Sunday, September 1, 2013

Reboot Days 15-18 - Feeling Accomplished

* Fruity delicious snack!!

Tooty Frooty
- 1 nectarine (take out seed)
- 2-3 oranges
- 20-25 strawberries 
-1-2 pears 
(Creates about 30 oz's, it all really depends on the size of your produce, you can add more or use less)

I ended my reboot on Day 18. I miscalculated my dates, and realized that one of my best friend's 30th birthday dinner was coming up, and had to end my fast earlier than I wanted. It was well worth it though, because I really wanted to celebrate the end of her 20's with her! I know for sure, I could have kept going, to maybe even 30 days! However, my journey didn't end there. I planned to take 3 days off of fasting and juice just breakfast and lunch, while eating dinner, and then hop back on another reboot! There really isn't a rule that states how often you can fast, as long as you are feeling healthy and not feeling sick, or feeling anything out of the ordinary, then you should be fine to start up again when you are ready. Of course, check in with your doctor to make sure everything is still okay.

Mango Kiwiberry
- 10-11 carrots
- 2 ripe mangos
- 10-15 strawberries
- 3-4 kiwis
(Creates about 30 oz's, depending on size of produce)

* Super delicious breakfast or snack! I love love mangos!!

New Green Twist
- 1 cucumber
- 2 green apples
- 1 lemon
- 6-8 kale leaves
- 1 pear
- 2 small bushels of broccoli 
- 2 handfuls of spinach
- about 1/2 thumb size of ginger
(Creates about 30 oz's, depending on produce size)

* I love the Mean Green, but wanted to switch it up a bit, and this mix is soooo delicious! 

During my reboot, a lot of people were asking questions about juicing, and it felt great to share my experience and my knowledge with them. These were people who were open to the idea of juicing, and have done their research on the benefits of juicing. There were also a lot of people who thought I was crazy and starving myself. Going on a liquid diet that consists of nothing but fresh fruits and veggies is definitely NOT starving yourself! You are still feeding your body everything that you need to function and stay healthy. Now, if all I was doing was drinking water, than that's a whole different story. I was also warned by several people to be careful about doing this type of "diet" because it will be very easy to gain all the weight back fast. I've done plenty of research of what I need to do to maintain after I finish fasting, and there is no way that I will let all the hard work and dedication go to waste. And honestly, after a reboot, your body feels so good, there's no way you're going to want to feed yourself junk that will make you sick. It's truly a lifestyle change. Going on a juice fast opens up your eyes and helps you understand the importance of how to eat and live a healthier life. Don't get me wrong, I will not deprive myself of some yummy treats here and there, but I now know how to limit myself to have a healthier portion. 

- 8-10 carrots
- 1 cucumber
- 1 beet
- 2-3 apples
- 1/2" ginger root
(Creates about 30 oz's, depending on size of produce)

*Not a big fan of beet, but this mixture was actually pretty good!

I broke my fast for dinner, at Ba Chi Canteen, a fairly new vietnamese restaurant, located in uptown, New Orleans. I decided I wasn't going to jump straight in to eating any meat. I have a more sensitive
stomach than my fiancĂ©, so I wanted to be very careful with choosing what to eat. I opted to have vegetarian dishes to introduce solid food back in to my diet. I ordered vegetarian spring rolls and a vegetarian pho. (a traditional vietnamese soup) I ate 1 1/2  of my spring rolls, and took maybe 6-7 bites of my soup, and I was totally full. It felt so weird to eat food again, I kind of missed my juice. lol. But I did get that sort of euphoric feeling that my fiancĂ© experienced when he first ate solid food after his fast. Yeah, I guess I was a little "food drunk" too. lol. The food tasted so good, but I couldn't eat very much of it, because I got so full, so quick. It was a successful first meal! 

* Feeling great & super healthy! Dropped down 17lbs! 

*Yummy veggie pho, with kimchi & tofu!

* Veggie spring rolls with avocado, lettuce, mint, and noodles

After my 18 day reboot, I felt very accomplished! My body has transformed and I felt slimmer and healthier than I have in years. My body felt clean, and I was fully energized! I was so proud of myself for actually sticking to it, and following through. It was such an amazing & rewarding feeling! I was already planning out my second reboot! =)