All fruit or vegtable juice diet?

rae06186
rae06186 Posts: 6
edited April 2015 in Food and Nutrition
I've heard of an liquid diet and I would like to try it. I was thinking about drinking only v8 juices for a few weeks. Does anyone know how safe this is?
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  • jgnatca
    jgnatca Posts: 14,465 Member
    MFP offers a way to lose weight by counting calories from a wide variety of foods. This is a safe, reliable, and healthy way to lose weight.

    It is not safe to choose one food and try and diet off it. Your body needs variety. Like, where's your protein, fats, and carbs?

    http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/
  • CatHunterFit
    CatHunterFit Posts: 194 Member
    Not safe to do a juice diet for that long. Neither is is sustainable. Any weight you lose will go straight back on when you start to eat food again.

    To lose weight, AND keep it off, do it slowly through counting your cals and getting some exercise in.
  • Myhaloslipped
    Myhaloslipped Posts: 4,317 Member
    It is not safe at all. Terrible idea.
  • beemerphile1
    beemerphile1 Posts: 1,710 Member
    Ridiculous thing to do.
  • yarwell
    yarwell Posts: 10,479 Member
    rae06186 wrote: »
    I've heard of an liquid diet and I would like to try it. I was thinking about drinking only v8 juices for a few weeks. Does anyone know how safe this is?

    Probably not. 5 days or one week would be a better place to start. See how that works, check with your doctor or healthcare provider first.
  • Ready2Rock206
    Ready2Rock206 Posts: 9,490 Member
    No. Terrible idea. What about protein, fats, other nutrients you actually need? Plus a couple glasses of v8 isn't going to get you anywhere near the calories you need to just function in your daily life. You're going to be a lethargic, hangry, malnourished mess. Not a good way to go through life.
  • salembambi
    salembambi Posts: 5,607 Member
    v8 isnt even that great for you sounds like a silly idea
  • Ninkyou
    Ninkyou Posts: 6,666 Member
    Probably not the best of ideas.

    I recommend just using MFP and following your calorie goal. It's free and you can eat all of your normal foods (in moderation).
  • teagirlmedium
    teagirlmedium Posts: 679 Member
    I did not know there was a V8 diet until you mentioned it. I do not have any input on this. I would just like to ask what made you choose that diet, and exactly how many weeks are you planning on doing this diet?
  • savvyfantastic
    savvyfantastic Posts: 112 Member
    Unless you have certain health conditions, a juice diet is unnecessary and unlikely to provide you with sufficient fiber, fat and protein, while being likely to be disproportionately high in excess carbohydrates (sugars).

    it's easy to get caught up in the gimmickness of diets like this but from a nutritional (as well as enjoyment) position they don't really stand up.
  • ninerbuff
    ninerbuff Posts: 46,188 Member
    rae06186 wrote: »
    I've heard of an liquid diet and I would like to try it. I was thinking about drinking only v8 juices for a few weeks. Does anyone know how safe this is?
    If you're doing it for weight loss, don't. Liquid diets have one of the highest rate of weight regain versus any other diet.

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  • sheezup2sumtin
    sheezup2sumtin Posts: 5 Member
    Watch Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead on HULU for free. Itʻs a documentary on a man who went on a juice fast. Then do your own research on it before you get into to it. Hope this helps
  • Ready2Rock206
    Ready2Rock206 Posts: 9,490 Member
    Watch Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead on HULU for free. Itʻs a documentary on a man who went on a juice fast. Then do your own research on it before you get into to it. Hope this helps

    Then watch the follow up movie where they all gain a bunch of weight again and then have to juice again and then gain weight again and then juice again. I don't know the name of it but its with the same guy and its on Netflix.

  • sheezup2sumtin
    sheezup2sumtin Posts: 5 Member
    edited April 2015
    Then watch the follow up movie where they all gain a bunch of weight again and then have to juice again and then gain weight again and then juice again. I don't know the name of it but its with the same guy and its on Netflix.

