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A veggie here or there during a fast?

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Posted by Mbarajas04 on 3 years ago

I am sure this has been asked but can't seem to find an answer. When doing an extend juice fast, I know your body and digestive system go through a process for cleansing and healing. What happens to that process if you eat a veggie in the evening? Does the whole process have to start over? I know an actual veggie in the evening won't hurt me but is it better just to stick it out and complete the fast with juice only? I can be strong if I have to but if I can get the same health results and snack on carrots in the evening that would be awesome! Thanks!

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Replies To A veggie here or there during a fast?

  • Georgie

    3 years ago

    Great question! I look forward to nutritionist response. I can be strong too but seeing that I am committing to 60 days of Juiceonly it would be nice to know I can snack on some raw vegs in the evening. My only concern is that for me the chewing and eating aspect may trigger a binge! I did see an interview online where Joe talks about how if the body shuts off the signal that food is coming, it goes thru using the fat stores more efficiently. And since I need to lose almost 80lbs, I am using my juicing reboot as a kickstart to my weight/fat loss.

  • Mbarajas04

    3 years ago

    ok that is what I was kind of wondering. Yes I want to burn my fat as efficiently as possible and don't want any interruptions.

  • Georgie

    3 years ago

    How many days are you going for? Have you been Juiceonly for 14 days? I am on Day 5...so far not too bad. Does it seem to get easier?

  • Mbarajas04

    3 years ago

    I am in day 15- yes it gets easier especially because you start to feel so good. Sometimes I crave eating solid food and that's hard. Other times I feel so good I think " oh a little solid food won't hurt"! But that's a lie, I am only down 14.6 lbs of my 70 lb goal. I am using this as a weight loss tool but also as a way to change my really bad eating habits and have a healthier life. I need to change my mindset about food too. So I really need to persevere through the 60 days!

  • Dreiter

    3 years ago

    god your situation is exactly mine. Done with day 16 and down 17 lbs but have another 80 to go. I keep taking bites of stuff but no actual meals. Looking forward to the nutritionists answer

  • Georgie

    3 years ago

    I just sent you an invite to join my Group. I started it as a way to keep myself accountable each day with my progress. Our goals are so similar except you are 10 days ahead of me...I can't wait to get to a Day 10!

  • DrumMunkey

    3 years ago

    Can I join your group too? I am on Day One, but would love to hear your stories to keep me motivated. I am only committed to juice only for 14 days as of right now, but we will see. I do not know it is only 10:30am and I am freaking starving, so I just need to hear that it gets better. Tthanks!

  • Mbarajas04

    3 years ago

    What is your group? I do not see where I join- Thanks!~

  • jlynncooke

    3 years ago

    May i please join too? I need some support. Giving up coffee seems so impossible to me.

  • Claire Georgiou - ND

    3 years ago

    Hello Mbarajas04,

    We absolutely recommend having a fruit or vegetable snack if desired to help you keep on track. Some people want to follow the juice only guide 100% while others are happier snacking on whole foods. The most important point is to get in the recommend juice suggestions and make those fruit and vegetable snacks are light to ensure you get the full benefits of the reboot!

    Please let me know if you have any further questions!Keep up the good work!!!

  • Mbarajas04

    3 years ago

    jlynncooke the group is 60days! commit and persevere! Find us and you can join!

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