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Juice Cleanses?



So, lately I have been really interested in juice cleanses. But I'm pretty nervous about them because I have heard a lot of different things about it (both good and bad). Does anyone have any experience with juice cleanses? How did it go? 

Also- I was thinking of finding juice recipes online and DIYing it instead of buying them, does anyone have any insight in store vs. homemade juicing?

May 28, 2012 @ 12:45 pm

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The only juice cleanse I have done is the Dr.Burroughs master cleanse lemon fast. I've tried to attempt it many times and succeeded twice actually completing it.It is really hard at first you get dizzy but I was told thats the toxins coming out.Ten days is long but I sure felt good after finishing it.I really read up about it and talked to naturopaths before trying it to make sure I was capable and that it was safe.It is quite known in the health care field and highly praised as one of the better cleanses.

I've actually been wanting to try it again I've had the maple syrup in my cupboard a awhile now staring at me every time I ope the cupboard lol... I've been feeling sluggish and had quite a bad flu over the winter so a good cleanse seems appropriate.

I have not heard of any other juice cleanses but so interested to hear about others out there.I would say defiantly homemade juicing would be better.
May 28, 2012 @ 01:23 pm


Thanks for the advice! I've been watching a lot of youtube videos on juice cleanses and I've been looking at some homemade recipes for them. I think I'm going to try it out, but only for 3 days and if I feel like I can, I'll do 5 days. I don't think I will do 10 days though, that's seems way too ambitious!

In a lot of the videos I saw, the people doing the cleanse said they were very hungry, a bit dizzy and had headaches which makes sense when you aren't eating solid food with a high caloric intake but I think you do get used to it after a while. I will let you know when I start!
May 28, 2012 @ 04:23 pm

Not sure

I've been thinking of doing one too but I want to make sure I do one that's safe and also effective. The main thing that stops me from doing it is the fact that I HATE feeling hungry, dizzy, etc. I get so hangry when I don't eat!

It also concerns me that these cleanses do keep you hungry and dizzy. To me, this means that your body is not receiving it's needed caloric intake and your blood sugar is way too low. I feel like living on veggies would even be better - at least then you can feel full and get some nutrients.

My best friend tried one and only lasted like two days lol She said she just felt horrible and that she was doing her body more harm than good.

So I can't really decide if I want to do one but I'm interested in hearing other people's experiences and doing more research - maybe I'll change my mind!
May 28, 2012 @ 04:32 pm


To be honest I don't think I could do it again this was like 15-20 years ago that I did it for the second time.I just remember at about day three I got dizzy and I forgot about the headaches they were bad...I just keep drinking lots of water and I was on my holidays from work(so I wasn't doing anything physical so that helped!)

From about day three to Five I was like that then it stopped and I felt really good actually.I just kept thinking what I had read and was told that it was the toxins moving out of your body.Day ten was the best feeling!I then just gradually ate light foods.. Defiantly try a cleanse for 3-5 days and just keep researching online its so motivating reading about cleanses.


This is the one I did its been around forever!
May 28, 2012 @ 05:03 pm

Cleanses Juicers

@Beachbabe, I think your friend was right, it's always best to go with what your body is telling you.

I think that I'm going to try it out and see how it goes. I think I am going to try and introduce the juices slowly, replacing one or two meals here and there. And then try out for three days at first to see how I like it.

Does anyone know how long they'll keep in the fridge if I make them myself? I'm also looking into buying a juicer right now, does anyone have any suggestions?
May 29, 2012 @ 10:27 am

Good Luck Alex

Make sure to have at least 6 cups of water per day as well as your juice...Make up enough juice for your day I would try to only make up enough for a 24 hour period and not any longer.You really want your juice to be fresh.Try three days at first to see how you react to it...Be sure when coming off your fast to eat foods very gradually.As for juicers there are so many on the market I still have my old juiceman one....There are some that are dirt cheap but they really don't filter out the pulp as well and break down really soon try avoid those.You want a juicer that is going to with stand juicing harder veg like carrots,beets etc...
May 29, 2012 @ 01:01 pm


Thanks for the advice, it really helped! I will be sure to let everyone know how it goes. Hopefully I won't get too cranky and yell at everyone in the office hahah
May 29, 2012 @ 02:38 pm


I think your plan is a good one - at least you're easing your body into the routine rather than shocking it into a juice only diet right off the get-go. I think that should make it easier on you. Good luck!
May 29, 2012 @ 03:38 pm

Not For Me.

I tried a juice cleanse while on the LA Weight Loss program. I honestly didn't notice much of a difference what-so-ever, except for the fact that I was absolutely starving and VERY moody!
Jun 05, 2012 @ 03:47 pm

good and bad, I guess...

I was watching a while back when a naturopathic dr was on a talk show and he said that 2-3 days of the cleanses are okay, but beyond that your body will be protein starved. (I'm not sure if he said it would start consuming its own protein - aka muscle tissue)

They spoke to 3 women who each agreed to try on of pre-prepared juice cleanses on the market. They said they felt less bloated, but also head-achy and h'angry. Now this is what I remember of the show.
Jun 15, 2012 @ 10:22 am

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