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So my trainer told me to do juicing three days a week! Any thoughts ?
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Nothing wrong with juicing but I think you get more benefit from eating the whole fruit/vegetable plus you really need to watch cals and sugar with juicing.  Depending on what you are juicing, it can get higher than you would expect.  Why does he think juicing would be a good thing for you?

What exactly is juicing?
It's toget me off my plateau. And it'll speed up my weight loss . She said you get nutrients and it detoxes ur body

Did you ask her what toxins juicing would get rid of, and how drinking juice gets rid of the toxins?

Are you eating food in addition to the juice, or just drinking juice?

Your trainer is a moron.  Most trainers don't know **** about nutrition and have no business giving you dietary instruction.  She's giving you a bunch of broscience-or actually chickscience, but whatever.

It's to clean the digestive Tract I'm not doing the complete fast some people do it. It's just three days a week and it's suppose to help with getting nutrients

You clean your digestive tract by eating fiber, drinking lots of water and not eating crap.  If juicing will get you to do this, then great, but many people think that it will magically detox your body which is bull****.  Your liver detoxes your body, not juice.

Okay sorry. Just need to get off my plateau and she said it would help :(

I looked at this thread because I wasn't sure if you were talking about "juice" or steroids....the way you worded it, lol. But I agree with smashley. Fiber, water, and a generally healthy diet will keep the colon clean, and as far as toxins....yep, we have a special organ for that. Cars may need oil changes to get out all of the built up crud but the human body is a phenomenal thing. It has all these built in systems to take care of an array of things, it just wants you to give it nutritious food and water. It you just give it juice for three days...it won't be happy. You'll probably end up weak, tired, and lightheaded.

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Hi

have to agree wholeheartedly with everything thats been said.  An interesting point here is that by juicing you are actually missing out on the fibre in the fruit, my understanding is that eating the fruit with the fibre in it is way better for you than just drinking the juice with all the concentrated fruit sugars and no fibre to slow its absorbtion.

re: the plateau - not knowing what the specifics are - there are heaps of threads on plateus with some awesome testimonies of how people have broken through them and some really sound advice on how to get off them.

all the best

I'm just drinking juice I'm drinking te juice from the fresh fruit with no sugars but thanks for the input
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http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/whattoeat/a/ Stop-Drinking-Sugar-Sweetened-Soda.htm

"What About Juice?

If drinking a lot of drinks with added sugars is bad, what about juice, which only contains natural sugars? Although most juices have about the same amount of sugar as soda, some fruit juices do have some benefits. Some things to think about:

- When a fruit is squeezed for juice, many valuable nutrients are often left behind. Fiber is always removed, and often vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients are as well. Apple juice has only a small fraction of the nutrients in the original apple - it is essentially not much different than sugar water. Moral: Eat the fruit.

Fruit Juice Serving Size

One serving of fruit juice is usually about six ounces or 3/4 of one cup of juice. Most of us need one to two cups of fruit or fruit juice every day (along with about two to three cups of vegetables). You can have a serving or two of fruit juice every day, but be sure to eat some whole fruit too, so you get more fiber."

 

 

 

 

 

Was she talking about fruit juice, or steroids?

 

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There are many benefits to juicing.

It assists your digestive system by giving it a break because your digestive system does not have to expend a lot of energy to break down the juice.

Fresh vegetable juices also have very alkalizing effect on your blood.

You should know that fiber is categorized as soluble and insoluble. Both types of fiber help to shorten the transit time of food as it moves through your intestinal tract.

There is plenty soluble fiber in juice.

 

 

Original Post by chrisjbt:

There is plenty soluble fiber in juice.

Is there plenty of fat and protein?

Original Post by chrisjbt:

There are many benefits to juicing.

It assists your digestive system by giving it a break because your digestive system does not have to expend a lot of energy to break down the juice.

Fresh vegetable juices also have very alkalizing effect on your blood.

You should know that fiber is categorized as soluble and insoluble. Both types of fiber help to shorten the transit time of food as it moves through your intestinal tract.

There is plenty soluble fiber in juice.

 

 

What do you mean when you say it has an alkalizing effect on your blood? If the pH of your blood goes above 7.45, you're in trouble. Humans can only function inside a very narrow pH of 7.35-7.45, so I hope juicing isn't very alkalizing to the blood or everyone doing a juice fast is in quite the snafu.

Original Post by tina0367:

Nothing wrong with juicing but I think you get more benefit from eating the whole fruit/vegetable plus you really need to watch cals and sugar with juicing.  Depending on what you are juicing, it can get higher than you would expect.  Why does he think juicing would be a good thing for you?

This for the win...  Eat the fruit/vegetable whole...

 

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Yes there are fats in every single fruit for example. They are in the form of fatty acids which are immediately ready to be absorbed. The protein in fruit are available in their most simple form - amino acids i.e. ready to be absorbed.

So you can easily absorb the 2g of protein in fruit.  Now that's useful.

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