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  • Thanks for the link, Matt!! And really cool post. My Breville is on its last leg, so I’ll have to look at the NutriPro.
    I’m still not a fan of juice fasting, or meal replacement with juices, from a scientific standpoint: I think the chances of raising blood sugar too much are real for a lot of people, and that there’s just not enough hard clinical evidence (very little, in fact) that juice fasting is any more beneficial than eating a healthy diet.
    That said, for a lot of people, the experience of a fast can incite more mindfulness about eating, which is a good thing, and of course the concentrated nutrient value of juice is incredible! I regard it as a supplement of sorts — a snack and meal component that I think boosts my vitality and the nutrient density of my day.

  • Awesome! I’m so glad more and more people are being introduced to juicing! I had the same reaction as you did after watching “fat, sick, and nearly dead.” I got a juicer and started my cleanse. The first few days were rough for me, but that fourth day I had so much energy I didn’t know what do with myself!
    I have recently purchased a nutribullet. I love it. No waste and easy to clean up. It is like a smoothie and I usually have it in the AM and then I will have my juice in the afternoon. I have been into juicing for a good year now, and I have one at least once a day. Feeling great!

  • Heres another juice option that I am fairly certain nobody else will suggest, but it is quite surprisingly delicious.
    4 oranges, peeled
    1 large bunch of cilantro.
    Weird combination- but oddly good.

  • Fantastic blog post and well done on your juicing achievement. I love it when fellow runners enjoy the benefits of juicing.
    Angie and myself lost 150 pounds combined through juicing and running. We have (other than than the odd few pounds) have kept it off.
    There is no coincidence that when I started to run I was on week 1 of a juice fast. I could not run for 2 mins then. Angie and I have now run 5 half marathons between us.
    Juicing is great for weight loss but there is so much more to it than that. Our energy levels were through the roof and it led us both to a plant strong diet. Our tastes and cravings totally changed – now we crave steamed greens rather than a steak.
    Three years since I (Shane)started on a mission to transform my life through exercise and nutrition and I am still loving it. My diet has been completely overhauled. Gone are the kebabs, burgers and fries. My standard of living is so much better since I introduced running and juicing into my life. I was promoted three times and landed a dream move from Sweden to San Francisco and now New York City. This all happened after I started running and juicing.
    You can seen our before and after photos on the link above. We also have a free starter guide on how we introduced juicing into our lives.
    My only warning to people is not to drink too much beet only juice. It is so potent so limit yourself to a 1oz shot. I have heard from a lot of people that they had adverse effects from drinking beet only.
    I would recommend sweetening it with an apple, carrot or a cucumber. Beets are powerhouses especially for runners. I drink an ABC (apple, beet, carrot) every day.

  • I think you are missing the value of the fiber in adding health benefits and satiaty. I would try those same recipes with some added water and I bet you could make it to lunch more easily.

  • Keith is right. You can cleanse on just juice though I prefer to add in smoothies as part of the plan. That way you should not be deficient in fiber. A twin track approach (juicing and smoothies) gives you assurance and peace of mind.
    I must say though, when I cleanse like this, I am not really physically hungry. Most of the time it is a mental hunger rather than physical. You will need to weather these moments. My advice is to drink lots of water and to draw up a list of 3-5 goals that you want to achieve. I would think about those goals when I was ‘hungry’ by 10.30.
    This strategy is very effective. When I started running and juicing for the first time – it was winter in Sweden. Some day it was minus 30. I was only able to keep running outdoors by constantly thinking about and visualising those goals. It is a powerful approach.
    Some people say you should not juice fast and run at the same time. I say listen to your body. Last week I ‘fasted’ for 5 days on just juice. I ran every day – between 3 to 4 miles each morning, I felt no pain or issues. In fact I felt in better shape and clocked some fast runs. In fact I ran my 10k PB on day 5 of a juice fast. Just listen to your body…

