JUICING CHALLENGE FOR BEGINNERS! JOIN ME! Created By JuicingWithSonia
09/18/2018 04:51 PM
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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Just started my first juice fast today! Going to try for 21 days. Im young and weigh 148 lbs and I'd like to get back to the 120s! Fingers crossed I can make it!
When it comes to fasting... what recipes do you all follow? How many juices a day? Are certain juices better for dinner and some better for breakfast? I'm trying to make a juicing meal plan ahead of time! Let me know :)
@eneuman, Welcome! 21 days will be awesome for you! You'll see such amazing changes!
Have you read Joe's book or seen his 3 day or 10day juicing plan? Any of those explain a lot of this better than we could do it here. I was able first to find Joe's book in the library. Anyway... go back out to google.com and google "rebootwithjoe.com getting started" and you'll find some good answers to these questions and ones you haven't even thought of yet...
He shares the latest info on how to gain greater control of your life, get healthy and lose weight. In this guide you'll also get full access to our 3-day Quick Start ...
I've seen a lot of different patterns of juicing here. You're going to need to find out how your own body works best. Some people just wing it. Some are constrained by their work schedules and when they can juice or by their personal likings for juice or appetites... all sorts of things.
But your last comment about wanting a plan ahead of time is why I thought of Joe's book and plans in the form of pdf's that you can examine and decide if it'll fit you. I think the 3 day plan is there in terms of a 2014 reboot plan. Most people can download it. Some of us have had problems with the old download buttons for plans even though they're still offered on the site. If you end up needing those, message me with an email addy at gmail or hotmail and I'll send them to you (the pdf's).
I’m in today is day 9 of 30 just Diarrhea from yesterday still pressing on I hope to loose 66lb by end of this
Whoo hoo, Zigzag, welcome to the list! I forget, have gotten a few members confused the past few days which is a whirlwind. Can you send an intro of some sort and are you a veteran juicer or ... ? So sorry ya'll, just mind is full and will take me awhile to keep people straight in my head. But I love the zigzag name. :)
DAY 9 IS AWESOME!!! Seen any symptoms go away yet?
Ah ha! I see you sent an intro to the Happy Juicing group at least. TY and sorry, working my way thru the posts that have come in while I was off gallivanting at Sprouts. (Love that store for produce, especially for juicing! Bless the people who brought that store to my area!)
Welcome, Nicole and SeanK! Amazing results, Sean! So happy for you! (Also check out the Happy Juicing and the Sunshine Clubbe groups. If you need help finding them, let me know by message.)
Reporting in... I need to juice! I took the very last of the juice with me this morning -- what I didn't send with my husband to work.
Today, I made it to Sprouts and Aldi's. I bought a large seedless watermelon and some green beans for a basis of a green juice. Some more pears; and I have some kiwi. Some more cukes which are half the size of the ones I've been finding this Summer. I guess bargains pass...
I bought more organic carrots on sale, only 15 lbs more for now, as I still have 5 and can buy more thru next Wednesday. (Gonna stock up the fridge at that time.)
For reference if you've never measured, I did at one time and the yields I've bothered to measure are:
One bunch of celery = 16 ounce of juice on average.
5 lbs of carrots = 32 ounces of juice.
One seedless watermelon = one gallon of juice.
Then there are the add-on veg/fruits that increase yield if you do that. This gives me a ballpark for results.
Beets were gone. I would like some to go in the carrot juices; I might check again tomorrow early, but we have a busy weekend planned. Of course they won't be the humongous beets we had a month or so ago. I just seem to crave red beets in my carrot juice, regardless of the taste. Something in there I personally NEED, I think? That's my experience with this type of craving for a good produce item.
