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How to juice fast

How to juice fast

How to juice fast

How to juice fast? I often get asked a lot of juice fast questions but the main question I get asked is that of how to juice fast. There are many ways one can fast but when you do a juice fast, there are a few things you need to keep in mind if you want to reap the benefits. Planning is very essential if you want your juice fasting experience to be a rewarding one. You should plan your goals, your recipes, your shopping lists, and even your schedule. So let’s dive into my thoughts and opinions on how to juice fast.

How to juice fast tip 1

First you need to set a goal. Your juice fasting goal may be a set amount of days you wish to juice or it could even be a certain weight that you wish to reach. I always tell people if it’s their first time juicing to at least give it a full week. This will ensure your body gets detoxed and cleansed but will also get your body acquainted to being healthy. Juicing for a full week will also help reduce your appetite, and restore your true sense of taste. I was amazed at how differently food tasted when I went back eating whole foods again.

How to juice fast tip 2

Setting up your juice recipes and shopping lists plays a big role in your convenience. Let’s face it, you don’t really want to be heading to the store every day to get those veggies. In planning how to juice fast, it’s important to always have fresh fruits and vegetables on hand. You will be surprised at how much you can go through in a day. In a day I typically go through 4 apples, 1-2 lemons, a half bag of spinach, 4-8 stalks of celery, 4 cucumbers, and much more depending on the recipes I use. If your clueless where to start, I have 3 day plans, 7 day plans, and 14 day plans already laid out along with their shopping lists for you to get started.

How to juice fast tip 3

Setting up a schedule is also very important when figuring out how to juice fast. You typically want to drink at least 4 drinks (16oz-20oz) per day. My rule of thumb for “how to juice fast” is if you feel hungry, drink a juice! Don’t starve yourself of nutrients. If your goal is to lose weight, don’t think you will lose weight faster by drinking less juice. In actuality if your body isn’t getting the nutrients it needs when you drink less and it will go into lock down mode and hold on to the weight it has. It’s very important to stick to the 4 servings or more when planning how to juice fast.

How to juice fast tip 4

When juicing make sure you drink a lot of water throughout the day. I drink 12-16oz of water immediately after I drink a juice and drink plenty of water in between. One of the main purposes of juicing is to cleanse your digestive system. In order to cleanse your digestive system you need to keep hydrated.

How to juice fast tip 5

A lot of people who want to know “how to juice fast” typically ask me about juicers and about blenders. You can’t use a blender in place of a juicer. It simply defeats the purpose of juicing and turns your drink into a smoothie. The biggest difference is that when using a juicer, you do not get the fibers that you do from a blender. This is important because in order to juice fast, you don’t want to have those fibers. Juicing eliminates the need for your digestive system to work at digesting those fibers, therefore giving you back all the energy it would normally consume in the digestive process.

How to juice fast tip 6

When you finally make the investment to get a juicer there are a few things you must know. Make sure your juicer is at least 700 watts. This will ensure you have the power to juice the fruits and veggies without any issues. It’s important to make sure your juicer is simple to assemble, disassemble, and clean. Nobody wants to spend a half hour or more making a juice and cleaning up. So make sure your juicer is easy to clean.

How to juice fast tip 7

When I talk to people about how to juice fast, I find that they spend so much time prepping and cleaning. This always comes as a shock to me since it takes me 10 minutes to prep, juice, drink, and clean my juicer. I took some time to organize my fridge when I started. Another time saver was pre prepping my meals. I suggest getting gallon size freezer bags and prepping your meals ahead of time. That way all you have to do is grab the bag and everything in it is ready to go down the juicer.

How to juice fast tip 8

When juicing, I make it a rule to stick with 20% fruits and 80% veggies. If your goal is to lose weight you should stick to that rule. Fruits contain a lot of sugar so it’s best to keep those for your morning drinks. I juice a lot of spinach for the protein and because spinach helps you lose water weight very fast.

I hope I helped answer some questions on how to juice fast. Juicing is such a healthy and beneficial way to achieve your goals of losing weight, detoxing your system, and providing your body with the many nutrients it needs but has been deprived of. I would love to hear your thoughts on how to juice fast below. Thanks and Happy Juicing!

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  2. Hi JOJ,

    I’m on day two of my juicin. Its been good so far. My question is timing of drinking the juice. For example, I know its best to drink the juice as soon as you make it. At work I can’t bring my juicer. So, is it okay to juice around 9am and make my lunch and afternoon juice as well? As soon as I get to work the juices go in my fridge. I just wanted to see if I get the same nutrients drinking it 3-5 hours later…

    Thanks a ton!

  3. your blog is very helpful content thank you very much and it’s my blog site

  4. Hi. I’m starting my juice feast with enimas on Feb 14th. I’ve been juicing on and off for many years but recently gained about 20 pound this past year on top of the extra 30 I was carrying. Ugggg. My joints ache and I have trouble falling asleep. I’m also going to do a parasite and liver cleanse. I wish all of you well and the ability to meet your goals.

  5. “I was amazed at how differently food tasted when I went back eating whole foods again.” Boy you can say that again! Food taste so much better and I always feel so much better!

  6. Somewhere I read in a health book that we should try not to eat fruits and vegetables togetther, because fruits are digested faster and so it fouls up the digestion. Comments?

    • Iris,

      It is true that fruit are digested faster then Veg however it doesn’t foul up your digestive system, it does however delay the fruit from being digested first, This doesn’t happen with a juice drink as all the fruit and veg are being digested at the same time and since the juice is liquidised the body can absorb both Fruit and veg simultaneously, this is why you need a minimum of 4 juices a day.

      I am no expert neutralist but I do know a lot of PT trainers and health specialist :)



  7. Hi i am happy i started my 7 day-detox today and hoping to have great results. Ill keep you posted. Just one question i have a busy schedule so can i make all my juices in the am and just put them in the fridge?

  8. I’m starting my juicing journey on Monday, January 19th 2015. im 360 pounds and is very eager to make the lifestyle change needed in order to achieve long term health. I have been drinking juice for several years, but only 1 a day in the morning and then eating the bad food in the afternoon. I’m determined to make this work. Planning on going from week to week up to 45-60 days.

    • Jeff, welcome to JOJ! Take it week by week and you’ll do great. It’s going to be a life changer for you! Keep me posted on your progress and know that I’m here if you have questions or need support. I wish you all the best Jeff! Cheers!

    • Hi Jeff, Starting my 21 days juice fast tomorrow… I will keep you posted on my progress. I have done this before hence feel free to ask me anything I maybe of help. All the best and happy Juicing…..

  9. My mind is made up! I’m purchasing a juicer tomorrow and starting Monday. I am heavier than what I have ever been . Even heavier than when I was pregnant with both my pregnancies! I’m always tired,and my body is always aching… Time I do something about it, and stop complaining.. I’m super exited to get started … :)

    • Shams, welcome to JOJ and congrats on deciding to start your juice fast! It’s going to make such a difference in your life. I’m always here if you have any questions or need support. Keep me posted on your progress. I wish you all the best Shams! Cheers!

  10. I’m starting the 2nd round of my 7-day detox today. The first time was last year and it worked great for me. I felt better and lost 11 pounds. Hope to extend it to 14 days this year, but I’m setting a conservative goal for now. We’ll see after seven days. :-)

    • Jesse, that’s fantastic. Congrats on losing the 11 pounds. Keep me updated on your progress this time around. Cheers!

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