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  • restoredhealth7

    15 minutes ago


    Hi Group...Ive been juicing only (juice, soup broth) with some slips here and there... for the past 7 days. I lost 10 lbs in 7 days. I could have done better, had some slip ups, and ate, but I know myself well enough I cannot commit to juice only for long time. Anyway, Im happy with the start. I have a habit of weighing daily, which is not good, so Im trying not to weigh in for at least every 3rd day....



    Im also exercising at least 3 times a week.



    I enjoy seeing the number go down, but then it creates a negative emotion in me when I see it go up...even half a pound!!! Drives me nuts



    Have a great day everyone!! Juice away!

  • Beckie

    1 hour ago


    Last night was my oldest granddaughter's 14th birthday party. I have only disclosed my fast to my husband and my son. I don't want to hear the "that's too drastic" or "are you crazy" or try to explain to anyone why I want to do this. So, no one else at the party would know about my fast. So I went with the intent to tell them I was "feeling a little under the weather" (which I honestly was!), so could I just have a glass of ice water. They had pizza brought in and a variety cheese cake flavors.Our whole family was there. I sat in the living room and visited with the dogs and the grandkids, and stayed OUT OF THE KITCHEN!!! People kept asking me if they could bring me anything, and my hubby almost spilled the beans, but the night was successful!!! I drank my juice before I left my house, so I reassured myself that I would be fine. The amazing thing is that I'm finally at that stage where I'm not feeling hungry all the time...plus, I've already lost 15 pounds! I AM MOTIVATED!!! It was hard, but I succeeded! Today, I feel great, and really proud of myself!!! Thank you for all who post so diligently to this site. Your words, experiences, and support are huge to me! Love to all!

  • restoredhealth7

    13 minutes ago

    Way to go Beckie !! That's awesome!! Keep it up..I think its those non scale achievements that make us feel real good, like being able to say "no thanks in social settings".

  • JRsGyrl2017

    20 hours ago


    Hello Everyone...I just started today. I have survived the un-beetable juice....uuuggghhh!! I don't think I can drink that again!! I usually love beets, but I had the hardest time drinking the second serving. Can we substitute what ever we don't like with something else? I am also feeling a bit sluggish which I know is supposed to be normal, is there a way to make it not so bad? I work as an accountant and I swear I almost fell asleep at my desk several times today!!

  • Gr8Greens

    17 hours ago

    Beets are high up on my uuuggghhh list too! If you didn't already, peel your beets and it will help with the "earthy" flavor. Hope you can sleep a long night when you get home. I have found the energy doesn't kick in until your a few days in. Hang in there!

  • Beckie

    2 hours ago

    Beets are on my "YUCKY" list as well. Have you tried "Joe's Mean Green"? It's a simple juice with a good 80/20 ratio. You can mix and match it so that you can find a taste you like. Like, instead of kale, try spinach. Instead of cucumber, try zucchini. Instead of apple, try pineapple or strawberries.Instead of the lemon, use oranges. I don't love the ginger, and unlike Joe, I peel my lemon to get rid of that bitter rind taste. I am on Day 6, but I must confess that I've had a real hard time finding juice "blends" that taste good to me. But, don't get frustrated. If all else fails, try 2 green apples, 2 tangerines, and a handful of spinich. Keep it simple and try a few veggies at a time to see what appeals to you! By day 4, I was doing much better, and today, I finally feel pretty great. I started my fast on a Thursday so that the really "bad" days would hit me over the weekend, and they did! But, you can do this!

  • restoredhealth7

    11 minutes ago

    Hang in there...the first few days are the hardest, and it really does get easier, with the symptoms!!

  • Victoria

    21 hours ago


    In the book it says a serving is 16-20 ounces and you can have at a minimum 4 but can really have as many as you want. My first day I had 4 16 ounce juices. Great recipes in the book and we tried several of them. My fav so far is Australian Gold. The Carrot Cake is yummy too!

  • Kathy

    1 day ago


    Hello fellow juicers!!! My husband and I are starting a 30 day reboot Friday. I might possibly start Wednesday. We are totally ready for this. Greg, my hubby, is starting Friday for several reasons, first is that he will have Friday, Saturday, and Sunday off. This is critical for him as he will be detoxing quite a bit and I want him to just be able to take it easy. He will be strongly detoxing from energy drinks, a lot of sugar, dairy products and the like. Where as I have juice fasted before and all I feel is a little fatigue. I have a lot going on with my issues but I don't drink energy drinks at all. He's borderline diabetic, high blood pressure and all. At this point for him it's either more meds or do something about our diet. We both had clean blood work, which surprised us both, but his sugar and all his pain throughout his body is a real problem. He needs to lose about 80 lbs and I need to lose 60. But this HAS to be a lifestyle change.....HAS TOO!!! The movies have greatly inspired us both, I LOVE TO JUICE!! I've always wanted to incorporate it into our life styles and now's the chance. Its absolutely ideal to have these support groups!! I am deeply concerned about his detoxing, maybe it wont be as bad as I think, but I watched him try to get off energy drinks one weekend and it got pretty bad. So I could use some testimonies on how all of you went through the first three days, good, bad and ugly!! Thank you all, JUICE ON!!

  • Gr8Greens

    22 hours ago

    Hi Kathy, cutting back now on energy drinks will be helpful. I think it"s great you are both juicing together. It is so hard making meals for my family. Even the leftovers in the fridge call to me at night! Mmmm, cold eggplant parm. Focus...I hope your hubby can just "sleep it off " and feel ok for work Monday. I always get stuffy nose and headaches. Some things that help are a Netti Pot, I use NeilMed, for my sinuses. A cold pack for the pain in my face. Heating pad for shoulders and neck and to warm up. Hang in there!

