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More about the Juice Fast: Day 8

Monday, January 07, 2013

Day 8, feeling great and down 10.2 pounds.

So, I'm getting a lot of questions about the juice fast I'm doing, so I thought I'd address them all in a blog.

My husband and I watched several documentaries over the past year about the sad state of our food supply here in America, and holistic approaches to treat cancer and other illness, and they all kept leading us back to juicing. Naturally we were most intrigued with the weight loss it provides, but also in cleansing and purifying our toxic bodies. We decided to "reboot".

So, we bought ourselves a juicer for Christmas and we started Dec. 30th to get a jump start on a healthy new year.

We do all of our juicing in the evening for the next day. We fill Ball jars to the top to avoid oxidation and retain as much live nutrients as possible and line them in the refrigerator for the next day. I drink 2 jars of fruit juice (one for breakfast and one for a night snack) and 2 jars of Green veggie juice (one for lunch and one for dinner). I also drink about a gallon of water a day. My husband drinks one more green juice than me...although it's not totally repulsive to me, it's not my favorite one honestly and I have to force myself to drink it. The fruit juice is awesome though...Pear/Celery/Ginger is my FAVORITE!
This is my breakfast for tomorrow. Pear/ Celery/Ginger Juice

Last week I ate a little raw fruits and veggies and afew walnuts, but this week and next I'm doing just juice. I'm doing a 3 week fast. Then to get off the fast we are supposed to gradually bring in small amounts of raw fruits and veggies the first week and carefully bring back cooked food and animal proteins the next week.
Dinner! Kale/Celery/Lemon/green apples/cucumber/ginger/pineapp

Coincidently, this weekend at church the pastor spent a lot of time talking about fasting. He encouraged us all to fast and gave us some information on different ways to do so. I'm spending the time I'm not cooking and eating doing my daily devotional, praying and journaling. I think this is a wonderful time to grow spiritually and quiet myself to hear the Lord.

I'm still cooking good healthy meals for my kids, they have been enjoying baked chicken and veggies, edamame, lentil soup, meatballs and plenty of fruits and veggies. My 3 year old has questioned us on why we are not eating and it totally made me want to cry. I promised myself that I would never expose my daughter to see me "on diets" or hear me criticized my weight or appearance...and here she is asking me why I'm not eating. I try to tell her that Mommy's juice is making her strong or that I'm going to eat later. This has been the only negative thing that has come out of the cleanse. BUT it reinforces that this has to be IT!! From this point on our life style is healthy and balanced. After this fast, we are all eating meals together again, and mommy isn't sneaking snacks when the kids aren't looking. I intend to do short juice fasts once or twice a year after this. Her awareness makes it even more imperative that I get it in gear for the long hall.

So that's my juice fast so far...until next time.

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    You have been watching Netflix,haven;t you? I saw some of the same documentries myself. I love documentries.I learned a lot from FOOD INC,FORK OVER KNIVES and various others. I can't wait to get my juicer. It was susposed to be for Christmas,but coming very soon.
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    1865 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/11/2013 5:15:04 PM
    We are wanting to buy a juicer. My husband has been looking online! A co-worker of mine has one she is selling. I think we are going to get that one. I am not sure if we are going to do a full cleanse or just try doing one meal a day to see if we can even do this!

    Thanks for sharing your cleanse with us! You are doing a great job! Keep us posted on your cleanse, I am so curious about this. I never met anyone who kept up with juicing. Everyone i know has always quit or said it was nasty! It is nice to see someone I know actually following thru and giving good feedback! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1867 days ago
    Thanks for the details. you inspire me!
    1869 days ago
    This could be my blog. I am also on Day 8. Loved Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead, Forks over Knives, Food Inc, America Overweight....and serveral others. Eye Opening. Planning on going to a plant based diet after my fast. Going to keep checking on you. Neat that we are on the same day.
    1869 days ago
    Wow! This is so interesting! Are you following a book? Best wishes!!
    1869 days ago
    I don't know why my pics posted sideways! whoops.
    1869 days ago
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