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7/16/12 8:43 A

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SFISHOME,
Excellent post. Fresh veggie and fruit juice has most of the soluble fiber but very little of the insoluble fiber (depending on the juicer). I was adding fiber to my juice only fast too help keep me regular, but now I am using an herbal tea with senna at night, which works well for me. The juice fast is a transition to the Fuhrman way of eating, There are some good resources on the www.jointhereboot.com website that fill in a lot of the information about juice fasting that is missing from the movie FS&ND. I'm with SEEALL30 in that the movie was inspirational. I identified with both Joe and Phil and with their example, I knew that this was exactly what I needed to regain my health.

Good health to you.

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Thank you for your posts. I am currently on day 29 of my juice fast and have been able to quit all but 3 of the meds I was on, am swimming a mile a day, and have lost 42 lbs (in 4 weeks). I intend on "eating to live" as you are for the rest of my life. Once I got past the first 4 days, I no longer had any food cravings. I started sleeping through the night and waking up with energy to exercise and begin living again. I was ready to see a Bariatric surgeon when my daughter Ellie introduced me to juicing and encouraged me to watch FS&ND. For me it's a miracle and an answer to prayer.

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I bought a juicer, and juice up 3-4 veggies with a small piece of ginger. Later, I'll stick it in the blender with a frozen banana. It's delicious, and nutritious.



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7/16/12 1:44 A

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Thanks! I eat fruits/veggies/beans/nuts and even tofu from time to time. I believe the reason we never saw Phil eat anything is because they only followed him, mainly, during his 60 day pure juice fast. We did however see Joe eating regular food at least once. I am not sure about fiber content when you juice and do just juicing, but like people in the movie said, it sure helps clean you out, so I would imagine it must, even if you are not eating the actual fibrous skin of the fruit/veggies. I am not the kind that can do only juice, I wish I could, but after 4 weeks of eating this way, I have pretty much detoxed anyway, and that is a major reason to do a prolonged juice fast to detox or aka "Reboot". I did go almost 2 days previously, but I felt somewhat deprived, so I stopped and went back to what I had been doing. I do not count calories, I don't really even care about them with what I eat. I have found however that if I eat a lot of beans, I can simply maintain my weight or even gain a pound. I love beans, until the grapefruit that I am eating now, beans are all I had today because today felt look a soup day to me, so I made up a 13 bean soup, with some onion, red bell peppers, jalapenos and okra in it. I seasoned it with some white pepper, red pepper flakes and some crushed garlic (most certainly, no salt). I put the pot on early this morning and it was ready to go by the time I got around to eating, so I had some for lunch and dinner. I fully expect to go up on the scale tomorrow from that as well. No biggie, we all flux :) My normal day, however, consists of either just fruit in the morning or a "Green Smoothy" (fruits and either kale or spinach) and a spinach salad for lunch/dinner with a fresh home made salsa for 'dressing' or any other variety of veggies. I love getting wild and making wicked things. Tomorrow I think I am gonna do something with sweet potatoes :) I only eat when I am hungry and if I get hungry later, like right now, it's fruit. Since I learned that the eating every 3-4 hours is a myth, and that you shouldnt eat that often (Dr. Fuhrman in his book "Eat To Live" calls it "toxic hunger" vs "true hunger") I only eat when I am hungry. Which, surprising to me, can be a long time at times. Quite strange really. I think that has a lot to do with detoxing though, I could be wrong, but I think so. Anyways, I love this new lifestyle and actually have started getting offended by morons that still ask me "You still on your diet?" It's not a "diet", it's a lifestyle change. This isn't a short term thing. This is for life. I am choosing health over the crap I used to eat and still watch people eat (like tonight, we went to visit some friends that were camping and watched them eating hamburgers for dinner... no thanks. Didn't even bother me in the slightest since I now know what that red meat is doing to their system, I chose to not eat something like that and have it do the same things, or worse, to mine). Life is good. :)

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Congratulations, SEEALL30, that is wonderful! Have you only been eating fruits and veggies or are you eating some beans, seeds and nuts? He mentioned those in the movie but I never saw him consuming them. Does any of the fiber get through the juicer?



