juicing

Rosie - posted on 07/10/2011 ( 24 moms have responded )

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my husband recently watched a youtube video about some guy going on a juicing diet and the guy lost massive amounts of weight and was checked by his doc all throughout and ended up being healthier than before. now my husband wants to do this diet.

i think he's crazy. he needs fiber, and all the veggies and fruits needed will be expensive. i dont' see why he can't go on a vegetarian diet instead. cheaper and just as healthy. he claims it's not just as healthy cause you get the vitamins of 8 carrots or whatever at one time instead of trying to down 8 carrots at a time.

what do you guys think? juicing good or bad?

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Sara - posted on 07/10/2011

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Well, I lost 80lbs and have kept it off by watching how many calories I ate and exercising for an hour about 4 times a week. Building muscle does help to burn fat. And as long as you're eating enough calories, your body will not go into starvation mode.

Constance - posted on 07/11/2011

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Juicing is wonderful. I was on the fence when my mom started years ago. She was having a lot of medical problems. She was really sick and she decided to juice her fruits and veges. After a few monthes of doing it all of her tests came back normal. She felt geat was actually in a eally good state of mind

I juiced for years and I am just starting back up. it will take a couple of weeks to get the energy that I have been lacking. I know though it will be worth it.

The biggest thing with juicing that most people don't understand is the nutrition you get from juicing. Typically people peel certain fruits and veges which removes vital nutrients. When juicing you juice everything. Juicing also gets you to have veges that you wouldn't eat because of flavor but when you mix them with other flavors it does mask the veges you don't like.

Yes you have to maintain a healthy diet and exercise in combination with juicing. It is something that has to be done on a perminat basis to have the benifts but it is great to do.

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Yea, its too much sugars that cause weight gain. However our body does need a certain amount of healthy sugar a day. Like everything, balance is key.

Kate CP - posted on 07/10/2011

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Okay, caloric intake alone does NOT determine whether or not you will lose weight or gain weight. CALORIES DO NOT GROW FAT CELLS-SUGAR GROWS FAT CELLS.

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Juicing itself is great for your body. Its packed with vitamins in every glass when you do it yourself. Your body can't live off of juice alone though, you need solids and a variety or different foods so you don't lack anything. I think its just another fad diet. If you have a glass with your breakfast and add protein to it. That can help boost your metabolism so you digest food better throughout the day. Plus stay away from refined/processed foods will help you lose weight. Basically just a well rounded healthy diet. Just juice is basically starving yourself.

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September - posted on 07/11/2011

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I think juicing is great when used in the short term. He's still going to have to maintain a healthy diet in order to keep the weight off that he's lost from juicing. Why not just eat healthy and exercise?

Jenn - posted on 07/11/2011

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Sugar doesn't necessarily turn into fat - it's only if there is an excess amount of calories coming from sugar that it turns into fat - so really ANY excess amount of calories would turn to fat regardless of the source. To lose weight it is very simple - eat a sensible amount of healthy foods and move your body more. I think juicing could be helpful if it would get you to consume more fruits and veggies, but if you are already eating whole fruits and veggies or are able to just increase the amount you are taking in, that would be best.

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...and who believes everything they see on you-tube anyway?
( i know that sounds facetious, but really....you-tube is hardly a good recommendation.)

Stifler's - posted on 07/11/2011

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I think any fad diet is bad and if you can't stay on it the rest of your life you shuldn't even attempt it.

Becky - posted on 07/10/2011

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I have heard it can be very beneficial for those fighting cancer, but I would imagine that is in addition to eating a healthy diet, not in place of doing so. No diet that includes only one food group is going to be healthy or sustainable in the long-term.

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I bought a brand new Jack LaLane juicer and it sat on the shelf for 4 months-opened, but never used! Easier to go to the store and buy it! Yes, there are most certainly beneftis to jucing, but like others pointed out, there are other factors to a healthy lifestyle.

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My dad had a juicer. We liked making different juices... and it would probably be a good thing for me to have now, so that I'd get more fruits and veggies in. Doing it all the time and/or only having juice though..... Not a chance. I'd starve and make myself sick. I NEED protein and starch to survive.

Kate CP - posted on 07/10/2011

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Absolutely, if you don't get ANY carbs or sugars in a day you WILL be sick as a dog. But if you're cutting calories and fats thinking you'll lose weight you just won't.

Sara - posted on 07/10/2011

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I think any diet where you don't eat actual food is doomed to fail. The point of a diet, especially one to improve your health and/or lose weight is to develop new habits. It's not sustainable, and I assume also not healthy, to just drink juice. He may lose weight, but he won't keep it off. The only way to lose weight and keep it off is to monitor the amount of calories you eat and exercise regularly. That's it. There's no magic way to do it. Fad diets don't work, period, IMO.

Kate CP - posted on 07/10/2011

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"Any diet fad is bad. The only way to lose weight that is guaranteed to work (barring disease) is to consume less than you burn off."

No, that's not how the human body works. If you take in less calories and begin burning more calories then your body goes into survival mode and holds on to fat stores. The way to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight is to not eat refined foods high in sugars. Sugar grows fats.

Rosie - posted on 07/10/2011

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yeah that sounds like it kate. he said the guy juice fasted. not only do i think it's not as healthy as just eating these veggies and fruits, the man is a human garbage disposal. he can't not eat. he'll go crazy. he overeats sooooo often cause he doesn't eat at regular intervals, so when he finally DOES get a chance to eat, he'll eat the whole package of brats or something similar.
he just can't do this diet, he'll be done with it in a few days like i said earlier. lol.

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Any diet fad is bad. The only way to lose weight that is guaranteed to work (barring disease) is to consume less than you burn off.

Minnie - posted on 07/10/2011

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Perhaps he should have vitamin and mineral levels checked in a few months? Because it's very hard to get sufficient levels of A, B and K, and in many climates and with certain lifestyles D, without healthy animal fats.

Kate CP - posted on 07/10/2011

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I think he watched a clip from the movie Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. It's a documentary on netflix you can watch.

The key to this guy's success was he FASTED for SIXTY DAYS! He was also on steroids and was weaned off which will allot for a large weight loss. Juicing isn't for every one.

Also the veggies give PLENTY of fiber. There's more fiber in a carrot than bread. The reason why juicing works better than just eating fruits and veggies is because it takes a LOT of fruits and veggies to make 8 oz of juice. So you're taking in more fruits and veggies by juicing than you would be by just eating them. However, I don't think juicing is the answer for most people.

Amie - posted on 07/10/2011

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So was this doctor on the youtube videos with this guy? Or is it just his word that his doc said this?

I dunno. It's not that hard to eat 8 carrots anyway. LOL I bet I could eat what's in a juice drink faster than he can put it altogether and drink anyway. =P haha

Rosie - posted on 07/10/2011

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i know right?? he's driving me crazy. he'll go out buy the damn juicer use it for 3 days and then decide he doesn't want to do it anymore.

Dana - posted on 07/10/2011

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I really don't know enough about it BUT, just because some yahoo on YouTube did it and his doctor said he was healthy doesn't mean squat, really.

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