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  • maxgal

    3 weeks ago


    Hello all,



    I'm fairly new to this website. I just joined another group ("juicing challenge for beginners") yesterday, and this group seems a nice complement to that one. So I am copying my yesterday's post from there into here, because it talks about "real food" in addition to juice, and because it's a bit of a pep talk...








    For those of you who, like me, are a little leery of a juice-only reboot, but still would like some mutual support...



    I finally broke down and got a juicer when I found some ideas on using the pulp. I hate the idea of even putting the pulp in the green bin for composting, because it's perfectly good food -- and it's the roughage! And I go for really simple. So what I've done so far are:



    (1) Salad: Do a beet & ginger juice, or a carrot & ginger juice, then mix the pulp with olive oil and lemon juice and maybe some parsley.



    (2) Crackers: Do a carrot & ginger juice, then mix the pulp with flax seeds that have been soaked overnight in water, and either (a) soy sauce (the traditionally made organic stuff, not the supermarket industrial dreck), or (b) unsweetened shredded coconut. Spread the mix on electric dehydrator trays (use parchment paper!) and dry it for about 12-18 hours, so it's crispy & crunchy. I'd also like to try this one with some greenies added to the carrots, probably something like kale or mustard greens.



    And about this group: I think it's a great thing, with all types of people from all over the place, cheering us all on. And I try not to be strict about stuff in general, because life is hard enough. So it really doesn't matter if you do juice-only, juices & blend-ups, salads, soups... I figure the point is, we're all OK, and we're all in this together.



    So that's it.



    And I hope to read other encouraging words & feel lots of good vibes from everyone -- after all, it's a New Year right around the corner, complete with a full moon on January 1... :)



    ...maxgal

  • Dave NL

    1 month ago


    Hi, I'm in my 30 day reboot. What is the best way to back to regular food?? Any suggestions?

  • Leslie

    1 month ago

    I think the best way to transition out is to continue juicing and eat one meal a day. Eat only things that you would juice for a few days and give your digestive system at least 3 days to acclimate, you could probably add in fruits and veg that you can;t juice like avocado and banana during these 3 days. Decide what diet you plan to follow over that time and find some recipes that sound good to you. Then begin by eating other items and add them in slowly so you can determine if certain things react in your body that cause inflammation, Here is a link to a site that has good information on ending a cleanse. Ending a juice cleanse

  • [...]

    2 months ago


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  • Shari

    2 months ago


    After gaining back way too much wight after my last juice fast in the spring, I decided to try something new for the colder months since I want to have something hot to eat/drink each day during those months. I am having two juices a day in the morning and my first food in the middle of the afternoon. I started yesterday and lost 1.2 pounds the first day. Of course, you can't binge on the food when you have it or it won't work. I just eat a reasonable amount. It will work better on work days since those are pretty scheduled, but weekends will be a challenge and family/work holiday functions too.



    I also made up a new juice if anyone wants to try it. It will make about 30 ounces. I use 1 cup coconut water, 1 medium to large beetroot, 3/8 pineapple, and 2-3 inches of ginger. Let me know what you think about this one.

  • Shari

    2 months ago

    That should read 2 medium to large beetroots, not 1. The edit function is not here anymore.

  • Dahlia

    3 months ago


    Hello Shari, Leslie, and WorldWide



    It is wonderful that you have posted this week. Last winter this group actively shared strategies for success and interesting studies, videos, and recipes relating to health issues. It was a great learning experience.



    Today I made low sugar raspberry chia fruit jam Jam recipe here






    This week my goal is to eliminate Sugar. The chia jam recipe works well without the sweetener. I added a squirt of lemon when I took it off the stove. It will taste lovely on homemade sourdough bread when I bake it tomorrow. Last week I eliminated wine, which was easy to do. I had a rough week, lots of pain. I managed to continue walking and went to my training classes and today I feel better. One day at a time! Juicing went by the wayside.



    It is clean up time in the garden, and I need to spend a few days digging, moving, and feeding the overgrown plants.



    Life should be quieter in ten days and I will post more often.

  • Leslie

    3 months ago


    I am on day 22 of my juice fast, 13 lbs down. going another 8 days.

  • Dahlia

    3 months ago

    Go girl!

  • Shari

    2 months ago

    That's a good rate of loss. Good luck with the rest of the juice fast!

