Thursday, July 26, 2012
"Rebooting" A Vegetable Juice Fast Adventure
A few weeks ago, I spent 48 hours doing a vegetable juice fast. I went to Whole Foods and purchased freshly made vegetable juice and spent the entire weekend just taking in vegetable juice. What surprised me most, was that I never once felt hungry and by the second day I felt like a new person. I felt 20 years younger. There was a pep to my step that I had not experienced in a long time. I felt lite, inside and out. Now to be honest here and disclose all the facts, I had done an intestinal cleanse the two days prior to the vegetable fast, so I had a head start on the cleansing aspect. My mind was clearer, my thoughts more organized. I slept fantastic and my energy was top speed. I had only committed to 48 hours and that's what I did. However, in the days and weeks that followed, all I could think about was how I had felt, and how much weight I had lost in such a short time, weight that did not go back on once I started eating again. More than a pound a day was gone. I have been fighting with bursitis in my knee for a long time and even that was better.
I decided to do more juicing, only problem, our beloved Champion Juicer decided to die after 27 years of service. A friend suggested I try a Breville Juicer this time and since I trust her advice, that is what we purchased. While I was waiting for it to be delivered., I spent lots of time reading about vegetable juice fasting and watched the DVD, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. I was convinced that I to wanted to try a prolonged juice fast. I watched the movie on Hulu free but ordered the DVD anyway, just to have it. My new Breville Juicer arrived in the mail today and I headed right out to the food store to purchase what I needed for the first weeks fast. I opted for all organic produce, its more expensive, but for me it was worth it and doable. I fasted with water all day, and had my first Mean Green drink tonight and it was wonderful. Good taste and it was satisfying. I got a bit carried away with juicing, its so much fun and so easy with this juicer, so there is enough juice in the fridge for a couple days now.
I am committing to two weeks, and if all goes well, then a month and if one month is giving me the results I desire, then I will go for the full 60 days, having blood work done at the one month mark and then further along should I continue on to the 60 days. Looking forward to a renewed health and lots of energy !
It is a silent sort of morning, sitting next to the wood stove in my rocker, watching the birds outside my windo...