JUICING CHALLENGE FOR BEGINNERS! JOIN ME! Created By JuicingWithSonia
03/25/2019 08:20 AM
JOIN ME!!! I have a challenge for us... Let's do this for 30 days!! If you fall off just get back up!! But see... We WON'T fall off! Let's prove to ourselves that we are capable of doing this. LET'S BE A TEAM! Let's start living a healthier lifestyle. You even being on this site is already a start. I need some motivation and I can motivate you as well. Let's help eachother out. Let's stop trying and start doing. It may be hard but it isn't impossible. WE can work together and push eachother. On our days when we feel like giving up, let's speak up and seek some words of encouragement. I'm starting today but even if you see this post late, STILL join. I will push you and help you reach your goals. If you're not joining, I would appreciate any advice or any words to motivate or inspire me. I'm on day one and I'm fighting! I'll be posting my recipes and experience day by day until WE reach 30 days. If you stop after 30 days, don't go back to old habits! EAT HEALTHIER and excersice. Do it for your own good. Love yourself enough to make this change. Question for you... Do you want to be happier? Do you want to feel more energy? Live longer? Be able to do things you were never able to? THEN START TODAY AND SEE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE. I know you want to look into the mirror and see a difference for once. Trust yourself and give this your all. Change begins with YOU. Remember that hard work pays off and great things require hard work. Btw, a BIG thanks to Joe! You helped me start TODAY and stop making excuses.
JUICING CHALLENGE FOR BEGINNERS! JOIN ME!
JUICING CHALLENGE FOR BEGINNERS! JOIN ME! Created By JuicingWithSonia
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Nat B are you here yet? You asked on a discussion elsewhere what greens we use... repeating it here in case you come here instead of there...
Be well and juice on! Soose
Nat B, I use what I can get... at Sprouts near my house usually.
Romaine is considered mild.
I get dandelion greens (don't use the red dandelions myself, either I didn't like them or they gave me problems, don't remember?).
I don't like mustard and turnip greens, though mustards are supposed to be good for inflammation if I remember? Too spicey for me, could only take tiny bits so I don't like to buy a whole bunch and waste it.
I don't like arugula but some crave it. It smells bad to me; I listen to that.
Parsley - I like it and it's great detox.
Beet greens -- buy the beets and use the greens or eat in salads. I prefer red and think my body craves them. Gold beets really do nothing for me and the rainbow/white or stripey ones as well... but the greens seem the same with any color. I look at them as free greens because I buy the beet roots in bunches for less than buying them without greens.
Some here use fennel and I've tried it and bok choy.
Don't forget cabbages - some juices have that in them.
Last Summer as a cost aide, I bought a good bit of watermelons on sale, and stripped the red fruit for others to eat. I juiced the rind to add volume, as a sort of carrier for our green juices. (We had 3 here on juice fasting at a time.)
Don't forget you're getting greens in the peels of cukes for instance. Some people use broccoli.
Oh, and we add a pound of green beans to green juices sometimes -- I tried adding 2 lbs once and it was too much.
Really, amongst what I add in, I just cram as much in there as I can get in to green juices.
See you over on the groups, hopefully.
for those that have juiced for more than a week do you take any supplements or extra protein?
Joe's site/plan says 15 days start adding protein? I've also seen some add a tad of salt. I googled offsite using "rebootwithjoe.com" and "add protein" -- that seems to be the best way to get to the articles and there are a lot on this site that give the official view of things, written by him or by the nutritionist...
How much protein we need to eat each day varies by individual and changes with age, activity level and ... Rebooters add a plant-based protein to their daily juice intake if they are Rebooting longer than 15 days, ... There are several ways you can add a plant-based protein to your Reboot: ... Reboot with Joe Protein Powder
And I found a question or discussion on salt that has a reply from other members and also the nutritionist...
YMMV and there are other articles to read - just google.
Regards my milk bottles for holding juice (not my name for them) ...
I'm just going back 3 weeks or so on this forum and copying posts I made about the milk bottles, okay? I can't make this give me a link to the exact posts/ pages -- and don't want to send you searching for answers I gave someone else. BTW, they also had 6oz sizes and bigger, too. HTH, Soose
(p.s. and Jillha, do let me know what you think -- bottles for juice are of continual interest here, lol. I know I struggled with finding something that works for us for a long time. We've talked about bottles off an on all the time I've been here! )
3 weeks ago
I bought some new bottles for my juice this weekend, and they came in tonight! I am jazzed and looking forward to trying them out.
Single serving sized. Cute. Bottoms should fit in my narrower fridge door. (I have plenty of wide-mouthed mason jars for quarts, but not for single-serving. And not liking the wide-mouthed single serving mason jars I do have to drink out of .)
