I, Drew Allen, did not have a bit of solid food in my system from the evening of Jan. 2 (Thank you, Texas Roadhouse), until the evening of February 1st (Thank you, banana).
First of all, it was amazing, and rewarding. I can’t recommend it enough.
I lost 39 lbs. in 30 days, without any drugs, or starving myself, and getting more nutrients than my body has ever regularly had.
People often have a lot of questions about the juice fast and how it went, and what I did, etc.
I’ll address some of those here and now, but for those really interested, I recommend checking out the video blog I made throughout my fast here: youtube.com/drewplaysdrums.
OK, Are there any questions? Yes, you there.
What type of Juicer did you use and/or recommend?
Great Question. I initially purchased a Juiceman Juicer from Target. I DO NOT RECOMMEND IT. The Juicer doesn’t seem to be built for daily use. It broke after a couple of weeks, and Target wouldn’t refund, exchange or help in any way at all. I love(d) Target, so I was pretty shocked by their complete lack of customer service. I still shop there sometimes, but I’ve lost that lovin’ feelin.
Then I purchased this juicer from Best Buy, and it worked like a charm the rest of the time. Seems much sturdier. $100 from Best Buy. Of course, if you have the means to get an even nicer one, feel free, but I’d still steer clear of Juiceman as a brand.
What recipes should I use?
I wish I had a better answer here. I don’t think I ever did the exact same thing twice in a row.
The important thing is that it’s more vegetables than fruit. I always went for around a 65/35 split.
Good vegetables that I recommend using are:
- Beets (if you can stomach them)
- Mint leaves
I tried blueberries for a while, but it took so much volume and in the end, the juice wasn’t worth the squeeze. Never gets old.
Ok, I leave you with this hilarious bit that I guess you’ll have to check with my roommate as to how accurately it describes my juice fast experience: