Reboot finished! Now what?

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  • eurocatbaby

    2 years ago


    Dahlia,



    This was a great idea to start a group like this. My hubby and I did a 50 day juice only reboot which ended on Feb. 20 due to my sister coming to visit. My hubby and I did a lot of research and watched a lot of shows on eating on Netflix and YouTube. We decided to go stay vegan. Because that is what a juice fast is. We had been vegan before when my hubby had a brain tumor taken out in 2011. It was hard for me because I hated veggie and loved meat. So I was a bad vegan eating a lot of french fries and junk. This last year I broke my ankle on both sides and had to have surgery with screws and plates. Bionic woman only I couldn't get around. We had to put my father in a nursing home because he broke his foot and didn't recover. I was scared I would be joining him since I had gained more weigh with the surgery and I had fibromyalgia and arthritis in my back. I remembered Joe's movie and watched again. Asked my hubby if he would join me and he said yes. We started Jan 1. Skipped our Jan. 4th wedding anniversary meal so we could give each other good health. We are loving the changes. I now actually like veggies. I am not craving sugar at all. I was a sugar addict and junk food junkie. So this is amazing. Tonight we had an awesome stir fry. With vegan meals the sauce and seasoning is everything. We are staying away from processed foods. We plan ahead like what we will do if we go out to eat at a restaurant. When we go to a friend's house we take some food with us and share. Don't be scared to eat if you have made changes. You can't go back to eating the same way or you end up back here in a year or two. I'm sure you have seen those people. Once the reboot was done I was amazed at how much better food tasted. We made a veggie taco pizza with home made refried beans. We have made black bean chipotle burgers, baked curly fries seasoned and smoothie with blackberries and pineapple. I make huge salads for lunch a lot. Organic greens, romaine, pear, a few blueberries,red peppers, pecans,sugar snap peas, carrots, red cabbage, red onions, vegan bacon bits my hubby makes from coconut flakes which are truly awesome. I never thought I would say that before when we went vegan I would have licked a pig if it walked in the living room I loved bacon and missed it. Not this time I love my vegan bacon. We truly did this for health first and weight second. I didn't lose as much since I am still recovering from a broken ankle and then on Feb. 20th broke a toe on the same foot as broken ankle. Yes, I am a klutz but I am going to be a healthier klutz. I don't feel like I am missing anything and our friends have been so encouraging and awesome. There is always some who think you are weird but the one who matters stood right next to me and did this journey. If we can help anyone with transition let us know. We still get on the site to encourage ones rebooting to let them know it can truly change you for the better and get you started on a great path to better health. Here are some pictures of meals we have done.







  • Brian

    2 years ago

    Wow. You meals look awesome. I'm on day 65 of reboot and soon transition off. Just a bit too scared to eat much quite. On the plate with your burger - is that the curly fries? How did u make them?

  • Dahlia

    2 years ago

    Welcome Eurocatbaby, so happy you are joining us with your experience transitioning. Wow, you have both gone through some massive health issues, and it's wonderful that you are both doing this program and that your health is improving. Understand the pain of arthritis and fibromyalgia, and have found that even a ten day reboot has significantly changed my health. I am moving better.

    I am leaning towards a plant based diet myself, with some meat, fish, eggs (not more than 3oz twice a week to determine my trigger foods). My husband is not on this journey nor supportive. I don't eat processed foods like bacon, sausages or fast foods, but I do eat out in restaurants...sugar and fat there too! Vegan cooking is delicious. I like to cook, so often make vegan or vegetarian foods for friends and family and for our non-meat days. I too have decided to cut sugar out of my diet.

    I won't tell you how many fractures due to being a klutz I have had, the last the navicular bone in my foot. I think it happens when the fibro. is triggered. And, the sad thing is that with my previous diet, the weight came on, and the spiral continued. You know the story I am sure.

    You have posted wonderful vegan substitutes for favorite foods. I have not explored vegan cheese yet, but have made vegan burgers(black bean) without cheese, and put avacado on top. Did you know that there is a vegan cheese recipe at this site. Would your husband share his recipe for coconut based bacon bits?

  • Dahlia

    2 years ago

    Correction to above post, my husband, bless his heart, is supportive but not on this journey. I think autocorrect was the culprit. Today we are doing the Boston bake bean marathon. We have found a non-meat version, but it calls for molasses. He is making his with molasses, I am making mine with ground up dates. Both pots are in the oven as we speak.

  • Dahlia

    2 years ago

    Here is the result of the battle of the beans. Mine in the red pot, were creamy, have a sweet molasses taste. I used a half cup of dates and water blended instead of molasses. His, made with dark liquid honey, instead of molasses this time, were lighter in flavour, and a bit more liquid. The secret to making this bean recipe is using Kombu to replace the meat. It even states in the book, that the Kombu helps to release the flavornof beans.Dinner for tonight is almost made. Will make a chickpea vegan pancake . Both recipes from the same book: How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, Mark Bittman. I'm guessing that a serving size for the beans is about a cup. Leftovers for the coming weeks. They freeze well.