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After reading Dr. Furhman's "Eat To Live" book, I was excited about watching the documentary FS&ND. I found it to be inspiring. It is basically an extension of Dr. Furhman's book, with a juicing component added in. I do not feel, in anyway, that they are saying that juicing is a "miracle cure" for weight loss or anything else. However, the benefits of eating more fruits/veggies and eating a lifestyle of just plant based foods (fruits/veggies/beans/nuts/seeds/legumes) is well documented and this movie explains that to the masses as well. Of course we ALL already know that, right? Hence why we have spent our entire lives eating just that way. I mean, right? Don't you all eat just like that, because it's the right way and we all know it's the best thing for our bodies... heck, how do you think I got to be as big as I was. Must have been those fruits and veggies, yeah? HECK NO! We might all say "I know how to do this, I know how to lose weight, I know whats good and whats bad", but do you/we really? I'll be honest and say that growing up I was instilled with the "Eat your fruits and veggies" thing and was told, "They are good for you." No where in my life until I read "Eat To Live" and then watched both FS&ND, then "Forks over Knives" and eventually "Vegcuated" did I know and fully UNDERSTAND why eating fruits/veggies and all plant based foods is actually good for you/us. Much like someone else said, previously, I am all for something that helps someone and is healthy. If it's not for you, fine. However, please don't knock something that is obviously healthy and is actually helping so many people. I made this change 4 weeks ago, have lost 21#'s and have never, ever felt better. However, I still hear from people that "you have to eat meat"... which is just plain out crap. Its the brainwashing we got as kids and grown ups that we have to have stuff like that to survive. Just like juicing. I am shocked at how many people think it is bad for you. In reality if they learn about it, they will see that your body will tell you when you need to stop. It will let you know when it needs more than what you are giving it. The bigger you are, the longer it can live off what you already have stored up and just use what you are giving it to run normal functions without having to store any more. I have no idea why this thread set me off like this, but if you are offended, let me say sorry in advance, but I just had to speak my mind about the virtues of such a great book, film and lifestyle. I am constantly surprised by people who post on my FaceBook page saying "I could never eat vegetarian, that stuff is nasty." Uh huh... fruits, veggies, beans, nuts, legumes are all nasty compared to the double big mac you are sucking down. Yeah, uh huh. Funny how I already respond with, "Come over for dinner some night and if you didnt know I was cooking vegan/vegetarian, you would have no clue" as I go back to my plate of vegan nachos :)

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The human body is designed to fast. During lean times, ancient man lived off of little more than body fat. Our bodies are typically overloaded with macronutrients, especially fats and proteins. The person who said that the movie used the terms macronutrients and micronutrients incorrectly was mostly right. All food sources have micro and macronutrients, but with the heavy corn diet that most of our livestock is fed, meat has very few micronutrients and is very heavy in omega-6s, when our body should be a balance of omega-3/6/9. On the other hand, vegetables are very protein rich, when eaten in large quantity. Beans, nuts and seeds also provide protein and good fats. The movie mentioned that he ate beans, nuts and seeds but I didn't see them actually consuming them. I'm pretty confused there. The third macronutrient, carbohydrates, are supplied by the fruits and somewhat by the veggies. As for the people who are claiming that this is a high carbohydrate diet...I don't see it. The majority of the juice seems to be made from greens, which are low carbohydrate. Apples seem to be used for flavor, but granny smith apples are relatively low carb. This is not like buying apple juice from the grocery store.

My boyfriend has rheumatoid arthritis, which is an autoimmune disease. He is on some of the same medications that the two men in the movie were on. His RH is only getting worse. At this point, we'll try anything to help and consuming highly concentrated nutrition doesn't seem drastic at all to me, at least for a few days.



