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  • K Marie

    8 months ago


    Morning of day 4. I caught myself as the routine of making coffee kicked in - but not the need. Laughed and walked 2 steps to the fridge. I think my success will depend on continually having something ready to go verses making it as I need it. I try to do at least 2 servings each time so there is always something to grab. I thought I might keep a couple store made cold pressed juices on hand fr emergencies but HOLY CRAP - they want like 7$ for a 12 ounces. Lost another 1/2 pound. The first two days were dramatic - more than 2 pounds each, but I prefer slow and steady. I will be thrilled if I can do 3-4 pounds a week.

  • Stacy

    7 months ago

    You are absolutely right about having juices available and ready to go. I make enough juice to last me a few days. I freeze a few as a buffer. If you do a long juice fast, the hassle of juicing every day can really wear on you. Juices are good for 3 days refrigerated. Of course, the highest nutritional content is right from the juicer, but finding a way to balance juicing into a sustainable lifestyle is far more important. Do what works best for you.

  • reclaim

    8 months ago


    Day 6, and I ended up "cheating." Gum chewing just didn't suffice, and I ended up eating a kale "salad." Just veggies, really, but I felt a bit sad that I didn't sustain. Chewing some solid food is what I craved, not a sweet or something bad for my body. Back on track and going to try to stay strong. Life goes on, back in the saddle.

  • K Marie

    8 months ago

    I am almost through day 3. Doing ok, but once I realized broth was approved, I have a warm cu of chicken broth and man oh man was that satisfying. I also made an all veggie batch this afternoon and used the pulp to make veggie broth. It simmered for about 2 hours, I added garlic and a little sea salt and it is amazing. The warm broth fills me up differently than the juice. Just something to try. By the way, don't be too hard on yourself, a kale salad doesn't sound that "cheaty" to me. my $.02

  • Joe

    8 months ago

    While i was making my dinner juice i ate a tomato. You didn't cheat. You made a healthy choice. I'm just finishing day 6 as well. I have gotten so much energy back that i ran on the treadmill for 25 minutes. I typically only run when I'm being chased... You're doing great. If these healthy things are what we all reach for i think we're going to be ok.

  • Stacy

    8 months ago

    Hey Reclaim - Lack of chewing is definitely a challenge. It's one of those things we don't even think about, then all of a sudden we start juicing and it's gone! You made great choices on the things you ate, and most importantly, you are right back on your juicing plan.

    One thing to keep in mind when you are juicing, is that your juicer is doing "all of the work" for you. Your juicer breaks down the fruits and veggies so that the nutrients can be easily absorbed by your body. When you eat the same fruits and veggies, you do the work by chewing and digesting. However, the nutrients are the same whether you juice or chew.

    Be kind to yourself and don't beat yourself up. You did great and you made excellent choices.

  • Sergio

    8 months ago
    Dont look at it like "cheating" but rather a healthy reward for your 6th day of juicing, you are doing great keep up the good work...
  • Sergio

    8 months ago


    good morning, im at the end of my shift, we are in Sullivan Mo.... well i found out last night just how dependant i was on coffee but i resisted the temptation and just drank alot of water..... having my first juice of day 2 then going to bed, cheers!!

  • Joe

    8 months ago
    Excellent work Sergio! Just wait till day 5 or 6. I'm on day 6 now and am more awake and alert without coffee than with it. I can't remember the last time I had so much to burn.
  • Stacy

    8 months ago

    Great job Sergio! I really like how you have planned your juicing. It's clear that you are determined and committed to success. Dropping caffine is hard, if the challenge becomes too great, you could switch to tea or ease into cutting back on coffee over a series of days. Obviously, no coffee would be the best choice, but depending upon how dependant you are on caffine, the withdrawals can be pretty rough. I just don't want caffine withdrawals to be a deal breaker for you . . . but I doubt they would be because you seem very motivated and committed.

    Also, expect to experience some energy lulls during the first few days. You'll be amazed at your energy level once you get a few days under your belt.

    Keep up the good work! You are a real inspiration!

  • K Marie

    8 months ago


    Hey there from Oregon. I have had my juicer for years and had previous doctors says that I shouldn't juice without eating because of all the carbs, less fiber, not balanced, etc. I have med high cholesterol (268 total), I am pre-diabetic and take metformin, and have worked with naturopaths for years trying to maintain a healthy weight. I am currently about 30 pounds too heavy. 56 yrs (57 in March) female, 5'10", former runner with 6 full marathons under my belt. Oh the days when my knees allowed me to just run the weight away. By most US standards, I was eating very healthy. No soda, no fast food, few simple carbs - but no combination of diet or exercise - short of eating basically zero carbs - would move the weight. And I mean zero - not even veggie carbs. So I am throwing out the old language and diving into full on juicing. No concern for carbs, just making sure I am getting "enough" juice, water, herbal tea, coconut water and I think starting this weekend, bone broth.



