Tagged: Juicers 50 And Over
08/11/2012 at 7:24 PM #30076
I’ll be happy too come along!You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
08/11/2012 at 7:30 PM #30079
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Me, too!You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
08/11/2012 at 10:55 PM #30124
Amellah and Hannah…so glad the two of you found the new thread…I hope everyone makes their way over easily!”Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” St. Francis of AssisiYou must be logged in to reply to this topic.
08/12/2012 at 8:52 AM #30217
I made it! I read and read these posts and rarely comment but today just felt like we all need to encourage and support each other in a deeply profound way…and we probably needed to step away from negativity….thanks RosieRagsYou must be logged in to reply to this topic.
08/13/2012 at 6:38 PM #30663
Just curious – is there anybody in this group over 50 who is juicing all the way to goal regardless of how many days it takes? My husband and I plan on doing just that. We also eat a banana each day and often have a fresh veggie salad of some sort and top it with grilled shrimp or chicken. Anyway, I have 100+ pounds to lose so I’m wondering who might still be here in say, November? Also, after I get to goal, I plan on continuing juicing at least once a day until my weight stabilizes. Anybody else have the same basic plan?You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
08/31/2012 at 10:37 PM #35992
I am about to do what y’all are doing. I’m waiting on my juicer.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
09/04/2012 at 1:30 PM #37083
My husband and I are both going to juice only. Right now we are waiting for our juicer to arrive so I am reading up on all the information I can. We are seriouslly thinking about doing the 100 day juice. We are very excited to start. I can’t wait to be healthy again. We both have 100 or so pounds to lose. Can’t believe we let ourselves go. So, in answer to your question, yes I will be here anyway. My husband isn’t on the computer much. Good Luck to youYou must be logged in to reply to this topic.
09/04/2012 at 8:02 PM #37220
Hello just started this and I will be 60 next week and I feel amazing!You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
09/11/2012 at 3:35 AM #38930
Woo hoo happy birthday Buckaroo. I’ll be 60 on the 15th. I’m on Day 2, not fully juicing yet but will be by my birthday. Great to have support from oldies, newbies, and in-betweenies. Looking forward to being healthier, happier and more alive.The neat this is that you are in charge of your mood so pick a good one :)You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
09/15/2012 at 8:27 PM #40328
I am! I will go as long as it takes to get to my ideal weight of 135 pounds!You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
09/17/2012 at 11:53 AM #40764
I am 58 and planned to juice for 60 days, I am on day 13. My husband is not juicing with me so I have to deal with pizza and all kinds of food around here, it is not easy but I didn’t think it would be. I am down 14lbs and feel better but am craving a salad or something. I am a diet coke addict and that is one reason I am juicing..to stop the craving and it works! After the 60 day juice I plan on following Dr Furhmans Eat to Live program as I have over 100 lbs to lose.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
10/06/2012 at 11:05 AM #45205
I have a 100 pounds to lose also. I put down 70 only because 100 sounds like a hard goal to reach. So at 70 I’ll readjust my goal. Eventually, I want to get the Omega VRT330hd but it’s kind of expensive right now so I’ll continue to use my old juiceman….Tonight I’m going out with the wife and friends so I guess I can have a grilled chicken caesar without too much damage….lol So in short, I have the same plan as you….good luck
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10/23/2012 at 10:01 PM #48549
the Omega Vert is on amazon.ca for 299 right now!! I just ordered it sunday night, got it today (tuesday) and its amazing!! I think it will easily pay for itself in using much less veggies to get the same amount of juice….have a look on amazon!Started October 12th....juicing only...aiming to lose 50 lbs asap!You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
10/26/2012 at 4:10 PM #48980
Actually. don’t get Vert series. If you check the videos on YouTube, it has serious flaws and clogs all the time. I was considering it as its a space saver and looks kind of cute (to DW) but got J8004 instead. Good quality augur and 15 years of warranty.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
11/09/2012 at 9:32 PM #51277
Hi I am knew here I am over 50 I know this post is from August but I am just trying to see where I fit in and get good support and when I read your post it seem to be exactly what I am doing . I am on day 7 and my menu is just as your
doing . I have 90 ilbs to lose . I’m not so sure I am doing this correctleyMichelleYou must be logged in to reply to this topic.
08/13/2012 at 6:51 PM #30669
I am 62 and my plan is to juice as long as I can. Possibly to 60 days. Right now I am at day 17 and when I get to 30 days I will see how its going. I am just juicing no solid food yet. Juice On fellow 50′sYou must be logged in to reply to this topic.
