I’m excited to introduce you to Philip, because he’s someone who has really inspired me on my health journey.
A little bit of background information on me.
I Was a Chubby Kid
I am someone who has struggled with my weight ever since I was 8 years old. I didn’t eat differently than all the other kids. I swam, rode my bike, was on the basketball team which meant a whole lotta running, and climbed trees. I basically ate right and exercised but I was still a chubby kid.
As I got older, chubby turned to down-right fat. No matter what I did, how I ate or how much I moved my body, it was all just an enormous struggle for me.
I Tried Every Diet You Can Imagine
As I got older, like many people, I tried various diets and exercise plans. I did Taebo, became Vegan, switched to Atkins, did boxing and Pilates, bought a treadmill and cut out all dairy. And I actively participated in these trials. I didn’t just buy the treadmill and let it sit there collecting dust. I used it.
And although certain diets and plans brought me certain amounts of success, at the end of the day I still was carrying around extra weight – or worse – flab – and just generally felt tired and depressed.
I Learned About Juice Cleansing
Cut to the day I first heard about juice fasting It was actually for a colon cleanse and I decided to try it as colon cancer runs in my family and I was scared that developing it myself one day was inevitable. I went on the 5 day juice fast not intending to experience any sort of wonderful result, except cleaning out my colon.
Holy Crud, I Looked and Felt Amazing
Well, it was the first time in my life I felt what other people must have felt when they talked about “vitality.” I felt energy I had never experienced before. After just 3 days my mood went from being very dark (oh, yeah, I have also suffered from depression since my teens) to light and by the end of the fast my stomach was flatter, my skin looked great and I just felt like a different person.
What the heck had happened? This initial fast made me look into juice cleanses more and I started incorporating them into my life on a regular basis. I would say 2 – 3 times a year I would perform a (usually) 10 day juice cleanse. This helped me to finally lose ALL of the weight and maintain it throughout the year. y energy remained high, as did my mood, and my health in general was at its peak. Now mind you, after these cleanses I didn’t go back to eating fast food and crap, but continued to make sure fruits and vegetable were a BIG part of my diet.
Anyway, let me bring you up to my recent life…
Life Got Hard and I Gained The Weight Back
About a year ago I was in one of the biggest and darkest periods of my life. My mother had just died, finances were bleak, I had moved and was away from friends and feeling isolated and lonely. All of this stress made me make deplorable food choices, and before I knew it, I had gained the 20 pounds back that I had originally lost years ago. And I was tired. God, was I so so tired, all of the time.
I knew I needed help and I knew that help wasn’t a shrink or a happy pill or a new fandangled diet program. I was in desperate need of a juice fast, to purge my body of all the garbage and toxins, both physical and emotional, that I had stored up over a two year period of stress and misery.
In the past I had usually made up the cleanse as I went along, making up juice recipes on the spot. But this time I was more fragile and needed someone to just tell em what to do.
I Needed Help Big Time – Then I “Met” Philip
That’s when I met Phil. In researching juice cleanses I found his blog and was instantly taken with him and his story. Here was a guy who used juice to lose 215 pounds. His before picture showed a very large and unhappy young man, trying to smile for the picture, but you could read the pain and frustration on his face. His after photo was of a beautiful, vibrant happy young man who honestly glowed.
I knew instantly I would do anything he told me to do, I just wanted to feel good about myself, and I wanted that happiness and that glow he had.
Phil had just put together a 10 day cleanse program and I immediately got it and went through the entire thing, audio, videos and all. I guess I just needed someone to put my mind and ease and basically tell me it was going to be okay, that they were going to take me by the hand, do the cleanse with me, and I would come out the other side of it a transformed person.
Holy Crud, I Looked and Felt Even More Amazing
And that’s exactly what happened. Phil essentially took me by the hand and gently led me through his 10 day program, and by the end of it I had lost 8 pounds, had ridiculous energy, felt happier than I had in years, and felt a sense of hope for the first time in awhile.
Okay, wow, I’m realizing that my sharing is turning into a very long blog posts.
I guess the point of my story is this…
If you are like I was a year ago… if you’re tired and fed up and just want to like yourself, love your body, feel happy and have that glow about you, then I can’t recommend Phil or his program enough.
In just 10 days you can transform your body and your life.
As always, I wish you health and happiness.