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What is the difference between blending and juicing?

Blending simply combines all of the ingredients you place in your blender, leaving the pulp and fiber intact. Fiber is a great addition to your diet and can help prevent many diseases. Unlike juicing, however, consuming blended drinks makes your body work harder to digest the ingredients. Juicing separates the pulp from the vegetables and fruits, leaving only juice behind. With juicing you are still consuming beneficial soluble fiber, like pectin. Juicing also helps with the removal of toxins from your body and aids in weight loss. Both are beneficial and should be added to your diet. I personally love juicing and have seen and felt the difference since adding it to my lifestyle.

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What kind of juicer should I get?

The juicer we use in the FitLife kitchen is called a Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer. Read more about it here.

What is the Alpha Reset?

It’s a 5-day Juice detox protocol. Find out more about the reset HERE.

What Is Organifi?

Organifi is our superfood supplement line. Over the past couple years we have released a powerful selection of products formulated to help people reach optimum health and live a life they love. When people fill their bodies with real nutrients, they have more energy, they feel their best and they have the motivation to live to their fullest potential.

All of our products are 100% vegan, USDA organic, gluten free, soy free, dairy free, non-GMO and made with the highest quality ingredients available on the market. We also make an enormous effort to be responsible in how and where we source our ingredients from, as supporting the planet and minimizing our footprint is a high priority.

What’s a good juice recipe for weight loss?

Everything you need to know about juicing for weight loss can be found here: The Ultimate Guide To Green Juice.

The most important thing to remember with juicing is that you want most of your juice to be from vegetables. You can have a little fruit every now and then but it adds a lot of sugar so only add a small portion of fruit.

How do I prepare fruit and vegetables for juicing? Must I peel and seed the produce first before juicing?

Some fruits and vegetables require peeling and seeding due to the toxicity of the skins or seeds. These include:

  • oranges
  • grapefruits
  • kiwi
  • papaya
  • any that have been waxed

You should remove seeds from:

  • apples
  • peaches
  • plums
  • other pitted fruits and vegetables

Here is how to prepare the produce before juicing:

  • Apples: cut to fit the hopper (feeder) of the juicer. For the Champion I cut them into sixths.
  • Carrots: just top & tail them (cut the ends off).
  • Most vegetables: wash if you are not sure whether they are organic or if you question what may be on the outer layers. No need to peel. Vegetables that are waxed (cucumbers) need to be peeled. Vegetables with ratty ends (celery, beets etc.) need to be trimmed before juicing.
  • Fruits: bananas are too low in water content to put through a juicer. As I have a hard time finding organic fruit, I tend to peel the fruit – watermelon, cantaloupe, melons, etc. Pears, peaches, nectarines, strawberries etc. I just wash.
  • Rhubarb: Stalks ONLY – the leaves are toxic!

How do I get rid of the last 10 lbs?

Here are a few resources for losing that last 10 pounds:

The Top 5 Reasons You Aren’t Losing Weight And What To Do About It (Guide)

What about losing the fiber while juicing?

This is an age-old question when it comes to juicing. The major benefit of juicing comes from absorbing all of the enzymes, aminos and minerals almost immediately. With fibrous foods, such as “smoothies,” your body has to break it down. This can last anywhere from 2-3 hours. This is the fundamental reason why juicing is so amazing. If you want to add fiber to your drinks, you can. I recommend Chia Seeds and Psyllium Husk. Also, a great supplement to take on any juice fast is Magnesium.

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How long will my juice stay good for?

Research has proven that juice loses much of its outstanding nutrient content (through oxidation) if not consumed relatively quickly after extraction. The amount of time a juice remains fresh is dependent on the type of juicer you’re using. To avoid this oxidation process while storing your juices, limit the amount of air in the juice containers – i.e. fill to the top whenever possible and keep your juices cool.

What should I do with the pulp?

Many people end up tossing the leftover pulp into the garbage or compost bin, but FitLife.tv has some fun options to explore if you’d rather not.

2 Recipes To Put Your Pulp To Good Use

 

Can I have too much juice?

