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  • Favorite Juice? Mean Green
  • Food temptation? Cheese

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  • Does the hunger ever go away?

    Started by lobowolfpete, Last reply by steve0713 on 2014-04-20 13:27:51

    Number of Replies: 18

    I was inspired by Joe and Phil's story. Have had severe chronic pain for 4 years due to a 1978 car accident. 4 epidurals, every pain medication under the sun, nothing touches the pain. 2 surgeons 3 years apart told me the operation to fix it would probably kill me and to wait until the pain became unbearable. After watching Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead I figured it couldn't hurt to lose weight. Started juice fasting January 12. Immediately started craving fritos which is funny because i hardly ever eat them. The best way for me to keep the cravings at bay was to allow myself 1 dinner and 1 lunch a week. I implemented that plan after an 11 day fast in which I lost 12 pounds. Lost 16 pounds in 14 days. I really enjoy most of the juices (Tabbouleh juice is my favorite) and I drink as wide a variety of vegetables as I can. I am now 5 weeks in and have lost 30 pounds. A real bonus was the disappearance of most of my joint pain. the only problem is I am ALWAYS hungry. I can drink a quart of mean green and a half hour later I am hungry again. I wonder if this is normal, had hoped it would pass by now.

  • "Mystery" juices can be fun......or not

    Started by lobowolfpete, Last reply by bharrell61 on 2013-03-05 13:26:18

    Number of Replies: 4

    sometimes, particularly at the beginning of my fast in January, I buy produce in bulk. sometimes i just change my mind on what juices i am going to make for the next day. inevitably, i end up with stuff in the fridge that is going to turn. on those days, i open the door, start grabbing stuff, and throw it in the juicer and see what happens. Never bother to write down what i put in. Last night i started off making a second batch of mean green but instead of celery i used red chard. threw in 3 tomatoes, 2 cloves of garlic, and i think 2 beets. it looked really cool when it settled out and stratified. tastes earthy but i really like it. last week, on the other hand, the appearance and texture was like a janitor's bucket after mopping up a bathroom, only it didn't taste as good. You win some, you lose some, but i do enjoy experimenting.

  • My juicer broke

    Started by lobowolfpete, Last reply by lobowolfpete on 2013-03-15 15:12:22

    Number of Replies: 1

    I've been juicing since January pretty steadily. Was given a Bella 1000 watt juicer for Christmas. It had terrible online reviews but I figured I would give it a try. Love it! It is quick to set up, easy to clean, and juices carrots easily as well as kale and spinach which I understand can be a problem for centrifugal jucers. It developed a crack in the plastic housing which clamps down over the blades and pulp container. Lost the paperwork and went online to look for parts to no avail. Figured I would go to the retailer and see if I could get parts info there. In the meantime however, scotch tape and a dish towel did the trick......Until last night. A chunk about 1-1/2 inches x 2-1/2 inches blew off the top. Was juicing kale at the time. Holy moly did that stuff go everywhere!!! Blasted me like a mini machine gun. Still getting minute chunks off my glasses. Not to mention I have a full beard..... It's not ON the wallpaper, it almost IS the wallpaper. got on the knotty pine wall in the dining room about 10 feet away. The cat and dog thought the whole escapade was both interesting and amusing. And the ceiling......well luckily I am ripping it down anyway. Man that stuff build up speed in there. anyway, no worries. I will eat raw veggies until my new juicer arrives. Being serious about this and juicing a lot, I ordered a Breville 1000 Juice fountain Elite from amazon. Should get it Tuesday. Still LOVING this system, it is working for me.

  • Do NOT juice what you've never eaten, you could be allergic

    Started by lobowolfpete, Last reply by lobowolfpete on 2013-03-25 15:16:11

    Number of Replies: 5

    Been juicing since January and loving it. Last Thursday I went to a food market i had never been to before. they were out of kale but they had some really good looking swiss chard so i bought it. Now, i have juiced red chard before but to my knowledge i have never even eaten swiss chard before (never ate kale before my juice diet either). I made a mystery juice using the chard and other veggies in the fridge. The next day at work when i drank it it felt like acid going down my throat. thought maybe i shouldn't have zested the lemon i juiced. Anyway, i have had spectacular mystery juice failures before so i just powered through and finished it. later that night i noticed that anything i drank, even water, felt like acid. i woke up in the middle of the night in full anaphylactic shock symptoms. throat tightening, difficulty breathing, hives, swollen testicles and unable to urinate. Being a tough guy (read: idiot) I decided to go back to sleep. Saturday at work was brutal. Sunday i felt better, today i am still feeling it but am mostly recovered. I have very few allergies (not even allergic to poison ivy) but i am apparently allergic to swiss chard. Either that or it had one heel of a dose of chemicals on it and i didn't wash it well enough. the point is: if i buy something to juice that i am unfamiliar with, i will eat it first to see if i am okay with it. Frankly, being allergic to something never occurred to me, neither did the fact that juicing something you are allergic to is giving yourseld a concentrated dose and the results will be intense. Also, i am definitely putting benadryl in my medicine cabinet.


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