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6/29/15 11:26 A

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I bought the Breville that Joe used in FSND and it has been a great juicer. Some people just start incorporating juice into their diet, others go on juice cleanses, either way you are getting benefits. I drink smoothies and have started juicing and I have considered going on a juice cleanse just to help flush out any toxins and put in nutrients. I love making a juice with: spinach, kale, celery, carrots, strawberries, and mango. At first when I started I mixed way too many things together, now I am working on sticking to less ingredients and just make a variety of juices. Happy juicing everyone!
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6/28/15 7:18 A

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I love juicing and started several years ago after watching Joe Cross' first movie. To me it made sense, dump the processed food and only eat what comes out of the ground for a few days or longer or just add a glass of fresh juice to your meal plan.

I believe it is a good way to incorporate vegetables/fruits into your daily life, you could never eat as much of vegetables/fruits as you can when they are in a juice. I'd never eat a plate full of kale or celery or a whole cucumber. It does have some getting used to, but in the long run I feel it is good for my body. It's a healthy way to go either for a kick start on a weight program or just because you want to add more vegetables into your food plan.

In the end, it is what works for the individual, what helps that person succeed, we are in this together and should support other members in whatever path they choose on this journey. Good luck.


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I didn't lose any weight either, but I felt so much better. I would put on meditation music and juice my heart out. I do this early in the morning outside on my back patio. Gotta do it super early because this southern Arizona weather will make soup out of a juice before you know it!!! Lol

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Do you guys know that in FMTV, Food Matters TV, there's a free documentary called Overfed and Undernourished. It is available until Sunday evening. I jusy watched it...awesome! !

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Watched FSND2 today. I plan on doing a juice fast starting july 6 and going for a couple weeks. Plugging in to spark to see if others are into this. Little bit discouraged that some say they did the reboot but didnt lose weight...hope i am able to kickstart some serious weight loss. Tired of feeling the extra pounds! I will post how it goes and any suggestions or words of encouragement are welcome.

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I loved this documentary as it started me on juicing which I loved. I can be very expensive but worth it. Although, I didn't lose any weight but felt better and had great skin.



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Joining you guys on a juicing journey starting tomorrow. I previously started juicing then a 3 day hopper for Disneyland came up.
I met Joe in Tucson May 31st. Was awesome! !!

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3/27/15 3:08 A

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I don't have a juicer but was thinking of buying one, just for the many benefits a good vegetable juice brings



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Just want to state that am unfamiliar with FSND but have had a Champion juice since the early 1980's and it still works great. A bit of a bother to clean but worth the effort. I'm sure there are other good ones out there.

I originally used it every other day, straining the juice to remove even more of the little pulp so that I could store some of the juice overnight. It turns really fast otherwise.

My doctor had given me this to balance my system - 2-3 carrots, 1 stalk celery (helps to cut the sweetness), 1 or 2 beets. Some parsley as desired or maybe I'd use up some cabbage. (That is one juice you want to drink up right away.) Absolutely helped me to get well but for weight loss? It can be very calories dense depending on what you put in it, especially fruits. Once in a while I'd also throw in an apple. Drank a large glass daily as a supplement to my regular diet. A great breakfast drink, or quick pick me up after work.

Now I put kale or spinach with pears, parsnips, and cucumbers together, and anything else that is available - bell peppers, radishes, zucchini, pineapple, you name it. I figure that variety is good for you and all the fresh produce is full of micronutrients. I don't worry too much about what items I blend together nor do I follow a special recipe. Whatever is in season, or that I can get at the local farmers stand, or on sale at the store. Tomatoes and tangerines are no problem here but I wouldn't want that much acid every day.

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3/25/15 10:44 P

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I loved the movie Fat Sick and Nearly Dead and have incorporated juicing in my life since I saw it 2 years ago

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"it is amazing the hundred and hundreds of stories on the facebook pages of people not just losing weight by reboot but reversing their conditions that have been exacerbated, in my humble opinion, by processed foods and factory farmed meats."

The plural of anecdote is not scientific fact, and I offer my own experiences up as a counter to all of those who make miracle claims about silly fads like fasts and detoxes. Now I am not saying that these things can't work, but I really don't believe that there is something magical that is better for health and weight loss than simply eating less overall, eating more fruits and vegetables and unprocessed foods and making regular exercise a habit. Once upon a time I was teetering on the brink of morbid obesity. I had sleep apnea, insomnia, cholesterol around 300, erectile dysfunction, pre-hypertension, pre-diabetes, I was highly stressed and had a bad temper and I suffered from back pain as well as other assorted aches and pains.

I started out simply cutting calories so that I had a calorie deficit. I was absolutely amazed that when I dropped about 10% of my body weight that a lot of the symptoms I had started to go away. After I was dieting for a while I added in regular exercise that included both cardio and strength training. Once I joined Spark People I really started to focus on what I ate and not just how much. This site has taught me how to eat a balanced and nutritous diet. Not only are all my health problems gone, but I feel like I am 25 years old again. BUT, the way I did it is not sexy, hip, or trendy, just old fashioned healthy eating and exercise.. It requires a lot of hard work and it takes a lot of time to see results.

Again, I am not saying that fad diets can't work, but what irks me are the disingeneous claims that these diets are somehow superior to the traditional approach of eating less and moving more.

