Tagged: Over 50
06/14/2012 at 1:05 AM #3415
Hi Rosie, I am 61 years young. I also have Type 2 diabetes, on Metformin. I also have hypothyroidism, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. I have about 75 lb to lose. I am waiting to start juicing until after my doctors visit in the beginning of July. I will have my labs drawn then. My plan is to use my daughter’s Jack La Lane juicer, to see if I like juicing. I purchased a Breville but it is still in the box. I recommend another documentary- Forks Over Knives. http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/forks_over_knives_2011/~~~Roe61 ~~~When diet is wrong medicine is of no use, When diet is correct medicine is of no need.~~~~~ Ayurvedic Proverb ~~~~ I can be reached at email@example.comYou must be logged in to reply to this topic.
06/14/2012 at 1:09 AM #3417
Hi Rosie, I just cele,brated my 55th BD. Ugh! You know it hurts the first time you have to say it:) I had already done 1 reboot and was excited that I lost 10lbs in 10 days! Unfortunately, when I went off the reboot and of course everyone is taking me out to dinner. Haven’t had any BD cake yet, but the month is not over yet. I gained back the 10lbs:( I think I am trying to stick to a vegetarian type diet until I start my next reboot. Have you already begun yours? Don’t go by my example. I know you can do it. But, don’t beat yourself up if you have a few set backs. I will be happy to be your support if you like. I will be starting hardcore later this month. I have 40;b to lose due to steroids.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
06/14/2012 at 1:55 AM #3423
I’m 51, lost 57 lbs in just under two months. My mother is 72, diabetic and she has lost over 30 lbs during the same time period. She has also backed way off of the insulin and expects to be off it completely soon. She has trouble with her knees so she hasn’t done any exercising during this weight loss, but as her weight comes down, it will relieve the stress on her knees and she will be able to exercise. She has been experiencing all sorts of improvement in her health since starting this. She does eat vegetable salads (vinagers/spice/citrus for dressing – no oil), soup (no oil), salsa, cole slaw (no mayo/oil), fruit, but the juice is the central theme – and since she is not exercising, she uses her metabolism as her main weight loss engine, so she jumpstarts it first thing in the morning so it is burning weight all day. You will do this and it will work. It does work. Your tastebuds change and you lose cravings for crap like sugar and white flour – that is what I found surprising. Throw the soft drinks away. Pop open individual water bottles, fill them to the brim with lemon juice. Ice cold – refreshing. You don’t have to suffer. Lots of tricks make it easy and delicious. Also, the body retains watere and gives it up at its own pace, so expect to see plateaus and even occasional short term gains of 3-5lbs as the body readjusts, and holds extra water weight – you’ll also see gaps down in weight as water is shed.
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06/14/2012 at 2:47 AM #3429
Hi Roseboll, So glad to meet you. I actually began my reboot before going to my Dr. I have known my blood sugar was rising, but until I began monitoring it as I waited for my Breville Juicer to arrive, I didn’t realize just how high it had gotten. Luckily my Dr is all for my continued juicing. I completed day 5 today! I decided to order a new weight scale to better keep track of my loss, although I can get pretty obsessive/compulsive about weighing every day! I recommend beginning to eliminate meat and sugar from your diet as you wait to see your Dr. I think if I had prepared better I wouldn’t have had such an issue with feeling light headed, head-achey and lacking in energy the first three days. Right now my energy is astounding! Good luck and please keep us posted!”Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” St. Francis of AssisiYou must be logged in to reply to this topic.
06/14/2012 at 3:00 AM #3430
Suzann…I try not to even mention my age whenever possible…LOL. Happy Birthday! I have dieted successfully with weight watchers and Low-Carb diets, but now that I am ahem…more seasoned, I found I wasn’t able to lose weight with a traditional 1200 calorie diet any more. It was becoming so frustrating to lose nothing, or maybe 1/2 a lb after starving for a week, that I just let myself slide…and slide…and slide until now I am over 300 pounds. I have battled my weight since I was 12 years old, although I really wasn’t over weight until after I had my first baby. (I was actually slim at one point in my life, but never thought I was…132lbs and 5 foot 8 while I was in college) If I can lose 10 lbs in 10 days, I think that would be a catalyst to keep me going! Please do stay with me through this!!! I start my new diabetes medication tomorrow…it scares me to death when I read about the side effects (nausea, headaches and diarrhea…ugh) I too have been on steroids at differing times from acute tendonitis, but I know the weight gain can be reversed!”Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” St. Francis of AssisiYou must be logged in to reply to this topic.