08/28/2012 at 5:53 PM #35025
Any words of wisdom for someone who is considering trying this?You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
08/28/2012 at 6:23 PM #35029
greenveggie, Welcome to the forum!!
First word, is to know WHY you are doing this.
Then how becomes much clearer. I did an extended pre-reboot over months not to prepare but just to begin losing weight. I took out starches and all junk food. When I saw Fat Sick and Nearly Dead, I began to eliminate meat and dairy. I believe that was the reason I experienced next to no “side effects” from the start of the fast.
Invest in a good juicer that will last you since this may become a permanent change instead of a passing fancy. Get a juicer that produces quality juice and has a long warranty.
Lean on the support and encouragement here.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
09/09/2012 at 1:30 PM #38448
Is there any juicer that you recommend? I was reading up on the gerson juicer and they do not recommend the centrifugal juicers at all: quote ” In our experience, centrifugal juicers are wholly incompatible with the Gerson Therapy. Though they are often the most popular and least expensive juicers on the market, we do not recommend using a centrifugal juicer for any condition” Does anyone have a comment on that. Here is a link to their website. http://gerson.org/gerpress/gerson-guide-to-juicers/You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
09/10/2012 at 4:11 PM #38804
Cooks Country aka America’s Test Kitchen and two people I work with all agree that the Breville Juice Fountain Plus is a very good machine. It was the number one choice of testers on ATK. Look at reviews on Amazon and also check out EverythingKitchens.com. The last site include a book and the DVD of “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead”. So far my new Breville Juice Fountain Plus is easy to clean and a good machine that isn’t too loud and too expensive. I am just starting out and just decided last night to try my best to give up all bread, pasta, ice cream, pizza, rolls, cheese and most all dairy products. I only have a cup of skim milk in the mornings at work 5 days a week and plan on switching to a cereal lower in grams on the sugars. I haven’t gotten to the pont of a complete juice fast just yet. I am trying to add on juice a day or most days during the week. I would love to lose about 35 pounds to add to the 27 I lost on Weight Watchers, but more over would love to rid myself of the excess mucous and slight weeze I have. I am over 50 and all that I have read tells me that this is the path to better health. I would love to be at my goals by my birthday in a couple of months!
09/17/2012 at 1:08 AM #40653
I have a Jack La Lane $99 and it makes juice for now . the gear drive make a better juice but I hate the time it take as we also have a gree star juicer . I use the Jack because its fast cheep and easy to slean
09/25/2012 at 2:40 AM #42760
Hi Chantellesa. I currently own several juicers including Acme, Green Power, Breville, and Norwalk. I find myself using the Breville most often because it has a good balance of quality juice and ease of cleaning. There is always a trade off. The Acme extracts more juice but can be a pain to clean without using filters, The Green Power (Same as Gerson and Hippocrates)extracts well but is slow and has many parts to clean, The Norwalk is great for large quantities to be stored, has less oxidation and great extraction capabilities but can be messy especially if the filter cloths and bags are not used properly. For wheat grass a dedicated wheat grass juicer is best.
I believe the Gerson objection to centrifugal juicers is because of the air infusion leading to oxidation. personally I think that it is a non issue if the juice is consumed right away.
There is a lot of discussion about the pros and cons of juicers. My suggestion is to get the best you can afford and get going.
Hope this helps.
10/23/2012 at 7:45 PM #48534
I have had the same question. For me, the Gerson Therapy is overkill, so a centrifugal or masticating juicer is fine. I use a champion. If I had cancer, I would use the Gerson Therapy. However, it has been shown that one can reduce his risk of cancer and slow tumor growth by eating a plant based diet with little or no animal protien. If I wer going to buy a juicer today, I would get a Breville Juice Fountain.Papa Joe
10/26/2012 at 4:18 PM #48981
I got Omega J8004 and will start Gerson Therapy after a couple of months of Green and cabbage juice for my gastrointestinal issues.
09/15/2012 at 12:02 AM #40109
I agree it is very helpful to eat very”clean” for 10 days to 2 weeks at least before you go to straight juice, it helps the body to be prepared and the detox
is not so intense. Eat lots of veggies, nothing processed, very little meat, no sugar, or bread or starch.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
08/28/2012 at 6:57 PM #35038
greenveggie: ccman is right! i’d add that you might want to buy some straws for drinking and add ice to the juices. we stir and taste our juices before we pour in our glasses just in case we need to fine tune a flavor with lemon or ginger or jalapenos! we’re all here with you on your journey just as you will be with us!You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
08/13/2012 at 8:34 PM #30699
I have never joined in a group discussion, but I need all the support I can get. This is officially day one. I’ve been juicing and eating this past week in preparation. I’m almost 59 so I think I qualify for this group.
