First time juicer - getting started

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Lou Ann B.
Joined: 7/26/2013

Hey everyone!  Just starting with juicing, so I purchased the nutribullet.  I'm like 60% of the people in the US.  I'm overweight by about 20 lbs and just feel unhealthy and sluggish.  At 56, I want to get healthy again, so I am ready to get started.  I'm not sure where to start.  There are tons of receipes, but which do I start with?  Do I juice all my meals or do I do just one or two a day? I would so appreciate any and all help in getting started.  Glad you are here, I can document my journey to keep myself in check.

Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your your new journey to wellness! I would start by having one smoothie (we call them blast) once per day for a week and then have two if your want to. By blasting you are adding a lot of fiber to your diet. If you haven't had a lot of fiber in your diet you want to increase it gradually. Replace one meal with a blast and start adding more vegetables, beans, whole grains to your meals and snacks. I would also recommend that you have at least as many vegetables as fruits in your blast. Really you should have more veggies than fruits but newbies like more fruits because it taste better so I give in a little! Use low sugar fruits like berries, green apples, peaches, plums and pears. Add spices like ceylon cinnamon, nutmeg and dark chocolate to your blast. If you want a little more sweetness use a little stevia. If you cut 250 calories per day from your diet and move 250 calories more you will lose 1 lb. per week. never eat less than 1200 calories per day it will slow your metabolism down and stall weight loss. Try to eat 5 to 6 times per day to keep you from getting hungry. Drink plenty of water. I hope this helps Healthy wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
Can anyone advise about a Shopping List. For 1st time users!!! I am so new at this I am overwhelmed....
colonjul wrote: Can anyone advise about a Shopping List. For 1st time users!!! I am so new at this I am overwhelmed....
Start with a large box of spinach, grab a couple of bags of frozen fruits, 1 cucumber, 1 root of ginger, 1 box of blueberries, coconut water, hemp seeds or chia seeds and unsweetened almond milk. This should be enough to start with and play around with! You can always freeze the spinach or greens you buy if you don't use them right away. I would also grab a couple of bananas. Good luck!
Welcome to the forum! We are excited that you are here!
Hi Sarah. thank you forHi Sarah. thank you for responding... I am reading the Nutri Book & I am planning on doing the "six week transformation plan." I wonder if I am taking on to much for a newbie.. ?? This is what overwhelms me is reading the book and no shopping list..... I am going to take your advise and just buy what you listed & see how that goes. Again, thank you so much. Julie
colonjul wrote: Hi Sarah. thank you for responding... I am reading the Nutri Book & I am planning on doing the "six week transformation plan." I wonder if I am taking on to much for a newbie.. ?? This is what overwhelms me is reading the book and no shopping list..... I am going to take your advise and just buy what you listed & see how that goes. Again, thank you so much. Julie
I think it is a great idea to start small and with something that seems manageable. Keep me posted and let me know if you have any further questions!