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I havent seen it, but have heard about it. I am all for whatever anyone finds that works for them. And when it stops working, find something else emoticon Almost anything is better than SAD.

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I don't juice regularly, but if I have fruits or vegs that are going to go bad before I can eat them then I juice them and drink up! Cuts down on waste for me, and I get a lot of good fruit/vegs in!

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Great job Papa! Look forward to hearing more of your successful journey! Glad your doing this under doctor supervision! emoticon



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Tiffany, congratulations on your successes. I was in agreement with Dragonchilde until I read your spark page and recent post regarding chronic uticaria. Joe Cross and Phil Staples (The subjects of Fat Sick and Nearly Dead) also have chronic uticaria. Unlike you, however, they were both obese at the start of their 60 day juice fast. Joe was recently asked about his uticaria. His response was that he has had some minor flares, usually when he was tired. He has achieved a healthy weight, is off all medication and maintains a mainly plant based diet with minimal processed or refined foods. At your weight, I am not sure if a juice fast is a good idea. I would first eliminate processed carbs, dairy and animal products from my diet and see if the pounds don't fall and the uticaria comes under control. Juice fasting is just one way to eliminate those foods, but without adding beans and nuts, you may have trouble with your marathon training. Here is a link where you can watch the movie and also get some great information which has been very helpful to me. The movie is nothing less than inspirational.
www.jointhereboot.com/

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Dragonchilde, From what I have read and learned from Dr. Joel Fuhrman (the Dr that supervised Joe Cross's juice fast), you are absolutely right that Your lymphatic organs are what will detox our bodies. The typical american diet, however taxes these organs beyond there capabilities and cause us to get fat and sick. I also agree that a juice fast will lower your metabolism. What it also does is allow your digestive system a rest while providing the energy to allow your lymphatic system to work on the toxins stored in our cells. Juice fasting is not a panacea and should not be used for weight loss alone. Eating a plant base diet free from processed and refined foods will allow most of our bodies to heal and achieve a proper weight. However, for some of us, who have developed addictions to calorie dense, fat and carbohydrate rich foods, the juice fast is a way to reboot your body with the outcome being more energy for exercise, mental clarity, freedom from pain and depression during the fast, and the ability to maintain a healthy, plant based diet after the fast.
I wish you success on your journey to wellness and am happy for you that you have started your journey before you got as sick as I did.
As far as being unsafe, I agree that there are indeed risks and one should not start a juice fast without preparing themselves with the information to know what will happen to their bodies and foremost without the supervision of your doctor.
My cardiologist is on board with my reboot and was amazed and pleased with my success after just 14 days.

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This morning I had celery, silverbeet, parsley, fennel, apple, ginger and lemon. The most being the celery and silverbeet....

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Are you juicing fruits -- quick carbs and quick go-down to hunger, or are you juicing veggies?


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Hi everyone, I've just started juicing too - my own problem is that I get really hungry. I drank 800ml of fresh juice this morning and I'm due to have a snack soon. Any ideas for healthy snacks?

Thanks.
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Check out their website (http://www.jointhereboot.com) - full of recipes and other info. Basically, from what I am understanding, it's pretty easy to make your own recipes based on what you like. My first time today I juiced a pear, an apple and some mango.....it was delicious. Gave a sip to my hubby to try, and he wanted to know if that was all he got...

I too watched the movie online and got the wakeup call to change my lifestyle. Will begin my juicing today and plan to make it a daily part of my nutrition plan. Good luck to you!

