Juicing and Feasting In 2019 Created By Leslie
08/18/2019 08:21 AM
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Juicing and Feasting In 2019
Juicing and Feasting In 2019 Created By Leslie
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Good morning everyone! I had a pretty good day yesterday. I walked then spent most of the day in the kitchen. I finished re-organizing the pantry, and made juice for two days. I didn't take pictures of my juice prep because I was surrounded by all of the things that I had taken out of the pantry to sort through, the kitchen was a giant mess. I put spices on a turntable in alphabetical order...We shall see how long that lasts!
I have given myself permission to eat at 2 different wine events that are coming up the next 2 weekends. The menu is light at each of them there is also a 3rd event and I won't eat there, but I do need to pick up my wine club there. I will be juicing 100% except for those 2 days. I am going walking at 8 so I need to get ready to go now.
okay, have a fun wekkend!!
Hi Leslie , thanks for welcome me to the group. I’m doing 15 day classic reboot and feeling good so far.
Hi Samuel, first decide what type of diet you want to follow; Do you want to be vegan? Pescatarian? Vegetarian? You have to decide how you want to eat, raw, cooked. There is a lot to think about. This is how you transition out of a reboot.
Congratulations on completing your Reboot! Let’s discuss how you can gently and gradually transition to digesting more complex foods, while continuing to include fresh juice in your everyday diet.
First and foremost, avoid fast food, packaged foods, meat, dairy and high-fat foods: after enjoying days of fresh fruits, vegetables and juice, your body will not be happy if you jump right back into eating these foods abruptly, and the result will likely be stomach pain, bloating, indigestion and fatigue.
Here are our recipes for planning your meals for the first, post-Reboot week.
- Choose as many local, seasonal, organic foods as possible.
- Keep up with drinking plenty of water.
- If you were on a juice-only Reboot, spend your first 5 days transitioning out of this by following a plan similar to the days on our juicing plus eating 10-Day Reboot, that includes fresh juice 1-2 times per day and vegetable/fruit only meals and snacks.
- If you were drinking juice and eating vegetable/fruit based meals during your Reboot, start with expanding your soups, smoothies and salads, while also including juice once per day.
- Add plant-based proteins, like nuts or beans, to your meals and snacks during this first week then reintroduce recommended animal proteins gradually over the following weeks if you choose to do so.
- Begin to add whole grains to your plant-based meals. You may find that you tolerate gluten-free whole grains best at first like quinoa, teff and brown rice. The added proteins and whole grains will give your body nutrients in a variety of forms and help to retrain your digestive system for handling a regular, yet healthy diet.
- Eat smaller amounts more often. This will be essential to retraining your digestive system to process complex combinations of foods. Eating just enough to nourish yourself without going beyond what is comfortable is at the heart of being gentle to your body.
- Consider how you cook your food to enhance the digestibility of your meals. Bake, broil, grill, roast and steam your food. Stir-frying is acceptable as well with a small amount of oil. Avoid fried foods or anything with a lot of oil or added fats since these are very hard to digest.
- Avoid dairy foods, red meats and sugary foods for at least the first 5-7 days following your Reboot to help prevent digestive discomfort. If you choose to resume dairy or meats, consume sparingly and in small amounts, like a garnish. And be very picky about the quality, meaning low-fat, lean and organic.
- Plan to include fresh juice and plenty of plant-based foods each and every day for optimal health and wellness.
It’s just as important to plan how and where you plan to eat immediately following your Reboot as well as what you will be eating. Keep in mind that the amazing practice you just experienced during your Reboot can help launch you into a lifetime of healthy eating. Navigating social events and day-to-day life can get tricky when trying to stick with a healthy eating pattern. Many people find drinking just juice very simple, easy, effective and straightforward, but when thinking of how to begin food shopping, cooking and eating in social settings, it can feel overwhelming. Our Reboot community has some amazing groups and forums to help you stay connected and supported during this important transition. You can also reach out to us in the Ask the Nutritionist group anytime.
This is a great info, Leslie Thanks a lot for posting it! Welcome Samuel!!
Hi Soose, thank you for answering. I like vegetable and fruits but I would like to have a recepies guide. This diet is great because cleans up our body from toxins. Most of the time with this 15 days diet a loose 15 lbs.
Samuel, would it work for you to move towards an ETL (Eat to Live) type vegan plan? That's what my family pretty much eats now. We use more of a general eating plan that gives us structure to our meals, if that makes sense.
-- Breakfast is something like a bowl of grains/nuts/berries,
--Lunch is a huge multi-veg salad; and dinner is usually soup.
