Anyone heard of juice fasting?

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  1. hanlonfive

    hanlonfive seeker of knowledge

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    I've read alittle bit on water and juice fasting............was wondering if anyone here has done it and how it turned out for them?

    beannachtai,

    kelli
     
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    Kelli,

    Last year (Feb 2005) I did a Juice Fast. The plan was to do about a week - I ended up being on it for more than 2! I bought a juicer and juiced everything from carrots (bleckkk) and yams (yum)...........

    It was great. I felt great and lost a lot of weight. Now.......the weight came back on almost immediately but ONLY because I did not do it right. I was supposed to slowly introduce solids of raw vegetables and fruit. Mainly - taking the ingredients of my juices and eating them whole. I didn't do that.

    I went to a website and got a book called Fasting to Freedom. If I can remember the website - you can learn everything you need to know without buying the book. I'll try to find it. It's Christian based but the nutritional information is valid regardless of your faith. :) :)

    It is a good way to jumpstart a diet - in that you sort of get rid of all the JUNK in your system before starting fresh on a new way of eating.

    Jill
     

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    I have heard that it slows down your matabolzim which will pack on the pounds when you start eating again. I do think juicing is great and should be part of your diet.
     
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    You know it all depends on what you are juicing too. If it is all fruit, I would say no. If you are using cleansing foods, then yes.

    I did some with beets and beet tops, spinach, etc. If I went back through my books I could tell you what I was juicing. I remember doing lots of fresh beets and I think I remember carrots. I was also dehydrating the pulp and making snacks out of it, I mixed in some seasonings and Braggs Liquid Aminos to flavor it.
     
  5. hanlonfive

    hanlonfive seeker of knowledge

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    Thanks for the info!!!!

    Kelli