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Juice diet/clensing? - January 9th 2012, 02:48 AM

Okay, so I've been a little overweight for a while now and for the most part I can conceal my tummy, and I like my curves! XP But it's getting in the way of my confidence, and ability to get physically intimate with my boyfriend :/

Anyway, because of school and my family's insane schedule there really isn't much time to go to the gym or anything- but dieting is something I can take care of on my own! I want to try a juice diet- only for like a week though, because I know it's not really healthy to try that for extended periods of time.

I'm worried though, I've been reading about it and it sounds like its really hard on your body- I'm involved in so many after school clubs, I may be hypoglycemic, I has asthma, I'm taking several different anti depressants, and have a vitamin D defficiency, so I'm not sure it's the best idea at the moment :/

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone had experience with a juice clensing type of diet, was it effective with weight loss? Did you feel healthier? Was there a difference in you energy level? Ect.

Please let me know!!!
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Re: Juice diet/clensing? - January 9th 2012, 03:40 AM

Juice fasting isn't really a great idea unless you do it under the supervision of a doctor. Even then, if there's no reason to do it, then you shouldn't do it. Especially if you're hypoglycemic. There are few reasons that people would need to cleanse, and even so people usually do it wrong. The idea of the "Master Cleanse" is not only unhealthy, but potentially dangerous

Just from what you've said on this thread, and your other thread on skin problems, there is a specific way of eating that I think you'd be a great candidate for. It could help with all of those issues. Basically the idea is to imitate how our ancestors used to eat.

After the first week, you'd notice differences in your energy levels (although you can feel tired in the first week). It can help to regulate insulin levels, and it can also help with asthma. Of course, it can be hard if your family isn't on board, but still possible.

If you're interested, I can tell you about it, and provide you with resources on here, or via PM.

As far as cleanses, yes I've done a couple, but I wouldn't recommend the for most people.

Otherwise, I'd just look at the guide for healthy eating here. If you're asthmatic, try to replace the dairy you eat with non-dairy substitutes. Have a look here to see why. http://www.naturalnews.com/010443.html
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Re: Juice diet/clensing? - January 9th 2012, 06:22 AM

First of all, a juice diet isn't the best idea because juice has as many calories and just as much sugar as, say, a soda. The only benefits juice has (and only in some cases) is the vitamin C that some juices contain. On top of that, you have to make sure that the juices you get aren't "from concentrate" and are 100% juice in order to make sure they are healthy. The other thing you -must- be careful of is making sure that you drink juices without high fructose corn syrup (which can make you feel more hungry).

Basically, the best idea to start a diet is to drink plenty of water as opposed to sugary drinks. Not only does this cut calories, but it also cleanses your system of any impurities. I was on a diet for a while where I drank 4 ounces of water every 30 minutes. It helped me feel full throughout the day and kept me well hydrated. Even before you start counting calories for meals, I would start by cutting sodas and juices and stick with water. 4 oz. every 30 minutes, and see how you feel.

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