I am primarily doing this for medical reasons. I, like Joe and Phil, have had urticarial vasculitis for 15 years. I have tried dozens of “remedies” and doctors to no avail. The only thing that keeps the hives under control are drugs with bad side effects. I was on prednisone for over 8 years and on and off since then as I have asthma also. Needless to say, weight is also a problem.
This is going to take all my willpower. I am a confirmed chocoholic. In preparation, I stopped eating chocolate last week. So far so good. Actually, today has not been too bad. I’m getting a good work out going to the bathroom! I see that as a potential problem when going out. Does that subside after a while or do you just learn where all the bathrooms are in town?
Thank you, Rosie, for starting this. It’s nice to know I’ll have the support of people with the benefit of years of wisdom going through the same thing.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
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08/13/2012 at 8:58 PM #30703
Hi all, glad I found you. Like running into old friends.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
08/13/2012 at 9:02 PM #30706
Also, to address Prishaynes questions, I am just juicing and not sure for how long. I want to give my body a total break to see if I can get results like Joe and Phil. After about 15 days, I am going to ask my doctor to lower some of the meds. This is a big risk, every time we have tried to lower the meds in the past, I break out in hives all over. However, given Joe’s results, I feel I have to try.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
08/13/2012 at 9:05 PM #30707
Hi- thanks to all the support and info you’ve all shared on this blog and the “part 1″ over 50 blog. I’ve lost 13 lbs since July 26. Yea! I’m 61 and haven’t seen this weight in many years. I’m going on straight juice for 30 days, then I intend to add 1 meal a day til I’ve lost 30 lbs. At that point I’ll decide what/if I’ll keep going or take a breather. My husband and have been vegan for a year so that’s my permanent eating style. I’ve been so much healthier as a vegan! Back to normal blood pressure and cholesterol, No colds, no serious asthma, no bronchitis—I’ve built up sick days for future use at work….never could do that before. I’m borderline diabeticand while juicing my fasting blood glucose is 90-100. Much better than a month ago. This is definitely the eating style my body has been waiting for! Juice on! Nora-Ithaca,NYNora ***** Life is no brief candle for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations. -- George Bernard ShawYou must be logged in to reply to this topic.
08/13/2012 at 11:43 PM #30760
FYI, I recently purchased and just received today The Juicing Bible by Pat Crocker, that I read somewhere Joe Cross recommended. It is a very informative book and lists all types of ailments and what fruits and vegetables are good for them. It also lists herbs and what they are good for and also has recipes. I bought mine on ebay, gently used, and it seems to be brand new and I only paid $9.00 shipping included. Juice On!!You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
08/14/2012 at 2:45 AM #30780
Maybe you could share an occasional recipe that you particularly like from your new recipe book!
Crafty58, I so hope you have success this time in reducing your meds…they take such a toll on our bodies. Congratulations for doing this for YOU!
Prishaynes, I am juicing breakfast and lunch with the occasional snack juice and eat a raw dinner. I have been doing this since June 12th and have lost 32 lbs so far, gotten off my diabetes meds and cut my blood pressure meds in half! Juice on and welcome to the forum!
Nora, welcome to the forum. It sounds like you have more knowledge about vegan living than I do. Please feel free to add any advice on health issues and things that have worked for you!
dthack…amen! I am all for no drama and no negativity!”Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” St. Francis of AssisiYou must be logged in to reply to this topic.
08/14/2012 at 7:53 AM #30805
Hi all, I appologize for taking part in the madness. I find that I am a bit more reactive while fasting, or maybe I’m just getting old.
Rosie, thanks for “rebooting” this thread. Did you get either of my E-Mails?
Prishaynes, I started out with the idea to do a 60 day reboot with the possibility of extending it to 90 days. I was juice only (except for the occasional breakfast smoothie) until last week (week when I at a few salads and black beans. I like the idea of going all the way to goal weight, but I don’t think I could go that long. I have lost 64 lbs thus far and have another 75 to go. I know that as I get smaller the weight loss will get slower. I am also a bit concerned about losing muscle mass. Joe Cross says that 30% of his weight loss was muscle. It may be that we lose muscle mass because we are carying around less weight (more than 4 bowling balls so far, with another 5 to go). Ultimately, though, I am in this to regain my health which may be a long journey. So I will go 90 days, then switch to phase One of “Eat to Live” until I reach 200 lbs.
