i’m going on a juice fast

January 6, 2012, In: personal experiments

I might be crazy, but I’m going on a 10-day juice fast where I will only consume fresh vegetable and fruit juice during that time. I was inspired by the 2011 hit documentary Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. In the movie, Joe Cross, travels to the U.S. from Australia to embark on this experiment. At the beginning he weighs in at 309 pounds and plans to do a juice fast for 60 days. He lives in New York for the first 30 days and then spends the next month traveling around the states and introducing people to the benefits of juicing. It’s truly an inspiring tale and I encourage you to check it out. (You can watch it for free on Hulu or Netflix)

Now, while I am no where near as out of shape or overweight as Joe, I do feel like my body could use a fresh start. So what better time than the New Year, right? I actually think this would be much easier to attempt in the summer, when it’s nice and warm and I’m not spending so much time inside (only feet away from my kitchen at any point of the day), but I don’t want to wait that long. So as part of my New Year’s resolution to do one personal challenge a month, I am starting with a 10-day juice fast.

I plan to blog everyday along the way. Sign up to receive updates on my progress by submitting your email in the sidebar. Or send me an email if you have any questions or words of encouragement to littlegreenbow@gmail.com.

Have you ever done a juice fast? If so, let me know what I’m in for in the comments below. If not, want to join me?

    • Hloni
    • November 8, 2013

    I m going to start today….. Will report back next week Thursday…..

  1. Reply

    What a coincidence! One of my sisters and brother-in-law just saw this too and wanted to do a Reboot. I don't think I could do the strictly juice cleanse, but we did just get a juicer last week. My husband wants to give maybe a juice-for-breakfast regimen a shot.

    And I answered my question on your closet post – you're in Boulder. :)

    • Reply

      How cool! I really liked the juicing fast and we've continued to include juice in our everyday diets. I think it would be a pretty easy to sub in juice for breakfast. Good luck and let me know how it turns out.

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    • Lora
    • January 8, 2012

    Wow that documentary was inspiring wasn't it? Good Luck! I think I may need to try this myself.

    • Reply

      Thanks Lora! I just started today and will be updating my progress a bit later. The good thing is I like the taste of freshly made vegetable juice, i just think I am going to miss chewing. We'll see. :)

        • Lora
        • January 8, 2012

        I invested in a vitamix some time ago – so I hesitte to make another investment in juicer. I think I can gain benefits from the same ingredients. we'll see.

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