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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 01-30-14, 09:02 AM   #1
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Any Juicers Here?

Not talking about the bad juice Talking vegetable / fruit juice.

I had lost a lot of weight last year, and change in job derailed my routine and gained quite a bit back.
Started juicing and have been doing great, even better have found the only way I can get all my veggies.

I had watched the documentary Fat, Sick and Almost Dead. Very informative and motivated me.

Although I am eating a small healthy meal most nights. Juice is most of my daily nutrition.
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Old 01-30-14, 09:26 AM   #2
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As far as "bad juice" goes, I have a prescription to an item on the banned list. It's the one that you do not take with Viagra if you want to live long enough to enjoy your four hour erection. I would imagine taking it to win bike races would carry a similar risk. My 'scrip says "take as needed, and if you're needing to take them, you're also needing to call 911."

As far as that other juicing? I just try to eat right.
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Old 01-30-14, 10:07 AM   #3
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I have never been able to eat any vegetables, hated the taste. With juice, I am able to drink it and have even grown to not dread them.
The goal is to change my taste and eventually be able to eat all that green stuff I used to hide from.
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I'd rather eat my veggies. I grew up being fed ALL veggies by my grandmother, great grandmother, and mostly my great aunt. Love almost every vegetable out there, at least in some form.

Juicing requires a juicer that cost enough to buy a lot of fruits and veggies. I'll eat the whole produce instead But, thats just me!
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A friend of my daughter was doing it, had gone an entire month without solid food and had lost I believe 30lb. She said she felt fine and was going to continue it on a more limited basis after the initial month. She told me about the movie and I watched it as well. I was close to trying it and even went juicer shopping but just didn't feel I'd stick with it. I began eating healthier and watching my nutrition very close and lost 42lbs with that and riding. Not against it, just don't think it's for me.
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My girlfriend and I got a juicer at Kmart a few weeks ago at almost half price - too good to pass up. We've really been enjoying it and can't wait to use it in conjunction with our farm share (which starts again this spring). I also want to see if I get a performance boost from beetroot juice.
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Got one for the family for Christmas. My 11yo daughter's really taken to it. We're still hunting around for a good recipe but it's been fun trying different things.
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I have not done the juicer thing....but I have done the protein shakes. They are good especially right after a good work out. What I like most about them is they seem to fill you up while not taking in a bunch of calories.

Do you get the same effect from the juicers?

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I have not went 100% juice. I have replaced everything but 1 meal with a Mean Green Juice and have lost 22 lbs in 2 weeks. My 1 meal a day is mostly salad and a very lean, weighed out meat.

I count every calorie, and weigh all my food. Its amazing when your guessing how much more your actually eating than you think.
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Big fan of juicing. The 'mean green' juice and quick weight loss is real. 14lbs in 11 days for me. Kept most of it off now for over 6 months. Still have plenty to go, but it takes diligence.

Have purchased several Juicing, Paleo, Vegetarian, etc. related recipe books and watched almost all the Netflix and/or Amazon Prime movies relating to it and just 'eating healthier'. There are a lot of good movies to contemplate.....Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, Forks over Knives, Vegecated, Hungry for Change, are just a few that come to mind.

MHO....Joel Furhman, the doctor that does Joe's blood work in, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, has a very healthy 'middle ground' on everything being nutrition. Basically, eat lots of fruits, veggies, nuts, fats (the right fats) and occasional (once/twice a week) meat/fish/poultry, and little to no dairy. Processed/refined anything is off the daily/weekly/monthly list, except as a indulgence/special occasion (think once/twice a year).
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Funny, what you said in the last paragraph is just exactly the way I have been eating this year. My wife is always dieting and it's easier if we both get on it. She found the "Fast metabolism diet" a year ago, and had some success with it. So the first week in January we got started, with lots of fruit and veggies, no corn, no wheat, no soy, no dairy, no sugar, some lean meat, nuts, the 'good' fats, nothing processed. Good, whole foods. At the end of the first round of 28 days, I was down about 15 lbs and feeling really good. Early in the month it was 'new fat' and came off easy. Later in the month it was a little harder, as bad weather moved in and I wasn't riding my bike much. Last Monday, we got started again, another 28 day cycle of eating right and hoping to take off another 15 lbs. Seems to be working, I don't get too hungry, and have lots of energy. Funny thing is, it COSTS MORE to eat right. Garbage food in this country is way cheaper than the stuff that is good for you. Not a cheap diet to go on, but I can see that it's working and figure that in four or five months of this I'll be down to the weight I was when I got married 39 years ago. For the record, I'm 6-4", and started at 286lbs. I'm currently at 270 and headed for about 220 before I go to maintenance, maybe five months from now.

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It's funny that juicers are on a comeback. I remember when they were big in the early 90's. We got one (I was a kid) and used it a few times before it started collecting dust in the cabinet LOL.

I personally think juicing is only marginally better than a sugary beverage. I saw a guy on CNN saying basically that removing the pulp/fiber means you're body can't absorb the nutrients as effectively. Removing the fiber also means you can ingest a lot more sugar/fructose before you get full. BTW, juice fasting is the perfect example of a fad diet IMO.

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