New Year's 60-Day Juice Fast

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  • Howzit70

    2 years ago


    Aloha Rebooters. I hope you and yours are well. For the last month and a few days I've been experimenting on a food plan given to me by a fellow food addict. She told me to try a no sugar/flour routine. Tthis routine excludes junk/fast food. Also no whole wheat this or minimal sugar that. For the first week it was easy b/c I caught a bad cold and I had no appetite, so this provide a leg-up. Now I'm in my second month and I am losing weight. 281 down to 268. I never cheated once even when enjoying a beautiful meal at Chili's which included tortias: which is a flour product. Didn't eat them but loved the rest of the dinner. What do I eat? Everything and anything and as much as I want provided it's sugar/flour free. I no longer feel deprived as on a diet and have absolutely no cravings!. Astounding results! After a lifetime of addictive compulsive eating (I pray I'm not dealing with a serious illness) life seems possible with this food plan. Btw I drink a home made juice with my evening meal. I'm not recommending this plan to you guys only relating my humble experience, but maybe when transitioning to solid food you'll think of me. I look in to your wonderful posts. Keep up the good juicing. Juice on.



    Howzit.

  • Dan

    2 years ago


    Victory day is today! It is officially Day 61 for me, and all those who started a 60 day Reboot on January 1, 2017!



    I know this group is likely empty, but I wanted to post here because it was the first group I ever found and started in at the beginning of this journey. I've released 53.6 pounds since I began this journey, and I've never been in a better place to continue making wonderful progress!



    So I am here to yell into the wind (and to you, Richard!):



    Wooooooooooohoooooooo!!!!!

  • Robin

    2 years ago

    Dan!!! I'm so glad you kept up with your juicing and congratulations on your fantastic results!! I hadn't checked in here for awhile and was so glad to see your update. Best of luck as you continue down your road to better health!!

  • Richard Dutcher

    2 years ago


    I'm in the last week of a 60 day reboot (which I started on January 2). I've lost 45 lbs and I feel great, although I just got blood test results back and it looks like I'm overdosing on potassium. So I'm switching to some lower potassium juices. I'm considering, after my 60 days is over, taking one day off to eat whatever the hell I want (bacon and eggs, chili, a steak!) and then maybe doing another 30 days, as long as I can get this potassium overload under control. So how many are left in this group? How many are still going and how has it gone for you?

  • Robin

    2 years ago

    Richard, you have done so well and I hope you check back here and see my congratulations. I'm hoping your one celebration day was fun and now you're back on the healthy eating train.

  • Dan

    2 years ago


    Just a shoutout: is anyone left in this group other than me or Howzit?



    If so, make a post about how things are going! Let's get talking again!

  • Robin

    2 years ago

    Hi Dan! I'm still here, lurking around the edges! Just been very busy and not posting much, but hanging in and reading all you good juicer's posts! Glad to see you are sticking with your journey to better health!!

  • lgraas

    2 years ago

    Hi Dan, I was wondering the same thing. 40 days and going strong. I feel extremely healthy with my new lifestyle and feel I may go beyond day 60. Juicing on.

  • Howzit70

    2 years ago


    I have given up on my latest trick to fool my compulsion to binge. Was eating one meal a day in an affordable restaurant, and drinking my juices the rest of the day. Keep no other food in my home. The refrigerator only contained produce for the juice machine. Well that eventually went all to hell as did the other 1000 tricks I've invented over the years to lose weight. I haven't thrown in the towel just yet. I decided to attack my eating disorder from the flanks. Disconnecting the TV set in such a way as to make it difficult (but not impossible) to reattach the 6 cables. TV and binge eating go hand in hand for me. No television is like tying one compulsive hand behind my back. Insane? Absolutely. Desperate times : ) Juice on



    Howzit.

  • Dan

    2 years ago

    That's a great idea, Howzit. Although I'm not exactly in the same place regarding compulsiveness, I've found some tricks that work to make things better for me as well.

    For example, for the Super Bowl I was ventilating about, I decided to "treat" myself through my juices just as I would with food if I were eating: I only made juices that I really like (and are fun!). It helped me have the emotional experience I was used to, of "treating myself" while glued to football.

    I also want to reiterate something I've said in former posts but which I've really come to see is true: there are always, always, always little tweaks you can make to this to make the whole experience easier. Every time I've experienced negative symptoms, when I've looked at it from a neutral perspective, I've always been able to get an insight or idea of how to approach it differently. And as I've progressively figured out how Rebooting works for me specifically, I was able to get into the zone of "this isn't really that hard for me to maintain."

    I started on January 1 not really knowing or committing to how long I would go for. I'm on day 36 now, without seeing any reason I couldn't go for 60, which is now my goal (it's also, according to the nutritionists here, the max we should really go in one stretch!). But there's no way I could have gotten to where I am without knowing when I hit something harder that there must be a way to address it, and then finding a way to!

    Again, I'm not in your shoes regarding compulsion, but it sounds like the trick there will be to find new, healthier ways to "rerouted" yourself when old triggers come forward. (For me, I've noticed that when I'm stressful I can't turn to food anymore, so I've needed to be more intentional about bringing in other approaches when shit hits the fan!).

    But I would ask, when you run into that experience where before this you'd just start eating, "What can I do instead?"

    And maybe plan ahead and have some things in mind, knowing that it will happen at some point. And if what you first try doesn't work, just try something else. View this as an experiment that will help you learn how to be healthy for the rest of your beautiful life!

    And finally, another thing that's really helped me when I don't know the way forward is to remember to be open to things. When an insight comes to try something, I'll follow it, even if I don't understand logically why it might be best. It's amazing how much we can just be guided to what we need to know and do when we listen.

    All the best going forward!

  • lgraas

    2 years ago

    My only trick is to say if I fall back I'll stay right where I am and miserable with myself but if I continue this journey it will make me the person I want to be. Support from closed friends and family members is very helpful as well. Hang in there.

  • Dan

    2 years ago


    I just wanted to say: Ahhhhhh!!!!



    Anyone else going mildly crazy regarding Super Bowl preparations?



    Without mentioning any specific foods, I just went to Costco and was inundated by those free samples. They were everywhere, and it was like macronutrient central!



    Isn't it funny how you can be totally solid in your fast, but as soon as you're around food like that it's like something changes?



    Although I haven't posted in awhile, otherwise everything's going well. Day 35, with 35 lbs lost, and feeling fine!



    Hope all is well with you all!

  • Howzit70

    2 years ago




    Why do I get so many Alerts from (Really need buddies...) group when I'm not a group member? Just curious. Juice on.





    Howzit

  • Howzit70

    2 years ago


    264 pounds. Down 1 pound. Weight loss has been slow and steady using my method of juice fasting the last two weeks. I eat one meal in a affordable restaurant and 64 oz juice throughout the day. I keep no food at home except for my juicing fruits and vegetables. Juice on.



    Howzit

  • Green sonja

    2 years ago


    Hi all. I've just joined the reboot community and have signed on to this group straight away. I'm late to join but my goal is to start with a 30 day juice fast and see how I go. I'm looking forward to having support on my juice journey this time. I did a two week juice feast last year but it was hard doing it without a community.

  • Dan

    2 years ago

    Welcome! This is my first juice fast a short part of a community, too, and I think it makes quite a difference: especially when you hit more challenging moments

    Best of luck as you go forward!

  • lgraas

    2 years ago


    I tried broccoli juice for the first time today and it was amazing. I was very skeptical but wow. My new green.

  • 2019GoMe

    1 year ago

    Wow - I have to try that - thanks!

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