As many of you will know if you read my 2013 Bucket List Blog, I have set myself the target of losing 20lbs this year. This is because I have gained a lot of weight over the past couple of years due to an under-active thyroid, for which I have to take thyroxin.
I decided to kick start my weight loss by doing the Jason Vale ‘Juice Master’s ‘7lbs in 7 days’ programme because I have done it before and I know it works!
Jason is the man who famously helped Jordan lose her Mummy tummy through her juice diet-not that I actually like her or believed that until I tried it for myself after reading a ton of amazing reviews for the detox on Amazon. All of those people can’t be wrong!
Last time I did it, I saw all of the same benefits and weight loss that I did this time; which included (for me):
- 8lbs in Weight Loss
- Tons of Energy!
- Shiny Hair
- Brighter eyes
- Clear, soft skin
- Eliminated all bloating
The write up on his book says:
Lose up to 7lbs in 7 days with The Juice Master Jason Vale’s ultra-fast 1-week super juice cleanse. The man who helped Jordan to get her post-baby body back has designed a healthy and effective diet and exercise programme to reshape your body in just one week, but with lasting results.The one-week super juice diet with fast, body-transforming results from the UK’s leading health coach and seminar leader Jason Vale – aka The Juice Master. The man who helped Jordan get her slimmed-down post-baby body back has designed a highly motivational and hard-hitting programme for effective speedy weight loss. The ‘7lbs in 7 days Super Juice Diet’ can help you get in shape super-fast to give you a beach-perfect body or help you look sensational in that little black dress.With his simple diet and exercise programme and inspirational message, you will not only lose weight, but also have higher energy levels, clearer skin and be set free from the dieting trap forever.Not only will Jason Vale’s carefully designed juicing plan help you diet more effectively than ever before, it will also power-pack your body with nutrients and enzymes for the ultimate body boost and help you keep weight off permanently.Reshape your body in just one week by following Jason Vale’s effective juicing programme, and feel invigorated and energised while you do it!
You drink 6 juices per day and in a week, my shopping list consisted of:
- 85 Apples
- 5 Avocados
- 1 Banana
- 1 Beetroot
- 1 Medium Bunch of Broccoli
- 5 Medium sized Carrots
- 1 bunch of Celery
- 5 Cucumbers
- 125g Kale
- 2 Unwaxed Lemons
- 8 Unwaxed Limes
- 200g Mixed Green Leaves (Parsley, Spinach, Watercress, etc)
- 1 Orange
- 8 Pineapples
- 300g Baby Spinach leaves
- 75g Watercress
- 1 Courgette
- 85g Alfalfa Sprouts
- Cinnamon Powder
- 125g Raw Ginger Root
- 90g Parsley
- 800ml Bio-Live Yogurt
- 1 Bottle friendly Bacteria
- 1 Tub Spirulina Powder
- 1 Jar Superfood Supplement
- 1 Jar Wheatgrass Powder
If you wish to try this, you will also need:
- A juicer
- A decent jug Blender
- Lots of Ice
NB – Not a smoothie maker.
As you can see, this is not a detox to be taken lightly!
My advice to succeed is:
- You MUST read the book first. Without this, you will likely fail
- Get the app, it has all of the videos for how to make the juices, motivational videos, recipes, and a shopping list feature which is useful if you want to shop fresh every three days like I did this second time
What I experienced:
You’ll probably be pleasantly surprised by how pleasant the juices taste. I expected them to taste revolting, but in fact they were delicious and fruity! He cleverly masks the taste of less appealing ingredients with strong fruits
Lots of cravings for solid food and rubbish – remember these are all psychological! Towards the end of the first day, both times I got a killer headache. This is because your body is not having to process food, so your body can begin to process all of the toxins that it usually has stored, these cause the headache.
To combat this – drink plenty to help flush the toxins out, and exercise, as it stimulates the lymphatic system which speeds up this process.
Still tons of cravings for solid food. You will likely still have the headache, but this will start to ease by the end of day 2 or the start of day 3
You will start to feel really great on day 3. Lighter on your feet, I noticed a difference in the way my skin felt and looked already at this point, I also noticed my energy levels picking up, and getting out of bed didn’t seem like a struggle like it often does (especially at this time of year, when it’s darker). The cravings for solid food have eased off significantly, as I can see and feel the benefits and ‘see the light at the end of the tunnel’ (almost half way there)!
Relief that you are finally more than half way there! By now I had noticed that my hair looked shiny and glossier than usual. I felt light on my feet, and my tummy was noticeably less bloated! I had tons of energy and my craving for solid food had disappeared completely
Appetite significantly reduced, a feeling of general wellbeing, flat tummy and 5.5lbs lost to date!
I didn’t like the juices much on day 6 after Passion For Juice Master (one of my favourites). A hint-do NOT make the second one of these in a batch with the first one and store it… for some reason this curdles and brings out the taste of the spirulina. It goes from delicious to disgusting… This is the one juice that cannot be flashed and saved for later! Pure Green Super Juice was revolting, but at least he recognises this and gives you an orange slice to suck on to take away the taste
Lovely. My favourite juice is on this day, Sherbert Lemonade, and really does taste like fizzy lemonade!
Step on the scales to alb weight loss (in my case).
I also started the first day of his 14 day follow up programme. It is important to remember to phase yourself back into eating solid food gradually if you don’t want to get constipated!