06/14/2012 at 3:19 AM #3432
@DanL…welcome to the Nifty Fifty Sixty forum…LOL. Thank you for posting all of that information about your mother…she sounds like a power house to me! My dad is 75 and also diabetic, but getting him to exercise is as difficult as getting me to do it as well! I did purchase a stationary bike that I plan on beginning to use now that I am out of my orthopedic boot (achilles tendonitis) My husband and I went swimming for the first time this summer a few nights ago and I was surprised at how it lowered my blood sugar immediately after…my heel didn’t hurt nearly as much power walking in the pool for 20 minutes. 57 lbs is thrilling…you must be so elated at those results! I am eating more like your mother, although I plan to juice only on the weekends when it is easier for me to prepare fresh juice for each meal. Do you have any fav juices you want to share? I threw the soft drinks away a long time ago, as I noticed I didn’t sleep after drinking anything laden with corn syrup…then I got rid of the Diet Rite soda as well because it seemed to fuel my cravings for sweets. My biggest downfall is the size of my appetite and love of meat and potatoes…salty chips for snacking and ICE CREAM…sorry…did I scream that??? I have been doing very well as far as cravings the past few days…My hubby ate half a pepperoni pizza tonight and walked into the living room leaving the other half just inches from my face as I was eating my cucumber and onion salad. I didn’t touch it…I even let him put the leftovers away so I wouldn’t be tempted to lick a finger in case some of the grease got on my hand! He is being very supportive…making or buying his own meals so I won’t be tempted and shopping the Organic Foods store with me. Do you plan to go further? Or are you at goal and planning to do raw food now? Please keep in touch…let us know how your mom progresses as well!”Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” St. Francis of AssisiYou must be logged in to reply to this topic.
06/14/2012 at 4:00 AM #3433
Ice cream? If you are allowed to have fruit then humor me for a minute here. Take your favorite fruit, a little whey powder, ice, a little stevia. Put it all in a decent blender, crush and grind until you have a very thick consistency. An amazing frosty treat. Who needs hagen das. I couldn’t believe how good it was when I first had it. Take your extra bananas out of the skins and put them in a freezer bag and freeze them – toss that in a blender with a few blueberries or strawberries, thin if needed with a little orange juice. If you need to sweeten it, a little (and I do mean little) stevia goes a long long way.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
06/14/2012 at 4:23 AM #3434
Instead of salty chips – & I’d save this for the maintenance stage, myself – mandoline sliced carrot chips (or those baby carrots) dipped in humus. If you make it yourself you can back off of the oil. Also, roasted spiced chick peas. Mmmm, chick peas.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
06/14/2012 at 4:27 AM #3435
Try marinading your sliced cucumber and onions in vinager over night. Cracked black pepper.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
06/14/2012 at 11:45 AM #3496
I’m with you Rosie. As I mentioned since friends and family are still taking me out for the next two weeks for my BD. I am expecting to go off the program and allow myself a few treats. Then back to it! I am tired of carrying around the new found lbs. I feel like I am seeing a different person in the mirror. These drugs don’t give you time to adjust to the channges. In one month I gained 20lbs after a series of 9 shots. In the past I would have walked it off or run, but with the pain and swelling in the foot I have probs going too far. My next sport will be kayaking. I’m not letting this beat me!!!You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
06/14/2012 at 1:31 PM #3521
Hey, I may be the oldie but goodie in the crowd. I am 62, type 2 diabetes, etc etc. I am excited to start juicing. I have purchased a blender. Just came back from my garden with swiss chard, romaine lettuce, arugula and radishes. I think I will try a little juice snack. So glad to be on this forum.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
06/14/2012 at 2:04 PM #3551
Rosie, we are using up the meat and fish in the fridge, bought at Trader Joes before my reboot starts. I purchased the Engine 2 Diet book, which I bought after watching Forks Over Knives. http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/forks_over_knives_2011/
This documentary was so awe inspiring and was the catalyst for my husband and I to change our way of life. I can’t recommend it highly enough. It is also available on Netflix streaming.
After this we watched Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. I want to juice while I read Engine 2 book and change up the groceries in our house. By the way, The Engine 2 Diet, and Forks Over Knives are both available on Netflix streaming.
I had my first green juice today, but used the rind and all of a lemon, so it tasted a bit bitter. will remove the rind next time. I am going to break out the Breville that is still in the box because my daughter’s Jack La Lane juicer takes forever.
Good luck to all! I am happy to see this forum expanding!
Roe~~~Roe61 ~~~When diet is wrong medicine is of no use, When diet is correct medicine is of no need.~~~~~ Ayurvedic Proverb ~~~~ I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.orgYou must be logged in to reply to this topic.
06/14/2012 at 5:16 PM #3614
Hello everyone, I’m a 52 year old woman with hypertension. My doctor recently told me that my hypertension is still too high and would have to increase the dose or add another med. The prospect of being on a second drug was the show stopper for me. I scared me and I realized that I had to do something about now.
I recently lost my mom at 78 years of age, she was too young. She too had hypertension and struggled to address her health concerns.