    I started this journey at 187.7 Wed morning. I began my day with fasting blood work - which is cool cause I started my juicing immediately after giving blood. I think I am going to do 15 days, assess, and keep doing 15 day increments so long as I feel good. Which I hope/expect. This morning after the first day, I was 184.1. Crazy. I also walk close to 5 miles every day with my dog, and after the first week, if my energy is good, I a going to add in some weight training. I am not good at following recipes - but i strive for 75% veggies, 25% fruit. After reading some other posts, I also suspect I will be making bone broth this weekend - I am already finding myself cold all the time!



    I am so inspired by all the brave people who post their struggles and progress. The desire to be healthy, not thin, was finally what tipped the scales, so to speak, for me. Thin would be an excellent by product though for sure.



    I am always amazed that when I share with people - coworkers, friends, and even some family - that I want to do this fairly unusual program to find my healthiest self, so many people promptly say, you look great, you're not fat, that doesn't sound like a good idea. So many of these same people often complain about their own frustration with their own health.



    I hope to be successful, as much for my own quality of life, as to hopefully be an example for those around me I care about.



    If you made it to here, thanks for listening and I agree - let's help each other. So if I can help any of you, just tell me how. K Marie

  • Yeager

    8 months ago

    You will find that your body will heal fairly quickly after the 10th day. You are probably going to have an easier transition than most.

    CU@Healthy!

    Rick

  • Robin

    7 months ago

    Hi First keep up the good work. You are an inspiration. How do you make bone broth? I see it in the health food store but it's so expensive and I'd rather make everything I can oppose to buying. I'm only on the end of day 2 but I feel wonderful. Hope it keeps up.OH and I'm down 2.2 lbs but like you weight loss is a side effect to getting healthy but a welcomed side effect! lol thanks for post. I love reading everyones posts.

    Thanks Juice on

  • Sergio

    8 months ago


    Hi..... ok, im going to start my 3rd juice of the day along with my driving shift. We are in Adrian Tx.... not feeling hungry yet or any cravings, hopefuly i will maintain that trugh the nigh as I drive.... oh i have one more juice up front just in case...and with that I think i had a succesful 1st day......

  • K Marie

    8 months ago

    Congrats!! I am just finishing day 2! A couple headaches the first day, but today was better. Cheers to success!!

  • Yeager

    8 months ago

    Sergio,

    That is an excellent plan to have the juices with you and the extra one. It sounds like you are moving in the right direction.

    CU@Healthy!

    Rick

  • reclaim

    8 months ago


    Halfway through Day 5. Not very hungry, actually. I have a movie group outing this weekend, and am planning a strategy to join everyone in dining out. I am thinking I'll allow myself a light salad and some lemon water, maybe a cup of tea also. A bowl of soup, depending of the what it is could be equally viable. There is no rule that says I have to finish it, and just picking is what I plan to do, so as not to disrupt my cleanse very much. Sitting there with a juice, will be too awkward, and the last thing I want to do is answer a lot of questions and hear a bunch of unsolicited advice. All suggestions on a a strategy are welcome.

  • Joe

    8 months ago

    Reclaim here are my thoughts. Water and lemon is perfect. That is what I drink all day long. Find the garden salad on the menu and ask for vinegar and oil. Most restaurants will serve them separately if you ask in small serving bottles. Just use some vinegar or just splash some extra lemon on the salad and enjoy. Picking through the meal is good, but one salad won't derail you. I had to go to a family birthday party on Day 2 and did the same thing. I've also been invited to lunch by a former boss and I had to tell him that I will join, but I am fasting for a doctor's visit. Much like you, I'm not ready to bring juice to a restaurant and also have to explain myself. One person at work and you guys and gals here are my only support right now. I've gotten a lot of negative feedback from others. I plan to make some more progress before I start exclaiming all of the health benefits. The social aspects of eating are going to be the toughest part of this. Do your best and we will all get through this together. Feel good that you aren't thinking that you'll only have a small steak of a half slab of ribs! Your head is in the right place.

