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    Jeff is offline Senior Member
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    Default How much to juice on WD

    I have recently started the WD. I bought an Omega 8003 juicer so I could juice during the undereating phase. Before buying the juicer I was eating grapefruit and apples during the undereating phase. I felt pretty good. I would eat a grapefruit around 9:00 and then either grapefruit or an apple every 2-3 hours for the rest of the undereating phase. This past week was the first week for me to have the juicer. I juiced primarily leafy greans and cabbage. I had a lot less energy and felt a little light headed. This must be because there wasn't as much energy in the juice as I was getting from the grapefruit and apples. So, this next week I think I am going to try juicing carrots and apples, although I bought some leafy greens, too. Another strategy is to juice the leafy greens but eat the grapefruit and apples as I was before I bought the juicer.

    With a juicer, it is possible to consume quite a few more vegetables than if I just ate them whole. But, is that good thing? I understand that by juicing the nutrients are introduced into my body without taxing the digestive system. Supposeably this is good for my body to detox. But, is it a good thing to juice more than what I would eat, or should I juice the equivalent of what I would normally eat and then take grapefruit and apples to work in case I feel weak?

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    Jeff

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    One of my undereating phase meals consists of 8 oz of carrot juice, with a little bit of red beet, and ginger. Not sure if that helps you or not, but that's what I do.

    Typically my undereating phase consists of:
    Green tea before my joint mobility session
    A grapefruit and 1/2 scoop vanilla whey mixed in water
    8 oz carrot juice with red beet and ginger
    Apple
    2 hard boiled eggs
    8 oz plain organic yogurt mixed with berries and mangos

    If my undereating phase lasts a little longer on a certain day, I'll snack on some almonds.

    I definately make sure I take in small amounts of light protein throughout the undereating phase. It works well for me. I have plenty of energy throughout the day. But what works for me, might not work for you.
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    Default Don't forget the fiber

    You are correct in the line of thinking where the juice is easily absorbed but whole fruits and vegetables have some necessary fiber which also helps - along the same lines as eating both ground and whole flaxseeds to get the nutrients that may otherwise not be absorbed as well as get the benefits of whole seeds in your system.
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    Default As much as possible!

    Juicing is an excellent way of getting your vitamins in and its light on the digestive system. Depending on how you approach the WD you might want to change the composition of the juice a bit. Typically carrot/apple juice contains more carbs than a green juice. For more information about the effect of juice on health you should have a look at the Gerson therapy. People on this therapy typically drink about 12-14 glasses of juice per day!

    I have been juicing for several years now and use the juice as a 'vitamin and mineral vehicle' to get the pills into my system. I typically grind my multi-vitamin, add multi-mineral powder (dr. Vogels "alkalizing powder" in my case) some vit. C powder, digestive enzymes, bugs, etc i.e. all thats recommended to the juice. The benefit (for me) is that you can pre-mix all the solids and just scoop it into the juice. The juice will add all the 'other' factors needed to optimally use the vitamins.

    It is recommended to use at least a small, sour apple in every juice for the simple reason that this provides malic acid - needed to transport minerals in your body.

    Hope it helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpluslane1 View Post
    You are correct in the line of thinking where the juice is easily absorbed but whole fruits and vegetables have some necessary fiber which also helps - along the same lines as eating both ground and whole flaxseeds to get the nutrients that may otherwise not be absorbed as well as get the benefits of whole seeds in your system.
    yups the fact abt juices u state is very muchh true...

    thats what the reason for me to opt for fruit juices instead of any artificial drinks...
    but sometime fruit juices are not enuf, so are there any other alternatives to energy other than juices which can serve the purpose..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff View Post
    I have recently started the WD. I bought an Omega 8003 juicer
    What do you think of the juicer itself. I definitely need one. I chew lots of greens(mostly kale), but a juicer is probably more efficient. And I wouldn't chew anything like cabbage, but would juice it.

    How well does it work? Does it seem to get most of the juice out of all the different things you put in it? How is the clean-up?

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    I don't know why Ori went so into juice in his book. He spent a lot of time talking about real food and how important it is, but then he's also on this juice craze. Sorry, but juice isn't real food.

    The WD is a fun read, and I think the fundamental concept is sound, but most of the book is anecdotal in nature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D-Rock View Post
    I don't know why Ori went so into juice in his book. He spent a lot of time talking about real food and how important it is, but then he's also on this juice craze. Sorry, but juice isn't real food.

    The WD is a fun read, and I think the fundamental concept is sound, but most of the book is anecdotal in nature.
    How is juice not real food if you're juicing your own fresh vegetables? You get the vitamins and minerals without taxing your digestive system during the undereating phase. Makes sense to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradley View Post
    What do you think of the juicer itself. I definitely need one. I chew lots of greens(mostly kale), but a juicer is probably more efficient. And I wouldn't chew anything like cabbage, but would juice it.

    How well does it work? Does it seem to get most of the juice out of all the different things you put in it? How is the clean-up?

    u r write in some terms..
    but the fact is, juices are good in their own terms but some of the ingredients of a fruit wich are left in the outer skin are lost in a juice...

    so what fruit are u taking a juice of an important factor to consider...
    keep the nutrient values of a fruit in mind and then the best way to intake it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by fttfbass View Post
    How is juice not real food if you're juicing your own fresh vegetables? You get the vitamins and minerals without taxing your digestive system during the undereating phase. Makes sense to me.
    Because it is concentrated - you are removing the juice from the food. I just don't understand why he is all about whole, natural foods, but then advocates juice. It doesn't make sense.

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