60 Day Juice Fast

carrot apple juiceWhy in the world would I be talking to you about a 60 day juice fast? I’ll tell you why.

First of all, I’ve been juicing as a part of my normal diet for a long time. I’ve studied health and came across juicing through watching documentaries and reading books.

We can talk about the benefits later though.

The longest I’ve personally done a juice fast is two days. I used it as a detox and reboot. It worked.

My Brothers Story

The main reason why I’m writing about this, though, is because my brother recently started a 60 day juice fast.

My wife and I watched the movie, “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” and it was truly inspiring. One of the real-life examples in the movie was a truck driver just like my brother.

We sent him the link to the movie and he completely ignored us and never watched it.

Months later he had a life changing event. For his privacy I’ll keep mum on it, but it truly shifted his thinking.

This event made him take inventory of himself spiritually and physically and he wasn’t happy with what he saw. He desired a change.

He then watched the movie. Not once, not twice, but three times!

He had an immediate connection with the truck driver in the story and that’s when he contacted me and decided to do a 30 day juice fast. Then he changed his mind to follow the documentary which was a full 60 days of nothing but juice!

Why does he want to do this? You need to watch the documentary yourself to see a real life example of what I’m talking about.

My brother might not want me to share this, but I don’t care. At the time he started this new adventure he weighed around 380 pounds. His ankles and feet are swollen and he’s taking highly expensive blood pressure medicine.

Here Come The Skeptics

As with anyone who tries something healthy, the skeptics go out of their way to crush your spirit and make you feel bad without any research or experience.

They make critical comments such as:

“Better not do anything without doctor approval!”

Really dude? I actually don’t know anyone whose attempted a dramatic health change without the guidance of their doctor.

“I told you it was gonna be hard!”

Really? That came right from a family member.

“I sure hope you can juice a steak or hamburger!”

Another family member threw that one out.

A Little Support Goes a Long Way

Whether you’re the one wanting to get healthy or you know someone who is, a little support goes a long way.

When we’re trying to get healthy we’re already fighting bad thoughts and possibly self esteem issues.

Encouragement is needed and here are some ways to help others in a situation like this:

  • Help the person grocery shop for their fruits and veggies
  • Check up on them once a day to see how they’re doing
  • Encourage them and tell them how great they are doing
  • Offer to go on walks with the person
  • Eat healthy with them

What About Kids?

As far as a diet like this, it’s not appropriate for children. But that doesn’t mean children can’t be involved.

Children can definitely join in the fun and have some tasty juices along with the adult. Here is a great recipe.

Grape/Apple Juice
Prep Time: Around 10 minutes
– ½ cup grapes (red or green)
– 1 apple
– 1 celery stick

Simple and tasty. That is considered one serving so if you have two children just double the amount.

It’s much healthier than any juice you can buy at the store.

One great thing about having the children involved is that they can see the adult (whether it’s a parent, relative or friend) making healthy choices and it really is inspiring for them.

If my brother can do a juice fast like this, anyone can. I don’t know if he realizes this yet but he’s about to become inspirational for people out there as he’s making positive decisions.

You can do the same if you want. For more specific information about the documentary I mentioned earlier, make one easy click below.

 Fat Sick & Nearly Dead

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Comments

  1. says

    I understand the value of Juice fasts but I don’t know whether I could manage to go 60 days on juice alone. I need some protein in my diet. How do you account for that? My favorite juice is carrot,cucumber, beet, ginger, apple YUM….

  2. says

    Please pass on my congratulations to your brother – and let us all know how he gets on.

    I remember being at my Mum’s house after running a half marathon, which was a few months after completing a marathon. Bless her, she said “You were a bit too podgy before, but now you’re too skinny!” Families are funny, aren’t they?

    Unfortunately I’m back to being podgy again, so maybe I should try a juice fast too, though I’ll be looking at the 2-day rather than the 60-day option!

  3. says

    @Amethyst – Your juice example is really close to one of the one’s my brother is using.

    There is a ton of protein content in kale and other dark green leafys and celery all of which are used in the program.

    As far as 60 days…it just needs to be supervised by a quality medical doctor who knows the importance of preventative health.

  4. says

    @Sue – I will definitely keep everyone updated on my brothers progress.

    I also did a two day juicing reboot. There are also five, 10 and 15 day programs.

  5. says

    Great article jeff – I really don’t get why people are so negative when you do something like this but they are. Your brother must be a strong person to do the 60 day juice (having to soldier on despite the annoying comments) but he will have the last laugh – good health!

    Cheer him on for me!

  6. says

    @Smoothie Lover – You are so right! My brother is being so strong through this and battling his way through. In 5 days he’s lost 12 pounds!

  7. says

    It’s so sad that most of us need a MAJOR event in our lives to get us off our bottoms to make changes for the better.

    That said, I’m happy your brother is taking action to help himself.

    He’s incredibly lucky to have such a caring brother to help him on his journey. Because what you said about how negative folks are when you make this kind of change is ASTONISHING.

    I made a lifestyle shift about 2 years ago. Dropped around 75 pounds over the course of a year and got nothing but grief from my family and friends. Telling me how I was gonna make myself sick or never keep it off etc.

    So you just keep encouraging him and between you he’ll get healthier and they’ll all be eating crow.

  8. says

    @ShellyB – I know what you’re saying. It’s very sad and some people don’t change in time like my dad who passed away because of cancer at 58.

    Congrats on your 75 pounds lost! That’s great!

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