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  • missydawn

    4 months ago


    Any good way to tell a very traditional family that you will not be partaking in Easter dinner due to being on a fast?



    They see that I have been making juices but it is such a sensitive topic fasting. I get the look like I am crazy or doing harm to myself.

  • CosmicMamma444

    4 months ago


    Thanks so much for the warm welcome back & wishes, Soose!



    Love those bottles of yours! What a handy size and it's great to know you haven't had issues with leaking.



    Thank you for all you are sharing with the group... I'm enjoying and feeling very inspired. Looking forward to starting my reboot on Saturday!



    Wishing you continued success!



    Cam

  • Soose

    4 months ago


    I juiced green this morning and have carrot/beet leftover in the fridge for this morning. This afternoon will be a juicing day for carrots/beets/cukes/cukes -- making a 3 day supply. ( We juice bigger on Sunday and Thursday afternoon/evenings.)



    We are not juice-only right now so we also do salads and soups ETL style. Have made real improvements in those departments this week, too.



    When we go back to juice only, we'll have to produce the amount of juice we do for 3 days -- daily. (If all in the family - 3- go juice only at the same time.) We were able to do it last year, so we know the drill. Tried a lot of diff ways of stowing it in the fridge at the time.



    Anyway, I get ahead of myself. For now, juice needs are taken care of. And the food my guys are eating is also improved.

  • vibegirl

    4 months ago

    Am brand spanking new here and reading some posts. My husband and I are actually waiting for our juicer lol and trying to decide where to start. I'm thinking we will try similar to what you mentioned..juicing with salads and soups to introduce the process and see how we do. How long have you been doing juicing? Anyway...good to see what others are doing and I like the idea of saving juice as needed especially with working full time :)

  • CosmicMamma444

    4 months ago


    Hello All!



    I'm Cam from Cali and am gearing up to start a 30 day juice-only reboot this Saturday.



    I've been psyching myself up for it by reading on the forum and came across this thread ~ how fortuitous!



    This is actually my 2nd 30 day reboot - the 1st was over a year ago - so I have a couple tips I can share..



    Firstly - play with the amount of lemon in your juice. This made ALL the difference in the world for me as far as the juice being palatable. My drinks went from horrendous to truly delicious. Apparently I like my juice on the tarter side!



    2nd tip - If I felt tempted to eat (or tortured by thought/sight/smell of food) I knew it was time for a juice. Once I drank it, it was easy to say "no thanks" to easy access goodies or food offerings.



    3rd tip - Quart size mason jar in a small lunch tote with slim ice pack made a for great way to make sure I wasn't tempted on the road.



    The first time tho', I did not lose any weight to speak of after 30 days (and I didn't cheat!), so I'm hoping that this time around, by tweaking my greens-to-fruit ratio and adding more water to my regimen, it will help me be more successful in that regard.



    I did feel amazing tho and really look forward to that again!



    I will post once I have completed Day 1.



    Good luck to everyone!!



    Cam

  • Soose

    4 months ago

    Welcome back, CosmicMama aka Cam! Good health with your reboot! :) Thanks for the hints.

    I have posted here about my new (well, couple of months?) bottles for juicing. I bought something called milk bottles from a restaurant supply house online. When I got them, my sister recognized them and said in kindergarten decades ago we used to get our milk in little tiny bottles just like this. Probably the 6oz ones. I am telling my age because I am sure by the time I was in elementary school, milks came in cartons.

    We use the quart wide mouth mason jars too, but anyway, let me find a link to them, because I have looked for many years for a good GLASS portable milk bottle... https://www.webstaurantstore.com/search/milk-bott... I bought the 14oz ones and they are working great both at home and to take like you say in a cooler bag to work (my dh). We haven't had any spills from them and are liking pulling just one serving out of the fridge.

  • missydawn

    4 months ago


    Day 3



    Took the day off yesterday and had lunch with my daughter at school. Took a bottle of juice and all the kids were asking me questions. It was cute. My daughter had some with me but no one else was willing to try. I think I may be over my hump of headache and being majorly hungry. Still hungry just not as bad and not as angry about it. But the true test is in the evening when I really want to eat. Routine is a B. I normally would eat with the kids and enjoy the evening making the change to not eating is a bit of a stress but I am working through it and making a new normal.

  • zeke8828

    4 months ago

    how did u find this site?

  • Soose

    4 months ago

    MissyDawn, glad you were able to have lunch with your daughter. Good for her drinking it! I pale to think of what they are serving kids in school. I bet if it were St Patrick Day, almost all the kids except the pickiest would try green drinks. ( I remember being served a green beer decades ago on a trip and we all drank it. lol ) In fact if we turned them loose with food colorings and some type of food or drink they like, most of them would have a high old time, kids being kids! Oh, and I am remembering the movie Hook and the colorful foods. :)

    It occurs to me as you talk about evenings that if you prepped the kids' dinner into prepared plates or something in the mornings -- well, I think it would be easier on me. My son is grown so I don't have to cook for little's anymore. He doesn't like juicing but he'll make other healthy stuff for us. And he'll drink the green juices.