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    Itʻs the sequel to the movie. Not all gained it back. No oneʻs perfect. Those that do gain it back do so because of emotional issues that they need to get help for. After the reboot phase, itʻs "suppose" to reset your system to consuming more vegetables, fruits, and nuts into your diet. You do not have to go extreme as the 2 main guys did. Having "juice" along with regular meals is a healthy way to start if you are considering doing a full on juice fast.

  • auntstephie321
    auntstephie321 Posts: 3,586 Member
    edited April 2015
    Watch Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead on HULU for free. Itʻs a documentary on a man who went on a juice fast. Then do your own research on it before you get into to it. Hope this helps

    Then watch the follow up movie where they all gain a bunch of weight again and then have to juice again and then gain weight again and then juice again. I don't know the name of it but its with the same guy and its on Netflix.

    This was done by an individual with a sever auto immune condition and was monitored by a doctor. They did not all gain it back, the main person in the documentary has had great success with it.

    If you are considering it for weight loss it may not be the best path to go. Also you would need a variety of juices to meet nutrient requirements, store bought v8 would not be the best choice.

    A juice fast is extremely difficult as well and most when starting out will try it for 1 to 3 days.
  • rae06186
    rae06186 Posts: 6
    Thanks for the advice everyone! I'm going to try a different way to diet now. Didn't know it was such a bad idea!! :)
  • JoRocka
    JoRocka Posts: 17,553 Member
    rae06186 wrote: »
    Thanks for the advice everyone! I'm going to try a different way to diet now. Didn't know it was such a bad idea!! :)

    perhaps- a calorie deficit which includes moderation.
  • MKEgal
    MKEgal Posts: 3,252 Member
    Sorry for the necropost, but in case someone does a search looking for info, I want them to find
    solid scientific reasons to dissuade them from 'juicing'.

    Drinking a lot of juice is not a healthy way to lose weight, and if you go over your necessary calories you _won't_
    lose weight. Eating calories tells your body it's full. Drinking calories does not.

    Here's a good place to start searching for reliable peer-reviewed research about health topics:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19110020
    The effect of fruit in different forms on energy intake and satiety at a meal
    "whole apple increased satiety more than applesauce or apple juice... results suggest that solid fruit affects satiety
    more than pureed fruit or juice, and that eating fruit at the start of a meal can reduce energy intake."
    The abstract has a link to the full article, for free.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6259919
    The role of dietary fiber in satiety, glucose, and insulin: studies with fruit and fruit juice
    "Satiety, assessed by two subjective scoring systems, was greater after whole fruit than after juice and the return of
    appetite was delayed. With oranges, as previously reported with apples, there was a significantly smaller insulin
    response to fruit than to juice and less postabsorptive fall in plasma glucose."

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17579632
    Effects of food form on appetite and energy intake in lean and obese young adults
    "total daily energy intake was significantly higher ... on days the beverage forms of the high-carbohydrate, -fat and
    -protein foods were ingested... This was due more to a weak effect on satiety"
    (IOW, solid foods are more satisfying, even if the liquid form has the same # of calories.)


    For advice on how to lose weight in a healthy way, read these, especially sexypants.
    http://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/1080242/a-guide-to-get-you-started-on-your-path-to-sexypants

    http://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10012907/logging-accuracy-consistency-and-youre-probably-eating-more-than-you-think

    http://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/819925/the-basics-dont-complicate-it/p1

    http://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/872212/youre-probably-eating-more-than-you-think/p1

    http://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/833026/important-posts-to-read/p1
  • melimomTARDIS
    melimomTARDIS Posts: 1,953 Member
    No. Terrible idea. What about protein, fats, other nutrients you actually need? Plus a couple glasses of v8 isn't going to get you anywhere near the calories you need to just function in your daily life. You're going to be a lethargic, hangry, malnourished mess. Not a good way to go through life.

    agree.
  • andyluvv
    andyluvv Posts: 281 Member
    salembambi wrote: »
    v8 isnt even that great for you sounds like a silly idea

    Have you checked the ingredients and composition? http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/10449/2

    No fats, very low protein AND quite a bit of sodium.
    If you want to eat like that, just make a salad and add a lot of salt, followed by a glass of water
    ...does it sound good for you?

    I'd steer clear.