Edited by: LOONEYTUNIE at: 7/7/2012 (12:38)
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Seriously. I have been attempting to get well with the help of this site but have been a miserable failure over and over. I wasn't sleeping well. I was constantly fatigued. I had no energy for exercising. I wished and prayed for a way to get the boat turned around. T/hen my daughter Ellie told me about FS&ND and gave me some juice samples that were delicious. We were on vacation at the time so I watched the movie on Netflix. I cried at the end of the movie bit I won't tell you why. I have fasted before and did and apple juice fast 30+ years ago so I knew I could juice fast since I new that there are lot's of calories and fiber in the juice of raw vegtables and fruit. I am currently on day 17 of a 60 day reboot and have lost a bunch of weight, but more importantly, I have abundant energy. I am swimming 1/2 to 1 mile a day 5 days a week. I am gardening for the first time in years and sleeping through the night.
I started out with 150 lbs to loose to get to a healthy weight. I was on anti-depressants, blood pressure meds, an anti-inflammatory med. various antihistamines as well as Nasonex and Advair, coumadin, digoxin and Amioderone for atrial fib. With my cardiologist approval, I have already dropped the blood pressure meds. I have dicontinued using the anti-histamines nose spray and inhalant (Advair) as well. Only 3 meds left.
With what I have learned from FS&ND and from the jointhereboot.com website, I intend to eat raw fruits and vegetables as the basis for my diet from know on. I will not eat anything processed or refined. I will achieve and maintain a healthy weight for the rest of my life.
If you are already free of disease and at a healthy weight and living a healthy lifestyle I am happy for you. If not, watch the movie. It may change your life as it has mine.

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6/30/12 6:46 P

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Oh it wasn't meant to be biased one way or the other. Just giving more information. I have personally met and been to one of Dr. Montgomery's lectures and demos. (The doctor mentioned on that site) He is not a commentator on the movie mentioned. He is a doctor in Houston that has helped many people. I just used that particular article for the information about him. There is a website for his clinic. www.drbaxtermontgomery.com/
He is a cardiologist I am sorry if I offended anyone, I was just putting more information out there.

All in all, it's not going to hurt any of us to add more veggies and fruits to our diets. We just need to be balanced in what we do.


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I haven't seen the movie, but I have seen multiple trailers for it. I just think it's a weird and probably not good way to push health to the public. Someone that knows about health and has lost weight and improved their health the right way will see that movie and know that they can incoorporate juicing into their already nutritious diet, comprised of whole grains, lean means, low-fat dairy, and fruits & vegetables. However, the average (dumb) American is going to see the movie and think, "GREAT all I have to do is drink juice and only juice for a year and I'm going to lose all this weight" and they're going to be unhealthy about it. Why can't we just see a documentary where someone follows MyPlate for a year and loses weight that way? Will people be inspired and shocked? No...they want some magical secret, more than just "eat healthy" so they are instead inspired and shocked and fans of a guy who drank nothing but juice. Seriously.

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6/30/12 1:32 A

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I hadn't heard of this documentary until I stumbled upon this thread and I don't plan on watching it either. Of course there are a TON of benefits to adding more fruits/veggies to your diet and I don't need a documentary to tell me that :)

I bought a juicer a couple of months ago to help with my intake of fruits and veggies and was having juice about twice a day, I stopped for a while and made a glass a couple days ago and after I finished that glass I felt refreshed and light...if that makes sense? Kinda thought to myself, "why did I stop?!"

I would much rather make my own juice then buy and PROCESSED juice with added sugar/chemicals...it's all about eating clean. I don't think there's anything wrong with juicing as part of a balanced diet. Why buy a carton of Tropicana when I can make my own fresh OJ :)

I've never tried replacing all my meals with just juice...I like real food too much! I also think in order to do so safely, you would need to start adding in supplements (i.e. fibre, protein, calcium, etc.) and I would rather get all those from real food sources.



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one more thought, When I watched Fat Sick and nearly Dead, what they said about the nutrition in your diet needing to come mainly from "Micro Nutrients" aka Whole foods, that matched up with what Dr. Oz and Weight Watchers have been saying for a very long time. 90% of your diet should come from whole foods- a whole food is an unrefined food such as a fruit or vegetable or bean or nut. When you eat it, It needs to look the way it did when it came out of the ground or grew on a tree. For example, a sweet potato is healthier for you than sweet potato chips. a raw apple is better for you than applesauce or the so called apple juice that they have in the grocery store. You know, the juice that is mostly water and fructose (code for sugar) and says "10% real juice" on the bottle. basically, the less processes a fruit or vegetable is, the better it is for you. I don't count juicing as processing, really. To me, processing is refining food from its natural state or cooking it ot baking it, etc.

