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60 day juice feast: 12/60 q's and a's

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

How often do you juice fast? Is this your longest one so far? How are you doing emotionally? Do you exercise while fasting? How do you avoid being in the kitchen as much?

This is my second juice fast. I fasted previously, about 6 months ago, for 21 days. Because it was my first fast, I juiced all meals and snacks and ate one raw/vegan meal. This is my longest fast, but by far the easiest. The first time was more difficult because so much of it was a learning curve.
Emotionally it can go either way, some have days of tears when they realize how emotionally attached they are to food and the lack of it causes a real emotional void. This down time happens often in the first week or two. Other days are a complete emotional high where you are on top of the world.
I exercise but I do not over-exert myself. I will walk and do light exercise. But not in the first week.
Honestly, I am in the kitchen a lot during a fast, mostly because I ENJOY cooking for my family when I am fasting. Is that weird? It is hard the first week, after that, my body goes into “juice mode” and my focus is not on food as much as at first, I get less and less interested. I can sit at the table with my family and drink my juice without feeling sorry for myself.

How do you count calories in your juices?

When you juice fruits and veggies you do not count calories from fiber because the fiber is not in the juice.
Apple = 53 calories
Fiber from apple = 2.4
In order to find the calories from the fiber the 2.4 needs to be multiplied by 4.
Fiber calories is 2.4×4 = 9.6
53 -9.6 = 43.4 calories for the apple once it is juiced.

What juicer do you use?

Breville Juice Fountain Plus $149.99

What is the purpose of this “juice fast”, why is it for 2 months, and why are you putting your health in danger with a drinking plan that is under 1200 calories?

I am taking in all the nutrients my body needs. I will not get colon cancer. In fact my “bowel movements” are just fine. I don’t have any issues in that way. I have supplements and options if things aren’t moving along as I like. My calories are mostly above 1000. I have extra juices for snacks. I was giving recipes for 3 meals. I was tracking my meals in order to insure they are above 350 calories. There is plenty of research on this subject for you to look in to. Thanks for your concern.
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  • ERIN1957
    I did a juice fast awhile ago and only made it 4 days, a tough four days. I was all over the place and felt terrible. I admire people who can and succeed. I did feel success. I have done day fasting with juices but haven't looked at doing anything longer.
    My best to you in this journey. Hope you don't mind if I route you on!
    2326 days ago
    PPL don't really understand fasting, and all it's benefits. Sometimes I think it would be easier to explain some kind of highly technical computational science equation. PPL are pretty set in their mind and sometimes it is hard for them to listen and learn with an open mind w/o any preconceived opinions.

    Anyways, kudos to you! I have only fasted for 2 days. Not absolute water fast, I use things like kraut, CO, but many days I intermittent fast easy enough. It is so nice to be at a place where I am not dependent upon food, or lack thereof, for an extended period of time. I use to go on a 2 hour horseback ride and pack snacks like I would be gone for a week! Now we can do something spur of the moment and food is the last thing on my mind :)

    Best of luck!

    Thanks for sharing!


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    2326 days ago
    emoticon for the information.
    Good blog, I am full now.
    2326 days ago
    awesome awesome I just may copy and paste this blog if need be (with your permission of course!!) Love the Q&A

    My juicer comes tomorrow My juicer comes tomorrow

    I start juicing on my unbirthday I jstart juicing on my unbirthday!!

    2326 days ago
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