Juice Up Your Life Program
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Getting Started Videos
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Storing Your Juice
Interested in storing your juice? In this video I will show you how to correctly store your juice and give you information on the most beneficial containers that are used for storing juice. I will also talk about the advantages of freshly juiced vegetables and disadvantages of keeping stored juice.
Let's talk about how to detox while juicing, shall we?
A Hot Topic in the last few years, Fasting with Juice is the subject of this great Video. Green on the inside / Clean on the inside is one of Drew's favorite sayings. Magnesium is a key to Juicing and Dark Greens are the best source.
Timeline / 7 Days. This is your first Goal - Get to 7 days Fasting on Juice and eat only;
- Egg whites
AVOID these foods:
- Red Meat
You need to allow your body to HEAL.
There is a LOT of info in the Video that is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT for your Transformation. Take out a pen and paper and TAKE NOTES while watching. Then watch it again. And again. YES, it IS that important!
Recipes that Work
In this video we break down a few recipes that work. You can also find them in the Juice Up Your Life E Book…The most important thing to remember is to just have fun.
Drew talks about all the recipes in the FitLife juice book that he likes most. They ALL are excellent but of course every person has different tastes. The most important factor is to USE THE BOOK and Drink as much great juices as possible.
JUICE UP YOUR LIFE!
Stick with the greens at first. 80 - 90% of your juices should be greens.
Stay away from sugary and acidic fruits like grapes and pineapple.
Mixing veggies and fruits is NOT a great idea because they digest at different rates and cause more stress for your body to handle that.
ZMA- A great sleep-supplement that Drew Recommends.
Watch this Video to see which Juices Drew recommends for the beginner, for better sleeping, and for lots of other situations that members will encounter.
GREEN ON THE INSIDE / CLEAN ON THE INSIDE!
Cleaning Your Juicer
Juicing can get messy! In this video I will breakdown the easiest way to clean your juicer.
One of the biggest objections Drew hears is that the cleaning takes too long.
Drew shows you the best way to take apart, clean, and put back together the juicer fast and easy.
Most veggies can just go down the insinkerator, making clean-up easier and faster.
No need to scrub because you will be using the juice multiple times a day. With veggies there is less chance of flies also because there is less sugar that attracts them. Of course hot water is best. 2 minutes and you should de DONE.
NO MORE EXCUSES THAT IT TAKES TOO LONG TO JUICE!
A question I often get asked is how do you chose your veggies Drew? I'm going to make a video of me actually going through the store soon for you. This will work for now though.
Choosing the right fruits and vegetables is the most important factor for the beginner, especially someone who has never juiced before and is going to be fasting during the early parts of the Transformation. Drew explains a LOT of info about which veggies and fruits are the best, contain the most water, vitamins, minerals etc. GREAT STUFF for the beginner and the pro alike.
The 7 habits of Highly Successful Juicers are as follows:
2. Organic VS Not Organic
3. In Season
4. Local Grown
5. Where to Buy
6. Drew's Soft / Hard Method
7. How to wrap leaves to get the maximum amount of juice
So fellow Juicers, WATCH THIS VIDEO, Take Notes, and get started Juicing and Transforming your LIFE.
Benefits of Juicing
In this video, I will explain the powers of juicing, reasons why you should juice, and why juicing is so beneficial. I will also talk about how juicing effects your heart health, liver, alkalizing your body, nutrient deficiencies, and the nutrients involved that help you become healthy and maintain it.
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What Should You Do First?
Lose the old mentality of eating animal protein, dairy and pasta at every meal. Eating sensible, with a diet loaded in fruits and vegetables, is a much healthier option. When you begin juicing, it does so much more for you than you could ever imagine.
Eating an abundance of uncooked live foods flushes your body of all the unwanted toxic chemicals that are in your body. It leaves you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and with a much greater sense of peace and well-being. If you have ever done yoga or gotten a back massage, the rejuvenated feeling you have after is similar to the effects of consuming a cup of juice.
The pure foods leave your skin looking like you're pregnant. (Well, if you're a guy, it just makes you glow.) The ladies will notice, trust me. The pure live food also makes you smell cleaner, leaving you with naturally fresh breath. People who get sick often, and who start on a juice diet filled with healthy, live foods, usually report back to me with greater immune function and in better shape. Getting sick is a thing of the past. One of the great things that I've found while juicing is that my mind is now in control of my body and feeds it only what is necessary for the life of the trillions of cells in my body.
