Juice plus diet

(51 Posts)
nonameslefttouse Mon 07-Jul-14 17:05:42

Has anyone tried it, heard a lot of positives about it, but then everyone seems to be a rep so not sure how reliable the comments are

Ibizatime Mon 07-Jul-14 19:50:42

Why do you think some powder will make you lose weight over just eating bloody fruits and vegetables?

500smiles Mon 07-Jul-14 19:54:54

What ibiza said

Butterflyspring Mon 07-Jul-14 19:58:07

the only thing you will lose is money with a fad like juice plus - just eat proper, healthy food and exercise more.

KeepOnPloddingOn Mon 07-Jul-14 20:01:58

I keep seeing this too... All over fb. Along with skinny pics of the reps. Is it really healthy though!?

I'm starting to think I am going to have to 'defriend' from my FB the lovely lady that helped me keep it together when we were both stuck in hospital for months waiting to have our DC.

She's gone from posting things about her family to two types of post - one about how wonderful juice plus is and the other defending it to 'haterz' of MLM schemes.

She's boring the tits off me and making cash out of her friends. I don't think I like her any more sad

(but part of me thinks I should keep her just to see how long the fad lasts and how quickly the weight goes back on - evil)

elvenbread Mon 07-Jul-14 20:19:59

Someone I know is a juice plus rep. All her posts rabbit on about how wonderful juice plus is. She just posted a pic of her at a wedding at the weekend. She's still HUGE. I don't mean that unlikely because lord knows I need to lose a lot of weight but she's got to be a size 20 (at least) and she is pretending juice plus is miraculous. I don't think so love.

Midori1999 Mon 07-Jul-14 20:27:51

Elvenbread, I wonder if we know the same person. Constantly raving about the benefits of JP and trying to sell to get friends after she became a rep after her first week on it, but oddly, the posts of how much weight she is losing stopped some time ago... She was also at a wedding this weekend.

bbombshell Mon 07-Jul-14 20:28:10

It's against fb terms for ppl to use personal profiles for profit making, they're supposed to create a business page, and then fb doesn't take kindly to page owners tagging people in photos, asking others to tag or even share.

I've been tagged at least twice a day every day for about 8 days, and I have restrictions for tagging on my account, so needless to say in not happy!

OP unless you know of someone first hand that it has worked for then I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole!

DenyDenyDeny Mon 07-Jul-14 20:29:49

Yup two people I know have been witteding on about JP for months now, both quite overweight.

Its boring, its crap and the mean side of me is looking forward to when theh fall back down to earth and see what all of us see. That its bullshit.

McBear Mon 07-Jul-14 20:36:42

You will definitely lose weight on it. Only because of the calorie deficit tho. You could just easy less and do as well. That's how I see all of these schemes.

I did a clean 9. I lost 11lbs. I was ecstatic but I'm fairly certain I'd have lost the same if I only had 1000 liquid calories (let's say slim fast or protein powder) for two days and two shakes and one 600 calorie meal for 7 days and saved the money!

elvenbread Mon 07-Jul-14 20:40:57

Midori. Definitely sounds familiar!

bbombshell Mon 07-Jul-14 21:14:35

FFS same person has just retagged JP photos again (about 5), may have got slightly annoyed and reported them all as spam.

ShakeYourTailFeathers Mon 07-Jul-14 21:19:54

IMO any 'diet' that doesn't involve actual food isn't healthy.

DH's cousin's wife is a rep and posts about it constantly. Tbf she has lost weight and looks great but, given that JP, coincided with her becoming teetotal, eating more healthily and exercising more I can't see what she gained from it.

She keeps going on about the gold standard research undertaken. If you do any proper looking into this is pretty shaky.

I find it unutterably boring.

spookyskeleton Mon 07-Jul-14 21:25:28

There is obviously money in it as someone I know has given up her job where she earnt £20k plus to do JP full time. She has also just bought a brand new Mercedes 4x4 confused She is quite high up the chain though!

CarbeDiem Mon 07-Jul-14 21:46:21

I haven't seen anyone lose any significant weight on it. I would have expected them to having restricted their calorie intake so much.

I enjoy a glass of fresh juice but wouldn't use it as a meal replacement as I don't believe it's healthy.
Raw juice has a high glycemic index which is going to spike your blood sugars - exactly what you don't want when on a diet.

Spooky - imo, there is always money to be made from other people's desperation and willingness to believe in the latest 'miracle' sad

ClashCityRocker Mon 07-Jul-14 21:53:27

My cousins a rep.

It causes much eyeball rolling as she tries to foist her overpriced wares in members of the family who can't actually afford it.

It's not a miracle, I am pretty sure if I drank nothing but fluids that were way under my calorific intake for a couple of weeks I'd lose weight too.

Purplepoodle Mon 07-Jul-14 22:34:15

It's really pricey for what you get

McBear Mon 07-Jul-14 22:39:41

I was quoted 37 quid a month for four months??? Think that's good really.

