I am trying to lose the last stubborn couple pounds. The new steroid was approved for use in the U. The general product line produced by Vollara includes health products such as energy pills, weight loss supplements, air purification products as well as water treatment supplies. So for your suggested breakfast, you can eat the egg whites protein , a carb, and up to two fist fulls of veggies, which could include the pepper and leafy greens. About 6-ish years ago I bought Choose to Lose. I could never digest oz oz of liquid water or otherwise fast enough in time for the next juice.
Extreme Cycle Week three: Classic Cycle Week four: Easy Cycle Week five: For example, on today low carb , I ate oatmeal and turkey bacon, and for my second meal, I ate a kale salad with tomato, grilled chicken, and red pepper, with olive oil and pepper. Here are some healthy fat options for carb cycling: Any advise you can give would be appreciated. It might be a good idea to discuss this program with your healthcare team and then follow their recommendations as far as serving sizes are concerned.
Does the calorie for HC day is higher and low calorie during LC day? Lastly, how many calorie can i consumed during reward day so that it will not sabotage my whole week diet?? On the Turbo Cycle, women eat calories on low-carb days and calories on high-carb days, and men eat calories on low-carb days and calories on high-carb days.
For your reward day you can eat an extra calories over your high-carb day allotment. Hi team , I would like to know how a vegan and vegetarian can follow your weight loss program. I really wanna buy your book and follow but always stop my self only because I am vegerterian so m not sure if I will find meal suggestions for my self or not. Yes, there are some vegetarian options on the program, and you can usually substitute vegetarian protein options for meat-based options in the recipes.
Hi…I have just bought and finished reading the book and I plan to begin the Turbo Cycle on Sunday this is because I want Saturday to be my free day.
I work night shift 2 days per week, from 7pm to 7am. A typical schedule looks like this for me:. So, you see, I am having a hard time figuring out how to space my meals and when to eat…on Mondays my day is broken up into 2 different sections: On Tuesdays I am okay I think because I sleep for just one period during the day and then I am awake for about hours at night, so I can spread my meals out over that time.
Also, I have no idea when to switch from the low carb to high carb days…do I switch at midnight during an awake cycle? Or do I switch when I wake up after my longest sleep? There are tons of nurses and other shift workers out there that need to lose weight and that are confused by this…thanks so much for helping my create a routine that will work with my schedule.
I hope this helps — just do your best! Hi team Powell, thank you for the response. This morning Tuesday I finally dropped another 3 lbs, that would be 15 lbs in 5 weeks. My question is, should I reset my schedule starting Thursday back to low carb for 2 days then continue the week of as normal turbo cycle or, should continue the rest of this week doing high carb and reward day and start fresh on Monday? I really want fast results but in a healthy responsible way, I really want to see results.
My family just booked a cruise in September and is really important to me to do my best, But I have no clue what is unrealistic. This is so exciting! Whether or not you begin the Turbo Cycle now or on Monday depends on when you want your Reward Day to be. Hi team Powell, I have been on the turbo plan for about a month now, at first the weight was flying off and lost 10 lbs really fast.
I am pretty active, I go to the gym every morning hours then stay busy with activities with my kids. Could I be making a mistake or is metabolism slowing down? Any suggestions are appreciated, thank you! Your rate of weight loss can be different based on how many pounds you have to lose. The less weight you have to lose, the slower your rate of weight loss will be. Did you do the Slingshot Week?
Are you doing the weekly Reward Day? For veggies, they are optional with high-carb meals. I only have the latest book by Chris and Heidi. Can I use the recipes for breakfast, high carb and low carb meals in that book to apply to this cycle? Or do adjustments need to be made? If so what are the adjustments? Do I still weigh myself on the reset day or the morning of the last low carb day of the week aka Saturday?
Also should I do the slingshot every four weeks still? High carb day slingshot or slingshot with double the carb portions as in the latest book? One last question, is the last meal of my day always low carb when doing the turbo cycle? Or do high carb days end with a high carb meal with the turbo cycle? Just thought of another question. In the Extreme Transformation book, there is a list of the allotted calories for breakfast, high carb and low carb meals.
Can I use those allotments for the meals while doing the turbo cycle? Sorry for all the questions. The calorie recommendations are a bit different for the Turbo Cycle, so aim for these macro percentages: Are you able to tell me the calorie amount for protein, carbs and fat for breakfast, low and high carb for the turbo cycle meals? I just found the chart with the calorie amounts to make your own meals in the extreme transformation book easier to follow.
Really confused with the differences in all the books. I assumed when I finished the first 21 days from the Extreme cycle that I could drop into Turbo cycle by just swapping out two high carb for low carb days as it says in the extreme book.
Hope that helps, and please let me know if you have any further questions. Thanks for answering my questions, sorry for the confusion. I like to make sure I am doing things right. Been enjoying the recipes and have found this plan great so far! Meant to say Saturday is the morning after my last low carb day of the week.
