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  • Jimmy

    13 hours ago


    I want to start juicing again before Christmas....



    Tough time of year to stay out of the weeds with all the temptations...



    Looking forward to posting on the wall...



    Jimmy

  • SunnyRain

    13 hours ago

    Hi Jimmy, welcome to the group!

    It's my second year when I'm juicing throughout the holiday season and I love the fact that it's the second year that I'm not going to gain any weight during this time.:) It's harder, I agree, but doable.

  • 4fasting

    13 hours ago

    Jommy ...Smart thinking, join us in Happy Juicing 2019....a very supportive and active group.

  • Leslie

    12 hours ago

    Yes there are many temptations this time of year as it is constant in the workplace and then you have the social side of things as well! Plan ahead drink juice before you go or bring one with you. You can often make yourself some tea at the hosts house, just bring your own.

  • TeaAffair

    20 hours ago


    Juicing newbie here. I have been following the 16/8 Intermittent Fasting schedule and have been hydrating on tea the entire time. I have had great progress so far (lost weight, lost fat percentage, gained muscle mass). I wonder how easy it would be to transition into the Juice cleanse or maybe my tea is enough (they're the best out there and the health benefits are truly concentrated)?

  • Leslie

    13 hours ago

    What type of tea are you using TeaAffair? And how long have you been going on the 16/8 hour fasting? and what are you doing when you break the fast for 8 hours? You could try juicing during those 8 hours and see how that works for you, and then if you want to end the fast extend your eating window. I wouldn't think the transition would be hard as tea is allowable on a juice cleanse. However if you live where it is cold right now it can make you feel cold drinking those cold juices, so tea is a great addition. When I juice fast I drink hot water with 1/2 lemon and ginger. I make Ice cubes some times with juiced ginger in the tiny ice cube trays with just a little of the ginger juice and mostly lemon. You can often just slice ginger into the cup and just allow it to steep in the hot water then add in 1/2 a lemon juiced with a hand juicer of some sort. Lately I have been having about 1/2 tsp matcha green tea and Earl Grey in a 16 ounce cup in the mornings because of the cold. I just bought a bunch of lemons so I will be drinking lemon ginger in the morning.

  • MrScience

    1 day ago


    I have been juicing since mid August, and even though I have not restricted my diet to juice only, I have had some success at losing weight. I have lost about 27 pounds. I have been very good at maintaining my exercise program of 20 minutes per day 3-days per week. I haven't missed a single exercise day for 17 weeks now. My blood pressure is perfect, and my lipid levels are approaching perfect. My doctor says "Keep doing what you are doing", so I am encouraged. I still find it difficult to buy all of the right supplies at the store. My 34 year old son lives with me, and he frowns on changes to my grocery buying habits, so that makes it a little harder to stock up on strictly healthy foods. This is where I could use some advice and support. I wish I knew some local friends that could go shopping as a team to learn better choices in buying only healthy foods.

  • SunnyRain

    21 hours ago

    I'm glad juice is improving your health and your doctor sees the changes as well. Keep up the good work! I'm far away from you - in Europe, but you can always come here to the group for advice and support. :)

  • Leslie

    13 hours ago

    Wow that is great, MrScience! If your 34 year old lives with you are you buying his food? If so maybe you can get a second refrigerator for your fruit and veg. I have mine in the garage and it helps, however we don't get quite as hot as you do in Tempe, You could also split the fridge in half and your juicing only stuff gets one side and what is shared is on the other, or if he is buying his own food split it into thirds the lower portion beng for juicing the middle split in half for both of your eating foods and the top for beverages. I know it is hard which is why I ended up with my own refrigerator in the garage. It gets hot here in The California foothills too in the summer however not as hot as in Arizona.

  • DiAnn

    11 hours ago

    Get your son a mini frig for his bedroom. And then raise his rent. :)

  • DiAnn

    11 hours ago

    I flew into Phoenix recently and man o man has that place grown!! Getting close in size to Los Angeles!

  • MrScience

    1 day ago


    The part of this web site that shows where people are in the world is broken because google maps is only free for a limited number of hits till you have to pay them. So I was wondering if anyone in this group lives in the Metro Phoenix area? I personally live in Tempe AZ and feel that building a local support group of people that can meet in person would be more successful than distant internet chat groups. I welcome the support of distant group members as well, but I don't feel a sense of belonging to a community nearly as much chatting on message boards as I do when I meet people in person. I have made several trips to the local juice bars to see if anyone is building support networks, but so far none have had any interest.

  • Leslie

    13 hours ago

    That is sad, however people also have busy lives, and it is hard to commit to a group outside of work, home &family. It is also holiday time and possibly getting a group started after Christmas during the New Year period would be easier. You can ask at the local juice bars if you could arrange to have a group meeting there, and put up posters, you could also try seeing if you spark interest meeting at different juice bars each week. Food for thought.

