It’s aged perfectly like a bottle of vintage merlot. However there are many to choose from so to simplify it for you I’ve listed two good options that I can recommend below: This is actually the first juicer I ever owned. The juice diet is actually considered one of the best ways to elevate nutrition levels while cutting calories to lose weight. It can be carried out within 10 days or 15 and 30 days, whichever better suits … Look for one of the quality slow masticating juicers that really take the time to squeeze as much juice as possible. Finally, I get off the plane – in New Zealand now! Remember you want juice, not smoothies. I usually stick to two juice recipes – one red and one green. This will see the best results. Results from four days of water fasting, using the day on day off method. During my 10 day fast, I lost nearly 6kg (13.2 lbs), most in the first 5 days. I get out of bed and trip over my backpack, and I’m so dizzy that I stumble around like I’m drunk for a few seconds and collapse into my shelf. I wasn’t the best at drinking a lot of water before I started the cleanse and now I am drinking a lot. General rule is 80% vegetables to 20% juice. Start the cleanse on a weekend as you’ll be so tired and have no energy the first few days and the thought of going to work is just going to make it that much harder. After we were done, I thought about whether to push the fast to 14 days. haha well that didn't age well. Smoothies are just blended up solids, which aren’t allowed. The 10 day juice fast is the best process for losing weight very quickly. Both of these were done when I was living a much cleaner life style. I have gained so much weight and feel absolutely disgusted with myself. There obviously aren’t any bad points but I found it quite messy. You can click here to grab one on Amazon. Click here to grab some! Be patient – it can take a long time before you see any results. Go onto the Reboot With Joe website to learn all about juicing and print out some of his plans – he has a 5 day, 10 day and 15 day plans with recipes. Yes, no food at all for 3 days and I saw a surprising body transformation. Contrary to what most people think, juice fasting isn’t starving and does not leave you malnourished. If you were skeptical about whether or not juicing works, I am here to tell you that IT DOES! Thanks for the posts. I started my fast today. It was when I first bought my juicer, a few years ago. Brain felt good, worked the whole day. Instead of Coke at lunch, kombucha! If you’re buying your first juicer, this is the model I’d recommend. I don’t need to tell you that a large intake of fruits and vegetables is healthy. Tomorrow I think my stomach will have readjusted back to normal and I’ll start eating big calories. By Day 6-7 you should start feeling pretty fresh. I started doing juice cleansing once a month for four months and I have lost 45 pounds and I feel great. I told the guy my stomach is cramping and I’m getting dizzy. Are you looking for some 10 day juice cleanse tips and maybe want to see some before & after images? For those of you who haven’t seen it yet, it’s about an Australian guy called Joe Cross who goes to America and decides to travel around the country whilst only consuming juice for 60 days. Also I had a smoothie with blueberries, cacao, maca, pea protein and almond milk. Saved by Stephanie McGee. 99% of us have never been to war, never lived through a plague, never had to walk into a coal mine and drill into the darkness, waiting for a cave to collapse on top of us just to support our families. 4. Prolonged die-off is bad for you. Hi Bren, Thanks so much your informative guide. My wonderful graphic designer, Aubrey, and I decided to commit to a 7-day juice cleanse, record our measurements, and take photographs. In fact they are very affordable. I’ve now upgraded to a masticating juicer because they put out less waste and you can juice more things with them. I drink some activated charcoal in the morning too, to try and encourage a bowel movement. I feel like they would help but just curious to your opinion. #fail. Hi Bren. And while my hope was that this experience would catapult me into all-encompassing bliss, it actually ended … – I'm a female, 5'6 and I'm pretty average buildundefined weight for reference if that helps at all. It’s a good trick to satisfy you mentally, and technically isn’t cheating. It will be good to tailor it to your own lifestyle, everyone is different! Page 1 of 2 - Before and After Pics for Fasting - posted in Fasting and Cleansing: Hi Everyone! Celery is amazing. Some studies estimate you can have up to 2-3kg of old faeces stuck in your digestive tract, which can be from years ago. And how many servings of each would you recommend each day? I would