October 31, 2011

Day 1 of my Juice Fast

Today I started a juice fast with my roommate. After watching Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead (click for a review) I was curious about what would happen to me on a juice cleanse.

Last month I had decided to test out the Occam’s Protocol workout in The 4-Hour Body by Tim Ferriss so that I could put on some weight. I have been 160 pounds for the past 2 years and wondered what it would be like if I put on 10 pounds while following the advice of Tim Ferriss. I started at 160 pounds on September 25 with 12% body fat and followed the recommendations which included 2 extra protein shakes a day, and after 30 days I was 170 pounds on October 25 at 10.8% body fat.

It was an interesting month to say the least and I ate mainly eggs, oatmeal, spinach, chicken, pork loins, black beans, lentils and rice for my meals. I threw in extra rice and extra protein shakes throughout the day as well. This worked fairly well, although the first few days I literally felt sick after eating so much food after not being accustomed to stuffing my face so much.

After the 30 days, I felt pretty good and was sleeping a little better than before the test.

I decided that since I tried a new lifestyle for eating/working out that I might as well give juice fasting a shot as well. I also decided to buy a Breville BJE200XL juicer after watching Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead so I could incorporate juicing into my lifestyle. Thanks to people like you who helped me make the Amazon affiliate commissions that paid for my juicer.


Day 1 of Juice Fasting

Today when I woke up, I had a glass of ice water and then blended up a juice for breakfast. I then went to the gym and did an hour long workout which was mainly legs and cardio. When I got home, I was starving and needed something in my stomach so I made another juice.

I then went on to create content for some niche blogs and brainstorm ideas for videos for both Brain Smart Success and my personal blog.

After doing 3 hours of work, I was once again hungry. This whole not eating thing was starting to make my stomach mad at me. I decided to look up a snack recipe that I could use to get me through until my dinner juice and came across one:
-2 apples
-2 carrots
-ginger root (about the size of my thumb)
-1/2 of a lemon

so I decided to make that and it tastes pretty damn good if I do say so. The ginger is really potent and made the juice taste different from all the others I’ve had, but it’s a nice little snack. It’s filling me up very well and I’m surprised by that.

How Long Will I Juice Fast For?

I’m not sure how long I’ll do the juice fast for. I really don’t need to lose any weight and my diet has been healthy for the past few years. I’ll probably end up doing it for 3 days just to cleanse me completely and get some input on what it’s like to do a fast. Who knows, maybe if by day 3 I feel great I’ll take the fast to 7 days.

Have you ever fasted before? If so, for how long and why did you do it?

Chris Hughes

Chris loves learning, going on adventures, surfing and having fun. Chris on Google+

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