Juice Diet

By runthe Latest Reply 2011-06-11 12:27:00 -0500
Started 2011-05-25 17:58:19 -0500

Hi everyone, i was watching a tv show where a man lost 100 lbs in 5 months on a juice diet. All is drank for 5 months was drink fresh veggie juice that he juiced his self. I was wondering if being a diabetic is this a good thing? Are their anyone on this site on just a juice diet? I am curious for your feedback.

22 replies

municorn1973 2011-05-29 11:18:31 -0500 Report

I became a diabetic in July of 2009 and i began drinking v8 juice everyday and I only 1 meal a day and i lost 113lbs to the date.. I feel so much better, its been a long road but its worth it and i looks way better~~

runthe 2011-05-29 11:38:34 -0500 Report

Wow thats great. I need to lose about 40 pounds. It is hard for me to lose this weight but it was easy to put on lol

municorn1973 2011-05-29 12:24:44 -0500 Report

I totally agree i gained alot of weight when i became pregnant with my twins and could never lose it and then after that i had alot of stress and then losing my mother and then few years later i lost my oldest brother so.. finally when i found out i had diabeties like my mother I knew I had to do something and im still tryin to lose weight but its very hard .. but when you lose so much weight you still want to lose more so im still pusging forward… but good luck and keep pushing forward and keep working and just watch what you eat.. I ate alot of vegetables too… and i need to get back to doing that… but good luck!

GabbyPA 2011-05-27 08:18:19 -0500 Report

Choosing to drink liquid over eating food is a personal choice. I like crunch too much to be able to do a juice diet exclusively and I think the health of your teeth would suffer with just liquid foods. Calories can get away from you if you do too much fruit or add too many sweeteners to your smoothies or juices. I like what Trudie Ann said about using them as appetizers or even between meals as a low calorie alternative to snacks.

I would also recommend if you do juice that you include all the pulp in your drink. The fiber is in there and that is a vital part of eating vegetables and your diet. One of the biggest troubles with juicing is the removal of the whole food. So be sure to include that as well.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2011-05-27 14:43:14 -0500 Report

I love to crunch too, unfortunately after I became diabetic I had to get my teeth pulled and get dentures so now I have a big problem crunching. Thats when I added juiceing to my diet. I missed the fresh raw crunchy veggies.
Also I don't throw away the pulp. I save it in 1cup portions and use it in my home made muffins. It doesn't matter what I juice it all goes into my muffins. I eat one every day. If any one wants my muffin recipe let me know and I'll either message it to you or post it which ever is best.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2011-05-30 02:45:13 -0500 Report

I am going to try to post it now. I have never posted a recipe so bear with me. If it don't work I will post it on my profile page. It should be posted now if it worked, under snack. I just went back and checked. It is there. I hope yau'll like it. Ok I checked this am and it was put under desert.

GabbyPA 2011-05-28 09:27:27 -0500 Report

Oh, please post it in our recipe section. That sounds great! What a great way to sneak in more veggies. I love zucchini bread, carrot cake...this would be very similar.

runthe 2011-05-27 14:58:01 -0500 Report

Thanks Trudie, I am not a vegetable eater. I figure I could juice my veggies and add fruit to it and then maybe I can get my daily recommend intake of fruits and vegetable.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2011-05-27 05:51:56 -0500 Report

I love my juicer. You can make fresh juice from whole veggies, and fruit. I like to mix them and except for hard peels like oranges, I dont peel them. I do remove pits and hard cores. Most of them thou I just give them a real good washing. BUT I don't just drink juice, I drink it as an appitiser, like a smoothe.
There is a movie that I rented from Netflix called ( The Beautiful Truth ) if you have the opportunity to watch it I think you might like it. There are a lot of studies and books on the subject of juicing. But remember you must eat healthy and use portion control along with diet. Check with your doctor. See a diabetic diatician / counsler. Juicing can be bad if you don't know what you are doing. And if you are a diabetic never do anything without your doctors ok.
The only way to lose weight is to take in less calories than you burn.

edvel54 2011-05-28 12:52:26 -0500 Report

What brand of juicer do you have?

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2011-06-03 02:39:14 -0500 Report

edvel54: I'm so sorry I didn't see your question sooner. My juicer is called JUICEMAN. I have had it for 2 years and now it is starting to wear out. I will have to get a new one soon so I'm thinking of going with a more expensive one. I need to do some research on them. The one I have wasn't very expensive. I got it at Walmart. Again I would like to appologize for not answering you question sooner.

kdroberts 2011-05-26 10:40:25 -0500 Report

It's not the juice that helps, it's the extremely low calorie intake you get from only drinking juiced veggies. If you reduce your calorie intake to match what they man was getting er day you would lose weight just as fast, although the safety and long term weight loss of doing that is not good.

jayabee52 2011-05-26 10:36:07 -0500 Report

I would NOT recommend it, Rhonda.

Juicing removes the fiber from the food, which can help bring down one's BG#s. Fiber also gives one the bulk to move food through your digestive tract.

Was this person who was on this juice diet diabetic?

runthe 2011-05-26 21:10:28 -0500 Report

No he was not a diabetic. He did this because he didn't want to become a diabetic or get heart disease.

Harlen 2011-05-25 20:15:38 -0500 Report

I would not do it That would be nasty with out the fruit in it
Live on it I dont know but I would never do it
Best wishes