3 weeks ago
Good morning, Rebooters! I used my new "milk bottles" yesterday and here's a photo...
Those bottles are listed at 14oz for sale but surely that measurement is not up to the top of the bottle the way I do it to cut down on oxygen for storage, so I figured on counting them at 15oz servings. I will go measure -- perhaps they hold more? ... Nope, they hold 14 oz each, topped off with 1/8" to spare. So eleven of them at 14 oz ... produced 154oz and spilled a couple of ounces of that.
I do like being able to grab a single serving out of the fridge and just drink it and wash the bottle, no hassle.
3 weeks ago
I purchased my 14oz "milk bottles" from a restaurant supply online. The name is webrestaurantstore, I found them under the "Tabletop" category and then "decanters and carafes" subcategory... the direct link to milk bottles is
I was looking for and thinking of small wine carafes but I am glad I got these instead. ( The wire bail closures for lids on the carafes would be permanently attached and they won't fit on my bottle drying rack or fit well in the dishwasher, I think. )
They are washing well and the opening at the top is fine for my brush in the sink (not too small). Pleasant to drink out of them. Nicer to have a 14oz serving than pouring out of my 32oz mason jars.
I am happy with the service from this company, but have only placed one order. The web store worked well for me. No snafu's. I received only one case of bottles by mistake instead of two, but I was able to get that fixed immediately with an online chat. Good service so far.
The brand of the bottles is Acopa and I expect it's like other brands, widely sold at restaurant supply houses? So finding something near you to cut down on shipping, or even shopping locally if you can and they have choices, that might be a good idea. This place appears to have warehouses in PN, NV, MD, KY, GA, OK.(Link to a map and shipping.)
Including in shipping to my area... I think they came in under $2 each with lids (which are ordered separately).
HTH! Be well and juice on!
p.s. I feel good knowing I can rebuy replacement lids if necessary in future. And I bought one set (12) of solid red lids and another set of checkered lids for the 24 bottles. We are keeping the batches of juice straight by just knowing we've been drinking out of one colored lid bottle or the other. That's working quite well when we overlap batches a half day or so. And we got red because many of the bottles that come thru our house on the way to recycling match the other colors, but not so many red that I could think of. Keeps us from throwing my good bottle lids into the recycling by mistake, too.
P.p.s (or is it p.s.s.?) The milk bottles are washing well in the d/w, no hassles. Or they're very quick to rinse out and brush out by hand -- they are not holding onto the pulp at all the way some containers will do. But the lids are staining sometimes -- I am soaking them a bit in vinegar to be sure they're detoxed, even if I have put them in the d/w first. Then I rinse them. Don't leave them in vinegar too long. But so far, no rust seen or anything. Sorry if it's too much detail -- just figure any hints ahead can help someone.
Sunday morning early. It'll be a juicing day and I need to get out to Sprouts to buy juicing produce early, and while it's not crowded. I actually have 10 lbs carrots plus stuff to go with already cleaned in the fridge ready to juice.
With what was juiced in the centrifugal Thursday afternoon (11 servings), and then what my husband pressed Thursday night (6 more servings), and with juicing for 3 days instead of trying to stretch it to 3.5 days (between Sun afternoon and Thurs morning), we've had a surplus of juices for the last few days, for just 2 people. (We're not juice-only right now. Will return to that. I am drinking 4/day and my husband is drinking 2/day.)
Even though we shared one with a health-minded coworker Friday morning, and even though I've had one serving already (it's really EARLY on Sunday morning), I think I still have 4 juices in the fridge right now to start the day. My husband will probably take one over to share with an elderly dad when they walk today.
I do like having enough juice -- even a surplus on hand! Another 15 lbs carrots plus accompaniments today.
It's harder to make it between Sunday afternoon and Thursday morning. But that's when we have the time and wherewithal to juice for now.
I repeat myself but we are really liking having the milk bottles (14oz individual servings) instead of using quart jars. It just makes everything simple and they wash more easily.
Be well and juice on!
I got very sick but I'm back due to a bad cold. I just made my juices and today went very well, I suppose today is day 1. I made a delicious watermelon lime and coconut drink! It's so yummy. The next one i make I will add mint.
Sorry you were sick, Tessla. :( Congrats on jumping back in. I have decided that's the way to do this rebooting. Once around is not enough. The successful veterans I have been watching here keep coming back and build this into their lives.
