Having embraced raw foods, & fruit smoothies, and giving up a coffee addiction (almost 2 months now!)
I decided it was time to try a juice fast. I am happy to report to you that I am on Day 5 of my Juice fast and feeling great! :) I started on a Friday so I would have the weekend to get through the detoxifcation process.
The first 2 days were full of aches and cravings. Day 3 was full of highs and lows. I think I really detoxed that day because the cravings hit hard and I was extremely exhausted. Day 4 was so easy it didn't feel like a fast. Day 5 is the present and I am having periods of energy and euphoria. When I notice myself become tired or weak I just take a sip of juice. I am currently using Naked juice, and Bolthouse farms juices. I tried the juicer this weekend but it was pretty messy and I found to make this work with my lifestyle (work, kids) the pre-purchased bottles of juice from the produce/juice section of the grocery were a lifesaver. Its not about being perfect and juicing all your own fruits and veggies, its about making small changes in our diet and lifestyle that can improve health. If its more convienent to buy juice than juice yourself , by all means do whatever it takes to keep you away from the Standard American Diet and Fast Food! The detox is difficult but it is well worth the natural high and the cleansing your body receives from being bathed in nutrients.
So today I want to challenge everyone to try a juice fast, even if only for a day. 100% natural juice, NOT from concentrate, no sugar added! If you can't do the fast (due to health reasons) try something simpler like an all fruit day or an all veggie day.
Peace Love and Knowledge,