say my diet is already healthier than most, however I want to try this cleanse to see how I go. Non-organic produce is still nutritious – just make sure you wash it thoroughly, and you can peel you produce too if you wish. Use apples to control the sweetness – use less apple if it’s too sweet, add another apple if not sweet enough. How? Remember this isn’t about ego! Lots of solids came out. Wondering how many times you had to juice those amounts to make just one litre? This was informative and I double checked stuff I didn’t quite understand, so I’m embarking on this journey… Wish me luck 😃. What was more amazing than losing 5 lbs in a week was the transformation of my waist, and the overall slimming of my entire body. If you want to spend a bit more and go masticating, go for the Aicok. This was a lifesaver for me around Day 4-5 when I was dying to drink something other than juice. If you start eating steak and burgers and pasta straight away, your body won’t be digest it properly and it will clog up your system. Your body will start to embrace the fast, your digestive system will switch off and your stomach will start to shrink. I make a red juice and my stomach sings when it hits. During the fast, you’re probably going to get some cravings for savoury, cooked food. This was actually the big mistake I made. These few days I also have chapped lips. In this particular juice fast I actually aimed for 10 days and ended up going for 11, or just under 2 weeks. I just get out of bed and start working. Not really – when they die, they release all the noxious substances they contain, and if they die rapidly they usually release toxins in your body faster than your liver can expel them. Join the Reboot With Joe Facebook page. As for the juicing those recipes each make around 800ml to a litre, depending on your juicer! The majority of people quit during this time, but prematurely ending the fast during this deep cleanse is very bad for the body. Drink a lot of water and green juice and get a lot of sleep. Just drink until you’re full/no longer thirsty. After that I felt a little better but still sluggish. That’s it! Your body will adjust soon. Watch the movie Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead (and the sequel for when you are at your lowest point during the cleanse for a bit of inspiration). The first thing I noticed was how both of our eyes look way more focused and vibrant than in the previous shot. What do you think about a diabetic trying this?? I wasn’t overweight to begin with. On average days I juiced about 20 servings of fruits and vegetables – far more than what a regular human eats. This juice should be your main juice. If you go on Youtube and see what a dirty colon looks like, it will make you wonder exactly what’s inside yours, too. Why did we decide to go on a juice cleanse? One thing I’ve learned from travel is you only need very small experiences to fuel large changes in perspective – this fast was certainly another example of that. Got your juicer yet? Hoping this cleanse will really help my body reboot. “, Wow very impresive really. I don't exactly know why I'm submitting this, but I feel like I need to write out some of my thoughts/reasoning and maybe I'll get some feedback from more seasoned juicers. I became quite irritable at the beginning – don’t think you’ll just suddenly look amazing, it is definitely hard work and a big roller coaster of emotions comes out at you. Just a bit of yogurt and maybe fruit. Great post. This week I’ve started a 10 Day Juice Fast. (probably started around 61kg). I will carry on juicing and eating more of a balanced fruit and veggies ratio in my diet rather than mostly fruit. The last thing I like to eat is yogurt, usually for breakfast or in my smoothies or just for a snack on its own. There is a big community of juicers on FB that will help you and teach you everything about juice cleansing. Herbal tea is allowed (no milk, sugar, honey, or any additives). I have juiced before - longest duration was 21 days about 6 years ago, and I did a 10 day juice fast in January of this year. Hiiiii… Ok… So I thought I'd let you know I did it… Whoop! It’s almost impossible to overdose on probiotics, so load them up, I’d recommend taking a probiotic supplement 2-3 times a day or even more while you re-introduce food back into your body. Yep gained it all back, although that was the plan. I did a three day juice cleanse, and did a few more over the years, but never managed to get past 3-4 days. Let your body recover, and you can try starting your fast again in a few days. This is the ideal food for after a fast! What a good feeling. I have a few questions. I freeze a few cups of it for the rest of the fast. No food (obviously), but if you are seriously