Hi all! Sorry I have been posting in the "Newbies" group and did not see these other groups here. I started my reboot 10 days ago. Have been juicing for five days. In that short amount of time, I have lost 17 pounds and normalized my blood sugars. I am a diabetic and of not taking insulin in an entire week. My doctor told me to keep doing whatever it is that I'm doing. -Sean
Hi SeanK. I'm on a similar timeline with you. I started a 30 reboot, following the Reboot App, on 9/10. So I've been transitioned from the first 5 days of some solid vegan foods, to all juice beginning last Saturday - so day 3 of juice only today. This isn't my first juice rodeo! I'm looking forward to the ride. And congratulations on being able to go med-free!
Is anyone in this group living / working in NYC???? I need a buddy STAT!
I seem to have reached one of those plateau's people are always talking about. I have been staying true to my diet and exercise program for 4-full-weeks now and seem to be stuck at 22 pounds of weight loss. I am losing fat and gaining muscle which weighs more so I think that is why the scale isn't changing. Since I have more energy and, I am getting more things done, that is motivation enough to stick with the program. I visited my doctor about 2-weeks ago and my blood pressure was already much more normal. I think I will need to reduce the strength of my blood pressure medication, because I feel dizzy and see sparkles when I stand up suddenly. (blood pressure is too low). My commitment to my diet and exercise regimen is having a positive influence on my kids (Ages 33 and 30) They are now getting more healthy to keep up with dad.
Great report, MrScience! I agree about plateaus. If we know what we're doing is healthy, stay the course. I am not losing this week but I know I'm making a difference. Bought jeans two sizes lower from what I was wearing in the Spring just yesterday. And congrats on inspiring family members to get healthier!
Watch that low blood pressure, don't conk out on us and bang your head or something! Did your doctor say you could reduce the med? (There's a strong correlation between celery and treating high blood pressure; and I seem to remember garlic. The docs at a lifestyle center I attended were feeding 6 raw cloves of garlic to a patient with high blood pressure along with 16oz of celery juice every morning before b'fast! If I can remember and find that article on celery I had years ago, I'll contact you via private message and arrange to forward it to you. It wasn't fluff. )
I forgot about jars. Did you try mason jars? We buy a brand of salsa at Aldi's that my son uses a lot of, 28oz size I guess? And they have a wonderful wide mouth and sealing lid, so you might look and see if there's something you have around already. I also use some old old peanut butter wide mouth jars, also pretty big, but the lids are now after so many years getting rusty a bit. And it's not a standard mason jar lid so not replaceable. I was thinking of replacing those with wide mouth mason jars but they're wider at the bottom and take up more room in my fridge, full quarts of course. BTW, there are mason jar lids that have a hole for a straw, even decorated ones. But you'd have to find a way to seal them until you're ready to drink so I haven't bought them, and they would not travel because of the hole.
I’m just checking in. Today was day 9 for me. It’s going well overall. I was hoping I would not have any cravings for food after the first week or so but...I still do. Yesterday was particularly difficult. I have two small children who I am fortunate enough to get to spend almost all my time with, and I cook for them and my husband, so that puts food on my mind most of the day, when I would perhaps rather try not to think about it. :) A life struggle I suppose.
I haven’t been using any particular recipe routinely but I think I’ll start trying some recipes from Joe’s recipe book. I was just trying to juice vegetables that I rarely ate when not fasting or whatever I can find that seems interesting. Juicing an entire red cabbage with some kale and celery was definitely not interesting as it tasted pretty horrible (for my tastes). I do love my juicer though. We don’t give our kids juice very often but I juiced apples for them this morning and they loved it. Does anyone have any favorite storage bottles? I bought some on Amazon and they are less useful than I hoped as they are difficult to clean and the lids get stuck on.
Anyway, on to day 10 tomorrow. As of now my goal is 30 days but I perhaps hope I can make it to 60 days.
Wishing everyone a happy Wednesday and happy juicing!
Day 9!! WOOT WOOT!! TBand, these wrinkles (taste, recipes, even the food for family) can be worked out! Don't give up on them!
