Starting all juice diet Monday for 7 days

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Posted: 5/11/2012 10:21:54 AM
i think rick and some others have done this.  basically, this is an extension of the 30 day elimination diet i did a few months ago.  the book i read suggested shorter detox diets periodically going forward.  sort of like maintenance.  i decided to just drink smoothies made of vegetables, fruit, water and protein powder for the next 7 days and see what that does.  all organic. 

i felt very good after the 30 day elimination diet but i've regressed somewhat since then. 

i'll come back with an update if anyone is interested. 
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Posted: 5/11/2012 12:53:54 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by ClubDirt:

i think rick and some others have done this.  basically, this is an extension of the 30 day elimination diet i did a few months ago.  the book i read suggested shorter detox diets periodically going forward.  sort of like maintenance.  i decided to just drink smoothies made of vegetables, fruit, water and protein powder for the next 7 days and see what that does.  all organic. 

i felt very good after the 30 day elimination diet but i've regressed somewhat since then. 

i'll come back with an update if anyone is interested. 

Are you getting enough protein on this juice diet ? How much fructose are you consuming daily ?
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Posted: 5/11/2012 3:29:43 PM
the diet actually says not to add protein powder.  i'm assuming they are assuming that proetin powder means dairy and sugar.  i'm going with a vegan protein powder.  maybe this. 


how will i know if i'm not getting enough protein?  i can always add things like quinoa, fish and nuts if i think it's necessary. 

as for fructos, i'm going to focus on the lower sugar fruits and more vegetables.   

i have the recipes at home.  i can post them as i go.
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Posted: 5/12/2012 11:45:53 PM
Please keep us updated Club, I am really interested in trying something like this sometime...
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Posted: 5/13/2012 6:34:50 PM
Please post them in this thread as you go along. I'm very curious in trying this but scared to just jump in the pool on it. Also I am curious as to what kind of juicer you are using and your recommendation on it? BOL, thanks. 
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Posted: 5/13/2012 7:49:51 PM
i will.

ktrain, i have the vitamix 5200, got it at costco a couple of years ago.  it's solid. 
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Posted: 5/14/2012 11:45:13 AM
today my smoothie/shake/juice (whatever you want to call it) for all 3 meals will consist of:

kelp (about 3 cups)
dandelion greens (about 6 tablespoons)
celery (about 4 stalks)
1 small apple
it said cubed fruit, today i used a frozen mix of mango, papaya, pineapple and strawberries.  i will be going to the lower sugar fruits starting tomorrow but today is day one and i don't want to scare the wife off so i used the higher sugar fruits today (about 4 cups)
water (4 cups)


i had to order my protein powder through the mail so that will added when i get it.  probably tomorrow. 



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Posted: 5/14/2012 12:35:50 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by be easy:



stop staring at that henry george poster and get on the juice diet for a few days. 
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Posted: 5/14/2012 12:58:33 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by ClubDirt:

today my smoothie/shake/juice (whatever you want to call it) for all 3 meals will consist of:

kelp (about 3 cups)
dandelion greens (about 6 tablespoons)
celery (about 4 stalks)
1 small apple
it said cubed fruit, today i used a frozen mix of mango, papaya, pineapple and strawberries.  i will be going to the lower sugar fruits starting tomorrow but today is day one and i don't want to scare the wife off so i used the higher sugar fruits today (about 4 cups)
water (4 cups)


i had to order my protein powder through the mail so that will added when i get it.  probably tomorrow. 





Is this actually edible?
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Posted: 5/14/2012 1:34:05 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by depeche2:



Is this actually edible?


it wasn't bad.  i'm about to hammer down smoothie #2 for lunch.  i'll have one more in about 6 hours for dinner, maybe some herbal tea and that'll take care of me for the day. 
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Posted: 5/14/2012 3:30:52 PM
club - Why do you feel like you need to follow this program ?  I think the best way to detox your body is to eliminate the foods that cause the problem to begin with.  You don't need to bother with these fancy detox programs which don't have much scientific evidence to back them up.   

The liver and kidneys help in detoxifying our bodies.  For the liver to perform optimally avoid omega 6 polyunsaturated oils, avoid fructose, refined sugars and minimize alcohol consumption. Consume foods rich in choline which is a nutrient that our livers use to process fats. Good sources of choline are eggs and liver.  For the kidneys eliminate fructose, minimize alcohol and drink plenty of water throughout the day.  If you eat right then you don't need to bother with this.  Elimination is the important thing, not adding fancy concoctions of liquids.  I am confident that your normal diet is pretty good due to your knowledge and interest in nutrition so I think its time to get back to eating meat, eggs and leafy greens while eliminating things which are deleterious to your health.  
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Posted: 5/14/2012 4:26:37 PM
sharp, i agree with you.  i'm really doing it for two reasons.  first, it was my wife's idea.  she's still stuck in the old way of thinking- scared of eating fat, eats too many carbs, etc.  so, if she wants to try a diet like this that avoids a lot of sugar and bad carbs, i'll do it with ehr so she sees it through.

as for me, my elimination diet went very well.  i know that's all i need.  but i've digressed a little and have eaten too much sugar since then, although still not very much.  this might help me get back to normal.  plus, i think i missed a couple of things.  i know gluten and sugar are a problem, but i think there's something else.  likely dairy or alcohol.  i don't consume much of either but i think the little i was consuming was causing some problems.

finally, i like to try difficult things just to keep myself mentally sharp.  from a mental standpoint, i think everyone should try deprivation from time to time. 

but in a week, i'll be back to my meat, eggs, vegetables, fruit and nuts standard diet. 


