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2 Week Juice Fast Plan

2 Week Juice Fast Plan

The 2 Week Juice Fast Plan is the same as the 7 Day Juice Fast Plan but doubled. You would simply follow the 7 day plan each week. You will find out what juices work best for you and what juices you are more in tune with the more you continue to juice. So as always, the recipes I provide are a guideline to help you get started in your juicing. You can change and substitute ingredients or you can still stick to the plan if you like. So here is the 7 Day Juice Fast Plan, just repeat it during the second week.

The 2 Week Juice Fast Plan is great if your looking to get cleansed, detoxed, and lose weight. There are two breakfasts, two lunches, and two dinners for you to chose from but remember, this 2 Week Juice Fast Plan is just that, a plan. You don’t have to follow it 100% word for word or meal for meal, but you should follow the core advice within it. A few things to keep in mind when following the 2 Week Juice Fast Plan.


First thing to keep in mind on the 2 week juice fast plan is if a certain recipe is unappealing to you, make substitutions that are similar. For example, if a recipe calls for Kale but you can’t get any Kale or just don’t like Kale, then replace it with Spinach or even Broccoli. It’s okay to replace, substitute, or change up the recipes.


Second thing to keep in mind while on the 2 week juice fast plan is that you should not eat any solids during this 2 Week Juice Fast Plan. It defeats the purpose of it. So stay away from any solids, you’ll be Just On Juice for 2 weeks.


Third thing to keep in mind while on the 2 week juice fast plan. If you get headaches, or strong cravings, it is normal for the first 2-4 days. Just stay focused and stay on the juice. Make an extra Juice to drink if you feel like your about to cave in and eat something solid.


Fourth thing to keep in mind while on the 2 week juice fast plan is to drink at least 16 oz of water after each juice meal. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water throughout the day.

2 Week Juice Fast Plan
Fifth thing to keep in mind while on the 2 week juice fast plan is to start each day off by juicing 1/2 lemon (peeled) and mix it with 12-16 ounces of warm to hot water. I do this as soon as I wake up each morning, it’s important to cleanse your digestive system and give you a good boost of energy.


It’s recommended to have between 4-6 juices per day each consisting of 16-20 ounces. The below list is great to get you started with different juices. You can choose whichever juices you please while on your juice fast. The list takes into consideration you will try them all. So feel free to experiment while on your 2 week juice fast plan!

Breakfasts Lunches Dinners
Morning Glory
2 Apples
1 Cucumber
1 cup Blueberries
2 cups of Grapes
2 Kale Leave
1″ Ginger

Jolt Juice
2 Apples
1 Orange
1 Cucumber
1/4 Lemon Peeled
4 Kale Leave

Mean Green
1 Granny Smith Apple
1 Cucumber
4 Stalks of Celery
4-6 Kale Leaves
1/4 Lemon Peeled
1″ Ginger

Bruschetta Tang
2 Tomatoes
1-2 Garlic Clove Peeled
1 Bunch of Basil (20 leaves)
1/4 Lemon Peeled

Sunset Passion
1 Beet Sliced
1 Cucumber
1 Carrot
1 Granny Smith Apple
4 Kale Leaves
1/4 Lemon Peeled
1/4 Lime Unpeeled

Green Machine
2 Apples
4 Kale Leaves
2 cups Spinach
1/2 Cucumber
2 Celery Stalks
1 Med Carrot
1″ Ginger

Shopping List for
2 Week Juice Fast Plan
Things to Remember While on the 2 Week Juice Fast Plan
This is per week

  • 12-15 Granny Smith Apples x 2
  • 12 Cucumbers x 2
  • 7 beets x 2
  • 1 Bag of Carrots
  • 1 Bag of Oranges
  • 6-12 Tomatoes
  • 1 Garlic
  • 1 Bag of Basil Large
  • 4 Cups of Blueberries
  • A Bag of Grapes
  • 3 Bag of Celery
  • 5 Big Bags of Spinach or 8 – 12 Bundles of Kale
  • A Ginger Root
  • 7 Lemons
  • 2 Limes
  • You my want to split up the 2 Week Juice Fast Plan into four separate trips to the grocery store. You can do this by getting 12 apples, 12 cucumbers, 1 bag of celery and 2-3 bags of spinach or kale half way through the 1st week and again half way through the 2nd week.
  • After 3-4 days you will start to feel an abundance of energy, headaches will be gone, and you won’t be as hungry. This means you have overcome the hard part and pushed out a majority of the toxins in your body. Keep going strong, it’s definitely worth it. Why stop now?
  • After the first week is over, you are on easy mode from here on out. The longer you go, the better it is for you in the long run!
  • Always Wash and Clean your produce before juicing it!
  • Clean out your juicer after each use.
  • It helps to take Ziploc gallon size bags and prepare your fruit and veggies ahead of time. I will put breakfast in one bag, and lunch in another bag, it cuts down juicing time in the morning.
  • REMEMBER, you don’t have to follow this 7 Day Juice Fast Plan 100%. Feel free to experiment with your own veggies and fruits while juicing. You can come up with your own recipes so use the above recipes as guidelines.
  • Make sure you are coring your apples as you do not really want to juice the seeds.
  • You can pour any of these drinks over ice and enjoy them, or drink them how they are.
  • Do not add salt, but feel free to add spices such as pepper, fresh mint, basil, oregano, chives, or thyme.

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  2. Hi I’m looking at starting a 2 week fast but im just wondering if you can have juices that arnt on your list of 6?

  3. I want to begin juicing next week and was wondering how many ounces on recipe makes?

  4. I am not able to have a lot of fiber due to my slow moving stomach issue. How much fiber will juicing have? I can not find a solid answer and my doctor doesnt have any knowledge in juicing. I really want to start juicing! Thanks!

    • Juicing removes almost ALL of the fiber from fruits and veggies. It remains behind. Some use the fiber later for soup bases or other foods, some compost it, others throw it away.

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  6. Just wondering if on this plan can I make enough juice for a couple of meals and keep in a jug in the fridge? Or is it better to do it fresh?

  7. First I would like to say thank you for offering a program that is free to get started juicing. I have a question that may be completely superficial, but is very important to me. Will the rapid weight loss from juicing leave you with the unsightly loose skin? I am 41 years old and have been overweight since I was 8 years old. Now I am 240 pounds. My goal is to loose 104 pounds. I am going to loose weight regardless of the loose skin, because I have a 4 year old daughter that needs me. So that takes priority over the way I look, but it would be nice to actually be healthy and be comfortable with the way I look for once in my life. Basically, I was just trying to make a decision on if juicing would be right for me, or should I try something else to loose weight at a slower pace.

    • Robbie, welcome to JOJ and thanks for the comment! I didn’t have any loose skin when I lost the weight. It came off very naturally and in all the right places. When you’re looking to lose that much weight you may have some loose skin though. It will heal given the proper nutrition and I’m sure you’ll feel wonderful 100 pounds lighter! Take it a week at a time and if you want to go at a slower pace then juice one week on and one week off. During your off week keep your diet consisting of fresh fruits and veggies along with a simple lean protein once in a while. This will keep you losing weight but at a slower pace while maintaining the benefits of eating healthy. Keep me updated on your progress. I wish you all the best. Know that I’m here if you have any questions or need support along the way Robbie. Cheers!

  8. im starting this Thursday but I don’t like the mean green one ive tried it before can I have two of the bruchetta one in a day or not thanks

    • Sam, you can have any combination of juices that you like. Just make sure you have a juice when you get hungry and you’ll be good to go!

  9. Day 3 of my juicing, feeling good! Doing a big shop today to get more ingredients for the week, doing it for weight loss and detox. I’m doing 28 days, looking at all the wonderful recipes available I’m quite positive it’s going to be a positive journey for me

    • Congrats on doing a 28 day fast Jaymi! I’m positive it’s going to be a positive journey for you also! Keep me posted and know that I’m here if you have any questions or need support. I wish you all the best Jaymi!

  10. Hello!

    I just started the 2 week juice cleanse yesterday! I hope I can last the whole two weeks :) I was wondering if it is okay to have herbal teas during the fast?

    • Mallory, welcome to JOJ and congrats on starting your juice fast! Herbal teas are perfectly fine to have while on your fast. Keep me updated on your progress and know that I’m here if you have any questions. I wish you all the best! Cheers!

  11. Can it be posibble to eat at least baby food if you are going to do excercise?

    • Ly15, what would be the point of baby food? You would get more nutrition from the juice. Just don’t push yourself too hard on the exercise until you go back to solids. Cheers!

      • I don’t have a juicer, can I use my Ninja blender to do this?

        • Just found my answer in the Juicing questions section. Guess I’m outta luck

        • Jamida, while it’s best to use a juicer, you can still use a blender you just wont get the full effects of a fast. You’ll still get the nutrition and lose weight though.

  12. Would it be ok to put a peanut butter powder in some of the drinks to continue getting some protein?

    • Melissa, I would advise using an unflavored protein isolate instead of the peanut butter powder while on your juice fast. It will be better as it’s pure protein. Cheers!

  13. So, just to make it clear, these are juice not smoothie, right?
    Are smoothies considered solids?

    • Puzzly, welcome to JOJ! Yes, these are juices and not smoothies. A juice is only the juice extracted from the produce whereas a smoothie incorporates the whole fruit or vegetable in the process. Smoothies are considered a solid due to the fiber.

  14. Okay so I started today and it all went great until I drunk the mean green and the sunset passion for lunch and dinner. Eeekkk it was so nasty to the point it was unbearable I forced myself to drink the mean and green and i didnt even drink the sunset passion. I thinking about just juicing for breakfast and lunch as a healthy alternative What can I replace celery and beets with since i dont like them at all!!

  15. Tricky isn’t it. Thinking up nutritious ideas for kids breakfasts, not even considering all the rubbish the huge companies sell. I do think it is worth making an effort, your children will definitely appreciate it.

  16. So I shopped today and am starting juicing tomorrow am! I started a salt water cleanse tonight, most sites say to do the cleanse in the am but I haven’t eaten today so I am doing it tonight. I am going to get up early to prepare my veggies and fruits! Do any of the recipes use pineapple? I found that spinach, kale, apple and pineapple are great together. Is pineapple higher calorie or does it not matter when juicing?

  17. Okay, I am doing this! My daughter bought me a juicer so I can get started. She wants to juice also but is going to wait to see my results and hear about my experience. I printed the shopping list and picking up everything tomorrow. My plan is to sort my fruits and veggies and start at the crack Friday morning!!! AHHHH, wish me luck…I can really use some support. 😀

  18. Okay, day 13 of juice fast and down 24 lbs. Feeling energetic.
    This process has been very good. Think I will start back with some solid foods soon.

    • Hey can you share our recipes with me .
      Did you jus juice or did you also have raw food

  19. Today is the start of day 8. I had not weighed myself while on the fast until this morning. Down 17 lbs. From 305 to 288. Feeling good, ready for my second week. I juice for every meal and use Odwalla Superfood puree as my backup in case I need more, but am having to use is less and less. Thank you.

  20. I am on day 5 of the juice fast. The hunger pains are over. Today my skin feels like I have put on lotion and is very smooth. I will post my weight change after Wednesday. This is getting quite enjoyable.

  21. Starting a 7 day tomorrow. Wish me luck, I will need it.

  22. On my 4th day of juicing, I would like to lose 20 lbs and so far I’ve lost 3.4 lbs. 16.6 lbs to go ^^

    Good luck everybody

  23. So I followed every step, recipie, and tip down to a T. I’ve lasted six days and in those six days I have one whole pound to show that I lost. I’ve been miserable, not enough energy to workout, grouchy because I feel like I’m starving to death, and it’s getting in the way of my lifestyle where I go places that it’s impossible to keep my fresh juice cold. So with nothing to show but being angry I have to stop. This diet was just not for me at all.

  24. Hi Donnie –

    So I have a quick question for you as I’m brand new to this: If it doesn’t say “peeled” next to the ingredient in the recipe, can I just assume I need to throw the whole vegetable or fruit in there? Specifically, I’m looking at the cucumbers in some of these recipes. Although, I’m also assuming the oranges do need to be peeled even though that’s not specified.



  25. Hi I am 166 lb women and want to lose 30 lb how long i should do juice diet?
    and same recipe I use ? pls let me know
    It also reduce belly fat and fat on my legs

  26. Hi All,
    I’m really excited about doing this. My body has been through so much and I cant wait to heal. I have ballooned up to 226lbs, I’m 5’8 and my normal weight has been 150. I was in a terrible car accident which left me unable to exercise, which led me to a deep depression. Im a single mom and I can’t afford to be depressed- for obvious reasons. My depression has been severe and chronic.. and I’m afraid that I’ll go back there unless I do something that provides me with more nutrients, gives me energy and helps me lose weight. I would really appreciate any support or advice. I am starting to juice this Friday.

    • Hi, I watched a documentary a couple weeks ago called “food matters” and they say that if you’re depressed you should take niacin so if you’re going on a juice diet maybe you could find fruits and vegetables that contains niacin. I hope this will help :)

  27. I’m on my 7th day now… I lost 8lbs, my weight before was 174lbs and now is 166lbs :)
    thanks Donnie :)

  28. I am on my 7th day of juicing, first couple of days had the headaches, then they passed. I’ve felt lighter and I’ve lost 6.5 pounds. Now onto the next week! Thank you for making this easy and very tasty!

  29. my 4th day for 30 days of my juice fast plan…. i feel great & not hungry.. thanks Donnie :)…. I’ll post my weight on may8 ‘cozz thats may 1week on my juicing…

  30. I’m weighing 174.2lbs. 5″6 in height my target weight is 135 lbs……i had a headache for the 1st and 2nd day and now is ok….I’ll never quit juicing… thanks again Donnie :)

    • Hello
      my goal very close to yours! How is the fasting going?
      Did you lose any weight?
      I planing to start Monday!

  31. I’m on my 3days now …thanks Donnie

  32. Hey Everyone!

    Here’s a quick followup to my two week juice fast that turned into a a two month run. I lost 44 of my 50 pound goal but I could not quit juicing! LOL. It’s been three weeks since I started eating some solid, vegetarian foods for dinner but I still juice for breakfast and lunch (3 juices total). The best news is, although it’s at a slower rate, I’m still losing weight. I hit my goal of 50 lbs a few days ago!!!! I have so much more energy and feel literally 15 years younger.

    YOU CAN DO IT!!!

  33. Hey guys! It was my birthday yesterday and guess what was bought for me… a juicer!! therefore the juice diet is getting started on Monday 28th (as im having late birthday celebrations on the weekend) i work 5 days a week and will have to juice the night before as i sometimes work from 7am and won’t have time to juice. Is it ok to juice the night before? and whats the best container for it?

    • Fresher is always better but overnight is fine. I’ve found some 1 pt (16oz) rubbermaid (I think) small pots with a screw on lid that also has a looped pop top attached to the lid. Filled to the top, these provide a reasonably air tight container.

      GOOD LUCK!

  34. Today is Monday, April 21, 2014. I will start my 14 day juice fast tomorrow. I need your support guys. I really want this. I’ll keep you guys posted. Love some support !!!

    • Hi Ash, just like you, ill start my Juice Fast tomorrow with my boyfriend. At the begning we want to make 7 days, but lets see if we do the 14 days, summer is coming and our health deserve this! Best of luck! =D

      • One tip for you guys, is when doing juice fast, setting your goal is a BIG deal. I’ve done a ten day Juice Fast in the past and I was finishing up and thought, maybe I should do it longer, but my body was set and ready for ten days. It was hard to continue meaning I could not. If you set 7 days for yourself, most likely you wont last longer. Anyways, I’m with you. I’m doing a two week juice fast. Good Luck.

  35. I am going to start juicing in a couple of days – exciting. Am just checking that one of those recipes comes out to 16 – 20 ounces or is the recipe meant for more than one person. As I haven’t started juicing yet I am unsure of the weights.

  36. Hi , I started my detox today and was on two minds if I was going to degox or juice so I ended up juicing and having a kale and avocado salad , shortly after I read why soling juicing was better so I am strictly on juices now . My concern is my juicer does not really jade, to juice spinach or melon , berries well am I ok to leave these out ? I see blueberries is on e shopping list . Also any tips on what to do when going out for the whole day ? My family and I are going on a all day outing tomorrow and I am unsure what to do , can juice be kept in bottles for the day. ?? Please help me with some ideas .


  37. Hi there !

    Im starting the fast tomorrow. Can.t wait! I weight 75 kg now at 1.75 m hight . I`ll keep you guys posted. Thanks in advance for all of the advices on this page. Really helpful!

  38. I’m now on day 8 and feel GREAT!!!! 15lbs down! My goal is/was the two weeks diet but I may go longer.

    I quit everything (alcohol, caffeine, sugar, fats, carbs, etc) cold turkey so it took about 5-6 days for all the toxins to get out of my system. For me, the first couple of days were pretty easy because, I think, I had so much crap in my system to live off of. LOL Days 3-5 were the hardest and was feeling tired.

    But now the headaches are gone, cravings are greatly diminished (I chew more sugar free gum now, ha-ha), I don’t feel hungry all the time and I sleep like a baby (no more mid-afternoon nap attacks either). TIP: group your breakfast menus in bags the night before. I juice two menus in succession (either breakfast/lunch or lunch/dinner) so I’m only using and cleaning the juicer twice a day. Get some light exercise going when you start feeling better.

    Don’t give up folks, the pay off is awesome!

    • B-Bird

      I’m currently day 5 and so happy to read this! I have been so tired, but am beginning to feel better. I considered quitting, but after reading this I’ll keep going.

      • YES keep at it. It’s been smooth sailing since my last post. I feel so good that I look forward to exercising and the weight continues to come off.

        I reached day 15 and don’t want to stop. I’ve set a new goal now for one month of pure juicing!!! Time to start looking for some new recipes to change things up a bit.

    • janine

      How much did you weight when you started, if you don’t mind me asking :)

  39. um starting my juice fast tommorowwwwwwwwww 😀 :( u guyss motivate meeeee !!!!!

  40. Hi Donnie,
    im starting this challenge tomorrow,brought every thing required. One question i need to ask is if im going to the gym for a work out would i need to have solids if so when is the best time to eat also can we take a protein shake with this plan?

  41. Hi
    I am starting my fast tomorrow but I do not have a juicer. Will it be just as effective to use a blender and blend all ingredients?

