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  • Tania

    3 years ago


    I decided to do this last night I am buying my juicer today, i am tired of feeling tired and unhealthy. I am scared of failing but i think that this has to be it, i have done so many unhealthy things to getting thin and after having 3 kids i am now 212, and my oldest asks me all the time why i am not skinny like other moms. :(

  • arcycha1

    3 years ago

    Hooray for you. There are many things in life that we have no control over. But we need to take charge of the things we can control. And that includes our health. Don't worry about failing! A lot of us do. What's important is that you get right back on track.

    I fell off the juice truck this past weekend. Bad timing on my part. I figured on starting my reboot on April 1. Forgot that we had social engagements on the 2nd and 3rd where there would be lots of food. So, rather than torture myself, I decided to indulge one last time and restart my reboot Monday, which I did. My wife however, was a trooper. She didn't cave in so she's on day five.

    This is what is working for us so far. We'll have a juice in the morning, soon after waking. Then we'll have another about 2:00 pm. In the evening, we'll have a frozen dessert treat. I'll run frozen fruit through our Champion juicer and it makes a wonderful sherbert like treat. And of course we drink lots of water.

    Now you may find that two juices aren't enough. If you can't overcome the hunger, than you may need to juice more often. Of course, the more juicing you do, the slower the weight will come off. But regardless, your body will be getting healthier. And that's more important than the weight.

    It will be tough the first 4 - 5 days, I won't lie to you. And I'm sure you've done your research and seen Joe's movie before making the decision to start juicing. But hang in there, this too shall pass. My wife had a headache the first four mornings. Some people make many trips to the bathroom. These things are partly due to your body detoxing and partly to withdrawals.

    After about day 5 things should start going pretty steady for you. Of course, I don't know if the food temptations ever cease. So that is something you will always have to conquer.

    It would be better if you had someone to do it with. My wife and I are doing this together. It makes it so much easier when one of us doesn't have to sit and watch the other one eat, while the first one is on a liquid diet. And of course you have the mutual support and encouragement.

    Good luck to you and remember, we are all here to support and encourage you on your journey to a better you.

  • HealthyATeam78

    3 years ago


    I'm getting over my head cold. Nose has been streaming. Now my sense of smell has gone haywire. If I get a whiff of vinegar or salad dressing it has this overwhelming chemical aroma. Was coughing today when I ate my salad. I am not suprised considering how often I've been blowing my nose lately. Hoping sense of smell will go back to normal next week. I have chronic Rhinnitis so I'm wondering if this is a side effect of the detox or just the cold? Has anyone else had these symptoms before?

  • CarrotTop11

    3 years ago


    Hello, all!



    I am extremely happy to be here and excited to get started!



    I'm beginning a reboot tomorrow. I've been on a whole plant based regimen before, and I loved it (completely fell off the wagon and rolled under the wagon wheels), but I have never juiced. I'm a little concerned on how I am going to do at work during the detox time, and how I'm going to store my juice during my working hours. Any tips, ideas...anything would be enormously appreciated.



    Thank you!

  • arcycha1

    3 years ago

    I haven't gotten that far yet, but from what I've read, the first day or two isn't too bad. The third and fourth days seem to be the worst for most people. If you work a normal five day week with Saturday and Sunday off, maybe you should plan on starting on a Thursday, that way when the worst hits, it won't hit while you're at work.

    The thing about storing your juice is, the longer it sits, the more it oxygenates. Oxygen destroys the nutrients. The whole point of eating raw to begin with, either whole food or juicing, is the benefit of the vitamins and nutrients. Cooking also destroys much if not most of the nutrients. So I've heard anyway! I don't think it destroys as much as we've been told. Seems to me if it did, than vegans and vegetarians would be pretty sickly people for lack of nutrients.

