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  • Quest4Health commented on

    New Juicer on day 8 in
    Reboot Newbies -1207 seconds ago

    Congrats!! During my long fast, I allowed myself to simply "enjoy" the wonderful smell of food that my family cooked. It gave me something to really look forward to after my fast as well. Homemade vegetable broth (not bland tasting canned or boxed) is so comforting, and I drank that during my fast. I hope it goes well for you! :)

  • Quest4Health commented on

    First fast, morning of day-3 in
    Reboot Newbies -738 seconds ago

    Hello Afoonah, congratulations on starting your juice fast! You can do it! You owe it to yourself and those who love you! :)


    The first 3 days are the hardest by far! Once you get past them, it really gets easier. I recently completed an 84 day fast, and for the most part, I didn't have cravings. I was so happy to have the juice (until near the end)! However, I think it's really important to drink at least 2 cups of coconut water a day for electrolytes. I think that may have been a big key to my success. Vegetable broth is very comforting, as is warm herbal tea (I chose detox teas to help with the process). I had Amazon Prime Now deliver all my produce! Ha! It made it SO easy to keep fresh produce for my juice.

    I hope it goes really well for you! :)

  • Quest4Health commented on

    Knees Inflamed After a Long-Term (60+ Day) Juice Fast in
    Ask the Nutritionist -304 seconds ago

    Hi,

    First I'd like to say that my fast was great! I didn't get complete healing, but my symptoms improved a lot, and I'm thrilled. The "only" negative thing I've noticed is that if I exercise and put the slightest strain on my knees, they now get really inflamed. I definitely lost muscle during my fast, so I'm hoping to exercise again and regain that.

    MY FAST:

    During my fast, I ate nothing, and only consumed juice (mostly veggie--carrots, green apple, celery, cucumber, kale, purple cabbage), water, coconut water, tea, vegan protein powder, mixed powdered greens, and some broth. I also supplemented with Vitamin Bs, E, D3, and zinc.

    THE PROBLEM:
    However, 60+ days into my fast, I did a little HIIT running in place on my trampoline--just a couple minutes is all. The next day, inflammation. This would have not bothered me before. My knees especially become inflamed if I do any strength straining that engages them, such as a going up stairs, which didn't cause issues before the fast.

    THE CAUSE?
    I did read that gout can become an issues for some while juicing. Perhaps this is my case, but my knees are the only joints bothering me. Any ideas? I'm so confused by this! Is it possible my body used cartilage from my knees to make up for some lost protein/nutrition?

    Thanks for reading!!

  • Quest4Health commented on

    Juice Fast with a physical job?? in
    Reboot Newbies 3 minutes ago

    Definitely drink at least 2 cups of coconut water a day to get in your electrolytes--I really think this is key! You might also add in plant based protein powder, like the one Joe sells, and add in a B Complex as well. I hope you can start another fast and that it goes well for you!

  • Leslie commented on

    Starting 11/15/13 - REALLY need buddies for support in
    Group Reboots 2 hours ago

    Day 3 today doing well lost a few pounds enjoying some juicing experimentation. Got in my 10,000 steps this morning adding to it now as I just finished making juices for today and to begin the day tomorrow. Just here to look at some recipes and prepare a plan for the next few days. Ready to go outside and check the garden we have had 4 1/2 inches of rain here over the last 7 days, and more to come. Going to empty the rain gauge too. I miss you guys.

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