are trying to cut down on cost by getting the most from our juices. This morning our juicer made 24 oz with your Morning Glory recipe we added 1 more cucumber and a little extra spinach and were given 32 oz. The more greens the better. It helps to have support! Let me know if either you or your sister have any questions.
Anthony, the juice recipes here at JOJ usually make between 16 and 20 ounces. But that may vary based on the juicer you use. Kristin, you should peel fruits with rinds such as oranges, lemons, and limes.
Toni, I made my juices in the morning and took them to work with me. I would drink my first juice at home and bring two juices to work with me. As long as they are stored in air tight containers and kept in the refrigerator, they will hold throughout the day. Let me know if you have any questions Toni. I am looking at starting this juice fast plan.
I have a few questions before I start though.