I can guarantee you that a Vitamix is not a substitute for a juicer -
particularly when you mention wheat grass. I owned a Vitamix for a few
years and gave it away because it is nothing but an overpriced blender and there
are blenders out there that are better and cheaper than Vitamix. I know,
Vitamix pays some guy to visit my Costco every couple of weeks where he gives a
carnival schpeel and tries to make believe that a Vitamix is a juicer - and it
When it comes to grass I used to have several racks of grass growing in trays
by the window in my living room and juiced it with my Green Power juicer.
You have to have a gear juicer for wheat grass to get anything out of it and
even then you need a load of grass to get any juice and when you get it - it
tastes horrible. It also never provided me with a single benefit and I
still have Ann Wigmore's original book on her wheat grass juice discovery on my
bookshelf. While I think she was sincere, I don't think that her story
held much truth to it.
I have done several short term (10 day) juice fasts and also one of 21 days
and you have to do them often for there to be any benefits or you will gain your
weight right back. Again, I never found any real benefit from them and
gave them up a long time ago.
The best kind of fasting that I've found for weight loss and health in
general is the every other day fasting/dieting. Eat regularly one day and
then no more than 500 calories the next. That also becomes difficult
though because there are always family events that don't follow your schedule
and it is difficult to stick with the program. Also in one of the books on
the alternate day diet (either http://www.amazon.com/The-QOD-Diet-Eating-Every/dp/0977461408/ref=sr_1_1?ie=U...