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  • KarenAnne

    3 years ago


    I'm going to start my juice fast tomorrow. I already know it's going to be hard, so I'm hoping for some support when I feel like giving up.

  • Bridlestone

    3 years ago

    Hi KarenAnne first week is tough but boy are you on a high when you reach the other side. I'm on day 8 and already have more energy, a much smaller appetite and lve started wondering what size l will be for summer!

  • arcycha1

    3 years ago

    Never surrender, never give up! I think that was a quote from a movie. As Bridlestone said in her post and from what I've read elsewhere, the first week is the toughest as your body hammers you with food cravings. But did you know, most of the time we think we're hungry, we're really only thirsty. In fact, the majority of people suffering from hypertension, do so simply because they are dehydrated. Americans don't drink nearly enough water. Over the past twenty years or so, we have replaced water with soda, coffee, tea, store bought juices with high levels of sugar and of course the now more popular than ever energy drinks with their dangerously high levels of caffeine.

    In an earlier post I suggested to someone that when they feel hungry, try drinking an ice cold glass of water. It's supposed to shrink the stomach muscles and help relieve the hunger for a spell. You didn't say how long you were planning on juicing. I would set a goal and strive to meet that goal. One week though is barely enough to do any good. I would suggest at least two weeks. Strive to meet that two week juicing goal. If weight loss is the reason you're juicing than you might want to set a weight goal and keep juicing till you reach that weight. Provided it's within reason of course. If you want to loose more than forty pounds than I would definitely consult your physician before going on a juice fast for that long. So set a goal and keep-on juicing. Good luck!

  • Dahlia

    3 years ago

    I did the 10 day reboot and got great benefits. Now am past transition, and into an 85% plant based food menu. I am exploring vegan, and vegetarian meal options for 85% of my meals. I have lost 13 lbs during in and out transition, and 10 day reboot, and expect to continue losing the next 30 lbs while learning to eat better on the 85% plant base menu. I have a small piece of real chocolate(not candy bars) or a small handful of chocolate nibs daily. There are health benefits to real chocolate, as there are to coffee and wine, provided it is consumed in reasonable amounts. When I cannot be reasonable, then I need to drop it from my diet.

    For me, 10 days was enough to detox. It allowed me to recognize that I needed to drop wine, 5 coffee-a-day habit, packaged crackers and chips, and eating out in restaurants twice a week from my eating plan, and add more plant based foods. I was not a fast food or packaged food junkie, except for crackers and chips, and drink soda infrequently, so it was an easy transition. I was able to decrease my medication by 25%, and will decrease it further today. For some, it may require a longer time period to rid themselves of toxins and decrease medication.

    For others, depending on health conditions, gender, and age, losing more than 2 lbs a week is not healthy and could have negative health benefits. This is not another diet or fad, in my opinion. Rather, it is a reboot, it is meant to rid our bodies of toxins, get off medications, reintroduce foods slowly to recognize triggers, and move to a healthy eating plan which will be different for each of us. I would suggest that everyone read Joe's Reboot book and listen to his two documentaries before making their length of time decision. He has warnings and recommendations which need to be recognized. Safety first, I think.

  • CocoaBuerre

    3 years ago


    Hi newbies. finally started my reboot today. I'm just doing a 5 day reboot and I'll see how I feel then. It's really just to lose a few pounds for a medical at the end of the week. I need to lose 40lbs in total though so I'll be back for a longer stint. I eat quite healthily normally. I've been reducing coffee for 2 weeks, I don't eat refined sugar or anything processed at all. I wanted to start my reboot last week, but the headache was just too much. I've still got a headache today, but if it gets too bad I'll go to bed to sleep it off.



    Just wanted to say hi. Anyone got any pointers for juices low in fruit, and beetroot/fennel/peppers or anything too acidic (stomach can't handle too much acid, and really hate those veggies).



    Good luck everyone. ????

  • arcycha1

    3 years ago

    Hi CocoaBurre:

    Welcome to the group. Read your post and I would like to encourage you to try and go at least two weeks. It will take at least one week for your body to detoxify. The headaches you are experiencing are likely withdrawal. I also would like to applaud you for reducing your coffee intake and hopefully giving it up altogether. I'm surprised that you drink it at all if you are having stomach problems from acid. Coffee is very acidic. Our bodies were not made to operate in an acidic condition. When we are in an acidic condition, the body buffers that acid with calcium. And guess where it gets that calcium from? Our bones! This is what causes osteoporosis in most of us. Now get this, milk protein has twice as much of the sulfur containing amino acid methionine as soy or wheat products and it breaks down to sulfuric acid, which must be buffered with calcium from the body. So drinking milk is actually bad for your bones. Typically the body only absorbs between 20-40% of milk calcium, depending on the calcium status of the person.

