Location: Washington, D.C.
Reboot: 30 Days
What Health Issues apply to you? High Cholesterol and Eczema
Did you Reboot to lose weight? Yes
How did you learn about Reboot with Joe?
I didn’t know about Rebooting until I watched the movie Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead.
What inspired you to do a Reboot?
I was 300lbs/136kg in December 2013 and I made a vow to lose weight before my 30th birthday. I started my own diet plan and for the months of January and February but my weight loss was very slow. My friend told me to watch FSND in February and I wanted to start right away but I didn’t have the funds or a juicer to do so. I waited until March and I got a group together and we vowed to do a 10 day juice fast. Well, they did the 10 days and I saw the weight falling off very fast, so I decided to continue and go 30 days. I lost 50lbs/23kg!
How did the experience go for you?
This experience made me make better choices in what I eat, my daily activities, and it also gave me a clear mind on how to handle decisions properly. I now live my life day to day helping others reach their own health goals.
How much weight did you lose (even if that wasn’t your goal!)?
I am 70lbs/52kg lighter!
Did you have any notable health or physical improvements?
The biggest improvement for me was my eczema cleared up! I am 29 years old, I have never had eczema a day in my life until I was 28. At this age I was my heaviest at 300 pounds. I saw a rash developing and I didn’t know what it was until my doctor explained to me it was eczema. It just itched terribly and when I scratched it, it would spread all over my body. It lasted for about 3 – 5 months. When I started juicing it cleared up!
What was the toughest part about the Reboot experience?
The toughest part was not eating a HOT meal*. Thirty days with nothing hot in my body was far more the worst part of the Reboot process. Especially when you Reboot in the winter and nothing HOT is in your body it was certainly a test! haha.
What habits have you maintained and kept a part of your everyday life?
I make it a point to eat fruits and veggies every day! I juice for dinner every night, even on the weekends. It’s my normal routine. When I eat, I eat clean. That includes tons of fruits, veggies, beans, nuts and seeds, and chicken and fish. I treat myself on the weekends and I am working out more than I ever did before.
What is your lasting impression of the Reboot experience?
When you Reboot you give your body a chance to cleanse itself. I Reboot from time to time. I try to stick with “clean foods” as often as possible. This Reboot experience has changed my thought process on what’s good for my body!
*If you prefer more warming meals during your own Reboot, try our homemade vegetable broths.