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When does it get easier, or does it get worse?

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Posted by Quazza on 3 years ago

Hi all,

I am on day 3 of my first ever juice fast in my entire life. Today I was hungrier than usual and really craving foods that I use to eat. It's now evening of day 3 and I feel that I've made it through. Will I always have strong cravings or will it get easier? I'm concerned because some people have posted that they are on day 10 or day 12 and still struggling with cravings. I thought that our hunger was suppose to switch off at some point? When does the hunger switch off? Thanks everyone!

This topic contains 14 replies, has 1 voices, and was last updated by Chris 3 years ago.

Replies To When does it get easier, or does it get worse?

  • Lewimel

    3 years ago

    Hi Quazza, hunger and cravings are two completelt different things.. hunger pains stop pretty quickly. I'd say between 3-5 days, cravings however take much long to kick. I'd say from experience they get much lower between 10-15 days. But it's different for each person. It definitely gets easier rather than harder, but it differs from person to person. Keep it up! (I'm on day 2 but I've done a 30 day fast before)

  • Quazza

    3 years ago

    Thanks for your response, Lewimel! Appreciate it. I'm halfway through day 4 and the cravings are pretty bad! Had to do grocery shopping with hubby today and I wanted to eat everything. All I wanted to do today was have some corn chips and some cheese or some pizza. I'm really hoping that the cravings will let up soon! Thanks again! :)

  • Rosie

    3 years ago

    I am on day 2 juicing and haven't had many cravings because I transitioned to a plant based diet 3 weeks ago...that is when I had some cravings. Take a cue from your cravings when you make your juice - it might help: have a sweet craving add more sweet fruit/veggies, have a salty craving do something that is more savoury like a juice with tomato, lime, lemon kind of flavours). When I started eating plant based for the first week I had some cravings but I made sure to step up the fruit because I wanted to avoid the sweet cravings (i was a chocolate addict - but i don't think of chocolate anymore)...unfortunately the desire for "solids" is worse when I am around other people's food - my daughter steamed some rice last night and even that smelled inviting. Smelling food cooking is tough - I went for a shower when she was cooking her lunch today and I didn't smell the food so it didn't bother me at all.

  • melpicc

    3 years ago

    I am on day 8, and this is my first reboot. I've done detoxes in past and this is by far the easiest thing I've ever done. My biggest struggle last week was organizing. Now that I have a routine down things have gotten easier.

    As far as hunger just hang in there, you can always have an extra juice. I drink every three hours no matter what so I don't find myself hungry. When I do get hungry I "cheat" with a veggie or fruit for a snack. I have fund that a carrot stick and some veggie dip I made seems to curb any cravings. I always have a banana with me now too. I have not started experimenting yet, but maybe add some more volume to your juices. I have found that the green juices with a lot of kale or spin ache seems to fill me the most.

    Hang in there it will be totally worth it.

  • Chris

    3 years ago

    Why bother continuing? You are on day 8 and from the sound of it have been "cheating" since the start, how can you possibly hope to have results similar to people who DO have will power and self control? You are just setting yourself up to fail so why bother?

    I donot mean to insult you but without discipline this kind of diet / detox is not going to yield you the results you are looking for, once you do find some self discipline you will find that these "cravings" you speak of do not really exist............

  • Rob57

    3 years ago

    I'm curious. How much weight have you lost to date on your Reboot?

  • Lewimel

    3 years ago

    It's probably the easiest thing you've done because you keep eating fruit and veg and dips aswell as juicing haha.. day 5 here still going strong. How you doing Quazza?

  • Chris

    3 years ago

    Totally agree :)

    Same with Quazza, people end up over weight and unhealthy due to lack of self discipline and self control, how on earth are they going to succed in losing weight and becoming healthy if they do not solve this vital issue to begin with? Fasting IS easy IF you have control over your own mind, if not then total waste of time and effort :(

  • Chris

    3 years ago

    Hello Rob57

    Good question, yes I am "qualified" to be so honest :)

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

  • Rob57

    3 years ago

    Hi Chris. Wondering how you are "qualified?" And I certainly am not challenging or disrespecting you. I know that some people on this site have taken courses on nutrition and/or have a lifetime of experience. I really am interested. Thanks.

  • Chris

    3 years ago

    Hi Rob

    Not insulted at all :)

    I meant "qualified" as in spent a lifetime making excues, being weak willed and not getting anywhere and now have been fasting successfully 5 days a week sometimes up to 21 days in a row for just over 5 months, finally realised what was holding me back and done something about it.

    Tea and sympathy is all well and good but what most people need, and certainly what I needed is the brutal honest truth. For most people, me inculded it is lack of discipline and constant excuse making that got me to 200kg's, it was only when I leanrt how to have some self discipline and control, things started to fall in to place. Tea and sympahty might well drag somebody kicking and screaming through a 10 day fast, and the "nutritionally educated" amongst you might then give yourselves a pat on the back, well done you :) However tea and sympathy will NOT keep it off long term, it is an indivduals will power that will do this, the discipline to see that you have recently put on 5 pounds say, and then be able to say NO not happening and drag you backside into the gym to work it off.

    Tea and sympathy or "support" as it is called here is not the answer and is cetainly not a cure.

    Joe hits on what I am talking about very briefly in the first film, shame he did not go into it in more depth but he totally had the key in his hand and shared it, not everyone will have picked up on it though.

    I will find the time in the film and post back soon.

    I would much rather listen to someone who is doing it / done it successfully than any "educated" nutritionist any day of the week :)

    No disrespect intended towards nutrionists but the fact they hold a shiny certificate makes them educated in the theory, only a very small percentage of them will have ever actually struggled with weight in their lifetimes so really have no clue what it is like day to day and what holds people back.

    Information is helpful, action and will power is the King!

  • Chris

    3 years ago

    OK this link for the video:

    http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/watch-fat-sick-and-ne...

    Fast forward to 19:21

    Joe says:

    "Part of being on this journey is I have sort of resigned myself I am not going to eat so erm once you do that it is surprising how easy it is, theres nothing going to break me here I'm not gonna like have a panic attack and run out and buy a dohnut"

    So so true, power of the mind he had already decided this is what he was going to do no if's no but's no excuses, when you are in this place you can do almost anything.

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