  42. Donnie
    I started my juice fast last Thursday, however I have decided in the evening to have a piece of chicken and 2 vegetables. Is this ok? How is the impacting me? Karen

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  44. I have heard that you should juice each meal just before consuming as when it is exposed to air it loses some of it’s nutrients. Is this true? if I store it in an air tight container up to the top so there is no room for air, would that help?

    I would be fasting at work so would like to juice everything the night before.

    Also, what kind of exercise if any is recommended during a juice cleanse?

    Thank you!

  45. Hi there,

    I’m planning on starting the juice diet tomorrow. My only problem is I dont have a juicing machine, is it possible to use the ingredients to make smoothies instead of juices?


  46. Hi Donnie!
    Is it Ok to drink coconut water during a juice fast?

  47. Hi Donnie,
    I just started my 2 week juice fast today but I feel hungry right now. The noon juice was not as good as breakfast so I didn’t complete it. Any good tips? Karen

  48. Hi I have been fasting for approx. 15 days on smoothies, while I was waiting for my juicer, I now have it, but I kind of like my smoothie in the morning, is it feasible to have a smoothie in the morning and juices the rest of the day I want to continue for at least another 6 days…

    • Hi Jocelyne, was the smoothies as effective? or is it better to just do the diet on juice?

  49. So, I’ve completed 16 full days of Juicing. I’m going for 60 Hopefully. (Have a checkup on the 32nd day with the doctor to make sure I’m still healthy)

    For the first 3 days I was really sluggish and had headaches. I felt like I didn’t want to get out of bed. Unfortunately, I had to since i worked for all 3 days.

    From days 2-8 I felt nauseous every time I drank a juice. I’ve been through worse than feeling like I’m about to throw up for 1-2 hours a day. I knew I could do 14 days no matter what. And felt that if it didn’t stop by then I would, after the 2 weeks, stop. But, it did stop. I feel fine after every juice now. I’m truck-en along and have a long way to go.

    Lets talk about cravings. So, I used to eat a large bag of Ripple chips with Dill Pickle dip, every week, sometimes twice a week. There have been two instances where I could literally TASTE those salty chips with the creamy dill dip in my mouth. Just randomly sitting at home watching TV (where I would usually eat them). Another instance was when I was at my desk working and I burped. And I SWORE that it tasted like a cheese burger, Strange right? I mean I haven’t eaten any meat. I haven’t eaten any cheese. Yet, burger breath?

    The cravings are manageable to me. What I find so strange about them is how vividly I can taste them. Not like a lingering, oh I could really go for some X or Y. It’s I can taste these things as if I just took a bite of them.

    Anyway, Here are the stats for my first 2 weeks. For the first 14 days I went from 256.2 lbs down to 239.0 lbs. That’s a 17.2 lbs loss in 14 days.

    Here are 2 graphs:
    This one shows the Weight Loss per day. It fluctuates a LOT.

    This one shows the total Weight Loss overall

    16 days out of 60 done! That’s 26.6% finished!

  50. Hi all! So after some hard core thinking ….I’m starting this juice fast today. I’ve fought with my weight my whole life. Went up to420, had gastric bypass and went to 200, then shot back up from 2004-2012 where I weighed in at304. I was in grad school in London from 2010-2012 and was able to lose 75. Getting myself down to around 225. But here I am 2104…back in the states, having gotten married in oct, and I find myself at 290. I’ve been trying different things for months and nothing works. I seems as if I’ve been getting one cold after another…and lots of headaches. After learning more about juicing, I’ve decided to be determinded and do this. I know I concentrate mostly in protein and dairy…with not enough fruits and veggies. My husband and I recently went vegetarian…but I still find we eat way to much processed stuff.
    Welllll, he is gone for a week andive decided this is the perfect time to start this program! Wish me Luck!!!!

    • Good luck Denise, trust me when I say that it really is worthwhile. You will feel SO great by about day 5, keep us updated on your progress!

  51. Hey guys,

    So I’m starting the juice diet today and aiming to do it for 2 weeks. I’ve a big event in exactly 2 weeks and wanted to slim down for this. I’m 5 ft 6 and weight 140 pounds, how much weight do you think I would be able to lose if I stick to it properly and should I be exercising also? Please reply back, thank you.

    • Sarah, welcome to JOJ and congrats on starting your juice fast! You can lose anywhere from 10-20 pounds or more, it really depends on how well you juice, how you take to it, and how much you juice. You will lose weight during those 2 weeks and you’ll look fabulous at your event Sarah! Cheers!

      • Thanks Donnie! So far so good, it’s been a whole week and I’m feeling great. I haven’t weighted myself as of yet but I have so much more energy and I feel like I have lost some weight. Quick question: is it easy to put the weight back on once I start eating regularly? off course, I’ll be eating healthy foods or is it better to go down and have two juices a week with a solid meal and then one juice a week etc?

  52. Hi Donnie, I’m on day 9 of my 2 week juice fast. Day 6 was my worst day (I was very tired), but I’m feeling great, inside and outside. Thanks for all your tips and great website. Laura

    • Laura, congrats on 9 days of juicing! Keep me posted on your progress after your two weeks is up. I’m always here if you have questions. Cheers Laura!

  53. I’m going to start my juice fast on Wednesday. I have a couple of questions. How much spinach do you use in place of kale? Can you use thawed frozen blueberries?

    • Tammy, I usually just grab one or two big handfuls of spinach to use in a juice. You most certainly can use thawed frozen blueberries. You may lose a little juice in the thawing process though. Cheers!

  54. Hi there,
    Thanks for the great helpful site. I am starting tomorrow and am apprehensive that I will be hungry! Can I have ca 6 juices(all the ones mentioned on the 14 day plan) in one day?
    Many thanks

    • Eoin, you can have 4-6 juices per day. Just have a juice when you feel hungry. You’ll be surprised at how the juice will fill you up. I’d be surprised if you needed all 6 juices to get you by but it’s okay if you do. Cheers!

  55. Hey! i’m on my second day of fasting and I’m actually feeling great. no headaches or fatigue.
    One question. My juicer isn’t really the best juicer out there and a little bit of pulp comes out into the juice. Not pieces but my juice isn’t completely watery and has a texture to it. Am I still able to hope for best results or does my juice have to be completely watery for the fast to be fully effective? I would really love to know. Thanks!

    • You’ll still get effective results Natalie but you may want to try straining your juices before you drink them. That would help clear out the bits and pieces that get in there. Cheers!

  56. hello I am looking to start this Friday, I weigh 132 and am looking to go down between 115-120 by valentines day is it possible to do so?

    • Jasmin, I think you are well within your means to hit your goal by valentines day. If you stick to the juice and let it work its magic I’m sure you will be 115-120 by Valentines day! Cheers!

    • Yea its very possible. Just stick to the plan! Good luck!

  57. So today is my 7th day and I must say I am so proud of myself. Having a family to cook for was biggest challenge while not being able to taste the food as I prepared it. I have to say that the 2nd and 6th day were the toughest for me. The 2nd day was just getting us to not chewing anything and the the 6th day because I only juiced 3 juices nowing I was supposed to have between 4 and 6 but over all I feel great. I have seen some weight loss but I started my cycle today and I seem to gain water weight during this time so I will have to wait 5 more days to actually see how much weight I have lost. So with that being said I think I am going to continue on with another 7 days. YAY!!!! I am so excited. I did not experience any headaches…thank goodness but I must admit my mind is clearer, my energy levels are through the roof and my skin has a glow to it.

    • Stacie, congrats on day 7! You’re past all the hard stuff now! You’re doing very well Stacie, I’m looking forward to seeing your results in another 7 days. Isn’t it amazing how fresh juice works to heal our bodies? Keep me posted throughout the rest of your fast Stacie. Cheers!

  58. Im planning on starting this JOJ plan , About how much weight would you lose after the 2 weeks

    • Cass, welcome to JOJ and congrats on planning out your juice fast. Weight loss differs based on how much weight you start with and how well you follow the plan. What you juice can also play a big part in it. I’m finding on average people generally lose anywhere from 15-20 pounds or more during the first two weeks. Cheers!

  59. Hi! I’m on day 4 of my juice fast and today feeling really yucky and sluggish! I have had headaches and trips to the toilet more often than I would like. I have been drinking between 5 to 6 16 oz. glasses of juice each day and on average 64 oz. of water each day as well. Is this Ok? I was hoping to be able to fast for 3+ weeks to help lose 40+ pounds if all goes well, but if this feeling don’t go away I don’t think I can go that long? I honestly haven’t been hungry at all since I started the fast, but still waiting to feel that abundance of energy part!

    • P.s. I have taken a mega red krill oil pill for about 6 months now, should I continue this while juicing or should I stop it?

    • Rob, it sounds like you are on the right track with your juice fast. Just hang in there a bit longer. It sounds like you are going through detox and that will soon pass. Once the detox passes and it will pass soon, you’ll get that energy and feel great! Keep me posted Rob. Cheers!

      • End of Day 7 Update. I lost 10.5 lbs! I feel good currently. But I have had good days and bad days up to this point. The toilet trips are slowing down each day. Some days I had good energy and then it seemed to go away and I would feel dragged out again. Maybe I am still detoxing even at day 7? I do think I feel good enough to continue on another week so I am going to go for it! Do you think that would be ok?

        • Rob, congrats on 7 days and nearly 11 pounds lost! You’ll continue to detox even though the majority of it is behind you now. I think you will do fine with another week. Keep me updated Rob! Cheers!

          • I have now finished the 14 days of Juicing. I lost a total of 15 lbs. and am feeling very good. Even some of my minor health issues have seemed to fix themselves, like my blood pressure levels have come down a bit and some issues I was having with my eye sight have gotten much better. I wanted to go longer but my body seemed ready to eat. I think I will eat healthy for awhile and attempt another fast in the near future. I am now a believer in juicing! Thanks for all the help Donnie!

  60. Can you drink any coffee at all on a juice diet?

    • Sorry Sarah, the only type of coffee you can drink on a juice fast is decaf with nothing added. That means no sugars, creamers, honey, milk, or anything. That kind of defeats the purpose of coffee though. Cheers!

  61. Okay, on day 2 of Juicing. Tired but no headache (yet); I am incorporating a lot of leaf teas to help with. Would like to do the two week version as have about 60 lbs to loose and it is very difficult for me to lose weight, so hoping this helps jump start the loose. Am worried the weight that loose is type of weight that comes back once chewable food is reintroduced into the diet.

    • Jessica, welcome to JOJ and congrats on day 2 of juicing. You’ll see that weight come off very fast in the next few days. The weight will only come back if you revert to your previous eating habits. As long as you stick to making healthy eating choices it will stay off after the fast. Read this article for how to eat after the fast as it will help you with this. Keep me posted on your progress. Cheers!

  62. I am starting a fast today and waiting for my juicer, I ordered a green star elite juicer, so until I get it which could be 3-5 days, I decided to do a smoothie fast, my question is this I cant seem to find any resources that are interesting on smoothie fasting. right now I have 3-4 smoothies per day and I do add Brendan Braziers protein mix to one of them mostly in the morning, can you suggest any good materials.

    • Usually for a smoothie I start out with some ice, greek yogurt, a cup of apple juice, and then add in a combination of banana, strawberry, peach, or blueberry. I also add in either protein powder or fresh spinach for the protein. I don’t have any sites I use for smoothies but that should give you a good start on coming up with some ideas. Cheers!

    • Jocelyne,

      Here is the link to an awesome 30 day Green Smoothie Challenge that is awesome, enjoy…

    • Donnie,

      Should I still take my Vitamins (Women’s One A Day and Biotin) I take both of them at the same time and I feel nausiated when I do. Is this normal? Also I did the 7 day juice fast and want to continue on. Can I do smoothies for the next 7 days, can you combine smoothies and juicing or should I just continue for the next 7 days juicing?

      • Stacie you may feel nauseated due to an overload of vitamis. You get plenty from the juice and adding vitamins on top of that is overkill a bit. You may want to ask your local nutritionist or get with your doctor on that just to be sure. Stick to juicing until you reach your goal Stacie. Smoothies are a great way of introducing solids back into your diet when you decide to go off the fast, but keep juicing and you’ll be thankful! Cheers!

  63. Hey,
    I was hoping to start the 2week juice fast plan tomorrow and was just a little unsure about the whole “beet” as an ingredient, do you mean whole raw beet or would beetroot from a jar suffice? Obviously I know the raw version is so much healthier it’s just I’m having difficulty purchasing it in any of the stores nearby, could you even recommend an alternative with similar nutritional properties? Also would you recommend extending the two weeks to 3 weeks? My system could really do with it :)
    Thanks in Advance,

    • Jay, I always use the whole beet. Of course I clean and scrub it first and you can also peel it if you want to. As far as an alternative take a look at the substitution list found here: Those are all great substitutions for beets. If you feel confident after two weeks then by all means, extend it another week Jay. Keep me posted on your progress, I’m always here if you have questions. Cheers!

      • Thanks so much Donnie, first day almost down and feeling more optimistic than I had originally thought :) will keep all posted!!!

        • Awesome Jay! It sounds like you are on the right track! Keep it up and you’ll notice a huge difference!

  64. So I just started a Juice Fast today, I’m going to try to do it for all of January. A question I have is: The foam with the juice if I put it through a sieve strainer so that most of the foam is gone. Would that be a bad thing? getting rid of a lot of the nutrients? or is that fine? I really don’t care for the foamy stuff. Makes it seem like there is random bits and pieces in my drink.

    • Justin, welcome to JOJ and congrats on starting your juice fast! I collect my juice into a anti foam cup. It allows me to pour it out into my drinking glass while keeping the foam out of my juice. You don’t have to drink the foam and it wont have any impact on your fast. It’s all up to you. Cheers!

  65. My wife and I are on day four and so far so good. The cravings for food have finally gone away . The first few days were very hard, but we stuck with it and we’re feeling great.

    I do have a recipe I would like to share, it is incredible, gazpacho
    Two tomatoes
    One cucumber
    Two stalks celery
    20 leaves of basil
    A small piece of onion
    Two cloves garlic
    Two green peppers
    1/4 Peeled lemon

    • Eric, congrats to you and your wife on four days of juicing! I can’t wait to try your gazpacho recipe! It sounds delicious! I may even add a few drops of hot sauce. Cheers!

  66. Hey Donnie,
    Happy New Year and yes I’m back again this year I did the juice fast last year and continued it for 1 month and the results were amazing and thank you!!!.

    I’m starting out with the two fast and I have some friends I’m introducing to your site as well so you can help them with any questions they have.

    For any one starting you will be amazed how you will feel and should you decide to go longer how you will look as well.

    Thanks again Donnie and Blessings always this time I will keep you posted on my fasting journey.

    • Welcome back Dana! Happy New Year! Keep me posted and let me know how things go for you this time around. I wish you all the best this year! Cheers Dana!

  67. Hi Donnie,
    I’m currently nursing, is it bad to only juice for two weeks. And if not, should I continue my probiotic and vitamins.
    Thank you!

    • You definitely should not be doing a juice fast while nursing. Toxins will be flushed out and into the breastmilk.

      • I agree Josh but there are things you can do to get the same affects of juicing just over a longer period of time. Stick to fresh fruits/veggies and include a few juices throughout the day. It’s good to have a lean protein such as a chicken breast or lean cut of beef too. Don’t eat if you’re not hungry, and don’t not eat if you are hungry. Watch what you eat and you’ll do great! You’ll detox at a slower and safer pace while you’re nursing. Cheers!

    • Cindy, it’s best to wait until you are finished breast feeding to go straight juice due to the fact that you will be releasing toxins into your body that will get into your milk. You can however juice a few times during the day and keep your meals strictly fresh fruits and veggies. This will slow down the detox process and still give you results, just over a longer period of time. This is a safer way to go since you are breast feeding. You should still continue to take your probiotics and vitamins. Cheers!

  68. I was wondering if you can add protein powder to the drinks to feel fuller? I made the Jolt juice this morning and it was very good, but I was hungry a couple hrs later. I’m not trying to juice all the time just to be healthier. Thank you for the info and recipes.

    • April, there’s no need to add protein powder to your juices just to feel more full. It’s normal to feel hungry a few hours after a juice. If you are on straight juice it’s typical to go through 4-6 juices per day or have a juice every few hours. When juicing it’s important to have a juice when you feel hungry. The protein isn’t going to keep you full any longer than a juice without the added protein. Juices contain protein to begin with. If you aren’t trying to juice 100% of the time then simply add a juice or two to your existing diet and you’ll do great. Cheers!

  69. Happy New Years Donnie!

    I’m planning on starting the juice fast this weekend. Just curious if it’s a problem to continue prenatal vitamins and DHA – Omega 3 supplements. We currently aren’t pregnant, but trying to conceive. I’m sure this will only be the first of my questions. Thank you for sharing your story, experience and recipes. Very much appreciated! Cheers to health in the new year!!
    Very best,

    • Happy New Year JaymeB! There’s no problem continuing your prenatals and Omega 3 supplements. I wish you all the best Jayme! Keep me posted on how things go.


    • Liza, it really depends on how much you start with, how well you stick to the juices, and what you juice. Typically people see anywhere from 7-15 pounds or more.

  71. Hi! I have really wanted to go on a juice cleanse for a while, because I just really want to cleanse out my body and clear my skin and push out anything bad. I am 15 years old, 5’9″ and weigh about 115. Is it healthy for me to do this? Thanks!

    • Grace, I don’t see a problem with going on a juice fast. Just don’t go over a week and make sure your parents are okay with it. If you’re just looking to cleanse you could also do that by including a few juices into your diet and maintain a diet of only fresh fruits and veggies for a week or two. This will still give you the cleanse just over a little longer period of time as opposed to a juice fast. It doesn’t look like weight loss is your main goal so that might be the better way to go. You’ll still lose a little weight but not to the extreme of a juice fast. Both are healthy options for you. Keep me posted and let me know if you have any questions Grace. I wish you all the best!

  72. Hi Donnie,

    So I’ve been thinking of doing the juicing diet since I’ve been having horrible stomach aches. I eat organic, but I did slack off on my nutrition on the last two weeks due to finals week and my 3 jobs on the side. I guess my body is feeling the difference of eating unhealthy. If I do the juicing detox for 2 weeks, can I still do HIIT workouts? I get really hungry after those intense workouts. Would working out be a good idea if I’m juicing?