When you came in, didn't I write to you about how I feed my family while juicing? If not, on a day I'm not too busy, I'll go on and maybe something with strike you about things you can do to make it easier. After all, these days of juice only for you are NOT going to last forever! Very short time, and SO worth it! It's an investment.
Listen, if I can think of a way to restock a conventional vending machine every week and handle all those snacks without being tempted (9 times out of 10) and without eating ANY of it (10 our of 10 so far, thank heavens!), then you can figure this out. Be Determined! (I make sure I'm not going on an empty stomach to do this job, and I came up with the natural gingerale method to give me something to rely on while there. It works. I take whatever juice I need, too, with me. More than I need. )
And I have a very good friend who has cooked conventionally for her husband and grown son, for about 7 or 8 years now while she ate more and more Vegan and the Eat to Live program for her health. She's lost all the extra weight that way, gradually, and is getting so healthy! She shrugs her shoulders and cooks differently for them, manages to find things she can eat traveling... a real role model. (Not a juicer, btw. Whole foods, plant based.) You can do this. You have to be determined.
I think the smells will lose their power as your body changes but you also could help yourself by being careful what you feed your family for this short while, to make it not too tempting to you, and by some batch cooking so that you're not prepping food constantly. And by delegating... if there's meat to be cooked (the smells!) do the veggies and a starch but keep the meat for your husband to grill where it's out of your face. Stockpile some of that cooked meat to add to their recipes later. Be innovative in your thinking! Identify the hardest points and come up with a solution that minimizes them.
I juiced tonight big time and have about 6.5 quarts (?) in the fridge of a green bean and watermelon rind juice. (That was a very large seedless watermelon. Pretty good, too, and with a thicker rind part that I've been seeing lately. Added cukes, celery, beet greens and stalks, parsley, 2 pears and some of the red watermelon fruit. Oh yes, and a lemon.) Oh yes, and I've not fully pressed the pulp, put it in a bag in the fridge as it's late so that'll be a bit more juice added tomorrow. No worries, it'll get drunk quickly. Mostly 2 of us drinking juice right now. There's enough that I hope my son will start drinking some again.
I also want to make the carrot /beet juice but will wait a day or two. No sense in making too much juice and letting it go bad. Have to try to match demand at any time here. But carrots in 5lb bags, organic, go on sale Wednesday thru the next Wed here at Sprouts, and I hope to stock up my fridge. I can fit 5 5lb bags. So I want to be sure and use the two bags currently stored. Plus, carrot/beet juice just makes me feel better.
Hi! Any tips on the beet juice. I made beet juice and could barely stand the taste. It tasted like mud a little bit. Do the carrots help with that at all?
I guess it can vary by the bunch you get, time of year and such, whether beets are more or less fibrous (big ones are supposedly more fibrous than little but I go for big roots for more juice for the same money), and the taste. But my doesn't taste muddy. Maybe you can taste something I can't. I've only noticed beets tasting sorta muddy once.
We've had this discussion several times here. I've heard some people peel beets... First, I cut off the stalks, then I only scrub and remove the part around the stems where the dirt is still there, scrape with the side of a knife. I remove any scars. If they're real grimy elsewhre, I do scrub harder or scrape to get down to clean skin.
Yes, the carrots help a great deal. Carrots are real sweet. Organic carrots, at least. Carrots are one thing I buy organic and even my friends who do not buy organic anything at all are blown away by the difference between conventional carrots and organic. Luckily, carrots are a loss leader around here. (Normally $3.99/lb for 5lbs at Sprouts, or $19.99 for 25lbs at Publix year round. On sale today for a week at Sprouts for $2.98! I will stock up.)
I also add cucumbers, celery, and some greens to my carrot/beet mix. The juice ends up not that sweet but very filling and very satisfying somehow. To me. YMMV.
Oh. You can also use beets in a green/red juice with diff ingredients. There are recipes here. And on that juicerecipes.com site, you can select the ingredients you have in your kitchen and it'll give you some recipes.