    The more you eat healthy, the more your taste buds will change over time and you will desire the less healthy foods less and less. A group study was done where the people were told they could eat all the raw fruits and vegetables they want, no limit. As expected, everyone in the group lost weight. What came as a surprise was, those in the group that smoked, lost their desire for cigarettes and those who drank alcohol, lost their taste for it.

    There are many benefits to eating healthy and living a healthy lifestyle. And not only does your body benefit from eating healthy, but so will your mind. You will be able to think more clearly and make decisions quicker.

    I never was much of a drinker and gave it up totally a number of years ago. I quit smoking six years ago. Three years ago my wife and I began eating a vegan diet, for the most part. Due to a hit and run accident over two years ago, I can't do a lot of walking. But I can ride my bike all day and it doesn't bother my knee in the least. I enjoy long distance rides the most. I don't compete with anyone but myself in setting and achieving distance goals. Last year I rode 3,555 miles and my longest single ride to date is 95 miles.

    There is more to a healthy lifestyle than just diet. It's proper exercise. Plenty of air and sunshine. Drinking ample amounts of water. And getting the proper amount of rest. All these things contribute to good health. And good health leads to a long life. And what's more, hopefully, it leads to a good death.

    Most of us aren't looking forward to our own deaths and would rather not think about it. As if if won't come if we don't. But the point I'm trying to make is, a lot of people suffer horribly, for weeks, months, or even years from a debilitating disease before they expire. I don't want to be one of those people. I want to be one of the ones who goes in my sleep. Or maybe one who just falls over dead. No pain, no suffering. Just gone in an instant.

    "I know of nothing else in medicine that can come close to what a plant based diet can do. I can say this with a great deal of confidence, that our national authorities are simply excluding this concept of nutrition from the debate and discussion in order to protect the status quo. In theory, if everyone were to adopt this I really believe we can cut health care cost by 70-80%"

    Colin T. Campbell, M.D. Forks over Knives

  • huskereurocat

    3 years ago

    Glad to hear about the no refined sugar and food additives in your life. A reboot once in a while is good soooooo many things including your digestive bacteria. I know from experience (50 days juice only reboot) that coming up with fresh ideas is a challenge. It was our experience that investing $10 (US) was more than worth the money spent in buying Joe's online 101 Juice Recipes. My wife bought it on Amazon. It took the boredom out of juicing for her and kept the variety coming.

    Keep up the good work and juice on!!!!

  • maslro

    3 years ago


    I do not own a juicer yet, looking to buy one in the next few days but jumped on to start a day or 2 after watching Joe Cross's documentary. Got my juices from juice bar and Whole foods. After a day and half I felt very nauseated and threw up. Is that normal or did i do something wrong? I eventually want to do a week on juice , too afraid to think any further than a week. Can you be just on juices, work a full work day, go back home to kids, cooking dinner and taking them to their activities ? Is all that doable?

  • Junco

    3 years ago

    I'm new also. Did you watch Joe's 2nd documentary part 2? That really helped answer some of the questions or fear part that you are asking here in a more realistic way with a visual. I think it is different for everyone but he uses his wonderful graphic animations to explain what you are wondering about. How is your body going to react and what can you possibly expect.

    If not, try that on Netflix also. It is a must! Otherwise, I'm too new myself to answer that fairly.

    Good luck!

  • arcycha1

    3 years ago

    If you scroll down a bit to a post by Husereurocat, has a shorter video posted in which Joe tells you up front what he experienced when he first started his 60 juice fast in his movie, "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead". Juicing for only a week is short changing yourself, because it takes your body almost that long just to detox itself. From what I've read, the first four or five days are the toughest, but once you get pass that, you should be doing great. Watch the video, it will help answer your questions. If the short one doesn't, than watch Joe's second video as Junco above suggested.

  • arcycha1

    3 years ago


    Hi everyone! We're new to juicing. My wife and I will be starting April 1st. We eat quite healthy, being vegans, but even too much of a good thing can be bad. And so, over the winter we put on more weight than either of us care to owe up to. But in order to get ready for the summer weather and the physical activities that ensue, walking, hiking, biking, etc... we need to shed this winter coat.