    • Maribel, it’s best to let your body rest and recover during the first 3-5 days of the juice fast. After that, keep your workouts light and don’t over exert yourself. Intense workouts are the best thing while on a juice fast but you can make it work as long as you are including enough proteins into your juices. You may consider adding in an unflavored protein isolate to your pre and post workout juices.

  73. Hi Donnie
    This is probably a really silly question but here goes:

    Do you use an actual juicer for your veges and fruit or do you put through a blender?


    • San, you must use a juicer as a blender will not work for juicing. I always use an actual juicer with all my juices.

  74. This morning I try. . Start each day off by juicing 1/2 lemon (peeled) and mix it with 16 ounces of warm to hot water. I do this as soon as I wake up each morning like u suggest . But right after since I already have my juicer out I prepared a fresh drank that I juice another 16 oz of veg juicing and drink that too’ is that bad doing it before I go to the “bathroom ? After drinking the 1/2 lemon peeled mix with 16 oz.
    please help.

    • Milan, go to the bathroom whenever you have to. It doesn’t matter if you have your juice before or after you use the bathroom. You can also have your lemon with 8 or 12 ounces of warm water if it’s too much liquid for you.

      • Hi Donnie, Do all the juices have to be consumed cold? For instance the Bruschetta Tang, it sounds pretty much like a tomato soup. Once it’s juiced could I warm it before drinking?
        Thank you in advance

        • Danielle, you can consume the cold, warmed up, or even frozen if you like. Some of them are great if you heat them up a little and enjoy them like a soup. Take a look at the recipes section in the forum. There are a few good soup juice recipes there for you to enjoy.

  75. Hello Donnie.
    I have a question I have been juicing for 4 days now. After a 14 days soup diet/ nothing but boiled water with beef bone soup that’s all I intake with baby spinach here n there but that’s it.
    I weight 146 on nov13.2013 To Dec 7 2013 I drop only 10 pounds I started juicing on dec 8 and I drop Down to 7pound!!! A totally of 17 pound:)- all together .
    I am trying to get down to 120 . My current weight 129 :)- I am 5’4 My ex has been trying to get me to do this since forever. I didn’t believed juicing could actually make u lose weight! I am a believed now I love it so much now. So much better than the lemon master cleanser . I didn’t know about the lemon n warm water in the morning.
    I always prepared my juicing and put in 3-4 jar each jars is about 32 oz of veg juice I hardly add any fruit to it /
    When juicing
    Combine / spinach /kale/ celery/ carrot/ and beet/ sometime add lemon in the juicier . I don’t have a pattern I just drink whenever
    My body tell me hey I am hungry lol. Will that be okay ? Just by doing that ? Or do I have to break it down like breakfast/lunch/dinner . Is there such thing as drinking to much juice ?

    • Milan, congrats on 4 days of juicing! You lost more weight in a shorter time with the juice fast because you are giving your body all the nutrients it needs. It’s amazing how proper nutrition in any form can have such a positive impact. Just keep doing what you’re doing Milan, it’s working and giving you the results you want. It’s all about listening to your body and you’re doing a fantastic job of that. Just keep having juices when you are hungry and feel the need to. If you stay with that, you’ll be fine. Keep me posted on your status. I’m sure you’ll get down to 120 in no time! I’m always here if you have questions.

  76. Hey Donnie! I’m starting this juicing plan today and have a question. I have a horrible caffeine addiction and I saw that you said headaches are a normal part of the juicing process. I get massive migraines if I don’t have caffeine, so is tea (with milk and sugar) a bad thing to be drinking during juicing? The thought of a cleansing headache coupled with a caffeine withdrawal headache is terrifying!

    • Emilie, the best thing you can do is to ween yourself off that caffeine. You’ll feel so much better without it! You can have some green tea, but no milk or sugar. It’s important to not have anything outside of your juice besides water or tea. Even with the tea, limit yourself to 2 or 3 cups per day for the first 3 days and then limit it to 1-2 cups from days 3-5. After day 5 only have a tea when you really feel it’s necessary. You may also take ibuprofen or tylenol for the headaches. I had a horrible caffeine addiction but only had a slight headache on day 4. The juice made up for it by loading me up with nutrients. Just don’t focus too much on the headaches, and if you do get one, have some tea and ibuprofen/tylenol and do your best not to focus too much on it. I wish you all the best Emilie! Keep me posted on your status. I’m here if you have any questions.

      • This morning I try. . Start each day off by juicing 1/2 lemon (peeled) and mix it with 16 ounces of warm to hot water. I do this as soon as I wake up each morning like u suggest . But right after since I already have my juicer out I prepared a fresh drank that I juice another 16 oz of veg juicing and drink that too’ is that bad doing it before I go to the “bathroom ? After drinking the 1/2 lemon peeled mix with 16 oz.
        please help.

        • Milan, go to the bathroom whenever you have to. It doesn’t matter if you have your juice before or after you use the bathroom. You can also have your lemon with 8 or 12 ounces of warm water if it’s too much liquid for you.

  77. I started my juice fast on Monday ,Dec. 8 th(yesterday) I am drinking hot water with lemon every morning but I haven’t gone to the bathroom yet is that normal?i am averaging 4 juices a day.Please advise,truly concerned -Audrey

    • I started my juice fast on Monday ,Dec. 9th I am drinking hot water with lemon every morning but I haven’t gone to the bathroom yet is that normal?i am averaging 4 juices a day.Please advise,truly concerned -Audrey

      • You haven’t urinated or you haven’t had a bowel movement? It’s common to not have a bowel movement on day one of the juice fast. Usually by day 2 or 3 you’ll have a few BMs to clear out your system. After that, you probably wont have anymore BM’s due to the nature of the juice fast. See, juice is absorbed and not digested. So when you juice, you aren’t giving your body anything to warrant a BM. The first few BMs that you have will be the solid food that you ate before you started your juice fast. Keep me posted Audry. I’m here if you have questions.

    • You haven’t urinated or you haven’t had a bowel movement? It’s common to not have a bowel movement on day one of the juice fast. Usually by day 2 or 3 you’ll have a few BMs to clear out your system. After that, you probably wont have anymore BM’s due to the nature of the juice fast. See, juice is absorbed and not digested. So when you juice, you aren’t giving your body anything to warrant a BM. The first few BMs that you have will be the solid food that you ate before you started your juice fast. Keep me posted Audry. I’m here if you have questions.

  78. Thank you so much for this! i wanted to lose weight in a month..maybe i could start with 7 day-juice fast and after a week i will do it again. I hope this will work for me. Thank you so much!

    • Jhabby, the 7 day plan is a good one to start out with. Many people extend it well beyond 7 days once they start seeing the success and feeling the difference fruits and veggies have on them. Keep me posted!

  79. Hi Donnie, I have a question, I want to know if I could juice for 20-30 days and could I still be in the gym very active since I am not eating any solid foods? I get married in two months and I wanted to lose some weight for my dress. I wll be purchasing the nutri-bullet, is that a reccommended machine to juice so that i will get all my nurients, I know a blender is not?

    • I know I’m not Donnie but I figured I’d answer your question. You need a juicer to do a juice fast, not a blender. I don’t think a Nutri Bullet is a juicer (but maybe it is?) so if it doesn’t just make juice it won’t work. I’m going to start a juice fast soon, so excited! Good luck with yours :)

      • Jillian, you said exactly what I was going to say. Thanks! Keep me posted on your juice fast when you start. Good luck and I wish you all the best!

    • Tameka, it’s best to let your body rest and recover during the first few days of your juice fast. After that, it’s all about listening to your body. Don’t push to hard on your workouts. If your goal is to lose weight then let the juice work it’s magic and the weight will fly off. The nutri bullet is not a juicer, it’s a blender. You’ll need to get a juicer Tameka.

  80. Hi All.r
    I am starting fasting tomorrow with my 17=year-old daughter. I look forward to communicating with all of you who have begun juicing already. A little nervous!

    • Liz, I’m sorry for the late response but I hope all is going well for you and your daughter. Keep me posted and let me know how things work out for you two. I’m here if you have any questions.

  81. Hey!
    Im 18yrs old and my graduation day from high school is in 7days. I’m going to start this juice fast and I’d like 2 know much weight will I loose approxiamately..
    I’m 165cm and 61kg.

    • Anniina, I’m sorry for the late response. I hope your graduation was a fantastic one! Weight loss will vary but most people lose between between 3-7kg during the first week.

  82. Hi Donnie, when using beets, do you suggest boiling them first or are they used fresh, whole, unpeeled and uncooked?

    • DeeDoolt, don’t boil your beets, it will make a mess in the juicer. Trust me, I’ve tried… Just clean them and scrub them really good before you put them down the juicer. Enjoy!

  83. Hi I’m starting the 7 day juice plan today, I’m a little nervous as have tried juicing in the past and could not stick it. My first question at this time is you mention a cup of things in your juices, how much is a cup? Thank you

  84. Starting Monday Nov 18. Husband having kidney transplant Nov 21 so I will be staying home to take care of him for a month or two. This seems to be the ideal time to try a juicer fast. Thanks for the great tips!

  85. Hello,
    thank you for this informative blog! Im going to start tomorrow and wondering if there is a certain day to day juice recipe i have to follow? also i was considering doing the 6o day detox. Is it okay to include fruits in the 5 juices that i will consume per day?


  86. I’m on my third day of juicing, i’m about to have breakfast, is it ok if i have a little bit of greek yogurth?

    • Sorry for my late response Daniela. No solids includes greek yogurt. Just stick to your juices and let them work their magic.

  87. Hi Donnie!

    How much weight can I lose in 11 days? I am 5’8 and 195 lbs. I really want to jump start my weight loss, cleanse my body and start on the path of healthier living all around. Also seriously how do you stay strong when there is food always around you? I have tried juice fasts in the past and I have always failed after the 2nd day. I just felt so weak and tired. Is there anything that you can tell me that will help with the mental portion of going through a juice fast? I also have a very busy life. Being a mom with my husband out of town I am always on the go.

    Thank you for your time!

    • Katherine, the weight loss varies from person to person. you could lose anywhere from 10 pounds to 20 pounds or more. Food and what you eat is easy to control once you realize a lot of what we eat is out of addiction and habit. Once you start feeling the benefits of the juice, it’s hard to even think about food. You can do anything for a week Kathrine. Just set your mind to it and do it. Just take that one week out of your life and choose to juice and don’t eat solids. Once you get past the detox phase, you’ll start to feel great! It’s a really great feeling and one that will keep you motivated to continue your juice fast and hit your weight and health goals. Keep me posted and let me know if you have any questions.

  88. How do i transition back to solid foods after the 2 week juice?

  89. 4myhealth

    Starting a 2 week juice cleanse tomorrow and would love some support. I would love to have others join in, so we can support each other along the way.

    • i definitely need a support system!!

    • 4myhealth, congrats on starting your juice fast! I wish you all the best and can’t wait to hear your success. Keep me posted and know that I’m here if you have any questions.

    • Hi, I am on my 3rd day, so I am you quite a bit. I hope you have had success, it is surprising to me that I am not hungry at all and love the taste of these juices. I think it is because I am doing this to help get out of pain from arthritis and I hope to get real relief from the nutrition. Take care and good luck!

  90. HI Donnie I’m a school kid and want to start the juic fast the problem is I’m writtin my exams ,do u thnk its a good idea 2 start now

    • Lesego, I don’t see a problem. You may want to include one meal of fresh fruits and veggies in your diet until you are finished with your exams. This will lessen the effects of the detox and still give you the benefits. Do good on your exams and keep me posted! I wish you all the best! Let me know if you have any questions Lesego.

  91. Hello Donnie, Im very excited to start juicing this weekend. I have a few questions before i start because i want to make sure i do this right. I’m a school bus driver, i wake up at 4:00am and spend the whole entire day away from home because i work a little far. I’m thinking about buying Snaple glass bottles to store my 6 16oz juices and getting a cooler and ice packs to keep them cool through out the day, my questions are;

    1. is it safe to drive for a long period of time without getting dizzy or light headed?
    2. can i make the juices at night and freeze them up and put them in the cooler and drink it the next day?
    3. can i drink more than 6 juices if i’m still hungry through out the day?
    4. whats the latest i can have my juice?

    Thank you so much for your time, i will be doing the juicing for 7 days and i will keep you updated :)

    • Pam, if you keep a steady flow of juice going in throughout the day you shouldn’t have a problem. If you drink a lot of caffeine (sodas, coffee, tea, etc.) then you may get headaches. If you do consume caffeine then I would suggest you carry some green tea and either ibuprofen or tylenol to curb those headaches.

      It’s best to make the juices in the morning and bring them with you. The problem with making them the night before is that they will lose nutritional value the longer they sit. When you drink juice that has a diminished nutritional value you aren’t able to give your body the proper amount of nutrition to sustain itself and then you may be susceptible to being dizzy or light headed. You can pre-prepare your juices the night before by chopping and preparing each juice the night before and placing it in a gallon size freezer bag. That way you only have to run stuff through the juicer in the morning. It used to take me only an extra 10 minutes in the morning when I did this.

      You can drink as many juices as you feel the need to. Listen to your body and let your body tell you when it’s time to have a juice. Only have a juice when you are hungry and not at every craving. Hunger is how your body tells you it needs nutrients and cravings are when your mind tells you to eat out of habit, boredom, or for the pleasure and taste of it. So only have a juice when you are hungry. You’ll be surprised at how the juice will fill you up. Make sure you drink plenty of water throughout the day also.

      I typically don’t like to have a juice any sooner than an hour before I head to bed. Depending on the juice you make and how your body takes it, it may give you energy so you’ll have to gauge your reactions to it and figure out the best time to have your last juice.

      I can’t wait to hear how your fast goes. Please keep me posted and know that I’m always here if you have questions Pam.

      • Thank you for the advice about caffeine! That helps quell my biggest concern. Ready to start the 7 day juice fast. . . NOW! :)

  92. Hi , i am new to this website. i am very interested to do this programme. I have actually started 3 days ago.. could you give me some encouragement to go on with this plan, thank you so much

    • Lorena, how is your juice fast going? The first few days can be hard but it’s so worth it once you go through detox. Keep me posted.

  93. Ok…FIST time juicing…ever! Just bought Hamilton Beach Pro and full week of fruits and veggies based on the 2 week list of foods to buy….goal, drop between 10-20 lbs total. (WIll juice longer than 2 weeks if needed) FINGERS CROSSED! Appreciate ALL of the helpful questions and feedback! This whole Juicing thing can be a little overwhelming!!

    • Niki, congrats on getting ready to start your juice fast! You have the right mind set for it and I’m looking forward to hearing of your success! I’m always here if you have questions so if you feel overwhelmed just let me know and I’ll guide you along.

      • Thanks for your quick response! Getting ready for juice #1 this morning and wondering about mixing and matching for the rest of the day. If I’m not mistaken, it says I can juice the recipes I like most, Is that correct? Reason I’m asking…I have a crazy sweet tooth and I KNOW I will take to the sweetest tasting juices, HOWEVER, I also know the 80/20 rule of fruits to veggies for weight loss. Are ALL of the above juice recipes for the 2 week juice fast 80/20?? If not, how do I mix and match in order to keep on the weight loss path? Thanks so much!!! :)

        • Niki, just make sure your juices are 80/20 and you’ll be fine. Just remember, the less sugar the better when looking to lose weight while juice fasting. I tend to put a little more fruit in my morning juices and keep the rest of my juices more veggie intense.

          • Ok, one more question…sorry, I’m beginning to feel like a stalker lol. I really like the bruschetta tang recipe, but I am wondering if the tomato in it counts as a “fruit” or a “vegetable” when it comes to the natural sugar rule? Trying to stick to that 80/20 rule. Thanks so much!

          • Niki, the tomato is a fruit but only has about 3 grams of sugar per tomato. So keep that in mind when making your juices.

  94. Can I workout while juicing for should I just take walks?

    • Alison, it’s best to let your body rest during the first couple of days since you’ll be going through detox. After you feel that you’ve gone through detox and got that burst of energy feel free to work out. Taking a walk would be a good either way but the important part is to let your body rest and recover during the detox phase. Let me know if you have any questions.

  95. Starting my 2 week juice plan on Friday! Very excited indeed! I will keep you updated, and thanks for the help.

    • That’s fantastic Kimberly! Please keep me posted and know that I’m always here if you have any questions!

  96. Hi, I’m just about to start juicing. I was wondering if you can do any juices throughout the day or are there certain ones to stick to? I dance about 6hours a day.

    • Adelle, you can choose any juices you want to. Just make sure you get a good variety of produce and keep to 80% veggies and 20% fruits. You’ll do great! Have fun dancing Adelle!

  97. hey donnie ojust checking back in. On sunday it will be my 3rd week doing this and im am down to 187 since when i started which i was 220 but the thing is that i have a lot of belly fat any help on that?
    ps this monday i started running two mile everyday is this a good idea i have been fealing a little week but iv been pushing my self a good amount

    • Jose, congrats on your 3rd week of juicing and 33 pounds lost! It’s good that you start to include some exercise in your routine. That will help greatly if you’ve hit a plateau. Just don’t overdo it or push yourself too much. Listen to your body and know when enough is enough Jose. Keep me posted on your success!

  98. I know I should be drinking 16-20oz of juice 5-6 times a day, but I feel like I’m forcing it down because I’m just not hungry for it. Is it bad to do this 7 day juice fast by only drinking about 48oz of juice total a day? I drink 2 liters of water every day also, if that makes a difference. Do I have to be drinking so much juice or can I just drink as much as I feel satisfied with?

    • Tori, if you’re not hungry then don’t have a juice. Have a juice only when you are hungry. It’s going to be different for everyone so stick to what fills you up and keeps you satisfied. Let me know if you have any questions.

  99. If I take the diet pill phentermine with the juice diet, will the cause an issue?

    • Crystal, unless it’s prescribed by your doctor it may not be in your best interest to take that while on the juice fast. I’d like you to read the Adverse effects section on wikipedia for phentermine:

      You should ask your doctor about taking this along with juicing. But I’m willing to bet that you’ll see more results, faster results, and none of the side effects if you juice as opposed to taking phentermine to lose weight. Just ask yourself what’s more natural and more healthy for you not just in the short term but in the long term as well.

  100. Hi Donnie

    Can I make up juice in the morning and it do me all day?
    or do you have to drink it with in a certain time of juicing it?


    • Sara, it’s best to always make and consumer your juices fresh but sometimes we can’t always do that. If you have to, make a few in the morning to take with you throughout the day. Just make sure you store them in airtight containers and keep them in the refrigerator.