With all that being said, I do own a Nutribullet. The only reason I own it is that my sister in law conned my wife into wasting over $100 on one. I do use it as a part of my healthy lifestyle, but it is just a part, and in no way do I believe the over inflated claims that consuming vegetables in this way is somehow healthier than simply eating them whole. At first I really did not like fruits and vegetables so I saw making smoothies as a way to get my five servings in without actually eating them. I also never used to eat breakfast, so I would make a smoothie and have that for breakfast every day, but still eat regular lunches and dinners. As time went on and my taste buds got off the grease and sugar I actually began to enjoy the taste of fruits and vegetables and now I prefer to actually eat them. I still make the smoothies from time to time, but I don't use them even as meal replacements. If I make a smoothie for breakfast I will usually also have some solid food with it. I also make all fruit smoothies ocassionally as a desert or a snack. They have much less calories than unhealthy sweet snacks and you get all the benefits of fresh fruit.



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3/23/15 9:16 P

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I've taken up juicing after watching FSND and thinking that maybe that's what I need to do considering my recent diagnosis of autoimmune disorders. I decided to juice over the Lenten season. Rather than go hardcore and do strictly juices, I went with juice for breakfast and dinner with a solid, clean meal for lunch. The beginning was rough and even today I have cravings, but I find I have more energy (no longer drinking energy drinks), drink way more water, no longer drink soda, and have lost weight. I've even been told my skin looks brighter. We still have our occasional cheat days (having beer or wine, red meats), but are still trying to limit what we consume.

Juicing can be expensive, but going to Farmers markets, and buying in bulk can help with the cost. I just tell myself, what I used to spend on eating out at fast food places, I've replaced with vegetables/fruits/ and mostly organic chicken/ wild fish. I bought the Omega 8003 juicer for under $200 and it has the same 10 year warranty as the other models, just plain white as compared to fancy chrome.



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Wow, lots of opinions!

I agree this is just like so many other things, for some it's great and they like it, for the others it's not the right thing and they don't like it. The whole thing about if it gives you enough nutritions or not will probably never be sorted out.
So far I haven't heard of anybody who had medical issues from juicing, but quite some people that stated the different and for some it was the beginning of something really great.

I've never juiced before, so I will give it a try and see for myself if I like it or not. I'm only on day 2, but feel quite good so far. I'm not going to juice for weeks or months at a time, but I'm curious if I could do it for a week or so and how it will make me feel.
It is definitely a challenge to stick with juices while I'm making others real (and not so real) food or see and smell it.

In my humble opinion, and all the research I have done, I believe juice fasting is not harmful but beneficial if done correctly and not for too long at a time.

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2/2/15 12:37 P

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With this many opinions it seems to me, like any diet, this one works well for some, not all. I just have a cheap blender and make my fiberous smoothies. I add protein powder to it and it's a 200 calorie, nutrient rich meal replacement, cheap too. I do wonder if I could replace all my meals with it for 60 days though....

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2/1/15 2:17 P

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I tried juicing, it definitively works but omg how hard it is when you have kids!

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I am a 54 yo nurse disabled with fibromyalgia. I am also about 216 lbs. For about a yr now people have been recommended I see the movie Fat Sick, and nearly dead. Finally a couple weeks ago I watched #2. after getting our subscription to Netflix. I was astounded by what I saw. I then watched Forks Over Knives. If you want the research and studies on how our diets effect our health...definitely watch this one.After this I became obsessed about reading what I could on eating a whole food plant based diet and juicing , and Joe's juicing fast. I then watched Fat sick 1, but i preferred #2. I started watching ebay, craigs list, and amazon looking for juicers. I was impressed with the reviews of the breville. I then found a Breville compact one on Ebay that the lady said was only used about a dozen times and she was moving cross country. I lucked into that one for $42 and free shipping. It was selling on amazon new for $99 and up. I am supposed to get it on Tuesday, then I am starting the Joe Cross's reboot. I wam aiming for at least 10 days, and if all goes well I hope to extend to 60. I am anticipating the first week will be the worst.

Here is my take on the fiber issue with juicers. what is being removed is the INSOLUBLE fiber. This means the body will NOT use it. It will be excreted thru the bowel. Normally this may be a necessary dietary addition for bowel function when eating a traditional diet. But when juicing you are still getting the soluble fiber in the large amounts of fruits and veggies., and should function appropriately. But you should drink lots of water too.

I have read where some are only juicing fruits or large portion of them. If you are doing a long time fast such as 30 days or so, I wouldnt recommend it. You are eliminating a host of important nutrients that are only found in veggies. Such as calcium, protein and iron.

As for cost: It should be juicer or at least not much more expensive to jiuce when you eliminate the junk food, dairy,, and expensive prepackaged foods, not to mention high priced meats. But this I still have to determine since I havent started yet. As for the juicer, watch for used. I figure just as in New Years Resolutions, a lot of people have good ideas to try this that quickly fall by the wayside for whatever reason.

Some say it cant be healthy eliminating food groups. How do you get your protein, calcium and iron? Well veggies and fruits can provide most all of your required nutrients. beets are high in iron, broccoli high in protein vitamin A and C and more,and the rest I cant remember offhand, but just look it up. You will be surprised.

