Archive for December, 2012

Juice Fast Days 5, 6, 7

Monday, December 10th, 2012

This was supposed to be a five day juice fast, but after Day 5 I was feeling good and decided to keep it going. I also did some reading to see if anyone else used bananas during juice fasting, and found out that using bananas during the fast slows cleansing and detoxing, I assume because of the fiber. This was part of the reason I decided to keep going beyond day 5, so I could do at least a couple days of straight juice and see if I noticed any difference.

I made it through the rest of Day 5 on just juice, then Day 6 just juice, and decided that after juice all day on Day 7 I would end my fast, at least for a few days, but will probably keep doing juice for a few meals. It’s not been that difficult to do this, but I’m ready to […]

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Juice fast day 4

Friday, December 7th, 2012

I’ll make it quick and easy for Day 4 of the Juice Fast. I’ve had feelings today of feeling great like I want to keep going, and also like I want to give in and eat. Mid afternoon I got hit with some serious hunger but had some juice and it went away.

smoothie – juice of 1 grapefruit and 2 oranges blended with 2 bananas

juice – 5 carrots, 2 apples, 1/2 golden beet
juice – 1 cucumber, 4 stalks celery, 2 apples, 1/2 bell pepper, 1/2 lemon, bunch parsley/spinach/kale

juice – 2 carrots, 2 stalks celery, 1 cucumber, 1/2 red beet and beet greens, bunch parsley, clove garlic
juice – 1/2 small watermelon, handful mint, 1/2 lemon

Juice Fast – Days 2 & 3

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Still going strong. The headache problem stopped yesterday, so it seemed to only be the first day, from caffeine withdrawal, and then very minor yesterday. For the most part I’m not hungry and feeling satisfied. But I get moments of just wanting to give in and eat, or times where I feel really spacey and like I want to sit on the couch and be lazy. My focus will just leave for a minute or I’ll feel nauseous, but then I get up or have a sip of juice and I feel fine again. All in all, feeling great, just miss the eating.

On the 2nd night I slept hard, close to nine hours and woke up sore and groggy. I’m hoping tonight is better.

The only other thing that’s hard is that at home, eating is sort of a ritual for me and my fiance, when we are both home […]

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Five day juice fast

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

After watching Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead a few weeks ago, and having since done a few intermittent days here and there of juicing, I attempted to start a 5 day juice f(e)ast this week. After lots of food experiments in the past, I’ve decided not to be overly rigid about sticking to it precisely, so I may snack here and there as necessary, but I think there will be a benefit regardless of how it turns out.

I’ve done extended raw food cleanses in the past, and have experimented with months of no dairy and no meat, and even months here and there of mostly vegan eating. But I’ve learned that food plays too critical of a place in my life to be rigid about how I eat. I know about the slippery slope of allowing cheats here and there when you’re trying to stay on a path, but I […]

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