  101. Hi Donnie,

    I will be starting the 14 day juice plan tomorrow. I did try the juice diet for one day and it went well. I have a juicer and tomorrow I am heading to get my veggies and fruit. With certain vegetable or fruits my juicer produces froth. Am I suppose to be drinking the froth as well?

    Here goes

    • I was wondering if you are able to make the juice on the weekends and freeze them?

      • i wouldnt just because it kills all of the live enzymes and protein and bacteria that really helps for the weightloss.

      • Karen, it’s optimal to drink your juices as soon as you make them. While freezing them may work to save their nutritional value, it’s not going to be as good as making them and drinking them fresh.

    • Karen, I wish you all the best on your 14 day juice fast plan. As far as the froth it’s up to you if you want to drink it or not. It’s not going to make or break anything if you do or don’t. Keep me posted on how things go. I’m here if you have any questions.

  102. Hi,
    I started my juice diet on 28th Sept. am now on day 25. When I started I had high BPressure and medication. now it is normal, my cholesterol was 4.9 and is now 3.9 and I took insulin 4x a day. Now I take none. My readings are getting lower with an average 9, but it is coming down slowly. Have come down from 82kg to 77kg. Do also more walking about 8000 steps a do exercising .Is 12oz green juice a day enough for me 5x a day?

    • Jackie, congrats on day 25! You’ve done a fantastic job on your health. If 12oz 5 times a day has gotten you those benefits so far, I think it’s doing a great job so far. Just have a juice when you feel hungry enough to do so. You’re doing really good! Keep me posted.

      • I work full time, can I make my lunch juice in the morning and drink it during lunch time to receive the same benefits? I work 8:30 -5

        • Mark, it’s perfectly fine to make your juices in the morning and bring them with you. Just make sure you store them in airtight containers and keep them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to drink them. I’m here if you have any questions.

  103. This site is great! A buddy and I are doing this together (haven’t started yet), but my question is: We lift pretty hard 4 days a week and cardio at least once a week mostly twice a week, is this ok while juicing, will the energy be there or will this be too much?

    Also, I recently watched Fat, Sick, and Almost Dead on Netflix and it’s such an amazing motivational documentary on juicing!

    • What herbal teas are good to aid in the detoxification process?

      • Stephanie, most of your herbal teas will be fine. You don’t need anything to help along or speed up the detox process. Just stick to your juices and they will do all of that on their own. Keep me posted, I’m here if you have any questions.

    • Adam, welcome to JOJ and congrats on deciding to start your juice fast! You may consider adding an unflavored protein isolate to your drinks if you plan to continue lifting during your fast. The first few days you should get as much rest as you can to help your body recover from the detox. Try not to overdo it on your workouts. Keep them lite and focus on maintaining instead of building mass right now. Keep me posted. I’m here if you or your friend have any questions.

  104. Hi Donnie,
    Sorry this is my third question of the day but could you recommend the best juices from the recipes to drink throughout the day that aren’t high in fruits and don’t have a veggie taste. Thanks so much for all your help!

    • Nichole, I’ve come to really like the veggie heavy drinks but if you want a to add a little mix to them try using more lemon. You can also try adding spices such as fresh mint, basil, oregano, pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika, etc. Just don’t add salts. Experiment with the substitution list:

      Sometimes it comes down to one ingredient that is giving you a harsh taste. Find out what that ingredient is and replace it. I’d start with kale as that’s usually a stronger veggie taste that a lot of people tend to not favor in their juices. Replace it with spinach or romaine lettuce and see how it tastes.

  105. This is a gross question, but this is my second day of the cleanse and I have been urinating constantly but I have yet to have a bowl movement. Is this normal? I know juicing is supposed to clean you out.

    • Nichole, any BM’s you do have will be from what you ate before you started the juice fast. You will urinate a lot as that’s where the toxins and weight are released to. It’s completely normal.

  106. If weight loss is my main goal, is it ok to do just the breakfast ones if I’m only doing it 4 times a day? I just can’t stand the taste of the celery in the others. Is there something I can replace it with that doesn’t taste so veggie like? Maybe more cucumbers?

    • Nichole, the breakfast drinks are fruit heavy and should not be had all throughout the day. You need to maintain an 80:20 ratio of veggies to fruits with the exception of your first drink of the day. If you can’t stand the flavor of some of the other juices then take a look at the substitution list:

      Try a few substitutions and see how it turns out. Let me know if you have any questions.

  107. Hello Donnie!

    I just did the:
    Morning Glory
    2 Apples
    1 Cucumber
    1 cup Blueberries
    2 cups of Grapes
    2 Kale Leave
    1″ Ginger

    And I just have to ask, isn’t it a lot to use 2 cups of grapes + 1 cups of blueberries? There’s so much fruit in this one already :)
    Thanks alot!

    Kind regards

    • Suzo, that’s a breakfast recipe and a little heavy on the fruit. I find it better to have a majority of my fruits in the morning as opposed to spread throughout the day. I had this one every morning on my juice fast. My other juices throughout the day were very low in fruits and high in green veggies. But feel free to experiment with any of the juice recipes and adjust the ingredients as you like.

  108. Hello Donnie! I just registered my name and e-mail for the forum and I supposed to get a password ….but I didn’t.
    Can you help me out?

  109. Hello Donnie! I am going to start a 2 week juice fast plan tomorrow(and hopefully longer) and I would like to know if you have heard from somebody with type 2 diabetes going on juicing? …..and how was the experience?
    I was just diagnosed with Diabetes and fortunately my doctor gave me 3 months to reverse it by dieting….so no medication at all.
    Any recommendation?
    Thank you so much for your time and dedication,we really appreciate it!!

    • Miriam, congrats on deciding to start a juice fast and better your life! I’ve had a few people with type 2 go on the juice fast here at JOJ.

      I would suggest you keep your juices to a maximum of 1-2 fruits per juice. You need to make sure you have a minimal amount of fruits and a good amount of protein greens such as spinach, kale, or romaine lettuce. For your fruits I would suggest 1 granny smith apple, and 1/4 lemon as the fruits you use. In time you will most likely reverse your Diabetes. I would say you can do this well within 3 months, probably even sooner. Just stick with it Miriam and know that you are doing something that is truly great for you and your body! Keep me posted and know that I’m here if you have any questions!

      • Hello Donnie! I started juicing today,I had a tornado juice for breakfast and it was good!
        I didn’t change anything in the recipe,so I checked my blood two hours later and it was in a normal range!
        So,so far so good!!

        • Miriam, congrats on starting your juice fast today! That’s really awesome that your blood levels were average after a day of juicing! It just goes to show what we eat impacts us now! Keep at it Miriam and let me know if you have any questions.

          • Hello Donnie! I am on my third day of juice fast and lost 5 lbs so far!
            I cannot believe I am saying this but I FEEL GREAT!! I have tons of energy! And I don’t think I am going to stop in two weeks,I think I am going for more!
            Thanks for all the info,the time and your support.

          • Miriam, congrats on the weight loss so far! Juicing does so much more for us besides weight loss. I’m glad you’re starting to feel the effects! Keep me posted.

  110. can i loose 30lb in 30 days veggie juice fast 3-4 times a day (i blend with my vitamix, i dont juice) without any excercise at all?

    • Akos, you’ll want to use a juicer! A blender isn’t going to give you the same health benefits. While it’s possible to still lose weight you most likely won’t be taking in the nutrition needed to sustain you throughout the day. Some people have actually gained weight by using a blender instead of a juicer do the amounts you consume while on a juice fast. Remember, when you use a blender it’s the same as eating the fruits and veggies raw. When you use a juicer you are extracting only the juice. Read this article for more information on why you must use a juicer to juice: Let me know if you have any questions Akos.

  111. Hello Donnie! I am not entirely new to juice fasting, but I am going to be trying it for for real, really soon. My boyfriend and his family have attempted the 10-day juice fast from the film ‘Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead’. Since I have a few(not too many) health issues, my boyfriend has been pressing the issue that I need to juice fast. While I really want to, it’s expensive and without a higher paying job and a nearby farmer’s market, I’m having a hard time finding a way and place to begin. Despite that, reading about it more on your site has made me more determined than ever! I have the plan to start with the 2-week plan and if I make it that far, I want to make it to 30 days, and then 60!

    • I also plan to to lose 15-20 pounds.

    • Christina, I found juicing to be extremely cheap compared to how I was eating before my fast.

      Take a look at how much you spend on a day to feed yourself, include eating out, ordering out, snacks, drinks, coffee, etc. and add that up. Juicing costs roughly $10-$15 per day. That’s about the cost of 1 decent Starbucks coffee and a combo meal at McDonalds. Juicing is actually very cheap even if you buy organic. Although organic is not necessary.

      The best thing you can do is to set yourself a weight goal instead of a time frame Christina. When you set a time frame it almost feels like a prison sentence during the first week. Set yourself an easy 10-20 pound goal and then set another goal once you reach it. I think you could easily lose 15 pounds in 2 weeks or less if you stick to it. You’re going to do great Christina. Read through the JOJ forums and you’ll be able to see what people went through and experienced during their juice fasts. Keep me posted on how it goes and I’m always here if you have any questions Christina.

  112. Sorry for all the questions could you drink lemon water and pure orange juice ? , also I’ve done the juice for about 2 days and I feel bloated is that normal ?

    • Patty, if you juice the oranges and make it yourself that’s fine, but don’t overdue it as the orange juice you make will still be high in sugar. If you feel bloated then cut down on the amount of juice you are consuming. Only have a juice when you feel hungry Patty.

  113. Can you chew gum while doing this process ?

  114. chiwalker

    Dear Donnie,

    I am upset and discouraged…called the doc today, because even with the dieretic, I still have badly swollen legs by the end of the day, and sometimes into morning, when they would normally go down; I did as you suggested and added more cucumber and water, and whenI called in today I not only told him the bad things(swollen legs, headache and nauseaCaused by the pill I’m taking,but the good:the improvement in vision and hearing, in my skin, and the fact that my eyes actually produced tears,which they hadn’t due to extremely bad diet and dehydration. His oh so logival answer was to stop juicing, I was taking in too many fluids, and eat regular food, and stop the water pill. Honestly, I do’t want to stop, I am getting so many benefits from this, and If I go back to a quote “regular diet”, I will be taking in way more sodium than I’m getting now! And it I stop drinking water, I’ll hold on to the fluids I already have! Donnie, I am so upset, I see no win here in his advice. He basically just blew off the good things I am doing, and decided I was drinking too many fluids…I DON’T want to stop juicing; I feel too good and way too many good things are happening…but I don’t know what to do!

    • You should find a naturopathic doctor and get their advice so you have two professional medical opinions to base your decision on. Not all doctors are on board with juicing which is a shame but that’s just how it is. Find another doctor and get another opinion.

  115. Suzo Vanja

    Hey Donnie,
    I can follow any of the recipes you have on this site right, and not
    only the ones listed on this 2 week plan!?
    Will banana slow down my weightloss?
    And I hope ordering juices out is fine too, as long as they
    are fresh and 100% natural :)
    Thank you!!

    • Suzo, you can follow any recipes you like and you are also free to experiment with your juices by coming up with your own ideas and recipes. It does keep juicing fun.

      Bananas don’t juice very well. I use them occasionally but the juice you get from them is barely noticeable so I wouldn’t worry about them affecting your goals while on the juice fast. If you use a masticating or slow juicer then you should avoid using bananas as they may not work. Just refer to your juicer manual to see if it states any particular ingredients you should not use.

      I often visit a few juice bars and places that make fresh juice. I found a lot of the smoothie places are now offering fresh juice. It’s just like eating out when you think about it!

  116. Hi there, I’m planning on doing the 2 week plan. I don’t have a juicer I have the Magic Bullet. I need to add water in order to turn it into juice. Would that be ok or should I get an actual juicer? Thanks for the motivation and inspiration. I’m hoping to get off Prednisone due to an autoimmune decease.

    • Patricia, the magic bullet is a blender and won’t work on a juice fast. It simply blends things together. There’s no difference in just eating the fruits and vegetables raw when you use a blender. You need to use a juicer if you plan on doing a juice fast and this article will tell you why: Also, read this article as it will tell you what to look for in a juicer when you go to purchase one.

      I wish you the best Patricia! Keep me posted on your fast and know that I’m always here if you have questions!

  117. chiwalker


    My husband and I are both getting some sort of cold or flu; what would be the best veggies and fruits to concentrate on to combat this/feel better. I’m an aromatherapist, and I have a wonderful recipe for garlic and onion soup, but that is not an option at this point, obviously. I added extra garlic to my lunch-dinner recipes,but I want to know what’s especially good specifically when you’re not feeling
    well. Now on day nine, my sense of smell and taste are coming back really well, and the extreme numbness in my body has gone away a great deal…oh, and I did lose eight pounds.

    • Just keep drinking your juices like normal. Make sure you get a good variety of produce in them. Maybe even a hot tea with lemon might make you feel a little better. Also, you can juice garlic and onion but be careful as it’s a pretty potent combination. Do small amounts and feel free to add fruits or other veggies to help with the taste. Hope you two get better.

      • chiwalker

        Thanks, Donnie…I am feeling better. Wish I could get the hubby to juice. One question, though…you suggest an 80/20 ratio for veggies and fruits, but I noticed that the breakfast recipes seem really heavy on fruit–not that I’m complaining! Is there a reason for that? Why I ask is because in coming up with recipes, are fruit heavy concoctions better to be labeled “breakfast”? I’ve been experimenting, and want to label them properly; the more veggie ones are pretty obvious. Also, my legs have been swelling(I don’t think this is a fast-related problem; I’ve had this quite frequently in the past few months)I called the doctor, explained to his staff what was going on, and also explained that I was juice fasting(which he approved of this month during a routine visit)so I was not getting any added sodium in my diet. When they got back to me, they said doctor said to limit my fluid intake! When I patiently explained that it was going to be nearly impossible as I was juicing only, she consulted him again and they put me on a mild water pill.
        While the water pill helps(I wasn’t urinating much at all compared to the first week, the water pill did work and my legs are back to normal. This is,I hope a temporary thing; though it is supposed to be potassium sparing, I don’t want to lose the benefits of fasting by watching it literally be flushed away. Are there specific veggies/fruits/spices that help with water retention? I don’t take many pills; a low dose antidepressant I can’t stop due to my history of depression and an as needed anti anxiety med.

        • Chiwalker, I add a little extra fruit in the morning recipes as that’s when you want to use a majority of your fruits. As far as the water retention are you making sure to drink enough water throughout the day? I know that sounds odd but dehydration will actually make your body hold on to water. Make sure you use plenty of spinach in your juices as well as a cucumber in every juice. Those will greatly help with water retention. Just make sure you are still drinking plenty of water throughout the day.

          • chiwalker

            Yeah, I drink water with a squeeze of lemon all day long, along with 160z after every juice meal. When I called, for two days straight I had gained 5lbs between early morning and late afternoon, and I was drinking a lot. And I don’t normally weigh myself every day, I was monitoring because the swelling was significant; by bedtime I could barely bend my knees and even my feet and eyes were swollen. I was adding parsley to all my drinks, and would have added fennel if I had it, and rubbing my legs with a anti swelling aromatherapy oil I make, as I’ve studied aromatherapy and mixed healing oils for many years.

            So I guess I’m on the pill for a while…I’ll start adding more cucumber and spinach, though, thanks!

          • Hope all is well, keep us posted.

  118. Hi Donnie,

    Like most folks, I’m new to juicing & want to start to not only improve my overall health, but for weight loss as well. I have question as I am an insulin dependent diabetic. I normally count carbs for this. Would I simply use the normal carb count per vegetable/ fruit minus the grams of fiber they contain to determine how many carbs are in each batch of juice? I’m looking to loss about 30-40 pounds.

    Thanks again!

    • Chewyfrye, you would use the normal carb count per fruit/vegetable minus the grams of fiber like you mentioned. It’s a longer process than reading the back of a label but it will work if you have to count carbs. Make sure you are using a very minimal amount of fruits in your juices and juice plenty of kale, spinach, romaine lettuce, and other produce with protein. Keep me posted and I’m here if you have any questions.

  119. What juice recipe did you use the most? I am on day one, I like the morning glory fine, but the mean green is disgusting, and I am pretty sure that is the one that is most popular. Do you ever get use to the taste?

    • Jordan, I used the mean green the most. It wasn’t my favorite drink at first but after a few days I really looked forward to it. Remember, we don’t juice for the taste and pleasure of it but for the health benefits associated with it. You will eventually crave the juice if you stick with it. Your taste buds will adjust during the fast.

  120. I love this! Im starting tomorrow :-) Thanks

  121. Hello,
    I am new to juicing, I haven’t tried it yet but very interested. Because of my job I am never at home for lunch, can I make the lunch one in the morning and just keep it in a cooled area? Will it still have the same nutrients if it sits in a container for 5 hours?

    • Raymond, you can make your juices in the morning and bring them to work with you as long as you store them in an airtight container and keep them in the refrigerator. Juices will lose nutritional value but this way will help keep them as fresh as possible. 5 Hours should be fine. Keep me posted. I’m here if you have any questions Raymond.

  122. Hi Donnie

    with the savoury juices could I warm these up and have them as a soup replacement?


    • You sure can warm them up and enjoy them as a soup Joel. You may even consider adding a little onion or garlic to them. A few spices wont hurt either as long as you stay away from the salt. Enjoy!

  123. Sorry, one more question! Can I add spirulina on my juice once a day? Apparently it has great properties and it helps to burn fat…

  124. Hi Donnie,
    Thanks for sharing your inspiring story! I will start on Monday and I have two silly question for you! I am always very concerned about my breath. How can I avoid bad breath when juicing? I don’t want to compromise it by eating chewing gums…so what do to? Second question is about social occasion. I am dating a guy and I don’t know how to handle going out when juicing. 2 weeks is a long time and I don’t want to miss out on my life. Is there any juice that I can order if out? Will it ruin the whole program if on a Saturday night out I get a cranberry juice in a bar? Sorry again for my stupid questions I am just concerned that people won’t understand d my 2 weeks challenge and I don’t want to feel isolated and lonely! Thanks a lot,

    • Claudia, you can chew sugar free gum if you like. You can also juice a mixture of parsley, mint, and apple as that will help with any bad breath that you are experiencing. As far as the social aspect just be honest and let people what you are doing and what that entails. Hit up some juice bars. A lot of the smoothie places also offer to make fresh juice. Remember, it’s also only 2 weeks. It’s not like you are juicing indefinitely here Claudia. Put your health first and then your social outings will be even more rewarding. You can do anything for 2 weeks if you put your mind to it! Let me know if you have any questions.