Inglori0us Mon 07-Jul-14 22:46:54

Fad fad fad. And unhealthy.
Do Slimming World instead. Low fat, low sugar, loads of fresh fruit & veg and lean meat. Nornal, healthy food, no gimmicks or sales bullshit.

Can't bear these MLM twats. My friend does It with another company and all the posts are about recruiting other sellers, not about selling the stuff.

PrettyReckless Mon 07-Jul-14 22:52:25

I'm half someone's said this as I'm getting pissed off with a friend too. She's lovely, and has actually lost shit loads of weight (from the pics) but she's going to the gym daily, hardly eating carbs and generally being very healthy. She's saying the capsules give her tons of energy to be able to go to the gym, but I feel as though it would happen anyway without JP

Her statuses are annoying now though - "I'm so pleased I quit my job to spend more time with DS, work in my own time" or "look at me working in the sun, no pressure, helping lonely people fulfil their dreams, JP all the way <million emotives of fruit and bikinis>"

nonameslefttouse Mon 07-Jul-14 23:27:12

I know just eat more fruit and veg and exercise more, but it isn't always possible I do eat quite a bit of fruit and veg but as I work away quite a bit a times I don't have access to prepare fresh sometimes I leave the house at 5 am so I tend to pick up quick fixes because even though I do prepare food by the time I come to eat it it's limp, warm and awful after being in car.

Over the last 12 months I've gained just over 2 stone and feel dreadful I just thought this might at least give me a little help in the right direction

SpringItOn Mon 07-Jul-14 23:32:38

Oh god I'm so sick of it too. The person who is a rep on my FB page always puts ridiculous statements like 'lost another 5lb this week!' but funnily enough absolutely no photos. There should be nothing left of her by now.

She should infact just be a tiny juice plus tablet at this rate.

gamerchick Mon 07-Jul-14 23:38:55

It's just that pyramid bollocks isn't it? I've defriended very close family members because they've just become reps. Making money off the backs of the gullible and even worse - people who trust them.

McBear Tue 08-Jul-14 05:41:29

No name honestly it isn't as hard as you think. It's all about calories.

A man ate 1000 calories of pizza and the weight fell off him. Maybe not as fast as fruit n veg but fast nonetheless.

When I'm in a rush I buy prepared salad and some prepared chicken. Easy!

CarbeDiem Tue 08-Jul-14 17:42:23

Noname - I'm not trying to promote it as I still think it's unhealthy (I couldn't anyway as I've never tried it) but if someone wished to reduce their calorie intake so much using meal replacements then Cambridge diet or exante would probably be more balanced with powdered protein, carbs, sugar, salt etc....
While still not healthy imo it wouldn't give you the huge blood sugar spikes that your going to get from living on nothing but juice.

PizzaMama Tue 08-Jul-14 18:52:53

Someone on my fb posts about it all the time. A few select bits...

For anyone with children I recommend you read up on the juice plus children's health study ....http://www.childrenshealthstudy.com/mobile.html Flooding your body with goodness from 26 fruit & veg! Lose weight, tone up, bioavailable. They are bio available so they are straight into the system where they need to he to fight away those nasty free radicals

hmm hmm

Sirzy Tue 08-Jul-14 18:57:47

Buy yourself an icebox and an insulate bag to keep things in until you eat them.

If you want it to be something sustainable then you need to work on making the effort to eat proper foods in the right quantities not replacing meals

MagicMojito Tue 08-Jul-14 19:15:37

You will lose weight on it but its very very short term. A girl I used to work with does jp, looks fantastic, lost loads of weight, full of energy etc. As soon as she has a break from doing it all (she's on the shakes and capsules) her skin goes bad, gets bloated and the weight literally piles back on within days.

As long as your willing to keep throwing money at it it'll work hmm

Unfortunetly diet and exercise really is the ONLY way to get it off and keep it off

ZanyMobster Tue 08-Jul-14 20:20:22

Use myfitnesspal and count calories, I am not at home that much so don't have much time or inclination to prepare food so I just eat fresh meat, pots, pasta, rice, veg etc. I usually buy precut veg as I am very lazy smile It really isn't thank time consuming.

You will lose weight but as soon as you eat it will all go back on, it really isn't healthy and these people are preying on vulnerable people!

I hate seeing all the JP or Herbalife posts on facebook, I mean they are random overweight people who are suddenly Health and Wellness experts after trying the diets. It drives me insane.

McBear Tue 08-Jul-14 20:33:18

Herbalife is a load of shit. I decided it wasn't working for me and asked for my money back. The lady said She wasn't in a position to give me my money back so I'd have to wait almost a month during which time... I had to send it to her, she'd send it back to hq, they'd take 20 days to process the money, three days to clear in her account and then there days to clear into mine. I kept it. DDs DF fucking drank it all and I've still got a massive chip in my shoulder about the whole thing.