Thank you in advance!! This Turbo Cycle does follow a two low-carb days in a row plan, so that might be a good place to start. I am doing the turbo cycle looking to lose 30 pounds then tone and lose the last 10 pounds using a different carb cycle.
I have a question about the macros, I use a food tracking app and it shows that I am always going over 35g of carbs on my low days, which is the amount I read in another article I should eat. I have been doing the plan strickt and I am still getting about grams on my low days.
Or is the other article I read way underestimating the amount I should be eating? Sounds like you have some great goals! Here are some percentages you can shoot for when planning your meals: I apologize if this has been asked already, but I was wondering if you have a plan for vegans? I really want to do the Turbo cycle, but most vegan proteins are also fats or carbs. Do you have any suggestions? There are some vegan options in carb cycling for proteins: Soy protein sources such as tofu and tempeh, and other vegetarian protein options such as hemp, bean, and pea protein.
You can find it here: And Chris and Heidi are working on a new app that will be announced in the next few months. On the Turbo Cycle, women eat calories on low-carb days and calories on high-carb days. Starting day 1 of low carb day.. I typically dont count calories, however when i do I aim for the calories.
I have preplanned my meals and have already tracked them and before adding in my dinner for the day, I only have 93 calories remaining to hit obviously after dinner, I will for sure be over calories; should I be concerned over this-i have portioned everything out? Here are some macro percentages you can aim for that can be a double check for your calorie counts: Desperately needing to lose weight. You can choose any of the cycles, but I would start with the Extreme Cycle http: And you can change cycles at any time also.
Hello, I have 2 questions. Say I cheat on a not cheat day, and am over in calories and my macros are all messed up. I am wondering if you say eat every 3 hours, but if I do that I will be over on calories.
When you have a rough day, just do the best you can to stick to the plan and begin again tomorrow. My husband told me I was not going to buy your book Choose to lose.
Boy was he wrong not only did I buy it, I read it and tried it. I lost 35 lbs and 4 year later I am still down the 35 lbx. I go to the gym 2 x a week and walk 4 days. I also work out at home with videos and in the garden. I am going to try the next step to lose the other 20 lbs.
Congratulations on not only losing 35 pounds, but on keeping it off for 4 years! I am so excited. I had a question about breakfast. Can I have a hard boiled egg with a carb as opposed to just egg whites?
Yes, you can have a whole egg as your protein serving with a carb and a fat for breakfast. Yesterday was my first day on the Turbo Cycle, so just to confirm, I can have a whole egg with my breakfast right? Thank you so much!! There are a few differences between the Extreme Cycle and the other cycles. Learn about these in this post: I work out 6 days a week, weight lifting and cardio. I track everything and eat calories a day.
I am not sure what else to do or change. Still the very basics. Does that sound right or should I adjust? Good luck — you can do this! I am just getting ready to try carb cycling. I got down to After a crazy few weeks with the kids, lack of sleep , I had some issues with sticking with my diet and gained a few pounds back.
I am still working with the trainer and feel like I can get back on track with the Turbo plan. I wake up at 5 am, and work out at 6am. I usually do a small protein snack pre-workout but do not eat breakfast until after I workout. Since you suggest eating within an hour of waking, is this going to effect my results at all?
I recently just bought your book, Extreme Weightloss. I have lbs to lose so I thought this was best cycle to use, but after skimming through the book I just got it today , I noticed it said the turbo cycle shows the fastest results.
Would you recommend me doing the turbo cycle since I have so much to lose? I am just over pounds and 5 ft 4 inches. How many calories should I shoot for to start out with. I have been doing the carb cycling and it is working for me but I am only pounds, my finacee is 6 ft 5 in and pounds. He is a very solid man just needs to eat better and tone up. Do you suggest he eats only calories a day also? He is a miner and I think at this calorie level he would be very weak and hungry?
The daily calorie recommendations for men on the Turbo Cycle are on low-carb days and on high-carb days. I have a question regarding fat in the morning.
Is this not allowed considering it is a fat? Also I am very new to carb cycling and am nervous regarding energy for my workouts.
I find I function at a higher level when I do not restrict myself to very low carb. Is this going to affect my workouts? I a looking to lean out to show my more muscle tone. I tend to do HITT workouts with weights, and sprints, and have recently starting to incorporate super setting weight lifting into my workouts as well. Which plan would you recommend to achieve my goal?
I was reading about both the extreme, turbo and fit. As a side note I am going on a vacation in May and am hoping for some major results by then, and then plan to ease into a more sustainable plan afterwards. On the Easy, Classic, Turbo, and Fit Cycles, you eat a protein, carb, and veggie for breakfast — no fat.
On the Extreme Cycle http: On all cycles, you work out at least 5 days a week, so that is taken into account for the meal plan too. I started the turbo cycle last week. I do crossfit times a week.
