Does anyone do juicing?

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Klambert1
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   Posted 3/4/2012 9:38 AM (GMT -7)   
I watched fat, sick and nearly dead last night. I have been trying to slowly change my diet over the last few weeks and wondered if anyone does this? I am all for eating healthy. I have ate enough junk over my life and it feels toxic. I can just tell by increasing my fruits and veggies I have more energy. While I know this will not cure my fibro I think it would be good for my overall health and help me get down into a good weight level.
 
 

KayC04201231
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   Posted 3/4/2012 10:28 AM (GMT -7)   
I did! I saw that movie the day after cmas... I did a 30 day juice fast not because I thought it would cure my fibro, but because I grew up eating processed junk and I have never been in a state of great health. As in shape and normal weight etc... So I thought what the heck,nothing else has worked and it cannot hurt. I read that could have something to do with me getting fibro so fixing it has to help...

It has not cured me, it has made my symptoms less severe and I do def have more energy... I have a long ways to go (I have lost 40lbs in a few months) so I do have hope to be "cured" or have symptoms be so subtle I do not notice them lol but its going to be a long road to get there.

I also saw a movie called Forks over Knives and it had just as much impact on me as Fat sick and nearly dead. I am on a plant bases diet and I have committed to do it for at least 6 months. It has really not been that difficult. Its all about finding favorite meals to replace the junk and you only really need 5-7 and I actually have grown to love fresh fruits and salads... I am not having a problem. The juice fast did shrink my stomach so I do not eat nearly as much as I used to and it for sure broke my processed food addiction. I do not crave any of that stuff anymore and I did not think that was possible at all.

Good Luck, it has helped me a lot so far and hopefully will continue to as I "detox" more and get further down on my journey!!

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   Posted 3/4/2012 11:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Klambert.
 
Yes, for about 9 months, I used a juicer every day after work. Never fruits, or anything tasty like that. Heck, I could eat fruit all day long as it is. Instead, I just used all the veggies I would not usually take the time to prepare, chew, and swallow :)
Then I would chug down this nasty pea green looking stuff... like 16 oz of it. Burp. That was easy :) Really wasn't as horrid as it looked :)
 
I really did feel amazingly satiated, and had good energy afterward.
 
I only stopped because of the hassles / costs of always having those fresh veggies around, and cleaning the juicing machine every day.
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Now, you said > While I know this will not cure my fibro......
Well, probably not. But I can honestly tell you that going from the unhealthiest lifestyle one could possibly imagine, to a fitness freak, like I have, has reduced my FM symptoms by 95%, and knocked my chronic IBS into 100% remission.
 
Maybe I'm just the single luckiest case on the planet. But then again, I really am yet to find anyone with FM and / or IBS, who went from one extreme to the other, with the way they live > eat, and exercise < the way that I have, so I can't really say if what I have done would work for somebody else, or not.
 
I will say this; Had I talked to somebody with a story like mine 10 years ago, I think I'd have been willing to try it... or any other crazy thing, to eliminate the suffering I used to deal with on a daily basis.
 
Best wishes,
I KNOW FM sucks !
 
Fish
 
 
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getting by
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   Posted 3/4/2012 1:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a friend that juices and swears by it. She does a lot of carrots, beets and stuff like that. I have a juicer (small one) but am too lazy to use it. I get some juices at the store, but imagine that the ones we make are probably better for us. But it is a good way to get nutrients that would otherwise be cooked out of the vegies. Best wishes to you and I hope it helps you feel better.

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Klambert1
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   Posted 3/4/2012 1:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, thanks for sharing your stories. I did do "green smoothies" about a year ago and yes I agree it's a hassle to buy and keep fresh fruit and veggies on hand, esp when I don't work and the money is slim pickins' lol. I think I may go back to the smoothies, at least for my lunches. I would love to switch to all organic, my husband cringes when I say that word because he sees dollar signs then lol.

There are a few other really good documentaries on netflix, if you have it. Food Matters, Food Inc and this has nothing to do with food, but Maxed out was really interesting..about credit cards and debt..my jaw dropped when one ex credit card company employee said that they would actually shred checks or hold them so you would be late on your due date and be charged with fees.

Anyway I do have a small place in my yard that I will be planting some veggies this year. At least that will help with the cost, and it's organic.

getting by
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   Posted 3/4/2012 1:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I like to have a small garden in the summer. It is nice. And you know what is in your food. You know that there are no pesticides and chemicals. I hope that you have a lovely garden.

I hear that the juciing really does make you feel better. I wish you the best with that.

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grandmaroses
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   Posted 3/4/2012 1:59 PM (GMT -7)   
My daughter has been trying to get me to change my diet for years and I am actually starting to. I dug out my juicer and we went to the health food store and bought lots of organic veggies and fruits, it is a huge change from my usual diet. I am also withdrawing from lyrica and cymbalta and I think the change is good. I am only juicing for lunch currently as I can not do a total change so quickly but it certainly is already helping . My daughter is totally into you are what you eat and spends a small fortune on quality food, ethically raised, organic, raw. Her family uses her juicer constantly and drink at least 25 pounds of carrots a week.

