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  • KLM88

    3 years ago

    A photo from a couple days ago. Makes me smile. :)

  • KLM88

    3 years ago

    I'm on day 46 of my juice fast/feast. This is just routine now, just what I do. I'm wondering when I'll stop it, but using food to fill me when my emotions are low is something I'm working hard to break. Two days ago I was going through something tough, and that's the first time I didn't dream of drowning myself in a big bowl of something. KFC mashed potatoes, chicken pieces, corn and gravy... That used to sound appealing to me. It sounds salty and greasy now. I'm finding other ways to fill any loss or sadness. God is my true source of joy, and I'm trusting Him to help me find other ways here on earth to fill my heart, not always my stomach. :)

  • KLM88

    3 years ago

    The weekends can be hard. My boys are all home, and the house is total chaos. We had a good weekend, and now I'm hoping to catch back up with where I fell behind. Fortunately, I'm still juicing. I look forward to the juices I make and drink. They're like bottles of sunshine. :)

    Instead of tracking actual juice recipes on MyFitnessPal, I'm just tracking individual items I juice. This has helped me a lot, to better see the nutrition I'm taking in. The calories really do add up, too, which is okay. I'm in this to get HEALTHY and make life changes. That's what counts.

  • RM

    3 years ago

    I like tracking the individual veggies/fruits too. It is helping me expand my produce variety. I had never had watercress before I started juicing, and glad I found it.

  • KLM88

    3 years ago

    WATERCRESS! I haven't had that yet. Will need to try it. :)

  • KLM88

    3 years ago

    Good morning! I woke up to a great glass of coconut water. I don't know why, but was just craving it this morning. I just finished the DailyBurn365 workout, and have so much energy! I like that they have "normal" people working out, with modifications to the exercises. That inspires me. I keep thinking to myself, "If they can do it, so can I."

    After syncing in my Vivofit 2 activity tracker, adding the exercise and coconut water, I took a look at my sleep for last night. I was concerned that I slept fewer hours than the previous night, but the reality is I actually had more deep sleep! That's probably why I feel better this morning than yesterday.

    I'm working out, but careful to not push too hard. When I don't feel comfortable, though, I don't quit. I just do something a little easier. The funny note is the workout clothes I bought a couple months ago are now way too big. I might have to hit up WalMart for some less expensive gear while I'm losing inches. The working out is finally starting to feel better, less painful. Whew...

    On with the day! :)

  • KLM88

    3 years ago

    WOW! I'm using my new Garmin Vivofit 2, trying to figure out how to log everything online. It links with a free UnderArmor MyFitnessPal account, to help track timed activities, food intake, etc. Much to my surprise, I can log my juices on my account! Fortunately most all of my recipes have come from Reebot with Joe, and many of those are already logged into the database. Here's what I've had so far today. I do drink a lot of juice (4-6 times/day), but have only had two so far this morning. I'm on a citrus kick today, and need to head to the store to get more greens for tomorrow. I've had a lot of water, as well. The caloric count really helps me see that I AM not only getting great nutrition, but quality calories, as well. BTW, I've been steadily losing weight on this juice fast/feast. I think I'm down about 27 lbs in the last 30 days. Arthritis is gone, back pain and hot flashes are gone. My energy level is WAY up. Very cool!

  • KLM88

    3 years ago

    Um, hello? Did I read that correctly? 14 grams of plant based protein so far today? AWESOME!

  • KLM88

    3 years ago

    Oooh... The sugar count is high, too. I need to look into the differences between processed and whole food sugars. Yup, back to more veggie, green drinks tomorrow. :)

  • KLM88

    3 years ago
  • KLM88

    3 years ago

    HA! I finally watched Forks Over Knives! Wow... I know there's some controversy over this documentary, but it's helped me feel better about leaning toward a plant-based diet after the juice fast/feast. I've also checked out one of the FOK cookbooks online through my library, and have another FOK book on hold. Hoping to educate myself during this time of juice fasting/feasting! :)

  • KLM88

    3 years ago

    Fasting reduces plasma interleukin-6 responses to the trier social stress test.

    Authors: Hanlin, L.C.1
    Price, J.1
    Zhang, G.1
    Assaf, N.1
    Mitchell, J.R.2
    Rohleder, N.1 Source: Brain, Behavior & Immunity. Oct2015 Supplement, Vol. 49, pe22-e22. 1p. Abstract: Objective Fasting prolongs rodent lifespans by 50%, and also improves survival after surgery in mice. It is less clear whether fasting has similar positive effects in humans. While it is not feasible to reproduce lifelong studies in people, it is possible to investigate fasting in humans by testing acute stress responses. In this pilot study we examined the effects of fasting on inflammatory reactivity to acute psychosocial stress. Methods Twenty-nine adults (58% male) were randomly assigned to an overnight fast, a three-day juice fast, or a non-fasting control condition. The overnight group fasted for 18 hours, the juice group ingested only water or juice for three days, and the control group ate normally. After fasting, participants were exposed to the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST). IL-6 was measured in plasma at ?1, 30, and 120 minutes post-TSST. Results Plasma concentrations of IL-6 increased significantly in response to stress in all groups (time effect: F = 20.26; p < 0.001 ), but IL-6 responses in both fasting groups were lower compared to controls (group by time interaction: F = 3.98; p = 0.05). Conclusions These findings indicate allow the cautious conclusion that fasting positively affects acute inflammatory responses to stress, which might indicate that previous work on fasting in rodent models can be translated to humans. Future studies will have to further address this affect and relate altered stress responses to development of long-term health.
  • RM

