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Vegetable Juice Fasting

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 22, 2012 at 5:26 AM

Hi all, just curious as to what the difference of GREEN juice fasting (no fruits) versus fat fasting...? Would it provide the same fat loss results? I've heard great things about people doing juice fasts and keeping the weight off long term as long as their diet afterward was something nutritious and not SAD. (assuming something like paleo would do the trick). I want to lose some weight for an event coming up in a month but the fat fasts make me nauseous. I know I can lose weight just eggs, raw veggies, salads, meat and avocado, coconut oil/butter, but it takes like 5 months to lose 25 pounds. Which I know is more worth it, but i'm just curious to this whole vegetable juicing thing. Has anyone juice fasted before and kept the weight off strict paleo?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on September 23, 2012
at 08:18 PM

You will lose muscle doing water fasts. Bad idea.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on September 23, 2012
at 06:37 PM

Well I'm not obese i don't think so I don't think loose skin would be an issue, I've just eaten some non paleo foods lately and put on some weight :/ Just looking to lose 15 lbs. Even if the juice fast doesn't totally keep it off and I only lose 10, I feel like that would help me along to better transition back into strict paleo. 5"1 and a half, 127 lbs mehh makes me sad to write.

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on September 23, 2012
at 06:56 AM

Has HappyNow said "Even if you do lose a bit of weight, it takes a long, long time for the skin to reel back in, and the extra jiggle can just look like more fat." So there's no point. It's better to aim for long term results. Have you done a juice fast before? 2 weeks will be quite intense, do keep that in mind. And as you mentioned 3, 100 calorie drinks is way too less.

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on September 22, 2012
at 04:28 PM

Just to clarify I meant THREE, 100 calore drinks a day (totaling 300) haha definitely not 3,300. Just don't want that to be misread

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on September 22, 2012
at 03:31 PM

Hi crightfunnylol! I totally agree with you and I have done waterfasts before, but am looking for something a little bit easier this time. Even if it takes a little longer... I would imagine it would still provide results. I mean 3, 300 calorie green drinks a day HAS to result in bodyfat loss at some point, and green drinks really fill me up, and I would be happy knowing I was still getting some vitamins.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on September 22, 2012
at 02:44 PM

haha pushups! Okay I will try some of those too :-) thank youu!

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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at 02:44 PM

hmmm okay thank you for your feedback! Even if one did like a 2 week juice fast, you think the weight would be put right back on? I would think when breaking a fast, if broken properally, that 5 lbs at the most of the natural water weight would be put back on, but that the rest can be kept off if you eat normal afterward? Hm I totally hear your point, I'm just curious. Thank you!!

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98266ae0c87836d4bb714b6d31cacbf9

on September 22, 2012
at 06:25 AM

Juice fasting IMO is pointless and it tastes gross. I tried it for 5 days, lost quite a lot of weight. I put it back on in a week. I was anyway eating strict paleo at that time just wanted to experiment. Eventually did lose the excess weight gradually and it has been so easy to maintain.

Don't juice fast, 25 pounds in 5 months is great. Be patient, losing a few pounds will not make that much of a difference for the event. Plus the juice fast could back fire and you might binge.

Anyway this is my take on it, if you want to do the fast go ahead. It is not easy and neither is it healthy.

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C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on September 22, 2012
at 02:44 PM

hmmm okay thank you for your feedback! Even if one did like a 2 week juice fast, you think the weight would be put right back on? I would think when breaking a fast, if broken properally, that 5 lbs at the most of the natural water weight would be put back on, but that the rest can be kept off if you eat normal afterward? Hm I totally hear your point, I'm just curious. Thank you!!

