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  • 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.....

  • Krysty

    4 months ago


    Hi everyone. I just finished a 60 day guided reboot with 40 days of juice only a few days ago and I'm going back to old habits already. I lost 22 pounds, and in just a few days put back 5. I need a kick in the rear to get back on track. I love the recipes I see on this group already and know I'm in the right place. (I wanted a pizza yesterday, AK-HeresToTheFuture)



    I just watched a documentary on youtube called Powered by Green Smoothies. I'm going to look more into green smoothies as a complement to juicing.



    I look forward to sharing what I learn on this journey to health.

  • Maddogcupcake

    4 months ago

    Hi! I'm reading a book called Thrive that talks about cravings for junk food. The book attributes it to emotional stress and nutritional stress. In simple terms, if you're craving sweets specifically, it is the brain asking for sugar which releases dopamine and makes the brain feel better. However typically this meant humans tried to find an apple to eat when the brain asked for sugar. These modern days we have ice cream, chocolate, etc. so the craving might manifest in that way. I take fruit as a snack at work to help with work stress. The book also attributes general cravings for junk food as nutritional stress; when nutrition needs are met, the cravings go away. Myself, I would try amping up my daily intake of greens - both in juicing and in green smoothies. The puree texture of green smoothies puts them in a pre-digested state, making it much easier for the body to absorb the nutrition from greens than when you eat say, a salad. Personally I have a juice and a green smoothie everyday.

  • Krysty

    4 months ago

    Thanks Maddogcupcake! Your explanation makes sense because I definitely still have the 'diet mentality.' Even though I've seen that I lose more weight when I increase my juice consumption, I still don't drink juice when it is time if I'm not hungry. I'm currently trying to change my thoughts to 'fuel my body for health' and not 'cut calories to lose weight'.

    I'm reading Jason Vale's Juice Yourself Slim, but once I'm done, I'll look into Thrive. I need all the motivation and knowledge I can get to stay on track.

  • RM

    4 months ago

    Hey Krysty and Reboot Friends. I had something really weird happen yesterday and the day before. I posted responses to your posts and when I hit enter, I got an red error message saying the post was too long. However, it was not very long so do not know what this means. Has this ever happened to you?

    So let me try to respond to Krysty again, and I will keep this really short for now and respond more later. First of all, Bravo to you for completing your 60 day reboot. This is a phenomenal achievement, truly. I like Anna's suggestions to try the green smoothies or simply a green based juice. I completed a 100 day reboot, and still do at least one 32 ounce green based juice everyday. If I do not, I can feel the diffference in my appetite, cravings, temptations, and energy level. Will write more soon.

  • RM

    4 months ago

    Krysty, Bravo to you.

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  • AK_HeresToTheFuture

    4 months ago


    Hi!!! I just finished a 32 day juice fast, and have been pretty dang hungry already. I previously did a 7 day fast, and I also fast 1 day a week. However, I have never felt this hungry when ending a fast. I have had a very healthy diet since January, but since ending my fast, I notice I want less healthy foods (pizza), also something I hadn't experienced before, since when I'm eating normally I really don't crave those things. I'm still eating pretty well- lots and lots of veggies- just curious of others had a similar experience ending your fast! Thanks!

  • Maddogcupcake

    4 months ago
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  • Maddogcupcake

    4 months ago

    AK - are you consuming lots of greens? Greens are the most needed, most important food to eat. Much more so than veggies and fruit. Try adding a green smoothie to your daily routine, in addition to a daily juice! I also eat avocado everyday, sometimes a couple of them. The brain loves all that healthy fat and it can really help with cravings, but it's something to do in addition to getting your greens, not instead of! :)

  • Maddogcupcake

    4 months ago

    Also AK, yes it is super common for the the beast of hunger to awaken with a vengeance when you come off a fast! Your body says, "Wow, the famine is over. I need to pack on pounds because I don't know when the next famine is coming and I want to survive that one, too!" Hence, crazy hunger. If you read any book about fasting from a fasting guru, there is a ton of advice in it about disciplining yourself when you come off the fast, because hunger can be extreme! They often say something like, you're an old pro at eating but you're no longer a pro at digesting, so how you come off the fast can either preserve your health gains or, if you come off the fast poorly (eating too much, or eating bad foods) you can actually do a lot of harm because your digestion is not in full swing yet. Hang in there and don't cave! The first week off my fast, I stuck mostly to only 2 or 3 foods (watery fruits) and only focused on increasing QUANTITY everyday. The second week and third week, the goal is increasing the variety of foods, so I am eating puree soups, avocado, green smoothies, broths, raw salsas, etc. I have had almost no weight gain and little stomach discomfort. Good luck!

  • RM

    4 months ago

    Welcome AK, thanks for your post and congratulations on your 32 day juice only reboot. This is terrific. I agree with Mad dog cupcake, aka Anna, that your body may be experiencing a hunger cycle because you went off the fast. However, I did not experience that because I continued to have 2 juices a day the first two weeks, and then 1 juice a day after that. What does your eating transition plan look like? Also, there could be other reasons you are hungry. Are you under more stress than usual? What are you craving? Sugar? Is so, you could have a yeast or gut microbiome imbalance. Are you taking a probiotic? If so, this will help alot. I look forward to your next post. Keep up the good work.

  • RM

    4 months ago

    AK, pick up some articles on the iimportance of good gut bacteria and a healthy microbiome.

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  • RM

    4 months ago


    It feels like a Monday, but it is actually Tuesday. Yikes. What new piece of information can you share with the group today? I look forward to hearing about your progress and new knowledge. My new piece of information is about something called "Fat Bombs". I thought it was a joke when I first heard about it, but after some research did find nutritional articles from experts I trust.