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maybe I'm missing something, but what are the actual recipes in Fat Sick and Nearly Dead? does anyone have recipes of mixing fruits and vegetable that they really like? ( yes I know you can buy juicing books with recipes) please share with me here thanks

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Karma, for what it's worth, Target has some good, affordable juicers and so does amazon.com. I know what it's like to be on a budget.

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I have just joined Sparks and really like the site. I bought a juicer a couple of weeks ago and really love the benefits of getting my fruits and veggies. For those of you who juice, how do you determine what the calories, carbs etc are for the juice? Do you just use the raw veggie listed in the options? I am just curious and I love my fresh juice in the morning as a way to get my day started. Thanks for your help!

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Dizzy, the link you just provided is a press release from the doctor in the article. Not exactly an unbiased source.

It comes from PR Web: "http://www.prweb.com/" - it's an online "buzz generator."

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news.yahoo.com/cardiologist-dr-baxter-mont
gomery-helps-46-old-woman-135012406.html


There are experts that say that juicing is a good beginning for a healthy lifestyle. Just putting that out there. Of course, this would and should be under a doctor or hcp's care and supervision. And, also, not long term.

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Tiffany, you can't "detox" your body. Contrary to what some may claim, there is simply no reliable evidence that it works. your body isn't a toilet, and it can't be flushed. There is no food that will "detoxify" your body. That's what your liver and your kidneys are for, and they do a pretty good job.

If you do not give your body the fuel it needs, it will indeed slow your metabolism. If you want to make your own juices as a supplement to a regular diet, go for it, but do not juice detox. It's not safe or supported by the experts on this website.

www.2bfitoc.com/juice-fasting-pointless-wa
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I love the move Fat Sick and Nearly Dead! I also want to start juicing as soon as I can afford a juicer. I think its a great way to get in a lot of nutrients and antioxidants without having to sit around chewing buckets of spinach, kale and other nutrient-dense foods all day. I dont think someone has to do a juice fast to detoxify their body, but I think juicing is a wonderful addition to a healthy diet that gives people a more convenient way to get plant based nutrients. Whole veggies and fruits should definitely be included in the diet as well since juicing usually removes the fiber.



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Hello all,
I am considering this juice detox but what I am most concerned about is will my body go into shock mode and hold onto everything? Will it make my metabolism slow down because it thinks my body is starving?
Lots of questions! How have you been on the juice detox?

I would love anyone's feedback on this issue! Thanks!

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The movie and juicing are currently sweeping across the church that I go to like a wildfire, but mostly for the weightloss aspect. The thing that gets (and irks) me is that, people are singing the praises of how much weight they are losing but I am completely skeptical - hmm yeah you STOPPED EATING - you dont expect to lose weight? Am I missing something here? That's what is supposed to happen.
It's what happens with your diet and exercise once you stop the more juicing than eating that will gauge your success. If after all the juicing/detoxing that youve done you still havent learned how to properly eat and exercise - it was all for naught.

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Our daughter saw the movie, asked my husband and I to watch it, we finally did and WOW....we researched juicers to find something in our price range...found one for about $50 because we did not want to invest too much if we were just going to "try it out". We spent about $100 at the local farmers market...the whole time my husband is looking at me "are we crazy or what" and our daughter was just grinning. We got all the fruits and veggies home and even took pictures of our fridge..hehe Our fridge had never seen that much green!!!
We just finished our 5th day and we are actually all still going good! My daughter is 16 and she takes a juice for lunch..she said its kinda hard sitting with her buddies as lunch, but this is something she wants so I think she is doing fine. My husband and I are actually doing well too. I have to admit this is very surprising!! I never saw us actually being able to do something like this!!!!