    3 years ago

    KLM88, good topic. There are definitely proven studies that inflammatory responses promote degenerative diseases, so having a juice fast reduce inflammation makes perfect sense. With all that high nutrient juice entering our bodies, ridding the excess Sodium, allowing our digestive system to rest and heal, and reduce inflammation? Sign me up for this reboot. Juice On.....

  • KLM88

    3 years ago

    Well, digging into my past, I'm encouraged to do some dry research into the effects juicing may have on my body. I just found this research piece, focusing on the effect of fruit juice on blood glucose levels. I'll just copy and paste the reference and abstract below.

    Effect of Fruit Juice on Glucose Control and Insulin Sensitivity in Adults: A Meta-Analysis of 12 Randomized Controlled Trials. Authors: Wang, Bin1
    Liu, Kai1
    Mi, Mantian1
    Wang, Jian2 wangjianxq@hotmail.com Source: PLoS ONE. Apr2014, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p1-10. 10p.
    Abstract:Background: Diabetes mellitus has become a worldwide health problem. Whether fruit juice is beneficial in glycemic control is still inconclusive. This study aimed to synthesize evidence from randomized controlled trials on fruit juice in relationship to glucose control and insulin sensitivity. Methods: A strategic literature search of PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library (updated to March, 2014) was performed to retrieve the randomized controlled trials that evaluated the effects of fruit juice on glucose control and insulin sensitivity. Study quality was assessed using the Jadad scale. Weighted mean differences were calculated for net changes in the levels of fasting glucose, fasting insulin, hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), and homeostatic model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) using fixed- or random-effects model. Prespecified subgroup and sensitivity analyses were performed to explore the potential heterogeneity. Results: Twelve trials comprising a total of 412 subjects were included in the current meta-analysis. The numbers of these studies that reported the data on fasting glucose, fasting insulin, HbA1c and HOMA-IR were 12, 5, 3 and 3, respectively. Fruit juice consumption did not show a significant effect on fasting glucose and insulin concentrations. The net change was 0.79 mg/dL (95% CI: ?1.44, 3.02 mg/dL; P?=?0.49) for fasting glucose concentrations and ?0.74 µIU/ml (95% CI: ?2.62, 1.14 µIU/ml; P?=?0.44) for fasting insulin concentrations in the fixed-effects model. Subgroup analyses further suggested that the effect of fruit juice on fasting glucose concentrations was not influenced by population region, baseline glucose concentration, duration, type of fruit juice, glycemic index of fruit juice, fruit juice nutrient constitution, total polyphenols dose and Jadad score. Conclusion: This meta-analysis showed that fruit juice may have no overall effect on fasting glucose and insulin concentrations. More RCTs are warranted to further clarify the association between fruit juice and glycemic control.
  • KLM88

    3 years ago

    Well, my first juice fast/feast lasted 28 days, second one 27 days. Today is day 30 of this one, and I'm not feeling the need to stop at this point. As a matter of fact, well... I started passing some gunk, if you know what I mean. I'm going to stick with this fast/feast until my body tells me to quit, and I don't think I'm at that point just yet.

    While going through this, I've been trying to reboot my brain, too, to learn about healthier ways to eat and live after I'm done. I love my Nutribullet, and definitely plan on using juice and smoothies after the fast/feast is over. But I also want to transition to a plant-based diet. I've always loved veggies and fruit, so this shouldn't be hard. I'm using Pinterest to help find inspiring recipes.

    I'm watching YouTube videos others have posted about their juicing journeys. I've been trying to find more videos from people who post about life AFTER their juicing fast.

    And...I'm reading books about nutrition and healthier living. Yesterday I started the book, "What are You Hungry For?: The Chopra Solution to Permanent Weight Loss, Well-Being, and Lightness of the Soul." From the book: "The fact that weight loss can be connected with increasing happiness is the secret to why my approach works." And...

    "1. Pause and take a deep breath.

    2. Ask yourself if your hunger is being triggered by a familiar pattern, such as feeling bored, restless, or sad, or wanting a distraction. You now know some of your most common triggers, so see if any of them are involved.

    3. Once you've identified a trigger, ask yourself if you really need to eat. Maybe you can find an alternative activity, one that simply postpones reacting to your trigger..."

    Eating good food is AWESOME, when our bodies really need the food. NOT when I'm bored or sad, which are two of my own personal triggers. I'm looking forward to discovering new, healthy recipes, preparing them with my own hands, and enjoying the process of eating, feeding my body with good nutrients, not junk.

    This is a journey. We can do this. :)

    - See more at: http://community.rebootwithjoe.com/discussions/topic/day-30--still-juicing#sthash.6FYexMiT.dpuf

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