    Hope this helps, and welcome to the group. Like you I fell off the juice truck and got run over today. you can read my other post about it. And if that isn't bad enough, tomorrow the truck is going to back over me to make sure the job is done right. But I'll come back with a vengeance on Monday. Good luck to you and keep us posted on your progress. Keep on juicin'

  • Dahlia

    3 years ago

    Here is link for tips for juice storage by the nutritionist

    Reboot With JoeBlogAsk the NutritionistThe Best Tips for Storing Your Juice

  • Rob57

    3 years ago
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  • Dahlia

    3 years ago

    Here is link about first three days by nutritionist with tips for success

    Reboot With JoeBlogAsk the NutritionistWhy the First 3 Days of Rebooting are the Hardest

  • Dahlia

    3 years ago


    Dettagayle



    Have a juice before the fellowship meal. Then choose plant based options to add to your plate. A bit of lettuce with loads of vegetables that you normally juice. Then, tuck-in knowing that all you are doing is eating your juice. There is a 10 day juice and eating plan as part of the reboot plan options. Any one of the salad recipes recommended on the 10 day reboot plan would be a great choice to make as your contribution to the meal. Take it one minute at a time, for this minute I will not eat ...... Let us know how you make out.

  • arcycha1

    3 years ago


    Well I fell off the juice truck today. I'm not broken up about though. I'm setting a new start date for Monday April 4.



    I love my church family and it was just too much to sit at a fellowship meal and not partake of the food with everybody else. Kind of uneasy talking to someone when they're eating and you don't even have a plate in front of you. So I loaded up a plate and joined them.



    Afterwards we all went to one of the members houses for a baby shower and ate again. Tomorrow we have to go to a surprise party for one of our grandchildren and again I'll be put in that difficult situation. So I decided to start my reboot on Monday, knowing that there is nothing else in the schedule for the next couple of weeks that would put me in that awkward situation.



    It was easy enough at home because my wife and I are both doing it. But trying to do it while watching others eat and being around all the sights and aromas of the food, it was more than I could do. So for the next few weeks it will be just the two of us and we can offer each other support. That is a very important of the rebooting process. Support!

  • Dettagayle

    3 years ago

    I'm new & about to start my first reboot. Our church has a fellowship lunch every forth sunday and I'm already dreading it! It's hard to be in that environment & not dig in. Leaving isn't really an option either since my husband is the pastor. I'm not sure how to handle it.

  • eurocatbaby

    3 years ago

    What my hubby and I have done is drink our juice before hand and then sip on herbal tea and visit with everyone.

  • arcycha1

    3 years ago

    Dettagale:

    Fortunately, our church doesn't have a fellowship meal every week. Like your church, we might have it once a month, so now that it's over for a few weeks I have several weeks to start and complete my 14 day reboot. Like me, maybe you could plan to start your reboot after all the social activities are past. That will give you almost four weeks at least.

  • arcycha1

    3 years ago

    Eurocatbaby:

    Problem is, we did our morning juice at about nine o'clock. We have Sabbath school at 10 and service at eleven. Today was a special communion service so it lasted till at least 12:30. If I had really thought about it, I should have taken what fruit and veggies I needed and our juicer to church and make a juice while everyone else was eating. Still not quite the same. Like I said, I have several weeks free from any social engagements so I'll just restart my reboot on Monday. Thank you all for your comments.

  • Dahlia

    3 years ago

    arcycha1 Make your juice the night before and freeze it. By noon it should be ready to drink. No need to drag the juicer.

  • Rob57

    3 years ago
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  • HealthyATeam78

    3 years ago

    Bring a salad, a fruit salad and your juice. Offer it around. Just eat your stuff and say you don't want any of theirs.

  • arcycha1

    3 years ago

    <HealthyATeam78> Suggestion would work. A little on the rude side, but workable. But like I said in my post above, it will be better to select a period of time when we won't be in that type of situation. So Monday I will restart my reboot. Even though we have another event to go to this afternoon, I'm still going to juice in the morning. Thanks for your suggestion.

