11-25-2007, 10:18 AM
I know that many people here do not count calories, but I am just wondering if there is a source where I can find the information. The reason I want to know this is for fasting purposes. A juice fast requires a large reduction in calories. A juice feast supplies many more calories than a fast, around maintenance level. In order to insure that I am doing a juice fast rather than feast, I'd like to figure out the calories. I need to have something with sugar every 2 hours to keep my blood sugar up, so I find that when I juice fast, it's very easy to end up having just as many calories as normal (or even more since juice is not filling). Programs like Fitday do not include fresh juices. I've tried searching the web, but I couldn't find anything. I have a couple books that include a few juices, but not very many. The only way I though of doing this is to look up the calories in the whole food and know that the juiced calories will be less because the fiber is removed. I am wondering if there is a formula for calculating the percentage of calories in a whole food that is juice. I guess that would depend on the water content of the food. Please let me know!