Knowing how much juice to drink on a juice fast makes things go really easy for you. Many a time, newbie juicers try to go all out (things can quickly turn bad). This is why I advise first timers to go easy on themselves. By that I mean you shouldn’t limit the amount of juice you have, drink as much as you need.
Fasting on a really limited number homemade juice or store bought juice, and drinking it only certain number of times a day is something you can do once you’re a more experienced faster.
As a newbie, you should experiment with varieties of vegetables (green juice) and fruits to discover the ones you are attracted to..
Walk into the grocery store and smell the lovely looking oranges, look at the carrots, watermelons and the beets. Purchase the ones that appeal to you or you feel most attracted to. However, you must strive always to buy whatever is of good quality organic produce and is in season.
Most times, I am always attracted to watermelon juice, orange juice and Pineapple-orange juice, as I am engaged in lots of energy consuming tasks and these juices are very rich in antioxidants and Vitamin C, so it feeds my energy and boosts my work productivity.
In the afternoon, I might have Cabala juice. I make it with lemons, carrots, beet, apples, and sometimes, I even throw in a mix of greens. On evenings or nights, I love to drink green juice like Celery, spinach, cucumber, parsley, or some other greens that really nourish my body.
I understand that some people find this type of fasting really challenging but these are ways to help your body adapt quickly to getting every bit of nourishment only from juices. For example, I’ve begun trying out new warm vegetables in the evenings at my juicing retreats. I discovered that my body reacted positively to this and it is more satisfying.
So, you see that the whole point of a juice fast is not to only stick to juices, but to allow your body learn how to appreciate extra nourishment. Are you still unsure about how much juice to drink on a juice fast? You should do whatever you feel your body needs to make the whole experience of fasting more enjoyable. If you feel hungry or thirsty, just grab some fruits and veggies, smash or mash, drink two, three, four, or even five litres of juice. Plus, drinking alongside it water, you can have two, three or four litres as well because the more hydrated you are the netter off you’ll be.
Taking Things Next Level
As you gradually become a seasoned faster, and you’re fasting more often, I recommend taking things next level by practicing the principles of intermittent fasting.
What is Intermittent Fasting?
This refers to when you only ingest caloric nutrition (in this case juice) during certain hours of the day.
To experience the highest level of self-healing, I would recommend drinking juice within a specific period of time like 12pm to 6pm. That’s going to give you an 18-hour window of water fasting to promote maximum levels of detoxification and ketosis, as well as boost a process of the body regenerating itself (autophagy).
You will experience a new feeling the next day. When it is noon, you’ll find out you’re actually very hungry and you’re really looking to nourish yourself with those juices. Between noon and 6pm, I recommend consuming two liters of juice with drinking three to four litres of water a day as well.
This is going to help nourish your body, help you detox, alkalize you and provide your body with everything it needs to function within 24 hours.
If you lack motivation or would like to experience more, you can try group fasting. In group fasting, you and some other fasters come together, juice fast together, go on amazing excursions around the city, and learn lots of amazing health tips to incorporate at home. Fasting in a group is interesting and really takes things to another level. You should try it at least once!
How much mean green juice per day? When you embark on a juice fast challenge, you have to make conscious effort to drink enough fluid throughout the day. The key to knowing how much juice to drink on a juice fast is hydration with all the necessary enzymes, minerals and natural vitamins. So, what helps with hydration, and much liquid is enough?
HYDRATION IS KEY
When juicing how many oz a day
For breakfast, lunch and dinner during a juice fast, it is very appropriate to drink about 17-27 oz( approximately 500ml to 800ml) each time in place of a solid food meal, and it can be quite satisfying. Drink your juice slowly and lavish the taste, don’t just gulp everything down in one move. Drink as much as your body can comfortably accommodate one time. While drinking, pause and listen to your body, it will tell you when it wants more, or if it’s got enough.
Generally, most juice faster drink somewhere between one and three quarts of juices per day (approx. one to three liters a day). This is in addition to other fluids-herbal teas, water and broths.
Change the types of juices you drink throughout your fast especially during prolonged juice fasts, so that you experience a long list of nutrients that your body needs. But tend to take more green (vegetables) juices than fruit juices.
WHAT TO DRINK DURING A JUICE FAST
In between meals, it doesn’t matter how much juice to drink on a juice fast but you must make sure that you continue to drink juices alternating with pure drinking water. It is fine if you keep going to the toilet as this allows your body put out unwanted or harmful wastes from your body. One of the biggest advantage of juice fasting is keeping your body alkaline. This can be achieved by drinking fresh juices. It can be tempting to go the “artificial way” of drinking alkaline water. Alkaline water may help in the sort-term but can prove to be harmful in the long run.
When you begin experiencing healing reactions such as joint pains, headaches, light-headaches or lethargy, you can be rest assured that your body is detoxifying, kicking out old toxins by dumping them into the blood stream or urinary tract for it to be eliminated. This is what fresh juices do.
