We talk about Juice Plus and discuss some of the cons.
Juice Plus is a Multilevel Marketing company that sells Juice diets and bloggers all over the net have been slamming them. This diet has been really popular for some time now. I was conned once into selling them, but I decided to decline the offer. I was conned on Facebook by someone from the Tribal Wellness group
In today’s modern society weight loss is everything for some people, but it does not need to be.
What is the Juice Plus diet?
Its just-juice replacing 2-3 meals a day. They come in capsules, smoothies and juice powders and you buy them from a distributor. Like Herbalife, they are not listed on the site.
What do they have in them?
They have soy, folic acid and lots of fruits and vegetables.
How many calories can one expect to consume over a day on it?
1000 calories. That’s way too little for anyone. We need about 1200-1500 calories a day (that is to lose a lot of weight) even more if we are really active. The average active woman needs about 2000 calories a day and a man about 2200 calories in a day.
I would be hungry if I ate just 1000 calories in a day. I tried that once before and it did me no favors. I could not sleep.
What plans do they have?
They have two-week plans and then after that, you have one cheat day. They are quite rigid with their diet.
What is the price?
It’s $315.30 (price is taken from their website)
But you can pay in monthly installments. The shakes are $70 per month.
Because it’s not right to just have a juice diet to lose weight. You need to have food and exercise. By that, I mean real food. We should be eating plenty of vegetables and plenty of fruit as well as drinking water. There is no real education as to what a healthy meal should look like and for some people it may encourage eating disorders.
I don’t believe in rigidity in diets. I believe in eating whatever you want so long as it’s healthy. I don’t like clean eating. And you can’t go out socializing whenever you want.
And it’s expensive to follow. You may as well just eat good food and drink plenty of water for that price. The shakes are more than what I would pay for Herbalife. For Herbalife, I would pay $60 for the month.
Don’t get me wrong I like supplements but I like them even better as an addition to real food and exercise.
Too much soy and folic acid can lead to some serious health problems later on. It may lead to kidney disease and heart failures in some people.