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January 12, 2012 9:23 AM
Has anyone seen Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead? This truly inspired me! If you havent watched it you should check it out! I am curious if anyone has tried juicing? Whats your story behind it? :o] I have a Jack LaLanne jucier... I am considering juicing for 10 days ..if anything just to cleanse. Curious what you guys have to say! :o]
January 12, 2012 9:25 AM
Research is a wonderful thing.
January 12, 2012 9:25 AM
gave my juicer away...bought a vitamix...have a green drink daily (example: fresh spinach, kale, frozen blueberries, pineapple, carrots)...all the fiber ... great taste... easy clean up.
January 12, 2012 9:27 AM
I recently watched it, and then tried the "reboot" program... Maybe its because I'm still nursing (the website told me not to do it) or because it was TOM but I was such a crabby witch by 3pm that I found my nearest not fruit/vegetable food and ate it. Not for me.
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January 12, 2012 9:27 AM
It was a great documentary. Although, I personally believe that eating clean while exercising is a far superior method.
January 12, 2012 9:59 AM
I bought a juicer after watching it. But never attempted to do the juicing only thing. I need the fiber in the fruit and veggies so I use a blender for smoothies most of the time. I do still juice twice a week though.
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January 12, 2012 10:11 AM
Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead was a good film. Juicing is awesome. Blending green smoothies with greens and fruit is a great way to lose weight and get healthy as well. Read Green Smoothie Revolution and Green For Life.

Some other great documentaries to check out are, Forks Over Knives, Food Matters, and Food Inc. smile
January 12, 2012 3:22 PM
Been juicing off and on since November - I have lost 15 pounds and have been able to come off all blood pressure medicines and no longer need Ibuprofen daily for Inflammation and pain. Everywhere i go people comment on how I look so much better (glowing, radiant, happy are what is said.) My energy level is much better. I have a ways to go and juicing will definitely stay a part of the healthier lifestyle I am gaining.
When people ask I tell them that I am eating whole-raw foods or eating clean - they accept that better than when you say juicing.
Be sure you are getting more Omega 3 fatty acids than Omega 6's! Do some research and pay attention to how your body responds - much better after the first 3 or 4 days so persevere.
Give it go! 10 days you will notice a huge difference!!

Blessings
January 12, 2012 3:42 PM
LOVED the movie, too poor for a juicer. Maybe in the future though. We do have an awesome food processor and I make fruit/veggies smoothies sometimes.
Edited by stylistchik On January 12, 2012 3:43 PM
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January 13, 2012 5:13 PM
That is amazing! Currently I am follwing a 1200 cal. diet and exercising for at least an hour a day. I typically use my juicer in the morning and drink a glass for breakfast. I love the taste... I am not hard to please as I like all food lol.. thank you for your input! It sounds like a GO to me! :o]
January 13, 2012 5:38 PM
I've never seen it but i juice daily. 2oz shot of wheat grass and ABC (apples, beats, carrots) or some kind of green juice. I only drink 8-12oz in the morning but it is awesome!
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January 14, 2012 1:56 PM
I saw it and it was great!! I am not going to do juicing but It made me a beliver on dropping processed foods. I have been trying to eliminate the junk but this documentary convinced me that it is best for me and that food is killing us just as bad as smoking. I am going to watch it one more time before I return it to the library!
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January 14, 2012 2:03 PM
QUOTE:

Research is a wonderful thing.


Exactly.

IMO no need. Eating clean is more sustainable. Juicing seems a bit unnecessary either way.
January 14, 2012 2:04 PM
That movie was excellent! Ive been dieing to try the cleanse ^.^ hope to hear how it goes for you!
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January 14, 2012 2:15 PM
The one time in my life that I tried a juice fast, I found myself completely obsessing about food. It was literally all I could think about. I was supposed to stay on the fast for a week, but I stopped after 3 days because I couldn't stand it anymore. It might work for some people, but it definitely didn't work for me.
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January 14, 2012 2:42 PM
I haven't tried it myself, let me know if it works for you?:happy
January 14, 2012 2:50 PM
I would love to get a juicer, simply because I want to make my own juice. I don't think I'd do it for meal replacement though. It would just be nice to have fresh juices sometimes and the added nutrients would be an obvious bonus! smile
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January 14, 2012 2:53 PM
I just watched it, too, and I'd be interested to see what the director/producer/guy ate after the cleanse to maintain. I don't think I can really sustain it, and I feel like I'll never do enough research to confirm whether or not it's a decision I'd make. BUT...it makes me want to incorporate more veggies into my diet, even though I eat quite a bit already. I'd also like to know if he did anything with all of the pulp and "refuse"-- it seems that there'd be a lot of fiber and other vitamins in the skin that he was missing out on, too.

It's made me rethink my macros, too. I think I've been eating too much protein, but without a real nutritionist's or doctor's advice, I feel like I'm just rationalizing stuff without any real knowledge or research or evidence.

Enjoyed the film, though. ;)
Edited by cheshirechic On January 14, 2012 2:54 PM
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January 14, 2012 5:12 PM
I researched extensively and chose blending over juicing. I didn't like shooting all the nutritional pulp out the back. I do think juicing has it's benefits in certain situations. I also chose the Blend Tec blender over the Vitamix. They are both an investment so do your homework before you buy one. Greensmoothiegirl.com got me started and there are numerous raw food, smoothie, juicing websites and youtube videos. It has contributing to some amazing changes in my health. Happy blending!
January 14, 2012 5:16 PM
I saw that and another documentary on juicing. I tried a juice fast and I could never make it without eating dinner. I did that for about seven days. That documentary seemed like it was just a way to promote the Reboost program. Personally, I don't think that I would ever try to do a juice fast again. I'd rather EAT my vegetables.
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January 14, 2012 5:16 PM
I love that documentary!
January 14, 2012 5:17 PM
I LOVE the movie. I don't think I could do it. :( Good luck!
January 14, 2012 5:19 PM
QUOTE:

gave my juicer away...bought a vitamix...have a green drink daily (example: fresh spinach, kale, frozen blueberries, pineapple, carrots)...all the fiber ... great taste... easy clean up.


super jealous !! i want a vitamix so bad
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January 14, 2012 5:21 PM
QUOTE:

Has anyone seen Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead? This truly inspired me! If you havent watched it you should check it out! I am curious if anyone has tried juicing? Whats your story behind it? :o] I have a Jack LaLanne jucier... I am considering juicing for 10 days ..if anything just to cleanse. Curious what you guys have to say! :o]


Hahah I thought this post was going to be about the health risks of taking steroids.
January 14, 2012 5:26 PM
Yes, I intend to get with the program. Currently working on Dr. Joel Fuhrman's Eat to Live book's philosophy. It is a daunting task at first but gets easier. I do have a juicer and will implement juicing eventually. I can tell you that my last 10 pounds are SO MUCH EASIER to lose following a predominantly vegetarian approach (green plants and actual veggies type vegetarian as opposed to potato chips white pasta and cheese type vegetarian). At 205 pounds the first 10 were a bear to budge, veggies makes it almost effortless.....if the dang holidays and special events would get out of my way! Got the last 2 pounds to go to reach 135. I feel this ETL approach will make my maintenance effortless for me! Check out: http://www.drfuhrman.com/default.aspx he was referenced in the movie as his consultant doctor, I believe.

Best of luck to you!
Susan
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