How much water do you need when doing a juice cleanse?
Drinking water helps flush these toxins out. However, when your detox reactions are becoming too severe, it means you’re drinking TOO MUCH JUICES and TOO LITTLE water. What YOU need to DO then, is to INCREASE water INTAKE and REDUCE juice consumption.
There is a formula to knowing how much juice to drink on a juice fast and it is simple: take your body weight in pounds, divide it into two and whatever result you get is the number of ounces you will need a day.
For example: Your body weight=200 pounds. Divide into two=100 pounds. Your requirement=100 ounces/10-oz a glass= TEN 10-oz glasses.
Bookmark this blog post so you can always come back to this GUIDE whenever you are doing a juice cleanse. It also prevents you from straying too far away from your body’s daily water requirement. You should be drinking “the right quantity of water”, not more than nor much less, just about there.
Endeavor to drink warm water or at room temperature. Avoid drinking cold water when juice fasting, to avoid troubling your digestive system. It is important while juice fasting, to drink lots of water on top of juices. But! Never overdo it. When your urine has turned very lightly yellow, you know you’re on the right track. If it becomes clear then you know you can reduce the water a little.
It is better to drink only freshly extracted juices when juice fasting. Totally stay away from boxed or canned juices that are sold on shelves if you want to get the best results. Plus these are loaded with harmful preservatives, sugar and additives. You can grow some fruits in your garden or buy freshly-extracted juices from juice bars (you should be there when they begin juicing them for you).
For proper hydration, you should select fruits that are rich in moisture; fruits that also provide mineral/vitamins and phytonutrients. Some common fruits that you can use for a juice fast include: watermelon, grapes, guava, orange, pear, cantaloupe, carrot (not fruit), cranberries, grapefruit, green apples, cantaloupe, strawberries and whatever fruit is available in your local market or seasonal.
Although citric fruits have an acidic taste, when consumed they are alkaline-forming and do not make the stomach acidic. Remember to rinse your mouth after drinking juices to prevent any form of teeth decay.
How much mean green juice per day should you take?
Fresh vegetable juices are the best foods for losing body fat and they help detoxify the blood or organ. Plus they heal the body organs and blood too. No juice feast or fast is complete without drinking green juices.
You might encounter a bit of difficulty when extracting green leafy vegetables with a centrifugal juicer but a masticating or slow juicer can give you a very high juice yield. If you don’t have any, you can still use whatever produce that are suitable for your type of juicer.
Most greens can be used to make green juices and should be added into your mix of juice fast diet. Buy vegetables that are in season wherever you are in the world. Mix and match your greenies. You’re only limited by resources and your imagination.
Throw in a medium-sized beetroot every other day for liver support. Throw in a quarter, half a lemon, or even a full sized lemon in all your fresh juices to improve the juice taste and increase the nutrients absorption. And if you like (or dare), add a little onion, garlic, cilantro, ginger, etc. for healing the digestive system.
You can do this by boiling a simple vegetable with any green vegetables. Watercress juice is really bitter but it’s suitable for making a broth for its numerous health benefits.
Alternatively, you can make broth with other vegetables like cabbage, celery, kale, amaranth leaves, broccoli, bok choy, any squashes, and any other vegetable you like/love. You can make a big pot and store them away in one serving mason jars that you can re-use any time.
When making vegetable broth, the phytonutrients and minerals from the vegetables do not get destroyed but will leach into the soup. That’s exactly what we want, do away with the fibre when juice fasting. Your digestive system can become burdened by overcooked vegetables when you’re fasting.
Store up on tannin and caffeine free herbal teas to be sipped between breakfast, lunch and dinner. Chamomile and Peppermint teas are awesome at reducing the feeling of bloating.
Rooibos is a good source of antioxidant. Oolong tea is excellent for those who want to lose weight. You might want to stock up some in your pantry.
For those on an extended juice diet, you might want to consider adding Essiac tea to your regime. Essiac tea is fantastic for helping your body detox, strengthen your immune system and support your liver.
Engage yourself in a creativity challenge! Add other liquid to your juice fasting. Some great examples are liquid chlorophyll, or mix chlorella/spirulina powder into your water/juice and drink (while enjoying every bit of its sensation) – Avoid gulping all at once. It gets better if you can get your hands on some Korean or Chinese ginseng that helps filter toxins from your system.
Note: Avoid taking Chinese/Korean ginseng every day or excessively, as these are powerful and highly potent.
In the end, how much juice to drink on a juice fast depends entirely on you. However, you should not add any pulp into your beverage to prevent your digestive system from working. This will help keep your body burning the low-grade stored fat, so that you will not feel any hunger. Any pulp, protein or fat taken when you’re juice fasting will cause your body digestion process to restart, causing you to discomfort and experience a whole new level of HUNGER HELL. Thanks for reading.