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Where to post -- Come Join us in Group Reboots

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Posted by Soose on 10 months ago

Here is a photo showing the names of some of the active groups in Group Reboots... we're not ignoring you, it's possible we're not seeing all of you come in over here in Free For All. (The site can be confusing with discussions, groups, and categories.

These are not active links. If you need a link, please let me know. There's also one for losing 100 lbs, I forget the exact name. I just found these by viewing "Recent Activity" down on the right side of the screen."

Oh, and when you join a group, it's normal to put your posts for that group on the "group wall" -- scroll down a bit on the group's webpage. There's also a button to "send message to group" but that echoes your message individually out to the inbox of all members in the group.

Good people! Join us if you want. :) HTH.

This topic contains 17 replies, has 1 voices, and was last updated by Soose 5 months ago.

Replies To Where to post -- Come Join us in Group Reboots

  • Soose

    9 months ago

    Bumping this post to the top so newbies can find an active group. :)

  • Cherylm

    6 months ago

    HI am brand new. I am trying to maneuver around here. lol I have been juicing for 24 days and lost 20 lbs. I have 65 lbs to go. More importantly I have more energy and feeling better.

  • Soose

    6 months ago

    Cherylm, welcome to the site and WOW, your 24 days is just awesome! You've probably learned so much in those 24 days! So glad you're here and I'll hope to see you over on the reboot groups. :)

  • LizzyBee

    9 months ago

    It's been a few years since I've been on this site. Thanks for the post. I'll work my way around again. Also, today is Day 1 of my Reboot. Made Joe's Mean Green yesterday and I'm off to the races.

  • LizzyBee

    9 months ago

    p.s. Thanks for the other sites!

  • Soose

    7 months ago

    Bumping this to the top. Come join one or more of the active groups...
    Juicing Challenge for Beginners,
    Sunshine Clubbe,
    Happy Juicing,
    ... and if you're eating vegan too,
    Leslie's Juicing and Feasting, and/or
    Plant Based Eating after the Reboot.

  • Soose

    5 months ago

    Bumping to top again in Free For All... there's also 100 pounds group.

  • Cherylm

    6 months ago

    Hi, Not sure where I should ask questions but I have a few, If someone could help, Id appreciate it. I am on my 24 day and I just read the book two days ago and found out on day 15, the program called for adding plant based protein powder to your 3rd juice. Has everyone done that? I did not know about it so I have been doing the strict juice. How important is that? Also I have stopped eliminating. I bet its been about a week. Is this normal. I pee forever but not movements. I don't have any stomach pain. If this is not can someone tell me what to do.

    Thanks for reading,

  • Zootal

    6 months ago

    It is recommended we supplement our juice with a protein supplement because juice by itself does not have enough protein. Sooner or later you will experience symptoms of protein deficiency. How soon? Hard to say, it may take weeks or months, I'm not sure anyone really knows. But to be safe and keep your body from metabolizing muscle and organs for protein, take a protein supplement. There are a lot of good ones available, I personally prefer a pea protein made by Nutrasumma.

    BMs happen few and far between. How often really depends on how much fiber your juicer lets through into the juice, more expensive juicers don't necessarily remove more fiber. Sooner or later everything comes out in the end (pun intended). One day you wake up and have a nice BM and you are good for a few more days or another week. Don't worry about it. When you start feel constipated, like there is something there but you can't pass it, a simple enema takes care of that problem. This is rare, usually we will pass whatever needs passing when our guts are good and ready to pass it.

    There are some articles on taking a fiber supplement with your juice, though I have never personally done that.

  • Soose

    6 months ago

    Cherylm, adding to what Zootal has already said.. if you want the official word, go back out to Google and search for "rebootwithjoe.com protein" -- you'll find some articles, some of it will be what you read in the book. I was going to add that some of us get protein from seeds, and that article I see has a list of whole food sources like chia seeds and flax seeds. I know I'm not the only one here who uses those, ground up. (Or the chia seeds, I soak ahead of time or add it to juice in a bottle and later, I drink it. But I think Leslie says you don't get the full nutrition unless you grind it all up?

    If constipation is bothering you, I've seen the nutritionist here suggest psyllium powder. (Think Metamucil.) Again, google "rebootwithjoe.com constipation"... it's faster to google the site than to wait til Mon/Sun when the nutritionist swings by and answers questions on her "Ask the Nutritionist" board. Then, you can ask the next level of questions, cut out some of the wait.

    Personally, I want to keep my bowels moving during a fast because I want my body to eliminate the toxins it is dumping into the colon while it's healing. Just my take on it and one advantage over a water only fast. (Though you could go the enema route and water only.) My first fast was medically supervised water only and I got ill when I started eating again, because my body reabsorbed all the toxins that had been ... detoxed. :( I was very constipated too, during that fast. Live and learn.

  • Zootal

    6 months ago

    FWIW, I've never bought into the whole "rest the digestive system" thing. With the exception of certain inflammatory bowel diseases that actually do benefit from a digestive system rest, I personally believe that most of us just don't need it and don't benefit from it. So I keep up a minimal amount of whole foods - a salad, a bowl of veggie soup, a carrot or cucumber here and there. No refined carbs, no meat, nothing but veggies and fruit and from time to time a bit of tofu for protein, and I usually do this only at dinner time. This has the benefit of slowing down but not stopping the digestive system, keeps the BMs regular, helps to fight hunger at nights, and helps (me at least) with the energy level.

    YMMV....

  • Soose

    6 months ago

    Interesting, Zootal. I'm not surprised this also works for a reboot; I've seen a good many other examples thru the years. Just let the body decide what to detox, stop the bad stuff from coming into the body, and let it heal at its own time.

    I think our choices depend on our goals and our state of health. Because I do think there are cases where the body needs to heal badly enough that all energy -- and enzymes and nutrients -- ought to go to that healing and cell repair and detox. And I have been absolutely astounded at how quickly that can happen for some symptoms and illnesses when it's allowed to happen either on a water only or a juice fast. I've experienced it myself.

    I was also taught that while the body is digesting, those jobs are not going to happen.

    ( I mean, I was taught that is an either or state, digestion vs cell repair. When the body starts digesting, it stops cell repair/detox work. But that may have been oversimplistic; I've not yet read anything different and took it as the truth given the origin of the learning.

    So for someone who wants the max and speedy healing, if possible (not everyone could or should do it I bet), a juice fast to me is the best of both worlds -- you keep the nutrition flooding the body and allow the body max time to detox/repair.

    Having said all that (long-winded sorry, repeating myself as I try for clarity), my family is right now eating as well as juicing. I expect we'll get back to juice only at some point, hopefully this Fall. One result of going on either fast (juice only or water only) -- and I think also from doing the "intermittent fasting" approach -- is it seems to jumpstart the metabolism, and reset the immune system, at least some. That's my experience.

    I really appreciate these conversations. Learning all the time!

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