  • Hey, next time around, you can quell some of that hunger by:
    1. Adding some of the extracted fiber back into the juice,
    2. Mixing in some grounded flax, hemp or chia seed, or
    3. Mixing in some pea, or hemp protein powder.
    Joe Cross, the documentary maker, uses a Breville Juicer. I got one too, and it’s fast, but after a year it began to break down and I returned to my old workhouse, the Champion Juicer. (Story here: http://www.garmaonhealth.com/diet/reboot-juice-habit) Sometimes there’s a trade off between speed and durability.
    Yep.
    -Joe

  • Hey, great article! Yeah, juicing isn’t cheap if you’re relying on it for all of your meals. I’m a once a day juicer and when I fast it’s only for 3 days max. Great job on the 30 days and congrats for completing it. I’d just like to add that even though juicing isn’t cheap, hospital and doctor bills are way more 🙂 Thank and happy juicing!

  • I watched the same movie and soon afterwords I bought Omega juicer. 9 days later after weighting myself I’m happy to see a 9 pounds difference! I’m not going to lie – the first few days are horrible. As your body is adjusting to a new diet and getting rid of toxins you’re probably going to suffer but it eventually passes and once you start seeing results you’ll be even more motivated to stay on it.

  • I’m a big fan of smoothies but haven’t really tried juicing. I think it’s definitely worth a try but I do worry about the hunger pangs!

      1. Might want to check out forks over knives! Proteins are the food source for cancers and you will receive plenty of protein through your juicers. If you diversify and drink a rainbow in your day you will receive between 40 to 60 grams a day. Seriously check it out.

        1. I am just starting a juice cleanse for the first time but did plenty of research and found that you are correct about the protein. One site gave the comparison of a gorilla and it’s muscle mass and it only consuming vegetation proving the point that there is plenty protein in a vegetarian diet whether it be juicing or solids. My husband tried telling me I needed to add a protein powder to my juice cleanse so I don’t lose the muscle mass and when I gave him that comparison with the gorilla he completely agreed. She also compared stallions and other animals that consume only vegetation yet have very high muscle mass. It definitely makes sense.

  • So absolutely no solids during this 3 or30 day cleanse? I am thinking about getting a juicer but I’ve never cleansed before and am worried my running will be effected because of the headaches..

    1. Ashley I would not advise that. I would try and introduce one green juice a day for 21 days. That will prepare you for a juice only cleanse.
      I have run during a fast with no problems in fact my runs were faster!!!
      Angie and I lost 150 pounds through juicing and running and have a free starter guide on our site.

  • great post! I’m looking at launching a 30 day juice challenge for my community and this format was very helpful! I will likely reference your post as I launch in June. Thank you! –Teresa

  • After conditioning myself into starting each day with a fruit smoothie consisting of:
    Various berries
    Peanut butter
    Spinach
    Tumeric
    Flax oil
    Bananas
    Almond milk…
    …I recently started trying to condition myself to supplant a second meal with a veggie juice.
    A little tougher to take to than the fruit smoothie each morning, but I’ll keep you posted.

    1. Caroline
      I just started my journey to juicing and I’m very excited I’ve always watched those late night infomercials with Jack Lalanne’s power juicers and always wanted one and to taste those wonderful and delicious drinks didn’t they look scrumptious but never got around to it. All those years went by and I’m sorry to say it took my health problem to make the decision to purchase a Jack Lalanne power juicer and I’m glad I did such a wonderful machine. Wish me luck!!!

  • Good stuff. I’m always interested to read the results of others who have gone thru the juice fast. I’ve never experienced the odd color of my #1 like you did with beets. But most definitely the hunger struggles were there. I found that drinking decaffinated, unsweetened tea helps a bit in between juices.

  • Yes!!!! I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!!!!! I am starting the 60 juice fast on June 1!!!!!! I’m so excited about it! I can’t wait to give my body a reboot!

    1. hey, how was the juicing so far?? im thinking to start mine on july 1 to. im planing to do 60days juicing. can you share your experience and what should i look forward too?

