Reboot for Veggie Haters

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  • eurocatbaby

    3 years ago


    Lalune,



    You are so brave to walk into a McDonald's. I would lose my mind. I know the Zombie's would get me if I go in there. (ha,ha). I love watching the Vegan Zombie on YouTube he has a cooking show and is so funny. The hemp hearts have 10g protein and 13 of fat. We need the fat. You know they are changing their mind about low fat these days. That was what that fat summit was about. The brain is made of fat and needs it to work the way it needs. Of course, we need the right fats like olive oil, coconut oil, seeds, nuts & avocado's. I never liked avocado's but once we hit 60 days I will try them in a smoothie. I also want to try and eat them again. If I can drink veggie juice and like it I can give the avocado another try. Of course, we don't want to over do the fats but the low fat diets don't last for long we end up gaining the weight again. Maybe next time you could meet your friend at Panera Bread at least they have healthy options great tea and nice atmosphere.

  • lalune

    3 years ago

    I'll check out Vegan Zombie and thanks for the Panera Bread suggestion. We'll see what else is within walking distance for meeting that friend. She doesn't drive and it's tricky with the baby car seat and all. I feel like I'm starting to lose my resolve though. I'm stalled at 18-20 lbs off and am not going past that. Getting that "what's the point" attitude again, the same one that got me up to where I was. Have.to.start.walking. Ugh. How many times have I said that?

  • eurocatbaby

    3 years ago


    Lalune,



    Have you added any protein, the nutritionist on site suggested after 15 days to incorporate some. We added 3 tablespoons of hemp hearts. You have one tablespoon after am, noon,Pm drinks. Just eat them off the spoon they are nutty flavored and do help. My hubby asked nutritionist also about adding any fat too. She stated after day 15 to add some good fat like coconut oil or olive oil 2 tablespoons a day. The coconut oil we just drop in hot herbal tea and it is really good.

  • lalune

    3 years ago

    I've been adding whey from my husband's cheese making. He makes cheese a few nights a week and I have so much whey we end up throwing a lot away. I made the Thai butternut squash soup, didn't have vegetable broth (lol hard to believe, I guess I could have made some with all these vegetables I have!), so I substituted with whey. It was great. The oil olive I started adding after 3 days on the Reboot. I HAD to! My eyeballs were so dry, beyond extreme, it was way over the top. I suffer anyway from dry eyes, but this was scary dry. Once I started adding a teaspoon of olive oil to the juices, that fixed that problem. Really needed that wee bit of fat. Hmm, which conjures up memories of the new Burger King Extra Long Buttery Cheeseburger. haha. I guess I'm still committed enough since after seeing that enticing bit of news I managed to spend the afternoon at McDonalds with a friend and her new baby and only had plain green tea. *sigh* What gets me through is thinking of seeing one more pound shed off on the scale tomorrow morning.

  • eurocatbaby

    3 years ago


    Lalune,



    Have you added any protein, the nutritionist on site suggested after 15 days to incorporate some. We added 3 tablespoons of hemp hearts. You have one tablespoon after am, noon,Pm drinks. Just eat them off the spoon they are nutty flavored and do help. My hubby asked nutritionist also about adding any fat too. She stated after day 15 to add some good fat like coconut oil or olive oil 2 tablespoons a day. The coconut oil we just drop in hot herbal tea and it is really good.

  • eurocatbaby

    3 years ago


    Lalune,



    The fitbit is working fine. I love that it tracks sleep also. Shows if you wake up in the night and how restless you were. I still am not exercising yet. Getting close to starting. But I am increasing my steps. Most days around 2500 to 3000. I have a ways to go for that 10,000 but this does encourage me to walk. So the motivation is awesome. This Sunday weighed in and loss another 3.2lbs down total of 15.6. That is without exercise so I can't wait till I add that part. My stupid ankle and back are holding me back some but not for long. We watched a netflix movie which was amazing called "Fed Up" it opens your eyes to what the food industry has done to the American people I hope you get a chance to watch it. Just keep juicing veggie haters.Hopefully we will learn to love our veggies.

  • lalune

    3 years ago

    That's great, eurocatbaby. I would love to get a fitbit. Nice to know you're finding it useful. I'd really love to get the sleep feedback. That's great you've lost 15.6 lbs. I'm down 18.6 and feel like I'm stuck. In general it has been 1 lb a day, without exercise. I'm dreaming about stews and all kinds of things. I had completely gone off cooking about 10 years ago, but now I have a renewed interest in putting together healthy, delicious meals with some effort rather than taking shortcuts and doing what's easy just because you have to eat. So that's one good spinoff from the rebooting. One bad thing though, I'm fantasizing about just going out for lunch by myself and having fish and chips with lots of gravy! lol Oh man, I have to stop thinking of that.

