You might remember that I did a 1 month juice fast back in February of 2012. It ended up being one of my most popular experiments, and also one of my least favorite.
I’ve gotten a lot of questions about it, and thought it was time I finally answered them.
Some of the answers might surprise you.
the hell did I do it?
This is the most common question I get from people who know me really well, and I suspect I did a juice fast for a really different reason than most people.
The idea of me doing a juice fast is crazy because I love food (and eat more) than just about anyone I know. I’ve been an athlete my whole life, and have always had an extremely fast metabolism. After a hard day of climbing, it’s not unheard of for me to wolf down two super burritos while my friends struggle to finish one.
“Second dinner” is a real thing in my house.
And in a way, my love of food is why I decided to do the juice fast: I thought it would be really really hard for me to do.
I had this idea that willpower was like a muscle, and I was frustrated that mine wasn’t stronger at times. I wanted to change that, and I figured if I could give up food for a month, any other challenge would seem tiny.