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I'm interested in starting a 60 day juice fast. I'm healthy, but considerably over weight. Is this a safe diet? Worried about B12 and protein.

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Dr. David Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Why?

If you're overweight you don't need a short-term toxic "diet" or fast.
You'll just stress your body and quickly gain back any weight you might lose - most of which will be water. Learn how to eat properly and exercise for the rest of your life. Don't get your medical information from tv, friends, or the internet. It's garbage!

In brief: Why?

If you're overweight you don't need a short-term toxic "diet" or fast.
You'll just stress your body and quickly gain back any weight you might lose - most of which will be water. Learn how to eat properly and exercise for the rest of your life. Don't get your medical information from tv, friends, or the internet. It's garbage!
Dr. David Sneid
Dr. David Sneid
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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Crash diets like this are universally not safe.
And you should be worried about notable vitamin deficiency. Decreasing carb intake, including juice, and writing down what you eat and monitoring food intake closely will help you lose weight in a much safer way. Consult a nutritionist to get a good plan so you can have realistic goals.

In brief: No

Crash diets like this are universally not safe.
And you should be worried about notable vitamin deficiency. Decreasing carb intake, including juice, and writing down what you eat and monitoring food intake closely will help you lose weight in a much safer way. Consult a nutritionist to get a good plan so you can have realistic goals.
Dr. Michael Amster
Dr. Michael Amster
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Dr. Marvin Den
Internal Medicine

In brief: See doctor

Suggest you are followed closely by a doctor while on this diet to make sure you do not get into trouble.

In brief: See doctor

Suggest you are followed closely by a doctor while on this diet to make sure you do not get into trouble.
Dr. Marvin Den
Dr. Marvin Den
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: You should be!

No B12 in juice. Absolute requirement as a supplement.
Second, weight loss will occur, but you will lose muscle mass with body fat. Resistance exercise and whey powder mixed with juice can give you adequate protein, and spare muscle loss!

In brief: You should be!

No B12 in juice. Absolute requirement as a supplement.
Second, weight loss will occur, but you will lose muscle mass with body fat. Resistance exercise and whey powder mixed with juice can give you adequate protein, and spare muscle loss!
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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