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That's so awesome. I'm starting the 15 day reboot tomorrow. My aunt and sister are doing it with me. I'm soooo excited.

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5/9/12 7:26 A

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awesome on your weight loss. I did the detox back in aug dropped 34 lbs in abou a month and a half and was able to keep all but five lbs off. Im starting one again today and looking forward to the results havent been able to shake the last 20 lbs since I have dropped a total of 60 already my body pretty much stuck lol. YOu are right though it makes u feel better to get the garbage out of your system not looking forward to the side effects but I know after the fourth day i will b ok .

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5/2/12 3:41 A

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I purchased a juicer in Feb of 2012. I have to admit that before then I was lucky to get one serving of vegetables in my body per day.
Now I consume well over 6-8 and have lost 35 pounds. I bought a juicer that would also handle wheatgrass. I'm not sure about the reboot or long term detox.
I also watched the movie Fat Sick and Nearly Dead and was moved to finally get healthy. Now I can't imagine not having a Big Salad for dinner every night. I put spinach on everything. The change came pretty easy which surprised me as I didn't really eat healthy before then. There are many books on juicing. A friend borrowed me Power Juicing, Super Drinks and I really enjoy that book. I've used the juicer to help myself get used to fresh Veggies and fruits. It has been a positive move for me. Buy a juicer that is easy to clean. Mine only takes a minute or two.

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5/1/12 9:35 P

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I have read about the many benefits of juicing and I want to give it a try. How do you start this program and which vegetables and fruits are good to combine?

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4/18/12 12:16 P

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Especially fruit juice! Veggie juice and fruit juice are quite different calorie wise. Most veggies, anyway. I make my juice with mostly veggies and only a bit of fruit for the sweetness. But not much.




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4/18/12 10:57 A

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Something to point out - an earlier response here is totally wrong. Most juices are not next to no calories - juices are actually pretty calorie dense.

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4/18/12 9:32 A

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I keep hearing marvelous things about juicing. the nutrients you get from a fresh glass of juice and the benefits to your digestive system and energy levels is supposed to be amazing. I have been wanting to start doing it myself but was unsure on what type of juicer I should be looking for. Anyone have any really good ones?

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I saw this movie and I liked it. I couldn't commit like that/// I think it was a wise move for him, considering his situation. One of his main concerns was getting off all the medication he was taking, and having done so that is something to be said. What works for one person may not work for the other.
The film inspired me to get a juicer, but I still haven't on my list of things to get. I'd love to be able to make my daughter her own juices! (toss some extra veggies in there...) I'm not much of a juice person though.




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I'd go hand-crank juicer just because of rumors about high speed oxidation, but the fiber enthusiasts have a point too.

Personally, I'm wanting to try juicing because I don't know what I'm going to get if I just bite into a fruit. At least vegetables vary between savory, mildly bitter, and just plain bland. Fruits go between OMG sour and OMG sweet.



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4/17/12 5:42 P

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Hello, I saw your post .. that you were starting to juice at the end of march
Did you start? how is it going?

I just started today. I got my juicer a few days ago and a TON of veggys last night.


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4/12/12 11:08 P

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Totally with RAINBOWCHARMER here. I would never, ever do a detox.

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Heading into summer, I decided to buy a juicer for the following reasons:

A cold glass of fruit/veggie juice is a lot better than a cold soda.
The juice can be frozen into home-made popsicles for a quick and cold treat.
The pulp can be added to other foods (fruit pulp in pancakes or added back in to a smoothie, veggie pulp in soup or zucchini bread, whatever!)
Another way to take advantage of fruits and veggies that may be just moving beyond when you'd want to eat them, but haven't gone bad, maybe just soft and unappetizing. (Add some soft carrots to your juice, add their pulp to your muffins!)

