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My journey on the Reboot Juice Diet

TOTAL REBOOT – The Home Straight

Day 10 (Monday)

Finish.jpgWell, it’s starting to kick in. I was out of bed at 8.30 feeling raring to go. This is the type of day that makes it all worthwhile. I didn’t stop from the moment I got out of bed. While still a little slow, I had more energy today than I’ve had for months.

Living room tackled; bike-ride taken; visited a relative; shopping done; wrote just over two thousand words of short story. All in all, a productive day. Continue reading

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TOTAL REBOOT – Forging Ahead

Day 7 (Friday)

This is the first day on totally liquid diet. I have to say, I’m now feeling so much better.

I managed do some work (not the writing as yet, but that will come), do some more cleaning, and have some ‘me’ time in town doing a little shopping. I took my bike with me on the train and rode back; so I managed to get my exercise in today. I will say that, when I got home, I was rather shattered but it was a good shattered. I had a long soak in a warm bath to ease the muscles. Continue reading

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TOTAL REBOOT – Next phase

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Day 4 (Tuesday)

Rising from bed is getting better. It well before nine this time but was awoken by the depressing news of the Manchester Arena bombing. That is not a good start to the day for a depressive. Continue reading

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TOTAL REBOOT – Best Laid Plans

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I did intend to write something everyday while attempting this Total Reboot. However, life is something that often interferes with your plans Continue reading

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We Can Recover It For You, Wholesome

When life becomes really shit; when bits of life become unbearable; when you can spend two hours getting out of bed in the morning; when you seem to be caught in a downward spiral of illness, depression, addictions etc; there are two things you can do – end it all with a bottle of pills or just get a fucking grip! Continue reading

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Days 30 to 35 Reboot – Thursday to Monday

Okay, so this blog is a few days late. Don’t blame me. I’ve had no internet connection for a few days and have to go to the local bar to get connected.

Well, I’ve arrived at my destination – a full thirty day, Joe Cross, extended reboot, five days transition and hardly any cheating. During the first five days, I did have the occasional tea or decaf coffee but no more than two in one day, which was a considerable reduction from the ten to twelve that I would have had previously. I also had a meal out in the middle of that first five days transition but I restricted myself to roast vegetables. During the rest of the thirty days, I did sneak the occasional inch of raw carrot or broccoli stalk – what a cheat.

I also reached a real destination. In the middle of my five days transition, I went away to my caravan (trailer for US friends) in Mid-Wales – hence the lack of internet connection. What a fabulous end to a very strict diet – a relaxing week just chilling and writing. I have managed not to stray from the reboot until the last evening when I had my first cup of tea in a month. I drank it without sugar. It was in a bar on the holiday park, so it wasn’t the nicest cup of tea ever but I still enjoyed it. I have resolved that, from now on, I will limit myself to two cups of tea or coffee a day and no sugar.

I’m now looking forward to the adventure that will be raw “cooking.” I’m not bothering this week as access to organic produce is limited if not nigh impossible; I’ve stocked up with sweet potatoes and British potatoes to bake – nothing like a potato baked in a Calor gas oven, although, my cooker is taking twice as long to cook anything as it should. I’ve ordered a service from the site owners.

I have walked far more this week that I have done for a long time. Every morning, I am taking the dog for a circular walk that involves quite a bit of up-hill walking, for example. I’ve already taken a four mile, quite energetic, hike through the mountains above Machynlleth and enjoyed it so much I’m raring to take another one.

So, that’s it. Lots of weight lost (although I’m not sure what the final figure is becasue I didn’t bring the scales with me), improved energy levels – although I still get occasional waves of fatigue, and a new found enthusiasm for walking. Let’s hope that the weight stays off and that I resist the temptation to revert back to eating cakes, biscuits and other confectionary.

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Fat, Sick and Nearly DeadJoe Cross Reboot WebsiteThe Juice MasterManic Organic Southport

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Days 25 to 30 Reboot – Saturday to Wednesday

I’m now nearing the end of my first Reboot journey and I have to say, I’m feeling good. Thirty days after I first walked into the organic farm shop in Southport, the couple tat run it are amazed at the transformation, remarking that I’d bounced into the shop with a new vigour.

Tomorrow, I begin the five days transition back to “normal” food. I’ll be away at my caravan when the five days is up so I hope I can avoid the temptation to eat out too much. I do, however, have a contingency plan for that.  I am taking a load of juices and soups that I particularly like so have decide that, should I feel like eating out, I’ll just take the soup and juices for the rest of my meals.

When I say I’m going back to normal food, I have no intention of reverting to the way I used to eat. I have proven to myself that I can survive on a purely plant based diet so I will be introducing a lot more raw food into my diet. I’m even taking a book away with me – Raw Food for Dummies. I won’t become a complete raw foodie as there are some vegetables that provide more nutrients when cooked, apparently. Besides, I have enough trouble eating out as a vegetarian; it’ll be near impossible as a raw foodie.

I’ve also managed to do without is tea and coffee. While  I only drank decaf coffee at home, I would always have a cappuccino while I was out. That is so fattening and an unnecessary amount of dairy.  I also had all these drinks with sugar. If I drink tea and coffee again, I’m determined to go without sugar.

My total weight loss is 25lb, which is a little disappointing given my previous progress. If you remember, I lost  sixteen pounds over the first fifteen days. Oh, well. Let’s hope eating healthily from now on improves that further.

Well, I’m only going to bore you one more time after this, at the end of the five day transition. So, see you then.

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Fat, Sick and Nearly DeadJoe Cross Reboot WebsiteThe Juice Master, Manic Organic Southport

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