Juicing

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    Aug 27, 2011 11:49 PM GMT
    Three weeks ago I got my Omega fruit and vegetable juicer. Since then, I've been eating only juices, cooked fish (salmon etc.), nuts, seeds, drinking only water

    I've lost 6 pounds of probably fat. I feel more energized, think clearer and sleep better. My digestion feels cleaned. This is not a permanent diet thing but rather something I wanted to try out after seeing the flick "Fat Sick and Nearly Dead".

    Juicing vegetables gives your body huge amounts of instant vitamins and minerals without having to eat large quantities. It's amazing how NOT hungry I am. That juice fills you up.

    Anyone into juicing? At first I was making these horrible tasting blends of vegetables but now I've perfected recipes that actually taste great.
  • IdkMyBffJill

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    Aug 28, 2011 2:26 AM GMT
    I've been considering it. Not for every meal, but to incorporate it in for one meal or snack each day since I probably don't eat enough veggies otherwise. Have any favorite recipes?
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    Aug 28, 2011 2:35 AM GMT
    fennel
    spinach
    baby snow peas
    ginger
    lemon
    apples

    or
    celery
    carrots
    cucumbers
    apples
    ginger
    parsley
    lemon

    anything you like

    everything gets washed and juiced...skin, stems, pits, things you usually cut off and discard. Makes for an excellent quick breakfast.
    I live near a cheap fresh produce market
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    Aug 28, 2011 2:37 AM GMT
    I saw the movie too and I was just considering doing it for a little while to see how I'd feel.
  • mybud

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    Aug 28, 2011 2:55 AM GMT
    Why would ya juice and throw away the fiber?....doesn't make sense to me...at all
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    Aug 28, 2011 3:12 AM GMT
    the need to move material through your digestive system diminishes the need for fiber since you aren't consuming much bulk

    nutrient enriched juice is easily absorbed...there isn't old fecal matter clogging your system

    juicing supplies no protein, fish does and also some fiber

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    Aug 28, 2011 3:13 AM GMT
    I have a juicer and use it to make sure I get enough vitamins from veggies. I've juiced kale, apples, and celery a few of times. It's an acquired taste. I tried adding ginger, but didn't like the bite.

    Tonight I juiced beets, pears, and celery. Also not bad...it left a strange feeling in the back of my throat.

    I'm still looking for the mix that makes me say "wow, that's good!"

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    Aug 28, 2011 3:23 AM GMT
    MikeOnMain saidI have a juicer and use it to make sure I get enough vitamins from veggies. I've juiced kale, apples, and celery a few of times. It's an acquired taste. I tried adding ginger, but didn't like the bite.

    Tonight I juiced beets, pears, and celery. Also not bad...it left a strange feeling in the back of my throat.

    I'm still looking for the mix that makes me say "wow, that's good!"



    Yes. That's exactly it. Experiment and get to a point of actually looking forward to drinking it because it tastes great. I've made some disgusting combinations.
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    Aug 28, 2011 5:11 AM GMT
    I make fruit juices with some vegetables thrown in every morning for breakfast... I have that plus an oatmeal shake. Great! But for other meals, I need to vary it a bit.
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    Aug 28, 2011 5:19 AM GMT
    Vodka and Cranberry with a lime twist! Plenty of juicing for me!!
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    Aug 28, 2011 5:36 AM GMT
    Mmmmm, juicing! Ooooooh, from vegetables you mean! Yeah, vegetables are good too icon_redface.gificon_redface.gificon_redface.gificon_redface.gificon_redface.gif
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    Aug 28, 2011 5:01 PM GMT
    Yes..veggies. I haven't tried beets but I did try mustard, collard and turnip greens.
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    Aug 28, 2011 5:09 PM GMT
    I have juiced, but currently am blending greens, vegetables, and fruits with a VitaMix blender. Blending keeps the fiber while juicing does not. A lot of different opinions comparing blending with juicing, and if you are interested and google "blending versus juicing", you'll see a number of articles. No intention at all to try and turn a thread on juicing into a juicing versus blending argument. They both have their benefits, and I think studying the differences gives you better insight into both.