Longoria, congrats on day 2 of your juice fast! You may want to consider adding an unflavored protein isolate to your juices before and after pt. That will help make sure you aren’t loosing too much muscle and give you some energy to get through your pt. If you do that along with light exercise throughout the day, you’ll lose the weight at a good pace Longoria. Keep me posted and let me know how things work out for you. I’m here if you have any questions.
Tammy, you are very welcome! Congrats on your success and your health! 15 pounds is a great accomplishment and you should be real proud of yourself. I’ll be here if you have any questions Tammy. How long are you going to juice for and what are your goals?
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Bimnatty, welcome to JOJ and congrats on deciding to do a juice fast with your daughter. I would have concerns as you are still breastfeeding. When you fast you will go through detox. During that detox period toxins will get released into your bloodstream and your milk. You may want to wait until you aren’t breastfeeding anymore to do your fast. You may want to visit your doctor and ask for advice too. If you want to start I would suggest adding in a few juices while eating raw fruits and veggies throughout the day. This will help to prepare your body for the fast and lessen the effects of the detox when you go full out juice. Keep me posted and I’m here if you or your daughter have any questions.
It’s not all or nothing when it comes to juicing for weight loss, though. You can safely replace one meal or snack with a healthful green juice and successfully lose weight, says dietitian Joy Bauer. At other meals, watch your portion sizes and stick to whole foods, namely lean proteins, fresh vegetables and fruits and whole grains, to help you drop pounds. By eating whole foods, you won’t feel as if you’re starving.
Check it out! Not only will this potent blend help you to banish those unwanted pounds quickly, but it can also help you to feel better when you’ve spent too long knocking back the sauce the night before. A good tip to keep in mind with this particular juice is that you should drink plenty of water alongside it. Hydration is key here!
Juicing for weight loss has such a wealth of body benefits that it is fast replacing water detox regimens. If a healthy diet and nutrition program is uppermost on your list of priorities, you will soon discover that juicing for weight loss is the optimal option.
Heidi, congrats on day 3 of your juice fast! If you didn’t eat anything during those three days you may still be on detox. The detox usually lasts 3-5 days depending on your previous eating habits. You’ll know when you’re off detox as you’ll start to feel really good when those toxins are out of your system. As far as weight I think 20 pounds is achievable. I doubt you will gain it back if you stick to making healthy choices in your diet. It’s only when you revert to previous eating habits that you’ll gain it back. Granny Smith apples are better because they contain less sugar. Less sugar means faster weight loss.
Farheen, when you travel you may have trouble if you don’t have access to your juicer. If you can’t juice the best thing to do would be to only eat fresh fruits and veggies throughout your stay and ten hop back on your fast as soon as you can.
You know how a tangerine can help your body absorb the iron in spinach? That kind of food-combo teamwork is a real thing and can be really affected by a juice cleanse. “Good fats are very important for the correct functioning of our body’s internal processes. Removing these from the diet can mean the body can’t perform at its optimum level,” says nutrition expert Emma Brown.”For example, fat-soluble vitamins A, D, K and E require fats in the diet in order to be absorbed. If your diet does not include some fat, the uptake of these vitamins from food will be limited.”
Roxanne, welcome to JOJ and congrats on starting your juice fast last Sunday! Here’s a recipe I use before or after my workouts: http://www.justonjuice.com/green-giant-juice/ This should keep you full for a longer period of time. Well, just know that those junk food junkies you work with probably won’t feel as good as you do. Remember, they are stuck on their addictions until they make a choice to better their health like you did. Try the Green Giant Juice and let me know how it works out for you Roxanne. I wish you all the best! Keep me posted on your progress and know that I’m here if you have questions or need support. Cheers!
P.S. I don’t do a lot of different juices I keep it simple. I use spinach and bagged power greens, celery, cucumber, ginger, carrots and lemon. The one thing I do is seep rat the first 5 ingredients and down those and then drink the carrot and lemon slowly. I just don’t like the mix I don’t like the greens period but they are so good for me I drink them the carrot and lemon is amazing soooo good. I don’t use apples to much but I do on occasion.
Figgs, there is no need for fiber while on a juice fast. You aren’t consuming any solids so there is nothing for your system to digest. The whole point is to avoid solids and fiber of any kind. If you do have solids/fiber you aren’t on a juice fast as it kicks your digestive system back into gear. The juice fast works by not using your digestive system and allowing it to cleanse, giving you back the energy that was usually used for digesting. This in turn not just cleanses your digestive system but creates a symptom of low toxicity in your system. You system noticing this low toxicity is much more apt to release toxins (which are stored in fat cells) helping you to cleanse and lose weight while taking in all the nutrients you need. Just drink the juice, follow the fast, and you’ll be fine. There’s no need to add anything to your juices, it will only slow down the effect.
If anything John, it’s not going to put a strain on your heart but heal it and make it stronger. You’ll be amazed at how much better you feel within the first week. I’m looking forward to hearing updates from you. Feel free to email me anytime and keep me posted. I wish you all the best! Cheers!
These symptoms are likely to occur because of the low number of calories these diets contain. If you’re depriving your body of calories, you’re essentially depriving it of energy, which can lead to these undesirable effects.
