Tuesday, August 7, 2012


I thought I'd pop in and share with you my latest foodie adventure..juicing! Inspired by the film Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead I decided to try a modified juice diet, using this re-boot site as a guideline.  For ten days I ate and drank fruits, veggies and a bit of healthy fat . No coffee, no grains, nothing processed.  I did allow myself a couple of glasses of wine on the weekend but other than that, I followed the plan as outlined.

Here's what my shopping cart looked like during my first trip to the store. Please ignore Beren's package of turkey bacon, obviously the one thing that doesn't belong!

Produce Shopping

And the prep afterward..whew!

Ziploc bags are my friends!

And here are a few examples of the food consumed.

sweet and savory
Sweet & Savory Bowl

Chip, green juice
Beren gave the Green Juice his seal of approval

Arugula Spinach Salad

raw pumpkin soup
Raw Carrot Soup

fruit juice
Blackberry Kiwi Blend

Fresh Fruit Bowl

At the end of the 10 days, I'd lost 6 pounds.  Friends of mine who were re-booting lost more, an average of a pound a day, but they were much less flexible and only drank juices - no chewing. I couldn't see myself doing that and am honestly not sure about the health benefits of doing that long term.  For me, simply eliminating all the processed crap and white stuff was enough to reboot my system and give me a nice little weight loss boost. Though the preparation was time-intensive, peeling & chopping and juicing, it was worth it. I felt awesome! Cleaner, lighter, and loved filling my fridge and body with freshness.

So, where do I go from here? Well, since I found the way of eating relatively easy and the food delicious, I'm going to continue on in a modified fashion.  To me this means a diet consisting of mostly vegetables & fruits, a tad of fat in the form of olive oil & avocado, and occasional healthy grains such as brown rice, quinoa, etc.  One day per week I'm going to allow myself an indulgence, whether it be a veggie burger & fries or cheese-free veggie pizza.  I've cut way down on my wine consumption and I think that's been a big help not only in the weight loss area but also in curbing cravings. Let's face it, after a couple glasses of vino the bag of pretzels looks damned good, resistance is futile!

That's where I'm at, would love to hear from any of you who've tried a juice "fast" or a re-boot. If you haven't seen the film, I highly recommend you do so; it was a real eye-opener and even Beren enjoyed it!


1 comment:

  1. We juiced each morning for breakfast after seeing that movie and it felt good. I didn't see any weight loss but i did feel like i was doing something nice for my body. For me, it's has the same energy effects of simply eating a piece of fruit for breakfast though. We didn't do it like you did though - that would probably feel way better.