I have also read where people complain how bad they feel juicing but only did it for a week and quit. Not realizing they were detoxing. Their body getting rid of all the nasty stuff we put in it. Just like when you are a coffee drinker and go off. Most have headaches etc, because they are withdrawing from caffeine.

What I saw on the movie Forks Over knives shows countries with low animal protein intake had dramatically less cancers and heart disease. I say do your research, and if it sounds like its for you....give it a try.but do it right and do it for at least 10-14 days to notice any benefits.The juicing reboot is not a life long diet plan.. Its a reboot, then adjust your diet to a healthy one that still includes the juices as a part of your diet.

Now remember I havent started mine yet, but I am just sharing my research.
Tammy

Ps forgot to mention: Most of us have heard of carb loading to give quick energy boost. Juicing vs blending: Juicing allows you to cram the nutrients from many more fruits and veggies one can normally eat in one sitting. The way you do this is by removing the insoluble fiber that is eliminated from the body unused anyway, and drinking the juice crammed with all its nutrients. A lot of us eat canned veggies that are processed so have lost a lot of their nutrients, then cook them again at home to reduce them a lot more.

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If you are strictly juicing with no other foods, how many times are people consuming juices all day? Whenever I juice only, I get so hungry like an hour afterwards.

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I went raw for three years. I didn't like juices but I did a lot of smoothies, especially green smoothies.

It took my body about a month to detox all the crap out so what I thought was an overabundance of greens in my system, wasn't. It was the lack of refined sugar, toxins, and all the additives and preservatives they put in food.

Once my body figured out that it was getting this great healthy nutrition, it started to behave itself. I had more energy, my skin cleared up, my energy went through the roof, and I lost about 75 pounds.

I don't think the aches and pains are related to eating more fruits and veggies as it is the absence of eating processed foods

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This is my first post here. I watched Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead and then Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead 2. Not really "juicing", but using the Nutribullet, so it's keeping all the fiber. I am also eating whole veggies and fruit, so not JUST blending them all up. I do also eat a few handfuls of unsalted nuts every day. Began on Sunday at 222 pounds and today is Thursday. I've lost 8 pounds already. Goal is to get to 150. I know that's a lot lost since Sunday, but it's skewed a little bit. I knew I was going to start this on Sunday and so Saturday was a big "last hurrah" eating day. I was away from home, so I ate some bad stuff (two fast food meals). Also, I've drastically changed my diet before, and the first week typically shows a big loss. Most of this is due to water weight lost because of fewer carbs and less sodium. It should change to a more reasonable amount lost beginning this next week.

I have read a little bit about people having lots of aches and pains after beginning a plant-based diet, and I was really feeling that last night. Very odd. I'd like to know why that is. Feel much better today.



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I admit it. I got sucked in and tried juicing for a hot minute (ok, more like a couple of months). Here's how my "experiment of one" went:

Replaced breakfast & lunch with juice. Cravings for candy and carbs (bread, pasta) went through the roof. I felt constantly lethargic; I already have slight anemia, and this seemed to make it worse, no matter how much spinach I crammed into my juice. I was so hungry by suppertime that I'd eat pretty much anything, especially if it was carby and/or cheesy (read: pizza). Since my husband didn't join me, I didn't cut out food entirely. I couldn't have done that anyway, since I was so out of it from not getting enough protein by lunch I probably wouldn't have made it more than 2 days on just juice. I ended up gaining weight because I was "sleeping on" my heaviest (only) meal of the day and had no energy to work out.

Conclusion:

I'll stick with eating whole fruits & veggies with plenty of protein and fat thrown in for balance. High carb diets like juicing don't work for me.

Just call me La. Most everyone else does.

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Is this healthy?

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i am on day one of juicing.....wish me luck



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Yes I have been 100 percent juicing for 10 days now. It takes at least a week to get past the headaches and feeling fatigued and body aches ect.

I hope you can meet your goal and learn to eat healthier. I know it is not easy but I am sure it is worth it in. Keep up the good work!! :-)



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FIREBYDAY - are you 100% Juicing? If yes...I'm excited to hear how it's going. My first day was really difficult. I am moving to eating vegetables each day as well...need to chew!

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We are all on this journey together on juice fast. I am on my ninth day now and I finally coming out of the cloud of detox. My brain is still a little jelled.

It is important what I am learning is we need twenty percent fruit and 80 percent veggies it is a well balanced way to juice. We need to the fruit at well as the vegges just less of it. I personally drink the pulp I think it is very good for you.

Anyway all we keep pressing towards the goal of healthy and better living.





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Dear Walkitoff - as many sites indicate, try to stay away from fruit, it adds a lot of calories and can actually make you gain weight. I'm juicing with all veggies and one apple - tastes great and cut calories in half! Good luck, I look forward to reading your success stories.

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I bought the Blendtec - it's a bit expensive but well worth it. My daughter has a Vitamix and there is really no difference except $200 more. My Breville has been in the cupboard for 3 years - I hate the fact that it extracts the pulp - pulp is the best thing for you! Good luck, I just started 100% juicing yesterday.

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Oh no 60 day cleans then partial juicing and healthy meals afterwords. I need to detox from all the junk that has been put in my body.



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Watched the documentary and while interesting this is not something I could do long term and that is the key for me.



