After much research I decided to go on a 30 day juice fast. Basically you juice plenty of fruits/veggies and drink water/herbal tea for the duration. I was hesitant of trying this since I didn't want to lose my hard earned muscles, but now that I tried it, I highly recommend it for 2-3 weeks if you want to shred quickly. I'm on day 18 right now and been feeling slow and sluggish this week so I'm dropping down to 20 days. I lost approximately 12 lbs and my muscles are stil there and more defined. I plan to do this again just before summer to bring out more definition.
Attached is my before picture, a 2 week progress pic, and a daily juice content prep. During my fast, I hit the gym lightly only a couple times, sat in in the sauna, jogged a couple times and did 1 spin class (had too much energy). First 3 days are the toughest, after that you're golden.
and please let's not get into an argument whether this 'works' or is 'good for your health' or is 'necessary' etc etc.
Typical day (as per picture):
MorningPlate - Cucumber, Apple, Ginger, Lemon, Cilantro
Lunch Plate - Carrots, Apples, Celery
Break Plate - cantalope (with Skin), cinnamon
Starbucks Passion Tea w Honey @ work (I feel SO masculine ordering this every day)
Lots of Water
At night, I'll sit at my desk and eat a pomegranate while I listen to music/podcast and relax
[edit... pic post fail.... here are the links]