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  • Vladimir

    8 months ago


    2 days ago, after I came back from the long cross-country driving trip, I decided to reward myself for the 30 pounds lost in first 13 days, so I changed the fruit ratio from 20 to 33%.



    - the taste, as expected, has changed drastically :)



    - certain citrus juices (orange+banana+lemon+lime+carrot+tomato+green salad leaves thing) are actually phenomenal, and absolutely incomparable to the puky 3-day old substance from the cooler I was drinking while driving for 6 days



    - This might be the first signs of me finally going crazy, but I am actually looking forward to that citrus juice now in the morning !



    - I don't care it will slow down my progress, I'm already 35 pounds down, more than primed to hit the plateu anyway



    - I am thinking of raising my juice intake by 50% from 2 juices (48 oz each) to 3 juices, now that I hit the 35 milestone - it should drastically reduce the portion of day when I'm starving (currently over 50% of waking hours, I'm really, really hungry)



    - This will most certainly reduce the weight loss, but I think I starved enough and got results too :)



    I'm 260 now, at 6'3". This is getting very close to 250. I wasn't crazy enough to consider that a viable target, 2 weeks ago, but it's not super-hypothetical anymore, and potentially reachable.



    The 2-XL t-shirt I wore this morning looked really funny on me :-)))))



    I think I can actually consider 1XL, which I couldn't wear for over quarter century!!!!



    What's the size below 1-XL ? That might be a good target to see progress on...



    I actually don't know, as I didn't need it for majority of my life. Is it S, M or XS or what ?

  • Vladimir

    8 months ago

    I just looked up the size chart in destinationxl shop and there's still 2 sizes below 2XL:

    - XL: 42"-44"

    - 1XL: 46"-48"

    - 2XL: 50"-52"

    So, probably still XL. Oh, well. 260 is 260, eh ? I think some shops have also just L sizing, before going to M,S,...

  • KarenWasHere

    8 months ago

    XL. L M S XS you dont need to look back... :-) You are doing amazingly well!!!!! I have been juicing for 3 full days and have not lost 1 pound yet. I have only been able to drink two juices a day. Not hungry at all and I have been drinking water. Also my hot water with lemon and ginger... Now diarrhea has moved in, so a bit tired and queasy. I guess different bodies react different ways... Looking forward to things getting "normal"...

  • Vladimir

    8 months ago

    How are you not hungry ? Are you too busy and stressed, perhaps ?

    I had +3 more days when I was combining fruits+veggies and juices (which is why I don't count those as juice-only) and at that time, I also don't recall loosing any weight. I think it started to move around 3-5 days of juice-only.

    If you ever watched the "Biggest Looser" show, where they have a weightloss bootcamp for about dozen or more people, it was always shocking to me, how much different each person's metabolism is, even though they were all subjected to the exact same exercise and diet regimen and were roughly in the same weight territory.

    Some people hit plateu at 10 pounds lost, some 17, some at 35. And they all ate and did the same thing! It was insanely informative for me.

    This is why I understand I am merely lucky to have lost that much so far, it doesn't really have anything to do with me or my "efforts" or "strong will" or any other bullshit like that.

    It's just the genetics lottery, which as of now, is still illegal to tamper with...

  • Green sonja

    8 months ago

    That's amazing! Very fast weight loss. I agree you don't need to worry about the extra fruit. Especially as your body is obviously metabolising well. A lot of fruits are low GI anyway. Anything below 10 is considered LOW. oranges are 4, Apples and pineapples are 6. So any of these fruit which great in juice will not elevate your glucose level as long as they are freshly juiced. I know for me my weightloss on my last 14day juice fast was very slow. So I've decided not to weigh myself this time and focus on my feeling of health. I know the weight will fall off eventually and every body is different. I just have to be patient. But I love hearing stories like yours. It's inspiring!

  • Vladimir

    8 months ago

    @Karen: As for "things getting to normal", it really took me 14 days, and since I was basically hungry 80% of the day, it was quite brutal. I should have gone for 3 juices, just 1 additional 24oz juice (that I added last 2 days) makes soooooo much difference in the hunger, it's crazy. But, at least I lost 35 pounds, so it wasn't useless suffering...

    @Sonja: Thank you ! I totally forgot about the GI factor. This is why forums are so great, we all know little bits of this and that, an sharing that experience helps others !

