Ask the Nutritionist

Ask Your Big New Year’s Reboot Coaches

Ask the Nutritionist

Posted by Joe Cross on 5 years ago

Here is where you can contact our Reboot coaches who will help, support and guide you through your Rebooting journey, so don’t be afraid to ask questions! Post your question below and your coaches will respond with a comment.

Our Ask the Big New Year’s Coaches will be available on this discussion from January 3rd – January 9th 2014.

We also encourage you to read through other questions from your fellow Rebooters, you may find that your question has already been answered in the discussion below. And find answers to our Frequently Asked Questions about Rebooting our website in our Rebooting FAQs.

If you've missed any post's from the Big New Year's Reboot you can find them all on our website at http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/category/big-new-years-reboot/

This topic contains 660 replies, has 1 voices, and was last updated by Jerry 1 year ago.

Replies To Ask Your Big New Year’s Reboot Coaches

  • ackee123

    5 years ago

    Is it alright to continue directly from the New Year's Reboot to a 30 day reboot?

  • Stacy Kennedy

    5 years ago

    Hi ackee, yes you can continue on your reboot! Especially if you have a lot of weight to lose. If you're on medications or have questions about the length of your reboot also check with your doctor.

  • malux

    5 years ago

    Hi! I'm afraid I need a substitute for sweet potato. Thank you, Malu

  • Stacy Kennedy

    5 years ago

    Hi Malux, we have a list of great subs here on the site! For sweet potato try another orange veggie like carrots. Enjoy!

  • pantherose

    5 years ago

    Thanks! I'm not a sweet potato fan either!

  • malux

    5 years ago

    Thank you, Stacy, I don't think the sweet potato we have in Brazil is the same as yours.

  • [...]

    5 years ago

    @ malux, go the juicing link, look under it and you will see substitution... It shows loads of foods you can substitute with others

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  • KaitlynTS

    5 years ago

    @pantherose if you think you don't like the taste, I would try it!! It's incredible sweet---I was SHOCKED the first time I tried it and actually produces quite a bit a juice and gives a really nice texture to the juice! Good luck!!

  • Rachel Gargano

    5 years ago

    Malux,

    You can use the Batata Doce for the sweet potatoes, they are just about the same!

    Rachel

  • JeanELane

    5 years ago

    I have found that the juice with the sweet potato is delicious and doesn't taste like sweet potato - as long as you drink it fresh. This is one not to jar and save til later. Nasty even for a sweet potato lover.

  • glow2heal

    5 years ago

    ive looked on this site for anyone else with myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disorder. can you make any specific suggestions for this condition? ive successfully done a 15 day reboot before and felt great. thanks.

  • Stacy Kennedy

    5 years ago

    Hi glow2heal, welcome! Yes there are others with myasthenia gravis here and many autoimmune conditions. be sure to review any medications you are taking to see if you need to adjust any recipes during your reboot. Glad you did 15 days already - this experience will be terrific too! If you have any questions please let us know.

  • Jerry

    1 year ago

    glow2heal or Stacy

    I have Myasthenia Gravis and just started a 30 day guided reboot. Please inform me about any success others have had in dealing with this autoimmune disease and a juicing program.

  • bgoodman

    5 years ago

    I have been doing the transitioning for the reboot and adding at least 1 fresh juice a day. I am experiencing some bloating. I assume that I need to drink more water (haven't gotten up to 64 oz. yet), but is there something else I can do? I have been using up the produce I already had in my refrigerator so it isn't the freshest, but that matter, should it? I did a 10 day reboot last February and don't remember having any problem with bloating.

  • Stacy Kennedy

    5 years ago

    Hi bgoodman, great job on your transition! For bloat it could be the freshness or a particular ingredient like cabbage or beets. Hydration is key so get your water up to 64 oz and see how you feel. Also spreading out juices in smaller amounts more often may help you too.

  • mepegg

    5 years ago

    I can't drink coconut water. Is there a substitute for this?

  • Stacy Kennedy

    5 years ago

    Hi mepegg, if you can't drink coconut water b/c of an allergy add in more juice to be sure you maintain a healthy electrolyte balance. If it's a taste issue try squeezing in fresh orange, lemon or lime or diluting with juice.

  • KimmiB

    5 years ago

    mepegg, I dont like coconut water at all, but found that if I dilute it with water it's not so bad. Adding some pineapple juice has helped as well.

  • Genesistk

    5 years ago

    I tried to drink the coconut water, and just couldn't take the taste. I followed Stacy's suggestion about adding lemon juice and it was very palatable. I squeezed half a lemon into it and it tasted like lemonade. I couldn't even taste the coconut anymore. Thank you Stacy!!! :-)

  • michannlive

    5 years ago

    If you only tried one brand of coconut water.... try others. Some, I want to spit out, others I can't get enough of... As you cleanse your body with juicing and healthy choices, try the coconut water again as our taste buds change without all the toxins and SAD food.

    My fav coconut waters: VitaCoco. Zico. One brand in London was awesome, can't remember now and couldn't find in the US.

  • Alisha S

    5 years ago

    How do I add ginger to my morning hot water? Do I juice a small amount, use ground ginger or steep some? Thanks

  • Stacy Kennedy

    5 years ago

    Hi Alisha, for ginger, peel the root and slice off a thin piece or larger depending on how much you like ginger. Add to the bottom of your mug, pour in hot water, let steep about 3-5 minutes then squeeze in lemon. Keep the ginger in and eat it or remove if you prefer. Enjoy!