  • 4fasting

    13 hours ago

    Mr. Science....You might want to put up a post in your local health food store. My guess is you will have several interested at the beginning of the New Year. However, I fasted through Thanksgiving and planning on doing the same for Christmas. I've not only saved a bundle of money, but I'm sure lots of pounds. Good work on those 27 pounds!

  • 4fasting

    1 day ago


    Did anyone else receive a bunch of messages "would so welcome a juicing bud" in their inbox this morning? It was received from several posters in Happy Juicing 2018. It started with a Sunnyflower sending me the request, but the same request appeared afterwards from Leslie, Peter, DiAnne, and Lilly. There is so much spam on this board, I am more cautious than usual what I open.

  • DiAnn

    1 day ago

    The Inbox is weird. Always has been.

  • zeke8828

    1 day ago

    yep, they were there this AM. i choose to disregard & delete. nothing i can do about it. DiAnn is right.

  • iamFIT

    1 day ago

    Yes,it is annoying.just cannot trust this internet anymore.still i need the personal support to get better and juicing.my herbal mediciines are reduced to half.yaay, it got over, i was regular from october.now the fattening substance is off ,i hope the weight comes off. Have not been walking since the whole right sude of the baby is in pain.

  • SunnyRain

    21 hours ago

    Those messages were not harmful. There are two ways to talk to the group. One is to post on the group wall, like we usually do, one is to click on the "send message to the group" on top of the group wall and the message comes to everyones inbox. As do replies of everyone who replied. Like " reply to all" on emails. People sometimes don't know how to write the first post and mistakenly send a message to everyone. No need to be alarmed. I often send messages to individual people, when I want to talk to them personally and don't want to discuss it on the wall.

    Happy juicing!

  • Leslie

    13 hours ago

    everyone probably got the message from Sunnyflower, and you were the first to reply. Since she has not responded it probably means it was a desperate attempt to keep going and she failed, or she has no idea where to find responses to the message, or how to find the group again, and has gone on to other things.

  • SunnyRain

    13 hours ago

    I agree with Leslie, some people are not as familiar with how to post messages to groups like this and I guess she tried to message the group, the message did not appear on the wall and she thought it "does not work". And she didn't realize that she now has an inbox with 6 or 7 replies. It happened before. I really wish this site would be updated to a more modern style, but I don't think it's going to happen, because the amount of visitor is a lot smaller than it was a couple of years ago and they don't put so much effort into it, just making sure they delete spam posts. Well, still better than nothing.:)

  • 4fasting

    1 day ago


    Leslie...It can be but I also know this can also be the nature of the addiction to food. Or perhaps I am seeking the serotonin/dopamine that results from certain foods. Dr. Doug Lisle talks about this in his book The Pleasure Trap and he has coined a phrase for this event. I am beginning to realize if I can weather these storms, the addiction of the moment will pass. I can choose to react differently and not feed the addiction. I have never had a craving for alcohol or smoking, but it is a similar addictive pattern that can be overcome. Do I choose to indulge and feed the addiction or choose to jump off the merry-go-round and live through the temporary discomfort.

  • 4fasting

    1 day ago


    Peter, Yes, fear can be motivating. It is like you don't find light without darkness. Temperature can be cold or hot but is still temperature, just a varying degree on the same compendium. Perhaps another degree of fear would be enlightenment. But this is a hermetic discourse, and I'll stick to juice.



    Ugh...it is late in the night and I'm craving a sanny.. Where does this stuff come from....I'll take a few deep breaths and realize that this craving body is subject to my thoughts/actions. I'll go make myself a cup of hot herbal tea and let the sandwich thought become a faded memory as I savor every sip of my tea. I just came full circle...everything is mind, first hermetic principle and I thought I would talk juice and cravings. Remember Dr. Lisle talking about The Pleasure Trap during the recent iThrive series and how an overwhelming craving can return in full force out of the blue. That is my experience tonight. It is how we handle those cravings that will determine the success of our fast.



    I appreciate so much in my life. My puppy is wedged between me and my peacefully sleeping sweetheart. I am going to the kitchen to make a steeping hot cup of tea that will feed me and soothe the craving that is already slipping into the distant past. The joys of fasting, we get to endure the challenges that arise and learn about ourselves. Transformation and growth are the greatest gifts. Appreciate I have a venue for my ramblings, if it is meaningless...just ignore. Promise, I'll stick to juice in the future. I allowed this to sit overnight before posting, don't know if these ideas will resonate with my fellow fasters.

  • Leslie

    1 day ago

    I often think that those overwhelming cravings are a signal that we are missing an essential mineral or vitamin from our diet and I try to google search to see what I might be missing out on.

  • DiAnn

    2 days ago


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  • Lilly

    1 day ago

    makes my mouth water. NY Times had a recent article about how the government and some MD groups are overselling the flu shot's effectiveness. especially for those who are really young and over 65.

  • DiAnn

    2 days ago


    How do you juice your pomegranates?

  • 4fasting

    2 days ago

    Yes!!! Truth.

