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  • CidTheSloth

    3 weeks ago


    Hello,



    Just like the title says I am relatively new at juicing and ideally looking for a lifestyle change. I originally had a different, more less expensive, juicer but now I just ordered the Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Juicer, Metallic. Currently, my diet has been no existent, I haven't been eating good food, I've been drinking a lot of soda and I also have been smoking a lot of cigarettes (which I will become smoke free starting with the juice fast).



    I did do a juice cleanse several years ago before I enlisted into the military in which I saw a huge success. I read about the fast through the Joe Cross website and I found it very interesting so I decided to try that specific juice and it tasted delicious. I am not a big vegetable eater and I instantly fell in love with the "Mean Green" -- Fast forward to now, I started my career in trucking about two years ago, so I was gaining weight at a consistent rate because I just drove, eat, and slept. Now I am a local truck driver with access to my own home every day and to my kitchen again.



    Is it okay if I limit myself to just the Mean Green? Which is if you don't know what it is: Kale, Cucumber, Apple, Lemon, Ginger, Celery. I really do like this juice and I know that Kale is an amazing vegetable for your body.



    How good is the juicer that I just purchased? Will I be able to store my juice in the refrigerator with that specific juicer? My other juicer was more of a Centrifugal juice so I think this kind of juicer is a major step up (please correct me if I'm wrong).



    How much juice should I be drinking? Obviously I plan on drinking 1 gallon of water every day to supplement with the juice so I can stay hydrated. If it's more than one 16oz, when should I be drinking them? How far apart between each juice.



    I know that it's not really recommended to start big, your first time but I have a huge support system and people that will be encouraging me along the way so I do want to possibly do 30-60 days (depending on how well 7 days go) and then start to incorporate raw veggies and nuts and seeds. I really want to change my life around starting with this (but I know it's not a miracle drink). I look into the mirror and I just don't see myself as I once did, my confidence is at an all time low. I'm 6'2" and 265 lbs and also gay (not that it matters -- but people in the community can be so harsh). I just want to feel amazing again.



    Any and all tips and words of encouragement are appreciated, you can even inbox me I am all ears. Thank you for taking the time to read and hopefully some of my questions (if not all of them) will be answered. I can't thank you enough for the help!

  • Soose

    3 weeks ago

    Hi, CidTheSloth! (cute name :) ) Welcome! I was off my desktop and might have missed you coming in. Hope you are patient waiting for us to reply!

    Congrats on the new juicer! Hope you like it! (And when you have time, perhaps you could add your review of it to a thread Show My Juicing Setup which I started last year sometime, as even those of us with juicers find ourselves having to replace them and go thru the selection process again? Nothing like hearing from someone who is really using a juicer at home! )

    Hey, my brother started trucking over 2.5 years ago! We constantly talk about what he can do to keep his health on that tractor and with the lifestyle. Glad you can be home and juice -- he is on a schedule where he's on the road about 6 weeks then home for 6 days right now; tough. But he really tries...

    Answers best one person can give them:

    Some people only drink one juice all the time. I guess it depends on how long / how many days, too? Here's one thread from our community to read and there are probably others (if you google "rebootwithjoe.com drink ONLY mean green" you will find more, and maybe an official take on it). Maybe you could look at variations on the mean green -- vary the greens gradually for instance from kale to other mild greens, try them out. I've had one or two failures with that (don't like arugula at ALL and mustard too spicey while others love them, and I don't care for a fennel) but romaine, spinach, even dandelion can be mild imo. And don't forget beet greens if you buy beets; they seem mild to me.

    Omega's are supposed to be great juicers, right? In terms of reliability, Omegas are a good brand, I think? But someone should say who HAS one and has lived with it. To me it comes down to personal pref. with juicers. And how you USE it. So you'll find out! Leslie loves her newest Aiko or whatever it is (four letters starting with an A) but that tiny funnel at the top and chopping extra would drive me crazy. Just one example. But I am attracted to the speed with which she produces juice on the fly. I could go on and on... what bothers one doesn't bother another! One of my juicers is harder to clean for me but Mizmo has one and just said last week if I clean it with an electric toothbrush, that solves the prob. (Haven't tried yet.)

