If you have seen the movie "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead", it's hard to ignore the value of juicing and a clean diet. With that said, I just invested in a Vitamix blender. As of now, the plan is to do all of August on a clean diet. When I can't blend, I'll eat a vegetarian meal or something with a little chicken. If everything goes well and I feel good about the results, i'll probably stick with 1-2 smoothies a day and a reasonable meal for dinner. Motivation: I'm sick of feeling fat, lethargic, and generally out of shape. For being a month away from 35, I think i'm doing pretty well if I was compared to my peers. But I want to get back into shape for BJJ competitions and improve my overall health. I have started my internship and my choice to work a ton of hours has really impacted my energy and my diet. Hopefully this can help. The plan: 30 days of smoothies. No booze. No fast food. I'll exercise 3-4 times a week doing weightlifting and cardio. The goal: Look and feel awesome for my 35th birthday. I'm going to Belgium and then Ireland for a wedding on from August 28th-September 7th. I hope to lose 10 pounds by then, if not 12-15. Here is what I purchased: https://www.vitamix.com/Shop/Certif...CFKH7EOuNt2KK4fKS3FAMaAhfE8P8HAQ&gclsrc=aw.ds Video that helped me finalize my purchase: I'll update this thread and possibly start a blog of some sort. Edit: I want to emphasize smoothies and NOT juicing.