Juice/Smoothies/Plant-based for December

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  • Shandolyn

    3 years ago


    Well, something interesting happened yesterday.....I had red meat for the first time since the end of October. It was ground beef. I developed a stomach ache in the evening and in the night my tummy said, "Get this stuff out of here!". So, today I am back to being more careful and eating meat free, and plant based. Live and learn!

  • Okasan

    3 years ago

    Same story here. I had teriyaki chicken and ended up with stomach cramps. Back to vegan eating in the morning! Have a wonderful holiday, Shandolyn.

  • momof12

    3 years ago


    I am very excited (and nervous!) because I am doing a class in our community on " My Juicing Journey" next week. People in my area are noticing the difference juicing is making in my life, so a few friends and I decided to do a mini-class on the experiences I have had in juicing. It's a topic I talk about all the time (don't all of us juiceaholics?) so I figured I wanted to share my knowledge and experiences with them and encourage them to start their own journey into the juice world. Hope everyone has a great weekend and JUICE ON!

  • Shandolyn

    3 years ago


    I was also part of the November Group but now I don't really know where I should post. I completed 37 days of juice only and started adding lentil soups and salads last week. This week I am having trouble sticking to just that. For example, 2 times this week I have had crackers & cheese with my soup! I gained 3 lbs. so I am going to have to be more careful with my choices. As of this morning I have lost 2 of them again! We go away in 2 days until the new year and I have an eating plan but I have also decided to pack my scale. I find that weighing regularly keeps me accountable. I don't want to undo all my hard work! I lost 27 lbs. and had wanted to lose 12 more by Dec. 31st. I have 10 lbs. to go! I may have to change my goal date to January 10th, my birthday! I will keep checking in as I find it helps to read how others are doing. :)



    Shan

  • momof12

    3 years ago

    Shandolyn, I know it is hard NOT to reach for the crackers or snacks once we have a few. We almost give ourselves permission to indulge since we've done so well! (At least that's what happens to me sometimes!) Going on vacation was kind of difficult for me in the sense that I brought the juicer and juiced all the time but when people invited us for suppers, I felt uncomfortable sitting there with only juice after they worked so hard to prepare a delicious meal for us. So....I decided to eat very small portions and once I got home and weighed myself on the scale...I was very disappointed! In 2 weeks I put on 7 pounds and it has now taken me almost 3 weeks to get it all back off. I also found myself cheating while I was making supper for my family by tasting (just a little!) as I was cooking. I had to really focus on my goals and then and only then, did the weight slowly come off. I haven't got to my goal of 160, I have 23 lbs. to go, so pray I can remain faithful through the holiday festivities! Good luck on your mini-get away and stay strong!

  • momof12

    3 years ago


    Just finished watching Fat Sick & Nearly Dead #2 while I was on the treadmill. I try to walk twice a day for 30 minutes each making it a total of 3 miles. While I walk, I hook up my laptop with a bungy cord (so my computer doesn't jiggle and fall off!) and watch inspirational videos and before I know it....the 30 minutes are up! Hope everyone had a great day and keep up the great work you're doing for your body!!!

  • momof12

    3 years ago


    Hi Everyone! I was part of the November group and loved all the support and encouragement! After 30 days I went on a 2 week vacation with my family and stayed strong but only ate very small plant based meals. I still juiced 3 times a day and I think that filled me up so I didn't eat more than I did. A great thing happened while I was on vacation! We were everywhere promoting how great juicing is and when people saw who much weight I was losing they were very interested in how I did it! We were able to share how great we felt, how much energy we now had, and we felt 10 years younger! Because of this, we influenced 2 of our family members to try it out and before we knew it they had gone out and purchased a juicer and were doing it on their own! Wow! We were so amazed how much people are really wanting to take their own health into their hands! Juice On and I am glad to be back!

  • Shandolyn

    3 years ago

    That's great news! You are a fine example of, "Lead by Example" which is something I read in one of Joe's books. I am hoping it will work for my daughter. :)

  • momof12

    3 years ago

    Trust me...I'm praying my son who is about 300 lbs. will see the results and try it as well! He tried it once only for his supper meal and only lost about 5 lbs. in 2 weeks. Needless to say, he went away discouraged! I don't want to bury him in statistics or research so I just step back and hope he's watching how it affects me and my husband. Is your daughter juicing?

