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  • Soose

    2 months ago


    We juiced this afternoon. 15lb carrots (plus). Just done. I have not pressed the pulp yet, though. I think I have 12 servings for the next two days (Tues and Wed) and will get enough to supply Thursday by pressing the pulp. The plan is to juice again on Thursday afternoon, and make enough to make it thru til Sunday morning.

  • Soose

    2 months ago

    Oh, and I got red beets in my juice this time! And some of the beet greens! Just love that.

  • Soose

    2 months ago


    Yet another change of plans. We bought produce today but have postponed juicing til tomorrow afternoon (Monday). I have enough juice for b'fast tomorrow, so it's all good.

  • Soose

    2 months ago


    Change of plans for me. Will juice tomorrow instead of Mon. which means I have to go early and buy produce tomorrow morning. In the rain. And freeze one day's worth of juice at least. I do dither about freezing juice. Anyone got any techniques for that to pass on?



    Someone wrote last year of Dr. Schultz recommending 8oz mason jars filled to brim, said they rarely failed... But I have been freezing in plastic bottles. With air space. I don't trust glass. Or neighbor freezes in ziplocs.

  • mizmo

    2 months ago


    Hi soose, Sofia, Erika, Charlie. I'm Mo and I started my juice fast Feb 10. Have done a few before but have my goal set for 60 days. Erika, it's hard, but I try and remind myself all the time that I'd do anything to lose weight, including looking into surgery. This isn't as hard and awful as that. If you follow the fast the weight will come off fast. I want to see my results fast and so this works for me. Your days are up and down. Just don't let yourself get real hungry. Drink water and as much juice as you need. My addiction is food so I have had almost withdrawal symptoms/Sometimes you're at a point where you think you can do this forever. Rest a lot. I do not go out hardly at all, especially if there's going to be food and alcohol there. If I have to go somewhere I make sure I take a thermos of juice with me. Get the pea protein. I put just a little in each glass of juice to where it adds up to a scoop or a little more a day. After a while the stomach growling doesn't bother you anymore. I used to think it hurt when it growled, but now I look at it as it means I'm losing weight. I don't have any medical problems but watching the show it says it can help a lot of problems. I dont talk about it a lot to people cause you get good and bad comment, plus i dont want to think about it that much. I'm just going to do it and its nobody's business but my own. Good luck everybody

  • Soose

    2 months ago

    Welcome Mo (or Welcome back). Great hints, ty!

  • Sofia

    2 months ago

    Welcome Mo!

  • MommiAthena

    2 months ago

    Mo thanks so much for your comments!! It sounds like you're having great success on this fast!! I'm on my 5th day and tomorrow starts just juicing. I hope I'm ready. I still like to eat. I've been doing pretty well on this. Except yesterday I took a couple bites of a brownie. I wanted to throw it up! I've got to keep the stuff I really like out of the house. My son will protest but this is for my health! And its not like its good for him either. Did you have a bunch of withdrawal symptoms? How are you feeling now? And how did you get through your cravings. I have points that I obsess over food. Its unhealthy but not sure how to stop. Thanks again!

  • mizmo

    2 months ago

    Sorry mommyathena, I just saw your comment and questions. I did have some withdrawal symptoms. Just try and rest a lot. I feel great most the time, but there's hard times too. Don't get too hungry. If you're going somewhere for a while pack a thermos of juice. The obsession with food fades. I kind of enjoy hunger pangs, as weird as that sounds. To me it's just a sign that it's working. Had a plateau I've struggled with, but found myself down 2 more pounds today! Yay! Dont give up,

  • mizmo

    2 months ago

    thinking about what I said about not letting yourself get hungry and enjoying hunger pangs is kind of contradictory. I can tell when I'm really very hungry because I'll get very irritable and not feel right. But when I go to bed I'll hear my stomach growl and it doesn't bother me at all. Hope that makes sense.

  • Ebele

    2 months ago

    Yes! My biggest reason for doing this is mental clarity. I've struggles with depression and anxiety and no that it's fundamentally a hormonal imbalance. I've also struggled with acne, hyperpigmentation, thinning, and much more. I'm 28 and I've been hiding. It's time to do something about it.

  • Soose

    2 months ago


    Juiced Thursday afternoon. Have juice ( 16 servings from that session) through Monday morning.



    It's easier to keep track of the single serving sizes, easier to estimate when we'll run out.



    I am liking having the two colors of bottle lids -- it's easy to discern which we're drinking now and which is the next batch so it gets drunk in order without labeling them. I could put a note on the fridge front saying, "PLAID LID" and another saying "SOLID LID" and put either the date produced or the expiration date on that so we can keep track.



    But with us mostly juicing twice/week, it's pretty easy to keep track of without dates now that I have the two lid colors. My plaid lids - one serving left in one bottle now, oops it's gone now, my husband is drinking it for b'fast -- I know they expire this afternoon (Sat.), because I know I juiced it Wed. afternoon. The ones from Thursday will be expiring on Sunday afternoon. Won't juice again until Monday mid-morning, have a conflict... Guess use frozen or bought juice for that morning.

  • Sofia

    2 months ago

    Thank you, Soose, great insights!

  • Soose

    2 months ago


    @Sofia, (Bringing this to the top because older replies tend to get overlooked here...)



    I purchased my 14oz "milk bottles" from a restaurant supply online. The name is webrestaurantstore, I found them under the "Tabletop" category and then "decanters and carafes" subcategory... the direct link to milk bottles is



    Search on milk bottle



    I was looking for and thinking of small wine carafes but I am glad I got these instead. ( The wire bail closures for lids on the carafes would be permanently attached and they won't fit on my bottle drying rack or fit well in the dishwasher, I think. )



    They are washing well and the opening at the top is fine for my brush in the sink (not too small). Pleasant to drink out of them. Nicer to have a 14oz serving than pouring out of my 32oz mason jars.