  • 4fasting

    2 days ago

    Hi DiAnn...I use a knife to peel off the hard outer shell. Then I cut the inside into juicer size pieces. I strain the juice three times, so the white membrane part is separated from the pom seeds which contain the juice. I add 3:1 oranges to poms as the poms have a slightly bitter taste. The oranges wipe out that taste. It is very refreshing.

  • Peter

    1 day ago

    I either use one of these,

    or I separate the seeds and juice them.

  • Lilly

    1 day ago

    yeah. i separate the seeds from the white membranes as these are annoying. time consuming but i luv their taste. stains everything!!! the gadget Peter uses is probably best.

  • Peter

    1 day ago

    It's actually not the best because you squeeze the white flesh with the seeds, and it is kind of bitter.

    The juice is way better when it's only made from the seeds.

  • Peter

    1 day ago

    But it is really fast, easy,and you can use it to juice citrus fruit as well:)

  • Leslie

    1 day ago

    Make a thin slice all the way around the middle of the pom making sure not to nich the fruit, grasp and twist open then hold the opening over a bowl and hit the shell with a wooden or metal spoon, the seeds will fall right out in a matter of seconds. I found this link on Youtube to show you how to open a pomegranate

  • DiAnn

    1 day ago

    I couldn't remember if I juiced the whole thing. I do remember making a big mess. I watched a few videos but they were all different.

  • SunnyRain

    1 day ago

    I love pomegranates, we have a lot pomegranates trees at my parents place. I start the same way as Leslie, I gently open the pomegranate into halves and then into smaller pieces - quarters or more if I can. Then I submerge the fruit and my hands into a bowl filled with water and I start to remove the seeds from the hard skin. Seeds fall on the bottom, yet all the white parts flow on the top and you can remove them easily. And there are no pomegranate stains all over my kitchen.

  • iamFIT

    1 day ago

    Happy juicers,I think i am the lazy bum here.i simply cut it half,remove it,the skin,and simply put it in smoothie maker,even the seeds get juiced ,then a filter.it has a taste i simply drink.it is good to inprove RBC,red blood cells.

  • Leslie

    2 days ago


    Good morning Happy Juicers. I went off plan yesterday with the food, and so today I am planning to juice, I have 2 juicing bundles to make up from Friday's Farm Fresh delivery. I have 2 parties to attend one tomorrow and the next Wednesday, both are in the afternoon so I will bring my juice to both, no one will notice I am sure as we are doing some activities at each party, and everyone will be busy making whatever they chose (not food related), and the second is more about genealogy. I will be getting help to fill out my paperwork to become a member of the DAR. Today I plan to get my run in, juice then write my Christmas card letter so that I can get those cards in the mail.

  • DiAnn

    2 days ago

    DAR, how far do you go back?

  • Peter

    1 day ago

    I didn't even hear about DAR until just now:(

    Sounds like a really interesting endeavor.

  • Leslie

    1 day ago

    They also have a SAR out there which has way less requirements for proving your ancestry than DAR does. I have to have documents for the first 3 generations, myself, my parents, and my grandparents. My Aunt Jane had all of my grandmothers things but she refused to give me copies. She says she is afraid at current times that these organizations could be targeted, so I had to call around to places to find if they had documents. My great grandfather died at the age of 29, he was hit by a train while working on the railroad in New York. So I called and was able to get his death certificate. I have a book that details some information about my family that an Aunt found at a garage sale in N.Y, it belonged to a family historian. I borrowed the book and then one of the DAR members found that same book here in my town! What a coincidence, and it was number 2 printed. People had their own books printed back in those days. My patriot is William Stoutenburgh Jr. His father also served in the revolution the service records for the 4th regiment were destroyed, however I found land Bounty rights published in the New York military archives, that prove he served in that regiment. It takes a lot of searching, I just started out searching the family history. My family came over very early, in fact one ancestor married a woman who came over on the Mayflower. I am not a direct descendant from her line though as when she died he remarried and I am descended from the new wifes line. I have traced my line back in Belgium on my grandmothers side to the 1500's, from there we are descendants of royalty. At the time it was in upheaval and people were scattered due to religious belief, and persecution. I haven't been working on it for several months now due to my obligations at home and in traveling to help take care of my parents, and MIL, I would like to get it done, because I find the research fun, you can find interesting things about people. I never thought I would find what I did, my grandmother also said we were descendants of Pocahontas who married John Rolfe, I have not been able to find a connection and my other grandmother claimed that Kit Carson was an ancestor, He only had one caucasian wife and then 8 (I think) Indian wives so I find that t be doubtful, though she is a Carson from the same town as Kit, they may have been distant relatives. One thing that surprised me is that Davy Crockett came up in my search because Rebecca Crockett his mother is an ancestor though we are not descended through Davy's line.

  • DiAnn

    1 day ago

    WoW! that's cool! It's amazing you can find that much info from that far back. I've never looked anything up about my family. I'm 4th generation born here in the US. Everybody else was from Ireland & Wales.

    Think I'll go juice me a potato today. :)

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