about to die you can eat one or two grapes or berries. Challenges are good for us. This time I decided I’d finally push it harder. You can decide whether to push your fast for a long period or break it here. 11 Best Carnarvon Gorge Walks In Queensland (The Ultimate Guide), 30 Things To Do In Agnes Water & 1770 (The Ultimate Guide), 20 Amazing Things To Do In Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, We Interviewed SAS Australia’s Ant Middleton At Everest Base Camp, What It Was Like Volunteering In Malawi At Butterfly Space In Nkhata Bay, 21 Best Beaches In UK Which COULD Be In Australia. Even a 10 day juice fast without these additions is beneficial. Then I took a salt bath to continue my sweat and get some toxins out. I also felt like I had bad breath and my teeth constantly felt quite furry. April 29, 2013 at 10:27 am. Here’s a good article about the importance of a healthy gut, and how effective your gut flora can be at boosting your immune system and solving many serious health problems. Weightlifters often drink beet juice for the nitric oxide, which opens up the blood vessels and gives them a greater pump. You all wanted to know how I did it, what juices I drank, whether I was at a retreat, etc etc. These models are great because you can just flick it on and pop vegetables in one by one and they’ll slowly grind away as you wash and chop more in the background. Over the rest of the evening I came right, but it was the opposite of what I was expecting (I’ll explain why this happened in more detail below). Never leave to tomorrow what can be started today! this master cleanse helped me as well. It’s from the same shop I bought from yesterday (Top Juice, in Australia). Started my first 10 day juice fast today. My tongue is noticeably less thick. This study looked at how a three-day fruit and vegetable juice fast affected the gut microbiota, weight loss, and body composition of 20 healthy people. 🙂. Also, I never made the gazpacho juice after day 1 because it was disgusting! Am I dying? And lastly book yourself in for 3 colonics in the space of a week either before/during/after the cleanse to really help. 10. Let’s face it – life is easy. It would also be helpful to make and keep a journal before and after of how you feel. As soon as my bum touched the seat it was a waterfall. Enter: the juice fast. Other than that I don’t feel hungry at all. Most people say their bowel movements reek due to the heavy detox, but mine seem pretty healthy. Day 2 is typically a difficult day; I feel very tired, also because I’m still a bit jetlagged. However because the colonic was mostly clean, I felt like the fast had run its course, and there wasn’t much more to gain from fasting any longer. Very interesting! So I'm female, 31 weighing around 164lbs right now and completely addicted to junk food. As for food, get lots of leafy green vegetables and fresh fruits in, at least for the first few days. He stopped the flow for a moment and told me to relax. I have been drinking lately so I am only going to do a 1 day fast. I finish both within a few hours, then just drink water. Also one of the best sources of carotenoids you can find (phytonutrients that prevent cancer and other diseases). When I posted about my juice fast on Instagram this week, your questions came pouring in. Remember – don’t eat the vegetables. Starting weight fed: 185.4 lbs 24 hrs fasted weight: 178.4 lbs 10 days fasted weight: 161.4 lbs Starting body fat %: 12 approx. As described in the article on the 7-10 day water fast, a healing crisis often occurs towards the end of the first week of water fasting, as the symptoms of old illnesses, injuries and traumas resurface, before being permanently expelled from your body. You can grab a box here! You can even get back in the gym and start returning to full workouts. Make sure you juice the leaves as well! This will seriously do wonders for you and your motivation. That happened another two times during the session. Go for at least 7 days. … I prefer to use coconut yogurt as I generally avoid dairy for a few weeks after my fast. 9. First things I ate were some sauerkraut and coconut yogurt to introduce some probiotics. Body seems to be embracing the fast now. By mid afternoon I still hadn’t had a juice, and felt enough energy to workout. Then out of nowhere my resilience kicked in and I knew as I did from the start that I had to complete this juice cleanse. Things were feeling a little backed up, hadn’t passed a bowel movement in a couple of days, so I decided to finally bite the bullet and do a colonic treatment. It’s perfect alongside a salad or soup, or even on the side of some scrambled eggs! I guess this is a pretty personal question, but let me know if you have any thoughts. Kombucha