  • HealthyATeam78

    3 years ago


    Hi,



    I have been having the juices/ smoothies on off for a while. A first I had more energy and sense of smell changed! I walked through the food court and the aroma of food smelt gross! Like dead sheep! I used to love the smell in there. Glad though now it will make it easier to avoid those foods.



    Probably on day 3 of the 10 day reboot. Blew it a bit last night. I went to a BBQ and had a pork chop, bourbon and coke and ginger ale. 1 sausage. Few pretzles and chips.



    Feel like I have a cold now. Felt like I was coming down with something yesterday too. Will still stick to the Reboot. Have still been having 1-2 coffees a day though...

  • arcycha1

    3 years ago

    Hooray for you!!! It's easy to "blow" it, but not so easy to get back on the horse after falling. Hopefully the sensations you were experiencing will eventually affect you that way for all foods that are unhealthy. Especially pork. I read an article in a magazine while sitting in a hospital waiting room that the consumption of pork cause white legions on the brain.

    Our bodies are smarter than we give it credit for. Why do you think when someone smokes a cigarette for the first time they cough and choke it down. It's the body telling you it doesn't want that junk in it. Same with alcohol. Same with any bad substance, including food. You've been eating unhealthy from childhood. Not your parents fault, they didn't know any better. They were simply following the status quo. People don't inherit sickness and disease as much as they inherit poor lifestyles and diets.

    Stick with the whole foods plant based diet and eventually your body will reset itself to default and it will begin letting you know when you put something bad in it.

    A study was done by a doctor friend of mine. They took a group of overweight people who wanted desperately to loose weight. They were told that on this diet, they could eat as much as they want. But it had to be raw vegetables only. They agreed.

    After a few weeks, not only did they loose weight, which was to be expected, but some who were on medications for high blood pressure and diabetes were taken off their meds. But something else the group reported that wasn't expected.

    The smokers no longer desired cigarettes and the drinkers lost their taste for alcohol. When we treat the body right, it treats us right.

  • arcycha1

    3 years ago


    Hello Juice fans:



    Welcome to day one of the 14 day juice-off at my house. Started this morning with Joe's Mean Green Juice. Not too bad. Glad I only used 1/4 of a lemon. For lunch we partook of one of the many splendid juice recipes that are posted on this site for free. Not sure why someone would spend good money on a book with only 101 recipes in it when there are over three hundred of them right here. And that's just juice recipes.



    Anyhow, for lunch we had the "Vampires Favorite Juice", a combo of blood oranges, ruby grapefruit, beet, carrots, and ginger root. Pretty good.



    I've read that for newbies it might be best to juice twice a day and eat at least one meal for the first week. Perhaps this helps with the withdrawals. We're going to try something a little different. Overcoming hunger during the day is no big deal because we're busy. In the evening though, when we're sitting in front of the computer, it will be a different story. Especially since I've become accustomed to my PBJ sandwich at about 6:00 pm and then popcorn at 7:00.



    So we're going to give ourselves a little treat and we'll make a frozen fruit sorbet for an evening snack. So we're still putting something in our stomachs without eating a full, heavy meal. The champion juicer is adapt at making what people call "Banana Ice Cream". But in reality, it's not ice cream because there is no cream. It's simply frozen bananas that have been homogenized. But since the bananas won't be frozen in time, we'll do the same thing with frozen mixed berries I bought at the store today.



    Food cravings haven't really been an issue for us, yet. But then again, it's only day number one. However, this weekend will prove to be a serious challenge. Saturday, after church, there is a potluck. Oh, excuse me, 'Fellowship Meal". Then after that we must go to a baby shower for one of the couple from church. As we speak, Oh, pardon me, as I type, my wife is busy in the kitchen making cupcakes for that event. Oh the pain of it!



    And then Sunday we have to go to one of our granddaughter's surprise birthday party. It will be a surprise if I don't fall off the juice truck and eat something. Pray for us!



    1 Corinthians 10:13 (NKJV)

    13 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.



    I wonder if that includes the temptations we'll be facing this weekend?

