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  • RM

    4 months ago


    Wednesday, June 7th. How is everyone doing with their post reboot food plans? What positive changes have you continued and recommend to others. It is great when we learn from each other. I have been studying fiber, and it's role in maintaining weight loss and creating a healthy microbiome in your gut. Here is a great article I found, if you want to read it yourself. Fiber is definitely a Post Reboot item, as the lack of fiber during a juice only reboot is what makes it work. The lack of fiber creates the Famine cycle, which starts the fast fat burning process.



    https://www.drkellyann.com/blog/eat-more-fiber-to-...



    Why Fiber? The good bacteria in your gut have a favorite food...it's fiber. Our digestive enzymes don't break down the fiber we eat from vegetables and other sources. So the fiber remains intact as it moves through our digestive tract. And as it travels, the healthy microbes in our gut feed off the fiber's vitamins, nutrients, and short chain fatty acids (SCFAs). When we do not get enough fiber, these microbes starve and then can die off or start eating the gut's mucus lining. This can make the gut wall become permeable, aka Leaky Gut Syndrome, and prone to infection. And then our immune systems starts getting weak, and the inflammation makes us more susceptible to obesity.



    How Much Fiber Do We Need? Here’s your goal: Add more fiber-rich foods into your diet on a daily basis. The daily basis part of eating fiber is a key here. Animal studies have found that eating adequate fiber even every other day can reduce the gut mucous layer by 50% compared to getting enough fiber daily. Researches have found that the bacteria in the gut can quickly change for the worse as soon as you stop getting enough fiber. Fiber recommendations for women are 25 to 30 grams daily, and men 30-38 grams of fiber daily. Compare those numbers with the numbers from our hunter gatherer ancestors, who got 100 grams of fiber a day by eating roots, berries, leaves, and other plants.



    What are the best sources of fiber? Vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. But whole grains have negative effects that cancel out their benefits, such as the presence of phytic acid which interferes with the absorption of calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, and zinc. Nutritionists recommend that we get our fiber primarily by eating lots of vegetables, along with modes amounts of fruits, nuts, and seeds. The best sources are avocado, leafy and cruciferous veggies like broccoli and spinach, raw almonds, and berries.



    And don't forget some pre-biotic fiber. Prebiotics are a type of dietary fiber that literally feed your good gut flora. Prebiotic fiber resists digestion, instead heading to your colon where it creates awesome energy producing short chain fatty acids. Prebiotics fall into several categories, including fructans and resistant starch. Each type feeds different healthy gut flora. We get our prebiotics from food like raw chicory root, Jerusalem artichokes, dandelion greens, garlic, and onions. Combining these prebiotic rich foods with foods rich in gut friendly solube fiber like apples, ground flaxseeds, and nuts, steady your blood sugar response to keep you fuller longer while they feed your good gut bacteria.



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  • RM

    4 months ago


    Happy Sunday Everyone! I had a fabulous healthy food day, drinking 64 ounces of juice and lots of water. I just was not hungry for anything else. It got me thinking about my Post Reboot routines that are helping me keep the weight off. I take a good probiotic everyday, but I also add one of the many powdered greens products out there to my juice everyday. I did not do this when I was just juice only, because I was drinking so 4-6 cups of juiced greens everyday that I did not need it. Now that I am post reboot, I drink at least 32 ounces of juice everyday and add a good organic powdered green to my juice. I found a good one that has spirulina, chlorella, wheat grass, kale, broccoli sprouts, collard greens, brussel sprouts, and beets in it. Besides the beets, I just do not juice these items so it is handy to find it in a organic powdered form. The spirulina, chlorella, and wheat grass are all great sources of protein and essential amino acids, so I was looking for a product that had a least these three items in it.



    I used to use a product called Great Greens by Arise and Shine, but they stopped making it for awhile. So I found another great product called "Immuno Build Greens, by Rainbow Light. It is a fabulous product and I use it everyday. It has even more 'good stuff' in it, than the Great Greens product did. It has Organic Veggie and Greens Blend, Antioxidant Fruits & Herbal Extracts, Organic Mushroom Cellular Defense Complex, and a Complete Digestive Support Complex. The important thing is that it keeps the food cravings, temptations, and food addictions away. So if you are having problems post reboot, and are worried about returning to some bad eating habits, check out some of the great powdered green products out there and add them to your daily juice or smoothie. They have really helped me, and I have been able to easily maintain my 80 plus pounds in weight loss and have had no colds or flu's since I started my reboot last year. I hope this information helps.




