First, I want to say how proud I am of Riff; he started a (hopefully, at least) 14-day juice detox program and today he completed day 3! His primary goal is to shed a few excess pounds that he’s put on since we got married (which I should probably take as a compliment, fat & happy is a thing, no?). Juicing will reboot his system, enabling him to take his exercise routine to the next level, and, per my request, not drop dead of a heart attack in the next 2 years. Not that I don’t enjoy each and every second surrounded by my fabulous little ladies, but he’s not bad either so I’d like to keep him around too.
At the end of the 3rd day he’s lost 6+ pounds, but he’s not terribly thrilled yet. I suppose not actually chewing anything for several days can set your expectations pretty high in a sense of wanting to see quick results. Once he hits 15 lbs I think he’ll feel like he’s accomplished something. He actually declined a work sponsored happy hour on Friday, free cab ride home and all, to avoid the all-you-can-stuff-in-your-piehole-and-guzzle-down-your-throat situation where he’d either be miserable or give up. That, my friends, is the dawn of a new man… and I like it.
I also plan on doing a juice cleanse (I already incorporate quite a bit of fresh veggie juice in my diet), but not nearly as intense as his 14+ day reboot. We decided for the good of our marriage and the safety of our children that I’ll just replace a few meals and still eat fresh veggies and fruit, just in case either (or both) of us get a little edgy during the detox. I’ll admit, I’ve been juicing and eating mostly veggies but I’ve had a few carbs here and there, however, I’ve also had several bloodsugar issues. Before I embark on a full-on cleanse, I’m going to have to do a bit more research and talk to my endocrinologist for his recommendations.
If you’re even remotely interested in juicing and/or detoxing, I cannot more highly recommend Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. The documentary by Joe Cross is not only compelling, but it digs into fundamental nutrition and lifestyle choices that affect our overall wellbeing. It’s a wake up call, and the proof is in the
pudding juice (see what I did there?) because the 2 guys they follow are literally unrecognizable by the end. The website at www.JoinTheReboot.com is comprehensive, includes assessments that once completed recommend the ideal reboot program for you and, the best part, is FREE!