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3/25/16 1:49 A

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I have a Nutri-Bullet Pro 900

I have lost 65+ pounds in the last year..I have 55 more pounds left to lose.

I use it daily..I do a fruit and a veggie smoothie every day!

I also eat protein foods as well as protein powders in my smoothies!



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3/21/16 6:58 P

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I did great for a couple days and then got really busy and never made time to juice. the days I was doing it I felt amazing!!!..I am going to start up again and hopefully this time I stick to it. I lost 7 pounds the first week. Good luck, you will feel great!



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3/21/16 12:12 A

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Ive been juicing while eating less and more healthful for the last week but starting tomorrow I will start my 30 day juice fast! It will be quite a challenge but I'm so excited!!

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3/6/16 2:28 P

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I just watched the documentary and I really need to try it. I want to only do juices but if its to hard maybe replace 2 meals with it. I am thinking maybe eat lunch and replacing breakfast and dinner. What do you guys think?



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I recently watched the documentary. And will start my 7-10 day reboot of just juicing. But i know it will be expensive, which is why i cant start yet, as im spending all of my money on winter tires and presents for Christmas! But as soon as that is over, i will start the 7-10 reboot of just juicing. After that i will replace 1-2 meals a day with juicing. I am a vegetarian for about 5 years, i think this will only benefit my body, mind and soul, and am extremely excited to start. I am going to try and go on here more often to keep a log of everything and my ideas, my favorite recipes, etc. I bought the book "Reboot with Joe" and "The Big Book of Juices: More Than 400 Natural Blends for Health and Vitality Every" This book is amazing! I highly recommend to anyone who is going to start juicing.



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Loved the movie,but not for me.

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I am new and would love people to chat with about juice cleanse.
I just finished day 3 and felt really dizzy at points,
I worked out to much I believe

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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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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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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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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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10/7/14 1:17 P

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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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8/25/14 3:04 P

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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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8/25/14 11:24 A

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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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5/27/14 8:50 P

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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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5/27/14 8:46 P

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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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"detoxing"

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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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