by Leslie Gutschow
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Health, JuicingMy 30 Day Juice Fast – Two Weeks In and BodPod Results

I’m sure that everybody is excited to hear from me. I am also excited because I got bod-podded today. I know I outlined some of my expectations in my earlier posts, but one of the real reasons I wanted to try this “juice diet” or “juice fast” or whatever you want to call it, was to see exactly what happens to a human body when it goes through this type of diet. I’ve read tons of blogs and tons of people who say they’ve done it and they love the feelings and they feel great and cleansed but what is the cost? I mean other than not being able to eat the candy bar of meats (yes, bacon). There had to be some sort of cost, it can’t be all just beneficial. So that’s why I decided to look at this a little bit more scientifically.

I respect Timothy Ferris (author of The 4-Hour Workweek) and his way of turning everything into an experiment and trying to figure out things empirically. I think that is one of the best ways to live life. So I decided to tackle my weight loss in the same manner. What I was doing before wasn’t working so I decided after watching Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead to see what would happen to me on the juice diet. On thing that really bothered me was every blog and every video only did weight, not body composition.

So I started off on this juice journey full bore on September 1st, and 3 days in I got bod-podded, and I decided every two weeks until the end of the month I would get bod podded again to see what had happened to my body. Below you can see the results between my first bod pod and my second:

Week 2 Bod Pod Results

I was a little ashamed to show the results because having a 46% body fat percentage is pretty embarrassing, but it is what it is. What’s interesting as one can see is that while I did lose fat, I also lost lean mass. While this was surprising, I was disappointed at what I had seen. Before this “diet” I was approximately 2% higher than average when it came to lean mass, (a feat I give credit to the 5×5 strength training program) but only after 2 weeks it seems like I lost that.

So take all of this with a grain of salt, I’m not counting calories as maybe I should. I’m also not exercising. So there’s a lot that can explain that lean mass loss, one possibility is that it could be the excess “waste” that was still in my system from before but only time can tell what will happen to me. For the next two weeks I do plan on jogging and doing light cardio and weights to see how that affects the results next time. I also plan on continuing this “juice diet” for the entire month of September so we will see how it works out when I get bod-podded again.

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