60 Day Juice Fast
Published on March 18th, 2013 | by Juicefast.com21
Today I start my longest ever fast to date, a 60 day juice fast. I am excited to begin this journey as I know it will take me even closer to my goal of being a healthy weight. Whilst I am no stranger to juice fasting, having done 7, 10, & 30 day fasts in the past, I do feel slightly nervous as to whether I will be able to complete a whole 60 days. But if success is purely down to determination, then failing won’t be an option!
Below outlines my 60 day juice fast plan, what I have done to prepare for this fast, along with my goals and motivation.
My 60 Day Juice Fast Plan
- I am taking 2 weeks off work at the start of this fast, I will then work part time for the remaining 6 weeks.
- I will drink at least 2.5 litres (85 fl oz) of juice each day at a ratio of 80% vegetables & 20% fruits. Juice will be consumed in 500ml (17 fl oz) portions every 3 hours, totaling 5 servings per day.
- I will drink at least 2.5 litres of water per day.
- I won’t be exercising for the first 2 weeks. Following this I will be brisk walking, using an exercise cycle and lifting light weights.
- I will record my weight and measurements every 10 days.
- I will keep all receipts and report on the total cost to juice fast at the end of my 60 days.
In preparation for this fast, in order to give myself the best possible start, I have limited my consumption of the following over the past 5-7 days.
- Red Meat
- Processed Foods
I have introduced more fruits & vegetables to my diet, serving them both raw and lightly steamed.
Although I own both types of juicer (centrifugal and masticating) for this fast I will use my masticating juicer. I will also use a citrus juicer for making grapefruit and orange juices.
Other equipment I normally use include:
- Sharp Knife
- Airtight Bottles / Containers (for storing juice)
Here is my starting shopping list for this 60 day fast.
The fridge is actually fairly tame compared to when I normally begin a juice fast. Here I have just purchased the basics in one store, I will research other stores online to find the best deals on my most used vegetables & fruits such as cucumbers, apples, carrots etc. I normally like to shop every 2-3 days to keep everything well stocked.
Weight & Measurements
Here are the details of my weight and measurements
I do plan to provide before and after images, in the mean time please bear with me. This is my actual silhouette!
- Chest 46”
- Waist 40”
- Hips 44”
- Thigh 25”
- Bicep 14”
My current weight is 200lbs my BMI 30.28 I am classed as ‘Obese’.
My weight loss goal for this 60 day juice fast is: 30lbs which would take me to 170lbs with a BMI of 26.06.
This would leave me just 7lbs away from reaching a ‘Healthy Weight & BMI’.
As you will have no doubt realized after seeing my weight & measurements, my main motivation for this 60 day juice fast is weight loss. I turn 40 years old on 1st June 2013, just 16 days following the end of this fast, and want to be as close to a healthy weight as possible by the time my birthday arrives.
Whilst just being a healthy weight is incentive enough for me to undergo this fast, I am very lucky to have another which is celebrating my 40th birthday with a 6 night trip to New York! I live in the UK and have been saving up for the best part of 3 years to be able to go on my first ever visit to the USA. I am very excited.
Well that’s about it for this introduction. I plan to document my 60 day juice fast as often as possible, with weight and measurement updates being made every 10 days.
See you on Day 1!