  • Victoria

    21 hours ago

    Hi Kathy- My husband and I officially started Day 1 yesterday. It's just the two of us so I feel lucky that I don't have to cook for anyone. Day 2 is going good. We're in this for the long haul so I'm hoping to find others that are doing the same. Happy to be here!

  • Beckie

    1 hour ago

    Hi Kathy and Welcome! I was a Diet Pepsi and Monster junkie. A HUGE ONE! I'm talking 4-6 of EACH every day. I started cutting back before I began the fast, but it was still hard. You are very wise to start your fast over a weekend. I started on a Thursday so that my worst days, 3 & 4 would be over the weekend. I'm so glad I did! I need to lose 100 pounds. The detoxing is hard, I'm not going to lie to you! And this is a huge hurdle to get over. But, I survived, and Greg can, too! I'm now on Day #6, I feel great, and I've already lost 15 pounds. I have less pain in my knees, tons of energy, my skin isn't dry and I have ENERGY. Please stay close to the group for help and support. Everyone here knows exactly what you are doing, and all the mileposts you will travel on this journey! You guys can do this. One piece of advice that I wish I knew before my Day #3 (Saturday): buy 4-5 days of veggies and fruits in advance so that you do not have to leave the house on those first few days! I did not do this, so when I went out shopping on Saturday morning, I smelt everything! Starbucks in my grocery store, steaks, and burgers, and mexican and chinese food all calling out my name! That is a big "NO NO" for me when I juice in the future. And take a list so you can get in and out of the stores quickly! You've already had your blood work done, and you have chosen a start date. You are getting everything done perfectly to be ready to begin. I did these same things, and my doctor has me checking in monthly to check my blood levels. I told him that I am doing the 60 day fast, and he is being very supportive. I really wasn't sure he would be. So, ready, set, go! We're all in this together!

  • JubJub

    1 day ago


    Hi Guys, Been over a year since I did a reboot. Started one this morning. Don't know for how long, but will be take it day by day. Will definately be doing a week, but will trying to go longer. The dream would be 30 days. But that seems so long. Last year I did 14 days and found it really tough.

  • Gr8Greens

    1 day ago

    Hi, hope your reboot starts well. I did 14 days as well(2 yrs ago). It's a journey. Now that I'm juicing again I don't have the new to juicing excitement but I have the experience to help myself along so I don't stumble as easily. We CAN do it! Juice on :)

  • PurplePassion76

    1 day ago


    Day 8 and feeling great!!!!

  • Beckie

    1 hour ago

    So today is your Day #9! Congratulations! I'll bet you do feel fabulous as you are 3 days ahead of me, and I feel fabulous for the first time since I started! My skin is no longer dry, my face is clear, and I have energy like no tomorrow! Keep up the good work!

  • Gr8Greens

    1 day ago


    Hello:) I had a set back and did not get past day 2 of juicing. BUT, I have started again and am finishing up my Day 1 (again). This time no caffeine headache. I already got through that! Still down 5lbs so that's something. I'm encouraged by reading all the posts in this group. I'll try to check in more often.

  • Beckie

    1 hour ago

    Please do check in as often as possible! This is a great place to read about the stumbles and struggles of each other, but also to read of the successes that come thereafter. I love that you got right back upon that horse that bucked you off! You have already had success! Way to go...

  • Montice

    1 day ago


    Ready to begin a new journey starting Monday, April 24th, I have made excuses long enough and now Spring is here.

  • blvnyrslf

    1 day ago

    I just started 4 days ago. I know it's probably the best thing one can do for yourself. It helps to read the comments.

  • Beckie

    1 hour ago

    How are you doing today, Montice? Congrats on your new journey toward better health! We are all in this with you, and this is a great forum to support fellow travelers.

  • Beckie

    2 days ago


    Today, I'm on Day #4. I went shopping without "drinking" first. That was a huge mistake for me! By the time I got home, stored my new fruits and veggies, all I could think of was savory vegetable "soup" (juice). So, I made a batch for the entire day which included some veggies that I had not tried yet like beets, carrots, zucchini, spinach, and tomatoes. It was horrible. I gagged down the first one...and managed to gag down another a few hours later. But as "dinnertime" rolled around, I knew that I couldn't gag that down one more time. Plus, I was so frustrated that I would be pouring out all that nutritious juice down the drain. So, my husband volunteered to do it for me. He told me to tell him what ingredients to use and he would juice something for me. But I just couldn't focus in on anything. Finally, out of sheer frustration, I decided not to try to mix up anything, so I had ice water with a lemon sliced and squeezed into it for my dinner...I knew that I was out of control, and didn't dare go into the kitchen!!! I also learned something else: I am NOT ready to be out in public! The sights, sounds, and aromas of every food place we passed was overwhelming. I toyed with the idea all day long to just give in and start again. So happy that I got through that. So yea! I'm on Day #4! WOOT! WOOT!

  • Beckie

    2 days ago

    This all happened on Day #3! That's why I didn't check in yesterday!

  • blvnyrslf

    1 day ago

    Funny, I'm on Day 5 and I want to eat and I've been wondering about soup. Congrats on powering through. Agree with the going out thing.

  • Gr8Greens

    1 day ago

    What strong will power you have Beckie. Good job!! And what a sweet hubby you have :)

  • PurplePassion76

    1 day ago

    Way to hang in there!!!

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