98266ae0c87836d4bb714b6d31cacbf9

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on September 23, 2012
at 06:56 AM

Has HappyNow said "Even if you do lose a bit of weight, it takes a long, long time for the skin to reel back in, and the extra jiggle can just look like more fat." So there's no point. It's better to aim for long term results. Have you done a juice fast before? 2 weeks will be quite intense, do keep that in mind. And as you mentioned 3, 100 calorie drinks is way too less.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

(753)

on September 23, 2012
at 06:37 PM

Well I'm not obese i don't think so I don't think loose skin would be an issue, I've just eaten some non paleo foods lately and put on some weight :/ Just looking to lose 15 lbs. Even if the juice fast doesn't totally keep it off and I only lose 10, I feel like that would help me along to better transition back into strict paleo. 5"1 and a half, 127 lbs mehh makes me sad to write.

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on September 22, 2012
at 07:07 AM

For events happening in the near future, Spanx and spa treatments will get you better results than a juice fast. Even if you do lose a bit of weight, it takes a long, long time for the skin to reel back in, and the extra jiggle can just look like more fat.

Eating well will give a glow that will draw people in regardless of your overall BMI. Being on a restrictive diet will just make you grumpy, spacey, and tired, which I'm guessing isn't the air you want to project at the event.

Doing pushups right before the event will give your arms extra tone for about 4 hours. Plank exercises, pilates, or crunches right beforehand can give you better posture too, just standing up straight easily takes the look of 10 lbs. off.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on September 22, 2012
at 02:44 PM

haha pushups! Okay I will try some of those too :-) thank youu!

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on January 27, 2013
at 09:42 AM

I'm on day 3 of a juice fast. It's easy. But make sure you have predominantly green vegetable juice. It fills you up for longer and has less sugar than pure fruit juices so you don't get a slump afterwards. Also try and keep your red and green ingredients separate otherwise your juice will be a brown colour which isn't as appetising as a beautiful red or green juice. Half a peeled lemon or lime cuts through the vegetable juice to make it more delicious, mint is really good, celery and cucumber are very mild and take other flavours well eg mint, apple or citrus. I don't know how it will be after the juice fast with weight gain but I suspect like everything it depends how good the diet you're returning to is and the amount of exercise you take. Generally half the plate filled with raw vegetables with minimal dressing is good, NO soda - just water or herbal tea and at least a 20 minute walk each day should see you right. And my own fail safe weight loss tip is to keep the tv turned off - its a time waster, an eating prompter and dumbs people down! Good luck!

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on September 23, 2012
at 08:22 PM

Firstly, unless you have a great diet which is a "just part of my life" as soon as you get done with whatever extreme weight loss thing you do it will just come back and because of muscle loss you will gain back more.

I did 1 month of PSMF after I hurt my shoulder and couldn't lift for a while just to be productive and it was miserable and hard but ultimately effective with 20lbs of fat loss in 1 months. For all that I did lose some muscle still.

If you do something retarded like water fasts you will lose muscle. If you juice fast you will compound the damage as you will kick yourself out of ketosis and be stuck in a sugar burning mode. Green juice fast...you'll be doing a water fast while wasting lots of veggies your body doesn't need.

Just get on a good, healthy Paleo diet. Keep your protein at 30-40% of calories and lift weights 3x a week and you will drop plenty of weight and develop a lifestyle that is sustainable.

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on September 22, 2012
at 03:27 PM

imo, water fast are by far, the best way to lose bodyfat, js

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on September 22, 2012
at 03:31 PM

Hi crightfunnylol! I totally agree with you and I have done waterfasts before, but am looking for something a little bit easier this time. Even if it takes a little longer... I would imagine it would still provide results. I mean 3, 300 calorie green drinks a day HAS to result in bodyfat loss at some point, and green drinks really fill me up, and I would be happy knowing I was still getting some vitamins.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

(753)

on September 22, 2012
at 04:28 PM

Just to clarify I meant THREE, 100 calore drinks a day (totaling 300) haha definitely not 3,300. Just don't want that to be misread

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on September 23, 2012
at 08:18 PM

You will lose muscle doing water fasts. Bad idea.

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