Anything I can do to speed up the process? I am on day 4 of my first week of the Turbo plan, which means I am on a low carb day! Normally on Fridays, I workout and focus on my legs and get a real good sweat session on.
Is it okay to still workout hard on low carb days or should I keep it low key? My name is Tiffany. I need to be in the range. I have recently been told that my blood pressure and cholesterol are getting out of control. Both cycles can work, and you can change cycles at any time! Hi, I have one other question please.
I have about lbs to lose so am very overweight. I have previously been using myfitnesspal which suggest cal a day for me based on my weight and height etc. For someone of my weight, would you suggest starting with the and calories or should I reduce my calories to those as I lose the weight? We would suggest trying the and calorie recommendations, and please keep in mind that some fitness apps will add back in any calories you burn working out to your daily calorie total.
Hi, my mom has introduced me to yourselves and carb cycling and I am just waiting or your book to arrive from Amazon. I am wondering if you can please give me more info on the Reward Days. From what my mom has said these are days that you can eat what you want within moderation but I found a video on The LIst TV that the two of you did and on there you suggest that you only have 1 cheat meal on the reward day. If that is the case, the other two meals of the day do they need to be based on the high carb or low carb guidelines I am looking to do the Turbo cycle.
For the Turbo Cycle, Day 7 of every week is a Reward Day, and you can eat anything you want up to extra calories — healthy, cheat-type foods, or both! I start getting really annoyed by having to maintain the slower speeds just to maintain that heart rate.
You might try adding some intervals into your workouts, and you can learn more about these here: I started the Turbo cycle two weeks ago and am loving it. I have the book as well, but still have a few questions. I know it say to eat calories on LC days and on HC days. For example on low carb days I consumed g of protein, 72 grams of carbs, and 24 grams of fat.
On HC days i had g of protein, g of carbs, and 20 grams of fat. I feel like this is incorrect and am doing it wrong, can you clarify for me please. To figure out the percentage of a macro in a food, multiply the of grams of protein or carbs by 4, and the grams of fat by 9, and divide that number by total calories.
If you do choose to use it, remember to count those calories as they can add up pretty quickly. Hi again Team Powell. I am a vegetarian that has followed extreme and turbo cycles. I am considering switching to vegan and wondered if your list of approved proteins only consisted of vegan protein powders, tofu or tempeh? Do you suggest either of these cycles for vegans?
I have been doing the Turbo Cycle for months now and love it! I am trying to lose the last stubborn couple pounds. What cycle do you recommend? I also have two nutrition questions. What percentage of carbs, proteins and fats should my calorie intake be in low and high carbs days? Also I workout at least 5 days a week and rotate between cardio and strength. Should my calories intake be net or gross of calories burned. Example low carb day — burned calories so I can eat calories?
The Turbo or Extreme Cycles are the best for losing the weight the fastest, so either one can work, and you can change cycles at any time. Any calories burned go towards your daily calorie deficit, which adds up to lost pounds. HI Heidi, My question is pertaining to eating breakfast within 30 min of waking up and what flexibility there is in this. I get up very early and go straight to the gym to get my workout in usually a combination of lifting and cardiovascular exercise for at least an hour.
What do you suggest to clients who train first thing in the early morning as far as nutrition goes when doing your turbo carb cycling program? Thanks for your time! You can get some great tips for eating and working out in this post: I love overnight oats and trying to make the measurements work. For carbs and 1 cup almond milk? Plus throw in a fat? I know 3 oz of protein is a serving please tell me approx how many carb grams to make one serving? For the Extreme Cycle, you do.
My nutritionist friend is actually who directed me to you and your husband for carb cycling because she believes it might be the best option for me. Now that the long explanation for my comment is out of the way hahaha… I was wondering if I would still be able to do my morning smoothie with my bit of fruit while doing the turbo cycle. I am drinking a gallon of water a day and working out everyday.
I do cardio three days 45 min. I need to only lose 15 or 20 pounds and feel really frustrated at this point. Anything I need to adjust to get better results? The less weight you need to lose, the closer you have to watch your calorie intake. Thanks for the quick reply. I forgot to add that I do my own version of the 9 min.
When do I see results and do I just stick with this turbo cycle for a month and try a new cycle after the slingshot week? After that week is that when the results will kick in? This helps to alleviate your risk of injury. Here is my carb cycling macros.
You can get some ideas of the daily macros we follow in carb cycling in this post: And your macros do depend on your goals — weight loss or gaining healthy weight. I have had the problem of my weight almost all my life.
I succeed to lose from that 35 kg 20 kg witch was ineradicable and the years went and all good. Today i standing on kg on my ,5 cm and im so depressed that i dont know where to start anymore, What i need to know is: How much carbs should i eat on my low and high carbs day and what about the calories amount, i have so many questions.
I live in Finland and here what i have felt the nutritionist arent that good, i have been 3 times and no help at all, thats why i would like to give this a try Turbo carb cycling. And then what about my work out days, when im i not suppose to lift?