  • eurocatbaby

    3 years ago


    Lalune,



    The fitbit is working fine. I love that it tracks sleep also. Shows if you wake up in the night and how restless you were. I still am not exercising yet. Getting close to starting. But I am increasing my steps. Most days around 2500 to 3000. I have a ways to go for that 10,000 but this does encourage me to walk. So the motivation is awesome. This Sunday weighed in and loss another 3.2lbs down total of 15.6. That is without exercise so I can't wait till I add that part. My stupid ankle and back are holding me back some but not for long. We watched a netflix movie which was amazing called "Fed Up" it opens your eyes to what the food industry has done to the American people I hope you get a chance to watch it. Just keep juicing veggie haters.Hopefully we will learn to love our veggies.

  • eurocatbaby

    3 years ago


    Here is a juice that is good. Of all the veggies I like it is beets but my hubby doesn't but he likes this juice. It's called Just Beet it 2 beets, 2 pears, 1 cucumber & 1 inch of ginger. We double it for the 2 of us and drink 16 oz at a time. He was amazed that he liked and it was good. Because even for a beet lover there are some not so hot drinks. We have the 101 juice recipe book that Joe sells. We are trying all the ones they have marked for reboot. If we like them they get a star some get a red circle around the star for awesome. okay get check mark and a big x for no way. A few have even been given the term yuk on them. We didn't like Cancun it was a green drink but I can't remember what was all in it but YUK.

  • mompo

    3 years ago


    Wow - does this look like the group for me! I HATE VEGGIES! When my husband got the idea to do this, my first response was "not me, nope, NEVER!" I couldn't imagine that the juices would be anything but YUCK YUCK YUCK! So he started and gave me tastes of what he was making. I was surprised to find that they weren't too nasty. Some were even a little bit good (the fruitier ones of course). As a man, his weight loss was big and fast. How could I not want that?! So I started, 5 days after he did. I'm on day 23, down 17 lbs, He's on day 28, 35 lbs down. THIS IS WORKING! I still don't love the taste of some of the juices, but manage to drink them anyway. We laugh thinking that I juice more carrots in one day than I ate in my whole life before this! It's still a little hard for me to imagine the promised taste-bud change...time will tell.

  • lalune

    3 years ago

    Welcome mompo! You two are doing amazing. I'm on day 20 and am down 14 lbs. Are you exercising, too? I've been surprised at how the juices are actual not bad. I always have it with ice, shake it up and throw some ice in and it makes it great. I was downtown today to one of the stores that carries my photography and since it was around lunchtime, I brought my juice AND one for the store owner. She was surprised and loved it :) While there I may have two new Joe Cross juice followers. Same happened at the grocery store this morning with the check out girl and a woman. lol When people try them, they love them!

  • eurocatbaby

    3 years ago


    Lalune, I got the fitbit to encourage me to walk more steps. I also got it for the heart monitor so when I start using my DVDs on Monday I can keep track of that. My husband is trying out the sleep monitoring. He is such a lite sleeper. I understand you frustration over the new studies. We listened to Dr. Hyman's Fat Summit last night Pilar Gerasimo editor of Experience Life and she was talking about the media and all the studies and research out their and how the media is bias. They have to make sure they report the way the advertisers want them too. It was really an interesting talk. It is the fatsummit.com. My husband and I decided you really have to listen to what the new studies and research is saying and then use balance and what is best for you. We are going to follow a plant based way of eating. We were vegan for over 3 years. My husband had a brain tumor taken out over 4 years ago and went vegan. I went along even though I hated veggies. That is one reason I did this reboot to retrain my taste buds. Because I wasn't a great vegan not eating all the right things then in the last year slowly added cheese. Then when we went out I would a little meat not much but ordered cheese pizza's and then started with the sugar like crazy. But from I want to eat veggies and like them so I am hoping this helps. I don't have my regular cravings for sugar and junk. But back to the summit I do agree we mostly need to be eating plant based at least 80 % of diet if not all.






  • lalune

    3 years ago


    Ok, so I was actually finally walking today while watching the news on my tablet. They had a clip on how exercising may not actually help tip the balance of calories in/energy spent equals weight loss. ARGH. Some new study I did not want to hear. They say your body adapts, so you have to work harder and harder to actually lose weight. However, they did say that it is still good for your overall general health, which we do know (eg. lowering blood sugar, good for the mind and soul, etc etc). *sigh*

  • eurocatbaby

    3 years ago


    Lalune,



    I understand about the walking. Due to my ankle and back I still haven't got started. My hubby ordered us some fitbits which should be coming soon and I hope this gets me motivated. I know in the long run it will be good for my back and ankle. I just keep focused on a better and healthy me.

  • lalune

    3 years ago

    I was thinking of getting a fitbit, too. But I know I don't walk enough. I think my doc said to aim for 3000 a day and I'm only getting about 700 lol. Darned computers.

  • mompo

    3 years ago

    Yes - it's hard to get steps in when you have a computer job! Sometimes I take the potty-break as an opportunity to do some stairs: up 1 flight, down 2, up 1. It's quick and not too hard, gives the eyes a break and gets the heart pumping a bit. Fitbit does help motivate. My whole family got them last year. We had competitions and encouraged each other and that helped. Only, we found the my daughter who works in a daycare got credit for steps when she patted a baby on the back. My stair climbing was no competition to that!

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