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/

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Replies To Ask Your Big New Year’s Reboot Coaches

  • pantherose

    5 years ago

    What's a good way to deal with cravings. Last time I tried a 3 day on a weekend and failed before the end of the day. This time I'll be working so I should be OK during the day, but I have 2 little kids at home I still have to cook for.

  • Josie

    5 years ago

    Hi Pantherose,

    We all get cravings from time to time, often its an indicator that we need to be drinking more juice or water. You may find this article useful http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/what-do-your-food-cra... in finding out what your food cravings really mean! It is definitely a juggling act caring for children while rebooting, but this article may help you in doing so http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/5-super-easy-health-...

    All the best on your Big New Year's Reboot!

    Josie @ Team Reboot

  • Johnathan

    5 years ago

    Pantherose, the best way I beat cravings (I juiced for 120+ days at over 90% juice), was simply to have a juice always at the ready, in the fridge, ready to go. Always keeping a jar of juice in the fridge was huge. When cravings came, I pulled open the fridge, took a big swig and put it back. Also, water.... water will (should) become your bff during your juice fast. This is over and above the number of ounces you have from your juices. Shoot me a message if you'd like. Best of luck to you on this fast. Nutrition is king! And no matter how you look at it, the most important nutrients are those we aren't getting. Juicing is amazing!

  • wnielsen

    5 years ago

    I can't eat/drink anything with ginger in it. Will this stall my juice fasting? Thanks.

  • Josie

    5 years ago

    Hi wnielsen,

    We all have our food preferences, and thats okay if you don't like ginger! Its all about adapting your reboot and the recipes to work for you. The substitution list will be of great help to you, you can find that here: http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/juicing/substitution...

    All the best with your Big New Year's Reboot!

    Josie @ Team Reboot

  • Johnathan

    5 years ago

    wnielsen, I too am not a ginger fan, nor do I like lemons. Anything that calls for these, I just omit them from the ingredients and juice on. I juiced for 120+ days at over 90% juice. While doing so I lost over 70 pounds. Not getting enough water can stall a juice fast. Making sure you're getting plenty of water, over and above the number of ounces you consume with juicing is a great way to not slow your fast. If a body isn't getting enough water, water can be retained.

  • mastahchi3f

    5 years ago

    Morning! I'm trying to keep up my workouts during the reboot as I am active duty military. I'm going for 30 days and I was wondering if a small shake made with water, blended up banana, and RAW protein or RAW FIT ( both raw vegan supplement blends made by garden of life) is going to counteract the fresh juices at all. I feel like I need a shake before hardcore workouts (an average of about 1 and half hours) to maintain muscle mass and provide an extra bit of protein. Also, I am all about REAL WHOLE foods and I don't believe that black coffee is bad for someone. But just to clarify, how does 1 cup of black coffee a day effect the fast?

    thank you!

  • Josie

    5 years ago

    Hi mastahchi3f,

    Awesome to hear your going to Reboot for 30 days! In terms of protein, I think you will find this article handy http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/protein-the-reboot-s... Often people do like to add a protein powder to their juices, especially if they are doing intense physical activity. Here is some additional information on protein, exercise and athletes http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/the-joe-show/rebooti...

    http://community.rebootwithjoe.com/discussions/top...

    In terms of coffee, you will be able to find the answer here: http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/faq-can-i-have-_____...

    Hope that helps!

    All the best with your 30 days!

    Josie @ Team Reboot

  • Johnathan

    5 years ago

    Mastahchi3f, first off, thank you for serving. I too was in the military. Second, I started out just walking. Eventually I was doing between 1 and four workouts, a day. No joke. I did this juice fast for 120+ days at over 90% juice and lost 70 pounds in the first 3 months. After the three months I too started adding a shake, as I wanted to get extra protein. There is a lot... I was surprised to learn how much, but there really is a lot of protein in vegetables. I love adding romaine lettuce, kale and spinach to juices (no, not all at once (well, sometimes)). When it comes down to it, protein is available and is there, but as a whole foods advocate, I too look for the best sources of protein and nutrients. I love juicing! And my shakes don't use artificial ingredients, I keep them whole as well. Best of luck to you on your juice fast! Feel free to send a fellow military juicer any questions or to connect with someone remotely similar. Enjoy.

