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New to Juicing? Veteran Juicer? All are welcome. Calling out to anyone who would like to join us in losing those extra pounds, keeping it off and celebrating this life like you have always dreamed of. You will find this group very approachable & friendly (most importantly non judgmental and supportive) with many veteran juicers as well as newbies, all in it together...juicing our way to good health and happiness! Here at Sunshine Clubbe we consider this a journey for life, not just another "diet plan" which will end one day. We are working towards a lifestyle change, so that we do not go back to our old eating habits and put back all the lost weight. We Sunshiners believe in spreading warmth...care...kindness...love and peace. We know we can do it. Lets do it together!!!
Join the Sunshine Clubbe - Open to all - Starting anytime!!!
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18 pounds down after 5 days juiceonly (plus 3 transition days - not sure if to count those as there was mostly solid food even if vegetables as that is eazy compared to juice only)
I watched Fnsd 1&2, and had the most intense cravi vs for burgers yet! I am not watching that crap again till I am off the juice!!.
It was worse than coo king and deboning the chicken for my husky, and that makes no sense whatsover..
How about calling it 3+5? 18 lbs is amazing! Way to go! Clothes getting looser?
Strange about the movies but it's been awhile since I watched them. They're on my list. I had a day arranged with a neighbor but something came up to prevent watching and I just haven't gotten back to them this Summer. I thought the first movie was better than the second.
@Nischal, saw this: "15-20 mushrooms that I add doesn't yield much but the benefits of mushrooms are something to consider."
Fuhrman says eat mushrooms -- but that we shouldn't eat them raw, I think. (Except was there one variety?) Do you cook / sautee your mushrooms before juicing? My friend who is 100% ETL compliant keeps onions and mushrooms sauteed in water, and adds them to her salad, I believe.
Thanks Soose for your notification.
Here is a relevant post on the net.
It has a mixed bag of opinions. Yes, better be safe than sorry.
All that experience the first time around is priceless. And now, you know health CAN HAPPEN. You're right, it's a mind game! You GOT this!
October Jones, who brought you Texting with Dog.
Day 12! Only a few more days until this becomes a habit right? I'm down 13 pounds and averaging about .5 pound loss a day which is pretty average. I decided to rest my body yesterday because I was so exhausted and sleepy. The rest felt so good and I'll be back in the gym today. I'm finding that this time around its a bit more of an emotional and mental journey for me. If you'd asked me 2 years ago if I would gain all my weight back and more I would have screamed NO! I'm afraid of failing. So I'm trying to follow the law of attraction and keep positive thoughts and intentions in my head.
Well done Treacy! I have been following your YouTube posts & you have been motivating me to stay on track.....better. I have had a few social events. I have been easy on myself & eaten salad, a simple one & drank plain vodka Soda with lime juice. This hasn’t affected my weight loss or mind set to get back into it the next day. Unfortunately it has been twice in 2 days & because of a family member passing & a funeral. I am in Australia & work in kg so I can tell you I have lost 3.8kg in 6 days. This is a good loss for me. I think 5 pound is about 2.2kg? Please keep making your posts on YouTube I love ???? them!
I took it easy this afternoon. Then my husband helped me juice tonight. I juiced 5 lbs carrots with 1 huge cuke and about 1.5 large bunches celery. (I take the inner yellowish parts and chop them for my son's soup.)
And my centrifugal juicer just spits out the top celery leaves so those go into the blender with the rest of the wet cuke/celery pulp for a 2nd pass in the press. We're really low on juice (or were) so I turned one recipe into two so to speak. The carrot pulp all went into the press separately. Added that to the carrot/cuke/celery juice from the juicer. Usually I'd add beets but have none.