I miss the old me when i had energies and life lust that I have lost. Can i find anywhere some male plan? I would be super thank full for your help! Thank you so much for your comment! You can get answers to all your questions in this post and the links within it: Is the carb cycling safe to do while breastfeeding?
I have a 1 year old that still gets breast milk in addition to solids but I would love to find a way to kick start some muscle. I have recently started the Turbo carb cycle, but am concerned that I need to tweak something. I just finished week 2 and have not lost any weight as of yet. Depending on how much weight you want to lose, your rate of weight loss can be slower. Also, are you drinking all of your water every day?
These are important for overall success also. Please be patient — you can totally do this! Thanks for the feedback!
I have been doing the reward days, but could probably drink a bit more water. Would it be beneficial to try a different cycle? You can do either, and you can change cycles at any time. If you decide to change cycles, you might want to try the new Extreme Cycle http: Another thing you might track is your sodium intake. Most people consume more sodium than they think they are consuming, and this can cause a slow down in weight loss too.
Is there a workout schedule I should follow? As far as weight training on high carb days vs low carb days and cardio other days, no cardio, etc? Any help or tips are appreciated! Thank you so much that does help! I just have 1 more quick question. My question is I tend to get up at 3am and get my workout done because I work early and my gym is very busy after work. Is there a link or something I can read on how to schedule my eating around early morning workouts?
I just ordered the book and cannot wait to start this program! Just do what works best for you! Hi Heidi, Love your book and this site. I have been researching carb cycling for about a month. Any suggestions on how to put together a daily meal plan for high and low carb days without spending hours on calculations for each food?
And when you follow these portion size guidelines, all your macros are taken care of. Chris and Heidi try to make things as simple as possible. First let me say you guys are awesome! Second, my husband and I are seriously thinking about starting carb cycling. We have been eating Whole 30 similar to paleo for about a year now and have had some great results however we have stalled out and have had a hard time finding a healthy way to eat for life.
I have followed heidi on facebook for months and had never fully investigated into their program until recently. My questions stem from switching from paleo based to this. On occasion we eat sprouted grain bread and brown rice that we like without any issues but we have eliminated our dairy intake to pretty much none unless we splurge on pizza. Also our fats of choice have been avocado oil, avocados, homemade paleo mayo, and almond butter. Im trying to figure out a way that we can follow both as close as possible.
Are we able to use the fats we like on low carb days or should we switch completely? I have borrowed the book choose more, loose more and still reading it. You can put your meals together using any of the foods in the approved foods list in both books. Here are some meal planning tips for the new Extreme Cycle that could be helpful also: And the fats you listed are also fats in carb cycling.
Hope this helps — you can totally do this! I need to lose about 80 lbs. Either one can work, and you can change cycles at any time.
However my main question is this: Or is there a metabolic reason for not having fat along with the carbs? Thanks for the info! Hi thank you for this amazing information. I will be starting the turbo cycle. One question I have is I lift heavy three times a week 80 kg.
What i want to ask is just having a palm size of protein per meal be enough? Are you doing the Turbo Cycle to lose weight?
Chris and Heidi have had clients who also lift heavy and who have also lost weight on these cycles. You might also want to look into the Fit Cycle since you do lift heavy or the Extreme Cycle. You can find these cycles here: Hi thank for the rapid response yes I am doing the turbo cycle to loose weight. But I am lifting weight to build my glute muscles so want to make sure that following the programme will still build my muscle mass if that makes sense.
I was thinking of doing the turbo cycle! Is there a number of carbs I should aim for on both low and high carb days?? Also, should high carb days be workout days? All your macros are figured out for you in the program, you just need to follow it! We try and make it super easy. And what works as far as working out is different for each person. The Turbo Cycle is designed for up to 60 minutes of cardio Monday-Friday, but do what works best for you!
I have been following the turbo carb cycle for about a month now and really love it! However I have not lost as much weight after the first week or so. I am a 6 foot tall woman and wonder if those same calorie guidelines of for low carb and for high carb are an appropriate amount? Do I need more calories because of my height? The and calorie daily consumption recommendations are general recommendations and should work for most people. You can find more information on calories in this post, and it might help you figure out what will work best for you: And remember, you can change cycles at any time, so you might want to check out the new Extreme Cycle http: I hope this helps — you can totally do this!
I love carb cycling and absolutely love love love this article, I am never able to explain to people carb cycling but this definitely helped. Im looking to change up my meals, do you have an example high and low carb days somewhere on your website. Breakfast within 30 minutes of waking: Basic Omelet with a corn tortilla to make it a wrap.
Snack 3 hours later: A protein shake with a portion of a healthy fat, like peanut butter, mixed in. Lunch 3 hours later: Tomato Basil and Garlic Chicken with a portion of olive oil drizzled on top. Sonora Cottage Cheese with a portion of avocado. Lemon Chicken drizzled with salad dressing. Denver Omelet with a portion of your favorite fruit or oatmeal on the side.
