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Juicing - two days in and I am still not hungry!

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spokette Mon 01-Sep-08 13:07:59

I decided last week to start juicing after seeing my cousin who had lost a stone in 3 weeks!! I only want to lose half a stone after the excesses of the summer so I thought starting off with a diet comprising vegetable and fruit juice might be interesting (as well as challenging).

So I bought a Juicemaster book (7lb in 7 days) and started juicing yesterday. Today I worked out to one of my DVDs for an hour and have just returned from the park with my DTS. I'm still not hungry!!

I have been drinking fresh juices,which are absolutely delicious as well as exhilerating and I feel fabulous. I plan to do this until Saturday so it will be interesting to see if Jason Vale's promise that you will not feel hungry at all holds true.

Was wondering if anybody else had tried this regime?

ellideb Mon 01-Sep-08 13:49:10

Yes I have and found its a fantastic way to get healthy and lose weight at the smae time. I always found wednesday the hardest day (about 3 days in) and sometimes didn't manage to stay 100% on the juice as my willpower is rubbish! But even so, with a little bit of a cheat I lost about 5lbs in 1 week. I did find myself hungry sometimes though so I would just make up another juice to carry me over. Take something for constipation! I took the psyllium husks and they helped a lot! Good luck and let me know how you get on!

FrazzledFairyFay Mon 01-Sep-08 13:51:13

I'd be really interested to knowif it works for you. I have a juicer and I do love the juice but find cleaning it such a faff that I don't use it nearly often enough blush. If I thought I'd lose some weight though......

tumteetum Mon 01-Sep-08 13:56:28

Interesting. What are your top tips for tastiest juices?

ellideb Mon 01-Sep-08 14:53:11

Cleaning is a faff but it's only for 1 week and anybody can do anything for 1 week!

Top tips would be to
1. use ice so they are nice and chilled
2. if you can, try to make them up as you go along rather then storing them in a flask not always practical I know
3. don't use too much psyllium husk in each juice or store it in a flask otherwise it goes all thick and horrible
4. use less of the uchey veg like celery and beetroot and more of the carrot/pineapple/apple if you find the taste a bit too 'veggie' and strong and prefer a sweeter taste.
5. if you are struggling and hungry then make a faveourite juice or snack on some veg/fruit rather then be tempted by other foods and risk sabbotaging the diet. It is the less of 2 evils.

spokette Mon 01-Sep-08 15:35:07

I take the cleaning of the juicer in my stridegrin. I am really amazed by the fact that I am not hungry and have decided that if I do start to crave solid food, I'll just have a banana smoothie made with low fat yogurt, apple juice and banana.

The real revelation for me is that spinach and celery juice combined with apple and pineapple juice is delicious!

I'll let you know how I get on!

spokette Wed 03-Sep-08 12:17:48

Well, I am now on day 4 and still not hungry! I am absolutely astounded by this. Yesterday I had a meeting at work and was not able to take my juices so I just had an apple and some grapes during the buffet lunch. I was not even tempted to try the tasty sandwichesgrin.

I've noticed that my clothes are really loose on me now so I weighed and measured myself. I've lost 4lbs and an inch from both my waist and hips. My tummy is becoming flatter and I feel really revitalised. I worked out to a DVD this morning for 45 minutes and was amazed by how much energy I had.

This diet has definitely changed my whole approach to nutrition, diet and eating and I will incorporate it into my lifestyle from now on. The amazing thing is that right now, I do not want to eat any whole food. I just want to have my juices!!

I have just received the follow on book which has a 14 day plan to reintroduce solids but to keep on juicing. Originally I wanted to lose just 7lb but I have revised that I will be aiming to lose 14lb - I reckon I will achieve that by the end of the month, if not sooner!smile

SilverSparkle Wed 03-Sep-08 12:56:48

Hi Spokette,

Wow, thats absolutely fab, well done!

I was wondering, on an average juicing day how many calories would you say you consume?

ellideb Wed 03-Sep-08 13:03:09

The calories you consume are absoloutly impossible to work out IMO as you are just drinking the juice from the fruit and veg and not rhe fibrous pulp. Very difficult to work out!

npg1 Wed 03-Sep-08 18:52:31

Sounds fantastic! I was just thinking about loosing a few lbs, like you maybe 7lbs. I may try this now as I need to stop eating crap and putting rubbish into my body! Not sure if you have said, but what is the book called?

spokette Thu 04-Sep-08 11:37:41

Book is called 7lbs in 7 days by Jason Vale.

spokette Thu 04-Sep-08 12:37:07

The one downside to this diet though is the amount of apples you go through. I have just bought another 18 apples and I reckon that I have used between 24 to 30 apples since Sunday! I have used 4 pineapples to date and need to purchase another one for tomorrow and Saturday.

The results are worth it thoughsmile.

MascaraOHara Thu 04-Sep-08 12:49:52

Is it costing you A LOT of money?

I'm very interested.. I have a very stubborn half stone but am also skint! lol

npg1 Thu 04-Sep-08 14:02:37

Well I have started juicing today! brought all the fruit and veg I need, only thing i havent got is the juicer but i just thought i could use my food processor, however it's abit lumpy (drinking it now!!!) What is the difference between a juicer and blender/ processor? It's quite yummy still. Having one for lunch and one for dinner. Im guessing this is probably cheaper than actually eating meals? Also havent got the book, found a few on the website last night and may go to town tomorrow to get the book, can anyone give me a few others to make please?