Sometimes, if my joints are sore from lifting, I'll have a certain juice (that can be found in this book) and my pains will go away. If my nose is plugged up from allergies and sinus pressure, I am now the holder of a secret juice recipe that will knock that symptom's socks off, getting my sinuses back in working order. If I feel like I'm coming down with a cold there are several juices that will push it out, making it insignificant and meaningless.
There is so much more your juice can do for you. Research points to certain types of vitamins and minerals in veggies to be a great preventative measure for many deadly diseases. I'm convinced that juice is the answer to many of America's health problems. If you're overweight, juice. If you're tired, ugly or broke, juice. OK, maybe we can leave off the broke part, but you get my point.
There is also some really good news when you start juicing. You don't have to go out and buy any late-night info products, pills, powders or supplements to add to your juice. It's all inside the delicious fruits and vegetables. Green on the inside, clean on the inside.
Fruit Juice and Veggie Juice
The recipes are the "Juice" of this book. They are all to be mixed and matched. The way I like my juice is completely different than the way you might like your juice. Plus, I've been juicing for a while now, so I'll double-up on a lot of the recipes. My advice for you is to experiment with what you like.
There are some fundamental base mixtures you can add to any veggie juice. There are also some things with which you want to proceed with caution (which are discussed later). Also, just because you are missing one ingredient doesn't mean you should run to the store or not have the juice. Juice it up anyway; you might surprise yourself with the taste.
Green juices are my go-to; I feel like my body just loves green drinks. You want to be careful in the beginning though. If you are not used to the greens, you could experience some gastric pain. This is why it is always good to mix your green drinks with apple, cucumber, celery or carrots at first, something a little milder.
Fruit and Veggies Don't Mix You can juice anything green. Cucumbers and celery naturally give more juice than a lot of the leafy or coniferous vegetables like broccoli. It's always a good idea to make three-quarters of the cup a watery base like cucumber or celery and then the rest spinach, collard greens, cabbage or beats. This will be the easiest method for your digestion at first. Eventually your body will become used to the veggies and you will be able to drink an entire glass of spinach juice.
If you want to feel like your intestinal track just got back from a kung fu convention, go ahead and try it. It's a completely different process, except for carrots and apples. What happens when you mix your fruit and veggies is the fruit will ferment and it's a lot harder for the juice to break down. For example, what would normally take 30 minutes to process in your body will take three hours to process. It's even worse is when you have fruit with meat. You just expanded your digestion time from three hours to eight. Not good on anybody's system.
Why Should You Juice?
All the smart kids are doing it.JK. When I use the word "kids", I'm not being derogatory. This is a fact. When you juice, you feel younger, similar to the way a young toddler feels on a swing. You get my point. No one can tell you what juicing can do for you until you have savored your first cup.
Since you probably don't have a glass in front of you now, let me explain the multitude of health benefits regardless of your age, race, or current physical condition. It has been said we are what we eat, and it is proven that a diet of fresh juice, legumes, organic fruits, and vegetables will aid you in obtaining great health. I consider myself living proof!
This book is not to be treated as a scientific research paper based on the thousands of trials and tests done on humans for decades on end. No, this book is about my personal experience with "the juice" and the many others who have joined The New Lean revolution in order to take ownership once and for all of their physical and mental well-being. I believe by adding juice to your life you will contribute greatly to your cardiovascular health. As I sit here typing this, my resting heart rate is anywhere from 45 to 50 beats a minute. If you apply the principles in this book to your own life you will enhance your physical performance, help your blood pressure, your sleep will be much more restful, and you will have more energy than you have ever imagined! I've had many friends join me on various social media networks asking for juice recipes and going out and buying themselves juicers. The emails are coming in constantly from people who have joined the revolution and freed themselves from their old limiting and destructive ways of bodily satisfaction and nourishment.
Every day my friends and I are nourishing trillions of cells in our bodies with the best form of food we could ever take in. I'm not advocating that you stop eating and only juice. What I do is I plan out five to eight small meals a day and juice in between. My small meals are basically snacks. This keeps my insulin from spiking and my metabolism revved up to the max. When your metabolism is working for you and not against you, you can stop worrying about working out so much or counting calories. My body was laden with pounds of excessive fat and I thought the only way to rid myself of this was to "work out," and boy, was I wrong. Now, I work out half as much and my body takes care of itself. Once all the toxins were out of my system, it was much easier to lose the fat in those almost impossible-to-lose places.
