Huge update on the “Juice Fast”. While the weight and body mass stuff was interesting, I think you’ll be shocked more about these numbers.Â I was eating a typical diet of Subway and Chipotle for 2 months when I got these first numbers:
9/3/2013 (start of juice diet 2 days before)
Total Cholesterol: 246 Needs to be <200
Triglycerides: 190 Needs to be < 150
LDL (bad stuff): 176 Needs to be <100
HDL (Good stuff): 33 Needs to be >40
A1C: 5.7 should be below 6.5
9/20/2013 (20 days in)
Total Cholesterol: 153 Improvement of -93..
Triglycerides: 88 Improvement of -102.. LDL (bad stuff): 104 Improvement of -72…
HDL(Good stuff): 31 loss of 2 points…
A1C: 5.4 getting better (that’s a measure of the amount of sugar in your blood levels.
My HDL levels have always been low, most likely a genetics thing. (and it’s tied closely to activity level, and I haven’t been doing anything “activity” wise).
Take away: In 20 days of “juicing” I’ve lost 8lbs of fat, made my blood amazing, am full of energy. So looks like the guys on Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead aren’t talking out of their asses. There might be something to this.Share: