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October 24, 2011 9:07 AM
I've always had the hardest time trying to figure this out - so glad I found this...I had to share!

Juicing is an excellent way to lose weight or to keep weight in control. There are several ways for determining calories when juicing. First, you can access juicing recipes that list the caloric content of the recipes in books or online. Second, you can determine juicing calories for your own recipes with a few easy steps.

Difficulty: Moderately Challenging
Instructions

Things You'll Need
Notebook
Pen
Juice extractor or citrus juicer
Calculator
Calorie counting guide
Food scale
1
List the ingredients you are using in the juicing recipe; use the calorie counting guide, and near each listed ingredient, note the calories of each as well as the amount of fiber in grams if you are using a juice extractor.

2
Multiply the grams of fiber by four because every gram of fiber has four calories in it. Subtract the amount of fiber calories from the total calories of each ingredient when using an extractor because the extractor pulls out the fiber-filled pulp content. Add the fiber calories to the calorie count if you are using a citrus juicer because fiber-filled pulp is not removed.

3
Add up the final calorie totals. Put the ingredients in the juicing extractor or the citrus juicer and turn them into a juice according to the instructional guides provided with the equipment. Make a note of how many ounces the juice recipe makes.

4
Count the calorie total of all ingredients if you are consuming the entire recipe in one sitting. Count only part of the caloric content of the juice if you are drinking a portion of it; for example, if you are drinking half of the recipe, you would take your calorie total of all ingredients and divide them by half. Write the calories you consume in your notebook.

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Use your calorie-counting guide to count any calories from any foods you intake while juicing, too. Use the food scale to figure out food portion sizes.



How to Count Calories When Juicing | eHow.com
http://www.ehow.com/how_5155227_count-calories-juicing.html
October 24, 2011 9:11 AM
Great find and thanks for sharing!
October 24, 2011 9:48 AM
thanks!!
January 29, 2012 8:37 AM
Awesome info! Just got a juicer and was wondering how the heck I was going to figure out how many calories are in my juice. Thanks for sharing!
January 29, 2012 8:38 AM
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May 25, 2012 6:51 AM
Thank you!
September 24, 2012 10:13 PM
Even better way... use this website: http://myphytos.com/build

Just enter the ingredients on the left, click "add ingredients", then each ingredient will appear in the middle where you can also change quantities. Once you are done "building" your juice all of the nutrition info, calories & serving size info will be on the right.

Hope this help! smile

- Dustin
September 24, 2012 10:15 PM
Thanks, I like my juice and always find it a little confusing!
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September 25, 2012 4:19 AM
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February 12, 2013 7:57 AM
This is genius- THANK YOU!
February 16, 2013 10:10 PM
Thank you! That is a great resource for juicing and using MFP!
March 18, 2013 4:01 PM
Great Thanks.
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April 2, 2013 10:18 AM
Brilliant resource - thank you!
April 3, 2013 6:57 AM
QUOTE:

Even better way... use this website: http://myphytos.com/build

Just enter the ingredients on the left, click "add ingredients", then each ingredient will appear in the middle where you can also change quantities. Once you are done "building" your juice all of the nutrition info, calories & serving size info will be on the right.

Hope this help! smile

- Dustin


This calculator is far more accurate.. thanks for sharing!
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April 30, 2013 7:05 AM
Oh my goodness, thank you so much! I'm sorry, but I'm not going to sit there and multiply the fiber by 4, etc. It takes long enough to prepare the juice and clean up the machine!
September 3, 2013 9:49 PM
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September 8, 2013 7:32 AM
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September 8, 2013 2:10 PM
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January 30, 2014 10:08 AM
Even better way... use this website: http://myphytos.com/build

Just enter the ingredients on the left, click "add ingredients", then each ingredient will appear in the middle where you can also change quantities. Once you are done "building" your juice all of the nutrition info, calories & serving size info will be on the right.

Hope this help! smile

- Dustin
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As I added things to the list of the juice I noticed that sometimes the total calories would go downhuh waiting for a reply from the web site.
-Live777
Edited by live777 On January 30, 2014 10:12 AM
February 1, 2014 8:01 AM
juicerecipes.com
MUCH easier
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February 2, 2014 5:24 PM
I'm thinking of juicing so I want to keep track of this link - ThanX!

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February 26, 2014 9:07 AM
I just found this site! Pretty cool!
http://juicerecipes.com/build/
February 26, 2014 9:13 AM
QUOTE:

I just found this site! Pretty cool!
http://juicerecipes.com/build/

whoa. this is awesome. haha thanks :)
March 15, 2014 10:49 AM
Just an FYI......if you plug the same ingredients into both http://www.juicerecipes.com/build/ and http://myphytos.com/build, you get completely different results. However, both the "solid" nutrition info on juicerecipes.com and the "juice" nutrition info on myphytos.com are pretty much the same. If you look at the bottom of the "Juice Nutrition" on myphytos.com, you will see this:
*Juice Nutrition Facts are based on pre-juiced nutrition data.

I used the same ingredient calories and fiber as I did in both the above sites to manually add up each, then times the total grams of fiber by 4, then subtracted that from the total calories and got a completely different calorie count (for juiced, NOT solid) then I did on juicerecipes.com. In fact, it was much higher. On juicerecipes.com, my "solid" calories totaled 254 and "juiced" totaled 145. That's a HUGE difference! Doing it manually my "solid" calories totaled 254 and "juiced" totaled 206.

So, does anyone know which is correct? Do I trust juicerecipes.com or the manual method? I sent an email to juicerecipes.com asking them how "juiced" calories were figured on their website and I will post their reply (if I get one). In the meantime, I will be confused and just use the "solid" calories as my total calories! My doctor recommend either re-running the pulp through the juicer or just adding it (blending) into my juice. smile
March 21, 2014 2:51 PM
Thank You!
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