Then, I decided to leave the very wet green pulp in the blender -- green. I took the remaining green leafy part of the celery -- again, the juicer would just spit it out -- and another large cuke and a good bit of Lacinato kale with extra stalks to turn it dark green, all in the blender, added 2 small granny smiths and 2 lemons and turned that into a green juice with stevia. It wasn't quite lemony enough so I added a bit of citric acid. If it wasn't so late in the evening I probably would have found other stuff to add to it. (Hmm, maybe I'll mix it with the remainder of a bottle of Suja in the morning?)
All bottled. Tonight's yield: 3 quarts of a not very sweet carrot juice; 2 quarts of a lemony green juice. When I get up in the morning I can make a third juice, or a smoothie. Whatever everyone wants. I'm grateful to not be starting tomorrow off with no juice in the fridge! We have friends coming for a movie tomorrow night and I have other things to do during the day.
Be well, and juice on! :)
RM, did you see Joe's email today about his 10 day water fast?
DiAnn, yes I did. I encourage everyone to read Joe's post today. He just completed a 10 water only fast and recommends it as one of the many reboot options we can use to achieve our health goals. Thanks DiAnn.
Hi, all. I am way behind on reading posts and the groups have been active. I will read up tomorrow afternoon; gone in the morning.
@RM, thanks for notes about volume of juice. I just never got an answer on that.
(I think the juice builder calculator - not their recipes but the one where you type your own recipe in - is based on grams, but I could be wrong; it displays a percentage at the top. I knew this might be diff from the site and recipes here. Just using it to explain and compare.)
I will measure ours by volume in future. I guess for sure when you did a guided reboot they explained. But if I have a counter FULL of greens, I might not get that much volume of green juice. While even a small fruit I will get more volume. So are you very sure it's not volume of veg to fruit pre-juiced? While still on the counter so to speak, before putting it into the juicer? I guess I could take a known recipe and examine it, assuming it fits the rule. (Lazy me. lol)
The 80/20 rule is important. Not trying to be overly didactic about it. Just want to make sure we're not overly fruiting our juices.
Okay, I get tired at night and am running on, lol. Ya'll just ignore this. I have not even managed to read up on this group from this morning.
re: watermelon, may sound like I am juicing a lot of them but there are 3 of us drinking here, remember. I am trying to juice one watermelon a week; sometimes it's a bit more often. Plus, I am removing most of the red inner fruit and juicing the rind. I just don't bother to continually say that unless I am talking to newbies. I have started adding cukes, too, sometimes celery. And even once it's all juiced, I use it a lot of times to make other juices, including the green juices. It's really not sweet here, all who taste it agree. But when I have time, I'll pass a watermelon as we make it here against your volume measurements and see how it does.
Soose, I am 100 percent confident the 80 / 20 rule is based on volume after juicing. Juice 80 to 90 % of the recipe as vegetables, then add only 10 to 20% as fruit juice. If you are using a 32 ounce quart container, 26 ounces is vegetable juice and 6 ounces maximum is fruit juice. This is critical.
One papaya in Australia is huge, and about twice the size of any papaya I can get in the US. So it is always based on VOLUME AFTER JUICING. There is alot of fructose in watermelon rind, actually in the whole watermelon. I know you also juice alot of berries. These are wonderful healthy fruit, but if the person has an obesity or weight problem eating or drinking fruit juice will not help. Once the elevated nsulin is normalized, go for it. I will be able to have fruit juice in the future, once I heal the insulin resistance. However if anyone out there is having trouble losing weight, focus on reducing your insulin levels. Fruit, fructose, will definitely increase your insulin levels even at 10 to 20 % of the recipe. See the yummy all vegetable juice recipe Trezzy posted. Thus is her special savory recipe and it is a WINNER.
Hope this information helps.
RM, thanks. See, it's hard to really be sure with both email and these sites.
We don't use a lot of berries. I keep one bottle of berry puree and put about 1 tablespoon in a 16oz or 20oz juice or gingerale, for flavoring. And we don't have that every day. When we eat salads, we do sometimes put 1/2 cup blueberries on the salad, ETL style (Fuhrman). But that's in a huge huge salad. I am ashamed to admit that I have berries go bad in the fridge.
