View Full Version : New to Juicing/RAW - want some advice
07-29-2011, 02:05 PM
I have been working out and into fitness and healthy eating for 11 years now - and never actually tried living a more RAW diet.
I do eat a lot of veggies, but also meat (chicken/salmon) ...
I bought a Breville juicer and am ready to JUICE!
what would you recommend i do as a beginner and also someone who is looking to peel a few pounds. Which juice combo?
Also how does it effect your working out? as i assume your caloric intake is drastically reduced - currently i eat about 1900 calories
07-29-2011, 06:29 PM
I don't know what juices would help peel of a few pounds, but I personally like apple and carrot juice and also something I call green lemonade it is 3 apples, 2 lemons, 1 cucumber and 1 bunch of kale (it's a nice wake me up in the morning).
As far as your workout goes I don't think adding raw foods or juices should effect it in a negative way unless you start to experience detox symtoms. Then you might have headaches or just feel tired and heavy bodied.
Personally I don't think getting 1900 calories eating raw is a hard thing to do at all. I put my food into sparkpeople the other day and easily made 1800 calories and I am not a big eater. You would be suprised how easy it is to get the calories on raw, depending what you eat of course.
Good luck on your raw journey and you can find lots of good help and support here.
07-29-2011, 06:34 PM
Raw is a complete diet. You will lose weight initially as your body gets used to the new foods.
You don't need the meat. Ditch it and try the 30 day challenge - join the current one and/or the new one which starts 1st August. You'll be glad you did :)
07-31-2011, 12:43 PM
That green lemonade sounds great - do you use the juice on the lemons or jucie the whole lot including rind?
08-01-2011, 07:23 AM
You peel if non-organic but if organic you can use the whole lemon~
08-01-2011, 10:13 PM
There are so many different juices you can make, it's difficult to mess up, if you don't like the way something tastes, just add something else to it. My personal favorites are watermelon juice, half of a medium watermelon yields about 48 oz. of juice, enough to keep me full all morning. Cantaloupe juice, and any kind of veggie juices with plenty of greens, carrots, and tomatoes.
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