Juicing uses a machine to turn veggies and fruit into an easy drinkable form.
I started juicing when I was undergoing chemotherapy. Up until then I used my Nutribullet on a pretty regular basis and loved green smoothies. Chemo though made me nauseous most of the time and to be honest I was a little depressed so my appetite was shot when I wasn’t nauseous. Juicing gave me a way of being able to get all of my nutrients and vitamins into one glass. That way if it was a day I was having a hard time keeping something down I still had all of my nutrition bases covered.
3. What is a juice fast?
A juice fast is replacing all meals with a veggie/fruit juice for a set amount of time. Some people do 3 day weekend cleanses for quick reboots and some people can go up to 30-60 days on a full juice fast. As with anything if you have any health concerns you should check with your doctor before doing a fast.
Somewhere around 130 lbs but I started hormone therapy at the beginning of 2014 to combat early onset menopause (I'm 28), so I regained due to the medication. My goal for this year is to complete a 60 day fast and lose 60 more lbs. I’ve been juicing as a supplement to my daily meals for nearly a year now and have done 2 10 Day Fasts and one 30 Day Fast. I juice just about everyday.
Nope. Chemo is a truly double sided sword. It makes you nauseous and low on energy so you are given steroids to combat that. The steroids make you gain weight ridiculously easy, even though your food intake may be much smaller.
check my previous post on choosing a juicer. If you’re in it for the long haul I recommend going for a Breville.
For beginners I recommend 5 days to begin with. The reason for that is days 3-4 can be horrible due to detox symptoms so some people may end it early without reaping the full benefits.
Without support I don’t suggest anything over 30 days, though some people go 60 or more days.
16-20 ounces depending on your juicer, and the recipes I use are pretty much what I've learned from trial and error over the last year and a half, but there are plenty of juicing books you can find on amazon, and many bookstores.
Yes, no intensive weight lifting or high intensity cardio but you can still workout moderately while fasting but listen to your body.
No they are a great way to give you a variety of tastes but if you’re not a tea person that’s ok. No coffee while fasting. I recommend the Yogi Brand Tea for fasting and they have many different flavors, if you need sweetness try to use Stevia only.
Nausea is one of the most common detox symptoms along with headaches and feeling tired. Keep in mind that as you fast your body is doing a major cleanup process so make sure you drink enough water to keep the toxins flushed out and the feeling will pass in a few days.
No. Brands I recommend in a pinch are Blueprint, Ardens Garden, Evolution Fresh, and Its Raaw are what’s available in my area. Most health food stores, Earthfare, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods probably carry others just look for Cold Pressed juices. Naked and Bolt house are not good choices. Even with the ones mentioned you should aim for no more than 1 a day. Commercial juice companies tend to go heavy on the fruit and when fasting you want your juices to be mainly vegetables.
I use a cold press juicer so that my juices don’t oxidize as quickly. Heat kills nutrients. My personal preference is to store juices 48-72 hours. I use glass bottles and mason jars to store them. Fill them to the top and seal.
A common misconception is that juicing removes all the protein which it doesn’t only fiber. You can also add chia seeds, ground flax seeds, hemp protein and hemp hearts for additional protein.
Currently B12, Maca and Manetabolism.
No. As always consult your doctor but a full juice fast is not recommended while nursing or pregnant.
Hope that helps and Happy Juicing!
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