Rebooting With Joe Cross

Is It Safe?

Some of the research that has been done on diets and weight loss have shown that "slow and steady wins the race." These studies have shown that the best way to lose weight is slowly, with a weight loss of one to two pounds per week. According to many of the studies that have been done, this amount of weight loss each week is doable, safe, and may help you keep the weight off. Losing weight slowly like this is also a good way to help give you the time to effectively make healthy lifestyle changes.
 
While doing the reboot diet for a few days may not be particularly worrisome, if you are going to be doing it for an extended amount of time, there are some things you need to consider. First, by consuming only fruit and vegetable juice, you will not be getting sufficient protein. When this happens, your body will start to kick into starvation mode. As a result, your body will start to break down muscle to help provide the energy that it needs. 
 
Your thyroid may also be affected, as depriving yourself of food may cause your thyroid to slow down to help conserve the energy your body needs. It can also slow down your metabolism. Once you are done with the diet, you may notice that the pounds return quickly, as your metabolism has been too low to burn a normal amount of calories.
 
Also, because you are on such a strict diet with the rebooting plan, you are likely to be hungry. You may also experience "detox symptoms," such as dizziness, headaches, and cravings.
 

Other Things to Consider

Before jumping in with both feet, it's a good idea to also look at some of the potential drawbacks of this diet. Other than the potential health risks of doing a juice diet for long periods of time, there are some other possible cons of the reboot diet. For instance, let's take a look at how much this diet may cost.
 
If you don't already own a juicer, you will likely need to invest in one. A number of juicers are available, some of which can be quite expensive. Picking a less expensive juicer may result in less juice, which can wind up costing you more in the long run because you will have to buy more fruits and vegetables to get enough juice each day. Joe recommends one that is around $100 to $150.
 
Although you can download some of the reboot plans for free on Joe's site, there are also some options that may cost you a bit of money. For example, one program offers a "guided reboot plan," which is the reboot diet that you follow under the supervision of a nutritionist-coach and some other fellow rebooters. These plans can be expensive.
 
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