  • Claudia

    5 years ago

    I'm going grocery shopping today and would like to start juicing on Jan.13. what kind of foods should I buy to prepare for this reboot. We want to transition from eating what we call "crap food" to a 10 reboot and then go from there. Please help, this is where I'm stuck!!!

  • KBaker211

    5 years ago
    I found grocery lists at the bottom of the free plans. Maybe that will help you?
  • Josie

    5 years ago

    Hi Claudia,

    Great to hear your going to starting a Reboot! You will be able to find information on what foods to juice on Joe's 3 day meal plan here http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/3-day-meal-plan-and-...

    Or alternatively, you can download for free our 3, 5, 10 and 15 day plans (some just-juicing, some juicing and eating), which provide helpful guidelines to follow http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/rebooting/plans/

    After your 10 days is complete you may find these articles helpful http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/after-the-reboot-next-steps-for-transitioning-to-a-healthy-plant-based-diet/

    http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/recipe-makeovers-part-2-healthy-meals-for-after-your-reboot/

    Hope that helps! All the best with your 10 day reboot!

    Josie @ Team Reboot

  • KimmiB

    5 years ago

    I've been transitioning for about a week now and am already juicing most of the day with an occasional salad - still trying to get over the 'need' for solid food, but it's getting easier. I've found that I'm extremely cold since I've been drinking more juice. I'm typing this with a full winter coat on at my office, as a matter of fact! Is this something that's normal?

  • Josie

    5 years ago

    Hi KimmiB,

    Awesome work with your Reboot! Being cold is often associated with juicing, it explains it further in Rebooting faqs http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/rebooting/rebooting-f...

    Hope that helps!

    Josie @ Team Reboot

  • Dave1776

    5 years ago

    Any good alternatives for Coconut water?

    I checked the sub list and seems mainly like Water or diluted fresh juice are good subs just wondering if any others also as I tried Coconut water for the first time the other day and WOW that is about one of the grossest things I have ever tasted. Someone said try fresh coconut juice straight from the coconut as the brand I did try even the user responding said he agreed the brand is one of the worst tasting ones he has tried also, but not sure if I can get fresh coconut in my area at the moment so just wanting the best alternative.

  • KaitlynTS

    5 years ago

    You can dilute the coconut juice with water or with another type of juice (I've heard that pineapple is a good option if you have it).

  • Dave1776

    5 years ago

    I can't stand the flavor nearly made me puke it was that awful of a taste to me reason I am looking at alternatives.

  • Josie

    5 years ago

    Hi Dave1776,

    A good alternative is mixing the coconut water with fresh juice, to mask to taste but still get the electrolytes found in coconut water. Or if you really don't like it, you can replace the coconut water with an electrolyte rich juice that does not have coconut water as an ingredient, anything with celery is a good place to start such as the delicious spring green juice! Found here: http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/spring-green-juice/

    Hope that helps!

    Josie @ Team Reboot

  • Dave1776

    5 years ago

    Hi Josie

    Thanks actually Celery's a good swap then as I add this to pretty much all my drinks anyways

    Thanks!

  • Josie

    5 years ago

    No problem! Enjoy!

  • Green Squirl

    5 years ago

    I have found that the "fresh young coconuts" that they sell in produce contain about 2 cups of liquid,(16 oz) and it tastes far superior to the boxed and canned coconut juices I have found, and I usually use ZICO. All you do is punch or drill a hole thru the top which you can do with an ice pick. They are not nearly as hard as the mature coconuts.

  • MuffintopMom

    5 years ago

    What about using an electrolyte-enhande water? This is available at retailers like Trader Joe's and at some larger supermarkets in our area.

  • turet

    5 years ago

    What are the benefits of coconut water? This stuff is very trendy right now. A comment above makes it seem like a good electrolyte source. Surely there are other sources out there.

  • KaitlynTS

    5 years ago

    Coconut water is a good eletrolyte source and keeps you hydrated.

  • Josie

    5 years ago

    Hi Turet,

    As Kaitlyn TS has already stated, coconut water is a wonderful source of electrolytes. But you can find more benefits of it here http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/the-truth-about-coco...

    Hope that helps!

