This is a genuine question I’ve seen in a group recently. I’ve paraphrased it slightly so it fits on the image better.
In short, the person has their fitness in place but their nutrition sucks. They were thinking about doing an “egg fast” or some type of juice for 3 days.
Rather than outright answer it for the person “No, they suck balls. Just. Don’t.” I wanted to give them something more substantial to think about because there is a very common pitfall with this type of thinking.
This was my response:
“Jump starts can work in the short term as a motivation boost. The problem is they can be very short lived because they quickly become miserable.
You also have to think beyond some sort of fast or juice. If you do that for 3 days and your nutrition still sucks, what is your plan for after that?
Many people either don't have an idea of what to do so revert back to sucky eating or think a fast / juice / diet is the end game and once done can go back to eating how they were..... then wonder why they are back at square one.
If your nutrition sucks, be more specific - why does it suck? Is it your knowledge around what to eat and how much? Cooking skills? Knowing what you want to eat but can't stick with it? Once you know why it sucks, you can ask more specific questions and get better answers.
Really, nutrition is never going away, it's kinda a for-life type of deal when you think about it. Your best bet is to take some time to properly learn about nutrition now as you can then use that for life.”
In sharing my answer with you here, I hope that if you’re considering something similar or have a similar mindset, it will put a few things in perspective about taking the time to properly sort your eating out so you don’t even need to think about crap like fasts and juices.
This is my, mostly, Personal Trainer musings and information which I hope you'll find helpful!