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  • RM

    1 year ago


    Happy Friday Healthy Friends! My morning got off to a unusual start when my 15 year old kitty kat (Emma) brought in to the house a little baby quail. Thank goodness I was right there, and was able to separate Emma from the baby quail quickly. I put Emma in a closed bathroom, and followed the little baby quail running through the living room and the bedroom. I was able to capture her and place in a safe cushioned container. I then walked around the neighborhood until I caught up with the momma quail and her other little baby chicks. I was able to get close enough to reunite the lost baby with her momma. Whew......what a way to start the morning. My cat was in the backyard, which is enclosed so the little baby must have squeezed under the patio gate (very small opening). Unfortunately, my cat was outside sleeping in her bed and heard the chirps. It is spring here, and all the quail eggs are hatching so I will keep Emma in for a month or two until the babies have learned how to fly. Have a great weekend everyone.



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  • Shari

    1 year ago

    I used to have cats too, but I lose my last one a few years ago. I remember my Siamese cat, Mittens, when I was a kid bring in mice he had caught out in the corn fields near where we used to live in Iowa. He seemed to think he was bringing us gifts. My mom was not of the same opinion. :)

  • Maddogcupcake

    1 year ago


    Wow, honest writing really does expose your inner demons. I was just posting on my wall about Day 6 of breaking the fast, and it hit me I may have traded a habit of over-eating for a habit of under-eating. I'm finding it very difficult to get myself to increase calories because I don't want my weight loss to slow down. My birthday is coming up in 15 days, and I've got serious plans for a couple of indulgent meals. Meals that I've been planning, plotting and fantasizing about for say... only the last 100 days! I will have to summon my inner policeman to take over. I must increase calories by at least 50 each day. Otherwise, how will I eat them?! I don't know. Maybe I just need to go strong and hard until I hit my weight loss goal - which would be another 55 pounds. Maybe that's what I really want. I'm so done with being fat all my life. 40 years! Maybe I just need to get there and then, at that point, I will once again become sane?

  • RM

    1 year ago

    Hello Anna, don't worry about under-eating. The Reboot nutritionist say that our stomachs do not technically get smaller, but it does feel that way after coming off a long successful reboot like yours. For me, the under-eating was because my body got used to eating healthy high density juices every day and all my body's nutritional needs were met successfully. If you are continuing to eat and juice primarily fruit and veggies, all your body's nutritional needs will be met and you will not need to overeat to get there. How many calories are you eating post-reboot? How did you factor the 50 calories extra per day? What is your maximum calorie goal? Check out this Huffington post article, as it may be helpful. If not, let me know and I will find other Reboot Nutritionist articles for you. You are doing great, and I am right there with you about being 'done with being fat'. Congrats.......

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/woodson-merrell-md/j...

    Another article states: "Although juicing doesn't actually shrink the stomach, it does temporarily eliminate the possibility to eat for comfort. The upshot of that is that you will feel satiated with less food than usual, immediately after you’re done with the cleanse. This situation can provide a big psychological boost that some people need to experience so that they can change their eating behaviors and stop sabotaging their weight loss.

  • Dahlia

    1 year ago

    Hello Maddogcupcake, if i have interpreted your post correctly, you are struggling at this point between continuing with your new eating plan and going back to your old way of eating. We all have been there. Are you hungry on your current eating plan. If not then you are receiving the proper nutrition. If you are hungry, then add protein.. I note that you are following a vegetarian or vegan diet. Have you tried adding 1/2 cup of beans or chickpeas, or 1 egg( if vegetarian) to your salads. I am assuming that you are adding at least one tablespoon of a healthy oil such as olive oil , or 1/4 avocado to your salads. If you are already adding protein, then increase the portions by a quarter of a cup. Are you hydrating sufficiently? Sometimes, we feel hungry, but what we need is a glass of water. Have a glass of water, wait a half an hour, then reevaluate. It is a balancing act of the right nutrition and hydration for me.

    Several years ago, my husband gave himself the best birthday gift, the gift of health. He stopped smoking. Perhaps a birthday celebration need not mean returning to old habits, perhaps the lesson here may be to change what a birthday celebration means. I speak to myself on this one, as this is a lesson I need to learn. Every spring, I manage to drop weight, get off sugar (my nemesis), feel healthy and alive, until my Birthday. Then I have that piece of cake, (a chocolate delight from a French pastry shop) and I am back on sugar for several months with a reduction in health and a weight gain. I am praying that this year my brain changes and I learn my birthday is a celebration of birth. I did not come into this world with cake in my hand, so why am I celebrating it with cake? Why not celebrate that first breath, with family and friends, by breathing instead. I am not sure how that will look, but maybe taking a hike and finishing by taking a big breath and a group hug at the end of the hike.

    Thank you Maddogcupcake for posting, as I think that in trying to speak to your post, I have had a personal breakthrough.

  • RM

    1 year ago

    Dahlia, your post is excellent and emotionally profound for me too. I will miss you wisdom and guidance, and look forward to your return in September.

  • RM

    1 year ago


    Happy Thursday Everyone! I made a delicious cool delicious salad, perfect for warm weather. It has beets, carrots, apples, and oranges in it. I made a huge container of it, so I have plenty for the rest of the week. Yum. :




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  • Maddogcupcake

    1 year ago

    I am going to make this over the weekend!

  • Shari

    1 year ago


    Here is an interesting article about ginger and cancer.



    Ginger: 10,000x Stronger Than Chemo In Cancer Research Model

  • RM

    1 year ago

    Fantastic article. Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Maddogcupcake

    1 year ago

    One more reason for me to drink RM's ginger in warm water!