  • Maddogcupcake

    4 months ago


    RM - It's so great that you posted about pro-biotics!



    I'm reading a book by a neurologist called BRAIN MAKER. He's talking about the composition of your gut bacteria, and its link to brain diseases like dementia, Alzheimer's, M.S., ADHD, Autism, etc. He also talks about cravings - there is a bad bacteria in your gut that survives on junk food. If that bacteria is out of balance with the good bacteria, it contributes toward junk food cravings. That bad bacteria is also more capable of retaining fat from food that goes through the intestines. The more bad bacteria you have, the more weight you gain and the more bad food you crave. He has a food plan for resetting the bacteria in your gut at the end of the book, and one of the tools is probiotics!

  • RM

    4 months ago

    Anna, Dr. David Perlmutter is one of my favorite physicians and his book "BRAIN MAKER: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain for Life is a must read. I am so glad you picked it up. The more I learn about probiotics and the good bacteria in our digestive system, the more I realize that maintaining our weight loss and health is so dependent on the microbes in our gut. I will write more about this later, but I did alot of research on this last year and the other thing I found out is that Bifidus is more important for weight loss and maintaining a natural healthy weight, than any of the other probiotics out there (for example lactobacilius, et al). That is why I focused in on Dr. O'Hhira's probiotic products, because although they have a balanced probiotic blend they include a higher percentage of the Bifudus blends. The healthier my gut microbiome has become, the cravings for sugar, fast food, and excessive eating declines. This is huge for me.

    https://bodyecology.com/articles/probiotics-good-b...

    https://drohhiraprobiotics.com/

    http://www.drperlmutter.com/learn/books/

  • Shortie

    3 months ago

    Autism runs in our family. Inherited or bad gut bacteria?

  • RM

    4 months ago


    During and after your juice reboot, it is important to maintain a strong metabolism to keep the unhealthy weight off. The article below discusses 7 Ways to Jump-Start Your Metabolism: 1. Do more heavy lifting, 2. Eat protein in the morning and afternoon, 3. Dial back your work stress, 4. Snack before bedtime, 5. Hit the sheets early, 6. Get up and move RIGHT NOW, 7. Stop counting calories. This is a great reminder to implement changes to have a strong fat burning metabolism. Great information in this short article. Enjoy.



    http://time.com/4797839/boost-metabolism-exercise-...



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  • StuartW

    4 months ago


    Hi Starting my second 60 day reboot. Im concerned Ill lose my weight and wont be an individual anymore. Being the biggest guy in the room for years has been my MO. I know its in my head but that's what I need to change. Wish me luck :-)

  • RM

    4 months ago

    Welcome Stuart How wonderful to hear that you are starting your second 60 day reboot. Your body is so happy about the high density nutrition you are supplying. I am not quite sure how to interpret your sentence about "not being an individual" after the two healthy reboots. I look at your weight loss and improved health as a precious process to reveal all that you already are, and up to now was just hidden away for safe keeping. Does that make sense?

    I like understanding that things are always evolving, and while there are many things that could be better where I am, it is not really a problem because where I am is constantly changing to something better. I like knowing that as I look for the best things around me where I am, those things become more prevalent . We all have the ability to quickly change our thought patterns, and eventually our life experiences. I take 15 minutes daily to think of pleasant scenarios with the sole intent of enjoying and appreciating my body's strength, stamina, flexibility, and beauty. When I visualize for the joy of visualizing rather than with the intention of correcting some deficiency, my thoughts seems to be more powerful. When I visualize to overcome something that is wrong, my thoughts are diluted with the weaker "lackful" side of the equation. Over the last year, I have observed that my dominant thoughts have become more joyful about my health and my physical condition, because of the 100 day juice only reboot I completed. I hope this discussion helps, and I look forward to your next update.

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  • Maddogcupcake

    4 months ago

    Stuart, I hear you! You're afraid of losing your identity. I often think of this line, which I picked up from a P90X commercial: "I went from being the fattest in the room to the fittest in the room." I liked that, it gave me a destination. Identities can change; they are what we make them.

    RM - Great advice!