  125. Hi I plan to start juicing this coming Monday and was wondering if I can add plant fusion protein powder to my juice?

    • Bianca, while there’s no need to add protein to your juices unless you’re lifting weights and working on building muscle mass, a plant based protein powder is safe. It will slow down your weight loss but if you’re working on building muscle then weight loss probably isn’t your number one goal. You’ll get enough protein from the juices. Let me know if you have any questions.

  126. heloo again Donnie,i just wanted to ask you if I could juice fast(been juicing for two days, but added chia seeds, so ill start all over tomorrow) while continuing my morning/evening juice of fifteen grapes,a table spoon of olive oil and a tablespoon of apple cider. I drink this to help reduce my tummy. am a new mommy (yaaay me :)!!
    thank you so much for your time and patience, you are appreciated!

    • Thelma, congrats on being a new mommy! Of course you can continue to juice fast. I’d cut out the olive oil though and add some greens to your morning juice to give you a little energy. One question I do have is are you nursing? If you are you may want to ask your doctor if it’s okay before you go just juice to be safe. Keep me posted and let me know. I’m here if you have any questions Thelma!

  127. chiwalker

    I have a few questions about the veggies and fruits not listed on the shopping list. I didn’t see sweet potatoes or yams listed, or watermelon. Are sweet potatoes too sugary to use? Also, are these peeled? Regarding watermelon, how much to use? I am on day four,a little headachey, but down 4 pounds. I even add my 16 oz of water to my just used juice glass so I don’t lose any of those vitamins!

    • Chiwalker, you can use most any fruit or vegetable in your juice. Take a look at the substitution list as it has a good list of the most common things to use, plus it will give you ideas on making your own juices.

      Try to keep your juices 80% vegetables and 20% fruit. This will help you achieve your weight loss goals. Too much fruit and the weight loss will slow down. Sweet potatoes are fine to use. I normally don’t peel anything unless it has a rind on it like an orange or a lemon. Great idea on adding the water to your juice glass, I do the same thing!

      • chiwalker

        Donnie,what can I say…great minds think alike…LOL. I am keeping the 80/20 ratio, I guess my years of dieting have made starches like sweet potatoes and sugary fruits like watermelon suspect.

        Someone was kind enough(Irene)to send me some sweet potato recipes, which I’m off to try for lunch. My sense of taste and smell are coming back after almost a year of not being able to taste anything but the strongest mint flavor…juicing is amazing.

        • Chiwalker, enjoy the sweet potato recipes. Sweet potato can really flavor up a juice! Let me know how you like them.

          • chiwalker

            I did try the sweet potatoes, and you’re right, they were very good.
            Two more questions, though. I live in northestern Ohio, and soon the autumn bounty of fresh tomatoes and cukes will be gone. Most zucchini is pretty lame, and very expensive in the winter here (I plan to extend my fast to 60 days, possibly more.) Winter tomatoes are unspeakable; I used to freeze them whole for soup and chili, but this year our garden didn’t produce much. Any suggestions? Plum tomatoes around here are pretty good but they don’t seem to yield much juice.

            Second question…how the heck do you juice a banana? I have the same juicer you do, and I put it in, and it just disappeared. I scooped the pulp out and rejuiced, but still not much banana taste.

            And wait…one more question, sorry. In Juicing 101 you mentioned that there were several good websites for recipes, so do you have any recommendations? The ones I visited seem to focus on single juice recipes or non recommended stuff like Wheatgrass…sorry for all the questions, but I am very motivated to lose weight but more importantly, to regain my health. Today is day seven, I have lost seven pounds, my vision seems better, my energy level has improved greatly, and my sense of taste and smell is coming back–this juicing and your website is a lifesaver…I talked to my son in CA who has high blood pressure and on a lot of meds,(he’s only 40) and weighs about 230, and now he is interested. Lucky Frank, he lives where fruits and veggies are fresh and cheap year round,but no matter–my health has no price.

          • Chiwalker, find local farmers markets or meet ups where farmers sell their produce direct to the public. You’ll have your best luck here when it comes to finding cheap and fresh produce.

            When you juice a banana you should follow it up with something like a cucumber to push out any banana. You don’t get a whole lot of flavor but it does add a nice little touch to most juices.

            You may want to visit or as they both have some great recipes.

            I was on blood pressure meds also and juicing allowed me to get off of them and get down to a normal blood pressure rate. I’m sure it can do the same for your son. Keep me posted. I’m always here if you need me.

  128. How much weight is normally lost after the 2 week detox?

    • Alix, it’s hard to say how much weight is lost as it really depends on how much weight you begin with. Read through the forums and the comments to get a real accurate idea of what people are losing during two weeks of juicing. If I had to peg it at an average I’d say anywhere from 10-24 pounds from what I’ve seen. Let me know if you have any questions.

  129. Day 18 as promised I said I would update you. 15.5lbs down happy excited and not feeling sick or tired. Apparently per my husband I no longer snore, that foggy feeling is gone too. Overall I am feeling great do still crave my coffee (first thing I will drink on day 61 lol)☕. I am hoping to last the whole 60 days I think I can even though I feel my weightloss should have been a tad bit more but I will take what I get lolo. Donnie thanks for all the info it has made the journey easier and will keep you updated.


    • Sandra, congrats on nearly 16 pounds lost on your juice fast so far! If you’ve made it this far, 60 days will be easy for you! Thanks for keeping me posted Sandra! I’m always here if you have any questions.

  130. Me and my sister are doing the juice fast together and are trying to cut down on cost by getting the most from our juices. This morning our juicer made 24 oz with your Morning Glory recipe we added 1 more cucumber and a little extra spinach and were given 32 oz.

    • Anthony, that’s great! The more greens the better. I’m glad you have someone to juice with. It helps to have support! Let me know if either you or your sister have any questions.

  131. I was just wondering with one recipe how many ounces of juice does that give you.

    • Anthony, the juice recipes here at JOJ usually make between 16 and 20 ounces. But that may vary based on the juicer you use. I’m here if you have any questions.

  132. Do I need to peel the oranges and cucumber before I juice them?

    • Kristin, you should peel fruits with rinds such as oranges, lemons, and limes. Peels on produce such as apples and cucumbers should be left on as that’s where a good majority of nutrients are. Hope this helps. I’m here if you have any questions.

  133. Good day how did you juice while you were at work?

    • Toni, I made my juices in the morning and took them to work with me. I would drink my first juice at home and bring two juices to work with me. As long as they are stored in air tight containers and kept in the refrigerator, they will hold throughout the day. Let me know if you have any questions Toni.

  134. I am looking at starting this juice fast plan. I have a few questions before I start though.
    1. Is it better to use a juicer or a blender (Money dictates that I already own a blender and trying to save money)
    2. I am highly allergic to grapes, can I substitute this for strawberries?

  135. Hello! I am excited to begin my juicing fast, but I had a couple of questions. First one, what does the x2 mean by your shopping list? And 2nd, do you have any information on juicing for someone with Diabetes. My mom wants to juice with me, but she has type 2 diabetes, are there any special considerations?

    Also – what do you think of juicing cactus and sabila?

    I guess I had three questions! Anyways, thank you very much for this website, this is the best juicing website I have visited since I started my juicing research far none!

    • Chio, congrats on preparing to start your juice fast.

      If something says x2 (times two) on your shopping list it means purchase twice the amount listed.


      12 cucumbers x2 (this would mean you should purchase 12 cucumbers now, and you’ll have to purchase 12 cucumbers later)

      I do this so you don’t have to purchase 24 cucumbers all at once. Not only is it a little odd buying 24 cucumbers but there’s a chance some of them will go rotten before you use them. So it’s best to break your purchases up like that. Hope this helps Chio! Let me know if you have any questions.

  136. Hi Donnie! First, thank you so much for posting this website. It is full of incredibly useful information, and not yet so incredibly overwhelming like so many of the others. I have dabbled in juicing for a while now, but never have I ever decided to jump in to an extended fast like I now want to after reading your website. My biggest problem has always been a grocery list and a plan for the week. I get overwhelmed with choices and buy so many things that I run out of what I really need and then have excess of everything else that eventually rots. For this reason, I have always just given up. Again, thank you. One quick question, should I be peeling apples, cucumbers, tomatoes, etc? Thanks for your guidance! abigail

    • Abigail, welcome to JOJ and congrats on deciding to do your juice fast! With peeling and prepping I find it best to peel all rinds from fruits such as oranges, lemons, limes, etc. You don’t need to peel apples, cucumbers, tomatoes. If you will generally eat it then there is no need to peel it. Also, peels (not rinds) contain a great amount of nutrients so it’s good to run them through your juicer. Keep me posted and let me know how you do. I’m here if you have any questions Abigail.

  137. Is it safe to do a juice fast while breastfeeding?

    • Gitta, it’s best to ask your doctor in this case. I generally don’t promote juicing while breastfeeding as you will release toxins from your body into your bloodstream. It will get to your milk. But your doctor may say otherwise depending on your circumstances and that of your baby. Let me know Gitta. I’m here if you have any questions.

  138. Im confused do you drink two in the morning or are those 2 suggestions and u pick either one???

    • Amy, you should drink between 4-6 juices per day. There are 6 recipes to choose from and suggestions for what’s good in the morning, afternoon, and evening. If you have any questions just let me know.

  139. Hi there! I would be interested in trying out a juice fast after I return home. (I am currently traveling for my work for 4 mos.) I see you recommend drinking lots of water but what about coffee or tea? I usually start out my morning with a cappuccino made with soy milk – I live in Italy. I might have 2 in a day and a couple of cups of decaf tea. Are these drinks allowed?

    • Raney, while coffee is okay if you drink it plain with nothing added, make sure it’s decaf as caffeine is something you try to rid your body of while on the juice fast. Tea is okay and is a much better replacement for coffee. Still try to have only decaf though. Your only going to rid your body of toxins as long as you aren’t introducing any more toxins into your body. I’m here if you have any questions.

      • Donnie I have an Update.
        Went back this morning and received new A1C reading for sugar levels. When I was in the office 60 days ago they told me my A1C which they took 30 days prior was at 14.7. I went this morning and had the test again. 68 days after starting a three juice a day eating habit with a sensible lunch, removing all processed sugars, stimulants, and eating only fish and chicken twice a week. Today the A1C is 6.8. The doctor couldn’t believe it. I have been rebooted through the dietary changes. We are going to continue watching and make sure we don’t have any unforeseen problems but I am doing great.
        I would also like to encourage anyone struggling to keep going. In the last 68 days I have lost a total of 43 pounds. I have also went from a 56 in the waist to a 48. A true 48 which means I am not a size 52 wearing my pants under my gut. I have went from a size 5xl shirt to a 2 xl. I am so thankful to people like you Donnie and many other who have helped in my journey to get back my life.
        I am full of energy and inner peace. I have the motivation to walk and exercise. I love being able to have the stamina to go out in this Alabama heat and take photos. I have a new life and I think the creator of the veggies and fruit which have helped me along.
        Best to all of you. Keep your chin up and remember motivation comes from inspiration. Find out what inspires you and focus on it. Thanks e

        • I loved reading this… I am new to this and want to do it for overall health. Very inspiring!!

        • Elvis, that is wonderful news!!! Congratulations on your new A1C levels! I’m so happy that you have done so well with everything. Continue to eat healthy Elvis! It’s only going to do amazing things for you! Thanks for the update, it’s very motivational and inspiring to us all!

          • I will. I am planning to start a new daily workout schedule tomorrow and will let you all know how that goes when I go to Dr. in about 46 more days…e

          • Sounds great Elvis. Let me know how that goes!

          • My latest update:
            Went to the Eye Dr. this morning. The first time in three years. I haven’t been since August 2010. I have been having some difficulty weeing with my glasses so I assumed it was due to a loss of vision. So I went in and had an eye exam. The exam found that my vision went from 325 in left eye/ 300 right eye to 225 in right and left. I am a Dr and cant tell you for sure but the Dr. said this is not typical for a man in his forties to gain vision strength.
            What I can tell you is that since I have began my change in lifestyle my health is vastly improving. Also he concluded that in his opinion the dietary changes have had a significant effect on my vision.
            PTL e

          • Elvis, that’s such an amazing improvement! I never even thought about how vision could be affected by our dietary choices. Congrats on having better vision now Elvis! You’ve had an incredible journey and I wish you all the best! It’s always great to hear your updates Elvis. Please keep me posted!

  140. Hey! So I am starting a juice fast this week and I want to know is it ok to still workout being that ill only be juicing? Also is there a way for me to store juice in case I have to juice the night before or let’s say my lunch juice, can it be juiced in the am? I work 9-5.

    Just curious

    I’m really excited because I’ve never fasted before but I’m ready. Mentally, physically and spiritually

    • Charley, it’s okay to work out but I suggest you rest for the first 3 days until your body goes through detox. It’s best to juice your drinks in the morning if you will be out and wont have access to your juicer. Just make sure you store them in airtight containers and keep the in the refrigerator until you’re ready to drink them. Keep me posted on your status Charley and let me know how things work out for you. I’m here if you have any questions.

  141. I know that you have mentioned several times that we can use our own recipes. Is there a rule of thumb on what fruits / vegetables to stay away from? I have heard that if you’re juicing and doing many fruits it will add too much sugar in your body to effective be able to lose the weight. Going on a beach vacation in a month, excited to start this juice fast and feel good about myself!

    • Shikha, try out any fruits and vegetables you feel like. A good place to start is the substitution list: It will give you a good idea of what types of fruits and vegetables are best for juicing. You want to stick to an 80/20 ratio of vegetables and fruits when doing your juice fast so you aren’t consuming too much sugar. Hope this helps Shikha.

  142. Heyho! I plan to start my juice fast this Friday and am getting super excited, though I know the challenges I’ll have to face during it – an attempt at a 7-day fast failed previously. I have been trying to lose weight for the past three months by exercising with a personal trainer and although I have lost about 6 kilos I am still overweight and need a booster! So… at this point I have a question: can I still train while on the fast? I train 3 times a week for an hour which involves light weight lifting, cardio and a lot of circuit training. I do extra cardio and stretches for half hour thereafter but that’s it. I haven’t told my trainer as I know he’ll be against it (he’s all for meat and protein…etc) and get offended if I do it despite his disapproval – hence, I can’t ask him. Will it be too much if I juice and train at the same time???

    • MJ, I don’t see a problem training while on your fast. Try to plan it out so that you don’t have to train during the first 3 days of your fast. Those are the hardest days and the detox period might be too much for you with the added stress of training. Give it a shot though and make sure you drink plenty of water. Let me know how things work out MJ. I’m here if you have any questions.

  143. I want to lift weights and gain muscle while also losing weight through out the process. Is it alright to have a protein shake while I juice? I know I can still get protein with some of the vegetables but I’d like to make sure I’m getting enough protein to get enough gain muscle. Is this an option or will it interfere with the juice fast?

    • Brad, how much weight do you have to lose? It’s often best to focus on losing your weight first and then building muscle afterwards if you’re considering a juice fast. You can’t have a protein shake while on your fast. You can however add some unflavored protein isolate into your juices. But again, this isn’t going to be the best way to lose weight or to gain muscle. Focus on losing your weight and maintaining the muscle that you currently have. Once you’ve lost the weight, then focus on building muscle. Let me know what you decide to do Brad. I wish you all the best! I’m here if you have any questions.

  144. I’m allergic to celery, and I know I can substitute with cucumber, but I never know how much cucumber per stalk of celery to use.

    • Kelly, just use enough to make sure you get between 16-20 ounces of juice. There’s no set quantities or sizes when it comes to substitutions so just use what you feel is a good amount. I always juice my cucumbers last to make sure I flush out what’s left over in the juicer and also so I can make sure I use enough to get my full 16-20 ounces of juice.

  145. what about blending them I have the nutria bullet

  146. Going to get started this week! I am going to take it a week at a time. I have lost 110 pounds in the last 7 months and need a boost to get some more of this weight off. I feel that I am in the right mindset to do this! I am going to continue with my current exercise routine and throw this in as well. Wish me luck!!

    • Brandy, welcome to JOJ and congrats on preparing to start your juice fast this week. Also, mega congrats on losing 110 pounds over the past 7 months! That is really incredible and motivational! I wish you the best of luck Brandy! Keep me posted on your status and remember, I’m here if you have any questions.

  147. I’m gonna try and make juice a 3/4th part of my daily diet.
    I am working and a single guy and need to go to my office daily hence can’t afford to be on juice for this long.
    I am originally from India and am a food lover.
    I am looking at the following:
    Breakfast : Juice
    Lunch: A portion of Cooked vegetable/ lentil / curry Indian style with less or no oil (basically doing this for protein requirement) under 300 calories
    Dinner: Juice
    And go for 8 glasses of water daily.
    Would you recommend this? Or still want some modification or give any suggestions.

    • Amit, while you’ll get the nutritional benefits of adding juice to your diet, you won’t get the full effects it by doing what you plan. I think it’s great that you are adding juices to your daily diet. It really depends on what your goals are and what you expect out of it. I’m a single guy with two kids and worked at the office 8-12 hours a day when I did my first fast. I went for 15 days with just juice and never felt better. But my goals were to get off my medications, lose weight, avoid a surgery, and become a healthier person. I think you will do fine with your plan but again, it really depends on what your expectations are. I wish you the best of luck Amit, keep me posted on your status. I’m here if you have any questions.

      • I get what you are saying…
        I will introduce myself to juicing till this Friday as I told having only lunch of cooked veggies and remaining with juices and then go full fledged on juice from Saturday… That’s what I think of after your comments.
        That way I can gradually make myself accustomed to juice.

        • That sounds like a good plan Amit! Keep me posted and let me know how things work out. I’m always here if you need me.

          • I kick start from tomorrow. Have lost 4 pounds in the last 5 days thanks to juicing morning and evening and having cooked veggies/curries without oil or cream.

            My goal is 15 days and 20 pounds.
            juice thrice a day and a 2 mile walk out in the park not on the treadmill. and at least 3 litres of water everyday.

            And yes… I loved the Mean Green juice and the Sunset Passion a lot( may be partially because I am a vegetarian since birth).