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Hi! I am new here. I am doing the 60 day juice challenge as well. I watched the show, Fat Sick and nearly dead." I have had 28 surgeries and deal with chronic pain. I knew I had to try this to see if not only losing weight would help but, that my pain would also dissipate. So now I am on the sixth day. I have been detoxing like crazy but it is good to get all that junk out of my system.

I have a Panasonic juice distracter and it does great! I too cannot afford it, but if I let that hold me back I would get no where. I trust the Lords goodness and faithfulness to provide.

I learned a trick on how to buy veggies and fruits. The veggies and fruit with the tough skin you do not have to buy organically. Only the fruits and veggies that do not have tough skin you will have to buy organic. Because all the stuff they spray does not penetrate the fruits and veggies with tough skin.

Also there is reboot recipes on Fat Sick and nearly dead that are balanced juices for the nutrition you need. I have been using them and it is great!!

So I hope it helps you all out...

Here is the site

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I've had both the juiceman plus and the breville -- and the juiceman plus gave out early on me, but I love the breville. My hint -- do not put blades from either a nutribullet or the metal part of the juicer in the dishwasher - the heat will dull them.

I'm on day 3 of the reboot and I'm down 3.5#. But I'm also allowing one serving of pistachio nuts to get some fats and had a protein and kale shake yesterday. I need some healthy fats and fiber. I do track the calories - it's about 1000 a day which is a couple hundred less than I should have. I'm post-menopausal and have a sedentary job so that's okay for now. I did take a walk.

I have to say though -- I'l been using the nutribullet almost everyday since August 1 - and whether I'm plateauing or losing weight - I'm feeling much better. I've got hashimotos as well.
They're selling the nutribullets at macy's and kohl's now. Kohl's always has coupons - use them. I've also used the $12 miniture blenders by hamilton beach and they do a better job of blending up veggies and than the bigger ones if you're wondering. Also -- CHIA SEEDS -- I add those to every smoothie I make -- great fiber and protein which you're short on if you're juicing.

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Hi everyone im new to sparkpeople and today i started day 1 of my juice fast any tips and advice you can give would be awesome? :-) I decided that i needed to change my life and to gethealthy as well as to lose weight im currently 286lbs which is a massive load of weight and to get to my ideal weight i need to lose 146lbs. Im hoping that by joining this website that i can get the support i need to do this. I was really inspired by the fat sick and nearly dead doc. But want to make the change today and for the rest of my life :-) xx

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I use the NutiBullet and consume the fiber. Ninja makes one too. I also heard you can take a mason jar and screw the blades on if you have that style blender.
Costco sells frozen organic fruit as well as organic greens at a reasonable price.


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A blender is cheap, do smoothies!

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I would love to try juicing but I just can't afford it. We're on a tight budget and between the cost of produce up north and the start-up cost of a juicer, it wouldn't work for me. I did enjoy the FSND documentary though!

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I'd rather throw some fruit/veg away rather than eat something that can sit on a shelf for year.
Most people throw their pulp and items that are going bad into their gardens etc...
There is always a use for it.

I make juices for 2-3 days @ a time, works for me!

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I am hoping to try juicing and I just don't know which juicer to buy

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I primarily juice carrots, apples, and celery. Are there any particular smoothies you would recommend utilizing these ingredients? Especially the carrots -- tons of carrot extract.

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I have juiced and felt great in the process. Since I was just beginning my juicing, I purchased a cheapy juicer at JC Penny (less than $50). I think Walmart has some in that price range also. I started out following Joe's 3 days fast, and decided to go ahead and do the juicing fast for two more days. It was not difficult, but -- it was EXPENSIVE. It was also a LOT of work. I do highly recommend juicing, but you need to be aware of the down-sides as well.

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I have watched this movie several times and have wanted to try a week or two of juicing if not long. My boyfriend is doing a biggest loser challenge with his co workers and I am going to try it with him. He has decided juicing is the way to go to lose. We both could use extra boost to start our weight loss and start on a fresh path of eating healthy. Only thing is I don't like green vegetables so I will be using more fruit. Not sure if doing more fruit is as healthy since its full of natural sugars, but we will see. I am glad you are all here to share with.



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I started the 10 day reboot lite on Monday... So far it's gone pretty well. Eating all fruits and vegetables and having juice twice a day. I'm not nearly as hungry as I thought I would be though. I'm usually a protein kinda gal.

I don't know about detox, I do know that I've had a ton of headaches but I assume it's from giving up caffeine and sugar and all processed carbs all at one go.

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I have done juice fasts in the past. With a myriad of other diets, like the Mayo Diet. That is before I knew the Mayo Clinic had nothing to do with that diet.

I was so grouchy and tired. That my family begged me to eat. And I lost a pound. All that suffering to only lose one pound.

So I don't do them anymore. I found that I like to chew my food. I love fruit and vegetables. I get more satisfaction out of chewing them up.