Greek Yogurt Parfait with a portion of low fat granola. Caribbean Jerk Chicken with a portion of brown rice. Protein shake with a portion of oatmeal mixed in. Dinner 3 hours later: Hi, I posted this once and my question disappeared so I thought I would give it another try.
Between turbo and extreme which offers faster results? Also which book is best to purchase for each? I find that on the low-carb days, I am very weak and it is hard to exercise even moderately I am on the turbo cycle. Should I have a pre-workout meal in addition to my normal meals breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, and dinner? If so, should it be carb based or protein based? This can happen for some people. And also- I left a similar question on your Instagram, Heidi- If I am turbo cycling, do I add in the new Extreme Transformation rules fat during breakfast on high carb and replace carb with fat for last meal of high carb days?
And get more info about eating and working out here: Good luck — you got this! Both of you are great inspirations — first for showing us true love and what good honest people look like when they truly have their best friend as their spouse, and second for the amazing inspiration of health. I am starting on the Turbo Cycle today.
I am finding it very difficult to find good resources through the book, or even the Vemma site. It looks like the app has been removed from the US iTunes store and finding examples for the meals and the workouts is not easy to find. Do you have any suggestions on where to go and get started?
Mainly looking for the workouts you want me to do and some example meals by the week so we can get them prepared ahead of time. All the workouts are outlined in the book, and you can use the recipes and food list at the back of the book to plan and put your meals together. I hope this helps — you can do this! I would just like to shed a little excess fat and tone up.
I know you have other cycles mentioned in your previous books. Would the fit cycle be better or even the turbo? Hey guys, i have another question for you. I was unfortunate to get really sick this week which is also my second week of turbo cycle. I had to break my diet just for the sake of eating something that would stay in my stomach. My question is do i start again on monday with first week or do i make some other arrangements? British Journal of Pharmacology. Houglum J, Harrelson GL, eds.
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So as long as you listen to your body, you will be fine. A enjoyable juice makes a huge difference. I wish you all the best Sarivette. Thanks Donny, your advice is most helpful. I plan to experiment with different vegetable combinations like you suggested.
I do enjoy a few of the recipes that you have posted, but they tend to be the sweet ones that one would consume in the morning. Try not to force yourself to drink them, start out making juices that you really enjoy, even if they are more fruity.
After a while start to use less fruit and more veggies. Your body will adjust. Beatrice, a Vitamix is not a viable option for juicing. Read this article for a more in depth answer as to why you must use a juicer to juice: As far as the recipes go, mix and match them anyway you like.
Let me know if you have any questions Beatrice. Hi Donnie, 1st day on juice diet.. So far so good. Can I drink herbal tea ie mango and cinnamon? Emma, congrats on day 1 of your juice fast! Herbal tea is great to drink while on the fast!
Try to keep it decaf if possible. Cinnamon and mango sound delicious and I bet make for a good tea! For example the 6 suggested recipes called for 8 apples where the shopping list said 24, and 14 cucumbers where 4 and a half will do.
Eddie, take a closer look at the plan. If you follow all 6 juices that comes out to be 8 apples per day. No need to sellotape them back on the tree. I think you are looking at it from the perspective of 3 juices per day. In actuality you will have between juices per day as you feel hungry. I hope this helps to clarify it up a bit for you. Let me know if you have any questions Eddie. Just have one question. Can I drink just 1 cup of milk with a little coffee in it in morning?
Caffeine is a toxin you try to rid your body of when you go on a juice fast. You can take tylenol or ibuprofen while you are on the juice fast. Once you overcome the caffeine withdraw it will be easy for you. You can do it Rati! Just choose any 4, 5, or 6 juices and everything is there for you to get started.
Have the morning ones towards morning, the lunch juices around lunch, and the dinner ones later on in the afternoon as you feel hungry. Everyone is different so you may only need 4 juices whereas some people might need 6. Let me know if you have any questions Angie.
After the detox , since you dont eat actual meals. Do you gain all the weight back? Cause I see this as basically just a liquid diet but when foods come back so does the weight. Also , be careful when you finally eat , dont eat like you normally would. You will have to find a restroom pretty fast. Not to sound disgusting , but im telling you that going from liquid to solid takes a toll on your digestive system. Eat light and eat right BTW , these juices sound better than the Oz detox.
Amy, if you go back to your previous eating habits, of course you will gain back the weight. Juicing not only helps you lose weight but helps you to get on a better diet once you are off the fast. Read through this article as it will help you to understand how best to eat after your fast: I just started on the juice cleanse! I want to use it going into a new diet!
But, I bought a juicer like you said, but I bought a citrus juicer… and I do not think this was the correct machine to buy… will this still work? Coral, shoot me a link to the brand and model of the citrus juicer that you purchased.