Overall Health Benefits
Eating enough fruits and vegetables can sometimes be hard given the current workload and fast-paced lifestyles that we all live. Many of the people who have sat down with me ask me how I have enough time to meditate, juice, eat healthy, and work out. It's like I'm some kind of freak they found at a circus show. My response to them is simple.
A healthy lifestyle is the foundation for everything! The time I take to better my physical and mental health is the time that gives me my life-force for living an amazing life!
The time I dedicate to my personal well-being gives me the unstoppable amounts of energy I have on a daily basis. It calms me, and the best part about it is that it keeps me super healthy. Without a healthy mind and body we are unable to do all that is possible for us to do in this life. I get so much more accomplished in my day with this healthy foundation, and you will too, once you take the time to start.
The Benefits of Juice
As we all know, we are what we eat. The body needs "live food" to build "live cells." When I say live foods, I'm talking about foods that come directly out of the soil and are alive. Raw foods, not cooked, like beans, nuts, legumes, fruits, and my favorite VEGETABLES! When we eat live foods, our bodies consume the liquid immediately and then pass onto the lower digestive tract all of the excess. Imagine an IV of super, powerful, energy-rich foods pumped immediately into the organ of your choice, supplying all the quintessential nutrients you need for the day. The juicer does all of the work for you, so that when you drink that glass of "heaven in your mouth" (that's what I call it), you feel it instantly! How's that sound? The juice from the juicer is much better for you than any juice you can buy from the store.
When juice sits on a counter or in the fridge, it oxidizes and loses the lion's share of nutrients. Plus, juice from a juicer is not pasteurized, meaning it isn't cooked or boiled to help it stay on the shelf longer. The fresh juice is literally bursting with live energy ready to heal, pump, and energize you all day. Many of my friends first asked me, "Why a juicer Drew? Can't I do the same thing with a blender?" The answer is, "No." Using a blender puts pulp into your juice, which is the same thing as eating the whole thing. Your body still has to expend energy to break it down. The juicer takes the fiber and makes it go bye-bye, leaving your lips with the luscious live liquid.
FACT: One cup of raw carrot juice contains the same amount of nutrients as four cups of diced carrots. Carrot juice is like dessert - sweet and energy-packed.
Ninety-five percent of the nourishment from fruit and vegetable juice is immediately released into the blood stream. Your body wants to give you a high-five when you feed it the juice. When I first started juicing, I would take enough vitamins and supplements to supply a pharmacy. After juicing for a while, I could tell the vitamins would have to go because I was already supplying my body with all of the vitamins it needed through the juice! So, supplying your body with live juice is a great way to open your refrigerator and kick supplements in the butt on the way out.
Veggie Vs. Fruit Juice
It's important to know the difference between the two. Vegetables are much harder to digest. They tend to be much bulkier and break down slower in the body. When I drink green veggie juice, my mind and body reward me big time and immediately with lasting energy and immunity.
You see, vegetables are the building blocks of life! They are responsible for providing you with strong healthy bones, tissues, muscles and nerve support. When you consume veggies, you can rest assured you are getting all or most of the nutrients, minerals and vitamins you need that day.
Whole fruits are much easier to digest than vegetables and always should be taken separately. If I'm going to indulge in a fruit juice, I'll leave a window of 30 minutes to an hour before I eat or drink anything else. Most fruits like apples, pears, and plums contain a lot of digestive enzymes that will keep your digestive system regular. Fruits have the lion's share of the antioxidants your body requires as well.
Fruits give me radical amounts of energy before I make my way into the gym at 6. a.m. every morning. On occasion, I'll have a cheat day where I skip the gym and eat a bunch of not-so-good carbs, like sushi or potatoes. On these days, I'll prepare by drinking real grapefruit juice. This helps control my insulin levels, keeping me a lean machine, even on cheat days.
Vegetable juicing is always best when you're trying to lose weight.!The minerals and high-potassium content hydrate your cells and force out the sodium that causes water retention.!Regularly drinking vegetable juice helps super-boost your health and remove toxins in your body.
Many of the green drinks are effective at pushing out excess water and toxins that could be holding your fat back from melting off of you. For example, the Mega Man Green Drink will get rid of the excess water from your cells. The Mega Man consists of kale, spinach, celery, lemon, dandelion greens, cucumber and ginger; it's also one of my favorites. This combination is a potassium powerhouse.! For taste, you might add half a carrot and a green apple or a quarter of a lemon to make this juice. If you don't do anything else to lose weight, at least drink one glass (8 to 10 ounces) of this juice every day and see the difference!