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How much juice a day would you say was too much? I am very picky about my diet and eat very little, normally some cereal in the morning and then i drink fruit juice throughout the day until around 5-6pm and then that will be it until the next day. I can drink up to 4L a day which sound like a huge amount, my main concern is the sugar content, but seeing as im not really eating anything else does this sound too excessive?<br><br>
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It sounds like you're going to end up malnurished within weeks.
 

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Rather than being concerned about the amount of fruit juice I would be more concerned about the lack of fibre, protein, complex carbohydrate, vitamins, minerals and balanced nutrients.<br><br>
Why don't you eat a standard diet? Is there a physical or emotional reason you are malnurishing yourself?
 

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If we're talking about standard grocery store juice, given the pasteurization and the time it's been sitting on the shelf, it has definitely suffered a great amount of nutrient loss. By the time you're drinking it, it really isn't much more than syrup that happens to taste like fruit. I'd suggest going through the trouble of making it yourself. You'll get a vastly superior, more nutrient dense product, and because of the work involved you probably won't end up drinking as much of it.
 

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I would be very, very, careful about this if I were you. Our family (namely DH and the kids), years ago would consume between the 3 of them 1 1/2+ gals of milk a day. They all ended up with severe dairy allergies. Now we are lucky if we go through a gallon of it every 3 weeks. Anything processed or pasturized like that can cause severe allergies over time due to over use. It doesn't take much to make simple meals using basic ingredients. Make a big batch, then make individ portions and freeze them. Because in juice, alot of it is empty calories, you are not getting alot of nutrition out of it. So I would be very, very wary about continuing this if I were you. I'm wondering if you are addicted to the natural sugars in the juice, it's a possibility, coming from someone who is sugar allergic and a former sugar addict.
 

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Thank you very much for all your feedback<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Kjesta</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2947611"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
It sounds like you're going to end up malnurished within weeks.</div>
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I been eating like this for about 7 or some months now and apart from tiredness (and feeling depressed every day, but thats another story) every seems to be working, at least i hope.<br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Cyclone T</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Rather than being concerned about the amount of fruit juice I would be more concerned about the lack of fibre, protein, complex carbohydrate, vitamins, minerals and balanced nutrients.Why don't you eat a standard diet? Is there a physical or emotional reason you are malnurishing yourself?</div>
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Hi Cyclone,<br>
Surely a lot of them would come from juices? On occasion i also eat Tofu or Quorn, but im more or a 'cereal junkie' and have wholegrain cereals mostly. To be honest i do worry about my weight and have very little confidence in my appearance so maybe that's why i limit my diet so much.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>nomad888</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
If we're talking about standard grocery store juice, given the pasteurization and the time it's been sitting on the shelf, it has definitely suffered a great amount of nutrient loss. By the time you're drinking it, it really isn't much more than syrup that happens to taste like fruit. I'd suggest going through the trouble of making it yourself. You'll get a vastly superior, more nutrient dense product, and because of the work involved you probably won't end up drinking as much of it.</div>
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Hi nomad888,<br>
I only drink 100% 'not from concentrate' juices, mainly pineapple or apple but sometimes mango, or various berries. Thing is, i tried to make it myself before and it takes so much fruit to make a good quantity, it is more affordable to buy it ready squeeshed.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>belledozer</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I would be very, very, careful about this if I were you. Our family (namely DH and the kids), years ago would consume between the 3 of them 1 1/2+ gals of milk a day. They all ended up with severe dairy allergies. Now we are lucky if we go through a gallon of it every 3 weeks. Anything processed or pasturized like that can cause severe allergies over time due to over use. It doesn't take much to make simple meals using basic ingredients. Make a big batch, then make individ portions and freeze them. Because in juice, alot of it is empty calories, you are not getting alot of nutrition out of it. So I would be very, very wary about continuing this if I were you. I'm wondering if you are addicted to the natural sugars in the juice, it's a possibility, coming from someone who is sugar allergic and a former sugar addict.</div>
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Hi belledozer,<br><br>
Well, i don't drink milk, only soy but i really had no idea having high amount of something can cause an allergy to it, in fact i thought it would be the opposite and your body would be able to handle it better, you learn something new everyday! I have always had a sweet tooth, i rarely have anything savory, im not sure if its an addiction to be honest, it just seems the 'easy option', no preparing or cooking to do and it fills me up.
 

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Juice and cereal is not a healthy diet. Being depressed is not healthy either, nor is constant fatigue, which is associated with depression. I highly recommend you see a therapist as soon as possible for these issues.
 

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The minimum I would do is go to a doctor and get a complete checkup to see where you are at healthwise. Where the allergy comes in is when you severely over use any food for any length of time can cause severe allergies. This is how I became severely allergic to Sugar, and am very lucky I didn't become Diabetic. There is a chance that by putting that amount of sugars, even natural ones into your system that it could be causing the depression you have mentioned. I am personally very concerned about your destructive eating habits, and you need to make changes now before your body starts breaking down, and become prone to disease. Sugar naturally lowers your immune system, and with it being depressed for that long, you are setting yourself up for getting seriously ill. I don't mean to scare you, but you need a wake up call if you think you can continue these eating habits in the long term without changing them, and not getting seriously sick. Me and cane sugar a deadly combination. Minimum it makes me listless, lethargic, no energy and extremely fatigued. And that's a mild reaction. Ring a bell???
 

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I been eating like this for about 7 or some months now and apart from tiredness (and feeling depressed every day, but thats another story) every seems to be working, at least i hope.</div>
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You will have plenty of other issues on top of those if you continue eating like this. Please see a dr and a therapist asap.
 

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<b>Everyone needs to stop giving this person the advice they are asking for. They clearly have an eating disorder.</b>
 

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I don't mean to sound like we're all ganging up against you, we all really care about you and your health, that's why we're all insisting and encouraging you to get help. There's nothing wrong with getting therapy and admitting you have an eating disorder. Just please help yourself by getting help! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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