    Josie @ Team Reboot

  • WJS

    5 years ago

    Hi, I know that for the juice only fast we are meant to give our digestive system a break for health reasons and better weight loss and this would include vitamin tablets. Can you please say if this would also include adding some Spirulina powder to the juice?

    Would this be considered like taking a vitamin supplement and interfere with digestion and weight loss. Thank you in advance for your help.

  • [...]

    5 years ago

    WJS,

    I use spirulina...

    Edit | Delete your post
  • WJS

    5 years ago

    Maxene thank you, that is interesting. Can I ask how long you have been juicing only using spirulina?

  • Josie

    5 years ago

    Hi WJS,

    Spirulina or spirulina powder is an optional 'add in' in quite a few of the green juice recipes such as http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/a-chefs-juice-extrem... so using it in moderation with other fruits and veggies is totally fine!

    There is more information on supplements here http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/should-i-take-supple...

    Hope that helps!

    Josie @ Team Reboot

  • WJS

    5 years ago

    Josie, thank you very much for the reply and the links. I wouldn't have known without the link it would be necessary to use a blender if using a centrifugal juice. So thank you again.

  • Ed Baxter

    5 years ago

    Hello, I have been incorporating juices into my diet for the last few days in preperation for the 3 day reboot beginning on Monday. My question is in regard to when a juice calls for a "handful" as an amount. Could someone clarify how much a handful constitutes? That would be helpful for me when shopping to determine how much of a particular ingredient I will need to make my juice correctly. Thanks for your help.

  • Josie

    5 years ago

    Hi Ed,

    Awesome to hear you are doing the Big New Year Reboot! In answer to your question, a 'handful' of something is a small amount that you could fit into your hand e.g. grabbing a handful of baby spinach leaves. Usually a handful of leafy greens equals around a chopped cup.

    I hope that helps!

    All the best with your reboot!

    Josie @ Team Reboot

  • Dawn

    5 years ago

    I have a question regarding plant based food intake after the fast. I saw that quinoa pasta was ok as it is made from a grain. What about "healthy flours" to make a plant based equivalents to pizza (without cheese), or pancakes for example? Is wheat and oats unbleached flours a consideration? I have 3 young children and would to make more nutritional food for them when considering their favorites. Thank you!

  • TeelaHerman.com

    5 years ago

    look into Paleo grain alternatives.

    You probably want to stay away from wheat, oats and unbleached flours. We use coconut flour and almond flour. If you search for "Paleo pancakes" or whatever food it is that you want to make "clean", you will find a ton of recipes out there.

    Quinoa is okay because it's actually not a grain. It's fine for gluten free diets.

  • Josie

    5 years ago

    Hi Dawn,

    Great question! In terms of 'healthy flours', a lot of the recipes on the reboot site contain healthy unprocessed flours and grains such as buckwheat, quinoa, coconut flour, oats or nut based flours such as almond flour such as http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/healthy-breakfast-ba...

    http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/meatless-monday-spice...

    http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/meatless-monday-trail...


    Have you visited our 'kids' section of the website? It contains great information about yummy nutritional food http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/kids/healthy-eating/

    Hope that helps!

    All the best on your reboot!

    Josie @ Team Reboot

  • DanMiller BettyRae

    5 years ago

    Dawn -

    You may wish to join this group to assist with support for Reboot Juicing with Food and transition to food after a reboot, and support for transition to a plant-based wholefood lifestyle to maintain weight loss and to continue to achieve optimum health.

    http://community.rebootwithjoe.com/groups/view/cod...

    http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/after-the-reboot-next...

    Healthy Regards,

    Dan Miller - Reboot Ambassador

    .

  • MuffintopMom

    5 years ago

    Hi Dawn - I can also recommend Bob's Red Mill products as good "normal flour" subs, usually available at health food stores, larger markets, and online for those who are more rural. The GF Pancake & waffle mix is great & your kids probably won't notice the sub! Also a morning "cereal" I found that subs for Cream of Wheat is Quinoa Rice & Shine, and if it is OK with the juicing philosophy, I found brown rice pastas to be an amazing sub for regular wheat pasta when the time comes. Don't overcook! My family would not have known it was anything other than regular pasta if I had not let the cat out of the bag :-) With all the new attention to gluten free products, we have more choices than ever, but make sure to read labels because sometimes (as with cereals in particular) I find they are VERY HIGH in added sugar.

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