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Going Extreme

Friday, July 12, 2013

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So last night, after watching several you-tube videos of people on a juice fast for 30 days, and being successful from 22 lbs-30 lbs loss in 1 month, I've decided to give it a try.

I've always been an advocate for losing weight slowly, but now I'm just at that point of "I just want it done & over with". So I'm going to do this, and if it goes well, I'll do it for a 90 day fast

I don't just "juice", I actually use the Nutri-Bullet, which uses the whole fruit/veggie, and not just the juice. They call it a 'blast'. So you'll see me refer to 'blast', that's what I mean. The Nutri-Bullet keeps in all the fiber and the "meat" of the fruits & veggies, so there is no waste, and it's better for you. I don't know if I'll lose weight as fast as the people "just juicing" on u-tube, but I'm going to give it a shot. With just "juicing", they have to use soooo many fruits & veggies, just to get a glass of juice. But with the nutri-bullet, I just need a normal amount, and I get a full thick glass of yumminess. It's a lot easier on the pocket book, and trips to the grocery store.!!

But because I'm not a wasteful person, I don't just want to toss healthy stuff out of my fridge just because I want to start a 'blast' diet. I have some great fish, cottage cheese, etc., in my fridge, so for the next 3 weeks, until August 1st, I'm going to mostly juice, but have raw solids for snacks, and a small portion of meat/fish for dinner. *Raw is a big key there... no cooking the wholesomeness out of the fruits & veggies. I've been doing tons of research, and our 'insides' really need the raw stuff.. If we eat raw, we don't need to take probiotics. And 'natural' is what I am shooting for.

By August 1st, everything should be out of my fridge but fruits & veggies, so I will turn to the full juicing nutri-blast fast for 30 days from that point. So these next 3 weeks, will kind of prepare me, with "mostly juicing". That way I'm not shocking the crap out of my system, when I actually do start to only live on the nutri-blasts'. Once I only do the juicing, I will start taking a B12 supplement. The only place B12 is found is in meats. B12 has a lot to do with energy levels. So if you find yourself sluggish, you may want to talk to your Dr. about your B12 levels, and start on a supplement. I don't like the idea of taking a supplement, but in this case it will be needed.

emoticon This mornings Blast: handful of spinach & kale, 3 cherries, 1 plum, 1 peach, pumpkin seeds & pecans. Sounds gross, but it's really good. So far I haven't had a bad blend, except when I made one with kiwi.... not so great. So kiwi is a fruit that I will eat, instead of juice.

I've already given up coffee/caffeine. I've been weaning myself off of that for a few weeks. I no longer miss it, and when I do have a cup of it, I feel really gross afterwards. I got the idea off of an article about people living the healthiest & longest, and the 7th Day Adventist were #1. So I began looking at their diet, and they have no caffeine, eat no or very little meat, and mostly eat whole foods.

My Grandmother developed very bad Alzheimer's before she died, and the only thing I can think of that she did in excess is possibly drink to much coffee & eat to many processed foods. My Mom drinks a ton of coffee, and I've noticed her memory sleeping as well. So I'm trying to do the best I can to keep myself from getting this horrible disease. I've read an article about how coffee is good for Alzheimer's, but I don't see how that can possibly be true. I've always had a good sense about these things, and have learned to trust my own feelings.

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    I'm going to follow your progress with great interest. I saw the film "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" and have been really thinking a LOT about buying a juicer and trying this. I don't think I'd have a problem not eating, especially once I started seeing results but I'm not working right now and am not sure I could afford all the fruits and veggies needed for to make juice. It seemed like a whole bunch! So the nutri blast thing really caught my attention. Good luck!
    1108 days ago
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    Good luck. I'm a huge fan of the nutri-bullet and it is way better than a juicer which gets rid of all the fiber. My husband usually does a blast for lunch at work with veggies. I don't know that I could stick with it for that long, I like to chew my food, LOL. I do try and avoid process foods and I really stay away from artificial sweeteners, though I do like my earl grey tea and green tea (the Tazo Zen tea over ice) and water - I have never been a coffee drinker. Good luck!
    1108 days ago
    Well, good luck.. I think your approach for juicing and eating raw foods and simple proteins for the next few weeks sounds like a solid plan.. I hope that works well and you don't have to go to 'only juicing'.. Everyone's bodies are different.. and hopefully you will find something that works well for you..
    I had a stomach bug and that forced me to fast for a couple of days (liquids or apple sauce only) and then slowly go back to eating mild foods.. and I think that one week helped 'jump start' my weight loss again and also retrained me in thinking of how much I need to eat to be full. So be open.. to the fact that even just a small change and juicing for 90% of your day might be enough to get the wagon started down the hill! ;)
    good luck and stay healthy!
    1108 days ago
    I will be 60 this year, and I have tried almost every diet and diet craze out there. I also have a lapband (which I hate) and have had to be on liquid diets with that, plus chose to be on liquid diets several times. I sure hope a liquid works for you, because it did not for me. I, in no way, could stay on a liquid diet for more than 4 days, and I crashed and burned and gorged and ate. I hope this doesn't happen for you. I really, REALLY hope it works for you. I know you have done lots of reading and research on this, but don't believe everything you read. It doesn't work for everyone. Will keep you in my prayers for success.
    1108 days ago
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