Fasting with juicy juice. ( Is juice from concentrate okay to fast with?)?

I'm planning on doing a 3 day fast in which I would not eat any solid food and I would only drink water, natural fruit and vegetable juice, and vegetable broth. My question is would juicy juice be okay for the fast, because I was reading that fresh juice is best. Would juicy juice which is from concentrate, be just as good?
Answers:    My recommendation would be to avoid the store bought stuff and go with fresh. Do you have a juicer? If not, it's a wonderful investment. See, here's the deal. Fresh fruits and veggies are the best, everyone knows that. When you extract juice from them, all the good stuff starts to break down right away. After a few hours, you're left with empty juice and sugar (even the natural kind). When you juice your own fruits and veggies, you drink it right away so you're getting all the benefits from them. If you're fasting, you definitely need the nutrition they provide. If you're not sure what to juice, lemme tell ya, you can juice every fruit and veggie under the sun! Plus, if you buy a juicer, they include recipe booklets to get you started. You can find them online too. My favorite (here's a preview) is apple, carrot and ginger. Sounds weird but tastes soooo yummy! You take one apple and depending on the type of juicer, you won't have to peel or core it. Juice that, then add about half a medium carrot. Cut a small piece of ginger, maybe about 1/4" or less if you're not used to it, and juice that as well. Make sure it's all blended together with a spoon or something. Add a little water if it's too strong, and bottoms up!

Good luck on your fast!

Edit: If energy is what you're looking for, you need carbs. Complex carbs are the good kind, so you shouldn't avoid them. One example of a complex carb is whole wheat bread, but look for 100% whole wheat on the label. If the 100% is missing, it's not real whole wheat. Here's a little guide to help you:
First off, read the carton. Juicy Juice may contain pure fruit, but it also contains pure sugar which isn't healthy for you at all. Vegetable broth is fine, but if you do both the juicy juice and fruit you are overloading on sugar, and will probably gain weight. For a better diet, I highly suggest doing a simpler plan of the atkins and cutting your carbs, and eating high protein and drinking a lot of water. Good luck!!
My wife and I routinely do a 1 day fast weekly and a 3-5 day water fast yearly, she just completed a 7 day water fast. We juice on a daily basis.

I would have to say NO. Once a fruit is open it begins to oxidize and lose it's value. Anything in a carton is made to last in that state. Even if it is all natural juice, which most are not, they have been pasturized, which is using very high temps to kill bacteria, it also kill the useful enzymes. Also remember, natural flavors, or just that, chemicals that are made to taste like natural flavors. I would suggest getting an automatic juicer and juice yourself, not only will it be healthier but it will taste better, good luck !
No it must be from fresh fruits and vegetables. And if you have done it for the first time and if you are migrain sufferer don't do it with starving, i had bad experiense. Good luck.
too much sugar
You will not starve. You will not instantly become thin. Fasting is consuming only liquids. When the body does not have to deal with digesting solid food and getting rid of the waste that solid food creates, it can concentrate on getting rid of toxins. The most common reason to fast is to eliminate disease or from the body.

How much weight will I lose?

The main benefit offered by a fast, to those who wish to lose weight, is the speed of the weight loss. To see a person drop 30-to-40 pounds in a 30-day juice fast is to see a person totally transform his life. Self-esteem is given a boost and for the first time in their life, discipline becomes a lifestyle. The fast becomes a catalyst for a total life overhaul. People start dressing better, showing more confidence, becoming more organized, more dedicated in relationships and more at peace.

Initially, weight loss can be as high as three-to-four pounds per day, but as the fast continues, the average loss will be one pound-per-day. If you are juice fasting and not losing weight, the juice is supplying all the calories you need. You may have to cut down on the juices or alternate between water fasting and juice fasting if losing weight is part of your goal. The slower your metabolism is the slower the weight loss.

Try to stay focused on the healthy things you are doing to improve your life rather than being consumed with the number of pounds lost each day. Water retention can vary your weight five pounds so watching the scale can be frustrating. The best motivation to fast is for physical and spiritual health. Be patient; the fasting process is slow. Be thankful the toxins are leaving your body. Do not have unrealistic expectations. Give your body the time it needs to do the work of cleansing.

Fasting And Metabolism

The fear is that while fasting, the metabolism will slow down and afterward there will be more weight gained than before the fast. Initially, any calorie reduction will cause a lowering in the BMR or base metabolic rate. Cleansing will bring health that will increase metabolic performance and energy output. In other words, you will eat less and feel more energetic.

After fasting, the body is more efficient. Digestion is better due to a cleaner colon. The colon walls have been cleansed of impacted feces, allowing improved absorption of nutrients. The good news is that greater efficiency equals enhanced energy. Healthy people burn more calories. They also eat less because they are more active and feel better about themselves. They don't need food as a security blanket.

The greatest impact you can have on increasing your resting metabolism is exercise. After a workout, you can be sitting on the couch reading while burning calories, as the muscles are grabbing glucose from the blood to replace glycogen supplies. The key to weight loss is fewer calories and more exercise. A diet high in raw food provides fewer, low-density calories, and higher-fiber, more-filling foods.

Oh, by the way, a slower metabolism diminishes aging. A tortoise can live to 400 hundred years of age.

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