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Juicing (ever try it?)

I was relaxing a little today and came across a documentary called, “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead.”  I found it so very interesting.  The focal person, Joe, is very sick, and overweight, and decides to “juice” for 60 days to see if he can kick the pharmaceuticals.  While doing this “juicing” he traveled across the U.S. and spoke with others about health (especially fruits and vegetables).  Along the way he met another guy who was over 400 pounds.  Eventually this guy decided to “juice” as well.  I cannot recall how much Joe lost in the first 60 days, but I know it was substantial.  In the end he lost around 90 pounds.  The other guy ended up losing over 200 pounds in 10 months.

To be honest, I do not know that I could give up all chewing for 60 days.  Could you?  The one thing that struck me as strange was the fact that so many nutrients from “the pyramid” are missing when you consume *only* fruits and vegetables.  There is no bread, meat, nuts, dairy…nothing but fruits and vegetables.  Does anyone else find that a little bizarre?  Has anyone else tried it?

I would not be opposed to replacing breakfast with “juice,” but I do not know that I could do three meals a day for an extended period of time.  It just does not register as “healthy” to me.

Have you ever made your own juice?    If so, which vegetables and fruits did you combine, and would you (or have you) done a juice fasting “diet” before?

-Erica