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Long Weekend Juice Fast

It is a long weekend here in Canada and I want to do a juice fast this weekend. Does anyone have any advice on what to do, what juices, what order, how long, what else to have? Any help would be awesome! Thanks!

Thu. Jun 29, 7:45pm

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It would probably be easier for people to give you advice if you stated what you wanted to get out of the fast.

Friday, June 30, 2006, 12:05 PM

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Don't do it

A juice fast is not healthy and will just screw up your metabolism. What weight you do lose from it you will be sure to gain back once you start eating normally again.

Friday, June 30, 2006, 12:13 PM

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yeah, i agree with the above. i think, although there are many commercial plans out there for such a thing, it's unadvisable unless a doctor/nutritionist is involved. your body needs more than sugar and the few vitamins that juice provide. i think a high fiber "diet" is better for cleaning out your system over the weekend-if that is your intent.

i'm not trying to preach here, just offering my opinion/support to help out. good luck and let us know what you decide to do, please.

Friday, June 30, 2006, 12:28 PM

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Oh my goodness, fasting for 3 days isn't going to hurt you unless you're already ill, v. old or v. young, dehydrated, or malnourished. True, it might not do you much measurable good in terms of diet. But people have been doing short fasts for spiritual reasons for millenia.

Friday, June 30, 2006, 12:39 PM

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most of the articles i've read (you can google fast/fasting) suggest consulting a doctor first. what is your goal in doing this?

Friday, June 30, 2006, 12:43 PM

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Give it a rest!

I've done several juice fasts, none longer than three days, just to give my body a rest from constantly processing solid foods. I wouldn't look at it as a weight loss tool, although you will likely drop a few pounds.

For me, I found that freeing my mind of the concerns about what I was going to eat and when was pretty liberating. The time I gained in not eating and preparing food was pretty awesome! I also tend to get a big burst of energy the second day, which surprised me the first time. If you have a project to do, it's a great time to work on it, while the rest of your family is eating.

Make sure you DRINK LOTS OF WATER! Your body will likely be getting rid of some junk you have laying around and you really need the extra pure water to help stay on top of it and keep your energy up.

Lastly, have a good exit strategy in place. If you go from juice fasting to pizza, your body isn't likely to thank you. Try starting out with simple stuff. Veggies, brown rice, fruit and work your way out from there.

Good luck!

Friday, June 30, 2006, 1:04 PM

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"give it a rest"
a bit rude. the op stated clearly that any help would be appreciated, and this is one posters way of trying to help. let the op decide what advise to take...

Friday, June 30, 2006, 1:13 PM

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I didn't think the 'give it a rest' comment was supposed to be rude. I took it aswas 1:04 pm poster's way to put a heading on her comment, which began by saying she gives her body a rest when she does fasting. I think all the comments on this thread have been pretty helpful, giving pros and cons to the fasting idea.

Friday, June 30, 2006, 2:57 PM

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you are probably right-my bad in taking that the wrong way...

Friday, June 30, 2006, 3:02 PM

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go ahead and do a juice fast if you have reasons other than weight loss goals...if you goal is to lose weight, don't expect to keep it off.

Friday, June 30, 2006, 5:01 PM

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