is a fermented soda and is a good replacement for all your drinks post-fast. Weighed in at 56kg! Coconut yogurt gives you all the probiotic benefits of regular yogurt and is easy on the stomach too. They do have added sugar, most of which is eaten by the yeast but other than that they seem like they would meet the guidelines, I’m just wondering how all those probiotics would work with the fast. That’s no food, just juice. Try to stick to 80% veggies and 20% fruit in your juices. Yes, tea is usually fine, as long as you don’t add any sugar or other calories. I also feel very calm and relaxed now which is a great feeling. Awesome value too at under $100. They were different to normal bowel movements too – heavy, like little rocks. Only that your before and after photos ar not uploaded well, I would have love sseing them. A locally batch-made kimchi is what you want, and if made right it should be loaded with good probiotics. This has a much higher colony count than most off the shelf probiotics, which only give a measly 2 or 3 billion units. I always drink straight from a glass and juice every glass fresh, but if you’re going to make a day’s juice in the morning and store it, I recommend using a set of glass bottles like these. We love watching food documentaries to learn about processed foods etc but this documentary really struck a cord with us. I've actually done a juice fast before. Lemons are packed with vitamin C, beta carotene, vitamin A, folate, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium, not to mention one of the most alkalizing fruits we know of. This is Day 10 of my 21-day fast in Feb 2011 and probably the most in-depth fasting series you will ever find online. That’s why your body shuts down after you eat a huge meal. So I’ve already cheated before the end of Day One. Sauerkraut is also great, which is fermented in the same way as kimchi but contains only simple cabbages, rather than a range of vegetables and spices. By the end of that course I felt amazing and I learnt so much which I practice in everyday life such as how to deal with different situations you are faced with each day and learning to let go as everything is constantly changing. I’ve learnt that I really don’t need to eat that much food at all and to watch my portion sizes. Once you’re in the torture zone, do your best to power through and allow your body to finish cleansing. I would recommend drinking the kombucha after your fast. I just purchased Dr. Furhman’s book “Fasting and Eating for Health” and with reading that and your personal story – it just clicked for me. I like going to gym. The proof is in the photos guys. Had a solid bowel movement, no different to a regular one (haven’t eaten anything in 6 days and still passing solids? Saying that any amount of time on the cleanse is a brilliant achievement. Finally made a big green juice – kiwifruit, celery, apple, lemon, ginger, capsicum, cucumber. In 5 day fasts I consistently see glucose drop to between 50 and 60 mg/dL and ketones rise to between 5 and 7 mmol/L. I keep reading it over and over to help me get through haha! It got easier as time went by even though I think either Steve or myself must have moaned about how we were hungry at least once a day. Sounds good, right? You need to make them yourself with fresh produce and a juicer, or buy it from somewhere that does. Whether you push your fast to 14 days, 21 days or even a month, eventually you’ll need to break the fast. I have done numerous juice detoxes and felt like I needed to share with you what to expect from a juice cleanse. Have 2-3 liquid bowel movements over the day. Your body will tell you when it’s ready. Drip feed very easily digestible foods into the body. How a 14-day cleanse changed my life The Food Relationship After the yogurt and kraut I was fine, but after eating my salad I started to get sore guts and felt really tired. One is a red juice (carrots, beets, lime, ginger) and one is a green juice (kale, spinach, celery, apple). Do 20 pushups and a few kettlebell swings just to keep the muscles working. The 40 day water fast of last year was very exhausting. I feel Steve’s face has changed loads, these pictures don’t do him justice! Remember that stuff has been sitting in your body! Overall I’m feeling good, back to normal! Almost no hunger pangs. Didn’t feel hungry or the urge to make a juice so just drank some water until the evening. After a fast I eat a spoonful of kimchi alongside every meal. Had a cup of vegetable broth at night. Juicers are not expensive. Had a fistful of melons starting at 2pm and thrice more at 2-3 hour intervals, and also a small box of blueberries. I have done a 7 day juice fast and a 3 day water fast. 7. 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