We JUICE! Created By Leslie L.
06/16/2017 07:45 PM
A group for those of us who love to juice and eat healthy with kindness toward our mental and physical bodies! Let's encourage each other to stick with a healthy plan!
We JUICE! Created By Leslie L.
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Thank you, Ramona, for your post. I needed to hear your resolve to remind me of mine. I'm trying to do a once-a-week all-juice day today, and am feeling a lot of detox symptoms (nausea, headache, swollen ankles), so I'm fighting that "I wish I could just eat something" conversation in my head. I'm doing this for health reasons, to keep my gut from locking down, so I'm encouraged by what you said about not being sidetracked. I'm going to push through. I really want to have fully-functioning intestines one day.
I did great through Monday which put me on day 5 then day 6 my pancreas acted up and I was vomiting and had diarrhea, so I ate little that day. Wednesday ate lite and juiced and today ran like a dog. Tomorrow back on track and refocus. I am in pursuit of health and will not be disueded!
Yesterday I was able to use one of the slides from a webinar about how to avoid eating emotionally, and it helped me get through that urge. I played the piano for a few minutes to distract myself and then my mind calmed down.
Having and exercising that new tool -- an awareness of emotional hunger vs. real hunger and choosing not to eat emotionally -- is one of those things that I know, if I can continue to do so, will make a lasting change.
Hi there! Like Leslie, my mind and nervous system are doing much better after 5 days of juice-only. Through a 60-day reboot, and even more so after these last five days, I'm rediscovering more and more of my old, fun personality from decades ago which keeps surprising me.
I'm extremely grateful, and echoing what Leslie said below, the rewards of this new way of nourishing myself far outweigh any difficulties that have come up.
My goal is to keep following a structured plan for at least 100 days. Behavioral scientists say it takes 21 days to start a new habit, but 100 days to make it second nature. I need these new habits to be second nature.
My daughter, Chloe, and I just finished a 5 Day Juice Only after my Guided Reboot finished. I was surprised how nasty I felt for 2 out of the 5 days. I guess there's always more to detox! Yesterday was probably my worst day of the 5. We did a Beet The Heat recipe and while I believe I benefit the most from beet based juices they make me the most uncomfortable. I had lost of rumbling in my gut and frequent trips to the bathroom. Hopefully today is a better day!
I'm glad we did another 5 Day Juice Only. I feel better. My mind is clearer and I feel more relaxed mentally and emotionally. My low thyroid function seems to make me anxious. This plan makes a huge difference with that. I know Cortisol is a huge problem with "life"! I can now tell when my stress levels affect me. I feel bloated and anxious. I hope now that I can recognize it I can interrupt the cycle and change it somehow. I feel capable of doing that right now. Our coach told us to exercise or start a hobby. Right now I like sitting on my porch. It seems to help. Hopefully I can start walking again soon. That is my favorite exercise.
I will tell you this has been the most positive food experience of my life and the rewards so far outweigh the trials so much I want to keep going!!!!
Thanks for joining, Ramona! It helps to just have a place to say "I'm having a hard day." I'm not sure why writing it down where other people can see it is so helpful, but I can attest that it is.
Speaking from experience, and from reading a lot of other people's posts, the first two days are the hardest for most people. Day three is usually easier, but still not easy, then after that, it's easy-easy, with a few hard days thrown in there when you least expect it just to keep you on your toes.
I'm glad you joined and I'm glad you're hanging in there!
Josh, I look forward to hearing how your day went. I'm proud of you!
Hi! This is the afternoon of my second day. Hanging in and trying hard! Need support so I thought I would join.
Hi Ramona! Welcome to our group!
It is really tough i.e. very now and then. Some days are really good and easy to stay strong and some days are miserable. I finished a Reboot May 30th and I am trying to maintain. The support makes a big difference. Thanks for joining!
I am going to join the gym tomorrow and my goals are to lower my blood pressure to lower than 139, and I'm planning on doing a lot of walking. Currently I am walking and exercising as much as possible.
I hope going to the gym every day for an hour will make a big difference. I've been eating salads and smoothies for about a week and my blood pressure is going down.
I am going to start a smoothie cleanse program for 10 days and will check in here every day to mark down that I have followed the plan and report on how much exercise I've done that day.
Thanks in advance for all the support, and thanks for creating a place that I can check in!
I was looking forward to your update today!!!!!!
Please come back and let us know how you are doing so we can support you in your changes!
Woke up without cankles! And I'm loving today's juices!
Today's big news: Cankles (aka piano legs, aka elephant ankles, aka edema). I'm forcing myself to chug more water than I'm comfortable drinking.