Dave M.

Improve my overall health, enhance my various athletic endeavors.

Quick Facts

Favorite Health Food: Carrot Apple Ginger Juice

Favorite Sinful Food: Nothing's sinful in moderation!

My Preferred Method of Exercise: Cycling / skate skiing

My Approach to Weight Loss: Improve my eating, workout like mad!

My Weight Loss Program: I don't follow a program

My Diet Plan: Personal Paleo Code

Fitness/Exercise Apps: RunKeeper, Map My Fitness, MyFitnessPal, Lose It!

Fitness Devices: Garmin Forerunner

DietBet Winnings: $2,093.33

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+14.8% Since last weigh-in+34 lbs
0% 1-Month Change0 lbs
+20.7% Lifetime Change+45.3 lbs

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Juice Fasting: Quick Thoughts after Finishing Up
by - 10/14/2014 11:04PM

CAUTION: Extended juice fasts are an extreme and unsustainable form of dieting; while I'm describing... Read More ›

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Wow Dave,!!!
I have to first congratulate you on your success ;))
I just read both your blogs & comments on the fast.
So glad to hear you did your homework before hand, as did I .....
I did see & even tried Joe's juice fast...but, it was a year to the day I found & joined DB, & I just wasn't ready to make the life change then.

I too would really like to hear all you tips, experiences, & just overall feelings about your fast. ;) I've been doing so well with the support here, not sure if I'd give it a try again, but it would be nice to understand it better ;)
Again congrats on all your progress I'm sure your feeling amazing ;))

Deady Bear

Good job on your juice fast, Dave. = ) I agree that it's surprising how much hunger you lose when you're juice fasting. I do a small amount of it every time I'm about to clean up my eating to jump start some progress. I usually go between craving salty, meaty foods in the beginning to just wanting to gorge on pineapples, so it's interesting how much personal tweaking there needs to be in your own personal juicing plan, between whether you need to make a salty homemade V8, or put a little more fruit into your green juices. But yeah, it's not sustainable. Not even the most prolific of raw vegans will stick to it for longer than 90 days, and it's not that you can't keep yourself fully loaded on calories and nutrition, but that the act of actually eating and consuming food is of social significance, and having food to chew on is a primal comfort.
Juice Fasting -- or My Month as a No-Food-Atarian ...
by - 09/15/2014 9:08PM

So I've alluded a couple of times in my posts on my two games to an "extreme" diet. I'm writing this... Read More ›

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Biking Syl

Interesting experiment... At least you will get plenty of vitamins with all the juices. I am just wondering if you lost mostly fat or muscle tissue. Did you measure your percentages before and after, by any chance? The body does eat up muscle tissue as fuel, if you restrict the calories too much.

Example: A few years back, I got very sick and lost a considerable amount of muscle weight from just laying in the hospital bed, not moving much, not eating much. However, the body did have to rebuild the muscle after that to function, and since I did not lose that much fat, I quickly reached my old weight again when the muscles came back.

I hope you will find a way to transition from this crash diet into a manageable long-term lifestyle. Good luck, hope it works out for you!

Miss Prickly

So interesting! I'll be following your story. Sounds like you're doing some light exercise, but did you have to give up running/biking/swim workouts? Would you have enough energy for a ten-mile training run?