Does anybody else juice?

  • CarbGoggles

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    Apr 10, 2012 2:15 AM GMT
    Juicing as in fruits and veggies not juicing as in needles and shrunken balls. I've been juicing twice a day for a month now and my stomach is not adjusting... The bloating is so annoying. Some times I get so bloated that I actually become nauseous but it never gets to the point where I will actually vomit. What sucks though is it will linger on for hours. My vegan friend who juices assures me that my body will adjust and this is normal for somebody who is starting out. Uhhhh 4 weeks later... Has anybody else who juices gone through this for as long?
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    Apr 10, 2012 2:48 AM GMT
    Are you drinking enough water?? some of these fruits have so much fiber in them they absorb all the water in your system.

    Also, might be wise to back off and just go for once a day for a month and then ramp up
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    Apr 10, 2012 3:49 AM GMT
    Consult a food combining chart. You might be combining imcompatible ingredients. Keep the recipes simple. Carrot and celery is a good one to start with. Dont overdue it as far as quanity. Juice it in the morning but don't drink it all at once.
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    Apr 10, 2012 3:52 AM GMT
    If you're not used to these foods, then yes, your body will react. You may adjust in time, but there is no guarantee. It might have been better to start off slower.

    If you're just drinking the juice, that may also be a problem. There's a lot of sugar in juice, and it will cause the microorganisms in your gut to grow out of balance.

    A simple solution might be to try Beano. It might cut down on the gas/bloating.
  • Hulse15

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    Apr 10, 2012 3:53 AM GMT
    is there anything else in your diet that may be causing the bloating?

    When you juice the fiber is taken out so that may not be the problem.

    What exactly are you juicing? Lots of fruit or sweet veggies?
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    Apr 10, 2012 3:57 AM GMT
    Yeah ur probably going too hard.
    Twice a day??? Just do first thing in the morning. Maybe after some hot lemon water?

    Empty stomach always. If there is food digesting the veggies will just ferment and rot/bloat ya.
  • CarbGoggles

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    Apr 17, 2012 4:28 AM GMT
    I was using 6 kale and 4 greens per drink along with carrots, spinach, asparagus and a few other items. I'm just a meat and rice kinda guy. Def not used to all these cruci veggies. I've toned it down in the last week. Now I use up to 2 kale and 2 greens. I've started including apple and orange as well. Reducing the kale and greens made a big difference. I intend to keep this up for as long as I have access to fresh fruits and veggies. I assume my system will be more efficient at processing cruci juices as time goes on.
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    Apr 17, 2012 3:18 PM GMT
    I've been meaning to get a juicer and perhaps try a juice fast for ages. All this talk of easing up on the greens has me second-guessing the value of a more expensive juicer that'd extract wheatgrass juice. Any thoughts?
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    Apr 17, 2012 4:04 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidGreens will do this to you. Try just adding one leaf to other red, orange and different colored fruits and veggies.

    I'm not certain but I think the chlorophyll is too strong on your body. Especially since you are having it in raw form. I have experienced this too. Just ease up.

    Try sauteing your greens as this will break them down a bit and be easier to digest.
    This^^

    Some people have issues in digesting green veggies. Especially if you arent accustomed to consuming them. Minimize or eliminate them and stick to the non-green colored veggies. Also cooking them as suggested might help.
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    Mar 29, 2013 6:50 PM GMT
    I am looking for some good juicing recipes. Does anybody have any? I didnt think about a food combination chart. ill look online for that.
  • MarvelBoy23

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    Mar 29, 2013 6:54 PM GMT
    I use to juice a lot of fruit a few years back but realized it did that to my stomach! But now I juice every morning and have been for about 4 months. I don't have this issue. I rarely juice fruits now tho, at least not a lot of them. I've created my own green machine, and drink that daily. I do put 1 apple or 1 pear in it, but that's the extent of fruit I juice. I did have some issues with bloating if I juiced too much broccoli, but seem to have found the right combo for me now.


    Broccoli, Kale, Chard, Spinach, Parsley, Lemon, Pear, Celery and Cucumber!

  • MikeW

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    Mar 29, 2013 7:12 PM GMT
    Why juice? Why not eat the whole fruit/vegie? By juicing fruits (and many vegies) you're concentrating the fructose absent the fiber.
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    Mar 31, 2013 5:02 PM GMT
    Still no answer about wheatgrass. Seriously, if you just juice wheatgrass is there much need to juice any other fruit and vegetable if you're not specifically on a juice fast?
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    Mar 31, 2013 5:16 PM GMT
    You need a proper balance of gut bacteria populations to digest things properly- consider probiotics and digestive enzymes.