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OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (61,851)
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7/11/13 10:15 A

I rarely drink any fruit juice any more. I stopped years ago when I realized how fast orange juice went through me.

I'd rather eat the fruit. It's more filling. And I like to CHEW my calories!

EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
7/11/13 10:15 A

I do whole fruit and/or vege smoothies and sometimes add protein to that, but I don't do it to lose weight. I just like it.

Juicing per se (where the fiber is removed) is high in calories for me and spikes my insulin and I miss out on much of the nutrition by doing that.

KKKAREN SparkPoints: (216,730)
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7/11/13 9:42 A

I do a liquid diet about once a week.

JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (76,917)
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7/11/13 7:11 A

No, I eat *whole* foods. I'd rather not strip the fiber from my foods and then injest an obscene amount of carbs and cause crazy insulin spikes. I prefer a balanced meal that includes carbs, healthy fat and protein.

I lost 58 lbs because I counted *calories*. That's why you lose weight. In order to prevent eating too many calories I chose foods that help with satiety; whole, clean foods and fiber, healthy fats and lean protein.

Juicing is just another fad diet...

Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 7/11/2013 (07:15)
MEBAZI SparkPoints: (16,874)
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7/10/13 8:56 P

I really want to try juicing, but every time I come close, I feel like eating is more satisfying than drinking.....maybe all in time the stars will line up....!

_STARLET SparkPoints: (159)
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7/10/13 6:04 P

I lost 15 lbs by mainly juicing and eating raw foods. It does get hard to keep up though. I used it mostly as a cleanse and since then I feel like the rest of the weight I have to lose is not being as stubborn. I feel like it helped my metabolism which was basically stuck at a certain point.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 13,734
7/10/13 4:22 P

No because I don't like juice that much

LEC358 SparkPoints: (9,728)
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7/10/13 12:01 P

Why on earth would you want the insulin spikes that come with drinking fruit juice that has no fiber? Whole fruits and veggies and/or smoothies are how I've dropped the weight.

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (101,558)
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7/10/13 9:11 A

Nope with my training I have to eat the proteins, carbs and fats in very certain percentages....couldn't just juice

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (238,908)
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7/9/13 12:19 A

Awesome, isn't it?

LIZDLEON1 Posts: 72
7/8/13 11:57 P

I lost 10lbs just juicing now im incorperating exercise.

DANLEY2 Posts: 10
7/8/13 7:21 P

Is anyone combining Juicing with their weight loss efforts? I have a good juicer, plenty of vegetables and wheat grass growing supplies. I just can't settle on a pattern, and would like to know what others are doing.

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