I promised I wouldn't post again for a few days.... but I just had one more quick question.
How many calories are lost when juicing? I am not much of a calorie counter but I would like to start marking them down for a month or two because my brother was curious what I am eating on a daily basis and how many calories I am consuming.
Do you lose many calories when juicing or only fiber? Does the fiber lost have calories? Can I live on a diet of juice? Just wondering :)
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I am very impressed by all the quick replies on this website! Thank all of you very much and I appreciate everything. Nice Video Chris, it is very useful.
Awesome name and picture by the way!
I was wondering what kind of juices you drink? Are you putting in more fruits than vegetables in your juices daily? I have been trying to do a juice with oranges and apples, about a quart at a time, but it hurts my stomach really bad. I don't know if it is all the sugars or what, but when I just do a quart of fresh veggies, 1 pound of spinach, one pound of kale, cucumbers, and celery, I feel great and it sits with me well. The only problem with this one is that it tastes something awful and I have to plug my nose to drink it. This makes it difficult to put these down every day. So what are some recipes that you do on a daily bases?
Another question, how much do you usually drink on a daily basis? I drank about a quart of juice at a time, sometimes four quarts a day. So I am going through, not always but sometimes, a gallon of juice a day. Right now I am going two quarts fruit juice and two quarts vegetables to get my body used to eating so much raw foods. I never did find out how much Joe Cross drank daily, but that documentary was great!
Last thing. I checked out your page and says you are from Mesa Arizona? I have family there. The Alati family, you know them? This is random, you don't have to answer that if you don't want. I was just curious :)
Thanks for the message!
I have found the same thing with juicing fruits. I get a bit gassy, upset stomach a couple hours later. I try to do some or all fruit in the morning. But the majority is green; kale, spinach, celery, cucumbers, green apple, carrots, a nub of ginger sometimes. I also use tomatos sometimes and try to make a natural V8. You really have to make sure the fruit is ripe or you will get an upset stomach. I had some melon (various types) , with green granny smith apples this morning & my stomach was fine. If I do pears, apricots, plums, etc. then I notice stomach issues for some reason. I should have looked at a few recipes before I started, but I just started juicing greens, then once I found 30 bananas I started to incorporate some fruit. But I can just do all greens or all veggies and if I add a nub of ginger or green apple or even a half of lemon then it makes it more palatable. I really now don't need any type natural sweetener, I just like the taste of plain green juice now. Also my sense of smell is through the roof. I can tell a person exactly what they are eating down to the smallest ingredient. It was somewhat hard in the beginning, you see I enter cook-off competitions. I love to cook, grill, BBQ, smoke, etc.. So now just juicing is so much simpler and unimaginative, but I'm trying to have fun with it. I did enter a chili cook-off while I was juicing, I had to I've been a previous winner in the past, so I had to represent. It was difficult making food without tasting it. For now I'm going to just stick with doing fun runs, weightlifting, boxing, etc. just being a plain fruity to keep me entertained . I don't recognize your families name, but I can almost be positive that I would recognize their faces. Good with faces, horrible with names. I forgot to tell you that I juice around 3 quarts a day on the average, four would be better, but it's hard to fit it in my schedule sometimes.
With a few exceptions, it is preferable to consume the whole food rather than to extract part of it and drink it. Drinking fruit or carrot juice without the pulp being present to slow the absorption rate of the nutrients can spike the blood sugar and throw your blood chemistry out of balance. It is far better to consume the whole fruit. One exception is fresh-squeezed citrus fruits, since a significant portion of the pulp is generally retained with the juice. The other "exceptions" are to blend fruits such as melons, and to make smoothies out of various fruits like bananas and strawberries. Liquefying the entire fruit in a blender turns it into a juice or a thick smoothie, while keeping the entire nutritional package together. Blending whole tomato, celery and orange together makes a thick, tasty, salad dressing.http://www.foodnsport.com/faq.php
Very informative thread.