Plenty of water is locked up in your muscles with glycogen. “When you eat a low-calorie diet, you use up those glycogen stores, and you lose the water weight with it,” says lalifechef.com’s Seth Santoro. The excitement is temporary, though; Santoro adds that you’ll gain that water weight right back when you return to your normal diet. For non-cleansing ways to get rid of belly bloat, find out the 24 Ways to Shrink Your Belly in 24 Hours!
When eating a low-calorie diet, water stored in your muscles with glycogen gets used up—which causes your skin to feel dry. “Balance is the key,” says Antonia Burrell, associate lecturer in the chemistry of aromatherapy at the London College of Fashion. Burrell says that a prolonged juice cleanse can lead to a drier skin and potentially prematurely-aged skin because of the lack of essential fatty acids being consumed. Yikes! For more ways food and drink can cause wrinkles, check out the 20 Foods That Age You 20 Years.
Foods that have high water content are low in calories. It is easy to understand that in order to lose weight you need to either eat less calories or burn more calories. Therefore, it’s a good idea to reserve a part of your meals for foods that not only low in calories but also keep you full for longer. Due to its high water and fibre content, cucumber juice fills you up easily and so, it can be a great meal filler. You can also squeeze some lime juice and add a few mint leaves to make a refreshing summer drink.
Laura, don’t set yourself a time frame, set yourself a weight goal and juice until you get there. Remember, you will continue to lose weight after the fast as long as you stick to healthy eating choices. Give yourself two weeks and then decide if you want to continue or start to include solids for a while. If you want to lose 50 pounds it may take a month or two depending on how much you currently weigh. Just keep in mind you will continue to lose weight after your fast, just eat healthy! Cheers!
Tiffany, you can have your juice as early as you like and then workout within the hour. Another thing you can do is have 8 ounces of water and lemon, and then 8-12 ounces of juice. I usually have my water and lemon right when I wake up. After that I go about my morning, take a shower, get dressed, etc. and then have my morning juice.
Aaron: To lose 30-40 pounds you basically juice until you’ve lost 30-40 pounds. I know, stupid answer but everyone is different. You may lose 10 pounds a week the first two weeks then drop to 5 pounds a week, or you may lose 5 pounds a week from the start. You could also wind up losing 10 or more pounds a week and sustain that rate. So I would honestly go into it committed to 4 weeks of juicing and see how it goes. As for the caffeine headaches…with the juicing and water intake you will be surprised how good you feel. That said…if you do get the headache I would not be against having ONE Dr. Pepper a day to kill the headache. Personally I think a cup of coffee or green tea would be a better alternative though but with all the juice, you are still gonna lose weight even with a soda a day.
Hi Donnie, your knowledge & support has helped me tremendously, I started juicing about a week & a half ago & I have lost roughly 15lbs I can’t tell how thankful I am for your help & support. Also I do have lots more energy than I’ve had in a long time, & absolutely love juicing for my health. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!
I have a scale that measures body fat but I learned not to rely on its reading. The reading varied a lot. To get a successful reading that way you’ll have to not eat 4 hours prior to hopping on the scale and you’ll have to refrain from any exercise for 12 hours before hopping on. Here’s an article that states how to accurately measure your body fat percentage.
Hi, I was wondering if watermellon is the one fruit that can be eaten? My mom doesn’t want me to just juice, but I’m wanting to loose at least 15-20 lbs. So to apease her and eat something, is watermellon ok? Thanks!!
Looking to lose 80 pounds. I started my juicing today! I must say Kale is gross! I made the green machine juice from fat sick and nearly dead. I tell you what, it’s got to be modified or I won’t be able to stomach it LOL!
The biggest thing I noticed within about 3 days of starting the cleanse is that my joints don’t ache so much. I know I had a lot of inflammation. My fingers ached a lot and knees and hips, but now it’s much much less. The other thing I’ve started checking is my BP. Honestly, I was scared to take it before I started. I know it was rarely if ever under 140/90 with a heart rate in the upper 80s or even low 90’s. I just took it this evening and it was 128/77 with a heart rate of 71. Pretty dramatic results in a short time frame.
Whether its made from fruit or vegetables, the juice you’re drinking on a cleanse contains a high amount of sugar. “That will cause your body to produce insulin faster, making your blood sugar drop,” says nutritionist Leah Kaufman MS, RD, CDN, founder of book leahkaufman.com. “This results in dizziness and feeling lightheaded.”
The science behind juicing is rather lengthy so I will sum it up for you but provide a reference to read further into the science behind it at the end of this article. When you go on a juice fast you are creating a condition of low concentration of toxic wastes in your circulatory system. The cells will then let go of their toxic wastes along with fats. These wastes and fats get passed out through your urine. To lose weight by juicing, you should have a basic understanding that when these toxins are released they lead to a case of toxemia as your system cleanses itself. Sounds bad right? Not really! It’s a natural part of the healing process and you should welcome it. Within a few days to a week your body will be cleansed.
Spicy foods have clinically proven to be exceptionally good at aiding weight loss. This particular juice blend comes with a healthy dose of jalapeno, and ginger root – both sure to heat up your average weight loss session.