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To Juice... Or not to juice

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 03, 2012 at 1:14 AM

Hey everyone,

I have been thinking about staring green juicing and I know there are mixed feelings on this in the paleo community. I have been paleo for about 6 months and don't plan on going back to the dark side. Over the past 18 months I have lost 40 lbs but really haven't budged to much in weight since I started paleo and I lift and do cardio (usually sprinti g)at least 4 days a week. I'm just looking for a way to shock my body and give it a kick start so to speak.

Does anyone incorporate green juicing into their daily regiment or perhaps has tried a juice fast? What was your experience and thoughts on juicing?

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on December 05, 2012
at 05:08 PM

Thanks for the reply. Ill have to look google that women.

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on December 03, 2012
at 05:56 AM

Yea I don't usually worry about it being palatable flavor-wise... but I always add half an avocado for the emulsified texture. Otherwise the veggies tend to stay separate from the water, like mulch.

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on December 03, 2012
at 05:20 AM

Maybe I'll just throw in a juice from time to time for a vitiam boost.

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on December 03, 2012
at 05:19 AM

Thanks for the feedback.

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on December 03, 2012
at 05:11 AM

+1, I prefer blending to juicing. Kale + Spinach + (ingredient to make it palatable).

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on December 03, 2012
at 01:20 AM

Try it. I have a juicer but it gets messy.

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on December 03, 2012
at 01:24 AM

I love making juices. Just use more veggies than sugary fruits. However, a "juice fast" is almost certainly a very bad idea.

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on December 03, 2012
at 03:49 PM

I think you have to not worry so much about what is "paleo" and do what works for your body. I consider myself paleo/primal. But I don't concern myself with what is and isn't okay in the paleo community. I just try to live by those principles.

With that said, I also am very interested in juicing. I think there is tremendous healing power from juicing and making concentrated fruit/vegetable drinks. You're just receiving so many more nutrients that way. I would suggest you keep eating paleo and maybe juice one or twice a week to up your nutrient intake. I know that even though I try and follow a paleo diet, that I'm still not eating enough fruits and vegetables, most people aren't. And juicing could be a great way to supplement.

But I agree with another comment, I do think it's very expensive so you just have to weigh the pros and cons. I think its really good for your skin as well which is why I'm interested in doing it.

There is a ton of evidence of people who juice and healed their bodies or who are in fantastic health. There is a documentary on juicing called, "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead." That I really like. Plus have you ever seen that article of the 70 year old woman who looks like she's 40. She juices fruits and vegetables and seems to be in excellent health. Google it. It's kind of amazing.

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on December 05, 2012
at 05:08 PM

Thanks for the reply. Ill have to look google that women.

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on December 03, 2012
at 02:49 AM

I went on a bit of juicing craze earlier this year and found myself forking out more money to buy twice the number of vegetables/fruit every week to only be left unsatisfied and hungry still. Eating whole foods is important for providing not only nutrition but also satiety. Yes, they made me feel good drinking them, but I got sick of buying so many ingredients to satisfy the daily juice (which wasn't satisfying me!). Adding some form of fat might of helped with this though.

I still might do a juice here and there if I have vegies I need to use up or if I feel the need for an extra vitamin kick so it might be benefiical if that's what you're after. But I wouldn't rely on them for meal replacement or anything.

1998dc6dfca5dd49efd39dfcf6c23760

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on December 03, 2012
at 05:20 AM

Maybe I'll just throw in a juice from time to time for a vitiam boost.

1998dc6dfca5dd49efd39dfcf6c23760

(33)

on December 03, 2012
at 05:19 AM

Thanks for the feedback.

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Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

on December 03, 2012
at 01:55 AM

It just seems like such a waste. Try using a 1000 watt blender and making drinkable purees (smoothies, shakes, whatever you call it).

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

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on December 03, 2012
at 05:56 AM

Yea I don't usually worry about it being palatable flavor-wise... but I always add half an avocado for the emulsified texture. Otherwise the veggies tend to stay separate from the water, like mulch.

06ca9c524c28bc3fba95d4d90f8f43c6

on December 03, 2012
at 05:11 AM

+1, I prefer blending to juicing. Kale + Spinach + (ingredient to make it palatable).

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on December 03, 2012
at 10:53 AM

I love juicing. I find I can eat root veg just fine (carrots, swedes, turnip, beets, potato etc), but such a lot of "green" veg seems to go straight through me - too much fibre? It is just so INCONVENIENT!! Gives me symptoms of IBS D.

So using a juicer allows me to get all the minerals and vitamins from green veg without most of the fibre. Which goes into my compost bin so I get to eat it again, in effect!

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on December 03, 2012
at 04:19 AM

I have tried juicing and it turned out to be a very bad experience. I would get sick each time I had juice. Still have no idea why that was. My gastric erosion? Food sensitivities? FODMAPS in juice? I am lost.

It felt great in the beginning, but eventually I got really sick on juices so... I always trust my body in terms of food. I believe that there is something in juice that my body just cannot handle. Not sure what it is, but it is there for sure.

Try it but if you feel worse - stop doing it.

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