Anyone who goes into a juice diet has their own reason for doing so. These reasons could be anything from spiritual, weight loss, to clearing the system after an addiction to drugs, alcohol, caffeine, smoking, or simply for aesthetic reasons.
Before going into any form of diet, it would be wise to consult a doctor in case one is taking medications or suffering from any ailments which could affect the potency of the medicine or further worsen ones health. Those without any health problems can start of by taking a laxative tea or salt water flush the night before starting the juice diet to totally clear the stomach. The juicers, vegetables, fruits, and other ingredients needed for the juice diet should be prepared in addition to working up the motivation to stick to the diet so that it can be done with less chance of failure.
The ideal vegetables, herbs, and fruits that can be used for the juice diet are celery, cucumber, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, beets, yucca root, garlic, green onion, chili pepper, wheat grass, spirulina, dark grape, apple, lemon. Having said that, any vegetable, herbs and fruits which are grown organically can be used for this purpose. This preparation is all the food that one will take for the duration of the cleansing, although water should also be added to the daily liquid menu. This time should also be taken to rest the body as completely as possible and no strenuous exercise should be undertaken.
The juice diet can be done twice a week, once a month, or as needed. After one feels that sufficient cleansing has taken place they can slowly add soups, vegetable salads to the diet before gradually adding the regular meat one eats on a non-cleansing day.
From the alternative medicine point of view, one can lose weight with cleansing through a juice diet, but to permanently shed unwanted fats it will take more than just drinking vegetable and fruit juices.