I am also intrigued by this because many ‘naysayers’ claim things like:
‘Juicing is a fad diet’
‘Weight loss on juicing is just water loss’
‘Juicing is unsustainable, you will put on all the weight that you lose’
I know the above is nonsense as I have lost 60lbs by juicing and kept most of it of.
October Update: Following Joe Cross and Phil Staples I have now lost 65 lbs. Just 5lbs away from goal weight!
I actually wrote a FREE Juicing Starter Guide- check it out.
I also got to interview Joe Cross himself.
I was curious to see if Phil Staples and Joe Cross kept the weight off.
Apparently they have, read on:
In a great interview with Culturemob Joe Cross says that at the start of filming Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead he was 310 lbs, after the 60 day juice fast he lost 80-85lbs. For three months after that herculean effort he stuck to plant foods and was down to 210 lbs. So Joe Cross lost 100 pounds. He does admit that thesedays he is around 230 pounds so thats a net loss of 80 pounds.
So what happened to Phil Staples?
Phil went from a whopping 429 pounds to 225 pounds. A net weight loss of 204 pounds! Amazing! He is now around 250 pounds.
So here we have an entrepreneur from Australia (Joe Cross) losing 80 pounds, a former Iowa truck driver (Phil Staples) losing 180 pounds, and this blogger who has lived in two countries is a Senior executive for a large multinational company losing 60 pounds in total.
So where are the naysayers now?
Sure some people juice and put it all back on. Mainly thats those folks who do not really understand whats happening with their bodies and are not mentally tuned into how the right food and the right exercise can help them to slim down.
The naysayers annoy me because when you are juice fasting for the first time these are the people who wreck the ambitions of the new juicers. The first seven days of a juice fast is mentally very tough and the slightest thing can knock you off course and head for the burgers and fries.
To all those considering juicing for weight loss please read the stats above, we are three ordinary guys who lost a lot of weight and there are thousands more stories out there. You can see some of my juicing weight loss photos
Interested in another take? Why not read this post about my recent 7-10 day juice fast.
You can also watch my very own short video where I talk you through my story how I lost 60 lbs+
You can juice the Phil Staples way and use the Breville juicer, also highly recommended:
As Joe Cross says ‘Juice on!‘