Awhile back, one in the family did try out a set of 20 day eating plans with recipes from ETL (lose 10 lbs in 20 days). [ Honestly, the recipes seemed too complex for us, different every day, too much change at once -- I don't like food waste and I know they were trying to create variety but -- it all just took too much time in the kitchen for MY family. ]
There are a lot of people offering meal plans with recipes on the internet now. Subscription services. I'm wondering if you could even define your criteria (like "Vegan, low salt") and search and take example days from several people and combine them, there seem to be so many around. (Maybe that's too much work, sorry.)
For us, it's much simpler to learn a few basic recipes and then we vary what we put in each course, day to day. Every week or so I try a totally new recipe, for one of the meals.
For the dinner, I might make a vegetable soup, or a chili, or a bean soup or a lentil soup. (Not all soups, I might make an eggplant casserole, for instance. But it's a small entree serving because we've eaten such a large salad at lunch. ) It'll last my family a couple of days, then I make another.
For salads, I make up a couple of days basic mix that won't go bad so soon (currently cruciferous: cabbages/kales/carrots/broccoli/brussels sprouts/parsley), and store it in the fridge, and at lunch time we add the more tender veg/fruits and seeds -- quickly done. This approach may not work for you but it works well for my family.
@Samuel about a plan with recipes for later. So many plans out there. First "google" came up with this 7 day plan at EatingWell... doesn't look too hard to follow. Recipes included, even a video of one at the end, and they don't look too complicated. It's 1200 calories.
You could add juice, surely. And I don't think you want to transition directly from juice only to a plan like this. )
Warning, I don't think you want to look at this if you're going to get ideas in your head while fasting, lol. It looks way too good to me. <G>
I'm going to natter on about juicing this morning. Feel free to ignore. lol
This morning, I juiced one large beet (with greens/stalks), with 4 med lg carrots. I added in a sweet potato.
[ Sweet potato -- Interesting. Added another dimension. Perhaps just a tiny bit of that taste I've been hearing others fuss about -- dirt? I did leave the peel on the sweet potato. Or maybe it was chalky which I sorta expected. Didn't really bother me -- just noticed a twinge of it. Do ya'll peel the sweet potatoes? ]
That's all the juicing I had time for. Well, I forgot, while I had it all out, I went ahead and did another couple pounds of just carrots to finish that bunch off. So two pressings, but most of that time, I'm off doing other things while the juice press does its thing.
( A "bunch or batch" of carrots for me is about 2 lbs, or 2.5 lbs. I have been buying the 25lb bags of organic carrots at a grocery store where it's their "loss leader." I top them, and store in large plastic spinach bins in 5lb batches. I have decided pre-topping them helps them keep longer in the fridge. At least, the tops are what seems to go back soonest when I've kept them longer. And they're easier to prep to juice. )
Other juice... I still had 15oz green/lemon juice left from yesterday; tolerating it without apples at all. And I bought some POM pomegranate when I was shopping.
[ I know it's from concentrate, but it was a long day out, with late b'fast juice while juicing, not sure how much I really had, then had drunk the small juice I took with me, and I was tired -- I didn't let myself think of alternatives. Just splurged on bought juice so I could not rationalize anything else while in the grocery to buy dog meat. ]
Saved the other two large beets and greens from that large bunch for later today or tomorrow morning. Usually I just do the whole batch of beets, but I ran out of time.
Also, I have a minor goal of trying out more of the smaller "single" recipes. Branching out. I'm probably in a rut with my juicing patterns.
And I have a secondary goal of assessing smaller batches instead of batch juicing all the produce I have -- I have been juicing a whole bunch of beets and 5lbs of carrots with greens all at once while I have the juicer going, (as well as sometimes 2 batches of mean green type) which means I run the juice press more than once in that session for now, usually 2 to 3 times.
I want to see how each method works for me. I want to hone my intuition of how long it takes to juice. And I have 2 others in the family who drink juice most every day, at least once if not more.
I know smaller batches will mean washing up more frequently, but I've worked getting equipment cleanup down to the minimum so I decided not to let that sway me for the moment. (Cleanup ease is one of two reasons I'm blending or using an old centrifugal juicer, then pressing, instead of using the arbor juicers I have. The other reason for me is getting the highest juice yield. If I am going to choose to be pressing the pulp after anyway, I decided I might as well not have to clean the big juicer -- the blender is extremely quick to wash out and so is the old centrifugal I use for carrots and beets. )
I have the feeling I will use both multi- and single batch methods. I know it'll all get more routine over time.
The main thing is to make myself "resign from the debating society" I can get into when the fridge is empty of juice -- don't procrastinate -- don't even debate whether to do it or NOT -- go ahead and juice one way or the other. I've made the whole operation as easy as I feel I can manage. It's workable now. Instead of 2 hrs, I definitely can produce a batch in 20 mins that will serve the 3 of us with a glass of simple juice like a mean green, start to finish including cleanup. Maybe not huge glasses but at least a 10 or 12 oz serving for b'fast.
