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Posted by Mermaid4952 on 1 year ago I began today--choosing to juice until dinner and then have soup. After two Mean Greens, I can't get more than two feet from the bathroom. This is not run (excuse the pun) of the mill runs--this is cannot control it till I GET to the bathroom! Is this normal? And if it is, how long does this part last? Today is Friday, but I have to go back to work on Monday and I'm more than a little worried......

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  • judithh

    1 year ago
    we all react differently to the juices at first. You might want to drink a fruit juice in the morning and cut back a little on Mean Greens, depending upon your eating habits before juicing, your body will be detoxing in "interesting" ways. The green juices speed things up and people count on them for fast weight loss, but this lifestyle change isn't a quick weight loss diet. To work for both the short and long term, it requires eliminating all the processed foods we have been eating and switching to whole food, plant based eating. Our bodies (and, even more of a hassle - our minds) may rebel and want the sugar, fat, etc., and assault us with cravings, headaches, runs, complete stop-ups, etc. Check out all the good information here and all over the Internet about juice fasting. Good luck to you, taken slowly and including our individual taste preferences and realities of going to work, etc., this plan works. juice on - carefully!
  • scooter133

    1 year ago
    Hope your Monday went well. I'm sure you have moved passed this by now, though I thought I would throw this in for other people that come across the topic. On Day 5 of the 15 Day Program PDF it talks about it, there is a section on constipation too. http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/15DayRebootPlan.pdf Diarrhea: Diarrhea is defined as having an increased number of bowel movements in a 24-hour period from what you normally would have. This particularly includes increased frequency of soft, loose, or watery stools. Diarrhea during the Reboot can be a result of: ? Rapidly increasing the fiber content in one?s diet ? The introduction of digestive enzymes released in the juicing process ? Following a liquid diet ? An underlying tendency toward diarrhea/frequent stools (including history of irritable bowel syndrome). Here are some tips to help slow your digestive system to a comfortable pace again: ? Drink plenty of fluids (diarrhea can compromise your body's fluid and salt stores). ? Drink electrolyte rich fluids including broths (see our recipes for broths) and unflavored coconut water. ? Dilute fresh juice with filtered water (try 25% water, 75% juice ? if this is not helping, go to 50:50). ? Drink most of your fluids between meals (during the eating portions of your Reboot) rather than with meals. ? Avoid very hot or very cold food or beverage items; choose foods and juices that are room temperature. ? Keep a journal of what foods (fruit or veggie ingredients/combinations) that bother you or seem to trigger loose bowel movements. This can help you point out the particular foods that make your symptoms worse. ? Limit gas-producing vegetables in your juice (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage) and in your meals (bok choy, onions, garlic). ? During the eating phase of your Reboot, include baked apples and pears, bananas, avocado. ? If you cannot find relief from these strategies, try adding a baked apple or pear (peel skin after baking) or banana during the days you are juicing. ? Remember: while you can expect to experience some bowel irregularity during your Reboot, if your symptoms persist or are severe, please consult your physician.