  • Arriadnay

    3 years ago


    Started yesterday around noon bought a juicer that separates the pulp from the juice, i work where I can't get to the bathroom when I like and from talking to some girls there they said they'd wish they'd gotten one like that as they're the same price as the more compact upside down cup style. I like it so far feeling great after I'm finished in the bathroom! Ha, anyway looking forward to trying my first breakfast with some anticipation. I'm including the pulp in my first reboot I haven't noticed it on the scales yet but my abdomens tighter than it was my muffin top is reducing. Didn't follow any recipe and included leek which tainted the entire juice like onions so I won't be buying leek again but hey you live and learn I've only 2 leeks left so lying here in bed at 8 in the morning wondering what to do with them so ... Onwards and upwards

  • arcycha1

    3 years ago

    One benefit to using recipes is that they are already tested. The experimentation has already been done for you so you don't have to be your own guinea pig. Don't think anyone would post a recipe that is not tasteful. Secondly, the selection of fruits and vegetables in these recipes is not only based on taste, but also what is going to provide the most vitamins and nutrients. Search the site for a recipe using leeks and try that. At the very least, cut down on the amount of leeks you use in your own recipe. Even though they are from the onion family, Leeks aren't quite as pungent as a yellow onion. Glad you didn't use one of those. Good Luck.

  • Eskimo703

    3 years ago


    Hello, started my week long transition in today with a juice for breakfast,. An hour later and I'm feeling very hungry. Looking to only start with a 5 day juice plan as the book says we can always extend if we like. I've been consuming so much chocolate lately from sweets and such so this should be an interesting detox!

  • arcycha1

    3 years ago

    A good doctor friend of mine once told me that drinking an ice cold glass of water will shrink the stomach muscles and aid in reducing the hunger pangs. Chocolate can be a hard thing to give up, it is very addictive. In fact, chocolate stimulates the same opioid receptors in the brain as morphine. Another drawback is the amount of sugar and fat it takes to make chocolate palatable. The addictive nature of sugar generates high levels of obesity. Like cocaine, sugar elevates the addictive hormone dopamine in the brain. So some of the foods we eat can be just as addictive as drugs if not more. In fact, sugar is eight times more addictive than cocaine.

    Chocolate is one of the worst things to be addicted to because of high sugar and fat content. Fat in the body is what increased the production of cholesterol. By increasing the fat in the cells, it also leads to lower sugar being absorbed. This results in higher levels of sugar in the blood stream which mean the pancreas has to work harder to produce more insulin. This puts one in the danger of type II diabetes. Also, refined carbohydrates like sugar, but not just sugar, can also elevate insulin. Same result.

    But stick with the program. It takes at least two weeks to overcome an addiction. Juice-on!

  • wupzdaisy

    3 years ago


    I am starting today. Looking forward to the support. Tried this once before a few months back for 7 days and loved it, but went back to old habits and gained more weight. ugh. This time, I want it to be different.

  • arcycha1

    3 years ago

    You don't need to be different, you need to be defiant. Defiant towards the bad things your body has been used to craving. Bad habits can be broken, it just takes time and determination. After your juicing reboot and you begin to eat solid foods again, make sure the great majority of that consumption is fruits, vegetables, legumes, grains, and some nuts. The more good things we eat, the less we'll crave the bad things. Good luck and keep-on juicing.

  • huskereurocat

    3 years ago

    So glad to hear that your coming back to juicing. My wife and I did 50 days and have retrained our taste buds. My wife is eating veggeis for the first time in her life and liking what she is eating!! Couldn't help but notice that you went back to your old habits and I'm sorry for that. All too common for all of us, so if you watch the video below it may help you understand the addiction of our "western diet" foods and how to break them. Seven days may not be long enough to break those food addictions, just a thought. My wife and I have found out that just easing into a good eating regimen did not work for us (it works for some). We have to break the addictions and rebooting is really a great way of accomplishing that!!!

    Keep going and juice on!!

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