I like chia seeds and berry puree in my watermelon based juices but will have to try lime and coconut (assume you mean coconut water?). I am looking forward to watermelon season! It's coming soon here!
thank you! I am going to try and keep on tract this time. I made backup juices for the next 3 days so hopefully that will help me keep up with my juicing. The watermelon here is not in season either but so far the watermelons I have gotten have been semi sweet. I used fresh coconut water and cracked it open. I don't like how canned coconut water taste and you cant beat the taste of fresh coconut water.
Good Morning, Juice Buds! I thought I'd report on my juicing the last couple of days...
We juiced Thursday afternoon.
Yield from the centrifugal for 15lbs organic carrots, 3 large org cukes, and 3 bunches organic celery, and one bunch of good-sized beet roots == 11 servings.
Then the pressings of the pulp gave us another yield of 6 servings.
17 servings is a bit much for us as we'll juice again Sunday morning. So I sent one serving in to one of my husband's coworkers to return a kindness; he is health conscious and I was told he liked the juice. Will send another to a family member during a visit.
Meanwhile, I do enjoy coasting along with juice in the fridge, ready for need. :)
I need to make it to Sprouts or send someone today for juicing produce for tomorrow. I'm "streetready" and thinking I'll go myself this morning while everyone else is still abed. I do like being in the store very early when they've just got the produce out. Sprouts here also has lively music on their system sometimes. I find myself singing along or bouncing, lol, so it's best when a lot of customers are not around. Yes, I'm an early morning person. lol
And that's the news from Lake Juice-be-Gone, lol. Maybe it should be Lake Fat-Be-Gone or something? (Remembering Garrison Keillor and Lake Woebegone of radio past. Ignore me. )
Be well and juice on!
I actually first went off of meat, then after a few weeks, went to smoothies only (with plenty of protein) and then on to the juice fast, so my weight loss of around 40lbs was over about a month, but really started coming off after the juice fast started.
One day I lost 6lbs in 24 hours, couldn't believe it.
The doctor totally gave me crap about it,m told me too much weight too fast, not healthy. Not sure if he was right or not, oh well, lol.
Well, it looks like my juice fast is over.
My doctor ordered me to quit :(
For the past few days, all I could smell or taste is ammonia, and having cold sweats that smell like ammonia. This morning the ammonia in my breath was so bad it made my eyes water.
I went to the doctor and he told me that is a sign of kidney failure, and I have keytones in my urine, so now I have to get a CAT scan to check my kidneys and get blood work done, bummer.
He told me that I am stressing my kidneys with the juice fast because I am not consuming any protein for too long.
So, today was day 13, and my last day for now, looks like Gardein crispy mandarin vegan chicken and rice for supper tonight, hope it goes OK after this long with no food.
I'm still going to keep on with the juice in addition to my vegan diet, but I have to make sure I don't use any veggies or fruit that can aggrivate my kidneys at all.
Sorry to hear this. Best wishes to you. Hope all goes well.
The ammonia sounds scary! Have to protect kidneys! Hope the transition back to solid food goes easily for you.
40 lbs in 12 days you reported -- that was amazing. I lost 24lbs on a 9 day medically supervised water only fast in the past before I really knew anything about fasting, not that I know a lot now. Have you read up on Dr. Jason Fung? I haven't but others here have. Might be some answers for you there?.
If you want, and still need support, you could come join us on the Plant Based Eating After the Reboot group, started by Leslie. Juice and Plant-based. So food and recipes might be mentioned there but not meats.
Morning, Juice Challenger Buds! Last juiced on Monday. We are on our last juice bottle each today, for b'fast, one for Dh and one for me. These milk bottles I bought are keeping it very fresh, filled to top and screwed on lids. Today - this afternoon - is a juicing day. My ds picked up the produce for me yesterday afternoon and I will get it in to soak in salt water before cleaning and juicing. Fridge/freezer will hopefully be full of juice to last til Sunday morning and another juicing session.
Have fun juicing! Be well and juice on!
Hi Soose, Can you tell me a bit more about your milk bottle find? I have been using mason jars, with the lids that you can drink out of. They are a quart, and I have filled up with coconut water or water. But your milk bottles sound like they can do the trick to keep the juices fresh without having to "top it off" so much... did you find them on Amazon? / jill
Hi, Jillha, sure -- let me put my milk bottle find up at the top as a new post. Gets hard to find new posts/ replies embedded down the page, if you don't mind. (Not Amazon - found them online at a restaurant supply house online. Super happy with them so far - I was using quart mason jars before, too.)
I'm actually down around 40lbs, and I'm on day 12. It's noticeable.
I'm just afraid of gaining it all back like I usually do after the reboot.
I'll definitely be back to vegan again after this for good, no more fish sticks and donairs for me, lol.
No donair formed against me shall prosper :)