Depending on your goals, this will change. Usually drinking 12-24 ounces or more at each serving is recommended. As for how often: if you’re planning on juice fasting, juice every 2-3hrs. If you’re simply adding juicing into your regular nutrition: 1-2 times per day, or if you’re replacing meals: at mealtime.

Why Does Juicing Make Me Poop?

Don’t be afraid of pooping. It’s one of the ways your body is cleansing itself. Juicing promotes detoxification and a healthier digestive system. Juicing is like hitting the breaks on an unhealthy diet. Instead of sugary and processed junk and other unhealthy substances, like cigarettes and alcohol, you are adding an abundance of nutrients into your system. Your digestive system finally gets a break. It can turn to all the toxins and residue piled up in your system and get rid of it… through pooping.

Can I Freeze Juice?

Yes! You can freeze your juice immediately after juicing. Fill your container up to the top to prevent oxygen from getting in, which can deplete the nutrients. When you are ready to drink it, thaw it in your fridge for a few hours. Drink it in the same day.

What’s A Juicing Diet?

Juicing diets are also called juice cleanses, juice fasts, juice feasts and juice detoxes. During a juicing diet, you will be drinking only juices for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. A juice cleanse can last from one day up to 2 weeks. Some people may go longer, but make sure you do that with doctor supervision only. 7 day juice cleanses are the most popular.

The purpose of a juice cleanse is to fill your body with plenty of nutrients, give your digestive system a break, detox your body, promote healing and boost weight loss. Juice feasts are a fantastic way to kick-start your new healthy lifestyle, get back to old healthy habits and reprogram your taste buds. Remember to drink green juices during your juice cleanse to maximize the benefits and avoid sugar crashes.

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What Juice Is Good For Energy?

Green juices are your best choice. They are filled with chlorophyll, which is the green pigment in plants. Chlorophyll is powerful in helping oxygenate your blood and increasing your energy and brain function. Unlike fruit juice, green juice doesn’t cause blood sugar issues, but creates an even energy instead.

You can’t go wrong with adding leafy greens, like kale, spinach, collard greens or lettuce and some watery veggies, like cucumber or celery to your juice. For a bit of sweetness use only half a green apple. You can always add a scoop of Organifi Green Juice powder to any green juice to add more energy through the power of superfoods.

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Can Juicing Replace A Meal?

Yes and no. Green juices are highly nutritious. You can safely replace one meal out of your 3 meals a day with a green juice. The best choice is to drink your juice for breakfast to give your digestive system a longer break while fueling your body with nutrients and energy.

Juice cleanses can be safe and beneficial for a specific period of time, but in the long run your body needs more than just juice. Unless you are doing a green juice cleanse for a specific period of time (anywhere from a day to two weeks), you don’t want to replace all your meals with a juice. They are too low in calories and your body needs fiber that comes from whole foods. If you want to add more than one green juice a day into your diet, good for you, but drink it as a snack or before your meals.

Can Juicing Make You Tired?

Juicing helps your body to cleanse and detox. As your body is getting rid of toxins, it is perfectly normal to feel tired. At the beginning of a juice cleanse, it is highly common to be tired or even feel run down a bit.

If you are feeling tired from adding only a juice or two to your daily diet and not on a juice cleanse, you may want to check two things. If you are juicing fruits, you may experience sugar spikes and crashes, hence tiredness. Switch to green juices instead to avoid sugar crashes. You may want to check your overall diet too. If the rest of your diet is too low in calories or is filled with processed foods, your tiredness may not be because of juicing. Make sure to eat a healthy, whole foods diet with lots of greens, veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes, beans and whole grains. Make sure to eat enough to fuel your activity level. Lastly, make sure to sleep 7-8 hours a night to avoid being tired. Juicing can better your sleep, but definitely doesn’t replace it.

Other Great Resources:

The Top 5 Reasons You Aren’t Losing Weight And What To Do About It

Meal Prep And Planning 101 For Beginners

FitLife TV Facebook Page 

Drew Canole Facebook Page

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