  • Great, Doug and Katie! Thanks for detailed experiences! I like your juice recipes, you gave 3 juices, each of different color, with different vitamins. I know it’s the best to mix 5 different colors of vegetables and fruits to your daily food. I think juicing diet only is dangerous for our health because although juice does contain vitamins it is total carbohydrate without the fiber to even out the blood sugar. We need to make combination with other meals.

  • Just bought my juicer today. Love your recipes …can’t wait to try them.. We are getting healthy …. LOOK OUT!!!!!!
    Thank you xxx

  • Lovely read and well done – you are inspiring me. This may be a silly question, but I’m struggling to see how you get 24 ounces (750mls) out of 2 beets 1 cucumber and lime? I would really appreciate your feedback. Thanks!

  • Wow! That is exactly what I am watching now on Netflix! I am so happy I came across this site. I’m determined to make this work. Now is the time! Wish me luck :). Thanks for the info 🙂

  • I am currently doing a 30 day juice challenge and today is day 26. I followed a plan offered by juice receipes. All i can say is it can be filling so watch what you eat along with juicing. Beside I am feeling great and enjoying this past days of juicing.

  • So you were training for a marathon while on a juice fast? How did you feel? And how many days into the fast did you start training?
    I’m asking because I plan on doing a 30 day fast as well…and I was wondering if I will be able to workout…

  • Hi
    Great read 🙂 so are you saying that a juicer that removes the pulp is better than one that saves it. I thought it was more nutritional to use the pulp and gain the benefits of the fibre by using a juicer like the nutri bullet??

  • Your all juicing recipe are very healthy. Excited to give these very tasty sounding juices a try! Mostly I like your Fields of Green Juice. Would you tell me in which time I can drink it to keep good my health?

  • I’m so glad that the paleo diet is starting to become more mainstream and indeed accepted.
    Personally, I think the Paleo diet is great. I am seeing and feeling the benefits of the diet for a long time now. Not only have I lost weight, but I feel much more energized, and much better in myself. I think the reason is that whilst the paleo diet may be a diet, I do actually eat much much varied food than I did previously. All I’ve done is taken out the stodge that my body finds hard to digest, and added more types of fruit, veg, and indeed meat.
    I’ve now actually taken an interest in cooking paleo meals, which I can guarantee is 100% better than throwing some ready meals in the oven like I used to.

    1. Edward,
      I am 26 and my weight is 162lb. I know it’s a little bit higher than recommended weight. I am 1.72 meter. What do you suggest? Do I have to start Paleo diet? I want to be fit.
      Or I have to start to drink vegetable juices.

  • Reading all the benefits that you were able to achieve, I’m now convinced to do the 30 day juice challenge myself. I hope you don’t mind if I’ll try out your recipes 🙂

  • I have tried the “Fields of Green” Recipe many times and it does a great job at restoring your body alkalinity levels. However a word of warning: You will go to the bathroom a lot 🙂 So be prepared.

  • Thanx for the great recipe suggestions. I modified the Fields of Green recipe as follows:
    2 pears
    1 green apple
    3 stalks of kale
    6 celery stalks
    1 cucumber
    Adding the kale and removing the orange and one apple reduced the sweetness since I am not big on sweet. The Orange You Glad drink is perfect as is and super low maintenance.

  • I am going to give your recipe with the Oranges and Ginger a try. I just can’t stand Bananas and came across your site when I was searching for homemade juices that didn’t have a banana in them. I’m looking forward to reading more on your site.

  • I am currently doing a 30 day juice challenge and today is day 26. I followed a plan offered by juice receipes. All i can say is it can be filling so watch what you eat along with juicing. Beside I am feeling great and enjoying this past days of juicing.

  • Hello,
    I have done veggie & fruit smoothies in the past and looking foward to starting all over again. My health is freaking me out. High and irregular blood pressure, weight gain, migraines, unpredictable heart rate etc, etc. I’m only 54 yrs old. I want to be the best version of my self. Any feedback will be greatly appreciated!

    Sincerely,
    MHD from Orlando, Fl.

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