Juice fasting; does it work? What's your experience?

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    Aug 13, 2012 1:38 AM GMT
    The subject line pretty much states the question. If you've ever done a juice fast, what was your experience like? What juicer/blender did you use? Overall pros/cons?


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    Aug 13, 2012 4:16 AM GMT
    What is your goal that you want to achieve? Detox? Weight loss? Cutting body fat?

    I have tried it once before but I almost fainted on the fourth day. It turns out that your body needs protein / complete essential amino acids to function at an optimal level, especially if you workout with weights.
  • TampaENFJ

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    Aug 14, 2012 2:57 AM GMT
    There are lots of theories about juicing, and lots of anecdotal evidence/stories. It's a good way to get vitamins, but it doesn't provide any protein, and it doesn't provide much in the way of fiber. Juice, especially when you use fruit, is not good for blood sugar stability. For an active guy, it's hard to consumer the same number of calories as usual, so it might have some benefits right off the bat, it isn't sustainable for long.

    I like to do 2 or 3 days of just fresh juice and eating veggies. Light, natural eating for a couple days if I feel like I need to get back on track. I don't work out during that time though, because I run out of steam after 5 or 10 minutes.
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    Aug 14, 2012 3:12 PM GMT
    I would use it as part of a cutting phase.
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    Aug 14, 2012 8:01 PM GMT
    Yes, it works, but isn't sustainable for more than a few days.

    The better option would be to use it as a meal replacement, but not for every meal.
  • swimmer29

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    Aug 14, 2012 8:15 PM GMT
    I second paulflexes' statement.

    I started juicing in early January. In my experience, someone who is active can not sustain a juice only diet for more than 6 hours without becoming lethargic, irritable, and not regular.

    Now, I juice twice a day, everyday, eat a balanced diet of carbs, protein, and fat 3-4 times a day, and feel great. A citrus blend (orange, pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine, and ginger) in the morning, and then a vegetable blend (kale, beet, apple, and carrot) in the afternoon. I have found the juice is a great way to supplement my diet and for my body to absorb more minerals and nutrients.

    I use a Breville BJE510XL and love it. Fairly easy to clean and has been very reliable for over 7 months of daily use.
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    Aug 14, 2012 8:36 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidYes, it works, but isn't sustainable for more than a few days.

    The better option would be to use it as a meal replacement, but not for every meal.


    Or you'll pass out like I (almost) did @_@
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    Aug 14, 2012 10:50 PM GMT
    CityRiver said
    paulflexes saidYes, it works, but isn't sustainable for more than a few days.

    The better option would be to use it as a meal replacement, but not for every meal.


    Or you'll pass out like I (almost) did @_@
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    Aug 15, 2012 12:18 AM GMT
    Trollileo said
    swimmer29 saidI started juicing in early January.
    Sounds more like drugs.
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    Mar 29, 2013 12:18 PM GMT
    Juice cleansing will cause diarrhea and muscle atrophy. There are much better way to "cut" and to detox
  • JackTribal

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    May 04, 2013 2:22 PM GMT
    I've TRIED juicing. I really did. but I kept falling off the wagon icon_sad.gif I guess i'm too used to EATING food rather than drinking it icon_razz.gif
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    May 29, 2013 10:28 PM GMT
    As in all things regarding diet, we have to be careful to balance out our diet. Going "all juice" or "all protein" is not the way to go.