I make a really strong effort to start every day with 30oz of a simple green lemonade (a head of romaine, 2 apples, 1/2 lemon). It kicks my butt into gear each morning. I would do it again in the afternoon if I were at home with my juicer!
question: if you have a vitamix do you need a juicer in order to make "juices" ???? I only have a vitamix and no juicer so I'm wondering if I have to buy a juicer as well in order to not make just smoothies but juices too...
You need a juicer.
Stina & Belledonna thanks for sharing your recipes.
"The idiot, who perseveres, is a genius."
The lady that's doing that 92 juice feast is using her vitamix and just straining it through cheese cloth.
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Britaniefaith, your transformation was awesome..
I need to loose about 50 pounds myself..
I am working on it..
Belleadonna and Stina, I have been looking for a juice combination
that would help me start working out again..
I lost 50 lbs going from 250 to 199 last year
however i was on a regular vegan diet and
i was not replenishing my system, so my workouts
wore me out.. I was doing 1 hr on treadmill at 4.5 mph
needless to say I quit, gained all the weight back,..
I have a jacklalane juicer, do you guys think this is sufficient
or should I move to a champion..
also what does this vitamixer I keep seeing you guys post on do?
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That's an awful lot of cardio and tough on the knees. Do you lift weights? I only lift. I seldom do cardio. I do almost exclusively carrot combos in juicing. I drink and 8-10oz glass before I lift for an hour and that keeps me. You will need to experiment to find out what is right for you. Some do better on a heavier breakfast. After I lift, I do another glass of carrot/whatever juice and maybe have a banana. That is all I have till lunch. Then I either eat alot of fruit or I have a huge salad. I usually mix romaine and spinach and put just 1/2 tbsp of olive oil and vinegar. Sometimes I add olives. On the side I have raw radishes, cukes, and tomatoes. For some reason I like them separate with no dressing. Later in the day I have more fruit and another glass of juice. For dinner I have a small salad and a small portion of cooked food; usually brown rice or steamed veggies. Later I will have fruit if I am hungry; maybe raisins.
Try and see what works best for you. We are all different.
I am sure that a Jack LaLanne will do. A Champion is good for continuous juicing but is way more expensive and a little harder to clean. I have an Omega that I like but its not too cheap either.
Hi Belleadonna, Yes I was also on a weight lifting routine.. and I was supplementing myself with amino acids, particulary L-Glutamine.. which
helps to protect and build muscle.. I did not have any problems
in that area.. thanks to the supplementation.. However I was physically exhausted because at that time i was not raw.. and I was not drinking
the juice combos as you have now suggested.. I think for me since I am a big guy.. I would probalby need a heavy smoothie..especially for the protein,
and combating my initial hunger that I will get when I move to raw and juicing..
I am going to try that green lemonade, and definetly be using carrots for my other juices.. you guys gave some great suggestions with that..
I have heard that carrots contain one of the highest forms of beta-carotene and vitamin a.. these are big time cancer killers!..
You can do all things thru Christ who Strengthens you!
Yup, it is loaded with beta carotene. It is a great cancer protector especially if you are out in the sun alot. If your skin turns a little orange from drinking the carrot juice, don't be alarmed. It is merely your liver getting rid of the toxins through your skin. Some people think that you turn orange because of the orange color in the juice. But that is not true anymore than you don't turn green if you eat alot of greens or broccoli.
Yes, as a male you will most likely need more calories before you lift. Just listen to your body. It will lyk what it needs and when. Good luck.
In America, carrots are the leading source of beta carotene. Beta carotene is the most active form of carotenoids, which are pigment substances in plants that can often form vitamin A. The major contributions vitamin A makes to the human body are to promote growth; for visual light and color; to prevent drying of the skin and eyes; for maintenance of the digestive and urinary tracts; and to enhance resistance to bacterial infection. Vitamin A has also been linked to cancer prevention. A deficiency in vitamin A can cause symptoms such as night blindness; poor growth; dry skin; and xerophthalmia or "dry eye," which can promote blindness due to a lack of mucus production by the eye. Carrots also contain the vitamins B, C, D, E, and K; the minerals calcium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, and traces of other minerals; and a trace amount of protein. Calcium helps to strengthen bones, teeth, and the intestinal walls. The high mineral levels in carrots contribute to healthy skin, hair, and nails. Carrots also work as a sort of cleanser for the liver, and when consumed regularly, can help the liver excrete fats and bile.
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