            If all goes well I’m gonna add 15 more days to the juice fast :)

          • Amit, you can drink more than 3 juices per day. You can drink between 4-6 juices if you feel the need to. I think 15 days and 20 pounds is a very achievable goal! Keep me posted and let me know how things turn out. I’m here if you have any questions Amit.

  148. I have a few questions…it states to start each day with warm water along with 1/2 a lemon. I do this and then make one of the breakfast juices? Also, what are the suggestions for work? Juice the night before and freeze it for the next day? I watched Joe Cross’ Fat, sick and nearly dead the other day and I had a revelation that this may be the answer I am looking for. I do like some fruits, absolutely HATE vegetables! but I think if I can try the juicing route and put enough fruit in each time it will coat the vegetable taste. lol. I really want to do this for my health and could definitely use the energy boost I keep reading about! I have about 40lbs to lose and hoping to start my first fast on Monday. Any advice is greatly appreciated!! Thanks!!

    • Wendy, thank you for your comment. When you wake up have your water with lemon. After you’ve readied yourself for the day, then make your first juice. As far as work is concerned, juice in the morning (not the night before) and bring your juices with you. Make sure you store them in air tight containers and keep them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to drink them. You’re tastes will adjust during the fast and you’ll learn to love those veggies. Make sure you are keeping your juices 80% veggie and 20% fruit and that weight will fly off fast Wendy. Keep me posted and remember that I’m here if you have any questions.

  149. It DOES help- tremendously! Thanks a bunch!

  150. Also, what are a few of your favorite brands/models of juicers to use? I’ve never owned or used a juicer before so I want to make a good quality choice! Also, I understand the masticating juicers take longer than I guess your “regular” juicers do, but could you give me an idea of the time ratio?

    • JOIA, congrats on deciding to do a juice fast. It will be a welcome change! The thing about chia seeds is that you don’t want to consume them as you should not have any solids while on your fast. Frozen produce is okay, just make sure it’s thawed out good.

      There are a lot of good juicers out there. I’ve used brands such as Hamilton Beach, Cuisinart, Breville, and Bella. They are perform great. Take a look at and you’ll see the juicers I’ve used as well as deals on them. You should look up videos of masticating juicers and also centrifugal juicers on youtube. You’ll see people juicing recipes with them and get an idea of how long it’s expected to take with each one. With my centrifugal juicers I find it never takes me more than 10 minutes to make a juice including preparation, making the juice, cleaning the juicer, and consuming the juice. I hope this helps.

  151. Hey! I just recently watched a couple documentaries that truly have inspired me to give juicing a try, so I’m gathering my info so I can begin within the next two weeks! This website is SUPER helpful and informative- so glad I stumbled across it today! I have several questions for you though: What do you think of adding chia seeds to your juices, and how do you feel about using any FROZEN fruits and vegetables??

  152. stacy45102

    Got a fusion juicer and starting the 2 week juice fast tomorrow. :)

    • Awesome Stacy! Let me know how you like your fusion juicer. I’ve been contemplating purchasing one to compare it against the others I have. Congrats on starting your fast and I’m looking forward to hearing your results! Keep me posted and know that I’m always here if you have any questions.

  153. Hiya!! 1. Can i just have 3 juices per day and drink water the rest of the day? 2. Can i jave the same 3 juices daily? Dont want more i just desperatley need to shift 2 stones.

    • Sam, it’s best that you have between 4-6 juices per day with each being between 16-20 ounces. Less juices doesn’t mean that you will lose weight faster. You need to make sure you are drinking enough or your body will notice the lack of nutrition and try to hold on to as much weight as it can. While you can have the same juice throughout the day it’s best to mix things up so you’re getting different sources of nutrition. I would say try 2 or 3 different juices throughout your day. I’m here if you have any questions Sam.

  154. Is it ok to Juice and still do intense weight lifting and training?

    • It really depends on what your goals are. Are you wanting to juice to lose weight? If so, how much weight are you trying to lose?

  155. I am going into my third week of juicing, and I want to start incorporating a workout. I posted last week that I eat a solid for dinner (salad) and juice the remaining part of the day. For my remaining two weeks I have decided to eliminate solids and follow your 2 week juice fast plan and begin excercising (w/Ms Julian Michales 30-Day Shed). Being that today will be my first day without solids, will I be okay with her 20 minute workout (I am doing level 1)? Secondly, do I have my dinner juice before or after the workout? Also I noticed your plan does not include drinks in between, only the three meals. I am sure it is okay to have one in between meals?

    By the way, your Morning Glory is DE-LIC-IOUS!!!! I am drinking your Mean Green for lunch (SN to self:dont forget to peel the lemon the next time)


    • Valarie, congrats on going into your third week of juicing! Based on how you’ve been eating and incorporating juices into your diet I think you’ll be fine to enter the workout. If you start to feel overly faint or tired you may consider taking 3-5 days and let the your body adjust to the juices before you progress with your workouts. I think it would be best to have a juice an hour before your workout and then have a juice right after your workout. This will ensure you have the needed energy for your workout and also that you are feeding your body enough nutrients after the workout to repair your body.

      The plan has six meals. You can have any combination of those six juices throughout the day. It’s best to make sure you are having between 4-6 juices per day with each being between 16-20 ounces.

      I’m glad you enjoy the Morning Glory! It’s one of the favorites here on the site! It was one of the first juices I made without following a recipe and I still enjoy it in my fasts. Yes, don’t forget to peel the lemon! I’ve tried it with the peel on once or twice and wow!!! It’s overly tangy with the peel on. Keep me posted on your status Valerie! I wish you all the best! I’m always here if you have questions.

  156. Can you make the juice and freeze it in the freezer for bringing it to go for lunch? Since I’m in college I don’t want the juice to go bad. I plan on making my lunch juices ahead of time and putting them in the freezer and taking them while their frozen to school so by the time I need it it will be defrosted. Does freezing it destroy any nutrients? Or is that okay?

    • Dakotah, you can make them and freeze them if you like. Freezing actually preserves the nutrients so you should be good. Keep me posted Dakotah. I’m always here if you have questions.

  157. Hi Donnie,

    I can’t wait to start my juice fast! I would like to do a 21 day juice fast! I have done water fasts in the past, but it was just a terrible experience. After the juice fast, how do you go about starting to eat again? what do you eat, do you still juice once a day? what to do to keep the weight off?!

  158. I am just wondering if you can stray from the 6 recipes you list here and include the other juicing recipes you list on the site? I also heard from a friend that eating nuts like almonds is okay while juicing, is this a myth?

    • Tova, you can use any recipes you like on your juice fast. You can’t eat almonds or nuts while on a juice fast though. It defeats the purpose of letting your digestive system rest and cleanse.

  159. Hi Donnie!

    I have now been on the juice plan since last morning. Yesterday I felt dizzy and sort of hungover all day, today that is gone but I am tired and slow and even the slightest smell of food makes my mouth water.

    I have a thyroid condition (hypothyreosis), which means I am taking extra hormones daily. I read somewhere that fasting while ingesting hormones can influence the effect of the hormones – is this true? Do you know anything of it? For instance, I read somewhere that if one is a muslim who wants to fast the way they do, it is not recommended for people with this (relatively common) condition. This juice fast must be different, as you actually do get nutrients and whatnot from the juice.

    What do you think? I am seconds away from ordering a large pizza with a side of fries, hiding behind the excuse that anyone with hypothyreosis shouldn’t fast…

    • Hi Tove,

      I’m on my 5th day now. last night I felt dizzy (I was working 2 jobs) and because I was worried I might faint or something, I actually had about 10 cashews and 2 bites of a low carb protein bar – this morning I’m little better. but so disappointed I had solid food ;(.

      Wanted to ask Donnie, how to rectify this and what to do when feeling dizzy.
      I’m dead set on completing the 14 days :)

      Any help will be greatly appreciated!!


      • Amy, just hop back on your fast. That little bit will pass soon and you’ll be fine. It sounds like you were still going through detox. That should pass any day now. When you’re feeling dizzy have another juice. The best thing you can do is to keep drinking your juices and load your body up with all those nutrients. When you’re going through detox you’ll feel that way. It’s the toxins making their way out of your system. Soon they will be gone and you’ll start to feel fantastic.

        Just hop back on your fast and you’ll be right back where you left off. No more solids though. It’s important to let your digestive system rest while doing through detox. You’ll be fine Amy, I’m here if you have any questions.

    • Tove, when Muslims fast they typically eat or drink nothing during the day and feast in the evening. It’s a completely different type of fast and not to be compared with a juice fast. Keep a strong head, don’t order that pizza or you’ll be back to square one. You should speak with your doctor to let him/her know that your fasting in case any medication that you are taking needs to be adjusted. You can fast, and you’ll do great at it, just hang in there and aim for your goals. I’m here if you have any questions.

  160. Hello!

    I start juicing on Monday – on my third day! I feel really good – my tummy is slimmer already. I feel a little bit sleepy around lunch time (I noticed), other than that I think everything else is pretty good (had a really good sleep last night).
    I have been drinking only just about 4 juices a day though, I can’t drink too much.
    I am hoping to be able to go for 2 weeks.
    Thanks for all the info Donnie – it’s a great help!!!

    • Amy, welcome to JOJ and congrats on day 3! If you feel sleepy then have some more juice. The nutrients will usually give you a burst of energy once you’ve gone through detox. 4 Juices is fine. The important thing is to make sure you are having a juice when you are hungry. So just listen to your body and you’ll do great! I’m here if you have questions Amy.

  161. Great information in general. As a medical student the one thing I would like to point out and that should be included is the fact that your body needs vitamin B12 and you will not get any B12 from vegetables. B12 is essentially found in only animal products… the good news is that the average adult has about a years worth of B12 stored up already (unless the are vegan), so I suppose what I am saying is that you shouldn’t go on this fast longer than about a year without a B12 supplement.

    I’m going to go on this fast in about a week during my break between quarters.

    • David, that’s a great point that you made. I wouldn’t recommend going on a juice fast for over a year. I find it’s best to maintain a 3-7 day fast once or twice a month. Keep me posted on your fast and how you do. Thanks for your comment, I’m always here if you have any questions.

  162. Hi, I have high iron and magnesium needs and am concerned I may not get enough, can continue with my supplements? As a gardener and a mother of young children I can’t afford to get too weak at any point. I am going to take a week gradually swapping meals out for juices and then plan a 2 week fast, to lessen the impact rather than going cold turkey.Thank you

    • Leomie, by doing it gradually for a week or two you will lessen in impact when the time comes to go full out juice. You’re thinking ahead and doing it right! Keep taking your supplements but you may start to lessen them as you progress on your fast. Keep me posted, I’m always here if you have questions.

  163. Donnie, I am super pumped and so in.
    I completed a 4 day juice fast three weeks ago and I was surprised to find how A. easy it was and B. how much and often I usually eat!!!
    I am ready to take the plunge, reboot my system, fully detox and shed few pounds.
    Thanks for hosting this website, it’s freak’n unbelievable. You make everything easy and accessible. Your drive and sincerity shines through.
    Thank you, and wish me luck.
    Tomorrow, the juicing games begin.


    • Hi Tru, welcome to JOJ and congrats on your 4 day fast! I do my best to ensure everyone has the info and motivation to do it. It’s changed my life in such a positive way I only hope I can do my best to help out others achieve the same thing Tru. I wish you the best of luck on your fast. I’m here if you have any questions.

  164. Would you advise any supplements to help with weight loss?

    • Gregory, I would advise you stick with 100% juice that you make and let the juice do its magic. No need for any supplements, just good nutritious juice! I’ll be here if you have any questions.

  165. Hi Donnie, I’m starting my juice cleanse and my boyfriend wants to do it as well. Our problem is that most vegetables arevery hard to find in our country and some impossible, like kale and blueberries. I’m worried that if we substitute it for something else it won’t have the same effect. I say this because kale, for example, has a lot of protein that is difficult to get from other veggies. I was wondering if you could give us subtitutes for some of the veggies in the detox program… Thank you!

    • Vanessa, thanks for your comment and congratulations on deciding to start your fast! It’s great that your boyfriend is going to do it with you, you can both give each other support and hold each other accountable. I’ll lay out a guideline for you that will make it easier due to the limited supply of produce you have.

      Keep your juices 20% Fruit and 80% Vegetable.

      Make sure you have at least one good source of protein such as Spinach, Kale, Romaine Lettuce, Broccoli, Asparagus.

      Use at least 4 or more different ingredients in each drink, and try out different drinks and combinations.

      When substituting a fruit, use another fruit or even try a carrot.

      If you follow these points, you’ll do just fine and should not have to worry about missing out on something. As long as you are getting a variety of fruits and vegetables in your juice, making sure you get some protein, and drinking enough juice, you’ll do fantastic Vanessa! Keep me posted and I’m always here if you need me.

  166. hi, ive been following the 7 day plan and have lost 5lbs so far, I’m feeling so drained today and thinking i may end. not sure i can go on three more days, the weight loss is great dont get me wrong, i need to loose at least 20lbs, but feeding the children is so hard, please id appreciate some words of encouragement…. karen

    • also is it normal when you eat beet, your wee is pink?

      • It’s normal for your wee to take on the color of what you are consuming. It’s perfectly normal to be that color and it happens to me every time I juice a beet. Nothing to worry about Karen. I’m here as always if you have any questions.

    • Karen, you’ve come so far already why stop now. You have the will power to do this or you wouldn’t have started. You’re still going through detox and the drained feeling will pass very soon I promise. You’ve set your goals and now you have to really reach for them. Don’t let a little feeling get the better of you as you’re much stronger than that. You have to think what is more important for you, losing weight and beginning a whole new life of health or giving into a feeling or a craving that will soon pass. You’re reaching out for a change and a healthier lifestyle and it will happen! Let it happen and push those other feelings out of the way. This is your health and your life, and you need to do what is best and that’s sticking to your juice and hitting your goals. Soon you’re going to feel like your on top of the world. Just give it time and you’ll see. If you stop now you’ll never know. I’m here for you Karen and I’m rooting you on! I want to hear of your success! Keep me posted.

  167. Hi!

    Is it possible to substitute the apples? I see these are like the base of each juice, but I really can’t stand the texture it gives..I guess it would be the same case if I use a pear, because of its grainy texture…


    • Sheila, try substituting oranges for the apples. Also, there shouldn’t be any texture in your juice, it should be the same consistency as water. What kind of juicer are you using Sheila?

      • oh well, I don’t have a proper juicer…so yes, perhaps the reason I get that texture, I just use my magic bullet ha! I am new at this so not sure what kind of juicer should I get, that is not such an investment ? :s thanks Donnie!

        • Sheila, a magic bullet doesn’t separate the pulp and fiber from the juice. That’s why you get the texture. Take a look at and you’ll see three good juicers there. If you don’t want to make a big investment then I suggest you go for the Hamilton Beach juicer on there. They are inexpensive and work really good. Let me know if you have any questions.

  168. Hey! I saw that you said to make sure we core the apples before juicing but what about fruits with peels/rinds? Do we need to peel the lemons, limes, oranges or cucumbers, or do we just drop them in the juicer whole?

    • Sarah, make sure you peel the rinds off. The rinds produce a pretty bitter taste in most juices. A little rind is okay but it’s best if you peel as much off as possible.

  169. my goal is too loose weight i will go for the 2 week juice fast plan or maybe try 30 day juice fast plan do you recommend me sticking the 2 week juice plan you have or should i change the juices?

    • Mayra, the 2 week plan is great but feel free to change out any recipes you like. I’m sure after a few days you’ll be experimenting on your own with the different flavors and combinations. I wish you the best, I’ll be here if you have any questions Mayra.

  170. Hi, I am planning a fast to start Mon 5th Aug (after a family wedding). I’m looking to lose around 10-15lbs, and have the weight stay off! I have done juice fasts before, but only for one week (one was on a Thai Island where we only had coconut water and bitter herb drink with added Vit C, and coffee enemas 3x day, it was very sapping but the only activity was to lie in a hammock and do the occasional yoga, other fasts have been much gentler) My worry with this is that at the end of the 1st week I have 3 night shifts (I’m a nurse) they can be quite strenuous and exerting. Normally I munch rubbish like instant noodles and chocolate and drink lots of tea with milk and sugar. Could I switch to Green Tea or Rooibos tea? What could I take to work to see me through the night? Rob

    • Rob, you can make juices to take to work with you. Store them in a fridge and they will be there when you need them. Tea is fine as long as it’s sugar free and not black tea. Remember to drink between 4-6 juices per day and it will help to fight off those cravings. I’ll be here if you have questions.

  171. This is amazing. I lost 8lbs in 5 days. Thank you so much. I plan on keeping on this plan for some time.

    • Awesome Dom! Congrats on losing the weight! Imaging how much you’ll lose 10 or 15 days from now. Keep me posted and I’ll be here if you have any questions.

  172. Is it bad to juice the whole fruit? Why?

    • Francine, I’ve heard it both ways but I don’t see a problem juicing the whole fruit. I’ve always cleaned and prepped my produce but I’m sure it will be fine to juice them whole as long as you clean them.

  173. I tried the morning glory recipe , and I really didn’t like the taste. I’m a very picky eater, but I really want to do this fast. I’m thinking maybe it was the vegetables im not really a fan of cucumbers and spinach. I’m more a fruit person. Can you please suggest a breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipe that is better for a picky eater . please and thank you

    • Tracey, If you’re not liking a particular ingredient then just substitute it with something else. Vegetables are the key to your fast so it’s important to not skip out on them and replace them with fruits as they add a lot of sugar to your juices. Try replacing your cucumber with either Zucchini, Romaine Lettuce, or Cabbage. For the Spinach, replace it with Kale, Broccoli, or Romaine Lettuce. You can substitute stuff in any recipe that you like. Try this out.

      2 Apples
      1/2 Lemon
      1/2 Inch Ginger
      4 Stalks Celery
      4 Leaves Kale
      4-6 Leaves Romaine Lettuce


  174. Ok so I fell off the wagon twice. Im blamimg upcoming time of month. Basically craved protein badly and had pork n veggies one day instead of juice. And day and a half later, basically ate 2 regular meals instead of juices. I still have about 18 lbs to go. And would like to lose over the next 5 weeks. What do I need to do to resume and get back on course? Or did I just screw myself over?