I have no interest in doing a fast or detox, just thought it would be a nice addition to the kitchen.



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I noticed on the Reboot website that four out of the five "detoxes" include food (the website that promotes the movie). I just thought that was worth mentioning. I'm not here to promote anything, just thought I would let people know.



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With a few exceptions, most juicing recipes contain next to no calories. Why not juice as a dietary supplement, and not just to detox? Since the nutrients only stay fresh for a few days, I only make enough for 3 days. With a glass a day, in addition to healthy meals, I supplement my intake of veggies and fruits and regulate my digestion.emoticon

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Juicing has become part of my eating lifestyle. I usually have at least 4 small meals per day. Two of those meals are from juicing. I have been losing at least a pound per week with this combination.



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Juicing or fasting is going to do a few things for you:

1) Slow your metabolism (awesome)
2) Cause your body to go into panic mode (more awesome)
3) Increase cortisol (the stomach fat hormone) (yay more awesome!)
4) Pack the pounds back on and then some when you start eating normally again and your body (while still on a slower metabolism) will not process your food nearly as efficiently because of that fact.

My suggestion... skip the "detox".

If you really want to detoxify your body, start by removing the chemicals from your diet. Get rid of processed foods. Don't eat heavily sprayed fruits and vegetables (i.e. go organic at least for the "dirty dozen"). Drink lots of water. Get a good amount of sleep. Exercise regularly.

Your body is a beautiful instrument and while fasting has been done for various reasons over time (religious reasons, etc), your body was not built to fast.

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1: Meet my calorie goals every day

2: Veggies/Fruits EVERY DAY

3: 60+ min exercise 5x week minimum

4: Enough water DAILY

5: Check in at SP Daily

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Keep me up on how you do. I just started and am doing really well, feeling good.

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Hi, I have been on sparks for awhile, but just watched the movie. My son said it was good. He was now juicing for reboot. I juiced before, but had no idea how good it could be for me. And it is just what I am doing. I wanted to get back on some sort of track, and have been doing this since I watched the movie. I think anything that can help is good.

So glad to find others who have watched it and some who were inspired. And the bonus is I had gained 20 lbs and it is gone. And I came back on Spark. I was avoiding.

My husband just had his foot and part of his leg amputated and I would have eaten over it in the past. I stayed with it so far, one day at a time. Thanks Mister, for the movie.

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Its been a while since I have been on here so I didn't realize that smoeone actually responded to me. I didn't realize that this forum was a movie review thread. I pinpoint no one in my responses but here is my point of view.

There are healthy and unhealthy means to weight loss. A reboot appears to me, as a way of changing an (unhealthy) eating pattern that has thus far been destructive or non productive to ones current weight/health status.

Maybe there is an underlying "informercial" message- although I absolutely did not take it that way. The guy has alot of money and able to take time to change HIS life. What is wrong with inspiring others &/or spreading knowledge that you have gained in your journey? I mean c'mon, isn't that what Spark poeple is???!!!

What I found was inspiring is that that truck driver sought HIM out for help-and it worked. The amoutn of mitamins and nutrition in the juices are more than substancial to sustain a human being for a limited amount of time.

I am not anti-meat. I belive livestock is here for us to eat just as much as the fruits of the earth. But I think there is something to driving our body to "reboot" itself. Hairdressers tell us to occassionally change our shampoo for maximizing reults, why not a radical diet change to remind our body about what its supposed to be doing?

Additionally, changing diet in this way is for the purpose of overall health. Weightloss is a side effect per se, but no one could deny that losing weight is an important way of becoming more healthy.

No one makes you change your diet, watch a movie, "like" a post, read a book, etc. As someone mentioned in a prior post, you can always find a doctor to agree with some sort of health or weightloss perspective. Truth is, most are correct- its up to a person to follow some kind of regime that will produce results.

Stop trying to be a smarty pants doctor and allow people to enjoy feeling good on a program that worked or is working for them.



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