Also does the fruit/ veg need to be cooked first? Keep apple skins on etc?

ellideb Thu 04-Sep-08 14:58:06

MascaraOHara it doesn't cost a lot of money, probably around £50 for the week but it depends on where you buy your produce from.

npg1 A juicer extracts the juice from the product and leaves behind the 'pulp', a blender is different alltogether, it blends all of your ingredients together, when you want to leave out the pulp so not what you want. A smoothy maker and a blender are the same thing. A juicer is different. You can't really use a blender for this diet unless it has a seperate juicing function. I hope this helps. A lot of juicers have Jason Vale promoting them on the front of them so that it will help you to decide. I got a decent one from Argos for around £40 I think. You definately should buy the book before you begin. I wouldn't do it without reading the book first. You don't know what you are supposed to juice, the supplements you need to take, the science behind it or even how to do it properly. It's not something to go into lightly. Please read the book first.

spokette Thu 04-Sep-08 16:46:53


A blender is different from a juicer as ellideb said. You need a proper juicer to extract the juice and leave behind all the pulp - a blender will not do that.

I am using a juicer from Kenwood which we received as a wedding present 7 years ago and which sat in a cupboard since thenblush. I knew it would come in handy one day and it has been working overtime since Sundaygrin.

MOH, it has costs more because I am getting through more apples and pineapple than we usually do as a family (and we eat lots of fruit). However, when offset against the benefits that I am deriving, then it is worth it, particularly as this first intense stage only lasts 7 days. I will reintroduce solid food from day 8 but will still replace two meals with juices (my choice).

I really can't stress enough how relatively painless I have found this diet and the results are absolutely remarkable in terms of weight and inches lost!

My cousin did this diet last month and she lost a stone in 3 weeks and she did not follow it strictly like me (ate proper meals in the evening but kept portions small). She is the reason why I decided to give it a go because she could not praise it enough.

Best of luck to those of you embarking on this

TheGreatScootini Thu 04-Sep-08 16:51:24

How much is your average juicer then?
How much juice do you have a day or is it unlimited?

I am doing a detox at the moment and am on day 4 and starting to get bored and hungry now but maybe juicing is the way to go!

spokette Thu 04-Sep-08 16:53:46

One of the juices that Jason Vale gives is the one that Jordan used to lose her baby weight. It is a combination of apple, celery, pineapple, avocado, cucumber, lime (thinking from memory) plus something else. It really is delicious and that is what I have been drinking today. I have had three glasse so far and plan to have another around 7pm.

Lauriefairycake Thu 04-Sep-08 16:56:35

quick, probably stupid question

If you didn't 'juice' but blended and so had all the pulp would it not be better? as it had all the extra fibre from the skin?

spokette Thu 04-Sep-08 16:58:40

I think a decent juicer will costs between £50 to £70 but I know the one we have only costs £25 (wedding list so know the price). It is not brilliant (not as efficient at extracting as I would like and clogs up to quickly) but is fit for purpose.

I usually have between 4 or 5 glasses a day but you can drink as much as much as you want. I find drinks containing avocado very filling (and tasty)!

spokette Thu 04-Sep-08 17:01:18

LFC Fibre is provided by adding wheatgrass to the juices. My bowels have moved everyday and that was one thing I was worried about. He does say that if you are having problems in that area, to drink prune juice.

twofalls Thu 04-Sep-08 17:05:18

hi there, I want to loose 7lbs-10lbs but just can't get the enthusiasm for it. I am going to a conference next week so probably not a great time to start but I might get this book.

Thanks for posting this - I am going to order the book and give it a go.

One questions - do you think its one of these diets that when you start eating normally again (and I mean normally, not excessively like I have been doing over the summer grin) you put the weight back on again?

Lauriefairycake Thu 04-Sep-08 17:09:21

thanks but still don't get it. Why add bowel movers (wheatgrass) instead of just pulping all of the fruit?

is it aesthetic?

<tries hard to make do with kitchen gadgets already owned like a blender and tries to forget she gave her juicer away emoticon> grin

spokette Thu 04-Sep-08 17:35:38

TF, from my perspective (and that of my cousin), we have already changed our eating habits. On this diet, I feel energised, alert and satiated. It shows that I don't need to ingest huge quantities of solid food. One of the things that Vale stresses about this diet is that it is nutritionally filling. Many people are undernourished because they don't eat enough of the right food in order to receive the amounts of vitamins and minerals that they need. Juicing provides these vitamins and minerals in a concentrated dose so that is why one is satiated and does not feel hungry (proper physical hunger, not psychological or emotional hunger which are entirely different and responsible for one putting on weight). Consequently, if one changes one's eating habits, the weight will not go back on. I will be eating much smaller portions from now on plus I intend to juice regularly.

LFC, I don't have the book with me at the moment but Vale does address that point.

twofalls Thu 04-Sep-08 18:23:46

thanks, will be watching thread with interest - have already ordered the book but was quite amazed at the shopping list on his site - how many apples shock grin

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