  • Nicole Marie Hilton

    4 months ago


    I had celery, mean green, and now a beet juice. I fear I’m drinking too much juice per day—about 1200 calories. Am I drinking too much?

  • missydawn

    4 months ago

    Are you doing a fast? If so what day are you on?

  • Soose

    4 months ago


    I juiced green lemonade this morning and it was SO GOOD. Everyone had a serving, I had two, and I have another bottle in the fridge. Heavy on the cukes today.



    I've always wondered about the nutritional value of cukes compared to other veg, just using them to create volume (and same with watermelon peel/rind) but I saw someone on youtube who is recovering from a bad illness thru nutrition/lifestyle -- he uses cukes every day, and was going on about the nutritional content of the peels.

  • Soose

    4 months ago


    Quote:



    four4mat (5 hours ago)



    Hello, I just received my juicer today in the mail. I was looking for it to arrive tomorrow. However, I will start juicing tomorrow. Is there a particular plan we should follow to lose weight and reduce inflammation or just try and locate recipes from somewhere?




    Hi, Four4mat! Welcome.



    Joe used to publish a 3 day and a 15 day reboot plan as a pdf... someone passed one along to me and I found the other on the site. I can pass them along to you if you'll send me an email address. Click on my name (Soose) and this time send me a message with a gmail or hotmail or whatever. Include an email address and I'll reply with those two plans. There are a lot of good hints in the pdf's as well as a few recipes. Of course his book has the same info, I'm sure. (It's around here somewhere.)



    For more recipes, there are many on this site. (Or there were -- they're undergoing a website rework right now.) Or you can go to https://juicerecipes.com/build and there's also an ingredients tab where you can tell them what ingredients you have and look for recipes. Ginger is great for inflammation, btw. Turmeric - there are juices with turmeric. If you will google the terms inflammation and "rebootwithjoe.com" you will likely get some articles written here on site by Joe or the nutritionist on the subject.



    If you don't know what juices you like, it's not a bad idea to juice bits of the fruit/veg separately to begin with, and taste them and even combine them in little bits. Saves making a whole juice and finding you don't like it due to one ingredient.



    HTH, Soose -- and see you on the group wall!

  • Soose

    4 months ago


    I overslept! But I still got into the kitchen and juiced green again this morning - except it was red with the beet green stems. I really like my green juices GREEN nowadays. C'est la vie. Also drank half a carrot/beet juice so far and sent some with my dh to work, and bottled some for my ds later. More carrot/beet later for me, too.



    I'm heading to Sprouts myself today, so must make a list and look at space in the fridge.

  • Soose

    4 months ago

    I forgot to say that juicing ginger root is on my list today. I add it to soda with stevia and sometimes berry puree for a sparkling drink. I'll grind it in the food processor, easy peasy, and press it or strain it in a nut milk type bag. Bottle it for the fridge.

    I have to go to a group meeting tonight -- right at people's dinner time, 6pm here -- and the foods they brought last time were anything but health-conscious! And standard yucky sugary sodas or diet... SAD. So tonight it's self protection. I'm taking the makings for berry gingerale. And a bit of offerings for the table that are healthier, and could be juiced.

  • Lilly

    4 months ago

    Hi! I am back! starting juicing through the thyroid reboot. so glad to hear you sounding so well, Soose!! I'm going to recommend this group to others in the reboot. i wish i liked stevia. that aftertaste really knocks me over. but your ginger drink thing has my thinking. i like cucumber-berry water, but i bet it would be great with ginger in it. thanks, Soose! you are amazing.

  • Soose

    4 months ago


    Morning Juice Challengers! Who's rebooting? Waiting to see check-ins of Day ___ etc.!



    My family of 3 met last night and decided it's time to resume our reboot of last year. ( None of us is going juice-only yet. That time will come. We're cleaning up the food and ramping up the juice. Transition mode. Each at their own needs for now. )



    Started a new ticker, entered my starting weight yesterday. I am here for the long haul!



    In the fridge I have the large batch of carrot/beet juice from yesterday. Not going to juice carrots again until Thursday, so we'll divvy that out. And this morning I made a green lemonade on the fly for b'fast and split it between the three of us.



    So yummy! I am really craving the juice, and the green juice and the beet / red juice in particular. Well, anything fresh! I'm grateful to be back to juicing more on the fly and just drinking it! Haven't been able to do that for a few months. Hope to continue all this week!

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