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Super Juice Me! - My 28 day challenge

Postby tiddliewinkz » Mon Jun 22, 2015 3:17 pm

Let me start with a little bit about me.

I am 30 in a little under three months (Eeek!) and have been at war with my weight for the best part of two decades. On top of this, I have no energy and my once flawless skin seems to react to absolutely everything and is usually a nice angry red colour. I did have food intolerances to Salycilates which I basically used as an excuse not to have a healthy diet. For those of you that don’t know – Salycilates are basically the natural immune system of a lot of fruit and vegetables, so I had to avoid a lot of them. Thankfully – I found a naturopath who was able to desensitise me to these nasty fruit and veg.

Although the naturopath seemingly ‘cured’ my intolerances, I still have no energy, feel and look like crap and haven’t dropped any weight. I must admit – I blamed all of these issues on my intolerances and thought that by getting rid of them would be an instant fix and I would magically be transformed into someone that looked like Taylor Swift… ohhh how wrong I was!

I watched a documentary the other day called Fat, Sick and Nearly dead where an Aussie, overweight man went over to the USA and only drank fresh juice for 60 days. Not only did he lose weight but a lot of his health issues were gone. After that, I went and bought Jason Vale’s Super Juice Me! 28 day juice plan book which I have read cover to cover and am planning to attempt.

Now, I am one of those people that believe that fasting is good for our bodies because it gives our body time to repair instead of focussing solely on digestion. As much as I know that 6 small meals a day is apparently the ‘ultimate’ way to eat from our hunter gatherer days, what about the times where they didn’t have any food? They wouldn’t have eaten for days, if not weeks or months, but still survived. I am not here to preach my way of thinking because I could be totally off track but this is just my line of thought that got me to try to live on nothing but fruit and vegetable juice for 28 days.

Another incentive for me (as if all of the stuff above isn’t enough) is that I was in a 7 year relationship and now find myself single. Wow! What a different dating world we live in these days! It’s all through all of these apps like Tinder and is quite daunting ESPECIALLY when I don’t like how I look!

Enough rambling – here are my current stats:
Height: 161 cm
Weight: 76.6 kg
Waist: 88 cm
Chest: 105 cm
Hips: 98 cm
Thigh: 65 cm
Arm: 34 cm

My ideal weight is 55kg - and I don’t by any means think that I will get down to that in 28 days, but any loss is closer than I am now

I don’t really expect anyone to follow this thread, and that is fine – I am doing it as a journal so that I can keep myself accountable. I will be exercising as well – ideally once a day, but lets be honest - anything is better than what I'm doing now. Hopefully I get some energy from all this juice so that I’m totally pumped to do it!

My goal: I am planning to go to San Fran / Vegas and Hawaii for my 30th so ultimately I would love to look and feel amazing and be able to buy a new wardrobe while I’m there :)
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Re: Super Juice Me! - My 28 day challenge

Postby tiddliewinkz » Mon Jun 22, 2015 3:34 pm

Now that I have all of that out of the way – welcome to pre- day 1.

This 28 days will be an interesting test for me – I’m not the type of girl that will choose a salad over anything so my poor body will have a bit of a shock having all of this healthy stuff pumped into it – especially after being in the mindset that fruit and veg are ultimately detrimental to my health for so long. I’m also usually pretty sociable – and with socialising comes a massive array of food and drink temptations… but I can do this.

I have gone and bought my fruit and veg for week one from the shopping list in the book and wow! There is sooooooo much stuff! My fridge is now completely full. The drawer and two of the three shelves are full of fruit and veg so at least now when I look in my fridge there won’t be much that can tempt me to stray from this detox.

I am going to have a carrot & apple juice for dinner tonight just to use my old fruit and veg and to get into the swing of things - after I go to the gym of course!

Wish me luck
This is how my fridge now looks!!
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1st goal... 65kg by the end of June 2010
2nd goal... 60kg by the end of August 2010
3rd goal... 55kg by the end of October 2010
Final goal... maintain it FOR EVER!!!
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Re: Super Juice Me! - My 28 day challenge

Postby Tams » Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:30 pm

Best wishes with this.

I did see that doco too. It was pretty satisfying from a voyeristic point of view...we all love the dramatic before and after changes.

From a health view point, I have a number of problems with it. But, as you said, our bodies can withstand periods of lack, so if the motivation this gives you for a 28 day challenge is there, then use it. As you go through your 28 days, think about how you will transition to a 'normal' diet that will sustain you for the rest of your life.

By the way, I've had to go on those intolerance diets too - salicilates, amines AND low Fodmaps all at the same time (something even my dietician said was hard!). And boy is it mind-bending to look at a vege and think 'nope you are bad for me' and then a stick of butter 'you are good for me'! The surprising thing was that I didnt put on any weight on my diet of sugar, butter, cream, fresh meat and root veges, milk and 1 banana and some lemon each day (I lost weight). Boy it sucked - I really craved green!! After 8-9 months the dietician agreed that the improvements werent enough for the potential damage of this on my body long term in terms of nutrition.

But what I can tell you, is if you have the discipline to follow such a restrictive medical diet, you have all the discipline you need to succeed in eating well, and for health and weightloss.

By the way, if your lethargy and ill feelings persist (or have been there a long time) make sure (and I'm sure youve done so already given you have been on a medical diet) that you talk with your GP...or find a good one!

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Re: Super Juice Me! - My 28 day challenge

Postby Blitz » Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:39 am

The problem with any juicing diet is that you actually burn less calories consuming your food that way.
One of the major demands on your body's energy is the digestive process.
By making it easier to digest, what you are actually doing is burning up less calories...
the very thing that overweight people want to burn more of.

As for "releasing the full nutritional goodness"...your body is fully capable of extracting all the required goodness itself.
It will take exactly what it NEEDS...and the rest is removed.
That is why taking extra vitamins supplements is a waste of time if you have a healthy balanced diet.
Only your toilet benefits from the added extras!

Basically all this juicing stuff is baby food for adults.

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Re: Super Juice Me! - My 28 day challenge

Postby Carlos » Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:36 am

How have you been going with this? :)

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