  • KaitlynTS

    5 years ago

    I grate ginger (skin on) with a cheese grater, seep it in hot water and then skim the pieces off the surface (or just leave them in).

  • LizzieB

    5 years ago

    I cut the ginger into chunks that fit into a garlic press to get the juice out.

  • Lnphappy

    5 years ago

    I pealed the entire ginger and sliced into small pieces. I put in the freezer to have them ready. In the morning I just take out one piece and put in my cup and add Lemon juice and hot water. This way you don't have to cut/peal ginger every day..

  • ValarieLemons

    5 years ago

    I squish my ginger through my garlic press for my morning hot water. :)

  • Cherry

    5 years ago

    Hi I'm a type 2 diabetic and I inject humulin insulin twice daily. Are the juices on the new year reboot plan diabetic friendly? Thanks

  • Josie

    5 years ago

    Hi Cherry, welcome and great question! I would recommend consulting with your doctor or a health professional before commencing the New Years Reboot, especially if you are taking any medications like insulin. You may also find these articles useful regarding juicing and diabetes:

    http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/sweetness-how-to-mana...

    http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/a-plant-based-diet-ma...

    Hope that helps! All the best!

    Josie @ Team Reboot


  • Johnathan

    5 years ago

    My mom, dad and brother all are insulin dependent diabetics @Cherry. Talking to your Dr. is best, yes. However, know that once you get the green light from your Dr. you may be surprised how fruits and vegetables can really help. Each person is different however, my brother was recently taken off his insulin (after years of being on it) and my parents both have had their dosages reduced per the Doctors being happy with their numbers. Feel free to message any questions and I can ask my family, but regardless, always check with your Dr. my parents and brother have been staying in close contact with theirs.

  • KBaker211

    5 years ago
    This is my first attempt and feeling extremely overwhelming. I'm shopping for my juicer tonight and my groceries Sunday for a Monday start. Just to be clear - all that I am "eating" is juice coming from the juicer, no solid fruits or vegis or any other food except hot water and herbal tea? After 3 days will there be more "instructions" about what to do next?
  • KaitlynTS

    5 years ago

    @KBaker211 from what I've got, this reboot is just 3 days long and then you'll start transitioning to solid foods again, but your are more than welcome to go for longer! Also, I just saw on the tracker this morning that you can actually eat fresh fruits and veggies during the reboot if you need to. It's really up to you!

  • Josie

    5 years ago

    Hi KBaker211,

    Rebooting can be very overwhelming- especially for the first time. But having Joe, the coaches and the online community to guide you through I am sure you will do well! Yes, correct - you will be consuming only juice from the juicer but also hot water, herbal teas and coconut water. The reboot goes for 3 days duration, but if you feel like continuing on juicing you are welcome to do so! Alternatively, you could begin eating a plant based diet after the 3 days if you desired to keep rebooting, but feel like eating whole foods. You can find free information about that herehttp://www.rebootwithjoe.com/rebooting/plans/

    http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/eating/move-the-dial/

    Hope that helps and is a little more clear to you now!

    All the best on your Big New Years Reboot!

    Josie @ Team Reboot

  • Johnathan

    5 years ago

    KBaker211 I started after seeing the documentary and had no idea how long I would juice for. 120+ days later and 70+ pounds down I was (and still am) a new person. The first 3 to 5 days (I found) to be the most challenging physically. From days 6 to 10 or so, the surge of energy hit! WoW! That is awesome! Then, after that, it was mainly about willpower and about how long you can go. For me, I knew that I was obese and I wanted my life back... thanks to rebooting and rethinking how I consume things, life is so much better than it was when I started. Every person is unique. And though our juicing experiences will be similar, each of us are also unique. Know that so much of juicing is mental, at least in my opinion.

  • Julie

    5 years ago

    KBaker211 - good for you on your new adventure! One thing that lowers the stress for me is I pick only 2 or 3 juices for the first few days (actually, I'm blending so it's lumpy yet tasty juice). It helps me from becoming overwhelmed, trying to figure out which recipe, which ingredients. It is a bit boring at first but after a few days, I feel like a pro and ready to try new recipes (and they have yummy ones on this site). Good luck!

  • tamarinera

    5 years ago

    KBaker211, for after your reboot (however many days you do juice-only), consider looking into two resource books for plant-based diets that are healthy -

    The Engine 2 Diet, by Rip Esselstyn, and

    Eat to Live, by Joel Fuhrman.

    I know folks who have used both as guides for weight loss and improved health, especially cardiac health. I hope it's not inappropriate to mention them here...

    Good luck!

  • tikiji

    5 years ago

    Hi, Kbaker. I have just about completed day 1 of my initial reboot. I, too, am feeling pretty overwhelmed. I know that I'll need a new juicer, too, since mine bit the dust today. So far I feel like a watermelon is sitting in my abdomen, like I can't possibly drink anymore juice, yet I feel hungry still, and so bloated. Hmmm...

    Question for the dietition: Is coconut milk the same as coconut water? Is it canned?

    What about the humble white potato? Is there no place for it?

*Individual results may vary. Reboots are not intended to treat, cure or prevent any medical or health condition. Reboots are not recommended for everyone, and before commencing a Reboot or any other nutritional or dietary regimen, you should consult with your qualified health care provider in order to assess any potential benefits or risks to you with consideration of your personal medical situation. You should also continue to work closely with your qualified health care provider if you intend to engage in a long-term Reboot. Our Guided Reboot Programs are not advised for women who are pregnant or nursing.