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  • missydawn

    4 months ago


    Day 1:



    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!

  • Soose

    4 months ago

    Welcome, Missydawn - or welcome back. :) Congrats on getting to your Day 1.

  • Lilly

    4 months ago

    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.

  • VVanCleave

    4 months ago


    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!

  • Soose

    4 months ago

    Welcome VVanCleave! Good Luck with your reboot!

  • Soose

    4 months ago


    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?

  • AshJay

    4 months ago


    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.

  • Soose

    4 months ago

    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.

  • CidTheSloth

    4 months 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

    4 months 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

    4 months 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

    4 months 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

    4 months 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

    4 months ago


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

  • Soose

    4 months ago

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

  • Soose

    4 months 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

    4 months 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

    4 months 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

    4 months 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

    4 months ago

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

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