    From what I've read so-far, the biggest problem is the food cravings. Any suggestions in combating that would be most appreciated. Good luck to all and juice-on.

  • sleepingbeauty

    3 years ago


    hi guys im a newbie too. i rellty need to do this. Is anyone out there just starting their reboot? I am going to need massive support doing this. Together Everyone Achieves More. Team work is very important for me. It helps push me along. Im tired of going at it alone all the time. Can anyone relate?

  • Bridlestone

    3 years ago

    hi sleeping beauty, l've just finished 3 days and haven't cheated so lm feeling like superwoman but lm running to the loo all the time and cravings are bad - it's not easy but l have my mind fixed on the outcome!

  • huskereurocat

    3 years ago

    Speaking as one who has gone through with this (50 days Juice Only) I can truthfully say that life is much better on the other side. My wife and I did this together and having the support is absolutely necessary. Everyone here applauds your efforts and we are here all the time. Please draw on our help!!!

    We have completely changed our eating habits and its because the taste buds have been retrained after that long. Neither of us have had a craving nor do we snack in between meals. Just not interested in doing so.

    Here is a short interview with Joe that describes your body's reaction to a juice fast, it is outstanding. Please ignore the irritating host always interrupting him.

  • Bridlestone

    3 years ago


    l came back from walking the dog and instead of thinking tea and cookies, l actually fancied herbal tea and it's only day three! Change is a coming :)

  • trixie568

    3 years ago


    I did some carrot, cucumber, ginger and pear last night. Love it. I am transitioning and testing the juices.

  • Shannon Stride

    3 years ago


    Guys I cheated today. Had a few carb finger snacks and a drink. It was my dad's opening of his laundry business and owing to poor planning, I landed up hungry with no pre-packed dinner to take with and I caved into temptatation. Feel very guilty about this and my stomach feels awful. Bloated etc. BUT life's not about all or nothing. Tomorrow is a fresh start and I'm going to continue with my reboost. What I can say though is that planning all your meals for the day is key!

  • trixie568

    3 years ago

    The best part is, you realize and accepting the mistake. I have not started yet and I am not looking forward to situation like that. I might skip all gatherings haha! But hey, getting back on track is what matters. Atleast, you did not cave in. Good luck and juice to go.

    I got my juicer today and made some juice for the family. My little boy likes it.

  • arcycha1

    3 years ago

    Haven't heard from you since this post a week ago. Hope you were able to get back on track.

    The Bible says a good man will fall seven times and rise again. Proverbs 24:16.

    Okay, so you caved into weakness. Just set a new start date for your reboot and try again. With each attempt it will become easier. Good luck!

  • Shannon Stride

    3 years ago


    So today is Day 2 only and besides the coffee craving I feel great! I kind if cheated by having a small espresso coffee with a drop of honey but it's much better than having a full cup. I feel a lot less bloated not having a full cup with milk and sugar though. I don't know if I want to give up coffee forever so I'm trying to train myself to be OK with just an espresso a day. How are you all doing?

  • trixie568

    3 years ago

    About the coffee, why not try to think of it as a vacation. Then you'll get back to it once you are done. It is a mindset.. Right now, i am working on eliminating coffee before starting my reboot on 1st april.

  • Linda

    3 years ago


    Hi all, Looking forward to this 30 day journey which is just the beginning....I would love to go 60 days but I am glad to see a newbie group here. Starting on 3-22-16. Is any one else starting the 30 day at that time? Yes, Yes we can do this together!!

  • trixie568

    3 years ago

    I am a newbie at all of these and I am already looking forward to juicing. I am aiming for 30 days. And will be starting on the 1st of April. I am in the stage of prepping my mind and body. I know it is not going to be easy. Good luck to you. Give us update here whenever you can. Vent if you must.

  • Bridlestone

    3 years ago

    hi Linda lve started the 30 day on the 22nd March, listened to the webinar at 1.00am this morning as in UK Good luck it's going to be fun :)

  • arcycha1

    3 years ago

    Hi Linda,

    So how is it going for you. You haven't updated your progress with the group. Just thought I'd drop a line to see if you were still juicing. My wife and I will be starting tomorrow. Shooting for a 14 day reboot. We'll evaluate things at that point and see if we want to continue further. So let everyone know how it's going. And if you caved in to appetite, don't be ashamed. I'm sure many have failed often before obtaining success. Just get back on that horse and keep trying. Good luck!

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