    • Maryann, you just need hop back into your fast and stay focused this time. You’ll get plenty of protein from the greens. Turn away from those cravings and you’ll lose the weight without a doubt. Don’t give in, you’re stronger than that!

  175. I lost 12 lbs so far and have 18 left to go

    • Congrats Maryann! That’s fantastic! Keep doing what you’re doing and I’ll be here if you have any questions. It’s great to hear from people who are juicing and progressing towards their goals.

  176. loss*

  177. Is it okay to take a supplement like hydroxycut while on this diet?.. will it speed up the weight lost ?

    • Tracey, taking hydroxycut or any other diet pill/diet supplement is not a good move while on a juice fast. It also won’t help speed up weight loss at all.

      Your best bet is to let the juices work and cleanse your body. Only when you stop putting toxins into your body, you’ll start releasing them and losing weight. I’ll be here if you have any questions.

  178. and approximately how long would it take her?

  179. Is it okay for my 16 year old daughter to do this with me? She was trying to lose at least 40 lbs. Since she is a teen , will she lose the weight faster than an adult would?

    • Melanie, it’s fine for her to juice. I’m not sure if she will lose the weight any faster or not. But it will be a great summer goal and it’s achievable. I’m seeing most people losing around 8-12 pounds during the 1 week mark. After that I would start to add in some light exercise and I’m sure the rest of the weight will fall off fairly fast.

  180. I started a vegetable and fruit cleanse on Saturday, June 29. I haven’t been following a plan, just making my own combinations as I go. I’m down 5 pounds in 2 days. Would it be more beneficial for me to start your two week plan or keep what I’ve been doing? I appreciate your help!

    • Melanie, you should keep doing what you’re doing. As long as your juicing that’s the idea! Feel free to experiment and use any recipe you see fit to use. Half the fun is about coming up with your own recipes and juicing recipes that you truly enjoy.

  181. is it okay to drink crystal lights while on this?..Crystal light has 5 calories and is basically flavored water and sugar that okay?

    • Sorry Melanie, nothing but juice or water while on the juice fast. The point is to fast and cleanse yourself. It’s not just about a reduction in your calories.

      But if you want something that tastes like crystal lite try out this recipe.

      2 golden delicious apples
      3/4 lemon peeled
      5-10 chunks of watermelon

      Some people couldn’t tell the difference between that and pink lemonade. It’s very good and will keep for a whole if you make a batch of it.

  182. Hi. I tried the other juicing recipes listed and immediately stopped losing weight. Should I stick with the recipes listed for the 2 week juice fast?. Btw I lost 8 lbs last week. 21 more to go. Yay.

    • Maryann, do yourself a favor and stop using your scale! Don’t trust your scale, trust how your clothes fit, and how you feel. Check your scale every 3 days or every week. Your weight will vary throughout the day and it’s important to understand if you religiously weigh yourself that your weight fluctuates throughout the day. You should only weigh yourself in the morning after you’ve used the restroom but before you consume anything, even water. After a week you won’t lose weight as fast as you did before. Just keep juicing, keep drinking the juices that you like, and you will continue to lose weight Maryann.

  183. Hello,

    When looking at the ingredients for your recipes, what is the little character after the number 1 for using ginger? Is that 1 inch, or one entire root, which is really big? Not sure, please explain.

    Thank you once again for introducing this to us. My wife and I are starting in the morning for two weeks juicing and are pre-preparing in bags what we need.

    Thanks again and here is to a healthy lifestyle!!!!!


    • Mike, 1″ would be 1 inch. You can use a little less if it’s too much. Thanks for you comment and I wish you and your wife the best of luck on your juice fast. It’s much easier when you have someone to juice along side you. Keep me posted and remember, I’ll be here if you have any questions.

  184. Hi. Im happy to report that I already lost 6 lbs in 4 days. Woot! I have 22.6 to go. My question is can I start to exercise (P90x or Turbofire) or just continue my walking? Also can I start drinking the recipes listed under your juice recipes? Or should I just stick with the ones listed under 2 week cleanse. I plan to continue this for another 3 weeks or however long it takes to rid the weight.

    • Maryann, that’s fantastic! Congrats! You can use whatever recipes you like. It’s good to try out different recipes during your fast.

      You can start out the p90x but if its too much for you give it a rest and try picking it back up in a week after you’re fully adjusted to the juice.

      Keep me posted Maryann, I’ll be here if you have any questions.

  185. I have been thinking and wanted to started my green juice plan, but I couldn’t find any specific plan like this. And I really love this and wanted to started right away! Also , i was wondering if you can choose and mix between the 2 choices?

    • Christin, congrats on deciding to start your juice fast! You drink any juices you want. You don’t have to stick to any particular recipe. You can juice as many different juices as you like or even stick to one or two juices that you really like.

      Just make sure you are getting between 4-6 juices per day.

      Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions.

  186. Hello Donnie,
    My wife and I are going to start your 2 week juicing plan on Sunday. I work during the day. Should I make a picture of juice in the morning and take with me to work and drink that during the day? I do not access to a juicer at work. What would your advice be to accomplish this via my work schedule?

    Also, great site and thank you!


    • Mike, you can most definitely make juice in the morning and take it to work with you. Just make sure the juice is in an airtight container and filled to the top. Don’t be afraid to top it off with a little water. Store it in a fridge and drink it when you want. Enjoy!

  187. Hi I’m starting the two week juice plan on Sunday! Super excited. I just had one concern. Is there a certain time in the morning when I should take the juices? As well as lunch ad dinner. Or is it te first juice when I wake up ad the second juice 2 hours later?

    • Samantha, Grats on deciding to start your juice fast! It’s best not to set times on this. Drink a juice when you feel hungry. Not when you get a craving but when you are hungry.

      It’s optimal to have between 4-6 juices per day with each being between 16-20 ounces.

      Have warm water with lemon in the morning when you wake up, then after you get ready for the day have your first juice. Hope this helps. I’ll be here if you have any questions Samantha.

  188. I just bought a juicer yesterday and started the juice fast today. I need to lose about 30 lbs. How long do you think it will take? I also want to start p90x but havent started yet. Advice?

    • Maryann, the weight loss will differ for each person. It depends on how much you have to start, what your goal is, and how dedicated you are. There is really no telling you how much you will lose. But I do find people are usually losing between 10-25 pounds within the first two weeks. As far as p90x, you should hold off until after you are really set in your fast and have gone through the detox process. I’d usually wait till after 7-14 days before adding that kind of exercise to your routine while on a juice fast.

  189. Hi!

    I want to start juicing with the 2 week diet plan. I was recently diagnosed with a DVT and Bi-lateral PE’s (a long, large blood clot in my leg and many small blood clots in both my lungs). Although not the cause of the clots, I am about 50 lbs overweight and it will help to loose it, along with starting an easy exercise program. I am on a blood thinner (Coumadin), so I have to be cautious of foods with vitamin K…which is most of the dark green veggies, such as kale (the highest), spinach, broccoli. Even romaine lettuce and grapes. I CAN eat all these foods, but I have to incorporate them slowly into my diet since I have NOT been eating them at this point…but will happen is my blood INR level will go up too high and it needs to stay in a certain range. If it goes up or down though, my Dr. makes adjustments in my Coumadin dosage.

    So basically I CAN do a juicing fast, but I need to keep my Dr. informed and have frequent blood tests until my blood is used to the increase of vitamin K in my body.

    My question is…what veggies do you recommend to replace the kale, spinach, broccoli (which are the highest) while I gradually incorporate them into each juicing drink? I’ve been putting juicing off because of the fact that I have not been eating these great veggies and now its biting me in the butt…so to speak.


    • Julie, The main reason for spinach/kale/romaine is so you are getting enough protein. But since you cannot have too much of them I would start by asking your doctor how much of those ingredients you can have on a daily basis and substitute what you can’t have with a pure unflavored protein isolate to keep your protein levels adequate. This will ensure you are not taking in too much vitamin K but still getting the needed protein. This way you can take what you are allowed to have and spread that out through the day in your drinks. I hope this helps and please keep me informed of what your doctor says and your progress. I’ll be here if you have any questions. Also, feel free to email me anytime. My email is at the top right of any page on the JOJ website. Everything will work out Julie, I’m glad you are asking questions and getting the right answers before you dive in.

      • Believe it or not, I used to be a bodybuilder and personal trainer until 2005…then I stopped working out, eating healthy, etc. I have reached a point where there are things “malfunctioning” with my body and I have had enough! So, now my goal is to be healthy and fit….this is where I am starting and am so glad I found you through Pinterest!

        I will start out minimal withe the dark green veggies and slowly increase them over time, keeping a close watch on my blood. I was thinking about adding some protein to the juicing or just having a few protein drinks in between the juicing drinks. So I am glad I got your opinion…now I feel better with starting. I know the importance of protein.

        Thank you so much for your help Donnie! I really appreciate it!

  190. Hello! I am doing a 30 day fast, and loved your plan! I don’t know if anyone has asked this, but if you are using spinach instead of kale eaxactly how much spinach should you use for every Kale leaf? Also, is it okay if you substitute the two? As much as I want to do this cleanse right I ABSOLUTLEY dislike the smell and taste of Kale!

    Thank you, and I love your information and posts!!

    • Kelley, thanks for your comment and congrats on deciding to do a juice fast! 30 days is a great goal!

      You can substitute spinach in place of the kale, or you can even use romaine lettuce. Just use a big handful of spinach in place of the kale and you’ll be fine. If you have any questions I’ll be here.

  191. I am re-searching this for my hubby and I to start. The one question he keeps asking is how much weight will he lose. I am sure it matter size per person etc… BUT generally how much does a person loose when on the 14 day plan.

    • Jackie, thanks for your comment! The weight loss differs from person to person and depends on how much they start with. I was at 207 when I started and after two weeks was down to 185. I’m finding that most people who do a full 2 weeks of juicing are losing between 15-25 pounds. I’ll be here if you have any other questions Jackie.

  192. I am in the kitchen juicing. I have busy days and have to juice the night b4 that should be fine right?
    Also, let me get this right we drink 6-16oz of juice plus water or did i get that wrong?
    The site is great keep up the great work!

    • Mslace, you should drink between 4-6 juices that are each 16-20 ounces along with plenty of water throughout the day. If you can, it would be much better if you were able to juice your drinks in the morning instead of the night before. Remember, the longer a juice sits the more it loses nutritional value. Thanks for your comment, I’m glad you like JOJ! I’ll be here if you have any questions!

  193. Is it okay to juice with can fruits and vegetables and or frozen? Thank you

    • Kendra, I would use only fresh fruits and veggies. While you can use frozen, I would only do so in a pinch. I would not use canned though. When using frozen, you have to thaw them out before you juice them. Hope this helps.

  194. Do you have a recipe that helps with colds.

  195. I have a stuffy nose and cough and this started on Monday when I started juicing. Now I’m on day four and wondering if that is from all the toxins has this ever happened to anyone before. I never get sick like this so maybe it was something in the air and I happened to catch it. Thanks. Ps not going to doctor they do nothing.

    • Sorry to hear that Shirley. It could be a symptom of the detox. If you still have symptoms after a week then take some cold medicine to counter it.

  196. Last sentence was messed with I don’t plane on telling him it is the least thing on my mind. Lol

  197. My dctor is an idiot he will probably tell me I’m not getting enough protein. For some reason he diagnosed me with depression when I am not. I am a very active person and I was having fatigue and insomnia etc all the symptoms you would have with hypothyroidism. He says that stupid thing to me. Had another doctor say something even more ridiculous and I did t even have ump toms on that soaking my doctor is probably the least thing on my mind I’m my own advocate. On this journey. Thank you.

    • Shirley, have you thought about finding a doctor that practices natural medicine? They might be more understanding of your situation.

      • Yes I have found a functional medicine doctor he knew exactly what I was talking about so I’m going see him net month.

  198. I have noticed I’m congested for the past two days. Why is that I don’t. Have allergies I’m not allergic too anything. Except for a type of Medicine. Otherwise, is it the toxins coming out.

    • It’s possible it could be from your detox Shirley. Stick with it and see if the congestion goes away or gets worse. Do let me know. Thanks

      • I think that’s what it is from bc when I detox before a different way that happened but it wasn’t as bad. I think I had a lot of crap to get rid of this time. I am also taking medication for cholesterol and trigliclerides. For per diabetic what do suggest with fruit I don’t want spike it up or make it worse bc I don’t have any way to check it all the time except ask them to take blood. I am thinking about getting one just to watch it. Thanks.

  199. Ok thanks a lot… ill be posting my progress starting tomorrow..

  200. Ok Donnie, thanks a lot. I will do that for sure. Another question, my juicer does not processes the spinach and kale very well. so I’m afraid of not getting enough protein. Any tips on that? I have the Jack Lalanne power juicer. Also, is it healthy to lose large amount of weight in such a short time? My family is freaking me out, but I will follow your advices 100% since I have never seen my reacting so well. Thanks again, ill be referring many people to this website.

    • Jade, don’t let anyone freak you out over juice fasting. You will be fine, just set your goals and don’t let anyone discourage you. Losing weight is healthier than keeping it on, regardless of how fast you lose it. Why would it be unhealthy to lose any amount of weight in any given time frame? Don’t let your family scare you. Instead, encourage them to read and educate themselves on it as you have. Also, head to the JOJ forums at ( ) and read posts from the many people who are currently or have previously done a juice fast. The results are amazing and they are all doing fantastic!

      Spinach and Kale give very little juice from a centrifugal juicer. Make sure you are juicing them on high speeds (if there is a low/high speed on your juicer) and juice a little extra if you have to. Also, remember that some of the juice will remain in the juicer so it’s best to flush it out by juicing something like a cucumber at the end. If you are worried and cannot get any juice from your spinach/kale then just add a few leaves of romaine lettuce as that will ensure you get some good protein. Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions Jade.

  201. Hello Donnie, before anything thanks a lot for this wonderful website. I have a question. I started juicing, but unfortunately I had to stop it on day 6 because I had to start taking antibiotics due to a tooth ache. At first, I was going to keep juicing but I was having a lot of stomach ache as well, actually every time I eat my stomach does not feel good. Can you please give me an advice of what to do? thanks :)


    • Jade, thanks for your comment. Try including fresh ginger in your juices along with plenty of lemon. Those two together can usually calm most stomach aches if taken in the right dosage. Did your stomach aches start before or after the antibiotics?

      • After. I was doing just fine :(….. I am afraid to gain the 5 pounds I lost while juicing….. I am taking amoxicillin and ibuprofen for the pain. Probably those two are really strong for my stomach. Should I had kept juicing while on the meds dough? thanks a lot for your response.

        • You can keep juicing while on the meds. I would suggest juicing while adding a light meal of fruits/veggies when you take your antibiotics. Once you are finished with the antibiotics you’ll be on track to resume your fast. The ibuprofen shouldn’t be a problem as I typically recommend that people take ibuprofen or tylenol during their fasts for headache relief.

  202. I’m on day 5 of this, and doing great! I haven’t had any headaches, and have so much energy!
    This has already helped me, and have probably lost 5-10LBS. Some clothes already fit better around my stomach.
    This is really going to help me get back on track, and eating healthy again like I have in the past. I’m actually craving veggies again, and chicken.

    Love this site! It was the easiest one I found!

    • Awesome Frank!! I’m glad your juice fast is going good! Keep it up and if you have any questions just let me know. You should pop over to the JOJ forums at and share your story! How long are you planning on continuing your fast and what is your weight goal? Keep me posted!

  203. Hey Donnie my name is ben and im in the military, I was wondering is this safe for me being im in a profession that asks more then the average person?

    • Ben, thanks for serving and defending our freedom, I salute you for your bravery! As far as juicing, it really depends on you, and how well you know your body and its capabilities. I would say go for it! If you find it’s not enough for you, then juice throughout the day add in one meal (dinner) of veggies and a lean protein like a chicken breast, steak, or tuna. Keep me posted!

  204. Donnie, I am currently on Day 5 of a 40+ day water only fast (10 pounds lost so far!(140 to go). I was researching and I found that it is best when coming off of the water fast to go on a juice only fast in order to prep your body for solid foods…so I was thinking of doing your two week plan…hoping not to gain weight but hopefully lose more!!…I was wondering if you thought that this was a good idea ( to do your two week juice fast after) Look forward to hearing from you!

    • Tara, you’ll continue to lose weight on the juice, and possibly lose more. When you are on a water fast you’re body will lose weight but it also tries to hold onto as much weight as possible due to the fact you aren’t giving it any nutrients and just water. When you are on the juice fast you are flooding your system with vitamins and nutrients and your body is willing to let go of more weight since it’s getting those vitamins and nutrients. I’ve gone a few days on water and a few days on juice and actually have lost more on juice than just water alone.

      It would be a very good idea for you to go on a juice fast and I think you won’t have any problem adjusting to it. Keep me posted and let me know how things turn out. I’m anxious to see your results after a few days on juice, not to mention how you feel on juice compared to water.

  205. I’ve just did my lunch juice and replaced the kale/spinach with
    Alfalfa & sunflower sprouts… is that a good solution?
    it feels/taste a little better…

    This was my recipe:
    (would love your feedback on quantities…feels like there’s too much fruits?)

    2 Granny Smith Apples
    2 small cucumbers
    1 1/2 cup of green grapes
    1 cup of sprouts

    It comes at 0.5 liters (17 oz)

    Your advice and support help a lot! thanks again!

    • Dafna, you should be fine using Alfalfa and Sunflower Sprouts as they are both high enough in protein. You might try substituting the grapes or one of the apples for some more veggies but then again, you did lose 10 pounds during your first week so what you’re doing is working. If you feel it’s too high in fruit, then change it up a bit but just remember to watch and see if there’s a difference in how you feel. Keep me updated Dafna, thanks!

      • Hey Donnie,

        Just wanted to say thank you for all your guidance!
        I’ve reached day 11 and I feel my juicing journey reached it’s end.
        I decided to return to the land of food :)

        I’ve lost 12 pounds and I’m sure my body had the chance to detox and clean itself from the inside out :)

        Thank you again for all your help and advice!

        • Congratulations Dafna! You have done wonderful! I’m glad you were able to reach your goals! I do hope you check back every now and then to help beginners with their questions. Thank you!

  206. Hey Donnie,

    I am now on my 7th day of my juice cleanse…
    I am having an issue with the Kale and spinach (and other dark leafs),they make me extremely nauseous all day/night long, and leave a strong state of metallic/iron taste in my mouth, that doesn’t go away even after brushing my teeth… it’s making me miserable and I’m feeling that this is the only thing that might brake me…

    I was reading on line about an OJ(orange juice)cleanse/fast, and was wondering if you recommend it? yes/no why?

