Five day reboot with surprising results

Flicking through the channels the other day I came across a docu-film called Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. The film follows Joe Cross as he travels across America whilst only drinking juices in the bid to loose weight, ditch his junk food habit and help to manage his Chronic Urticaria.

Now juice diets are nothing new, they have been doing the round for a long time but having watched the programme I was intrigued to say the least. How easy would it be to live on juice alone?

In the programme Joe used the Sage juicer, well actually he uses the Breville one but in the UK the same juicer is manufactured by Sage. In the UK the juicer is also endorsed by Heston Blumenthal, this is his little infomercial about the product.

The Sage Juicer extracts over 70% of the nutrients from the fruit and veg so it did seem like the idea piece of kit to help me on my juicing journey, my logic was the more juice you could get out of the fruit and veg the less you would have to buy.

I did some research on the benefits of juicing, there is a lot of information on the net around the pros and the cons, so after about of week of research I felt pretty prepared to do it. Well there was one thing that I was apprehensive about and that was the lack of coffee, but more on that later.

Now I do love my kitchen gadgets, having had a juicer before I had high hopes on what this juicer could do. I was not disappointed.

sage juicer

Not only is the Sage juicer stylish and well designed it was so easy to clean. I placed a plastic bag over the section that collected the pulp, this just helped make the cleaning process easier and gave me a chance to really examine what was left after the juice was extracted.

pulp from juicer

The juicer comes with a brush that you can use to clean the blade all you need to add is a little washing up liquid. I would say that its better to wash the juicer as soon as you use it.

I could not get over how fast the juicer was, it made easy work of whole items such as apples, lemons and oranges, this was a god send in the mornings when I just wanted to make my juices and get to work.

The whole bowl took less than two minutes to juice.

The whole bowl took less than two minutes to juice !!

I decided to start with a five day reboot, you can download the PDF from Joe Cross’ website. I more or less followed this plan for the first two days and then started looking on the sire for other recipes and made a some juices of my own. Most of which worked out well, one was absolutely undrinkable.

Whist I did this five day stint I did contemplate blogging about my experiences every day but if I am honest I did not think that I would make it past day two due to the lack of coffee. I started to get really bad caffeine withdrawals on the first day (around midday) by the second day they had gone.

After five days doing the juice reboot I have to say that I have never felt better and surprisingly have more energy. I have only had two coffees since finishing the reboot and by doing a combination of going to the gym and weight watchers I have been about to keep off the 10lb I lost during the five days.

Anyway you can find my top ten tips on Juicing and rebooting here.

*Disclaimer Sage appliances supplied me with the juicer however all the opinions contained in this blog post are my own.

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  • Diane Amesbury

    I watched that programme too, looked amazing. My husband’s thinking of trying it. Good to read someone else’s opinion who’s tried it.

    • rebecca

      Thanks, it was hard to get into at first but I am so glad I did it

    • Rebecca

      Did it and survived to tell the tale 🙂 felt so much better for it.

  • p.white

    This sounds like a really good product. Any thing with less fuss is good.