30 Day JUICERS - Start Anytime Created By girlonjuice
07/11/2017 01:50 PM
This group is for anyone currently involved, or thinking about starting a 30 Day Juice Fast. Join anytime. Be sure to tell us in your comments what Day you're on and how you're doing.
30 Day JUICERS - Start Anytime
30 Day JUICERS - Start Anytime Created By girlonjuice
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I'm starting 7/12/17 i welcome any suggestions or best practices. thank you and have a great day.
Day 1 here and going strong. I've had several false starts recently so I decided community was my missing link. How's everyone doing? Any victories you'd like to share?
I haven't started the juicing as of yet. Going shopping tomorrow for my veggies. I am really nervous and excited to try this. Any advice about doing a 30 day juice only and possibly continuing? I haven't read it anywhere but saw in a sample day, the addition of protein powder. Can anyone tell me about that? The last thing I want is to make myself sick. Thanks for any thoughts.
Hi Linlin! I understand your concern about making yourself sick, but you'd be surprised how healthy this is. If you're on prescription meds, you may want to check with a doctor first, but you won't be lacking in nutrients. I recently calculated my typical daily juice nutrition info, here it is:
I'm getting 132% of my daily recommended protein, and 214% of my calcium! There are only a couple of minerals where I don't hit 100%, and I take a multivitamin to round things out. I am using Joe's protein powder to supplement, since I'm working out during my reboot. I was taking calcium supplements too, before I learned how much I'm already getting each day.
Two weeks in, most cravings are gone. I'm not hooked on caffeine anymore, and I don't constantly crave sugar, fat, meat, and dairy like I did pre-reboot. Ironically, I feel more "free" than I did when I had a completely unrestricted diet, because I'm not a slave to those cravings anymore.
Good luck, and don't be afraid! Maybe start like I did - commit to just a few days, and add more from there. The first three are usually the hardest, especially if you're used to a lot of caffeine. After that, your body adjusts to the new diet and things get much easier - even enjoyable!
Day Eleven, 14.5 pounds lost
This group has gone kind of quiet, but I just want everyone to know that this is working for me. I never officially committed to 30 days, instead opting to decide each morning whether to continue. This has worked so far, and in practice I buy ingredients for a couple days at a time. I don't foresee stopping this week, so it's a pretty good bet I'll end up with at least a two week reboot. Cheers!
Day six here! Still trying to get the cramping under control with some calcium/magnesium/potassium supplements, and some vegetable broth for sodium. I've had two times since I started where I really missed being on solid food, both at family dinners. One night my wife made guacamole from scratch, and last night she grilled burgers. But honestly, I'm amazed I'm not *constantly* craving something. I've had to remind myself all that food will be there when I'm ready to come back to it.
I'm on Day 5! I'm still unsure if I'll be able to do a full 30 days, but that goal gets closer all the time. I've lost just over seven pounds so far, which I'm really happy about. Sure, it's water weight at first, but I've been keeping up my physical activity, and most of what I'm burning has to be fat.
Keep it up, everyone!
Day 3 Highlights: Mowing and Crampfest
It's officially Day 4, and the big news is that I managed to push-mow my entire back yard last night. We live on an acreage, so it takes six miles of walking to do this. Since it had just rained, I had to use (and repeatedly empty) the grass catcher instead of just mulching like I normally do.
The extra effort of dumping bags of heavy, damp grass made my upper back sore, but I did also notice that I had less energy than usual anyway. I attribute this to the fact that I'm burning almost 100% fat, instead of all the carbs that are normally floating around my system right after dinner.
Last night, and this morning, I had a lot of random cramps in my legs, back, and stomach. In fact, I woke up at 6am to a back cramp, so I curled up to stretch it out, which caused a stomach cramp! At that point, I was out of directions in which to stretch. I picked up some coconut water this morning, so I'm hoping that helps.
Has anybody else experienced cramping? I don't want to drop my current level of exercise during this reboot, so I'll do what I need to in order to power on.
Hey CS, have you tried the coconut water yet? I want to get some next time I'm out shopping. Is it helping you? Btw, egg on 7lbs. That is fantastic!!!
Hi Carol! The coconut water didn't fix everything, so last night I took some calcium and magnesium supplements. I also looked back and realized I don't think I was drinking very much water. It feels like you're constantly drinking all day because of the juice! I'm trying to be better about that today. I just did a 30-minute elliptical workout, so we'll see if the cramps come back.
Thanks for the input! Magnesium does help. I take it from time to time to help with my urticaria symptoms. And being a woman, calcium is most important. Thank you for bringing that up. im having some trouble with fatigue as well. You are doing so well with exercise. You motivate me to get going. Keep it up!!
Day 3! The big news is that I weighed in at under 300 pounds for the first time in years. Yes, I know about water weight, but one thing I loved about Joe's first movie is that he *kept* losing weight week after week. You can give water weight the credit for a few days, but after that, it's more and more fat burning.
Also, UPS just stopped by with reinforcements. I upgraded my juicer to the Breville JE98XL, from the compact model. It takes too much time to do this much juicing on a machine you have to take apart and empty out every few minutes.
I also bought these as a treat:
They're 18 ounces, so now I can store individual servings, and they're easy to drink from. I like the fact that they're more airtight, and they're glass. I've been using very large mason jars, but once you use some of the juice, you've just let in a bunch of air.
I think today will be an easy one, but I can't spend $100+ every day to keep my excitement up, so we'll see how tomorrow goes.
I hesitated to even join this group, because I haven't committed to 30 days yet, but I'm hoping to be inspired by you guys! As I posted in another group, I don't do great with zero structure (I'll do it as long as I feel like it) or total structure (I'll do it for 30-60 days). Instead, I'm going to make the decision once a day, in the morning when I'm the least tempted personally, about whether to continue for another day. This way I can legitimately tackle any craving with the knowledge that if I really want it bad enough, it will be there tomorrow.
I've tried dieting/fasting with both extremes - no goals and very lofty goals - so this is my experiment to see if this works for me. Here I go!
On day 4! So far so good... Hoping the "being tired" goes away soon!
It will!!! My wife and I did 50 days at the beginning of the year. It was the best thing we could have done for our health due it changing our tastebuds (my wife is now eating veggies and liking them). Give it a few days. As Dr Barnard says it takes about three weeks to retrain your eating habits. We just happen to juice fast through it. Here is both a video from Joe on what you can expect from your juice fast and one from Dr Barnard on breaking food addictions, and they are real because we have broken them. :-) Second one is lengthy but the information is a key for success.