It has been over a week since we finished our Reboot towards better health - 10 days of replacing all meals and snacks with juiced vegetables and fruit. I promised Bobbi, one of the commenters to my blog, that I would post about how the transition from Reboot to regular eating has gone.
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For me, the hardest part of the Reboot was the Transition. To be honest, although I knew I'd have to take it easy for a short time as far as what I ate, I didn't expect it to be as hard as it was. My body did not take kindly to getting back to 'normal'. It liked getting all of those micronutrients every day.
The first day back to regular eating was okay. I had part of an egg and some toast for breakfast, juice for lunch, and a small supper - baked chicken breast, noodles & veggies. On the second day, I headed to bed at 4 pm and didn't resurface until 10 am the next day. My stomach was queasy and I was a bit dizzy. I had started the day with a fruit smoothie and an egg. Juice for lunch again. Could have been the chocolate wafers I tried in the afternoon that put me over the edge ... or maybe the cheese. Remember I craved cheese during my reboot? But maybe I just needed the extra rest. Because of the boost of energy I'd had during the 10 day reboot I had kept very busy. So maybe I really needed rest. After 10 am the next day I was fine. Babe & The Cowboy didn't seem to have a problem at all with the transition other than a little queasiness.
True to our resolve, The Cowboy and I are replacing one meal a day with a juice, at least 5 times a week. We are also continuing to start the day with a cup of hot water and lemon before breakfast. That seems to get things moving first thing in the day. The Cowboy drinks hot water and lemon throughout the day in place of coffee.
I forgot to mention in my Reboot posts that we usually ended the day with an herbal tea. I've never been much of a coffee OR tea drinker but I do like my licorice spice herbal tea. So I'm still continuing to end the day with tea when I can.
The Cowboy can't believe he had nothing but juice for 10 days - that he kept with it for a whole 10 days. And most people who know him can't believe it either. I think we did so well because we did it together. Nobody else in the house was eating regular food, and I didn't have to think about cooking meals for someone else either.
It is recommended that during the reboot you stop taking any vitamins or medication that is not prescription. (Continue taking prescription medicines) I have always been a big vitamin-taker but I adhered to the recommendation and stopped the vitamins during our 10 days, and I felt very healthy. After the reboot I decided to not go back on vitamins for a week to see if there was any difference. There was. I was more tired, and foggier in the brain. So this week I will go back to vitamins again.
For those of you who are interested in trying a reboot, I've posted some links below. It's definitely worth checking out. If nothing else, watch the movie Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead 2, and see what you think about a reboot after watching.
Check out the Trailer for Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead 2 here
Here is where you can "meet" Joe Cross and find out all about a reboot: Reboot with Joe
The exact plan we followed was this one. It's a 5-Day plan that we did twice.
And that's about all for this post. Please comment below and let me know how your reboot goes.
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