7-day Juice Challenge - anyone else done this with No S?

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7-day Juice Challenge - anyone else done this with No S?

Post by RAWCOOKIE » Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:09 pm

I've signed up for a 7-day Juice Challenge starting 11th January, and the plan suggests five eating events a day - breakfast, mid-morning, lunch, mid-afternoon, dinner.

Somehow, the idea of eating (albeit juice or smoothies) five times a day feels really wrong to me now. I don't WANT to eat five times a day and break my No S habit. I'm six months into this, been doing really well, and don't want to mess it up.

On the other hand, I DO want to do the juice challenge. If I only have three juices a day I am probably going to be hungry - which might (only 'might') lead to rebellion. Will it? Or will my No S behaviours transfer over to the juice challenge and I will be able to stick to the plan.

Has anyone else done any juice-feast type thing whilst No S-ing? Any suggestions/thoughts would be very welcome. I could, of course, treat it like a 'sick' week - and consider it as 'treatment' - which it is, in a way.

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Post by NoelFigart » Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:37 pm

I guess I'm curious. Why do it?

I mean, don't get me wrong, if you look at my check ins, I totally have a smoothie with breakfast pretty frequently. But what are you getting out of it?
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Post by FarmerHal » Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:30 pm

I thought about doing it. Seriously almost signed up.

Juicing.... the juice is high fructose (sugar), which raises your blood sugar. Among other things, this also just makes you really hungry!

I have a juicer. I make a couple juices a week, but when I do, I can go about 45 minutes before my body says "I HAVE TO EAT!! I HAVE TO EAT RIGHT NOW!!!" I've come to believe that my body/brain is just very carbohydrate "sensitive" where it causes all kinds of havoc in my body.

I've decided against it.

What I am doing? NoS principles with Low Carb eating. Low carb- I guess it's a fad, but I"ve been having a lot of inflammation and digestion trouble, anxiety, heart palpitations, and I"m doing just so much better with a diet that is 80% meat/veg, and then small amount of fruit and nuts.


Good luck with your decision, and keep at the noS. it's really the most sane way of eating out there.
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Post by RAWCOOKIE » Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:10 am

I'm doing it because I want the energy - I want the great feeling that comes with it. I was a raw food vegan eater for a year and really felt great on it. I want the de-tox & renewal. It gives the system a rest and a chance to regenerate itself. The psychological and emotional benefits from it are very desirable too - I've been through a lot of changes lately and been feeling rather 'numb' - I suppose I want to re-sensitize myself.

I've decided to make it a 'yellow' week, so that I can have at least one other 'snack' during the day if I need it.

I'll post what I eat each day on my thread in case anyone's curious.
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Post by osoniye » Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:48 am

Hi Rawcookie,
I haven't done it, and I don't have a juicer, but have thought it would be fun if I did. (I also like the raw foodie idea of making crackers out of the leftover fiber, but the juicers are so expensive!)
Anyway, I wonder if you do the 5 consumption "events" as 3 heavy juices (or smoothies?) and 2 lighter or clearer juices, like carrot and celery or something. If it's really just juice, it doesn't count as a meal on NoS!
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Post by oolala53 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:03 pm

I did things analogous to juicing before No S. Things did not end well. Fasting is not as hard as coming off fasting. I don't think I would ever again purposely eat such low calories for more than a few days again, unless I had a specific health goal. (I'm toying with some things now. I've never had cholesterol or blood pressure issues to motivate me.) When I started messing with meal timing on No S to try to up my hunger and get the between--meal feeling I had had and lost after 4 years, things went cattywompers for 18 months. But I didn't get the benefit I wanted, so that may have contributed.

Why not amend it to going raw food vegan, maybe on S days, since it sounds like that would still be different from what you're used to?

The only "fasting" regime I know much about now is out of USC. Theirs is for 4 days only and includes all macronutrients. They found it mimics total fasting for the same amount of time.

I think people who have a decent relationship with food can do these things with less fallout, especially if weight loss is NOT the focus.
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Post by RAWCOOKIE » Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:34 pm

hmm, let's be clear about this: I am NOT fasting or going on reduced calories. There is more juice, smoothies, soup than I can drink in a day - and I always have an emergency banana. I'm on Day 3 and really enjoying it!

Interestingly the latest 'plan' from Jason Vale (aka Juicemaster) is a 5:2 - but not quite as you know it - it's juices/smoothies for 2 days, healthy eating for 3 days, 2 days eating anything you like (aka S days!)
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Post by oolala53 » Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:01 am

Ah, that sounds different. Smoothies are a lot more than juice. Glad you're having fun.
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