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Juicing and feeling low

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Posted by oranges_are_sweet on 2 months ago

Hey Juicers,

I am new to juicing after watching Joe's documentaries. I was really inspired and as I suffer from a chronic stomach condition I wanted to give it a go to see if it helps.

Today is day 3 of my first juice fast and so far the hunger hasn't been the issue. What has been the hardest thing to deal with is the feeling of being low pretty much all day. It's hard to describe but I feel like all the worries and anxieties I feel day to day have been amplified today and I found it hard to get through the day.

Has anyone else experienced this on their reboots? Any tips to stay motivated and get through it? I really want to give this a good go!

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Replies To Juicing and feeling low

  • alien

    2 months ago

    Hey there, don´t give up!! I did a 39 day reboot about

    3 years ago. I too was inspired by seeing the film,

    and two days later I started for 3 days, then a few more

    etc.

    I felt pretty low, I think it´s because you are not doing

    as you normally do, it´s not normal not to eat.

    Keep strong, and keep juicing, you will feel amazing very soon.

    Plus the biggy, you are detoxing, give your body time.

    I found it definately was mind over matter, play relaxing music,

    don´t watch food programs, go for a brisk walk that gets the old

    feel good factor in the brain going.

    I suffered for 30 years or more, with IBS, nearly everyday.Excruciating pain

    and cramps.

    Since juicing, and going vegan after the juice fast it is GONE!!

    :) :)

    Make sure you have enough juice, and plenty of water.. at day 3 or 5 (everyone is different) things should change

    for the better :)

    Juice on!! :) :)

  • northerngirl

    2 months ago

    I hit a low today, on day 4, I mostly slept all day, which is going to make work tonight better, I have decided to up my water intake, and I am also drinking chai tea, which I know is not recommended on the reboot, but I have to wake up somehow!! I'm not going to worry if I have a tea now and then to get me through the afternoon, HOLD ON, tommow will (hopefully) be better...At least today my skin isn't erupting!!

  • northerngirl

    2 months ago

    these two tips helped me through the last two days: I went on a nice bike ride, nothing too aggressive for exercise, and I looked up interesting juicing recipies, I also watched the second movie yesterday to stay motivated :)

  • alien

    2 months ago

    Go girl! I am only replacing two meals, having oats as normal, then juices the rest of the day. I have lost 4.5lbs in 4 days!!! Sadly coz of a difficult year, I had been comfort eating, and put on a fair bit (you can still be a fat vegan, lol). Over the years since my reboot, I kept at the same weight, so now its coming off for good. I was starting to feel like crap again, and you don´t realise how bad you felt until you feel good :) you will get what I mean.

    Keep going it is so worth it :)

  • terrypacifica

    2 months ago

    Day 3 was tough for me, and then half of day 4. It is definitely getting easier (i am only on day 5) but i have to say I AM HAVING FEELINGS that i probably covered up with compulsive overeating. The only way out is through! Feel those suckers! Also, check to see if there is an OA (overeater's anonymous) meeting in your area for superb, exceptional, very good support. Blessings!

  • northerngirl

    2 months ago

    Hadn't thought of an over eater's support group, it's a really small town I'm from so I think that's a no go. For now this is my support. My food loving room mate is back, so I sat her down and explained the program and what support means to me. So she seems to be on board. Still tired. but I've been tired for a while. Maybe it is "feelings" that I haven't dealt with and ate away. day 8/30 started supplementing with bees pollen

  • MariaDK

    2 months ago

    Hi guys.

    I'm fairly new at this and currently on day four...and it SUCKS! I've been feeling so sick today; (very) upset stomach, nausea, headaches the works! I'm even having trouble keeping water down. It might be a stupid question, but is it supposed to be so horrible? And if so, when will it get better?

  • Larissa

    2 months ago

    I was on day 4 yesterday and it was my worse day! I had the exact same problems, and my allergies have totally kicked up! But this morning and today has been a lot better! Hang in there! I was even mad at myself for even trying to stick with it! Lol

  • MariaDK

    2 months ago

    Thanks for the 'pep talk', Larissa. You were right, this morning (day five) is better. I'm no longer feeling sick just thinking about more juice,so that's definitely progress compared to yesterday lol!

  • Becky

    2 months ago

    Hey y'all. It's the second half of Day 4 is a bit tough, mostly just being tired and wanting to chew something- not because I'm that hungry, I just want to eat something! Interestingly, on my trip to Whole Foods, I was lusting after the whole foods (fruits, avocado, nuts, hummus) as opposed to processed crap. I'm going to do some yoga in a bit. How long is everyone going for?

  • Aussiegirl

    2 months ago

    this is my first ever juice thing.... I'm hoping to last 12 days!

  • MariaDK

    2 months ago

    Hi Becky. Yup, I can definitely relate to feeling tired and wanting to chew something! I wonder when that goes away? I'm just glad that the hunger has (almost) disappeared, that was a relief. I still get a bit nauseous, though, drinking so much juice. Does anyone else have that problem?

    I'm currently on day 6 and my plan is to do +60 days. I really haven't been treating my body very well the last couple of years, so something definitely needs to change for me. Good news is, I can see that it's working; I'm losing weight, losing centimetres around my waist and most importantly, I can feel my energy levels going up!

    How about you?

  • stephanie ADK

    2 months ago

    Thank you MariaDK for your insight!!

  • Aussiegirl

    2 months ago

    Hi all! I'm on day one!. I also usually eat my worries away so I'm dreading facing everything! I'm glad you are all here to help each other. But scared but I'm sure this will help me in many ways. All best xo

  • MariaDK

    2 months ago

    Hi Aussiegirl.

    As someone who's been eating my feelings for a lot of years, I can definitely relate to the feeling of dread of having to face everything.

    I don't know if this is useful to you or not, but I started looking at things differently recently, and to be honest, I wasn't very happy with my life. Hate my weight, hate my job, hate my flat, hate being single etc. The alternative for me to be trying this, is to make no permanent changes in my life and continue to be miserable. To me, that thought is scarier, than doing this and facing myself head on.

    Another thing that sort of changed my perspective is that I realized how bad I've been treating myself (body and mind). So this is my attempt at doing something good for myself, if you know what I mean? I used to consider buying cake and ice cream on the way home after a stressful day a treat and a way to spoil myself. But it wasn't, I felt horrible and stupid afterwards, and it certainly wasn't doing my body any favours either... So my definition of "treating myself better" has to change, but I accept that it's a work in progress. If it was so easy to change a lifetime of bad habits, wouldn't everyone do it? So, to me, part of treating myself better, is also about not being so hard on myself all the time.

    This is only my day six, so maybe I'm premature in saying this, but that somehow makes this easier for me. Losing weight is a bonus, treating myself better is my real goal. For me, that reduces the expectations and the stress I would normally have entering into something like this, because even if I don't lose weight each day, I'm still achieving my goal of treating myself better;)

    Feel free to add me as a friend, if you want:)

    All the best, Maria

  • Becky

    2 months ago

    Good luck, Aussiegirl! Eating my worries away is my MO :) I'm on day 5 and I am noticing how often my thoughts turn to food when I am experiencing some kind of negative emotion. The juicing is helping me get in touch with that feeling before I find myself already eating over it. Very interesting!

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