Fruits_and_vegetables

It's true. 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, which is at the bottom of this post.

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:

  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Cucumber
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Beets (if you can stomach them)
  • Mint leaves
  • Watercress
You may try plum tomatoes too if you like tomatoes. I can't handle tomato juice without heartburn so I avoided them.
Good fruits that I recommend using are:
  • Apples
  • Oranges
  • Grapes
  • Kiwi
  • Strawberries

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.

Hopefully that helps some. I'll try to post some more FAQ here soon. And maybe a video highlight or too from the fast.

Also, check out www.jointhereboot.com. Looks to be amazing resource from the guys that brought you the documentary, Fat Sick and Nearly Dead.

Ok, I leave you with the full video blog journey from Day 0 to post juice fast. Enjoy.