    I’m doing this both for the detox and the weight lost,
    I’ve lost 10 pounds during this week…

    Do you might have another idea/advice how can I do this?

    Thanks so much!!!

    • Congrats for hitting day 7 Dafna! Sorry to hear about the spinach/kale problem. Try replacing them with romaine lettuce so you will still get a good amount of protein.

      I wouldn’t recommend a straight orange juice fast. You would still be getting vitamins and nutrients but not nearly enough variety. Stick with your juice fast and let’s figure out a way to make it work better for you. 10 pounds in 7 days is great, so keep doing what you’re doing but let’s try a replacement for the spinach/kale. If the romaine lettuce isn’t doing you any good you can always add a pure unflavored protein isolate to your drinks to make up for the protein found in the spinach and kale.

      Keep me posted, I’d like to follow up later and see how things are going. Thanks!

  207. Doing great on day four. However guilting over eating a package of dried seasoned seaweed. Did I really do that much harm ?

    • Ruth, I would say the only harm you did was psychological. But still, just stay on the juice, nothing else! Just juice and water :) Day 4 is a great accomplishment and you should be proud moving forward. Just stay strong, keep your goals in mind and reach for them one juice at a time!

  208. Hello! I’m starting the juice fast today! So excited, thanks for the great website :)

  209. Thanks! will add some sprouts! :)
    I’m at the end of my first day, and beside a light headache,
    I’m feeling light and good!

    Is there a way for me to post some pics here?
    The colors of the juices are amazing, and I think people love to see pictures…
    I take good pics 😉

  210. Your answers help a lot – thanks!

    What about sprouts? do you recommend juicing them?
    Yes / no ? why?

    Thanks again,

    • Dafna, sprouts are very good to juice and are a good source of protein. Sprouts have plenty of other benefits so yes, juice them! Keep me posted Dafna.

  211. Do I eat any solid foods for the 2 weeks or just six of these shakes a day? I usually workout 5 times a week. During my workout’s I take syntha 6 protein shakes. I also drink a detox tea every night before I go to bed with a probiotic. Is it safe to do all this?

    • Rudy, It’s fine to workout while on a juice fast but it’s more to maintain what you have and not to build any mass. I would advise against anything other than the juice and an occasional tea. As far as the protein goes I would suggest getting a pure unflavored protein isolate to help with your protein intake. You’re protein shake contains much more than just protein so I would advise against it until you’re off the fast. You can also consume more than six juices per day, I usually consume one anytime I start to feel hungry. Hope this helps.

  212. This is an awesome site!
    I’m going to start a 30 juice-fast (and maybe even longer)
    Will start by following your menu! :)

    Thanks for all the helpful info…
    and blessing all the way from Israel!

    What do you think about “slow” juicers like Omega/ Hurom /Oscar
    that can deal with all the hard veggies?
    I’m considering getting one to save as much nutrients possible in the juicing process..

    • I’m glad you like the site Dafna! Thank you very much. I’ll be here if you have any questions or need some motivation along the way.

      The masticating juicers are slower but yield more juice. It’s definitely a good idea to get one if you have the extra time.

      • Hey Donnie,

        I ended up getting the “Oscar 1000″ juicer and I am happy :)

        I have question:
        you wrote “You should be taking in 4-6 servings per day of 16-20 ounces of juice”. are your recipes which appear above are considered 1 serving each?

        Thanks much!

        • Dafna, that’s awesome, I think you will really like the Oscar 1000 Juicer. Each recipe is about one serving. Although your Oscar juicer might yield a little more, but that’s okay. Happy Juicing Dafna! Keep me posted!

          • Today is day one of my juice-fast cleansing! Hooray! :)
            Just woke up and I’m with a glass of warm water with lemon in hand…
            I have few more questions :)

            1. Here in Israel we are at the beginning of summer and have an abundance of fruit like watermelon, melons, pineapples, apricot, peaches, nectarines, etc… is it okay to add a few pieces of a fruit to each juice (or instead of the apple) just to make them diverse? or are they too sugary?
            I’m doing the juice fast for both detox and wanting to boost the beginning of a healthy weight loss process…

            2. bowel movement: what to expect in the first few days and after?
            will there be any after a whole week of now fiber?

            3. is it ok to juice frozen fruit which i defrosted?
            for example blueberries and such?

            4. I am on a daily workout routine, can there be any muscle growth with the juice fast?

            Thank you soooooooo much for all your help and info!
            Will keep you posted!

          • Dafna, it’s okay to add fruits or replace fruits in any juice recipe. Try out different combinations and see what works best for you. Just remember you want to keep your juices mostly veggies with a ratio of 80/20 veggies/fruits.

            As far as bowel movements you will have them for the first couple of days and then they will diminish. You will urinate a lot though.

            Freezing fruits is okay. It actually locks in the nutrients, just make sure you thaw them out before you juice them though.

            You won’t really build much muscle mass during a juice fast but you can take steps to maintain your current muscle mass. I would suggest adding a pure unflavored protein isolate if muscle mass is part of your goal.

            Hope this helps Dafna!

  213. I am on day 11 of my 2 week JUICE FAST. What is your suggestion to start eating again…fruit and veggies for a couple days? Or what… :)

    • Ashley, that’s great that you’ve gone 11 days on juice! I bet you feel amazing right now! As far as how to go about eating again I suggest you read my article about How To Eat After a Fast at ( ) It goes into detail and will help you start including solids back into your diet. Thanks!

  214. I want to start my juice fast journey tomorrow and was wondering how many juices I day I should be drinking? I have to prepare them in the morning and have them at work during the day so I want to make sure I have enough so I won’t get hungry and start eating solid foods. Thanks in advance for your answer :) also would I be able to work with frozen fruits?

    • Solveig, you should typically drink between 4-6 juices per day. The juices should be between 16-20 ounces each. I would suggest using the freshest fruits and vegetables possible but freezing them is okay if you have to. There isn’t any nutritional value lost during the freezing process. Freezing them actually locks in the nutrients. Good luck on the fast! Post in the forums so I can follow your fast!

  215. Thank you for your quick response. I had one other question. Do I need to worry about overdosing on certain minerals? Should I not consume a certain vegetable too much?

    • I wouldn’t worry about overdosing as anything not absorbed by your system will get flushed out through waste. You may want to limit your beet intake to 1 per day at the start. Just remember that the first few days will be testing, so once you make it past that, it’s smooth sailing the rest of the way Mary.

  216. Also, I am prepping to start for the two week fast and I was wondering if I should peel the oranges and why shouldn’t I peel the limes in some of your recipes?

    • It’s simply a flavor preference. The lime is small and with the rind on gives the juice a stronger flavor as opposed to without it. Thanks for the comment Mary!

  217. Should I take supplements and or fish oil while juicing?

  218. Hey there! I really want to start juicing but I heard you cannot drink tea is this true?

    • Welcome Mari! You can drink tea during a juice fast but it should be low caffeine or decaf. Black tea is high in caffeine, and green tea holds a high caffeine count. So you would want to stay away from those two teas. White tea is okay and any decaf or caffeine free tea is also okay. Hope that helps Mari!

  219. I am an insulin-dependent diabetic (on a pump) and just started juicing. I found a site that has recipes with nutritional info so I can still carb count. Do you have any guidelines as to what kinds of things I should juice to ensure I’m not intaking too many of one nutrient and not enough of others? Also, how long is it safe to if pregnant (don’t think I currently am, but just in case ^_^)? Thanks!!!

    • Oh as I side note, my BMI puts me as severely obese so I’m really hoping this might help!

      • Hello Samantha, you should first check with your doctor due to your existing health issues. I’m not exactly sure why you would need to carb count while on a fast, as it would be hard to get an exact measurement of true carbs as your not getting 100% of the juice out of all fruits and vegetables while juicing. Also, if you are pregnant you should ask a doctor just in case.

        It’s important to not only get a doctors advice but it’s also especially important to discuss how to adjust any medications you may be taking while on your juice fast. You also may want to consider juicing plus eating one meal a day as the extra fiber from the whole vegetables and fruits will help to keep your blood sugar steady. A few tips to keep in mind if you are juicing:

        Aim for a maximum of 1 fruit per juice
        Carrots can have a more rapid effect on blood sugar levels (but don’t avoid them completely)
        Drink a lot of water, at least 64 oz per day.
        Include more protein in your juices, kale, spinach, romaine
        For fruits stick with the granny smith apples, they have the least amount of sugar

        I’m not a doctor so I strongly urge you to seek out the advice of a medical practitioner before you jump into juicing. After all, your health is what’s important and I want you to have facts and knowledge before you make a decision that impacts your health. With that being said, I hope you find the answers you are looking for and are able to continue juicing!

        • Donnie-I would guess Samantha is asking about carbs b/c when a diabetic (like myself) is on insulin, the amount of insulin we need to take depends on our carb intake. I am on day 22 of a 30 day juice fast and just found your site…based on the recipes above, are you saying that we should only be drinking 3 16oz (or so) juices per day? B/c that would never be enough for me….my first week I was drinking 6 servings and now I’m drinking about 5

          • Troye, if you read through the site you’ll see I suggest 4-6 servings of 16-20 ounces of juice per day. I couldn’t imagine only drinking 3 juices per day! I’ll have to read through and clarify that some more. Thanks for the input!

  220. Thank you! Will I still get good results with the smoothie make? And if it is a smoothie over a juice? And can I still do no solids?

    • Marlee, if you are using a blender, you are still getting the fibers that you would normally get by eating solids. This is different than juicing. But If you stick to only veggies and fruits, I’m sure you will see results.

  221. If I’m using a blender to keep the pulp etc how much water would I use

    • Hi Marlee, if your using a blender then you would be making smoothies. The idea behind juicing as a detox is to flood your body with nutrients and rest your digestive system. When you use a blender you will still get nutrients, but not nearly as much per ounce as opposed to juicing. Also, by taking in the pulp (fiber) you are not letting your digestive system rest.

      Just one juice recipe is like eating a meal made of 2 apples, 2 stalks of celery, a few handfuls of spinach, a cucumber, 2 carrots, 1/2 lemon, some ginger root, and maybe even an orange or some berries. Since that is too much to eat at one sitting the only way to really get that amount of nutrition 4-6 times per day is to extract and drink the juice while leaving the fiber behind.

      If you do want to keep the pulp though and experiment with some delicious smoothies I would suggest using greek yogurt and ice chips instead of water. This will give it that smoothie texture. Enjoy!

  222. I was reading that juicing strips away the fiber from fruits and vegetables. How do you get the fiber needed each day in your diet if this is true?

    • Patrick, there are two types of fibers; insoluble and soluble. The soluble fibers break down in water and are passed through your system like normal. The insoluble fibers are what remain in the pulp. Insoluble fiber helps bulk up stools and promotes regular bowel movements. Since you aren’t juicing for 100% of your entire life, you will get the insoluble fiber when you start eating solids again. Also, you have to realize that the insoluble fibers help to promote digestion, and when your juicing there is really nothing to digest after a few days. Thanks for the post Patrick.

  223. not sure if this is answered already- but can I prepare for a few days at a time? If so, how many days can I do?

    • Melissa, the longer a juice sits the more it’s nutritional value declines. It’s best to drink your juice right away. If you do have to store your juice I would recommend storing it for up to 8 hours.

  224. Does the x2 mean you buy 15 apples twice a week?

    • Kaitlynn, thanks for you question. The “x2″ does mean you are supposed to buy that quantity twice per week. I figured no one wanted to buy 24-30 apples at one time but apples do last a long time so you could get that many if you wanted to. Take care and happy juicing!

  225. Thank you! Also one more question. When u say 1 cucumber.. is there a certain amount? Because i have small and big ones lol

    • Giovanna, I usually use the big cucumbers. I also juice the cucumber last so I can half it or quarter it in case 1 full cucumber will overflow the juice. But feel free to use either size cucumber in your juices. You might be able to use two small ones instead of one large one in some recipes.

  226. Hi I would like to try this regimen. Am I able to exercise while on a juice fast? I go to the gym, and i was told I cant

    • Giovanna, while you can workout on the juice fast I would recommend that during the first three days you keep it very light. During the first few days you go through detox and it’s best to let your body adjust. If you do want to work out though I would suggest adding some protein isolate to your drinks to ensure your protein intake is adequate for your work outs. Another way to go about it would be to follow the juice fast but still eat one light meal per day to help prepare you for an all out juice fast.

      • Thanks for the response. SO i should add protein to all my drinks? What would u suggest? Im new to this lol And if choose the alternate way with 1 meal.. Should I replace my dinner juice fast with dinner? And am i doing this after the first 3 days?

        • Giovanna, if I were to start all over and work out this is what I would do. For the first three days I would juice along with eating 1 meal for lunch or dinner (preferably dinner). I would drink a juice about 30 minute to an hour before my workout and add protein to it and I would also take protein mixed with water directly after my workout. It would be best to keep this up for 3 days and then cut out the meal and go just on juice.

          If you do choose to go with adding in a meal, remember to keep that meal protein and vegetable based. Eat a portion about the size of 1 1/2 fists. A good example would be a chicken breast and some raw vegetables. This would get you better prepared to handle your workouts and your juicing. After three days I would still add protein isolate to your meals before and after workouts. The reason I suggest protein isolate and not flavored protein is due to the fact that while you are juicing you don’t want to introduce anything else into your system. Protein isolate is basically pure unflavored protein and doesn’t contain anything else but protein.

          Keep me posted on your status, and let me know if you have any other questions along the way.

  227. I was wondering if you can workout during this time?

    • Great question Whitney! You can definitely work out while you juice. I keep my workouts light when I juice. If you are hitting the gym though and planning on doing some heavy workouts I would suggest adding some pure protein isolate to your diet. Also, look up a newer recipe I posted this month called Green Giant Juice ( It has roughly 16g of protein in it. I made this drink for pre and post workouts to include a good amount of protein. It’s very filling and has a refreshing taste to it. But it will help with your workout goals while you are juicing.

      • Glad you answered this i want to continue to work out hard while fasting I just have the choc and vanilla powder. I normally mix this with water. Is almond milk ok during the cleanse?

        • Jeff, I wouldn’t recommend taking almond milk or flavored protein powders as they could interfere with your cleanse. For the first few days of your cleanse I would suggest light workouts until you get over the detox symptoms. After you get past the first few days then you should be good to start hitting it up hard again. As for the protein, using pure protein isolate is your best bet while juicing. It’s just protein and nothing else. After all, the point of a cleanse is to cleanse your system of all the bads. I hope this helped. If you still have questions post them or feel free to email me or tweet me. Good luck on your juice fast!

  228. This is an awesome overview and I love the shopping list!

    • Thank you Lady. One of the issues I had before I started was what to get, and how much to get. It can be challenging when you first start juicing so I made the list for people to use as a base. Thanks!

  229. Jonathan, glad you are doing the two week fast! The two that are mentioned are so you can alternate and try different juices. You don’t have to alternate but the option is there if you wish to. The recipes are a good guideline to go off of but remember, if you don’t like a particular juice, experiment or replace it with one of the recipes I have in the recipe section. I had the most fun experimenting with different ingredients and recipes when I first started. I wish you the best of luck on your 2 week juice fast. I’ll be here if you have any questions or need any support along the way! Happy Juicing!

    • Hi guys. Came across website late last week. I have been juicing for little over a month and have lost some weight. I have been diagnosed diabetic three years ago and six months ago was placed on insulin. I was diagnosed with hypertension six years ago. I am going to dr today to get my baselines. I feel great… I will keep you all posted on things as I journey along. Thanks for keeping this webpage up and giving people a chance to change their life.e

      • Update:
        Went to the Dr. a month ago. I was on 6 medications after I went back this morning they have reduced my meds to two. I explained my recent lifestyle changes and she was amazed at the influence juicing has made on my body. Best to everyone whom is changing their life. e

        • Elvis that is great news!!! I’m really happy for you! When we give our body the means to heal itself, our body will do amazing and wonderful things for us. You are an inspiration to everyone who is thinking about juicing Elvis. I would really appreciate it if you wrote a few paragraphs on your story so I can share it on the site. I hope you continue to juice and keep us all posted. I couldn’t be more thrilled with how well you’re doing. I’ll be here if you have any questions Elvis. Congrats!

          • I will do that Donnie. Thanks e.

          • I went to a Doctor’s appointment in early June and had a check-up. They checked my sugar levels which were nearly off the chart. My A1c which determines the average sugar levels registered at 14.1. The normal A1c range is 4-5. Needless to say they were upset as well as I. Since my A1c was so high she decided I needed a EKG because I was in a high risk zone for heart disease. After the EKG I was told I had blockage. With my worst fear realized I went into a week long depression. But thankfully the story doesn’t end there.
            I began to think about my 11 year old daughter. I finally faced the fact that if I didn’t change my lifestyle I was going to die a young man. So after talking to my dad who has been juicing for years and is healthy I decided to give it a shot. I went and bought a juicer and began my journey. Although at first I didn’t know what I was doing I have learned through your great website and a few others.
            I went to the doctor again yesterday and got a new report. I was on previously on Metformin 1000mg twice daily, insulin pin 6 units a day, glipizide, all for sugar. I am now only taking 500mg metformin and if my new A1c is normal in 6 weeks I am off of it. Blood pressure has been in normal ranges as well. I am amazed at the difference I feel in my mind and body.
            I am currently doing the 14 day detox and I am feeling great. I also want to report that in the 43 days since my EKG I have gone from 310 down to 279, a total of 31 pounds. I feel so much better with this new lifestyle. I used to stay depressed I would sleep for 14-16 hours a day and now I am up at 6:30 in the morning and in bed around midnight. I have loads of energy and look forward to each new day.

          • Elvis, that is an amazing story. If you don’t mind, I’d like to make a post about it so we can all follow up with you. You went through a very positive change and I can’t wait to see how you progress every week. Please keep us posted, you are an inspiration to us all!

          • I don’t mind Donnie. I am writing a book about it as well. Thanks for all your work and dedication. e

          • Thanks Elvis! Enjoy your day!

  230. Hi JustonJuice
    I have been reading the two week juice plan on the link below. Where there are two mentioned for breakfast/lunch/dinner, are these intended for alternate days?
    Many thanks