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" I expelled a worm and colon and chest mucus. "

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Omg! Thank you for sharing. Your such an inspiration! Keep up the good work😊

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Juicing absolutely does assist the body in detoxing. I am on a 100 juice fast(today is day 43) so far I expelled a worm and colon and chest mucus. Some people think they don't have the will power to juice fast so they will come up with all sorts of reasons why it isn't a good thing. For me juicing is helping so much I can recommend it 100%. Everyone is different a 3 day a 10 day or more may be for you. Even adding green smoothies to an already wholefood diet is a great thing. I have an Omega NC800 juicer, I love it. When I am finished with my fast I will use it for coconut cream, nut butters, etc. I use it now to juice for my nephews and my mom to give them real non processed juice. A nice juicer is a great addition to a healthy lifestyle whether juice fasting or not. FYI A juice fast is NOT likewater fasting or master cleanser. Most people drink around 1300-1500 calories juice fasting so if you think of it as a short term low calorie plan it might change some of your doubts.
Also my juicing is like $40 a week, cheaper than my normal grocery bill. Sometimes lower when I juice for friends they buy me produce too and they use my work horse juicer asa trade off, get creative!

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My daughters friend has been juicing for months and he has lost 60 lbs, by at first eating only one meal a day and juicing the rest of the day. Now he eats two healthy meals a day and juice for the other meal and snack. He also exercises by walking and it doesn't seem to be hurting him, helping considering he's a really big guy 6 fit 2 inches tall and was almost 300 lbs now he's close to 200 lbs. It works depends on what works for you.

I couldn't begin to do this because I would feel starved on any type of juice or smoothie. But if it's working for you keep up the good work. And don't forget to consult your doctor or nutritionist regarding if this is a healthy thing for you health wise. emoticon

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I saw the documentary and it sounded great but I don't have the discipline to shop for fresh fruit and vegetables every day to do this - even if for only two weeks. Plus, the Breville Juicer is $150.00. I can see that turning into an expensive door weight...

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I use my pulp to make smoothies!

You can also use it to make veggie burgers, soups etc.
No reason to throw it all away.
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I would love to do a short juicing detox. Do I need to do anything to prepare my body for it?

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Yes, I feel a lot better when I substitute the largest meal of the day (dinner) with a juice drink. Usually kale, cucumber, carrot, grapefruit and apples. Sometimes ginger. Yumm. I do need to branch out and learn some different combos---and also figure out the calorie counts, now that I'm tracking food intake again. (Hmmm...just how many calories is in that drink? I can imagine with too much fruit, it could go high.)



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Ive been away and juicing has been put on the back burner
so am starting again to-day to see how it goes
I'm planning on breakfast and lunch juice and then a main meal hopefully consisting salad

has anyone had success with this



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I have both the Nutrabullet and Magicbullet and use them every day. Wonderful tool for great health and weight loss.

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I found this on Pinterest and feel like it's a GET STARTED idea.....
http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/joe-cross-3-day-weekend-juice-cleanse

There might be others that are beneficial but thought this might be a good starting point

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I am really excited to try something to RECHARGE my body. Been at a standstill, gained 12+ pounds and workout regularly (I have well over 100 to lose). Feel like I need something basic and to make food a FUEL rather than what I do now. Sunday Morning (tomorrow) is my start day. I leave for work in a few hours so trying to put together a small shopping list to get myself by in the am and also get the kitchen ready to use! I will be taking BEFORE pictures and meausements! As of right now intending on doing a 10 day fast, may convert to 30 (have a vacation at day 25 so may end up being a 25 day fast - we'll see!!!!)

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We are borrowing a juicer, but we have a blender like a magic bullet that we got for $25 at SAMs club. It works great for our standards. Doesn't totally chop all of the ice but that is ok with me.
I bought my stuff today at one of the Hispanic grocery stores. We have a few near us and they always have the best produce prices. I couldn't find kale which I thought was weird. Mi just going to buy what's on sale each week cause they do have good sales. I got 8 kiwis for $1, 2 bunches of spinach for $1, and a lot of other stuff. I'm going to go to SAMs next week and see what is on sale there. For once it might be worth it to buy so much of something since that is all ill be eating so I should use it before it goes bad.

Find a SAMs or costco or see if you can buy in bulk. Some stores let you for much cheaper.

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Just made me first drink! I have had lots of stomach pain lately and I've had mysterious ovary pain for over a year. I'm hoping juicing can help these things. My ovaries were better when I was eating better last fall but I haven't been doing so well lately.

Crossing my fingers for good weight loss results. My bf is in a wedding in 5 weeks and I'm hoping to lose 10 pounds by then. Hoping I can stick to it.

How much does it recommend to drink a day? Or does it depend a lot on what is in each drink? Obviously a drink with lots of veggies gives you more nutrients than like one veggie and a super juicy fruit like an orange.

My other concern is calcium. I take synthroid (Hasimotos disease) and really have to think about calcium. I stopped drinking regular milk a while ago so maybe I can drink almond milk sometimes along with my juicing.

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I liked the movie and got interested in it but there were two things that turned me off. First, it is really expensive to buy the large quantities of fresh fruit and vegetables that you need in order to follow one of his plans. They don't mention the cost in the movie but that truck driver is carrying boxes of fresh produce to turn into juice.

The second thing that bothered me was how much of that fresh and expensive produce gets thrown away after the juicer juices it. I just couldn't deal with throwing so much of it all away after it cost so much. Maybe the vitamix is the answer but it costs a fortune too.