    Regardless of juicers, we store our juice up to 3 days and so do others. We do try to overfill the bottles or right up to the top before lidding, and keep them closed to cut down on air in contact and oxidation. By day 3.5, you can taste it going off a bit... and some people swear they can taste it after 20 minutes so taste buds and sensibilities vary widely in this area. If we're going longer than 3 days we freeze juice. I do find frozen juice takes longer than I'd think to thaw - ymmv.

    How much juice? 4 to 6 16 oz juice / day is on this site; sure of that, but I hear people who do differently on a reboot and the best advice I heard is when starting out, drink as much juice as you need to not get into trouble even if it's a gallon / day! Seriously, if hungry, drink another juice. (Some, though, schedule their juices and persevere between juice meals. Ymmv.) Google for articles to get how much water on top of that I don't remember. 3 liters/day water is my goal when not juicing.

    You can be amazing again! Just hang in there thru the first few days and week, stay committed, and you can do this! It'll seem slow at first but then you'll start to see big results and it'll be amazing to look back at how fast you've totally changed your physical self!

    You'll have to manage the little niceties of being driving all the time, though, lol. (I know about that!) Hope if you're mostly local you can stop more frequently. You can do this. Just don't give up and keep coming here.

  • SherriBerry

    3 weeks ago


    Hope all is well with everyone! Checking in, juices made and ready for a grab and go in the morning! Have a great week fellow juicers

  • Soose

    3 weeks ago


    Mizmo, re clicking like button, that line has a "flag as inappropriate" on the right side and sometimes the word inappropriate wraps up under the word like. You have to be really careful not to hit the word inappropriate instead because it will flag someone as spam when you are trying to like them and there's no way to go back from that. People have gotten deleted by mistake and lost all of their posts.

  • Soose

    3 weeks ago


    Mizmo, re clicking like button, that line has a "flag as inappropriate" on the right side and sometimes the word inappropriate wraps up under the word like. You have to be really careful not to hit the word inappropriate instead because it will flag someone as spam when you are trying to like them and there's no way to go back from that. People have gotten deleted by mistake and lost all of their posts.

  • mizmo

    3 weeks ago


    I just made juice without peeling the cucumber and I don't like it. It has a strong aftertaste.

  • Soose

    3 weeks ago

    I don't mind cucumber peels at all . Have you tried organic cucumbers?

  • Soose

    3 weeks ago

    but there is nothing mandatory about cucumbers is there? I say juice what you like. How about zucchini by the way? Some people substitute. I prefer the clean cucumbers butt zucchini is a little too creamy for me in a juice

  • mizmo

    3 weeks ago

    i like cucumbers all right, i just have to peel them. the skin tastes bitter to me. I'll be more careful about hitting the like button from now on

  • Soose

    3 weeks ago


    Old old thread "How have you modified mean green to make it taste better" here on this site



    That wasn't the thread I was thinking of but google found it. There's more... looking.



    Juice SOS is from a nutritionist on this site saying what to do if you don't like the juice you create...

  • Soose

    3 weeks ago

    AshJay, try googling a phrase like "rebootwithjoe.com hate the taste of juice" and you'll likely find at least one or two links into the community forums where people have had the same or comparable results. And solutions... you're not alone. HTH [Note I have not clicked thru to all these links. But the first 3 worked.]

    https://community.rebootwithjoe.com/.../what-juice-to-start-with-everyone-says-mean-... I'm reading A LOT of people talk about how terrible it tastes, so if that's the case then .... We discovered that while I love celery and cucumber, I HATE (and I can't ...

    This Juice Tastes Gross! Help! | Reboot with Joe


    https://community.rebootwithjoe.com/discussions/topic/this-juice-tastes-gross-help Now I'm on the Gazpacho Juice and it tastes AWEFUL! ... im sorry but i hate Celery , the fist day i put celery in my juice i almost end the hole juicing , i know the ...

    Hate Mean Green Taste? | Reboot with Joe


    https://community.rebootwithjoe.com/discussions/topic/hate-mean-green-taste Posted by bakadesunee on 6 years ago I've found the most amazing thing that makes my green juices taste 10X better...garlic. I add one small clove of garlic to ...

    I hate cucumber and celery - looking for alternative juices | Reboot ...


    https://community.rebootwithjoe.com/.../i-hate-cucumber-and-celery-looking-for-alter... It's important to me that I enjoy the juices I'm consuming, or I'm not going to stick ... Hiberk, I agree I hate the taste of the cucumber & celery in the mean green, ...