    I kinda feel guilty (like I am cheating) about the 66:33 fruit ratio that I switched to recently, but then I step up on the scale, and have to tell myself to shut up.

    If I last till day 21, then we'll have statistical data, how that ratio (and 50% more juice intake) affected my weight loss. But the taste difference (I always combine raspberries, banana and some other fruit), oh my god - no gagging, actually enjoying most juices...

  • Vladimir

    8 months ago


    I'm 35 pounds off after 15 days of juicing! Today I started day 16.



    - That is way, way, waaaay beyond my most naïve (read:stupid) fantasies



    - I was expecting , maybe 15 pounds, but certainly expected to plateu before 20-25 (if, I even got that far)



    - I probably will hit plateu in next 5 pounds, but I don't really care now



    - I am definitely motivated to keep going for 20 days!!!

  • Squirrel67

    8 months ago


    i’m going to be starting my reboot tomorrow morning and I’m excited as well as scared. I’m afraid I’m going to get too hungry and eat food while trying to do the reboot. So this is the first time I’ve ever joined a group to help me find encouragement, support, while also encouraging others. I don’t want this to be another “diet”, rather a new life style. It’s great to be doing this along with others!

  • Freddie

    8 months ago


    Good the see the SC is still surviving :)





    Hope you are all doing well.

  • Soose

    8 months ago


    Welcome back, Elias and Nischal. :)



    Elias, you're a long time rebooter. Have you managed to sustain the lifestyle?



    Nischal, I'm not much for exercise (or haven't been in my life) but that HAS to change to maintain health as I age. I'm more interested in flexibility than burning calories. I just found some light Workouts here on RebootWithJoe just in the last day or two. They are actually pretty cool and look easy. Have you seen them? Maybe that would be enough to get someone off a plateau.



    To both of you, have you seen positive changes from rebooting? I would say, to all of us, whether our reboot includes solids or juice only currently,



    DON'T STOP UNTIL THE MIRACLE HAPPENS!

  • Nischal

    8 months ago

    Thanks Soose. Good to hear from you!

    Exercise, well it makes two of us :). But I'm sure to change that part of me. Thanks for the workout links on this website. I will inculcate them soon. More than working out in mornings or on schedule, I will try to work out at my own convenient time before food. In between work, evening etc.

    There is no doubt in the positive changes brought out by rebooting. I am able to fit into pants which I wore three years back. 30 more days, I will be a teenager :D. I have lost 23 pounds in 23 days, most of it in the first two weeks though. I have torevamp my wardrobe :D. Hair is shiny but has lost little density.

    I am able to do activities without panting which I was not able to do a month ago.

    PS. had a cheat day after 23 days of juice only reboot. Tried a Caesar's salad without cheese/mayo. It has kind of revitalized me for next 20 days if not for 30 odd days more before I reach my target.

    Have a wonderful day!

    Cheers,

    N.




  • Nischal

    8 months ago


    Day 23 of juice reboot. Looks like the weight loss has plateaued out. Maybe I have to start exercising.



    Somehow I am tempted to have 3 good meals in 60 day reboot instead of juice only reboot. Should I go for it?

  • Vladimir

    8 months ago

    Wow, 23 days!

    R.E.S.P.E.C.T. !!!

  • Green sonja

    8 months ago

    You have done so amazingly! The body is a complicated thing - almost all rebooters have the plateau experience and then the weigh tloss kicks back in. Good luck!

  • Elias Fenn

    8 months ago


    Hi - anyone around to chat? Hope all is well. I'm not juicing right now, but I am following a good food plan.

  • Robin

    8 months ago

    Hi Elias! So good to see you! How are you doing up there with the fires? Glad that you’re following a good food plan.

  • Elias Fenn

    8 months ago

    Hi Robin, fun to see you here! Yes, things are going well. Just talked with RM and Freddie. Feeling positive!

  • Vladimir

    8 months ago


    Finally, after 14 days of cooking meat each day for my Husky, I wasn't experiencing mental breakdown!!!



    14 days!! That's how long it took my brain to come p eace with the fact it's not getting a piece of that meat.



    Not that it didn't smell great, but I was spared the temporal insanity that was a part of the ritual to cut it to small pieces, while hungry and salivating much more than her!!!