It's a great feeling knowing I have multiple juices in the fridge!
I like having multiple juices in the Fridge! I juice sweet potato with the skin on if it is organic and peel it if it is not organic. Old sweet potatoes can taste chalky. I don't think they taste like dirt though, the dirt flavor comes from beets. If it bothers you you can peel them before juicing them If I buy sweet potatoes, I prefer to juice them right away rather than store them, and i don't store them in the fridge but in a bowl in the pantry. Refrigeration can change their flavor to chalky as well.
Quote: Old sweet potatoes can taste chalky.
Thanks, Leslie -- these sweet potatoes had been in the pantry for awhile. I'll cook the rest of them for the family, and get some fresh to juice. Been a good year for sweet potatoes here.
Good morning juicers I was sick yesterday so I had a couple of juices and just drank water. I felt terrible, my kitchen is a disaster as I emptied everything from the pantry and haven't finished putting it all away. I have some aluminum foil pans I want to remove from the panty, along with some items that really belong to the dining room and find room elsewhere for those, plus I have to sort through the pasta that is on one shelf and look at expiration dates and then I am done. My husband will be home this afternoon so I want to get it done before then if possible. I have to make juices today for sure. I feel better today.
Hope you feel better!
hello group, I’m on my 4 day out of 15 juicing diet. I need your help what to do after your done to keep your weight.
Hello Samuel and welcome to the group Happy Day 4! Are you doing a plan that is all juices or are you doing Joe's Transition plan where you have certain foods as you transition into a full reboot?
Welcome, Samuel! WTG on your 4th day here! I don't have any advice on transitioning out, will wait for others to pipe up. What type food do you think you could live with? Focus on Healthy for the long run?
If anything happens I’ll just look for the title of the group again. I didn’t realize it happened three times. Weird. Oh well. I’m on day 66! Wow! God is so good!
There has been a lot of spam here lately if you read through the recent activity. Zeke was even removed and he sent an email and they reviewed his posts and allowed him back in. they told him he was accidently swept up in a cleaning on the site.
Heather, I am SO HAPPY for you! Day 66! Amazing! You are one powerful juicer!! Woot, woot, woot!!!
Just for the record, my Breville Juicer is able to juice a "Sharpie" permanent marker. Yep, you read that right.
I put all of my items on the kitchen bench ready for juicing, including some home grown Kale and Spinach; not noticing that someone (Possibly me too), had left the Sharpie on the bench.
You guessed it, I picked up a hand full of Kale, shoved it in the top, pushed the plunger down and hey presto wwwwrrrrrrrr grrrrrrrrrtttttt spppppt. Clunk.
What was left of the Sharpie, was in the collection container.
Needless to say, a very thorough cleaning occurred afterward.
Amazingly, the juicer still works fine.........
vitamix, someone forgot to put lid back on the lid the one u screw on sort of cuz top has a hole for plunger. vitamix is great. i believe they stole the idea from blendtec ( before QVC)had a patent for years. can't beat a 7 yr. warranty with a vitamix. made in Cleveland Ohio. is that legal? changed pitcher once with blades since 1992.
Aaack! Talk about making a commitment to permanent juicing regimes. <G> Thanks for the laugh this morning. Must have given you a shock!
Does anyone else know the viral youtube commercials for the Blendtec high speed blender? "Will it Blend?"
I swear that's one of the reasons we picked a Blendtec instead of a Vitamix all those years ago... that, a rubber lid that was mismanufactured (still smelt strongly of rubber after 30 days), and ending up with turbo tomato sauce on the 10 foot ceiling with the Vitamix. There were other reasons for returning the Vitamix at the 30 day mark. But I lived with that tomato splotch on the ceiling for years and years after that -- just about unreachable -- before my spouse cleaned it off. I kind of miss it like an old friend.
p.s. The Blendtec is not perfect, we've had to replace the jar more than once; and the Vitamix controls have been redesigned since.
OMG! That is funny! Glad the juicer wasn't broken!
Juiced greens/lemon without any apple just now. Drank some. Put up 2 15oz bottles. (I didn't mean to leave the apples off, lol. Just forgot and didn't want to go back and fix it by the time I was pressing.)
Well I have slipped up the last 2 days and need to get back on track. I did walk a lot yesterday 13.78 miles. I guess I should not have joined the challenge for the week. Next week I won't join any group challenges! I have reached the 500 mile mark for the year, so I am way ahead of the game. I ended last year with 2,319.62 miles, I got my goal completed on November 18, on the coastal trail along the cliffs in Maui on a rainy rainbow filled day.
Going to get back on track today! That is the plan!
Not worried about you, Leslie. Since I've been here you've shown real perseverance, determination, commitment. You can do this. You ARE doing this.