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Juicing Update

Hey everyone! I have had my juicer for over a week and while I was unable to start a fast or reboot because of timing issues, I have been juicing every day and started replacing some meals with juice, I still lost six pounds!! I am beyond excited since I had ten pounds of baby weight from Lucian that I just could not shake. Also I have that stubborn belly fat pouch thing which is shrinking.

I cannot wait to try the fast. I know its going to be tough especially since I will still be making meals for my boys but it will be worth it. I will keep you updated. 🙂

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Preparing For My Juice Fast: Step One The Juicer

There are a few things that you should know about juicers. A juicer should go no faster than 80 rpms. A slow juicer. The reason is because when the juicer speeds up beyond 80 rpms it begins to heat up your juice which destroys the micro nutrients and defeats the purpose of juicing. The one I bought is one of the more expensive ones so let me tell you why we chose it. First of all my Juice Mentor, Sifu Sarah, has had hers for about two years give or take a couple of months, juicing every day and it is still going strong. Finding products that last today is harder than finding a needle in a haystack so I immediately knew I wanted to go with that brand at the very least. Looking at the Omega juicers there were a few options. The least expensive was the VRT 330. We did not choose this one because it is made for juicing every few days and during the fast we will be juicing every day a couple of times a day. Once you cut and juice your veggies and fruit they again will begin to lose those micro nutrients which are so important. So you need to drink your juice as soon as possible after making it. So for fasting the Omega VRT 350 was a better choice. I also plan to drink juice as a regular part of my diet once the fast is over.

On days when I am working I will have no choice but to juice my breakfast the night before. I can’t really be running the juicer at 4am with two kids sleeping right above my head. Unless I want a grumpy husband when I get home. The idea here is to give you the most information so that you can make the best decisions for you and your family.

For a less expensive option on a juicer, there is the Hamilton Beach 67601A. My mom bought this juicer for a beginner model. The juicer cost is significantly lower than the Omega unfortunately it does not give you the rpms. However, it is 800 watts while the big ones that go 1200 or more rpms are closer to 1000 watts so it is still a better choice. I know this is the direction that is best for me and my family that is why I spent the extra money and got the one I did. I have been doing a lot of research on juicing from watching documentaries to reading books and talking to people who already do it. Don’t feel like you need to run out and buy the most expensive juicer you can find to get a good one. Some of the crazy expensive ones are way too fast. Reaching speeds of 13,000 rpms. No that is not a typo. Starting small is just fine and probably better for more people.

Happy Juicer hunting! I am here if you have any questions or concerns. Feel free to comment.