  • WorldWide

    3 months ago


    Family that has been following Dr. Fuhrman's Eat to live for 3 years: She's in her mid 40's



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDLPhLgw4OY

  • Dahlia

    3 months ago

    Thanks for posting. She is concise and to the point.

  • WorldWide

    3 months ago


    I'm on day 61 and 46lbs down. I'll be more active in this group once I break the fast.

  • WorldWide

    3 months ago

    Ok this group seems somewhat inactive.

  • Shari

    3 months ago

    It used to be an active group with a few of us posting regularly, but maybe with summer activities, etc. some have not been on lately. Maybe it will pick up during the cooler months.

  • Dahlia

    3 months ago

    Great progress, WorldWide. As Shari said we were active after our own first fasts, and life takes over. Summer has been busy with the garden, travel, family, social activities, and all that is great about summer.

  • Mellow N Calm

    3 months ago


    I asked the same thing when I finished my first reboot. Then I thought how refreshed, lighter, feeling good I felt. And said hey I need to do this more often. I did a reboot at least once every 2 weeks. Minimum 3 day. I did that for about 3 months. Wow did I feel great. I am back now. Need to get on a more steady reboot. Please join me.

  • Dahlia

    4 months ago


    Hi alL I've taken a break from social media this summer. I have been busy with gardening, travel, BBQ, family get togethers, and all that is good about summer. In southern Ontario, it seems like it is still summer. Looking forward to those cool fall days. We were in the Ottawa area last week and some trees has already turned red. Here the flaming bush is just starting to turn.



    On the weight side, gained during the summer big time. I juiced yesterday, and starting tomorrow will go back to one juice a day, vegetables, protein, and the occasional fruit. There has been too much sugar and alcohol in my diet this summer.



    On the exercise side, I am still walking every day and meet with my trainer twice a week which is a habit that I always keep. Due to the increased weight, I find that my hips hurt after my walk so another good reason to get back into a program. I am striving to find a sustainable eating plan for me. My conclusion from readings is that I need to find a plan that is unique to me....too bad it doesn't include cake!



    I have decided to donate clothes that do not fit me or no longer give me pleasure and things that I no longer use. Tomorrow I am planning a cleanup of closets, cupboards, etc. to keep busy and moving.....using calories in movement.



    Hope that you have all had a great summer. Will check in later this week, as I plan to limit my time on Social media in the future.

  • Shari

    3 months ago

    Hello Dahlia,

    I know what you mean about gaining back the weight. I've done that too and am working on getting back on track. I plan to do another juice fast in the spring, probably either an extended one like the first time or only taking a break for special occasions. My daughter wanted to take me out to eat for Mother's Day this year, but I was doing a juice fast at the time, so I figured I would break for one day for that and the work lunches then go right back to the juice fast. It would take several days to get back to the "fast" mode that the fast causes, but that I can deal with that. I also gained a few pounds from my birthday dinner at a seafood restaurant this month. It seems all you have to do is look at food to gain a lot, but it seems to take forever to lose it. Getting enough exercise is still an issue for me since I spend most of my waking hours behind a desk at work.

    I have work to do on my house that will be keeping me busy on weekends for a while. I will also be going to a botanical garden the first Saturday in October with my youngest son and his fiancee who is visiting from Thailand now. That should give me some good exercise from all the walking there. My son and his fiancee are currently in Florida for her first visit to Disney World. After he picked her up from the airport, they drove straight through to where they were staying in Florida. It's been a long time since I have been there, but I remember the long drives even with two of us doing the driving.

  • Leslie

    3 months ago

    Hi Dahlia and Shari, I have not been here for a while myself! I started a new juice feast and am on Day 14, still walking every day and heading to my goal of 2000 miles by the end of 2017. Less than 200 miles to go so I can cruise to success probably by next month..

    I also gained a bit over the summer as well lots of parties, class reunion, so I did indulge in wine, though I ate a healthy diet, I probably ate more than I should have, So rebooting now to get that weight off before the holidays.

    Going to make some juices for the next 3 days then off to put in some new plants for the fall season.

  • Shari

    3 months ago

    I gained way too much since I ended my spring 35-day juice fast. With family and work functions and just plain getting lazy and making bad choices, I have a lot to lose now. I plan to do another extended juice fast in the spring and keep it going until I reach my goal. I need to lose weight for my youngest son's wedding next October. He has a future father-in-law who is a fitness nut, so I want to be in shape when I meet him.

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