  • K Marie

    8 months ago

    My first "date" that is food is with family on the 26th. I was thrilled have some time to get my juicing feet under me first. Then I found out the meal is a veggie frittata - so I might "pick" at some too, but I AM taking juice with me. Good luck and remember you are doing this for your health. I firmly believe that most people are captivated by success...their negativity will diminish as you quietly succeed. Hang in there!

  • Auroramouse

    8 months ago

    you can do it joe!! Don't listen to those negative comments! They don't understand us! All we have is eachother!!! Please don't stop the journey just remember just do whats best for your body (((:

  • Sergio

    8 months ago


    Hello everyone.... checking in from Albuquerque N.M. so far so good in half way thru my first day, I've had 2 juices one this morning when i stopped driving and one earlier. Not having any cravings yet or feeling hungry, but i think the sleeping might have something to do with that, will se how it goes tonight when i start my driving shift......

  • Joe

    8 months ago

    Keep it up Sergio! I'm envious that you are enjoying the warm desert air. You have that going for you. It's cold up in Ohio tonight.

  • Sergio

    8 months ago

    Thank you Joe..... we will be going thru parts of Ohio tomorrow, Columbus up to Akron thru to Pa

  • Auroramouse

    8 months ago


    hi guys it's day two for me I'm was 272 now 268 this is beyond difficult I've literally locked myself in the room think I should prep my juices like everyone else so it's easier for me to be in and out of the kitchen even tho I have Make dinner for my fiancé this is not fair :( but I'm getting married July 15th and just want to look great and feel great I didn't transition like some of you I'm 31 5"4 and super big, scoliosis, and arthritis



    I need to remember that before grabbing any bacon and cheese from the fridge

  • Joe

    8 months ago

    Hey Auroramouse, you've lost 4 pounds in two days! Good for you, you should be very proud of yourself so far. It gets easier, I promise. I'm half way through day 5 and I can't sit still at my desk because I have so much energy. The first several days are hard without a doubt, but you will make it. Now might be a great time to give your fiance a few cooking lessons so you feel less tempted. ;)

  • Sergio

    8 months ago

    Hello Auroramouse, you are doing great keep going. Dont lock yourself in the room, go out take a walk keep yourself busy and that will make the day go by faster....

  • reclaim

    8 months ago

    At your age, you can set up healthier patterns for your beautiful future. This isn't just a reboot, this is an investment in your future. So glad you are in the group.

  • K Marie

    8 months ago

    You've got this girl!! I agree with reclaim - what a healthy investment! YOU are worth it.

  • Sergio

    8 months ago


    hello everyone, ok I have prepped enough juices to last 6 days, which is how long it takes us to make a round trip to new jersey...barely made it too my juicer gave up no me, a Kuvings whole slow masticating juicer... didn't do to well for me... I just ordered a Breville Elite centrifugal juicer will get it by thur.....



    ok on a happier note I'm supper exited about starting my journey to be a better me :)



    tomorrow will be my first day on this journey It will be a 100% juice reboot.



    my blood sugar tonight was at 219



    my waist is at 51 inches



    my weight is at 249 lbs.



    good night everyone and good luck to all.......

  • reclaim

    8 months ago

    I am excited for you, Sergio. I am 4 days in, and you can do it! Not feeling hunger, if anything the mental component is the biggest challenge. When my mind wanders from the goal, I come to the board, and it takes my mind in the right direction.

  • Joe

    8 months ago

    Hey Sergio good luck today! I'm on the morning of day 5 and my energy is coming back. I'm also down 5 pounds and couldn't be happier with myself. The first several days are going to be tough, so just push through and let us know how you are doing.

  • ThreeKings96

    8 months ago

    Sergio....check to make sure you're not losing nutrients due to oxidation. I think you're suppose to drink your juice within 24 hours otherwise it begins to oxidize and lose nutrients.

  • Sergio

    8 months ago

    ThreeKings96, ive read on the reboot website that if you freeze the juices they are good for 7 to 10 days.... so my first 2 days worth of juice is refrigerated and the rest are frozen... i have a small refrigerator in my truck... i think ill be ok.... thank you for looking out

  • Jowiesgirl71

    8 months ago


    HI! I am new here. I am on day one of transition. I have never done a reboot.

  • Stacy

    8 months ago

    Hello! It's great to have you here, I'm so glad you found our group! It sounds like you are transitioning into juicing by eating the outlined meal plans. That is the easiest way for your body to adapt, and it eases many of the unpleasant symptoms of the detox. Keep checking in and updating us on your progress!

  • Joe

    8 months ago

    You're making the smart move. I dove straight into all juice and had several of the detox symptoms. It took several days to get over them. Welcome to the group! We are all here if you need support.

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