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

  • WhiteTeaRoses

    5 years ago

    Hi, okay, this reboot is going to be a bit strange for me. I
    have my juicer out and ready, and I actually bought some produce today because
    I want to do what Joe said in his blogs to us about starting to wean yourself
    off of certain foods, but what I am also doing in addition to that is trying to
    add some small juices in between to make up the difference for the foods I am
    taking away. This way I am giving myself sort of a “bridge” to transition over
    to. I do not know why but part of me is feeling a bit “scared.” It is just
    juicing though LOL not a trip to the moon (laughing and smiling). But there is
    a part of me that is feeling a bit apprehensive, and I just hope I can get over
    it. I think it is the thought of doing only juicing those three days with nothing
    else to eat? It will be different, I know. I am sort of like Joe in that food is
    sort of a comfort thing for me, a security blanket, and this “Linus” is having
    a hard time thinking about giving up her “blanket.” But I will do it. It is
    only for three days. I just have to keep telling myself I can do this. I know I
    will do this that is why I am getting myself mentally and physically ready for
    this now instead of jumping in headfirst on the 6th with no prep
    work done beforehand. Today, the 3rd, is my first day of prep work (smiling).
    Is anyone else feeling a bit apprehensive or nervous about this or does
    everyone feel courageous instead, I am just wondering? I think for me it might
    be this “fear of the unknown” that is making me nervous? For me personally I
    think during a reboot I probably need more emotional support, like someone
    cheering you on and saying “you can do this.” I know I am supposed to be my own
    “cheerleader” but sometimes it does help having someone else on your side or in
    your corner. It makes you feel like you are not so alone doing this if that
    makes any sense? Anyway, thanks for letting me share (smiling). I am looking
    forward to this three-day guided reboot (big smile). Christine

  • Josie

    5 years ago

    Hi WhiteTeaRoses,

    Awesome to hear you are partaking in the Big New Year Reboot! Although you will will be not be chewing, you have to remember that you are still eating and nourishing your body, but in a much better way- with juice! It will be tough at first, but you can do this! You have Joe, the coaches and the whole online community supporting you!

    All the best with the Reboot!

    Josie @ Team Reboot.

  • DanMiller BettyRae

    5 years ago

    WhiteTeaRoses - considering these groups for direct support from others who were as equally apprehensive in the beginning. They are lead by folks who have been in your shoes and yet have experienced extreme weight loss and are achieving optimum health.

    Jana http://community.rebootwithjoe.com/discussions/to...

    Natshell62 http://community.rebootwithjoe.com/groups/view/co...

    Healthy Regards,

    Dan Miller- Reboot Ambassador

  • Ange J

    5 years ago

    so sorry clicked the wrong button :((

  • Time2PutMe1st

    5 years ago

    Hi WhiteTeaRoses,- this is my first juice reboot as well and I must tell you that on my 3rd day of prep I had a total meltdown. My grandbaby was over decorating cookies and my son made pizza! Sooo, I had one small bite of pizza which lead to another and then another to total a small slice. Then I had a cookie (no frosting) and then I went to make me a bowl of cereal..... well--- I went into the bathroom and shut the door. I said to myself OUTLOUD-- If you keep on doing what you've always done, you will keep on getting what you've always got! So I got myself together, poured the dry cereal back in the box, put away the milk, and stayed out of the kitchen! Was it easy, NO, was it worth it, YES. My intestines and stomach have not felt this good in a long time. I cannot go back to the terrible pain in my abdomen so that keeps me motivated. Also, I have been drinking the warm lemon water when I usually have my cup of coffee and actually forgot that I wasn't having coffee. That's how good I feel. And this is just the "prep step" lol. I am still nervous about slipping up during the Reboot phase but look, anything good you do for yourself is better than what you are doing now, right? Good luck and we can get through this!

  • kt_sunshine1

    5 years ago

    Hello, I was wondering if it is okay to drink Lipton green tea with purple acai and blueberry or does it have to be plain green tea? I saw on the site that it is okay to use stevia sweetener and thought I saw that it was okay to use a little bit of honey.Is honey okay to use to sweeten the tea?