  • RM

    1 year ago


    Happy Wednesday Everyone! In honor of the U.S. Memorial Day holiday this coming weekend, I thought it would be fun to make some adult popsicles for my guests. I am trying this fun and healthy recipe out today. It is dairy free, gluten free, refined sugar free, vegan, and makes 8 popsicles at a time. Enjoy.



    • Ingredients: 1 cup of red wine (I used shiraz), 1/4 cup beet juice (or favorite juice), 3/4 cup water (filtered), dash pure vanilla extract, 1 cup frozen strawberries, 2 Tablespoons coconut sugar. Instructions: Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth, Pour mixture into a popsicle mold, Freeze overnight, Run bottom under warm water and remove popsicles. Enjoy!



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  • Dahlia

    1 year ago

    Red wine and beets, Wow,

  • RM

    1 year ago


    Hey Sophie, how did your new Functional Medicine doctor appointment go? Look forward to hearing about your new plan.



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  • RM

    1 year ago


    Hey Dahlia, just wanted you to know I am thinking about. I hope your health is strong, life is joyful, and your garden beds are planted.



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  • Dahlia

    1 year ago

    Hello RM, Sophie, Cheri

    I am well and working hard in garden and on projects. I have decided to take a break from social media until September as it seems to drain my time. I am looking forward to a sculpting class over one week in June.

    I wish you all a great summer. Keep safe and healthy.

  • RM

    1 year ago

    Dahlia, have a wonderful summer of gardening and sculpting. Delightful plan......

  • RM

    1 year ago


    Happy Tuesday Everyone! I have been reading some articles on Ayurvedic Medicine and learned that they recommend drinking warm to hot water, and not cold water. The study said that warm to hot water is more hydrating. I had not read this before, and was wondering if others follow these recommendations and have noticed a difference. This is an interesting idea, and would be easy to implement if warm/hot water is a benefit. I look forward to your feedback.



    "Cold water is not as good for hydration as room temperature. The theory is that the cold water causes the blood vessels surrounding stomach to shrink, slowing absorption. The problem is that as the COLD drinks pass through our system, they solidify the fats from the foods we have just eaten or are eating at present. This makes it challenging for the body to digest and disperse the unwanted fats from our body. However, if we simply swap our cold drinks for a warm drink (warm water/coffee/tea/herbals) the warm fluids help the fats in our foods to remain fluid and so easing the digestive system and helping the fats pass through our body (and reduce the risk of clogged arteries).



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  • Shari

    1 year ago

    It makes sense since our bodies are warm. It seems that with meals at least we should have warm drinks instead of cold to keep the fats moving.

  • Maddogcupcake

    1 year ago

    Thanks for sharing what you learn all the time!

  • Dahlia

    1 year ago

    I always drink hot or room temperature water as I drink boiled water. Boiling water removes the chlorine, so I always take my water from the kettle.

  • Maddogcupcake

    1 year ago


    RM - how much ginger juice in hot water each morning to help metabolism?

  • Shari

    1 year ago

    Maddogcupcake, when I was doing the ginger juice in the morning, I was using 3 tablespoons in 4 ounces of warm water, but that might be a little strong for some people. I would drink the ginger juice and then some water after it, between swallows of ginger juice. I saw a difference the first week, but after that not so much.

  • RM

    1 year ago

    Hi Anna, how are you doing? I happened upon the wonderful benefits of ginger juice last Fall, when I was having terrible acid reflux type problems. It ended up being some sort of bacteria, but it hurt bad just like GERD does. I could not eat anything without pain, and remembered that ginger is a wonderful anti-inflammatory. As you know, many of the reboot juice recipes have "juice 1-2 inches of ginger" in them. I was in so much pain, and so desperate, that I bought a whole pound of fresh ginger, juiced it solo, and put it in a glass jar for the refrigerator. I started with one teaspoon in a cup of hot water, sipping it down to soothe my esophagus area. I then gradually increased to 2 teaspoons at a time, 3 times a day, 1 tablespoon X 3 times, and for a couple days did 2 or 3 tablespoons 3 times a day. It really worked to heal my esophagus, and during the 2-3 weeks I did this I noticed that I was losing weight and burning fat. I researched it, and found out that ginger juice is actually increases the metabolism. I still drink 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger juice, 3 times a day, and it continues to keep my metabolism high. It takes alot of ginger to juice even 1 tablespoon of ginger juice, and I calculated that 1 tablespoon is about 8-10 inches of raw ginger. Putting that much ginger juice into one of the great Reboot juice recipes would over-power the recipe, but when I drink it alone in hot water it is great. I love hot drinks anyway, and even love drinking hot tea in the summer. Here are some great articles to read about ginger, and it's impact on the metabolism. Hope this helps.

    http://healthyliving.azcentral.com/can-ginger-meta...

    http://naturalsociety.com/11-ways-naturally-boost-...

    http://www.healthyandnaturalworld.com/lose-weight-...

    https://draxe.com/10-medicinal-ginger-health-benef...

  • Shari

    1 year ago

    RM, maybe the trick is to spread it out and drink it a few times a day instead of just in the morning like I was doing. I had a good loss yesterday and am back to where I was at the beginning of October last year...just 12.6 pounds left to lose.

  • Maddogcupcake

    1 year ago

    Thanks!

  • Dahlia

    1 year ago

    Great progress Shari!

  • RM

    1 year ago


    I wanted to share a wonderful Beet Soup recipe that is also PALEO. The recipe is from Dr. Alvin Danenberg, who is a dentist specializing in nutritional periodontistry. As you know, I have been experiencing dental pain from an aggressive and negligent dental cleaning and found this dentist to help me. I have been following his nutritional protocol and discovered that he also has some terrific PALEO recipes on his site. I made this Beet Soup this weekend, and it is delicious.



    http://drdanenberg.com/my-favorite-paleo-recipes-b...



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  • Leslie

    1 year ago

    Looks delicious RM!

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