Crafty58, Best wishes for getting your disease under control. In an interview clip, Joe Cross reported that he has been drug free since the reboot, though he has the occasional flare-up when he gets tired. He believes that he will have the disease for life, though with a diet rich in plant foods, he hasn’t needed the meds.
Good Health,Papa JoeYou must be logged in to reply to this topic.
08/14/2012 at 7:57 AM #30806
Crafty, I too have had hives. Nothing worked. But since I started the fast (I’m on day 7) I haven’t had one hive. YIPPEE. I’ve lost 10 pounds and am starting to decrease some of the drugs (that don’t work anyway)
Hang in there!You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
08/14/2012 at 8:30 AM #30812
Morning All! I’m 57 and Sue62 on 8/13 stated goals similar to mine. I’m on day 15 of juice only and plan to stay that way through 30..evaluate..60…evaluate and then we’ll see! I can see going past 60 easily. I prepared with 11 days of veggie/fruit smoothies only and that is what I will return to for at least 10 days when I finish the juice only. After that, back to Eat to Live, which I have been doing for 1 1/2 years,with 2 smoothies or juices per day. I really think pulverizing my food has helped me gain those nutrients that have been missing over the years. I’m sharing my after juicing plans b/c I believe it is critical for me to have a plan and work my plan. I should probably also say that I only just let my husband and daughter know that I was doing this (we were headed away for the day and I packed and drank my juice while out)…it is amazing how you can live with people and they don’t even realize that you haven’t been eating with them or that you feel/look healthier/better?!?! Really! I guess as long as their food needs are being met (yep, I prepare their daily food). Anyway, I’m sharing here, have my support here, and am very proud of myself for putting effort into myself these days. Happy Juicing!You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
08/14/2012 at 12:02 PM #30885
RosieRags: Great juicing stats! I’m looking forward to getting there & beyond! Thanks for being here
Papa Joe: Well done – I will be moving forward with Eat to Live, too!
dthack: Awesome story – inspirational.
Everybody: I’m glad so many will be around still with me. My husband is juicing with me but he doesn’t have this compulsion to check in with other juicers and make comparisons, etc. This gives me an outlet so I don’t drive him crazy! Thanks to all of you for being here!
Juice On!You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
08/14/2012 at 12:09 PM #30889
Rosie, will definitely share recipes once I start trying them. So far I have been sticking to Joe’s 4 mean green recipes adding some fruit to my morning juice.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
08/14/2012 at 10:57 PM #31119
Thank you Rosie and Papa Joe. Your support means so much.
Becky, I am so excited you’ve had some success! Keep us posted as you go down on meds. I can’t wait to get to that point.
Dthack, hang in, we’re here to support you. I have my family’s support. My husband is skeptical and doesn’t want me to see me hurt again, but he understands that I have to try one more time. I told him I would cook for him, but he is doing it. My daughter may even do a fast with me!
I am at the end of day two and feeling just fine. I even went to the store for some veggies. Tomorrow I’m going to take the grandkids to our village farmer’s market.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
08/15/2012 at 4:35 PM #31326
On July 3, 2012 I was 255lbs, 5’9″, 63 year old male. I have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, A-fib, sleep apnea and I snore. Six weeks ago I started making changes to what I put in my mouth. Simple but profound. I immediately cut out white flour, sugar, potatoes and rice. I started eating lean meat and vegetables. I also started walking and drinking water. I lost 17lbs. You might call it my pre-pre-reboot.
Three days ago my son and I had a “let’s get healthy talk” We talked about Advocare, Visalus and watched FS&ND. I didn’t want to be beholden to a company and drinking “their brand”. The idea of getting a juicer and doing a reboot has captivated and consumed my thinking process for three days. I have researched juicers and know which one I will “start” with, not necessarily the one I will end up with. I have read all the success stories on this site and quite a few posts about getting started. I don’t have the money for the juicer in my hot little hand but I have work scheduled that will enable me to get started soon. I should begin my pre-reboot soon as I eat through a little left over chicken and steak, maybe two days.
I am as excited for the weight loss as for the health benefits of better nutrition and of course I am looking for that energy boost. Past sixty I need all the help I can get. I have abused this body for sixty plus years I want to see what I might be able to “squeeze” out of it.
One last thing, I have developed pain in one knee and I want to see if super charged juice and weight loss will repair it. Might have to go to the gym and try the ellipticals.
I am done. I am in. Can’t wait to get started.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
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