Name: Jason Frerichs
Location: Red Oak, IA
Reboot: 7 days and now supplemental juicing
What Health Issues apply to you?
Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Obesity
Did you Reboot to lose weight? Yes
How did you learn about Reboot with Joe?
My best friend introduced me to the documentary Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. He also introduced me to the concept of juicing.
What inspired you to do a Reboot?
In May of 2014 I weighed 410 lbs. I was always talking about the things I would do “once I lose the weight”. I wasn’t a fat kid. In fact I’m a former college athlete who got fat after I quit playing sports. I was addicted to fast food. I ate fast food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I was on a first name basis with several drive-through employees. At 410 lbs even walking short distances caused my back to hurt. I couldn’t stand up for very long without my back hurting.
How did the experience go for you?
In May I bought a juicer and decided it was time to hit the gym. Before I started exercising I had a physical. I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. I was prescribed medication for both issues. I did a 7 day Reboot and lost 20 lbs. That was enough weight loss to allow me to walk and exercise without back pain. The Reboot was pretty difficult the first 3 days but on day 4 it got easier.
How much weight did you lose (even if that wasn’t your goal!)?
To date I have lost 154 lbs. I now weigh 256 lbs. I am 6’3″ so my eventual weight goal is 225 lbs. I am only 31 lbs away. Once I get there my transformation won’t be complete. I’ll shoot for 210 lbs, then 200 lbs.
Did you have any notable health or physical improvements?
I have gone down 5 shirt sizes and lost 20 inches off my waist. I no longer have high blood pressure or diabetes. I don’t take any medication. I work out 6 days a week. I do 60 minutes of intense cardio per day and 20-30 minutes of weight training. My goal is to a run a half marathon this summer.
What was the toughest part about the Reboot experience?
The toughest part about the Reboot experience is psychologically overcoming the feelings of hunger.
What habits have you maintained and kept a part of your everyday life?
Since the Reboot I have continued to juice 2 to 3 times a day. I have switched to a plant-based diet. I still have bad days once in awhile but the good days far outnumber them. I have not eaten any fast food since May of 2014. I literally eat 2 lbs of vegetables a day.
What is your lasting impression of the Reboot experience?
I think the reboot is a great way to get started losing weight. If you have a fast food addiction like I did, the Reboot can help you overcome that and switch to a plant-based diet.