View Full Version : Sorry . . . more questions about juice feasting . . .
06-16-2008, 01:28 AM
When you break a juice feast that you've been on for a while (say, 30 days) and start eating solid food again, how does this affect your system in regards to your weight? Will you inevitably gain back some of the weight you lost?? Or will you maintain your weight loss and be able to lose more once you start eating solid food? How does this work? Does your body require fewer calories after a juice feast?? So many questions, I'm sorry. I just don't know of any reliable source that answers these questions. I'll go to the juice feasting website again and see if I missed something. TIA
06-16-2008, 08:24 AM
your body will require fewer calories because it will be more efficient - your cells will be cleaner and will be able to assimilate what you take in better. if you go back to a SAD diet after a juice feast you will almost undoubtedly gain the weight back. if you go back to a gourmet nut-heavy raw diet (that is to say all meals nut heavy - the occasional gourmet raw meal should be fine) you'll probably gain.
go to juicefeasting.com; best protocol is to follow their "four means to get your greens" and move into a really greens-heavy raw diet.
your body starts to want different things after a while, though. i don't know if 30 days is long enough to produce true cravings but i'll let you know when i get there.
06-16-2008, 08:52 AM
I lost weight when I broke my fast and continued to lose for a month afterward. I required and craved a lot less food/calories. All I wanted was produce, no gourmet raw, and found myself easily sustained on about 800 calories a day. After a while I went back to eating gourmet raw foods and nuts/ seeds and gained the weight back over a period of time. This time around I will try to eat much less nut-heavy dishes.
Nurse in the Raw
06-16-2008, 04:57 PM
I have had the same experience. As soon as I was done with the fast and started eating heavy raw foods, I gained a little weight but over a longer period of time AND I was not exercising. This time (after my fast) I am going to do smoothies for breakfast and lunch and a salad for dinner. I am also exercising Mon-Fri (weight training and elliptical) while I am juice fasting so I know once I add raw foods back I will have even more stamina and I won't gain the weight back. This time I have a plan, where last time I was just winging it. Live and learn.
06-17-2008, 02:38 AM
Thanks, everyone. I really appreciate your responses.
06-17-2008, 01:54 PM
may i chime in?
in my shorter fasts... 8 or 9 days, i released weight and then continued to release more weight afterwards. this is because i had a lot to release!
a few months ago, i did one and i gained back about 8 pounds. i figure much of that is stool... as my belly wasn't 'flat' anymore once i started eating. and i eat a LOT of greens.
so, i think everyone's experience is different depending on their body/health/weight/diet.
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