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  • 4fasting

    1 month ago


    Jennifer...I feel great on day 8 of the JO fast. Typically I have a lot of energy while fasting once I get over the first couple of hump days and settle in. You might want to do some research on autophagy. When you take one bite of anything when fasting, it stops the autophagy process. That is the reason why I intermittent fast even when juicing. I don't take my first juice before 12:00 noon and stop at 6:00 generally. I live my life this way even when not fasting. If I was in your shoes re Thanksgiving at Mom's I would opt for the restaurant. If not an option, I'd bring plenty of juice and stay out of the kitchen as much as possible. Talk to your mom before hand and let her know how important this is to you. That would be me, but only you can decide your priorities. I'm going to post on the 100 pound challenge group as I was asked about IF if you are interested. Keep up the great work!

  • 4fasting

    1 month ago


    Jennifer...just a suggestion, Have you thought about having Thanksgiving in a restaurant or at another family members house? For me, a huge challenge is cooking for others while I'm fasting. You can bring your juice either way without having to prepare meals for others.

  • Jennifer

    1 month ago

    A restaurant would be so much better for sure. It would cut out the snacking before dinner, and after too. My mom cooks every Thanksgiving. She enjoys it. There is always a plethora of snack foods, and other dishes out while she's cooking. Then I usually step in and help. We have a small family and she has a pretty small place which fills up with scents of all kinds of yummy goodness cooking/baking....ugh...this is going to be tough. BUT I can do this. What if I just taste the food and then spit it out, not actually swallow it? Hahaha!

  • 4fasting

    1 month ago


    Jennifer...congratulations on day nine, good work! I'm right behind on day 7. Everyone is different and as long as you are going down (and there might be stalls - you just keep going), be delighted and keep focused on the overall goal. Typically, I know my pattern but it might not be yours and it can change also. Usually, more weight is dropped the first few days of a fast (usually water weight) and later into the fast anywhere from 1/2 - 11/2 daily is typical for me. I track everyday with BMI, water weight, muscle mass, body fat, and weight loss. I do this not because I'm overly concerned about my daily progress (I have faith/knowledge that it will happen), but to observe if I need to alter what I'm doing. I also take measurements once a month. Think about your health and just relax with the daily progress....it will happen.



    Regarding your question about Thanksgiving,,..for me, fasting is the easy part (and it is a challenge). The real challenge is transitioning off of a fast and how you continue with your lifestyle. So many fasters negate all the hard work by the way they transition off the fast and don't follow a healthy food regimen afterwards. Before they know it they have lost all progress and more. I say this to address your Thanksgiving day question. The choice, of course, is yours to make. I also always remind myself how tough the first couple of days are when you start. I follow John Rose's guidelines when coming off a fast. I've tried several strategies (some miserable failures). You can access the John Rose information on Facebook. My intention for November is to fast the whole month, so I will be fasting on Thanksgiving day, joyfully. I might make a special Thanksgiving juice!



    Best wishes for much success....9 days down....stay strong!

  • Jennifer

    1 month ago

    Thanks 4fasting :)

    My 10th day today (yay double digits)!I have been tracking all that information as well...my scale records it and sends it to an app on my phone. I open it throughout the day and stare at it....anxious for it to move down some more. I can't wait. Sometimes I am overly focused on the weight loss part of it, but I really should be more focused on the health benefits that are happening. Honestly, I need to be drinking more juice and more water. When I do, I am not wanting to eat food, I feel full, energized and productive. :) My skin even glows.

    I'm going to think about the Thanksgiving dinner thing. I experience crazy edema in my feet & sometimes my hands when I have too much salt/sugar/carbs and processed foods. At that point, I'd be 26 days in....I don't know that I am going to want to put my body in that state again. Its so uncomfortable.

    Another question: (this is my first longest fast)

    Do you exercise while you are doing this fast?

    How are you feeling after day 7?

  • Jennifer

    1 month ago


    Hi everyone! Happy Monday ;)



    Okay so couple questions, maybe to those with more experience than I do with this reboot juice fast...(I’m finishing day 9 today out of 30)



    Is it normal to lose anywhere between 0.5 to 1 lb a day? Started 11/28 at 193. Today: 185.8 (ok so technically 3 weeks ago I was 197, I did a 3 day juice fast to try it out and lost about 8 pounds but went up to 193 after eating a bunch of junk everyday until 11/28)



    Also, what do you all plan on doing for Thanksgiving? Will you eat the traditional thanksgiving meal with family and start back up again the next day with juice reboot? Thanksgiving would be my 26th day. What would happen if I ate thanksgiving dinner and then bounced back to juicing the next day? Would my digestive system hate me? Would I need to start all over?



    Hope you are all doing well! I feel encouraged here and feel like posting every day or every other day is helping hold me accountable.



    How’s everyone doing?

