While I may not be doing a reboot, I am continuing to eat healthy and lose weight! The 15 day reboot I did started 31 days ago, so I have been on my new mission to health for over 30 days now and I am very happy with the results. The reboot reset my taste-buds and I lost 12 pounds during that time as well as lowered my blood pressure a bit. Since the reboot, I have been using Dr. Fuhrman's book "Eat For Health" to get into a nutritarian diet-style and it has been great! I don't have to count calories or worry about what I'm eating because it's not a diet, it's a way of eating. I know, that may sound like the same, but it's not.
So over the last two weeks I have lost an additional 12 pounds and am now down to 241, having started at 265 so that's 24 pounds in 30 days...not too shabby! And I feel GREAT! I had a men's retreat this weekend with my church and a lot of guys commented on how healthy I looked and even my eyes were brighter. It was very encouraging. I even got to share with some of them about the reboot and being a nutritarian. Good stuff!
The best part about the weekend was that I brought with me some fruits, berries, nuts and seeds, kale, onion, and mini-peppers and was able to avoid eating garbage like donuts and pastries, not to mention too much of the meat that was served. I got to enjoy my salads, healthy foods, got to eat some of the delicious meat that was prepared, and even had some baked potato.
For me now it comes down to prioritizing what I eat. As a nutritarian my focus is on eating foods that are very high in nutrients per calorie and that's it. It's not that I can't eat steak, it's that it is not the main focus of my eating any more. For instance, at dinner on Saturday we had steak and baked potato with salad. So I took some salad on a plate, added three leaves of kale (cut up), chopped onion I had brought and chopped that morning, some cut-up strawberries, and a handful of blackberries. I didn't need dressing because the berries added sweetness and juice that served as a dressing in my mouth so I didn't feel tempted to use the fatty dressings that were on hand. I was able to explain to a friend who had asked me about the nutritarian diet-style that I was definitely going to eat the salad, I was hoping to eat the steak, and I might eat the potato. It all depended on how satisfied I felt. One of the first exercises "Eat For Health" has is to chew food until it is liquefied before swallowing, which ensures maximum nutrient absorption and also slows down meals so I don't overeat. As I ate my salad I took bites of the steak and potato as well, but more the steak than the potato with sour cream on it. At the end of the meal I had eaten the salad, the steak, and about half the baked potato (which was a small one, about a half the size my friends there were eating lol). I had a delicious and healthy meal, I didn't overeat, and I felt very satisfied at the end of it. That's what I enjoy about becoming a nutritarian: it's not about what I can't have, it's about what I want to have. Do I want good tasting food that gives me good things or do I want good tasting food that may give me not-so-good or even bad things? I choose the good taste and good results.
Sorry for the long post, but I haven't been on in a few days and the weekend success was a real encouragement to me.
Good luck and happy juicing!