  • Rachel Gargano

    5 years ago

    Yes, it's perfectly fine to drink the lipton green tea with acai - as long as what is added to the green tea is herbal, it will be fine to drink. Also, stevia is the best choice is you're going to use a sweetener. Know that using a sweetener, no matter the type, may cause sugar cravings - so perhaps trying it without a sweetener may be good as well!

    Rachel

  • tina_berlin

    5 years ago

    hi, living in germany i have problems finding fresh kale and spinach, even when i go to bio markets. are there any alternatives to those?

    thanks very much in advance and have a great new year!

  • Rachel Gargano

    5 years ago

    Tina,

    There is a substitutions list here on the site! Some good things to use in place would be: arugula, watercress, Swiss chard, green cabbage, mustard/collard/beet/turnip greens, or even romaine lettuce.

    Rachel

  • Dee4Health

    5 years ago

    My juicer (Jack La Lane only one high speed) does not juice leafy items - is it acceptable to blend these with a little water in my vitamix and then push through a fine strainer?

  • Josie

    5 years ago

    Hi Dee4Health,

    Its all about making Reboot work for you! But we do recommend using a juicer as all of our meal plans are designed to be used by a juicer. You can find more information here:

    http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/juicing/benefits/

    http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/why-should-i-juice-hear-it-from-a-chef/
    http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/the-great-debate-juicing-vs-smoothies/

    Hope that helps!

    All the best with your reboot!

    Josie @ Team Reboot.



  • ladybug180

    5 years ago

    I have a Jack LaLane and with the greens you have to use some to push them through. I use my carrots, celery, or cucumber to push them through. Roll them up and just use the other veggies to help them go through the juicer.

  • Johnathan

    5 years ago

    Dee4Health, I started with the same juicer (before getting my Breville) and own a vitamix. I would stick my leafy greens between hard vegetables or fruits. Apples. Carrots, even peppers are great vehicles for getting greens through this juicer.

  • JustABurgerAway

    5 years ago

    Thanks, Joe, for the wake up call. I began preparing for the 3 day fast 5 days ago. We bought the juicer the day before, and a pile of fruits and veggies. The first thing I could change was my water intake (almost none before) and so day one I fell a bit short of the target, but every day since I have gotten my 5 water bottles down. Right away I got cold hands and feet, and they have stayed that way...(smiling) no worries, I'm sure I'll adjust. Since my diet was red meat with a side of who cares, we had to leave that behind completely, and ate roast chicken, hard boiled egg and cheese as our salad topping protien the first few nights, and have transitioned to nuts and seeds in our dinner salad and by the handful the last couple days. I stay home all day, so when the cravings come, I grab a handful of nuts and another glass of water and they go away. I tell myself I can make a fruit juice to drink after I have the nuts and water if I need it, but I haven't yet.

    We started with red and orange drinks the first few days of the prep period, to replace all the sugared soda we were leaving behind. It took me until yesterday to make my first green drink, but it was fine, not as green as I thought it would be at all, and this morning I woke and made myself a green to start the day happily. While I understand Christine's (White Tea Rose) fear and need for a group hug, I think if we take the time to ease into the fast and back out of it, we will not suffer as badly as some folks do. Since one transitions in and out of this fast on a plant diet that is the new normal going forward, my plan is to allow myself a salad if I need to eat, but with no "cheats" added, so I can't sabbotage myself.

    I checked the scale this morning and I am down over 5 pounds from prep day 1. If I got nothing more from this, I would still be grateful to Joe for sharing this with us. Thanks, Joe.

  • DanMiller BettyRae

    5 years ago

    JustaBurgerAway - Its not cheating if you choose plant-based whole foods during your reboot. Then you might consider doing a "with food" reboot. Do what you can do not what you can't...find what works for you to avoid self-sabatoge.

    Here is the link for all the plans with/without food.....http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/rebooting/plans

    Consider joining this group to help you with transition foods or foods that you can eat guilt free while on a veggie juicing reboot regimen: http://community.rebootwithjoe.com/groups/view/cod...

    and make sure to review all the recipes for juices and foods on the purple recipe tab above.

    Healthy Regards,

    Dan Miller- Reboot Ambassador

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  • rhoadsce

    5 years ago

    Hi! This will be my first reboot and I'm concerned about exercise and getting enough protein. I work out regularly and am a little concerned about that. Is there any danger in exercising too much during the reboot? Also, I have had issues in the past with low blood sugar. My doctor has said that getting enough protein will help to even out my blood sugar. Is there a way to ensure that I'm getting enough protein during the reboot, both for the exercise I'm doing and to stabalize my blood sugar?