  • CM

    2 years ago

    oh my word....looks so yum.

  • CM

    2 years ago

    eurocatbaby, can you share that veggie taco pizza recipe? that really looks good.

  • Dahlia

    2 years ago








    transition- out day 1.... Here are veggies and resulting drink for morning and afternoon snack. I omitted fruit, except for lemon, as I had several servings in AM. I seem to function well with fruit only in morning. How was your transition today?

  • Brian

    2 years ago

    For me? I still did my juice only. My evening juice was vegetable broth, with a very small amount of cut up vegetables. and some hot sauce. it was nice and helped me resist the pizza the teenage girls around here were eating.

  • Dahlia

    2 years ago

    That is a start, Brian. I saw the most interesting pizza recipe made entirely of vegetables, no cheese, I think it has nut cheese (there is a recipe for that) but you could skip and just put toasted almonds on top. The base is portobello mushrooms, and it has tomato sauce and normal pizza veggies. Perhaps you could make it for the girls one night. It is under recipes, under mains, at this site. Just finished a 40 minute walk, and off to bed soon.

  • Dahlia

    2 years ago





    Dinner on day one of transition out was Easy and Fast: Broccolini and Asparagus with Almonds from the recipes, mains, and cod cooked in oven at 425 degrees f. with tomatoes, 1tablespoon each of balsamic vinegar and olive oil, green onions, and a mix of fresh herbs, salt and pepper.



    Fish is the first protein I am introducing to my transition as I have craved it all week. I will be introducing each new food, one at a time, to find out which ones affect my health. The recipes made 4 servings. The fish portion was 3 oz.



    Off to do my 40 minute walk. I plan to keep track of my food this week, and report any gain or loss in weight after 5 days. I do not weigh myself daily as weight fluctuates. Love to hear what strategies you are planning for the transition out.

  • girlonjuice

    2 years ago


    Is that the 10 day plan you can download for free on this site? I'm having a little trouble navigating all the plans and choices.

  • Dahlia

    2 years ago

    Yes it is, however I had no luck downloading it, perhaps because I use a tablet. I bought the App for my tablet, and it is really neat. It has guided plans for 10, 15, and 30 day. There is a place to enter your daily progress, what you eat, drink, hours exercising, etc. In addition, there is a recipe section, by plan for each day. I think they should be promoting this more as it really works well. You can download it for free but you don't get all the features. Glad you have joined, and I hope I have answered your questions. If you have any tips for transitioning out, please tell us.

  • girlonjuice

    2 years ago


    Joining this group for future reference.

  • Dahlia

    2 years ago





    Lunch on day 1 of transition, from the recipes Reboot With JoeBlogRecipesArugula Strawberry Salad with Divine Green Dressing. Delicious. Do not be afraid of the amount of oil. The calorie count is low. It makes two servings. Invite someone to share it with you!

  • girlonjuice

    2 years ago

    the problem with a lunch like that is that I'll want about 10 servings! looks amazing.

  • Dahlia

    2 years ago

    It was filling. I was only hungry at snack time, which is juice time.

  • Brian

    2 years ago


    Hi Dahlia... I'll soon be in the transitioning out phase as well.... and I am wandering how I cope with life after this fast... I am currently on day 65 of 5 of a juice fast. I have not intended to go quite this many days - but I just seem to keep going - partly because I don't trust myself to eat.. :)

  • Dahlia

    2 years ago

    Hello Brian

    I am concerned also which is why I created this group to provide support. My focus is on health not weight this time. This is my first reboot, and only ten days, which was an eating and juicing plan. Perhaps you might want to try the ten day eating and juicing plan. It's just eating the vegetables you juice, plus 2 juices a day, one smoothie, soups. I followed it religiously and I am sleeping better, my joint pain except for one knee has improved, and I lost 7 lbs in 10 days, which was bonus. Today, I am following this plan, except that I will have 3oz. of fish tonight. Some of the recipes were not to my liking, but I made soup from them and they are now a family favorite.

  • Dahlia

    2 years ago








    Breakfast on day 1 of transitioning out. Instead of a smoothies, this morning I ate the fruit. Tea is loose red clover and lemon juice. Probably should have added a slice of avocado. Will eat it at lunch. Wonder why the tea picture was reversed!

  • Dahlia

    2 years ago


    Here is what I did today to plan for tomorrow and next week. I had plans to prepare a 7 day menu, and that went by the wayside. However, today I went to Costco, and purchased a fridge full of vegetable and fruit from all the colours of the rainbow. For Breakfast I will make a fruit smoothie, for snacks a juice, for lunch (l have leftover roasted squash soup) and a salad, and for dinner fish and roasted vegetables. I plan on using the recipes from the site, and from vegetarian and vegan books.

  • Dahlia

    2 years ago

    I forgot to add that I am finishing a 10 day reboot today. The 10 day plan allows us to eat fruit and vegetables.

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