  • Shari

    4 months ago


    Yesterday I finished my second juice fast, this one for 35 days. I lost 17 pounds and 11.5 inches over 6 measurements this time. As of this morning, I only have 8.4 pounds left to lose to get to my goal weight. That is the lowest weight I have been at for many years. My loss rate was less than it was for the first juice fast, but I'll take it. Maybe the less you have to lose, the harder it is to lose it. I brought down more clothes from the attic this week that fit again and put away those that are now too big. That felt good.

  • RM

    4 months ago

    WooooHoooooo, you brought down more clothes from the attic that now fit. That is fantastic. Yes, get rid of those big girl clothes because I am confident that you are not going back to that condition. Congrats Shari, I am so proud of you. What does your transition look like for the next few weeks?

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  • Shari

    4 months ago

    RM, my transition has not been much of a transition since I had to make food for the family reunion today. I ate some of that yesterday and will take some to the family reunion today. I ended up gaining back some weight, so now the weight remaining to lose is 10 pounds. Weekdays are more scheduled for eating with being at work, so that should be better.

  • Maddogcupcake

    4 months ago

    WAY. TO. GO. SHARI!

  • Shari

    4 months ago

    Thank you, Maddogcupcake!

  • RM

    4 months ago


    Oh my, I made the most delicious salad tonight. I used a fresh whole fennel bulb, oranges, and mint. I am somewhat new to fennel, so I had no idea how good it can be as the base of a salad. Fennel has a licorice taste & flavor, and is used as a vegetable (the bulb), as an herb (its willowy fronds, and as a spice (its seeds). I do not know any other plant that is this versatile. I do not know why I waited so long to try it. Fennel is rich in fiber and soluble vitamins such as A, B, and C. It is also a good diuretic, so helpful in reducing blood pressure.



    Ingredients: one large fennel bulb trimmed and thinly sliced, 2-3 oranges peeled, 2 tablespoons of craisins are optional, 1 to 2 tablespoons of lime infused olive oil, 2-3 sprigs of mint to garnish. Add pepper to taste. Directions: 1. Lace the cut pieces of fennel on a serving plate, 2. Section oranges and place on top of fennel, 3. Top with craisins, optional, 4. Reserve some fennel fronds to garnish the top of the salad. Drizzle with lime oil and pineapple vinegar. This salad is really fun and tastes delicious. Enjoy.




  • RM

    4 months ago


    Hello Reboot Friends, I was talking about probiotics to our new members below and wanted to share a link to my favorite probiotic especially if you are having any sort of medical problems. I tend to have acid reflux, and when I take this probiotic it completely goes away. If you are having hunger, cravings, or junk food temptations, consider adding a probiotic to your daily routine to reduce these issues. It really worked for me.



    https://drohhiraprobiotics.com/dr-ohhiras-probioti...



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  • ramesh

    4 months ago


    Hi, my potassium level seen going up to 5.1 from 4.6.. my doctor told me that I am getting in to caution zone.. did any one phase this situation and how to control this ?... Please suggest

  • RM

    4 months ago

    Ramesh, I did not realize that potassium levels could get too high. I did some research, and included a link from the Mayo Clinic below. However, I would also recommend that you post the same question to the Reboot with Joe Nutritionist. Do you know how to do that? If not, go to the Reboot website (same as this website) and Discussions. choose "Ask The Nutritionist" option. This is a free service and they are there to answer questions like this. Once you post your question, they will get back to you within 24 hours. Because this is a very important question, I know they will answer quickly. May I ask how long you were on your juice reboot and if it was a juice only or a modified reboot? Do you have any kidney problems? The Mayo Clinic article said that not drinking enough water can make your blood potassium levels go higher than normal. Are you drinking enough water? The article also lists foods to reduce to get your potassium levels down. They recommend reducing the following foods: bananas, nuts, beans, milk, potatoes, apricots, cod, and beef. I do hope you have time to read the article, and this can be a serious medical condition.

    http://www.healthline.com/health/high-potassium-hy...

  • Maddogcupcake

    4 months ago


    Here's a great green smoothie to get started with. Practically anyone will drink this recipe - kids, resistant hubbies, people who give you the scrunch face when they see anything green - it is just delicious. As you become used to it, reduce the amount of fruit you add!



    2 handfuls spinach



    1/2 to 1 banana



    1/2 to 1 orange



    4-5 pineapple chunks



    A little water and some ice cubes

  • RM

    4 months ago

    I love green smoothies, and will try this recipe tomorrow. Yum.....

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