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Posted: 5/15/2012 8:57:54 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by ClubDirt:

sharp, i agree with you.  i'm really doing it for two reasons.  first, it was my wife's idea.  she's still stuck in the old way of thinking- scared of eating fat, eats too many carbs, etc.  so, if she wants to try a diet like this that avoids a lot of sugar and bad carbs, i'll do it with ehr so she sees it through.

as for me, my elimination diet went very well.  i know that's all i need.  but i've digressed a little and have eaten too much sugar since then, although still not very much.  this might help me get back to normal.  plus, i think i missed a couple of things.  i know gluten and sugar are a problem, but i think there's something else.  likely dairy or alcohol.  i don't consume much of either but i think the little i was consuming was causing some problems.

finally, i like to try difficult things just to keep myself mentally sharp.  from a mental standpoint, i think everyone should try deprivation from time to time. 

but in a week, i'll be back to my meat, eggs, vegetables, fruit and nuts standard diet. 




did you try eliminating nightshades? is inflammation your problem?

tell um sharp

personally, i know how i feel when eating what i believe to be correct dietary intake (eggs, meat, veggies) and how different i feel when i'm gorging on carbs. when i work out, my energy burn tells the tale in itself. I'm achy and irritable(imagine that) when i'm junkying it up, but feel like a million bucks when i'm eating well. I do very good with the diet in the structured part of the work week (mon-thurs),,,,by friday night, i'm wandering and then all too often thats my excuse for sat to start fresh again come monday. that kind of weekend warrior crap leaves me feeling like junk on sundays. not to mention, the extra gallon of water i'm bloated with after eating all that crap
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Posted: 5/15/2012 12:21:35 PM
nightshades were eliminated during the 30 day elimination diet.  i don't think they are a problem.  i think it's mostly gluten and sugar and dairy and alcohol to a lesser extent. 

i can also tell pretty quickly when i go running during and after the run. 

i agree with sharp.  that's generally the way i eat but it's hard to be perfect and then the toxins build up over time. 

today- same as yesterday with a few modifications.  no apple, more berries and less of the higher sugar fruits, less celery (celery really overpowers the taste of the smoothie)
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Posted: 5/15/2012 8:44:17 PM
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Posted: 5/16/2012 10:15:28 PM
tonight and tomorrow's smoothie

collard greens
spinach
tomato
dandelion greens
avocado
lemon


i've had better.  i may add lime and cilantro tomorrow. 

had a headaches and felt like i was in a fog for about a day and a half.  they say it's normal, it's the body releasing toxins int the bloodstream.  i hope that's true and not bullshit.  if it's true, then i guess it works.

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Posted: 5/16/2012 11:15:35 PM
Damn Club...not gonna lie, that sounds unbelievably nasty but you seem like a pretty disciplined guy 
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Posted: 5/17/2012 1:22:31 AM

This is ridiculous........ Club is just doing this as a challenge or something?

Just so you can say you control your diet or something?

This is not food.

Sharp is correct........... just eliminate the bad garbage and formulate a fun diet avoiding bad garbage.  Sugar is VERY easy to avoid by the way. 

You did the other one which I thought was impossible and you will pull this off.  But wow

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Posted: 5/17/2012 11:49:25 AM
fried, pretty much.  it's a lot mental.  people get too complacent and they get soft mentally.  eating right is a battle.  it's good to do garbage that is difficult and uncomfortable every now and then. 

and i'm uncomfortable right now. 

my last diet was a success and i recommend it to anyone.  i think at the end of this one, i'll just be hungry.  and then i'll go back on the Sharpaction Diet, probably take another week of no sugar but add regular fat and protein. 
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Posted: 5/17/2012 11:11:29 PM
My wife and I watched Fat Sick and Nearly Dead about a month ago on Netflix and we've been talking about giving it a shot.  We aren't huge vegi eaters but we eat fairly healthy including good portions of fruit and veg during the week and terrible on weekends.  I was concerned that I wouldn't be able to actually down this concoction.  We bought enough stuff this week just to try the "Mean Green" from the movie and I have to say I was shocked at how decent it actually tasted.  

6 Kale Leaves
1 Cucumber
4 Celery Stalks
2 Green Apples
1/2 Lemon
1 piece of ginger

I actually felt an energy rush much like drinking an energy drink after drinking this.  I guess now that I've come to terms with the taste issue, I need to come to terms with the hunger issue.  I've got an exam for a professional accounting designation coming up in a few weeks but once that is done I think i'm going to give it a shot for 7-10 days.  In the mean time I might try substituting a one of these for lunch a couple days a week and see how that goes.  
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Posted: 5/18/2012 12:42:33 AM

The ingredients are all fine and half of them taste good.

What up with the "smoothie" part?

Why can't just eat the raw vegetables?

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Posted: 5/18/2012 12:43:31 AM
If just "pulse" it real quickly in the blender instead of making a smoothie......... looks a lot like salsa by the way.
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Posted: 5/18/2012 12:44:49 AM

And salsa is a lot more fun to eat than a juice drink.

 

 

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Posted: 5/18/2012 12:46:04 AM

Make that salsa and stick it on a piece of fish.

The best of both worlds.

 

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