Wednesday, August 1st, Day 7 WO Fast. I am over the hump now and settling in to a comfortable routine. Will continue WO for another week to allow some amazing internal healing, including the peak of healing for me which is called AUTOPHAGY. This phase is excellent for getting rid of old damaged proteins, tumors, cells. Tumbleweed, have you triggered this process? Do look into it because I know many Cancer Doctors in Boston that use this for their patients.
Zeke asked about INSULIN RESISTANCE. An example Dr. Fung uses is a key in a locked door. Insulin is a hormone that acts on a cell as a key that fits in a lock. When insulin (the key) no longer fits into the receptor (the lock), the cell is called insulin resistant. Because the fit is poor, the door does not open fully. As a result, less glucose enters the cell and the cell senses that there is too little glucose inside the cell (smart cells!). Because the glucose can not get in the insulin piles up outside the cell doors. Starved for glucose the cell continues to demands more, and to compensate the body produces extra keys (extra insulin). The fit is still poor, but having additional insulin secreted causes a few more doors to open until the cell has the normal amount of glucose to function. But all this extra insulin piling up outside the cells creates constantly elevated insulin levels, which leads to insulin resistance, which leads to obesity. Hope this information helps. This is an important issue to understand, and a medical condition I have and want to heal. No carbs or sugar for me, and minimal amounts of protein. Protein elevates insulin too but is essential in small amounts.
Wishing you all low insulin levels!
- 15 pounds in 6 days (only last 3 were juice-only, first 3 days were combined juice&veggies) probably sounds high, but if you look at my photo (191 cm / ~6'3" / 310 pounds at the photo time - last year), you see there's way, way, way more to go, so too early to celebrate
- I do agree, that dropping from 295 to 280 in 6 days is faster than I expected.
- But, at least 2 pounds must be subtracted, because after 6 days, your bowels are finally empty (that happened actually only yesterday)
- probably 1-2 pounds should be extracted for the excess water that the body gets rid of in first few days - though I did a lot of exercise, 3 weeks prior to reboot, as my idea was to exercise daily, which I did 4x out of 6 days, so far (135 mins, then 120, then ~95 mins, and yesterday only 60 minutes on the elliptical)
- and I suspect that I lost a lot of the weight from muscles, as that's easiest for the body to take from (and they are heavier than fat per volume unit), plus it gets confirmed on the elliptical, as I'm getting weaker each day
- But, I was able to easily zip up the leather jacket (that I could previously only zip up by not breathing :) at 295, and not all when I was 310 ), and it actually fit comfortable (as in, not very tight, but starting to be loose), so some of those 15 pounds are, indeed, real. And, that new 2XL t-shirt, which was super tight, is now even loose
- Tomorrow I'm going for the 2,200 mile road trip, so no gym, lots of food temptations every few hours on a gas station, but I will have my 2.5 gallons of juice (in the cooler) with me
Day 10! I really enjoyed my Zumba class yesterday. It was super difficult and I wasn't as coordinated as I should be (lol), but it was an awesome workout! I think I prefer dance fitness over the gym.
I was a bit down in the dumps this morning. I don't know why I give the scale so much power over my emotions. When I weighed myself this morning my heart sank (no weight loss) and I begin questioning myself and if this really is the best plan for me. I know it is and it was a brief moment of doubt. I need to hide my scale and only weigh myself once a week like I did during my last extended fast.
Next week I'll transition to all vegetable juices so I'll have more savory juices to share as I love to experiment. Here is a popular one that everyone has come to love especially when you're craving pizza.
Trezzy's Pizza Juice: Tomato, red bell pepper, green onion, basil, cayenne pepper, dash of salt. You can do different variations with "pizza seasonings" like garlic powder or oregano. Heat on the stove for soup like juice.
Trezzy, you got this. Trust your body and it will not ket you down. Thanks for posting your famous Trezzy's Pizza Juice. I am having the tonight. put that scale away in the garage.