    What are Fat Bombs? Fat bombs are little low-carb, high-fat treats that became popular from people on the keto diet… they can be either sweet or savory—that you can eat as a replacement meal or a fun snack. They’re loaded with fats that curb your appetite and rev up your metabolism. Many people report that fat bombs give them an extra boost of energy for a workout; and help them fight cravings for hours and make your taste buds happy. If you are eating fat bombs to lose weight, they recommend you eat them as part of a low carb diet. Eat them once a day as a snack or to up the level of healthy fats in your diet. Many people eat one for breakfast or lunch on the go. Apparently they are super easy to make, and you can take them with you in the car or commuter bus. They support a low carb, keto diet Here is a recipe I am going to try this week, and it mainly has just three ingredients in it: fat, flavor, and a fun filling. Also, one fat bomb is only 88 calories each.



    http://www.doctoroz.com/recipe/coconut-oil-and-alm...




  • Maddogcupcake

    4 months ago

    My list of RM recipes grows longer! I will post when I make them.

  • RM

    4 months ago


    Happy Sunday Evening Friends: How is everyone doing this weekend? I am doing alot of cleaning, organizing, and getting rid of things. I have too many books, CD's, DVD's, clothes, and the list goes on. Along with getting rid of excess weight, I am getting rid of stuff I do not need or use. I am making a run to the consignment and charity stores tomorrow, and my car is full and ready to go tonight. Yippeeeeee.



    I made a delicious Chimichurri Sauce today, and it is amazing. I have heard about Chimichuri Sauce, but have never had it and have definitely never made a batch. This is a wonderful sauce to have ready in the fridge, and I have been using it on almost everything today just for fun. Ingredients: 1 cup of fresh Italian parsley, 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/3 cup red wine vinegar, 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro, 2 peeled garlic cloves, 3/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt. What a fresh and wonderful addition to any meal.



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  • Maddogcupcake

    4 months ago

    As a bonafied sauce-a-holic, I thank you! This is going to the top of my list.

  • RM

    4 months ago

    Anna, I am so happy that you like this healthy sauce recipe. Yes, I put it on almost everything. Enjoy.

  • Maddogcupcake

    4 months ago


    Broccoli Spinach Soup



    Low heat sautee 2 leaks, 1 onion, 1 carrot, 6 cloves garlic. Add 8 cups low-salt veggie broth - two heads of broccoli with florets cut off and stems peeled & chopped - 2 chopped plum tomatoes. Low temperature simmer for 25 minutes. Add 8 oz. of baby spinach and 1/4 tsp coriander, 1/4 tsp nutmeg. Let cool a bit. Put in blender and puree. Add 1/4 cup lemon juice. Done!

  • RM

    4 months ago

    Super Yum Anna! Thanks so much for sharing this great broccoli and spinach soup recipe. I honestly have been looking for one, and this one looks perfect. I will buy the ingredients and make it next week. I just made a big pot of soup, so need to finish that one up first. I love having soup in fridge and in my freezer for those busy days when I do not have time to cook. Thanks again for sharing this great recipe.

  • Maddogcupcake

    4 months ago


    Thanks for your support, RM & Dahlia! I am going to take your advice and not worry about it. I am not really experiencing a lot of hunger - here and there but nothing that would indicate I'm really depriving myself. Yes, it makes sense that all the nutrient dense foods I'm consuming would reduce my need for calories - quality over quantity! I'm reading a book about that very subject right now! Dahlia, I am feeling you. I very well may abandon my birthday meal plans. I used to make raw food desserts and, I think that might be my "birthday cake" this year. I will post some recipes as I make them again. For now I will post the green soup I've been eating which I just love.

  • RM

    4 months ago

    So glad you are doing well Anna. Having a raw food birthday cake sounds very interesting. Please share recipe.

  • Dahlia

    4 months ago


    Happy Sunday, I had to post this article that came to me today from a friend. read past the Coca-Cola doctor, and it gets really interesting. Diets must be adaptive



    See you in September.

  • RM

    4 months ago

    Thanks Dahlia. This is a great article, and printed it out for future reference. It is a good reminder of the science behind weight loss, and how to maintain that weight loss.

  • RM

    4 months ago


    Today I made a delicious Seaweed Salad, and it is a keeper recipe. It is loaded with nutrients like fiber, vitamins, and minerals.



    Ingredients are: 30 grams (1 ounce) dry mixed seaweed, 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon rice vinegar, 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon sugar or agave, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon ginger juice, 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds, 1 scallion, finely chopped.



    Directions are: Put the dry seaweed in a large bowl and fill it with cold water. If you like your seaweed crunchy, soak it for 5 minutes, if you like it more tender, soak it for 10 minutes. To make the dressing, combine the rice vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar, salt and ginger juice in a small bowl and whisk together. Drain the seaweed and use your hands to squeeze out excess water. Wipe out any excess water in the bowl, and then return the seaweed along with the dressing and sesame seeds. Toss thoroughly to combine. Plate the salad and garnish with scallions.



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  • Dahlia

    4 months ago

    I happen to have seaweed, lots of it, it was a gift, thanks for the recipe.

  • RM

    4 months ago


    Happy Saturday Healthy Friends! This Monday, May 27th, is a special holiday in the U.S. called Memorial Day. It is observed on the last Monday of May, and honors the men and women who died while serving the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, participating in patriotic parades, and family gatherings. In honor of my family and extended family who served in the military, I want to say thank you for your service to keep us safe.



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