FAQ

Since we started Raw Juice Cleanse Recipes we have been getting a lot of similar questions. We thought we would compile these questions into a frequently asked questions page, or FAQ. Hope this will help!


Q: What is the minimum amount of juice I am suppose to drink every day during a juice cleanse?

A: The minimum amount of juice you should drink a day during juice cleanse is a gallon or 4 quarts. You do not want to starve yourself or deprive yourself during a juice cleanse. This is a good minimal amount of juice to give your body to be sure it gets the nutrients it needs to perform its functions, and give you good detox and weight loss results.

You can read more about this in detail and also the maximum amount you should be drinking by following this link here all about how much juice should I be drinking each day during my juice cleanse?

 

Q: What kinds of juice am I suppose to drink during a juice cleanse?

A: You want your juices to be primarily green juices. That includes vegetables and leafy greens. You can make fruit juices or green juices with fruit in them, but you want to make sure you that most of the juices you make are green. You can click the link below to read more about green juices and why they are so important during a juice cleanse.

Why Green Juices During A Juice Cleanse. 
 

Q: How long am I suppose to do a juice cleanse for?

A: The duration of a juice cleanse is really up to the individual. You can do a 1 day, 3 day, 7 day, two week, one month, 60 day, 90 day juice cleanse or longer if you want. Whatever you like. If you are looking for bigger, more substantial results, you will probably want to do a longer juice cleanse.

If you are planning on doing a longer juice cleanse it would be a good idea to talk to a nutritionist or qualified health professional. If you have any health issues, concerns, or are on any medications we recomend you consult your health physician before doing any cleanse. They can give you advice based on your specific situation.

 

Q: Does it matter whether I use organic or conventional produce?

A: You betcha! Conventional produce can contain toxic chemicals that can be bad for your health. If you can afford it, buy organic produce. If conventional is all you can afford, then the benefits of doing a juice cleanse definitely outweight any toxins that are found in the produce. To find out more about what produce you want to buy organic as much as possible, and what you can save money on by buying conventional, here is a link to the dirty dozen and the clean fifteen below.

The Dirty Dozen and The Clean Fifteen.

 

Q: Can I eat during a juice cleanse?

A: Doing a juice cleanse means you are just drinking fresh, raw juices. If you would like to incorporate smoothies or food that is up to you, but it would not be considered a juice cleanse at that point. A lot of the benefits of a juice cleanse come from drinking only juices during one.

 

Q: Do I drink water during a juice cleanse?

A: Yes, it is a good idea to drink water during a juice cleanse.

 

Q: Can I use a blender to make juices?

A: Yes. If you cannot afford a juicer, and already have a blender, go for it. The only thing you would have to consider is it will take more time to make juice, especially during a juice cleanse. When you blend the fruit and vegetables you will have to separate the juice from the pulp (or fiber). You will need a nut milk bag or cheese cloth to extract the juice. Squeeze the bag (or cloth) over a container, without letting the pulp come out. Voila! You have juice.

 

Q: When do I drink juice during the juice cleanse?

A: Whenever you like. It is a free for all! You can separate it into meals if you like, or drink it every couple of hours. You can also drink it when you are hungry. It is up to you. I try to space it out during the day so I make sure I get at least a minimum of a gallon a day. You want to make sure that you get enough juice! If you are hungry you probably need to drink more. The more you drink, the better!

Q: How do I take my juices with me while I am out or at work? 

This is a question we have been asked a lot and lucky for you we have written an entire post covering how to store your juices properly! All of the top section of the article covers quite a few ways of storing your juice in different containers and using specific produce items so that it will keep longer.

The bottom section covers how to store those juice containers so that they will be portable, kept cool and out of the light as much as possible while you are out and about. You can read this article by clicking here.

Good luck with your juice cleanse, may it provide you with lasting results! It is always good to tune into your body and listen to what it is telling you. If you have any other questions that we did not answer here or would like more detail, please feel free to comment on any page!

 

 

 

 

 

The information on this web site is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or disease. Please consult a qualified health professional before beginning any new health program.

 

 

Comments

  1. Staci says

    I just finished a 7 day cleanse to jump start weight loss and begin a healthier lifestyle. What is the best way to now reintroduce food into my diet?

    • says

      Hello Staci,

      First of all congratulations on your new start! The best way to reintroduce food back into your diet immediately following your juice cleanse is to keep it raw and living. What I mean is that you want to eat raw fruits and vegetables as much as possible for your meals. A great way to do this is by making smoothies if you have a blender and also salads. You can of course just eat the fruits and vegetables whole as well. :)

      It isn’t a bad idea to continue having a juice or more a day also as you break your juice cleanse. Of course you could continue having a juice a day or more all of he time and it wouldn’t be a bad idea either. In the long run eating more and more raw living foods as part of your diet will go a long way!

