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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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  1. Today, I begin my first Juice Fast following your recommendations. I hope to lose weight and reset my appetite to healthy eating. My first goal is to get 14 days in.I am keeping a diary of juices i drink and how I feel for future reference and motivation. my reevaluation date is December 24th,2014. I hope to give myself the gift of better health and renewed energy by this date and if so will continue on with 30 day fast.This fast was recommended to me by my family physician.

  2. what type of juicer would you recommend?

  3. Thank you so much! This was the exact information I was looking for. And has help me to start somewhere and I found that it was also straight to the point. Especially about 20% fruits & 80% vegetables! I will bookmark this page. Do you have any other posts that I could read?

  4. I have a juicer and was using it on and off but I am 60 days from my wedding and am currently at 278# I am going to start with a salt water cleanse and then hit the juicer with all I got for the next 30-45 days if I can hold out that long! thanks for the support and recipes!

  5. This piece of writing is really a nice one it helps new internet visitors, who are wishing for blogging.

  6. My first day is going well so far. A friend recommended to use some protein powder, but you noted above that spinach will give the necessary protein. Do I need to worry about protein? or spinach will suffice?

    Also, I can interchangabely use kale for spinach?

    Thanks a lot for your advice!

    • Yes, you can use unsweetened unflavoured protein powder. But keep it a bit under the normal amount stated on the box and instead replace that with protein filled foods. :) Good luck

    • You shouldn’t worry about protein. Juicing the proper vegetables will provide all that is necessary. The body has the knowledge to do the rest.

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  8. Vero, how long can you refigerate ginger or should you? I buy fresh ginger for some of my juicing recipes. I’m new to juicing but would like to try the 3 day juice fast for weight loss.

  9. Vero, I read elsewhere that you can make juices the morning of and refrigerate them

    I have a question too. I’ve been on the juice fast for 6 days now. It’s mostly gone well although I always feel hungry at night. I’ve been drinking around 100oz a day. Today was a more challenging day. I had a headache, was hungry all day and am very hungry tonight. Should I be drinking more? Adding food? Or is it common to have some hungry days on the longer fasts?

    I was hoping to go thirty days but with this kind of hunger I don’t think I could make it. Thanks

    • sipping on water all through-out the day will help with hunger. You can also take ibuprofen if you have a headache.

  10. Is it very important to make the juice and drink it right away or you can make all the four drinks for the day and refrigerated them?

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