    I hate celery from the depths of my soul | Reboot with Joe


    https://community.rebootwithjoe.com/.../i-hate-celery-from-the-depths-of-my-soul

    I'm even drinking Joe's Mean Green juice this very minute. Someone PLEASE tell me what I can do to kill some of the celery taste? I added an extra green apple ...

    What to do if I hate beets? | Reboot with Joe


    https://community.rebootwithjoe.com/discussions/topic/what-to-do-if-i-hate-beets They taste like dirt and ruin any juice I put them in. Thoughts? ... I HATE beets with a passion they don't go in my juicer and I don't buy em. I've been doing the ...

    Sweet Potato's are for eating Not drinking | Reboot with Joe


    https://community.rebootwithjoe.com/.../sweet-potato-s-are-for-eating-not-drinking I LOVE juicing sweet potatoes and I HATE eating them. Did you ... The Persimmons and the Carrots sweeten the pumpkin so it tastes like a liquid Pumpkin Pie.
  • mizmo

    3 weeks ago

    sometimes I hit "like" and it says underneath it "inappropriate". What's that mean?

  • Soose

    3 weeks ago


    Welcome, AshJay. Congrats on starting the reboot. Don't give up yet!!!



    Mizmo has a point in that your body might be detoxing the first few days. It also might be personal taste or sensibilities or even a food sensitivity or intolerance (as there are a few ingredients I just can't stomach while others crave them and that happens to some folks)... You may need to start out really milder with some ingredients; some people especially have trouble with the green content being too strong at first, which likely IS a detox reaction -- but you start smaller and/or with much milder stuff, and build up tolerance to it. Definitely your body will change as you reboot.



    Can you tell us what juices you are making that you don't like, so we get a clue if there's anything we can recommend with your actual ingredients you're using?



    (I'm remembering a thread of posts where members recommended how to modify the taste of the juices in various ways. I'll try to remember. Some find that simple modifications like adding sweetness or lemons to a juice, etc., make it palatable. Veteran juicers suggested ways of modifying juices. It's been sometime last year and I may not be able to find it but we could ask again.)



    And can you tell us what produce in your normal diet you haven't had any problems with? Do you eat carrots? Apples? celery? a particular kind of lettuce in a salad? Do you like lemony or limey things? Oranges? Melons? etc... Give us a nice list.



    If you aren't wild about something but can eat it and it's fresh produce, then say that, too, please.



    You do not want to or have to puke! You can find recipes or at least ingredients for juice you DO like. Just don't give up right at the start.



    Since you are motivated to enjoy juices, you'll put some effort into discovering what will fit your palate during this first period. Sixty days is a long time, and there's every hope that you will like juice well before that end but I think you're going to have to experiment.



    Meanwhile, can I suggest a first way to experiment? Don't mix up a whole recipe and try to drink it down, while almost puking. Instead, taste and/or juice the individual ingredients separately -- in little bits first. Even just chew what you can to taste the juice. Then you might move to mixing the juice of two ingredients in a teaspoon or tablespoon to see what they're like together. If you find something you can tolerate, let us know and we might suggest a recipe.



    [ BTW, Mizmo pointed you to the discountjuicers site and this site has lots of recipes... and I have liked the juice builder at juicerecipes.com which also gives you an idea of ratios of fruit to veg, and has the ability to search recipes if you tell them what ingredients you have to juice. ]



    HTH.

  • AshJay

    3 weeks ago

    Thank you so much I didn't like the taste of Joes Mean Green but the link you shared has details to have add on to make it taste good.Thank you again for adivice..Juice on!!!!

  • mizmo

    3 weeks ago


    Discountjuicers.com on youtube has a lot of recipes. The juices always taste best right after they're juiced. Sitting in fridge makes them not taste as fresh. Maybe your tastebuds need to get rid of the bad foods to appreciate the good nutrition getting into the system? It always takes me a few days to detox before I appreciate what the juice gives me..

  • AshJay

    3 weeks ago

    Thank you!!!

  • AshJay

    4 weeks ago


    I am on 60-day reboot today is my 2nd day and I am not liking the taste of juices at all makes me wanna puke every-time I drink juice. Any suggestion or advise will be highly appreciated. I want to finidh this reboot enjoying juices.

  • Soose

    4 weeks ago


    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



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    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.

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