JUICING CHALLENGE FOR BEGINNERS! JOIN ME! Created By JuicingWithSonia
06/18/2019 07:26 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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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?
Are you doing a fast? If so what day are you on?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
I have done fasts before and after dived back into terrible habits. Attempting to do it right this time. I started to juice 2 days ago and wean myself off coffee. Had a horrendous headache first day, yesterday not so bad, and today just a small tinge of headache. I am very addicted to coffee. It is my worst vise at the moment.
Today is the first official day and not doing to bad. It always is the worst for me at the end of the day when I am home and need to make the kids something to eat and then I want to eat!
Wish me luck!
Welcome, Missydawn - or welcome back. :) Congrats on getting to your Day 1.
good for you, Missydawn! you can do this. evenings are hard for me, too. so I've set a bedtime for 9 pm which helps. altho lately i've been reading too long. going to have end the day with more boring books. lol. i'll be sending you good thoughts for your evening resolve.
I am on day 2 of the 60 day Reboot for Thyroid. I have been on 2 different rounds of antibiotics this month for sinus infections, ear infections, bronchitis....I'm tired of being sick and tired! Hoping to reboot my system so I can have a healthy enjoyable summer!
Welcome VVanCleave! Good Luck with your reboot!
I am glad to see we have extra juice in the fridge today, because I woke really craving the fresh taste today, as soon as I got up. Plenty for tomorrow, too, a juicing day.
Breakfast. I do sometimes still use quart mason jars since my husband and I split them between us, and I bought a pour-spigot that replaces the wide mouth top. Today I discovered a flaw only in that it's lying in the sink to be washed. So I free-handed the pouring without a drop spilled (this time!), lol. The flaw being that it has to be washed and available or I'd have to buy more which would be more clutter. Easily fixed. Actually I will choose to wash it rather than clutter my drawers with more than one.
Another reason I love my new 14oz milk bottles! Wondering if Jillha looked at the milk bottles and found something for herself other than mason jars?
Guys I am in 60 day reboot and today is my 5 th day I couldn’t resist the craving and I had fried rice I feel very very very guilt. What should I do? Please advise.
Aww Ashjay, this pales in the bigger picture. At most, you've set yourself some cravings later and delayed your detoxing by a digestive cycle... Your body is already detoxing that.
Keep rebooting. Juice with a passion. Examine what you can do to prevent another crave-in. (Enough juice? Broth? Tired? Putting yourself in harm's way? Etc.) Make a strategy and learn from it.
Watch Joe's movies this weekend.
And look at where you are gonna be in a few weeks... Do you want it?! You can have it!
Be well and juice on. HTH.
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!
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.