Klambert1
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   Posted 3/4/2012 4:30 PM (GMT -7)   
WOW! that's alot of carrots! :)
I don't see anything with slowly changing your habits. I used to laugh and say my body is addicted to eating fast food when I don't have it I felt bad and after I ate it I felt good...haha. I think that was the caffeine in the soda that went along with the meal lol. You know we take care of our cars, change the oil every 3,000 miles, keep it in good running condition, but we use it to drive us through the drive thru at wendys lol...doesn't make sense to me. The car is in better condition than we are.

*Jaden
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   Posted 3/4/2012 6:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I got a juicer for my birthday the year before last. I was never able to use it because of the cost it would incur, and now that I am semi-stable I find out that I am fructose intolerant. I go on the 13th to see a nutritionist; maybe she will be able to tell me if theres some juicing that I can still do...
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sawa
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   Posted 3/4/2012 9:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree juicing is the way to go. I did it for about two weeks last year and felt pretty good but I hated breaking down the juicer and cleaning it after each use. I guess that was just laziness and if you really want to do something you have to do it regardless. I tried weight watchers and did well until our recent family crisis and then I ate junk and sweets again. So tomorrow is another day.
There is nothing you can't do if you set your mind to it.

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grandmaroses
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   Posted 3/4/2012 11:07 PM (GMT -7)   
My daughter has met a few people who are doing the gersens diet I believe thats the name that claim they have cured their cancer by following it. My daughter is not so slowly changing to the RAW diet and is coaching me to a healthier diet.

I am diabetic and just juicing for lunch regulates my sugar levels at 5.6 from lunch until bedtime which surprised me, she also sent me lots of info about aspertame poisoning as I was a diet pop addict and now I have stopped because of everything I read about this. The symptoms of this is very familiar with FM. Not saying that I won't have FM by quitting diet pop and splenda but it can't hurt : )

I am trying to get stronger for my surgery the end of the month, and as long as this works I am in.
Take care
Rose



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Fuscia
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   Posted 3/6/2012 6:14 AM (GMT -7)   
My husband and I started juicing several months ago- I'd say last summer actually. My dark under eye circles went away but it also drained me rather than energized me. We watched the Fat/sick/nearly dead as well. We started with the juice fast and went forward. My husband lost 27lbs. I lost nothing, not even water weight. That's a whole other issue though (thank you HGH Deficiency)

We have since gone vegan and he continues to maintain his loss and I continue to NOT. We still juice once in a while but to be honest, the cost of fresh and local as possible produce-(heck produce from the US would be local as possible at this point-good luck there lately) was just costing us so much $$$ We just couldn't afford it. I mean, do you know how much produce you need to use for two people to juice appropriately on a daily basis? Even when we do it now, on occasion, it takes so many carrots and apples just for two of us to drink once a day! That's trying to keep it cheap. We were doing greens like crazy. Actually, we were doing it all like crazy. Sorry but the economy has ruined a lot of things. As is, we're vegan as possible so I don't think we can afford eat AND drink our veggies. Prices keep going up, I got terminated once again for medical leave and no one is getting cost of living increases though the cost of living itself is increasing. It's nuts. sad
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Klambert1
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   Posted 3/6/2012 1:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Fuscia,
 
I agree with you, I don't think I am going to have enough $ to keep it up. Maybe if I at least do the green smoothies again for lunch that way I won't have to invest in a juicer. It's a shame we have to fork out so much money just to eat healthy. I am planning on planting a few things this year. I live in the city with just a small spot in my backyard that gets direct light. I wish we could move back out on a few acres..we had 10 before and I only had a small garden for one year lol...too busy with college.
 
 

KayC04201231
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   Posted 3/6/2012 1:59 PM (GMT -7)   
You should plant a garden. It helps so much and you can freeze it too to use in the winter. Dh has had potatoes in the basement all winter and they have not gone bad! Theres also fall crops (kale grows longer than just summer) It saves us a lot of $$. The inlaws have a 100X100 square foot garden and we all help maintain it and we have a much smaller one here for us. Saves so so so so much and the only time we need to buy a lot is winter.

Fuscia
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   Posted 3/6/2012 3:18 PM (GMT -7)   
A garden is a super great idea. I even took our county Master Gardening Program. My husband hates yard/garden work and right now I'm kind of out of doing it. BUT- i am hopeful that maybe by fall I'll be back up to par (if not before that). Then...garden on! wink

KayC04201231
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   Posted 3/6/2012 3:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I grow some things in pot! Eliminates a lot of the hard work and weeding! My mom grows tomatoes in a pot and she is always trying to give them away lol!!
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