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Day 32--Still going strong but?

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Posted by Bob on 5 years ago

Today begins 32 days on the reboot. I have lost 25 pounds and feel wonderful!

My next goal is either 40 or 60 days.

I am stuck in my mind though because I am on a weight loss plateau. I have read several articles saying this will pass and I truly believe that.

In my mind, I am feeling guilty if I eat during Christmas because I wouldn't have reached my goal.

Has anyone experienced this feeling of regardless how much progress you have made, it's never enough?

Thanks,

Bob

This topic contains 10 replies, has 1 voices, and was last updated by Bob 5 years ago.

Replies To Day 32--Still going strong but?

  • Danmcn61

    5 years ago

    Yep, sure have. I found that the hardest part of the 60-day juice fast was ending it because then I would no longer be "special" and would be just another fat dude struggling with weight. I knew all along that the fast would have to end, because excess fasting is very dangerous, but I wasn't prepared for the emotional toll it would take. I can see now why fasting is considered a spiritual exercise and ending the fast was like quitting a job or ending a marriage. Biting that apple on day 61 was one of the hardest things I ever had to do, believe it or not.

  • DanMiller BettyRae

    5 years ago

    Keep your food intake simple and don't be afraid to still sip on a juice or two or three through the day. I have kept juicing everyday 2-3 16oz and, slowly added in plant-based foods, but stuck pretty much to simple fare like veggie soup, veggie stews, baked taters & veggies, a big salad - maybe homemade hummus & carrots -- definitely eat your fruits whole as you did with the apple, I like my fruits for breakfast, drink veggie juice during day & snack on fruit or have a piece after a meal to act as dessert. Be gentle and implement slow & simple. Your tastebuds should be heightened so be mindful and seek to eat right. :-) Oh, and congrats on your 60 day juice feast - that is quite an accomplishment. Healthy Regards, DanMiller

  • Shunned

    5 years ago

    Ive been there and still find myself there at times. Ive lost nearly 170 in less than a year and am 5 pounds from my biggest goal and I am maintaining and often feel Im failing. So totally not true I know but our minds can be our biggest enemy. Might I suggest that you add a 5th juice for a day or so or if you are doing five go to four. Also add more water a gallon a day is a great goal. Kitten the juice pirate gave me a great idea once, fill a gallon with water draw cute pictures with lines as to where you need to be with your water intake threw the day. Little things like this help. Hot herbal teas count towards water. add lemon slices and a packet of stevia if you wish.

    Keep going you will push past your plateau! Congratulations on your amazing weight loss so far!

  • WendyR

    5 years ago

    If you have been only consuming juices for an extended period how do you get on with reintroducing the full range of gut bacteria? Do you need to supplement with a course of probiotics or similar?

    I haven't done a full juice fast because I can't get our doctor to sign off on it but I am trying to learn as much as I can for when the time comes.

  • DanMiller BettyRae

    5 years ago

    WendyR -

    Raw, ALive, vegetables are nutritionally packed enzymatic micro-nutrients. Dispel health myths and misinformation- if you want to be healthy, use juicing to change your diet! Fruits & Vegetables, Beans, Legumes, Nuts and Seeds and Raw Vegetable Juices are the builders and regenerators of the body and contain ALL the amino acids, phyto-nutrients, proteins, mineral, salts, enzymes, and vitamins needed by the body, provided they are used in large quantities, raw (or cooked), and preferably without preservatives, and as with juicing, that they have been properly extracted from the vegetables (another reason why a good Juicer is most important). You might consider plain-nonfat- live culture yogurt....the packaging will list: Contains Live and Active cultures of S. Thermophilus, L. Bulgaricus, L. Acidophilus, B. Bifidus, and L. Casei

    Juicing & live active yogurt will be better than any powder supplement/probiotic. Consider a Doctor who will support Vegetable juicing -- It has saved millions of people from surgery, pharmacueticals and invasive treatments and works quickly for weightloss and achieving optimum health.

  • WendyR

    5 years ago

    Thanks DanMiller eRae,

    I am using and adding more fermented products to our diet, we both love a good kimchee (but the trick is finding a good natural one) I have just found a kefir starter kit at my local wholefoods store. Thanks for the ideas and info.

    After all the drugs my husband has been taking over the past 3 years his gut bacteria is shot, believe me, when we started even doing the limited juicing that we do, the air and such was not pleasant to be around. We are both doing better with the diet etc, working it and making changes slow and steady.

    The Doctor change is just not possible, we are lucky to even be in a practice here, our doc is very good in a whole range of areas, she got Colin his surgery, which was a major miracle in its self, and she is pretty much of a bulldog when it comes to getting tests etc. done. She is just not a fan of the alternative and while she is getting so much done we don't want to rock the boat too much. If they decided to discharge us from the practice we would have a snowballs chance of getting into another PHO. GPs are on a real short supply around here. The other issue is the diabetes clinic, those "nurses" there are not on my good to know list, They are the reason Colin is on insulin, they prescribed a medication that was contra-indicated and it tore up his pancreas and shut down his insulin production. It took 4 months to get it sorted out. Even then we never got an apology. Here in NZ you can't sue doctors with any amount of ease.

  • Danmcn61

    5 years ago

    I make my own sauerkraut now and it tastes good, so I usually have some every day. I've heard that homemade fermented food has a lot of beneficial bacteria that is good for the gut. I also have totally sworn off antibiotics as well.

  • DanMiller BettyRae

    5 years ago

    Ferment On! Danmcn61 -- you are right on track with sauerkraut, also kimchee, kombucha and well-made alive culture no-fat yogurt work to replace beneficial bacteria.

  • Bob

    5 years ago

    Danmcn61,

    Thanks for your replies and your honesty. You helped me greatly to understand that I'm not alone in how I feel. Really appreciate you!

    Bob

  • Bob

    5 years ago

    Thanks Dan, Wendy and Shunned for all your positive feedback. I so much appreciate the time you took to reply!

    I broke through the plateau and feel great.

    Beginning Day 37!

    Thanks again everyone!

    Bob

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