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Really tasty, nutrition recipes for free here with nutritional counts here:
http://juicerecipes.com/

Also like many of the recipes on the joint the reboot sight though you have to remove 4 cal / gm of fiber when tracking your food (I do it in the notes section of the tracker)

Best book I've found for tasty recipes is The Complete Idiot's Guide to Juicing by Ellen Brown. I bought several other books but like hers the best (she could use help editing for typos but hey...it's still a good book)

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I'm going to keep trying maybe my mix is wrong
usually I juice 2 apples,carrots 3-5 depending on size, 2-3 oranges ( I leave the skins on tastes better) lemon, pear, cucumber, and couple sprigs parsley,and a long leaf lettuce (growing in garden) plus 1-2 kale leaves usually makes about 2 ltrs and I drink it for breakfast lunch and until it's finished do have dinner of a night



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good concept when the goal is added nutrition in place of high calorie/low nutrition

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I watched that film with my dad. I have a Breville juicer and he felt compelled to try juicing. When I was recovering from surgery it was a nice option for me, and I still use it to juice my own oranges and to add other nutrients like carrots and spinach.

For my dad, it was life-changing. He is a picky eater, and juicing helped him try new vegetables that he normally wouldn't eat. He has been overweight for a while. He also smokes and wasn't very physically active. As a result, he looks much older than his 53 years.

Juicing in the mornings, along with using an elliptical (low impact for his knees), he has lost over 30 pounds. He acts different, and he looks great! He says he'd still like to lose another 20 or so, but he's so excited by his progress that I don't doubt he can accomplish it. I just wish he'd give up smoking, too!

Yes, juicing eliminates the fiber (I add the pulp to my compost). And I do not believe there is any such thing as a "detox," unless it means eliminating processed food from your eating habits. The best thing to do is eat whole foods and items that have been minimally processed. Juicing can be a great way to introduce new produce to your lifestyle so you can acclimate to the flavor.

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All I want to add is that when my husband was into juicing, with a juicer that included the pulp, skin, etc., I actually gained 8 lb. in just a couple of weeks; some of the juices were so good, and we were basically using them as snacks, at times. Probably mostly my own fault; overeating is overeating, no matter what the food.

I see nothing wrong with juice as an occasional meal or treat, or even for a day or two, but would take many of these claims with a big grain of salt.



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I'm going to give juicing a try and see how i go



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I think you can incorporate juices into your day. Have you considered lean proteins, veggies and juice at every meal? I found that cutting out or reducing the grains in my diet really helps with blood sugar spikes throughout the day.

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I was wondering how i would go if I juice for breakfast lunch and had a meal at dinner
not sure if i can do all day on juice everyday



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I am adding in greens to my blends. It is not juice exactly, but getting in greens is important and this is a less painful way to do so, unless you like eating 5 salads a day. emoticon

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I am starting a 45 day reboot today with my husband. Had watermelon crush for breakfast...it was very good. Any advice?


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I bought my juicer at a Salvation Army store for $8. It's a Juiceman Jr. I could tell from the look of it that it had never been used. It works just fine for now, but has some trouble with 'woody' stuff - like ginger and kale stalks.

I did the 21 day Cleanse (Alejandro Junger), lost 15 lbs., and I'm still juicing/having smoothies while gradually adding back 'regular' food and assessing the effects. (Also got my blender at Salvation army - it was only $7!).

I'm thinking ahead to when the juicer dies, though. I can keep checking at the Salvation Army, but how likely is it that they will happen to have another juicer when I need it? I don't really want to spend $300 on a juicer, either...but want to make sure that I get one that is not problem prone.

I found this summary on Joe Cross's website; hopefully that will help: http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/juicing/juicer-buying-guide/6/



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I have been battling my weight for years.....I recently Did the 17 day diet for several cycles and lost about 20 pounds but just have two different auto immune diseases and am soooo tired all the time. I saw fat sick and nearly dead and wondered if I could be helped. I decided to try the juice fast. The first couple days were pretty miserable. I love fruits but have never been a vegetable lover especially concentrated in juice form. I wasn't sure I could do it. I am on day 5 and have to say it is getting easier. The gazpacho nearly made me throw up at first and today it was not delicious or anything but it was easier to get down. The worse one is the evening with beets in it.... taste like I'm eating mold to me. I have more energy than I was having still having issues with my joints and back but am hopeful. Today I have sores all over the inside of my mouth. Wondering if this is part of the detox portion or what that is all about. I have lost 6 lbs in 5 days which is great and I need to lose about 40 more but my big issue is really restoring my health. Anyone have issues with sores and painful feet from this?



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I found the movie quite inspiring and especially beneficial to those who are ill with something such as an autoimmune disease. I did some juicing for a while and have decided it's a good way to jump start or to add once in a while to my diet. It is too restrictive for me to do on a long term basis. My husband and I really enjoy nice meals out.
That being said, the benefits are there.

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I saw the movie today, (through many tears of joy and hope and happiness) Wow!

I read a lot of the posts here and found them most helpful. To juice or blend? I would say both, there is more similarity than difference. 1/2 a loaf is better than none. If you just have a blender than use that, you still are way ahead of the typical S.A.D. ( sick American diet)

The greens issue may be skirted by buying powdered greens, use a few tsps. or tbsps. and that way it may not taste as bad. You still get a lot of good nutrients in. I am a teacher and have the summer off, my first project is to build a solar dryer. Check out YouTube for many ideas. I am going to grow my own greens, then dry the leaves and powder them. If you have time this may work, if you don't have time and have money then buy a reliable pre made powdered off the internet or health food store, ( of course make sure it is a reputable source)

There is a benefit to a strict regimen and some may need that, but I don't know about a strict 10, 30, or 60 day plan. I am making this part of a regular lifestyle, and can increase the juice when needed.