  • 4fasting

    1 month ago


    Lilly, I rarely use protein powder but I have both 1}Brendan Brazier's organic vegan Vega Protein and Greens and 2} Sunwarrior's vegan Warrior Blend in my cupboard . Both are excellent and, of course, contain no whey. You can watch a video on You Tube .....Vega vs. Sunwarrior vs. Garden of Life. I don't like the taste of GoL (gritty to me) but all three are excellent if you are including a protein powder. I have never used Joe Cross PP...so, sorry, I don't have any input regarding his product. I have never had an issue resealing my protein powders. Sometimes Costco sells Vega Protein and Greens at a great discount. Wishing you Juice Strong day!

  • Lilly

    1 month ago


    Does anyone else eat Joe's protein powder? I do, I like how well it mixes and is whey free. My trouble is with the packaging. I ordered some from Amazon. The package came apart. the post office had to put the box in a plastic bag because the powder escaped. i am still cleaning up from the powder and it's been 6 days... Is there anyway to contact Joe to ask him to repackage it? Something that's not plastic. Maybe like a round oatmeal tub. It's cardboard and is easy to seal and reopen.

  • 4fasting

    1 month ago


    Just finished my chart for today. I record weight loss, BMI, water weight, muscle mass, and body fat daily. I have lost 7 pounds in the first three days of my fast. This is typical and probably water weight, but I'll take it! I know in time it most likely will slow down to a pound a day. Recording this information gives me direction and feedback. I know I have to get back in the gym to address muscle mass and body fat. Come Monday I'll be adding weight training and rebounding to my program..not at olympian scale but just enough to, in time, see some results on the chart. Stay Juice Strong!

  • 4fasting

    1 month ago


    Jennifer...you will be able to not desire certain foods. It takes time and often there is a physical reason for the cravings. For example, cheese is often a challenge when transitioning to a vegan lifestyle. The cheese contains casomorphines which creates a real craving for the food. Withdrawal symptoms like cravings are common, but if you stay with it you will be successful!

  • 4fasting

    1 month ago


    Hi juicers....just finished day three, YEA! Those darn carbs are seductive. I had a challenging business call and wanted to devour a potato. Nope, I didn't. So I'm tucked into a warm bed thinking what a great day it has been and looking forward to the scale tomorrow. Thought I'd check in to see what the tribe is up to.



    Lilly: I keep my eye on the prize and don't let any events or situations bring me down. (And if I slip, I will just get back on the juice wagon as fast as possible.) You can do this. I find if I relax and accept this is what I'm doing...it becomes second nature as I progress into the fast. It will be better....you are doing the work, great! I find posting a lot really helps me stay focused.



    Soose: You hit one of my sore spots. Allopathic doctors! I thoroughly searched Kaiser doctors and located one that was recommended by Chef AJ (I was in her plant based class). He accepted me as a patient, but wanted to run numerous tests. I'm healthy and tend to think of food as my medicine as well as sustenance. I think I'll sign up with a different health plan for the new year, but it is a real challenge to find MD who understands a plant based lifestyle. I'm wishing you a speedy recovery and I know you are doing the right actions. Have you tried some peppermint herbal or ginger tea? We all have a bump in the road sometimes. Keep us updated.



    Jennifer: I'll be on day 4 tomorrow. I'll be dialing in that sweet spot where food starts to take a back seat...I'm really looking forward to that. I just surf that binge wave that sends carb crave messages to my brain the first few days of a fast. It is a challenge when family continues to eat while you are fasting. Glad you are here and hangin' in....great progress!



    JuiceMomto 4: I love a large support group it only helps us succeed in our resolve. Glad you are joining us. So you are entering your second week. How is it going...getting a bit easier? Let us know so we can stay team strong!



    I was so happy to return to this thread tonight to find people are responding. Wishing all of us a juice strong day tomorrow. If you get that craving to give in....just take a few deep breaths and remember you can do this. Just for this moment you can choose to juice. You can get on the board and write instead of picking up that food. That's what I'm going to do!

  • Jennifer

    1 month ago

    Hi there! So I’m just ending day 7...laying down in bed with a stomach that his growling. I probably didn’t drink enough today. So, I do have to ask..past the 3rd day, I still had some cravings. I know everyone is different as far as this is concerned but, what I don’t really crave are fast food, or anything super high in salt. I don’t crave ice cream or sugary foods...however when it’s in front of me...I really want it and almost drool over it. Do you think that’s habit or craving? I just want to get to a point where I have absolutely no desire to eat it, even when it’s in front of me.

  • 4fasting

    1 month ago


    Sonia...Day one, the very best day because you made a decision to change your life. I love your motivation and encouraging words. So glad you are here. One day, one baby step, and the days will pass as we reach our goals to live a healthy life. Hope to talk to you tomorrow as you enter your second day! Stay strong girl!

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