    Any other numbers from other people?How long it took you to prepare the meat without billions of synapses in your brain, all marching crescendo up the cravings hill :-)



    This was always the riskiest. thing for me. Each day I wasn't sure if I can resist that freshly cooked, juicy, phenomenally smelling chicken. Right.In.My.Face. Each piece, while on the fork , was seducing me:



    "Come On! You're not hungry?!? Just one bite. You know you want me and I am right here. She doesn't have to know, you know, just cook one more piece for her :-))))"

  • Soose

    8 months ago

    I've given up various foods - a lot of unhealthy foods -- in my time. Took me ... 1.5 YEARS as I remember it to get over the addictive thoughts that it would be worth it, no one would know, you'll get away with it (Note the second person; I think that voice comes from the addict within, or as Mothleg here calls it, "other you." )... etc...

    I was so used to the thoughts, I remember one day being shocked at a new thought, "It's NOT worth it." Just let the thoughts pass on thru, observe them, and let them go. You don't have to act on them. It's just the body trying to find its comfort zone even if that zone is a place headed to illness and death. That's my take on that.

    Took me 6 weeks to get used to my hot tea (I was a real hot tea drinker) without the sweeteners and cream. My taste just had to adjust. Came to prefer it without. Tea. Earl Grey. Hot. :)

  • Vladimir

    8 months ago


    Soose: Metabolism slowdown is a huge worry of mine. I am very much worried that flipping back to regular eating will shock the body and it will try to store everything you eat for later!!!



    I will try a gradual 5-7 day transition, where I start with one meal a day (meat and lots of veggies), plus 2-3 juices. Should be easier than now, as I will have full stomach for few hours each day. Then, I replace one j uice with salad for few days and only then reintroduce bread/oatmeal for breakfast.



    What do you think of that plan?

  • Soose

    8 months ago

    Vladimir, I am anything but an expert on fasting and transitioning. Hang around and some others here might have ideas. Meanwhile, googling gives clues to Joe's reboot team's take on it:

    How To Transition In & Out of a Juice Cleanse | Reboot With Joe

    https://www.rebootwithjoe.com/how-to-transition-in... If you're considering a juice cleanse, use these tips to transition in and out of your cleanse to maximize results and set yourself up for a lifetime of health.

    After The Reboot: Transitioning to a Healthy, Plant ... - Reboot With Joe

    https://www.rebootwithjoe.com/after-the-reboot-nex... 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. ... If you were drinking juice and eating vegetable/fruit based meals during your Reboot, start with expanding your soups ...

    Is It Time to Transition Out of Your Reboot? | Reboot With Joe

    https://www.rebootwithjoe.com/is-it-time-to-transi... Once you get past the initial first few days of your Reboot, when you may feel sluggish or tired, and transition into feeling energetic and amazing, you want to ...

    Transition | Reboot With Joe

    https://www.rebootwithjoe.com/tag/transition/

    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.

    Transition Out of Rebooting | Reboot With Joe

    https://www.rebootwithjoe.com/is-it-time-to-transition.../transition-out-of-rebooting/ Reboot With JoeBlogAsk the NutritionistIs It Time to Transition Out of Your Reboot?Transition Out of Rebooting. Transition Out of Rebooting. By: Jamie Webber.
  • Soose

    8 months ago


    Really enjoyed lunch; will have plenty of juice for Supper. Now it's back to the garage. We started last Saturday sorting out the shelves for the chemicals. (Paint, insecticides, oils, waxes, windshield wiper fluid, etc.. I've gotten exposed to something over the Summer and we've been trying to figure it out. Thinking it's something my husband bought for a persistent yellow jacket problem. But I'm better now. )



    Anyway, we've got all that stuff sorted but are transferring the paint to better containers for storage, and then have to stow the paint back on shelves. Meanwhile, we sidetracked into sorting the shelves of auto and mower parts in the same area. Feels good to make a real difference and make everything more accessible for use!



    All this to say, this morning I started from scratch and juiced the 5lb carrots with 2 bunches celery and one huge cuke. Juicing can be a lot of work for some of us, especially if you have to clean everything first (instead of in two stages). And most of the time I know it's a good investment and spend my thinking time trying to figure out faster ways of getting it done. But sometimes I get to wondering if I can keep it up...



    BUT I now have a new metric:



    IMO Juicing 5 quarts of juice ~~ is easier than cleaning the garage in the heat! Just saying! There are many things more difficult than juicing!

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