Why YOU Should’ve Started Juice Fasting Yesterday! — 2 Comments

  1. Thanks for the Great article Brandon! Great stuff man!

    Now, did you juice the same vegetables & fruits in that video everyday for your juice fast?

    And what portions would you recommend to blend for a meal?

    • Hey Ibrahim,

      Thanks for the kind words about the article. During the juice fast we used a wide variety of produce. So our juices varied throughout the week. During a “typical” seven day juice fast, you will be taking in mostly juice for your nourishment, so it is a good idea to have a wide diversity.

      While diversity in your produce selection is always important for providing a wide range of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, my normal daily juicing doesn’t have as much variation. It can and probably should, however, I tend to juice the same things day in and day out with some slight variation here and there.

      For example, this morning I juiced my standard concoction of 2 cups of different greens (kale, romaine lettuce, collards, swiss chard, parsley), 3 brussel sprouts, a small chunk of ginger root, 1/4 cup cranberries, 1 stalk celery, 1 carrot, 1 small tomato, 1 kiwi, 1 small apple, 1 cucumber and the juice of a lemon. This made between 25-30 oz of juice or two tall glasses, which I drink for my breakfast 5-6 days a week.

      I then fast until lunch time around 1pm. I try to eat my meals between 1-8pm (although sometimes this extends an hour or two.) So, basically the method which I am now describing is a type of intermittent juice fasting. Although a little different from a 7 day juice fast, I’ve found this approach to be a more effective way of incorporating fasting into your daily routine.

      Here is what it looks like for me:

      8am: 25-30 oz of juice
      10am: cup of coffee or green tea
      1pm: lean protein, veggies, small amount of carbs like rice or potatoes
      4pm: mixed nuts and seeds, piece of fruit and/ or veggies- baby carrots
      6pm: whey protein shake blended with mixed berries and almond milk
      8pm: lean protein, large portion of carbs like rice, sweet potatoes, etc.

      Hope this helps to give you an idea of what to juice, how much and how to integrate it into a daily routine. This is just one way…. the main thing is to make it work with your lifestyle, tastes and preferences.

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