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Day 30! Still juicing...

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Posted by KLM88 on 3 years ago

Well, my first juice fast/feast lasted 28 days, second one 27 days. Today is day 30 of this one, and I'm not feeling the need to stop at this point. As a matter of fact, well... I started passing some gunk, if you know what I mean. I'm going to stick with this fast/feast until my body tells me to quit, and I don't think I'm at that point just yet.

While going through this, I've been trying to reboot my brain, too, to learn about healthier ways to eat and live after I'm done. I love my Nutribullet, and definitely plan on using juice and smoothies after the fast/feast is over. But I also want to transition to a plant-based diet. I've always loved veggies and fruit, so this shouldn't be hard. I'm using Pinterest to help find inspiring recipes.

I'm watching YouTube videos others have posted about their juicing journeys. I've been trying to find more videos from people who post about life AFTER their juicing fast.

And...I'm reading books about nutrition and healthier living. Yesterday I started the book, "What are You Hungry For?: The Chopra Solution to Permanent Weight Loss, Well-Being, and Lightness of the Soul." From the book: "The fact that weight loss can be connected with increasing happiness is the secret to why my approach works." And...

"1. Pause and take a deep breath.

2. Ask yourself if your hunger is being triggered by a familiar pattern, such as feeling bored, restless, or sad, or wanting a distraction. You now know some of your most common triggers, so see if any of them are involved.

3. Once you've identified a trigger, ask yourself if you really need to eat. Maybe you can find an alternative activity, one that simply postpones reacting to your trigger..."

Eating good food is AWESOME, when our bodies really need the food. NOT when I'm bored or sad, which are two of my own personal triggers. I'm looking forward to discovering new, healthy recipes, preparing them with my own hands, and enjoying the process of eating, feeding my body with good nutrients, not junk.

This is a journey. We can do this. :)

This topic contains 11 replies, has 1 voices, and was last updated by Susan 2 years ago.

Replies To Day 30! Still juicing...

  • RM

    3 years ago

    Great post KLM88. One trigger I have is FEAR. When I am drinking 64 to 80 ounces of juice a day, I will sometimes FEAR that I am going to starve. I do not know why. To my knowledge, I never experienced starving as a child or adult. To juice through that FEAR was a huge turning point for me. I had to keep telling myself that I am going to be ok, that the juices are giving me all the nutrition I need and I won't starve. After successfully getting through the first FEAR FACTORS, I was able to more quickly breeze through any further emotional charges. This reboot has built up my courage. Juice On.

  • KLM88

    3 years ago

    Awesome point, RM, juicing through the fear! Hooah. :)

  • caroline

    3 years ago

    You might be interested in reading It Starts With Food by Melissa and Dallas Hartwig. Changed my perception, and after diving in, my relationship with food and cravings and satiety were also totally changed.

  • KLM88

    3 years ago

    THANKS! I'm going to look into that. I had a really bad day two days ago, and that was the FIRST TIME I wasn't craving food as my solace. :)

  • Marty

    3 years ago

    Day 1 - Anyone suggest some juices to ease into this? I am determined and couldn't imagine that I couldn't do anything for only 5 days! Then I tried 4 different juices today and 3 could hardly choke down. Any tips? The one with celery base was very difficult as one with a yellow pepper. Wondering if my palette will change> Help!

  • Susan

    2 years ago

    Hi Marty:-) I'm just finishing day three as a newbie. Try looking at multiple recipes and identify the fruits n veggies in some of those recipes and start with those until ur taste buds adapt over time. If u don't like something, u won't stick with it so start with what u do like n then build on that.

  • GardeningWithYolanda

    3 years ago

    KLM88, you should be near the end of your 60 Days, how are you doing??

  • Christine

    2 years ago

    Thank you for the advice KLM88. I believe there is more to just juicing than the act itself. Your words of wisdom helps the psychological part of the reboot. Thanks!

  • Lorraine

    2 years ago

    Hi KLM88,

    I'm in awe of you...30 days!! Today is day one for me. I'm scared, excited, and worried all at the same time, but determined too. Thank you for your posts:)

  • BarnettL

    2 years ago

    Hi KLM88,

    I, too, am amazed at going 30 days -- This will be my first reboot and I'm scared to death. Tomorrow (or Tuesday if Whole Foods is closed) I've got to get everything for the actual juices. My brand, new juicer is washed and ready to go. I've cut out meat and processed food -- set boundaries with co-workers and eating out everyday, brought my own food to work, and resisted all the candy in the front office. I think that's pretty good, but I'm really scared about the running to the bathroom thing at work. So far I've been ok -- but the totally juice thing scares me. I think maybe a salad for lunch might help. I've got the bag of protein to put in some smoothies, but it's just very overwhelming to me -- so many things to try to remember. Maybe it'll be better once I just plunge in.

  • Lorraine

    2 years ago

    Hi BarnettL,

    I'm only closing up on Day 5 here and I know others have more wisdom but here's my little routine so far. I like to do things assembly line style and ot have to wash the juicer more than I need to! I make my juices for the day the night before. I line up 3 or 4 bowls, I wash all the ingredients for each juice and throw them in their separate bowls I use a bag for the pulp, easier cleanup! I do an orange, a purple, a couple of green juices. I'm finding ones I like a lot, have been using mangoes, blueberries and kiwi and lots of cucumber, kale, celery, ginger and spinach. I make one smoothie around dinner time which has protein powder in it, spinach, blueberries, coconut water and ice...I like this one "fresh" and it's so good! I know we are supposed to have no protein powder for the first couple of weeks but I just needed a different taste and it feels more substantial than straight juice. So far, down 5 pounds and actually not feeling hungry or deprived. Don't be afraid to do this, you will be so glad you did and it's one day at a time.

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