    I am happy with the service from this company, but have only placed one order. The web store worked well for me. No snafu's. I received only one case of bottles by mistake instead of two, but I was able to get that fixed immediately with an online chat. Good service so far.



    The brand of the bottles is Acopa and I expect it's like other brands, widely sold at restaurant supply houses? So finding something near you to cut down on shipping, or even shopping locally if you can and they have choices, that might be a good idea. This place appears to have warehouses in PN, NV, MD, KY, GA, OK.



    Including in shipping to my area... I think they came in under $2 each with lids (which are ordered separately).



    HTH! Be well and juice on!

  • Sofia

    2 months ago

    Thank you for all the info Soose! These bottles are the cutest!

  • Charlie

    2 months ago


    Hi Sofia! Just got on here and I don't know about a webinar but I am here for mutual support! I just started a full 60 day reboot and have been wanting o do this for years.

  • Soose

    2 months ago

    Welcome, Charlie! :) The webinars are for paid reboots -- these community forums are separate, although the nutritionist stops by mostly Sunday/Monday once/week to sometimes answer questions in "Ask the Nutritionist" section. Don't worry about getting support fellow rebooters here and in the Happy Juicing 2019 group if you'll join that group, too... some people stay all the time and some come and go with repeated reboots as they need, but there are some real veterans who have been very helpful with input and support.

    Glad you got a start! Be well and juice on!

  • Sofia

    2 months ago

    Thank you, Charlie, mutual support sounds good! :)

  • Sofia

    2 months ago


    Hello everyone. My name is Sofia. I've been very excited to begin the 30-Day Anti-Inflammatory reboot, but I've become very frustrated because I have tried to contact the support group, but no one has gotten back with me. On Wednesday there was supposed to be a welcome webinar, but I did not receive instructions to be part of the webinar. Yesterday the program began, but again I did not get an email with instructions as to how to join the webinar. In both cases I've checked my spam folder. Again, I've tried 1/2 dozen times to bring the problem to the attention of the support group, but no one has gotten back with me. A big thank you in advance to anyone who can help me.

  • Soose

    2 months ago

    Sofia, the paid reboot groups operate independently from this community forum, which is free. We don't get the webinars at all. I don't know how to contact your support group. (Sorry! Maybe someone else does. ) I know you are frustrated with this or I would be, but please don't let it stop you from your reboot, whatever you do!

    (And there's loads of articles that are available on the site. I find if I go out and google "rebootwithjoe.com phrase" I'll find some article on most everything. And for those not participating in a paid webinar -- pretty sure you get your own reboot guide with recipes and such if you pay that way -- for the rest of us, there are two older pdf's of both a short and longer reboot that have a lot of info and answers to questions. Send me a private message here and we'll exchange emails and I can send those to you off the site via gmail. )

    Also, it's great that some of you are also looking into the community here as well as doing the paid reboot because when the group goes away, we're still going to be here for support. Do both if you can. HTH.

  • MommiAthena

    2 months ago


    hi, my name is Erika and I'm just staring my 30 day reboot today. Its been really hard for me. I'm not looking forward to the next 30 days at this point. I have a terrible food addiction I'm constantly thinking of it, even when im not hungry. I think its kinda like the God in my life.... I mean my actions and constant obsession make me think that. I don't worship food or anything but its keeping me from being successful in my life, and just making me sicker. I really have to do this because I haven't been well with having lupus, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, PCOS, GERD, ulcers, migraines, and chronic fatigue, not to mention anxiety, depression and ADHD, I feel so fucked up. But im really.hoping to find people who are on this journey too and can offer some support. Is there anyone who is similar? I'm hoping in a few days im gunna be loving life but right now Im freezing sweating and I want to eat gushers!

  • Sofia

    2 months ago

    Hi MommiAthena. I'm a bit apprehensive that this program may be a challenge for me. Would love to have a support buddy, as soon as I get on with the program. Hang in there :)

  • Soose

    2 months ago

    Morning, Erika. Food addict, yes. Hang in there. You can do this.

    I used to have GERD but when I learned how to eat differently, I went for many years without symptoms. (History of esopageal dysfunction I guess you'd call it, in my maternal family, my mother had multiple operations eventually on the esophagus. So we're just more prone to it.)

    You might try celery juice for a GERD attack -- worked wonders for me when I weaned myself off the med I was taking for it, and my system backlashed with horrible attacks. It didn't help one of my brothers, though; I think he said aloe juice works for him. So see if it works for you. Even a tiny bit of juice from chewing on a celery stalk will calm it down for me.

    Did you do any type of transition into the reboot, or go cold turkey? Sorry you're having a rough time!

  • Soose

    2 months ago


    Good morning, Rebooters! I used my new "milk bottles" yesterday and here's a photo...






    That was 10lbs carrots, 2 celery bunches, and 2 medium cucumbers. Juiced in the centrifugal you see on the left (with the yellow bowl turned upside down on it) and then I also pressed the pulp (wiht the press right behind the bottles) and added it all before bottling. I spilt some juice bottling or that 11th bottle would be full, too.



    Those bottles are listed at 14oz for sale but surely that measurement is not up to the top of the bottle the way I do it to cut down on oxygen for storage, so I figured on counting them at 15oz servings. I will go measure -- perhaps they hold more? ... Nope, they hold 14 oz each, topped off with 1/8" to spare. So eleven of them at 14 oz ... produced 154oz and spilled a couple of ounces of that.



    I do like being able to grab a single serving out of the fridge and just drink it and wash the bottle, no hassle.



    Be well, juice on!

  • Sofia

    2 months ago

    Hi Soose, where did you purchase your bottles?

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