Name: Deanna S.
Location: Estes Park, Colorado
Reboot: Three 30 day fasts (with breaks in between)
Health Improvements: Lost 95lbs; lowered blood pressure; avoided hypertension and diabetes (was on the borderline of both now all within normal range.); clearer skin; more clarity; increased energy.
How did you learn about Reboot Your Life?
I decided to watch Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead looking for help and ideas to improve my health.
What inspired you to Reboot?
I gained 30 pounds last winter, and when I saw FSND I knew I had to give it a try.
How did the experience go for you?
It was so much easier than I could have imagined! The key for me was to consume variety of juices. I’d always been keen on cooking, but I had very little experience using greens and veggies. In addition to the weight loss and other health benefits, learning to use dark greens and other veggies in my daily meals was invaluable. I had NEVER used kale before the fasts. And I actually focused on chewing everything I juiced. I was never a salad eater, so discovering juicing opened up a whole new world!
What was the toughest part?
Gaining access to a variety of produce. I live at 7,600+ft above sea level where we have one Safeway store with limited selection, and things like basil sell out fast! Also, the speed which things started to rot is pretty fast up here. Buy an Avocado yesterday, and you better use it today or it’s gone!
What habits have you maintained and kept as part of your everyday life?
I now juice regularly. I’m much more aware of what I eat, so I avoid sugar, fried foods etc. My portions are smaller, and I now consume more plant matter than anything else.
What is your lasting impression of the Reboot experience?
It changed my life, and if you are willing, it can change yours, too. It was THE EASIEST thing I have ever done for my health.
The mindset of “I’m not eating anything” can defeat people. I kept in mind that I was eating constantly, I just wasn’t chewing.