Thank you all, and I hope something here is beneficial.


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PAPA_JOE1 Good for you on your success with Reboot. I am trying to just juice now and am looking to Spark for some encouragement.
Keep up the good work.
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I have a Jack Lalanne power juicer, and I found it a pain to clean the blade.....until I discovered a really cool trick - soft bristled kid's toothbrush!! Works amazing!! emoticon

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I have a Jack Lalanne power juicer & I like it so far. I am doing Jason Vale's (The Juice Master) 3 day cleanse this weekend. Hoping it will "jump-start" my weight-loss, help rid me of my sugar / junk cravings, and just make me feel better!! I'll let you know how it goes emoticon

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I bought a breville je98x for 149$, Its been used daily for three months, and 4 - 6 times a day this week. I have had no troubles with it.



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yes you will regain the weight if you eat like you did before the fast. Its a way to break old habits and form new ones.



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I am ended day 6 on a juice fast, I am doing all right all things considered, it's still hard socializing around food but if you prepare juice before you go out, and have more before you get super hungry its not bad. I am losing about a pound a day. Just restarted spark people.



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Not my thing, but good luck to everyone trying it. Hope it works well for you.

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I tried fsnd diet for two days, then I had really bad diarrhea. That was enough for me! I would try the drink again in the future though, maybe in the morning to feel more energized.

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You can now watch "Fat, Sick, Nearly Dead" for fee on YouTube (it's captioned too!). Here is the link:

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Hi THECOOLESTSARAH - you can also try this drink. It really helps with acne because it rebalances your gut.

2 tbsp Raw apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp Lemon Juice
1 tsp Raw honey

Mix these ingredients into 12oz of hot, filtered water. Drink once a day.

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My husband and I are doing a 15 day cleanse. He had a health scare and watched Fat Sick and Nearly Dead a second time. Which led to him making the decision to make a change in his diet and he bought a juicer.

We're on day 4. I'm slightly less stabby today. But still very hungry. Sigh....I hope it gets better.

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Hi all,

I recently watched the documentary and have been seriously considering doing the juice cleanse to jumpstart losing those pesky last 10 lbs. However, I keep wondering if the weight will creep back once I reintroduce solid foods into my diet. Does anyone have any experience with gaining the weight back or were you able to keep it off easily?

Thanks!

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2/19/13 3:00 A

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I did a lot of research and there simply are no great juicers under a $100. If you want a really great juicer that will give you great yields and the most nutrients from your produce. You're gonna have to spend between $300 to $400. The Omega 8006 or the Omega Vert is what you want to look at. They are both highly recommended and come with a 10 year warranty.



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I bought the Omega 8006 today! I can't wait to start my juice fast next week. I am going to use the rest of this week to figure out what I'm doing, and ease myself into juicing every day. My first juice was:
4 kale leaves
2 celery stalks
1 tiny chunk ginger
2 red apples
1 cucumber
1 lemon (peeled)

Wow! It is SO flavorful! I didn't expect it to taste so sweet and apple-ish. I am really looking forward to this. I have been slowly losing weight over the last couple of years, and I have about 50 lbs left that I would like to lose. I also have annoying acne that I would like to clear up, and I really really hope that I can do that through juicing.

I had lapband surgery last year, and eat a protein rich diet, but I feel like I need more nutrients. I got a couple vitamin IVs at my naturopath in Dec and Jan because my immune system was just shot and I was sick all the time. My ND encouraged me to look into juicing. When I watched Fat Sick and Nearly Dead, I knew that this was my answer. I have a hard time with solid foods sometimes, but this I can do!




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A relative of mine said she just recently got the Ninja. I, too, am on a tight budget and just got a juicer on sale at GNC for $39.99. This may not last forever but until I can put more $$ into a juicer, it will work.

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Once my tax season ends, I plan on doing a week of juicing. For now, however, I juice in the morning and then use the spinach pulp and egg whites to have as a mid-morning snack/omelette. Even with the one juice a day, I now think clearer, need less caffeine and feel better starting the day than before I did.

I can't wait to to a week of it, but with my work stresses and hours I don't want to do anything that would be too transforming while on limited sleep.

Are you afraid to try or are you afraid to fail?

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I've just started day 4 and it seems to be getting a little easier. I feel great!! Making sure I get 120 oz. of juice, veg and fruit. A GREAT weightloss juice is: 1/2 Beet, 2 stalks celery, 2 carrots, 2 green apples, 1/2 red pepper, peeled lemon and 1 in. ginger. Keeps everything moving in the right direction!!! :o)

Wishing you all the best! I'm shooting for 30 days and I'm down 10.5 so far. Trying to gear up for after the fast, which is when my real challenge begins!!!

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unfortunately there are no GREAT juicers under $100 that would be worth buying. I have already burned through three of them. My next juicer will be the greenstar. sometimes it is worth just saving money and getting the better one. Go Omega or Brevstar.

