Name: Donna S.
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Reboot: 33 Days
What Health Issues apply to you?
IBS/Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Obesity
How did you learn about Reboot with Joe?
I watched FSND and was totally inspired by Joe. I looked up the Reboot website and totally absorbed every bit of information there.
What inspired you to do a Reboot?
After having my second child I realised that 3 years on, instead of losing my baby weight I was actually adding to it. I felt sluggish and unattractive, clothes shopping was just a horrible chore and my mental health was suffering due to my loss of confidence and low self-esteem. I started a new job working in the community in April 2013 and was no longer required to wear a baggy, figure concealing uniform. Trying on smart new work clothes and realising I was now needing a much larger size gave me a wakeup call.
How did the experience go for you?
Once I decided I was going to Reboot I felt positive and keen to go. I decided to juice solidly until I lost 30 lbs/14 kg and I basically stuck to that. By day 3 I felt my energy levels soaring. I loved trying all the suggested recipes and bought the Reboot recipe book.
How much weight did you lose (even if that wasn’t your goal!)?
It took me 33 days to lose my target of 30 lbs/14 kg. After this I ate clean and in total have lost 52 lbs/24 kg in 4 months.
Did you have any notable health or physical improvements?
My knees no longer hurt and my skin is clear and bright. I no longer struggle with symptoms of IBS and my mental attitude has improved immensely.
What was the toughest part about the Reboot experience?
The toughest part initially was the attitude of other people, telling me that what I was doing was unhealthy. However, after a few weeks when people observed how much energy I had and how much my wardrobe was changing (for the better) they started to approach me to ask for help to do a Reboot of their own!
What habits have you maintained and kept a part of your everyday life?
I juice every day and now eat clean. I eat dried fruit and nuts every day and have cut caffeine out of my diet, which I think was giving me headaches and restless sleep.
What is your lasting impression of the Reboot experience?
Rebooting has honestly improved my quality of life. I Reboot every few months to give my body an extra kick of energy. I’ll never go on a fad diet again!
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