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REDSHOES2011 SparkPoints: (35,936)
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5/10/13 4:23 P

Agree totally with Jen on this one.. Eating healthy for me is taking a traditional recipe and leaning it down with healthier ingredient choices..

REGINA_PHALANGE SparkPoints: (17,296)
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5/9/13 4:04 P

I juice, but to supplement what I eat. I usually do a juice with chia seeds for breakfast. I find that on mornings when I do 8-12 oz of juice, mix in 1 Tbsp of chia seeds, and eat a hard boiled egg along with it, I have a lot more energy and feel less sluggish throughout the day than if I just have a piece of toast and an egg.

I think juicing is great, but I wouldn't go crazy with it, especially considering that there are a lot of calories when you add fruit. As long are you are still keeping track of your total calories, I think it can be a great healthy addition to your diet, and you can definitely lose weight with it (as with any low cal diet) - an added perk is that I bloat less and my digestion feels healthier when I supplement with juice. But I wouldn't recommend drinking nothing but juice to lose weight, because the second you start to eat normal foods again your body will have to readjust.

Edited by: REGINA_PHALANGE at: 5/9/2013 (16:06)
SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 56,689
5/9/13 3:30 P

M,

In DIDS case, she's made this a permanent lifestyle change, not just a method for weight loss. If you're doing it for those reasons and can make sure you're getting all of the nutrients your body needs, then it might be okay. But if you're doing it just to lose weight, I wouldn't recommend it. The key to losing weight and keeping it off for good is to develop healthy habits that you can live with for the rest of your life. Just something to consider :)

Hope that helps,

Coach Jen

DIDS70 Posts: 5,088
5/9/13 1:24 P

I juice all the time. I may have two juices throughout my day. One is my wheatgrass and the other would be my mixture.
As to the PP, I DON'T through the pulp away. Being on a plant based diet, i add sesame seeds, hemp seeds, other veggies or fruit to it and spread it out on my dehydrator trays and make crackers. i can also make cookies and other things from it. The nice thing about my lifestyle is that there is virtually no waste. I use the entire veggie or fruit.

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5/9/13 1:21 P

Thank you.

ELENGIL SparkPoints: (21,512)
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5/9/13 10:54 A

I don't juice because I just can't bear to throw all that beautiful fiber-full pulp away. I smoothie instead, just throw the whole foods in the food processor with some milk (almond milk for me) and frozen fruit to make it nice and cold.

I do love smoothie-ing, it's very refreshing and gives me lots of energy.

MKAJKOWSKI SparkPoints: (4,114)
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5/9/13 10:49 A

Has anyone had experience with juicing to lose weight and becoming healthier? How have your incorporated it if you have? do you juice one meal, two or all day? thanks

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