  • Laney

    3 years ago


    How is everyone doing? I discovered an unexpected side effect from rebooting haha...during my reboot I have been cleaning the house and getting rid of lots of clutter! My husband said I'm cleaning out my body and cleaning out the apartment at the same time. :) That was actually one of my goals of rebooting and weight loss. I wanted to declutter and simplify, but I was thinking of mainly my clothing/closet - not our entire place! I was listening to juicing radio and I found a woman interviewed who said she also decluttered her home during her juice fast. So I guess I'm not the only one. Has this happened to anyone here?

  • Okasan

    3 years ago

    I was a cleaning fool when I was rebooting! Our garage looks great now!

  • vontan

    3 years ago


    just computed my recipe crazy for cranberries from that link I posted, and that site was so off the charts wrong so I don't think anyone should trust their calculator. It said my 16 oz juice was 245 cal, 47g sugar, and 22 fiber? what, fiber? So I found another site which is much more believable entered my info and came up with 172 cal, 32 sugar and 2 fiber. So clearly the first one is computing the total vegs and fruits and not the juiced content even though it's a juice calculator. Both were done by total weight of the produce. But what's unsettling is that while I got that recipe from this reboot web site, the total came out to 58% veg and 42% fruit and it should be 80/20. I had suspected there was too much fruit in these recipes so I will adjust the contents next time I make it and maybe put in one orange in instead of 2. Since the other juice I drink pretty much exclusively is Mean Green I will figure that one next, but I suspect I'll be taking some of the apples off the ingredients list. Maybe I am the only one interested in this stuff but if not, the site is juicerecipes.com and look for builder along the top.

  • Okasan

    3 years ago

    I read a response on "Ask the nutritionist" which said that the plans are set up for 80/20 in a day and not necessarily per juice. Many of the morning juices on the plan have mainly fruit in them which is later offset by a lunch juice that is mainly vegetable.

  • vontan

    3 years ago


    for those wanting to know the nutritional content of their juices this site calculator is very handy. just enter your juice ingredients and up comes the result. Because fruits and vegs size are so variable they have weights so tomorrow I will weigh my produce as I juice so I will know how it compares. This has always been the problem for me with the recipes, I wish they had the number of items along with weight so you could use either/or. http://www.juicingcollection.com/juicing-calculator/

  • vontan

    3 years ago


    Day 30 was last Wed, so I took a few days to regroup, I still juiced a little but ate 2 meals a day. I just needed a break I guess. I am starting back up tomorrow, and to be honest I am glad, since I missed the routine of juicing. I enjoyed eating again, but not as much as I thought I might. My plan is to continue with the reboot till the end of Dec and maybe take a couple of days again around the new year. I'll see how it goes after that. I've simplified my juicing and have mean green for all my juices with one crazy for cranberries a day. Makes it easy to shop and I don't have to think. I do prefer Chard instead of Kale so I try and use the chard when I can get it, I find it has a better juice yield, I also cut back on the apple in the mean green and up the other ingredients to lower the sugar content.

  • Juicy Bug

    3 years ago

    I love the energy I get from not having to make so many food decisions...the freedom of juice!! My husband and I have found a wonderful produce station and with the volume we're purchasing we've gotten 16 oz down to $2 a serving.

  • Sherry-1stReboot

    3 years ago

    vontan, when I participated in a guided reboot, they stressed that we drink a rainbow of juices each day and to mix it up throughout the week. The different colors of veggies balance out your nutrients. (I understand the need to keep it simple. You can find a rainbow of favorites and try that.) Also, for extended reboots, there are other recommendations, too. Like add protein because your body needs it, especially so you can exercise and keep/build muscle. It can be plant based protein powder. Also, make sure you are getting fat, maybe from avocados. Have you ever done a Guided Reboot? The coaching is great and you can get advice on how to stay healthy and fight through any issues. They will give you recipes and substitutions, etc.

  • Juicy Bug

    3 years ago


    Day 3 and going strong - juice strong! It's mean and it's green...strange layer of sadness detoxing...starting to feel amazing. Juice on!

  • Vega11

    3 years ago

    I get that sad feeling, I think it's because I find some foods comforting and I miss them... Or at least the sensation I get from them.

    BTW, Imy fat fingers hit the flag... Anyone know how I can undo that?

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