This is why you’re supposed to read the directions….

Duh!

Duh!

So, for the past few weeks I’ve been talking about juicing and the “Reboot” thing from Joe Cross’ documentary, “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead”.

I also mentioned how the wife and I were giving the ‘juicing fast’ a shot and what our results would be as we tried to detox our bodies. Well…there’s good news and bad news.

The good news is that we managed to make a five-day fast and have nothing but juiced fruits, veggies, and smoothies. We weren’t terribly hungry and our energy levels were pretty good.

Good stuff!

Good stuff!

We had some good results, as well. I lost five pounds and my wife lost ten. Now, granted, it was probably a lot of waste products and, not to get too graphic, but I was in the bathroom a lot during the first day. I think, though, that’s a part of the cleansing process.

At least, it was cleansing for me….. ahem

Anyway, a few times we’d get pretty hungry but, for the most part, we stayed strong. On the fifth day, I looked at Joe Cross’ “Reboot” website and they have the ‘juice fast’ plans spelled out for you….so I started reading…..

….and found out you could EAT fruits and vegetables as well as juice them!!

What??

Wait a second here….we could have been eating, as well?

You see, we took the ‘juice fast’ thing literally, from watching the documentary and they made no mention of being able to eat….or, if they did, neither one of us caught it. Boy, did we feel a bit stupid, but it was our own fault for just jumping in feet first with no prior prep.

Not that it was a totally terrible situation…it wasn’t and, if anything, it was good for us. We look at it as just another good step in a direction we need to go to get healthy and start eating right.

So, now were a bit wiser and we’re going to try the ‘juice fast’ thing the RIGHT way in about another week.

That, folks, is why you always do your research and/or read the directions!!

Challenge accepted!

Challenge accepted!

Oh, almost forgot my A to Z Challenge update:

“E” was for the Stretchable Sleuth,  Elongated Man and “F” was for the high flyin’ Falcon.

Check ’em out!

Until next time….

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2 responses

  1. Hi congratulation on completing your fast! Technically, you don’t eat anything on a juice fast – not even smoothies. The plans you read on the reboot site are ‘modified juice fasting’ plans. People who can’t do a full on juice fast would normally follow these.

    So if you had taken out the smoothies from your fast you would have been doing a juice fast ‘right’. Anything else is modified.

    I hope I make that a little clearer than mud!

    All the best!

    1. Ah, thank you Celia…that makes more sense now. Well, it’s good to know we were doing it right (for the most part). I think, though, we could have been better prepared and we will be for the next one. 🙂

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