Eat less, move more. It's the only way grin

DenyDenyDeny Tue 08-Jul-14 20:34:39

Thats just it, are you supposed to pay this money forever?

If it makes you 'really health and full of energy' then surely they'll say you'll be the opposite if you stop. So you have to pay £37 for life?

And my known JP rep is the same, she's been on it for months and months and still overweight, posts that shes baking and eating cakes and going ti mcdonalds and the weight lost status stopped a long time back.

And of course posts how 'positive' and 'amazing' her business is, how she can work at home with the kids.

One of her 'clients' pulled out so her husband bought the products instead so she wasnt out of profit. How the crap did that work?

She also posted about one of her clients losing 21lb in one week.

21 lb in 7 days? Do fuck off.

McBear Tue 08-Jul-14 21:02:29

21lbs? That clean 9, I think the most is 1 stone. Not sure. Might be 2 but that's the big 'uns that would lose weight quickly anyway if they tried.

The pic I saw of juice plus was 16 weeks and the girl clearly did massive sessions at the gym too. Same with a clean 9 that simply can't have been 9 days. Abs don't come from no where...

McBear Tue 08-Jul-14 21:03:08

And that clean 9 DID NOT make me full of energy. Everyone commented how miserable I was.

Thecircle Tue 08-Jul-14 21:08:58

I'm also sick of ranty juice plus people.

It's like they have been brainwashed.

I saw an astonishing claim by one the other day

"Out of all pregnant ladies tested, NONE had premature births, there were NO neo natal admissions and no complications during pregnancy"

That's quite a bloody claim isn't it, I asked how many were involved in said tests, I'm still waiting for an answer,

As a mum to a preemie this really pissed me off

throwaway1256 Tue 08-Jul-14 21:24:38

PizzaMama Either they all just copy/paste the same crap or we're friends with the same person. I wish she wouldn't keep trying to sell it to me!

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MsBadcrumble Mon 11-Aug-14 04:05:29

I've got a friend who is into Isagenix, is it similar? It is also MLM and she doesn't shut up about the stuff.

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MsBadcrumble Mon 11-Aug-14 04:43:47

Its weird then because my isogenix friend is totally barmy about avoiding additives and only having whole foods etc. She's also always talking about 'toxins' but I've never really established what those are considered to be confused. Surely eating proper food is better than supplements? And also, won't you need to stop drinking the supplement at some point or do people plan on living off it forever?

OnIlkleyMoorBahTwat Mon 11-Aug-14 06:42:34

MIL is doing this shit so her dealer keeps tagging her on FB. IF you click the little cross in the corner if the post you can select not to see tagged posts by the JP dealer, so you can still keep in touch with your FB friend, but not see JP crap.

For every rep who actually makes decent money, there will be dozens that are making a pittance from pissing off all their friends and family and hundreds of customers paying a fortune for crappy diet pills.

RiojaHaze Mon 11-Aug-14 06:58:59

I agree; it's total shite.

I've done it and was added to the Facebook page. All you get is people asking if they're allowed to eat x y or z and posting photos of the ingredients of things. Others get cross with them and say their mentor should have told them...well obviously the mentor who is taking commission from them knows f all and has just taken the money and run!

If you follow their detox plan it's going to work as there's no processed food and it's all pretty good for you. Therefore there's no reason to buy the (disgusting) shakes etc as you're eating well and losing weight on the initial phase without them.

GuybrushThreepwoodMP Mon 11-Aug-14 07:34:57

RDLivewell what a load of bollocks. It's a massive scam designed to pray on peoples insecurities and MAKE THEM PART WITH THEIR MONEY. You might be a dietician but you're sure as shit not a psychologist.
You can eat a healthy diet without buying into such nonsense. It's components are fruit and vegetables? You know what else is composed of fruit and vegetables? Fruit and vegetables.

If you are a dietician, you are compromising your ethics by selling this crap. Like a psychic medium. Fraudulent.

penguinplease Mon 11-Aug-14 07:42:10

I'm finding it depressing, my fb newsfeed is full of people on the 'journey' 'owning their lives' and I admit they all look amazing, huge amounts of weight loss and anyone that dares question it gets all sorts of articles thrown at them, followed by passive aggressive status updates 'if it's good enough for bear grylls, it's good enough for me' type shite.

They are all lunatics/fanatics. I am watching with interest to see if they maintain it.

however Mon 11-Aug-14 07:52:06

It's rubbish, unsustainable and will cause people to get fatter.

And dieticians are advocating it on MN? Christ on a bike.

Meglet Mon 11-Aug-14 08:14:44

I'm gutted I don't have any fb friends posting about this. I'd quite enjoy some laughs.

MorphineDreams Mon 11-Aug-14 08:18:30

It's a load of rubbish and needs to stop telling people it's as good as fruit and veg. No synthetic is as good as the natural stuff because our bodies don't process it properly.

There's been loads of studies done on Juice Plus with interesting results. None could replicate the positive results the Juice Plus people so called got from their studies.

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