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Not that I am about to do a juice fast, but I have been wanting a great, inexpensive juicer to make my son's juice... any suggestions from you juicers on here for the best juicer under $100?

eat food. not too much. mostly plants.

Goal 1: 160lbs by May 15 (breast reduction day!)
Goal 2: 150 by July 1 (summer!!)
Goal 3: 135-140 by December 1 (ultimate goal weight)


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I started a 3 day juice fast last weekend (day 2 KILLED ME) and then went to juicing for breakfast, lunch and "snacks" and eat a small dinner of salad and chicken breast or other lean protien.

I find I have more energy and my thought process seems clearer. One thing I have found that with juicing, I am able to get the benefits of more fruits and veggies than I could possibly ever eat during the day. This means more vitamins and phytonutrients.

Many neighsayers say to just eat the fruits and veggies or blend them because with juicing you lose the fiber. I've read however that with juicing that is exactly the point. You want to remove the fiber so you can absorb the phytonutrients and vitamins more quickly. Fiber can block full absorbtion of all of these.

I found this on phytonutrients, pretty helpful. http://www.webmd.com/diet/phytonutrients-faq


Edited by: SSOURGIRL at: 2/4/2013 (15:07)
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I am diabetic (controlled right now through diet) and I would be afraid to add too much fruit, but I would love to get more veggies in my diet. :)



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I am doing the juicing as well. I am on day 8. In the morning I do a big juicing so that I can take a pitcher to work. When I make it in the morning I usually do mostly fruit with a few veggies like Kale, cucumber and spinich with a bunch of fruit. This actually keeps me full throughout my work day and then when I get home I juice and that is mostly veggies with an apple or orange in it. Hang in there. You will have days where you will want to quit and say "why am I doing this" and then there are days where you will know that you are doing this to improve your health.
I hear you on the weight loss. I have been up and down more than I can remember. My closet I have from size 2-22. Yes 22 and yes 2. I am 5'2 but I weight 197lbs. I use to weigh 210 at the beginning of this year. I am 32 and a nurse manager which you would think runs around a lot but I don't. I am a desk nurse. When I was early in my nursing career I was so fit because I would be literally running while I worked.
I have not decided if I want to go for the full 30 or 60 days. My goal is 10 days.
Keep it up you are doing great WHISKEYTANGO

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I have just started juicing myself. This is the beginning of my 3rd day, but I am 2 and 1/2 days in. I started in the afternoon on Sunday. I am okay for most of the day, then start to get very very hungry. But I am using all the willpower I have to refrain from breaking my juicing reboot. I have a lot of weight to lose, and although I have LOST a lot of weight too, I am getting desperate for better results. I am 31 and weighed in today at 253. This is down from an average over the last several years about 280. I weighed 300 when I went in to deliver my baby and more when I left the hospital, due to fluid retention and severe trauma. I am proud of how far I have come, and hope that this helps me to reach one-derland again! I would love to keep in touch with you about how your doing on yours. Mine is home juiced fresh veggies only. I do not know for how long I will do the juice solely- that is really based on how I feel, and the results I am getting. So far, so good!



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I have been researching this and have tried a few trial runs of green juice using Kale, green apples, a lemon, an orange, and cucumbers and I honestly do not know what all the fuss is about. All my juice thus far has tasted really good and since I quit drinking diet soda weeks before I started juicing so I have not had any of the detox issues. I plan to start full on juicing this Wednesday. :)



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We have not heard your report Papa! How is all going?



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I just order the Breville juicer along with juicing bible. I'm very excited! Any advice? recipes?





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I don't juice regularly, because I don't think it is necessary, and does not necessarily lead to improved health. But I do juice on occasion.

I use my Smart Stick immersion blender rather than a regular juicer. Yes. I WANT to keep all that fiber and pulp in my beverage! If it is just straight liquid, you're going to lose a lot of the nutrients and definitely the healthy fiber, and you'll just have mostly... sugars. I don't consider juicing as a cleansing or de-toxification -- just a different way to get in healthy vegetables. (And the Smart Stick is about as inexpensive as you can get! -- I also didn't need to find non-existent counter space for a traditional juicer, either.)

Some good things I've thrown in the juicer (you may have to pre-chop a few things to get them started for a Smart Stick, and sometimes add in a little water): Cuke, celery, avocado, onion (small amount), spinach, cabbage. Because I am a sourpuss I'll often add a little lemon or lime or on rare occasions, blood orange (neat color!) Recipes vary as to what is on hand or inspirational. Once made, I will dilute what I plan to drink at the moment with selzter water/club soda to the desired consistency, and refrigerate the rest.





Edited by: CEDARBARK1 at: 8/15/2012 (22:42)
Got rid of the ticker cuz my scale decided to flatter me unduly. I haven't re-gained, just got a better, honest, scale.

Just because you steam it, doesn't mean you can't add herbs and spices. (A gripe at those insipid restaurant "healthy choice" menu selections.)



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The Nutribullet isn't a juicer, it's a blender. You could get a regular blender for $25 or less, or a handheld immersion blender for $35.

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If it's too expensive and you don't get the Nutrabullet, you can still make the Nutrablast shakes in your juicer.

Try one. It won't taste like dirt, it will be sweet, you'll get 3-5 fruits and veggies out of it and you will feel full and energized. I guaranty it.



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