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Day 13- 4th day no weight loss!!

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Posted by WJS on 5 years ago

The first time I did a 21 day juice only reboot I averaged about half a pound a day. I sadly went on holiday and gained but this second time I am not only losing slower the last four days I haven't lost at all! There was one day my weight was up.

To be honest this is difficult enough but at least the weight loss is a motivation but with no weight loss it is discouraging to say the least. :(

I am sticking to 80/20 veg fruit. However, I have added a tomato mostly based juice in the evening. Tomato, pepper, carrot, hot chili. I have this cold and hot. When I first had it, there was no change in the beginning but perhaps this is the culprit? I will definitely cut it out to see but has anyone experienced this or know why this is happening?

This topic contains 9 replies, has 1 voices, and was last updated by lokeforrest 5 years ago.

Replies To Day 13- 4th day no weight loss!!

  • Danmcn61

    5 years ago

    My take on this, and you DON'T have to agree with me by any means, is that weight loss is but a pleasant side effect of juicing but not the primary goal. The primary goal should be to live a balanced and healthy lifestyle and let your weight work itself out naturally. Many people come to juicing because they have tried traditional dieting and the weight always comes back on.

    My own personal story may be helpful: I started juicing because my blood pressure was so high that I had to go to an emergency room and I'll never forget the look of alarm on the nurse's face when she took my first reading (200/140). I'm sure she expected me to have a stroke right in front of her. I knew that my weight at the time (360#) was the primary reason for the high B/P, but I also knew that I just simply had to get healthy and simply dropping weight would not be enough. I had been down the lose weight & gain it back roller coaster before. This time, I had to admit the truth that my whole body was diseased, my heart was enlarged and I had chronic inflammation (and I'm sure I had a fatty liver besides) and I would soon be dead. It was an incredibly bad day for me, as I'm sure you can see. After watching Joe's movie for the twentieth time, I went on the first of two reboots. I was doing this because I wanted to keep living, and losing weight was but one of the steps I had to take. I just wanted to to see my children grow up.

    There are lots of weight loss regimens out there, but nobody promises to heal your body the way that juicing does. That is why I started juicing and that is why I continue to do it, and why I recommend it to everyone. There are plenty of skinny people out there who are very, very unhealthy but I didn't want that. I wanted to be healthy and to live a long, long time.

    OK, enough about me. I just wanted to let you know where I'm coming from. My advice to you is to monitor not only your weight but your bodyfat level also. You can lose fat and gain muscle at the same time (which is great), and your weight never changes. If you can see your bodyfat going down, or at least staying the same, then you're doing fine. It is easy to monitor your bodyfat, there are hand-held devices that cost about $30 and they give a reasonably accurate reading. Also, monitor your blood pressure, your pulse rate, your waistline, etc...and if those numbers are moving in the right direction then you have nothing to worry about. Keep juicing the way you are and don't cut back on the juice. If you are not losing bodyfat quickly enough, then add more exercise.

  • WJS

    5 years ago

    Thank you Danmcn61. It is so good to hear how it has changed your life around, you as well as your family must be so proud. Well done!

  • Charlie

    5 years ago

    Yes, thanks about the reminder on WHY we do.

    I've been focused on the results aspect of it; I lost 11 pounds the first 6 days and then stayed the same this entire weekend. Was going through what WJS was feeling.

    What I should be proud of is all the energy that I have now - which I was taking for granted. Thank you for the posts!

  • WJS

    5 years ago

    There were a couple of days that I was down .2 and .1 so very marginal losses but today is day 16 and my weight is up! :( I know this is meant to be healthy and can appreciate that but does anyone have any idea why this is happening???

  • TRINlTY

    5 years ago

    Hey there - that is discouraging! I was laughing because I also just added a tomato (which is a fruit remember!) juice. Uh-oh! j/j Otherwise, are you juicing w/ the recipes from the PLANS pdfs?

    http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/rebooting/plans/

    While I'm certain this isn't a requirement - there are thousands of recipes - in your case maybe going back to the very basic plan will help? Also, are you doing the hot water in the mornings? Gotta make sure things are moving through if you know what I mean. LOL.

    The other natural thing, already suggested by dan above, is to add some movement. I get results w/ a simple 20 min walk on my treadmill every other day. I know some other folks who are really enjoying Tai Chi.

    I can get crazy about the numbers- I'll sabotage if I see I'm losing, I'll want to go off the juice if I see I'm not - so in my case I took the scale and put it in the closet.

    I'm sorry you're not seeing the numbers move. But I bet w/ some of everyone's suggestions taken on board you'll have the health benefits AND the weight loss! Good Luck!

  • WJS

    5 years ago

    Thank you very much Trinity. I now don't think it has anything to do with the tomatoes because I stopped making that juice and I'm still not losing. I am sticking to a green juice and the link below shows what I use in it typically. In fact, I posted on that link because I am not only worried about not losing but I'm worried about having too few calories and perhaps slowing my metabolism.

    The one thing I need to improve is exercise as you mentioned. I think some long walks are in order. Thank you again.

    http://community.rebootwithjoe.com/discussions/topic/juicing-well-below-1200-calories

  • TRINlTY

    5 years ago

    Good! Cause I love that tomato juice!! I'm about to embark on a 30 day so thanks for the link. Its good to have all this support and info in your back pocket.

  • Kbell

    5 years ago

    WJS....someone else advised me to make sure I was drinking my water. Yes, and move more. That would be good, especially after a "meal". I started juicing one month ago. I drink about 48 oz. of mean green a day, then have salad for dinner. I am not on the fast. I also eat fruits and veggies. I initially lost 2 pounds and was so excited. Then, for weeks, nothing. But, remember, I am not fasting. What I am noticing, though, is my belly is smaller. I am losing that processed food bloat. That is giving me the motivation to stick with this. And you are right.....there has to be some results somewhere that you can hold onto! Good luck!

  • lokeforrest

    5 years ago

    I came here for answers as to why I am not losing weight and I have found some. I started juicing late August and juiced for about ten days, then went to juicing plus one plant-based meal a day. I have lost 20 lbs. since embarking on this journey, but in the process have run into plateus of not losing. I have to remind myself that I started this for health reasons and that losing weight is a bonus. I have RA and my goal was to get off the medication, just as Joe did on his fast. I have been able to step down my medication and have had marked improvement around pain and swelling. Oh yes, must say that even if I am at a standstill for weight loss, I continue to lose inches. Thank God I found the FSND film that a "friend" posted on Facebook. I plan to make this eating lifestyle a permanent one.

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