Going to give the 3-day fast a try. Daphne, congrats on 88 pounds lost. How long did it take you to lose the weight while on weight watchers?
As far as substitutions just take a look at the substitution list here: I am going to try this juicing fast but I have a few questions. I wanted to know about bananas. You do not have that listed. I have bought fruits and veggies but how will I know if I am doing it right or giving my body what it needs if I make my own juices. Can I do fruits without veggies in am and included veggies in afternoon and evening drinks. I really want to know becuase I am really excited about this and I would like to do it correctly.
I need to lose pounds and I need to feel better due to some health issues and I believe this will cleanse my body and give me more energy throughout my day. Thanks for your website it really has give me a boost reading others comments.
Use at least 5 or more ingredients. Make sure I use at least one protein rich ingredient kale, spinach, romaine lettuce, etc. Juices are at least 16 ounces. If you stick to that and have between juices per day, you will be fine Monica. Let me know if you have any quetsions. I am encouraged with this site. Im also a newbie starting a 3 day juice diet. I want to cleanse, detox and lose weight. I have lost 16 normally but would like to lose my last Is this a morning noon and night thing or is it every 3.
Can we add a protein drink plus less fruit if we want to? Judy, welcome to JOJ! You should have between juices per day with each being about ounces. Just listen to your body and have a juice when you are hungry.
If you must have extra protein then I would suggest only using a pure unflavored protein isolate powder to mix into your juices. This wont cause too much of a difference in your results either way. Hi, I am almost done with day one and I must say I have never heard my stomach growl so loud in my life.
I thought a monster was under my bed. I had to take a long nap to save the fridge from my hunger lol. I saw that you said we should drink 4 juices but you only list 3 a day. I am trying the 3 day plan to see how I do, I have pounds to lose and I am getting married soon How much do you think it is possible to lose while juice fasting? I am a judge foodie and love to eat…thank god for fast metabolism. However, I have a friend who is trying to loose around pounds and she was able to shed about 5 pounds in 3 days.
I wish you best of luck and congrats on the upcoming marriage! After you go through detox that will stop. Detox usually lasts days. There are six recipes for you to choose from on the list Ebonee. You should be taking in between juices per day based on how hungry you get. That will definitely help with your stomach issues. You can have whatever juices you want to try out too. Feel free to experiment! I just saw your comment about detox lasting days.
How do you know when you are out of it? This is the first time that I have gotten past a day. Your recipes are milder than others, which is helping me. I am down 2 pounds after the first day. Feel free to experiment with your recipes and try out new things if you want to. It keeps it fun and exciting. Congrats on the weight loss so far, you are going to do great Dave! Does it get easier? Mary, that dreadful feeling is because you are going through detox after years of your previous eating habits.
Give your body time to undo all that and get back to a healthy state. The taste will get batter as your taste buds reset and adjust. Meaghan, read through the site. I recommend you have between juices per day with each being between ounces. Norma, if you did that it would defeat the purpose of the juice fast. Eating any solids on the fast will work against it. Juicing works by resting, cleansing, and hydrating your digestive system.
Stick to the juice for a a few days and then start including solids. I just started juicing on Monday. Ok well sort of, I just make a mean green everyday and drink it. So Ive decided next week because I have a wine thing on Sat. Im excited to try this. Nikki, congrats on committing to a 3 day juice fast!
Try it out for 3 days and then extend it. Try rolling up your spinach or kale into a big ball when juicing it. It will help you to get more juice out of them. Give it a shot and let me know how it works out for you heather. It should work out fine for you.
Hi Donnie, I just got a juicer for my birthday yesterday, and I will be starting a juice fast tomorrow morning. I have been procrastinating this for a while now, but since I got the right kind of juicer, I am definitely going to start tomorrow. I am thinking I will start off with a 3 day fast, but my goal is 7 days, at the least.
I work hours a day, and my work day starts at 5am. Is it going to be ok to store my juice in the refrigerator here at work? And if so, what do you recommend for a container to put my juice in to keep it fresh the longest? Thanks for your information here and I will keep you posted!! Happy Birthday Tammy and congrats on starting your juice fast!
It will be fine to store your juices in the refrigerator at work. Just make them in the morning and keep them stored in air tight containers like mason jars or thermoses. Keep me posted on your status. Hi Donnie, thank you!!
It was hard the first 2 days, but i feel better today!! Last night was the first time I have slept straight through the night in a very long time!! Thank you for all the great tips and recipes!! I am going to move on to the 7 day, today is my 3rd day!! Congrats on 3 days and 5 pounds! I also noticed that my sleep patterns were much better than before my juice fast. Have an awesome day! I had been food tested last year and have cut out most of the gluten and dairy in my life.
Currently once a day I am on a protein shake of Brown Rice and coconut milk have been doing this for close to a year. A lot of salads with a protein for lunch and suppers. I have lost some weight, now I am hoping that this juice fast will kick start some more weight loss but most of all feeling more energized. I plan on being committed to this plan at least once a month for either 3 or 7 days. You have made this a lot easier than I thought possible.
