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Juicer? Juice Fast? Can you help?

Saturday, May 19, 2012

I am thinking about buying a juicer and trying the juice fast. I was wondering if there are any words of wisdom that someone can give me on these two topics. I have seen a Breville 800 which seems costly. However, some of the others that aren't as costly seem to have challenges that come along with them.

The fast seems like a good idea for me as I seem to be out of control and can't seem to reel myself in. I don't know whether it is because I don't want to or what but I am sucking right about now and I can't stand it.

Any ideas would be great!
Thanks, Tammy
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    As I live in sweden I don´t think that there is any use for you to know my brand of juicer - but my experience is that it is a rather tiresom activity – you get a lot of fruit mass left over, there is a lot of work to clean the juicer... I think that the idea of smotthies is much simpler and you get more fibres. My juicer is mostly in that "Kitchen graveyard" I have short attacks of juicing now and then but quickly tire and put it away again...
    3364 days ago
    Hi Tammy
    After watching the movie Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, we bought a Breville Juice fountain plus ( the same one used in the film) for about $169 AUD. We went to the vege markets and brought heaps of bulk vege to juice. My husband lost about 10kgs fairly quickly but became bored with it. We loved the juices, and this model performed very well with no problems, but all the juicers have so many parts to take apart and scrub and put back together after each use and that became tiresome.
    Now Woolies sells a range of juices under the reboot your life brand developed by Joe Cross for about $10 for 3, so we have been buying them at times when the urge for a juice fast comes along, and actually they work out cheaper than buying all the veges etc
    There is so much wastage of the fibres from the veges and fruit. I have started to also make smoothies in my blender - I think that you get more of the fibre of the f and v, and use less for the same result.
    The juicer hasn't been used for a while now and has gradually moved into the graveyard at the back of the cupboard with the rice cooker and popcorn maker - the appliances that were a good idea but are currently out of favour.
    Health wise, I think that the juices and smoothies are a great way to get max nutrients especially vitamins and minerals into your body and revitalize your system.
    This is just my experience - good luck with making your decision.
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    3364 days ago
    Hey Tammy ~ *hugs* So good to hear from you. I hope things are going great for you. The only person I know who juices is an ol' friend who mine who lives in Florida. The next time I talk with her I'll ask her what kind of juicer she uses, get some recipes for you, and info in general. Take care of your sweet self~ *hugs* BB~
    3365 days ago
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    Juicing is exepencive, besides the juicer, when you juice you get alot of pule from the food, but I mix the pulp in my smoothies.

    which brings me to to the next idea is why don't you do smoothies. Its almost the same thing but you don't need a juicer you need a blender and any blender works

    I do have a Jack LaLanne Juicer , it was the best juicer at that price.
    3365 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/19/2012 9:16:09 AM
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    Tammy - I have thought about juicing as well, but the price of juicers has kept me from trying it. Steve brought up a good idea about going to a thrift store or second hand store to find one. My chiropractor is a HUGE fan of juicing and he is impressed with its health benefits.

    They are costly and I would venture to say that what you want out of it, would depend on which one to buy. My only suggestion would be to go to Amazon.com and read the reviews of different juicers. That might help you decide which one is right for you.

    Good luck . . . . I'm interested to know how you like juicing!


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    Hi Tammy,

    Recently I saw the movie "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead". It was on Netflix, but is also available in other places on the net. It is all about juicing. In fact, the guy behind it is from Austrailia. It got me to thinking about juicing.

    Not sure if I'd like it or not, but I wanted to try. But the price of juicers! Yikes! Here in the states is a store called Goodwill, I don't know if you have them where you are, but it's a second hand store and sooner or later you can find anything you want. I kept my eye peeled in the kitchen appliance section and in a couple of weeks I found a juicer for $5. that retails for almost $200.

    Unfortunately, the follow through hasn't been good. I haven't taken the process to heart yet. But your post is making me think about it again. Good luck!

    3365 days ago
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