I am on Day 2 of the juicing and having a real rough time. I’m tired, dizzy and still have caffeine headache.
Best of luck to all.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
06/14/2012 at 5:53 PM #3616
Hang in there Arte. This is a normal feeling when just beginning your Reboot. Once your body detoxes eliminating all of the caffeine,and junk you will begin to feel better. Be sure to replace all that you are losing with liquids. I failed to drink enough water and got more headaches. The more you drink the faster you will expel the bad stuff out and hopefully regain some energy. Hopefully, by day 3 or 4 you should begin to feel better. Be brave and remember why you are doing this… your health is worth fighting for. Consider yourself hugged.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
06/14/2012 at 6:53 PM #3626
Welcome kctsbab and Arte! I am flying from one task to the other today! About to go get items for my grand-daughter’s 7th birthday party! I can’t believe she is already turning 7! I agree with Suzann about the water, whenever I feel light headed and drained I immediately down 22 oz of water and that usually picks me back up and eases the light head feeling. I know it’s scary to have the Dr tell you that things look bleak, but it can all be reversed! Thanks so much Roseboll for the link to the video “Forks Over Knives” http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/forks_over_knives_2011/. I am half way through, but it reiterates everything we have been learning. I didn’t learn all these bad eating habits in one week, so I imagine it’ll take time and study to un-learn it all and relearn my food choices and shopping and telling my body what it really wants! Got to ski-daddle, but I’ll be back later tonight! PS…Thanks DanL for all the healthy tips…I knew about the ice-cream a bit from “30 Bananas a Day” video on Youtube, but I have plenty more to learn, so keep bringing the info on! *mwah* To All!You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
06/14/2012 at 11:07 PM #3648
Happy birthday to your grand-daughter. Can’t believe how fast they grow. My youngest is 7 and the oldest is 19. It seems like he should be 7. Oh well, grandkids are great at any age. Love all the info on this forum. I did some grocery shopping today, have a little more to do. Monday is my start date. I had a kale drink this evening. It was pretty good. However, it did not fill me up. Hope when I start full time, I will feel more full. Any comments?You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
06/14/2012 at 11:34 PM #3654
Great ice cream idea! It takes some creativity to not get bored with he usual reoutine. I purchase some of the juice flavored water such as ICE. Added to crushed ice, put in a pretty glass w/ straw and injoy! It is 0 calories, but feels like you are driking an icy treat Great fpr a hot dayYou must be logged in to reply to this topic.
06/15/2012 at 1:15 AM #3675
Thanks kctsbab, she is the apple of my eye and such a sweetie pie…I hope she doesn’t become an alien like her mommy did when she turns 12 (my sister and I were sure our girls had been abducted by aliens and were replaced with “creatures”) LOL The appetite shrinks to almost nothing by day 3, or it did for me anyway. Today I didn’t eat enough, I have a headache that won’t go away, bu it’s too late and close to going to bed to eat something now. I tried water and a small handfull of pumpkin seeds, but still have the headache. I also just gave myself my first injection of Victoza for my diabetes…I am petrified that I will have some of the terrible side effects that 50% of people have with this drug. My prayers are that the only side effect will be weight loss and decreased hunger! Suzann, I made myself an icy treat tonight with strawberries and water and 6 oz of coconut water…added ice and a little stevia…such a nice treat on a warm summer night!You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
06/15/2012 at 1:47 AM #3679
It appears that we have a good supportive group of friends foring; Fpr those that are just about to begin their reboot pr have begun their first few dayhs on the program; Great! i think it will make all the differece when I begin my next regroop; I’m exdited;You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
06/15/2012 at 2:52 AM #3685
My doctor was so impressed by my results that he just bought a juicer.
This bares repeating, thank you Stacy…
Which plant-based foods have the most protein?
- Examples of plant based complete proteins include amaranth, buckwheat, chia seeds, hempseed, quinoa, soybeans, spirulina.
- Examples of high protein Reboot-friendly plants include kale and other dark green leafys, broccoli, celery, corn, and avocado.
How much protein can I expect to eat or drink during my Reboot?
Clinically speaking, it is highly unlikely a healthy person will develop a protein deficiency in the time frame of the posted Reboot programs (5-15 days).
Green juices in particular are rather rich in protein – 10 grams per serving (16-20 glass). To put it in perspective, 1 ounce of meat, fish or poultry, 1 egg, 1 cup milk each have 6-8 grams of protein.
One day of juices could result in anywhere from 40-60+ grams of protein – which is sufficient for many folks over a short period of time and actually 100% adequate for others.
The amount of vegetables eaten during the Reboot helps bump up the amount of protein an individual will consume in a day during their program.
Walking and doing light weights can help to preserve muscle mass during a Reboot.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
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