Juicing and “The Master Cleanse”

5/14/2009:

Yes, “Change” can be good too!

not-doing-nutrisystemWorking seven days a week for so many years can take it’s toll on anyone. In my situation, two aspects my life have changed noticeably – happy hours and my general diet.

I’m OK with missing happy hours, but the lack of consistent free time has resulted in a very “lazy” food regimen, consisting of “quick” meals usually comprised of unhealthy take out (pizza, sandwiches, etc.)

A couple weeks ago, while catching up with the near-capacity DVR – I caught a commercial for the NutriSystem for Men. I heard the food sucks, but was willing to give it a shot for experimental purposes. I even convinced a good friend to do it with me (you know, “accountability” is one of the best ways to stick to a plan.) However, that plan went down the tubes. Why?

Well, my buddy was smart enough to bail on the NutriSystem plan – and try a more sensible and healthy lifestyle change: JUICING.

Step One: Consume healthier food

breville-juicer-eliteHim and his wife wanted not only a “quick detox fix,” but also a fairly reasonable “lifestyle change” as well – and decided to incorporate regular juicing into their daily diet.

Part of what led this charge – was a snapshot I took of some friends, and he was particularly disappointed with some post-winter man boobs that showed up in a high-resolution photograph! Good motivation if you ask me!

After reading several books on the benefits of Juicing (such as “The Master Cleanse”), they went out and bought a Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite and began on the path to a healthier lifestyle.

Do you own a Juicer? If so, which one?

The Master Cleanse

master-cleanse-bookBesides detoxing and “shocking” your body back to normal, it seems as if this “Master Cleanse” also helped my friend lose a decent amount of weight in a short amount of time. Over 10lbs in about a week!

I tasted some of the concoctions they made, watched the Breville Juicer in action – and was impressed and immediately placed an order for an identical juicer to begin the journey of health myself! (It’s good to have friends you can share experiences with).

Initially, my plan was to go overboard (“gung ho”) and try a 20 day “nothing but juice” regimen – but quickly ruled that out as too extreme. Instead, will likely do the “Three Day Detox” as outlined in the Master Cleanse book – then create my custom “Hoboken411 Diet Plan,” which I will post about regularly here on the site.

The “Hoboken411 Diet Plan” isn’t complete even by concept yet – but expect to incorporate bits and pieces of various sensible plans into one that works for me and my lifestyle.

STAY TUNED for updates!

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36 Comments on "Juicing and “The Master Cleanse”"

emarche
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See, I go with crystal meth and mugging. The meth gives me a nice energy pop while absolutely killing any urge to eat, while the mugging rounds out the picture by providing me with an outlet to work off my excess energy (exercise!) and the funds to by my next round of meth. There’s also a fantastic diet plan called ‘Chase the Dragon!’ that I’ve been considering, but for now I’m a meth man. Oh, I hear you whine that it can’t be good for me, but the results don’t lie: 5’10” and 110 pounds!

Tiger
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Tiger

That’s the Whitney Houston diet :mrgreen:!

In response to emarche who said:
See, I go with crystal meth and mugging. The meth gives me a nice energy pop while absolutely killing any urge to eat, while the mugging rounds out the picture by providing me with an outlet to work off my excess energy (exercise!) and the funds to by my next round of meth. There’s also a fantastic diet plan called ‘Chase the Dragon!’ that I’ve been considering, but for now I’m a meth man. Oh, I hear you whine that it can’t be good for me, but the results don’t lie: 5’10” and 110 pounds!

Yeller
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Yeller

Cleansing is great – don’t let people discourage you from doing it. As for fruit juices – if you have a sweet tooth it will only make you crave sweets so stay away. Also fad diets are great for kick starting eating healthy. I’d go with the cabbage soup diet. So start with Master Cleanse – go right to the cabbage soup then cut out fried fatty foods, breads and sweets. Also limit yourself to one or two potatoes a week. After you lose the weight keep it off by eliminating anything with wheat, sugar, and eating after 7 and with that eliminate dairy & booze every other week.
That’s what I would do.

YipYap
Member

I diet by eating green apples and cottage cheese only, which I wash down with a liter of Vodka with a splash of Cranberry juice. It works wonders, I am now down a body fat percentage of 9%.

Let’s say you’re a 130 lb woman with 23% body fat, and you goal is to get down to my body fat percentage of 9%, all you need to do is a little math.

Initial body fat: 130lbs x 0.23 fat = 30 lbs body fat

Lean body mass: 130lbs total – 30 lbs fat = 100 lbs lean body mass (bones, organs and all else).

If you lose 42 lbs you will be a svelte as me and fit into a size Zero dress!

Stpaddygirl
Member

How thin is your wife then do you share size 0’s??

In response to YipYap who said:
I diet by eating green apples and cottage cheese only, which I wash down with a liter of Vodka with a splash of Cranberry juice. It works wonders, I am now down a body fat percentage of 9%.

Let’s say you’re a 130 lb woman with 23% body fat, and you goal is to get down to my body fat percentage of 9%, all you need to do is a little math.

Initial body fat: 130lbs x 0.23 fat = 30 lbs body fat

Lean body mass: 130lbs total – 30 lbs fat = 100 lbs lean body mass (bones, organs and all else).

If you lose 42 lbs you will be a svelte as me and fit into a size Zero dress!

HomeTeam
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HomeTeam

I love all the “Internet Doctors” on this board….

strand tramp
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strand tramp

dear dawn, perhaps you can help; would you be a fan of additional fiber supplements as opposed to weekly colonic treatments?

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