Thank you so much for all you help. Just one quick question: I train every day for about hours a day, not all at once, anyways, would it be a could idea to start the 3-day juicing or no? If you want to lose that amount by the 28 this of this month though, you may be a little late in starting. Good luck in your tournament! Angela, there are 6 recipes and you can choose any if these for your three day fast. Hope you understand it better now. So much info to process I feel overwhelmed sometimes Keep calm and juice on!
Your body needs to heal during this time. Listen to your body and when it tells you enough is enough you need to listen. Like you said, keep calm and juice on! Thanks for the suggestion. But when do you think I can get back to running? Just depends on how I feel? I made the Morning Glory juice for my first breakfast on my 3 day fast and it is almost too sweet, even for me.
Heather, adding onions is a really great way to add some flavor to your juices. For the Bruschetta juice, start off with only 1 clove of garlic as it is strong. I was wondering about third day? The recipes are for three days Colleen. There are six recipes to choose from. You should have between four and six juices per day so feel free to have any juices you want.
Would adding an unflavored protein to eat drink do enough for me? Matt, you should be fine as long as you add an unflavored protein isolate to your juices and keep lifting. Kim, I come up with all my own recipes and plans. While I do consult with trained nutritionists, I am not one myself. Feel free to consult with your nutritionist if you have any concerns. Also, congrats on getting ready to start your fast!
Thank you so much for this great blog!! Townley, congrats on starting your juice fast! You can do this! Any problems with that? So I was able to convince 5 other people in my office to join in on the 3 Day Juice Fast Plan starting today.
We thought there was strength in numbers to help get us through the challenge and we based our shopping off of the shortened list provided on this page.
Buying and make juice for everyone was quite the ordeal which was made more difficult by the fact that the shopping list was inaccurate to the point of excluding 5 items completely and not having the right counts for apples vs.
Kurt, welcome to JOJ and congrats on starting you fast! Sorry for the shopping list mishap. I had edited the page a while back and must have clipped the list short when I re-published it. Thank you for pointing that out.
Keep me posted on your fast Kurt! Sorry lots of questions…but one more for the day…my girl friends are having a body wrap party…is it safe to do body wraps while juicing? Go for it, have a great time! And in making my own recipe what it the suggested amount of fruits and vegetables for each glass of juice. Hope this answers your question. I LOVE sushi my favorite food and after the fasting, do you recommend to eat or avoid certain type of food?
Or can i go for my sushi? Also, do you recommend the use of spirulina? Can I put some mint leaves? Spirulina is also a good choice and mint leaves are fantastic in juices! Try out all of those fruits as they all juice well and add a spectacular flavor to any juice. Half the fun is experimenting and coming up with your own recipes. Have at it and happy juicing! I just started a 3 day Juice Fast today.
How long after I drink that do i drink my breakfast juice? Right away or should I be waiting? Dan, thanks for your comment! I typically have my water with lemon right when I wake up. Then I go about my morning routine and have my juice last before I leave the house.
I will definitely be joning you on Monday the 15th. I have been able to loose some weight with regular exercise and a low carb diet, but seem to have hit a plateau. I want to start with the 3 day Juice Fast plan and see if I can finally get rid of these last pounds. Thank you so much…. Rebecca, you are very welcome.
I wish you and your husband the best of luck on your juice fast. I am wondering how one would do this that is in a car or office all day? I used to prep my produce the night before and place each meal in its own gallon size ziploc bag.
That way in the morning I just pulled out the bags, juiced each one, cleaned up and was on my way. Make sure you store them in a fridge and they will hold up. Mary, thanks for your comment. If your trainer has any doubts or questions just refer him to the site. First off thanks for making this site, it really is a good guide for those of us new to juicing!
My question is how much spinach do you use when substituting for kale? Maria, thanks for your comment! When substituting spinach for kale I find that I usually add a handful of spinach per two leaves of kale. You may add more if you like. What a great plan! My question is this: Can I just leave the carrots out of the recipe or should I substitute something else in its place and if so, then what?
Thank you for your comment Kathrynthemezzo! For carrots you may try substituting a fruit do to the sugar content. Or you could simply leave it out. But feel free to experiment and replace with anything you like. Emma, no you cannot use a blender. I wrote an article dedicated to this one topic because I get asked this question a lot. This would add fiber to the juice and take you off of the juice fast. The juice fast works by putting your digestive system to rest.
When you add solids into the mix you are kicking your digestive system back into gear. On the other hand, if you want to throw your juice in a blender and add in some ice it will work to make it a little colder and thicker. Just make sure you are making your juice in the juicer and not the blender! Only use the blender to blend in the ice with your already made juice. Any suggestions on which juices I should make to get a lot of energy? Thank you in advance, and thank you for this blog, been reading it a lot!