  • Josie

    5 years ago

    Hi rhoadsce,

    Awesome news that you are rebooting! You will be able to find information about protein and juicing here http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/protein-the-reboot-setting-the-record-straight/ and exercising while rebooting here http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/rebooting/exercise/

    I would recommend speaking to your doctor before commencing the Reboot because of your low blood sugar levels.

    Hope that helps!

    All the best with your Reboot!

    Josie @ Team Reboot

  • Ben101

    5 years ago

    Hi Reboot Team,

    So I'm just finishing Day 3 of my Reboot.

    (I actually started on Monday Dec 31st. But I went out NYE for drinks and snacks etc)

    Today I nearly crashed, I am constantly hungry and constantly on the toilet. I have had 5 juices today and plenty of water.

    I am a big guy, so I imagine its my body getting used to me feeding it less and better foods (liquid form) bring digested.

    My question is : Will this pass?

    I will have done the 3-day stage by tonight, but want to continue.

  • Josie

    5 years ago

    Hi Ben,

    Awesome you're already just about finished day 3! What your experiencing is normal, during first 1-3 days of a reboot your body is getting rid of the negative toxins, this faq article explains it for you http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/faq-what-side-effect...

    So in answer to your uestion, yes it should pass! So then you can continue rebooting!

    I hope this helps!

    All the best with the rest of the Reboot!

    Josie @ Team Reboot

  • DanMiller BettyRae

    5 years ago

    Ben101 - you should not be feeling hungry,,,,although you may be constantly on the toilet, and not feeling so great :). If you are a big guy like I was - you may need to drink up to or over 128 oz (that is 8-16oz glasses!)....

    Also, you are actually feeding yourself more and absorbing more nutrition - so make sure that your juices are blends with mostly veggies and just a small amount of fruit to keep from crashing.

    "To have something you've never had, you must do something you've never done."

    In response to detox...'this too shall pass' depending on how toxic you were to begin with.....

    healthy regards,

    Dan Miller - Reboot Ambassador

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  • Ben101

    5 years ago

    (Monday Dec 30th I meant).

    bring = being

  • Brightnhappy

    5 years ago

    Hullo I started before jan 1 st did light veg fruIt prep and now just taking juices even on the light meals I started detoxing I think. I am only about 7 kilos over weight and relatively fit.

    I am experiencing low deep kind of back pain a dull ache deep Iin side and also the legs they feel like muscle aches deep down jeez it's really sore and bothersome a panadol would feel gret but I'm not taking one . I have not lifting anything heavey I did not pull any muscle and I'm miserable with this dull contineous ache this only occoured about day 4 of light meals almost completely juicing at that st age I use a hot water bottle on it to relive the pail. Any tips pls how long will this last I'm going nuts lol

  • Josie

    5 years ago

    Hi Brightnhappy,

    Awesome to hear you've already started rebooting! What a perfect way to start the new year!

    When rebooting, it is common for the first 1 - 3 days to experience side effects as your body is getting rid of the negative toxins, they can be found here:

    http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/faq-what-side-effects... But the side effects are going to be different for everyone. In terms of your pain, if it doesn't go away or gets any worse I would advise seeing your doctor- because it doesn't sound very pleasant and you don't want to put up with that!

    Hope you feel better soon,

    All the best with your Reboot!

    Josie @ Team Reboot.

  • DanMiller BettyRae

    5 years ago

    Brightnhappy - best to take some time to rest during your reboot. Detox symptoms show themselves in many ways. For instance, my wife had severe osteo condition prior to juicing and eating plant-based foods - therefore her detox symptoms often showed with pain in her bones and joints. It did pass. When in doubt drink more green/rainbow juices and take time to rest. to your best to avoid or ween yourself off of animal products, dairy, cheese/eggs, prior to or during or after your reboot. Retoxifying with those items may in fact continue the discomfort. Feel free to check out our personal story at: http://community.rebootwithjoe.com/profile/danmill...

    there are also links there which detail how to overcome this type of toxicity.

    Healthy Regards,

    Dan Miller - Reboot Ambassador

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  • Ben101

    5 years ago

    Thankyou for the info

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