  2. Danna says

    Do you have a grocery list for newbies to help get started? I love your site and I have ordered my juicer and am ready to go. Thank you for the inspiration.

    • says

      Hello Danna,

      We do not have a grocery list on our website as of yet. If you are doing a juice cleanse it would be a good idea to look at some of the juice recipes ahead of time that you plan on using. Put together an estimate and buy what you think you might need for around three days. It is a good idea to buy ahead of time at first so you are first not putting yourself into an atmosphere where you may be tempted by food and second because it will save you time from running around back and forth.

      We have been working feverishly on an Ebook that will be a complete guide to doing a juice cleanse and will include a shopping list as well as menu for those who want one. Since this does not help you at the moment some other things I can tell you are these.
      (You may have read this on the site, but hopefully something here can help).

      Drink a minimum of 1 gallon a day of juice
      Make sure a majority of this juice is green juice
      Keep this in mind and like I said above note down some juice recipes you will want to make during your juice cleanse. Bring the list of ingredients with you to the grocery store and buy a little more than what you think you might need. This way you will at minimum not leave yourself short.

      We are very glad that you have found inspiration on our site and love to hear from people! We are all here to help each other and it is people like you who also inspire us every day!

      If you have any other questions Danna feel free to ask away!

  3. Diane says

    I am a newbie with Diabetes and high blood. I have tried to lose this additional 10-15 and believe with juice I can have a change in medication. Blood Sugar is great ! Where would I start with as far as days? and if green vegatables is my starter, I drive almost 45 minutes to work will I make it, Lol.

    • says

      Hello Diane! I am assuming you are asking how many days in a row would you start juicing to begin with? If this is correct I would say that it might be a good idea to have a green juice a day for a week before attempting a full on juice cleanse. If you really want to do a full juice cleanse though do not let me stop you! Sometimes diving in head first is the best way to kickstart our health!

      I would advise that you do your best to use the restroom as much as possible before your 45 minute drive to work. You might also want to drink your juice a bit before you have to leave so that you will have time before. Other than that you should be just fine. In general peeing will be mostly what you will need to do as you take in only liquids during a juice cleanse. Just being right to the point bowel movements may be a bit more at first, but in general peeing is more of what you will be wanting to do.

      Besides all of this if you have not read this article yet you really should! Ray Whitney Heals Type II Diabetes Through Juicing! On the bottom of that post is also links to his blog and facebook page. He has been in the midst of moving overseas as of late, but I believe he is a bit more active lately than he has been in a bit. Feel free to ask Ray more about how he has beat Diabetes with juicing on his facebook page. Ray is someone I have communicated with personally quite a few times and he is really a nice guy that I am sure would love to share what he knows.

      Good luck Diane and if you ever have any other questions let us know! Best wishes with your health and well being!

  4. Emma Flowers says

    Hello! I am thinking about beginning a juice cleanse starting on the first days of February. I am most interested in losing weight, specifically the flab on my stomach. Where did you lose weight the most? How long did you do the juice cleanse for and how many pounds did you drop? Thanks!

    • says

      Hello Emma,

      We are actually in the middle of a juice cleanse right now and are on day 22! We did a 30 day juice cleanse last year which may be what you are referring to, and we each lost around 27 pounds. That juice cleanse was 30 days long. The weight comes off pretty much like it would if you were doing an exercise program. What I mean is that it comes off in the same areas that it would if you were just eating right and exercising. That is if you make sure you are drinking at least a gallon a day of juice, and the majority of that juice is green juice.

      The weight dropped from all over my body personally, but I first began to notice it in my face and then my belly. The weight stayed off as well for many months, until due to stress and our own diet choices we put some back on over the following year. We have since learned that stress plays a huge part in keeping up with diet, and are dedicated to finally releasing as much of the extra weight off of our body as possible this time!

      We are on day 22 right now like I said above and my belly is shrinking slowly. We have decided not to weight ourselves this time as much, as that can get in the way mentally during a juice cleanse. We are going by the results we are seeing and the drop in clothing sizes also.

      Liisa who is the other amazing person who runs this website is doing this with me and her pants are literally falling off of her as she walks now. She will most likely have to buy a whole new set of pants within a few weeks, or get a belt and wear pants that will be way to big for her by then.

      We are both dedicated to this %100 this time and can’t wait to get back to our healthy weights! We also would recommend that you at minimum get some kind of cardio in. This should be lighter cardio at first such as walking, cycling, hiking or moderate elliptical/treadmill. This will help to encourage and increase your juice cleansing efforts.

      If you need some more inspiration you should watch Fat Sick and Nearly Dead. It is free on hulu.com and follows Joe Cross who did a 60 day juice cleanse and lost over 80 pounds!

      Hope all of this will be of some help to you Emma, and if you have any other questions ask away!

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