You should juice for a week to get the hang of it and then when you juice over the weekends it will be a breeze! Juices with oranges in them will give you some good energy. You can also substitute oranges for apples on any of the recipes and they will be great! The first three days you might feel sluggish due to your body going through detox but after that its an awesome feeling!
Have a great time at summer camp and keep me posted. Starting day two of my first 3 day fast. Not too bad until last night. A slight headache at bedtime but woke up feeling refreshed.
Like the energy rush from the juice. Congrats on day 2 Tim! You can take tylenol or ibuprofen if you get headaches. It sounds like you are having normal detox symptoms. Marcy, that is part of the fast. Linda, protein is not a problem. You get plenty of protein from your greens. I suggest you read more of the site so you understand the juice fast completely. Also, make sure you read over the Juicing FAQ I put up, it contains the most commonly asked questions about juice fasting that I have gotten over the past 6 months.
You can find it at http: Liz R, you can drink tea. Stay away from black teas as they are high in caffeine. Just remember to still drink plenty of water. Andrea, thanks for your comment. Yes, you should stop taking it unless it was ordered by a doctor. Hello, am starting the 7 day flush tomorrow was wondering are any of the other juices posted on the website interchangeable for the juices on the 7 day plan?? Also I work long hours so will not be available for each meal, do the juices keep well if prepared the night before??
Cara, congrats on starting your fast! All of the juices can be swapped out. Drink the ones you enjoy the most and feel free to experiment. I have a few questions…. Do I juice the beet greens? And do I juice the whole orange,. Kadi, you can juice the greens if you want to. I usually do not juice the beet greens. Definitely peel the oranges as the orange peel is extremely bitter. Melanie, You can make your juices in the morning and take them to work with you as long as you store them in a fridge.
Does this promote weight loss? Hannah, among many other health benefits, weight loss will happen if you juice. Some people want to juice for the health benefits without losing much weight and that is possible also. You have to define your goals first and then set a path to reaching them. If losing weight is a goal of yours, juicing will be great for you!
Hi Donnie, I just started juicing today…I have committed to 3 days but because today has been so easy for me I am thinking about going 7. Who knows, I may go longer. I know I can put in or omit anything to my taste. There must be a reason why you have ginger in a lot of the recipes, what are the benefits. Your web site is fantastic by the way, very informative. Sandy, congrats on starting your juice fast!
Ginger is a great digestive aid, it also helps to relieve tummy pain, nausea, diarrhea, as well as morning sickness and travel sickness.
Ginger is also a great anti-inflammatory and has the ability to eliminate cancerous ovarian cells. But it does have a powerful taste so feel free to limit the amount you put in. Glad you enjoy the site! Let me know how your juice fast goes! I strongly dislike several vegetables, two of which show up in almost every recipe I have seen. Try replacing them with zucchini and romaine lettuce and see how it goes.
Thanks for the ideas. Anytime Elizabeth, let me know how your drinks turn out. I was on a juice fast two weeks ago and used some of your suggested ingredients.
One was blueberries, unfortunately my juicer made the blueberries like a sorbet, Unless you have a juicer that can juice soft fruits, soft berries will be a problem juicing. Mcdoulble, What kind of juicer are you using? Most centrifugal juicers will juice softer fruits just fine. Found your page on Pinterest and boy did you come right on time I am not new to juicing started in Jan this year and slowly have lost about 20 lbs and I feel great , well with that being said I have 3 people including my daughter who would like to start a 3 day fast before going full speed ahead.
Dana, congrats on losing 20 pounds! Tell your friends to post often on the forum and get a group juice fast going.
It will be great for them to have a place to post and chat about it. Thanks for the comment and congrats on your juice fast!
Maybe you can join us for a group fast. How will it benefit my health for replacing just the one meal? Tracy, juicing only one meal a day will still be beneficial to your health. Thanks for the comment Tracy! Just started juicing, with my first one in hand as we speak. Im somewaht nervous about the headaches, but I know that it is just my body detoxing.
Also, Donnie do you or have you ever put an Emergen C packet in your juice? I did and figured it wouldnt hurt. You want to stay just on juice for the duration of your fast.
Let the nutrients from the fresh fruits and veggies do their job with as little interference as possible. Enjoy, and congrats on just starting!
I suggest you head to the forums http: I enjoy frozen fruit. Is it OK to use frozen fruit in a bag from the grocery store in these recipes? Frozen produce maintains its nutritional value but has to be thawed out in order to juice. Hey, thanks for the amazing information! I really cant stand celery, can you suggest an alternative? I was thinking of perhaps using avocado? Mhairi, thanks for you comment.
As a replacement for celery I would try romaine lettuce or cabbage. Either of those two would be great substitutions. Let me know what you do and how it works out. I plan to start next week. The gallbladder helps release bile for the breakdown of fats. The liver is what holds your toxins. Congrats on planning out your juice fast!
Now you need to start it! Post up a group juice fast in the forum http: