Name: Allan R.
Location: Calgary, AB , Canada
Reboot: 5 Day
Health Improvements: I am a Type II Diabetic and after only 2 days of juicing I noticed my blood sugars lowering. Currently my morning fasting sugars are near normal and more importantly, I did my 6 month A1C blood-work (much more accurate lab testing) with my doctor and he was very surprised and pleased to let me know I had stabilized my blood sugars to near normal and could come off ALL my oral medications. In 4 months of eating healthy after my 5 Day Reboot, I lost 60lbs.
How did you learn about Reboot with Joe?
I found Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead online and watched the film.
What inspired you to do a Reboot?
I had been fired after 10 years in a major retail corporation during a restructuring. I absolutely loved my job and was devastated. As a result, my eating habits worsened. I was shocked when I went to a regular doctor’s visit and told if I did not lose weight, I would be looking at becoming a Type I diabetic on insulin. My mom passed away at only 52 due to complications with diabetes Type I, and I was 45. This was a wake-up call. I enjoyed seeing Joe inspire Phil to change bad eating habits. I got inspired that maybe I could eat better and feel better.
How did the experience go for you?
It was hard to get going on juicing. Felt foggy, unsure if just juice would fill me up, but it really did. Once I got past day two, I started to feel better. Lack of caffeine allowed me to start to get deep sleep and I dreamed for the first time seemingly in months. Then I noticed my blood sugars improving. This really inspired me.
Did you have any notable health or physical improvements?
Beyond blood sugars lowering, I started getting physically active. I now run (creative fast walking to save my joints) six days a week. Recently, I have added resistance training to tone and build muscle. I also noticed my sense of taste and smell enhanced.
What was the toughest part about the Reboot experience?
Simply starting. I still cook regular meals for others which drove my newly found senses nuts. Also, cleaning my juicer was quite a pain!
What habits have you maintained and kept a part of your everyday life?
I Reboot every 2-3 months now, when I need a re-surge, or I plateau. I find smoothies in the morning easier to prepare, and to clean up afterward. I exercise daily and make sure I sweat 4 – 6 times per week.
What is your Lasting Impression of the Reboot experience?
I feel better than I have in the last 20 years. When People ask “what have I done” I get excited to share my story. I see Joe made a difference in so many people’s lives, much like mine. I believe in giving back, and I try my best to share Joe’s inspiration to whomever I can. That thought that we truly can make a difference, one person at a time, still holds true.
This experience taught me I truly am what I eat. Lettuce was an exotic vegetable for me in the past . I now have a green smoothie daily. I probably have 2 cups of spinach/kale before most folks have their first cup of coffee in the morning now.