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I'm starting my first juice fast this weekend. I'm going to do it for five days and then do an evaluation and see how I feel to decide if I should continue it for an additional four days- the duration of spring break. I have two primary reasons for undertaking this adventure.
1) My digestion is very sensitive and I'm hoping that this will promote some healing. After I am done with the cleanse, I am going to focus on not eating at night in the hopes that my body…Continue
Added by ChenaRaw on March 8, 2012 at 10:53pm — No Comments
Hi guys. :)
I am sitting here drinking warm prune juice, which only ever seems to taste acceptable in the predicament I am currently in, so I am sure you can get a grasp on what is happening to me right now. It's funny, I can't even choke this stuff down when I am not having a constipation/a horrible UP flareup.
It's 5 am and I am wide awake. Woke up in yeah, pretty agonizing pain...I am sure some would go to the urgent care for this but HAH it takes a LOTTT…Continue
So, this is my second time around. My husband and I did a brief juice fast back in August of 2011, but on the morning of Day 6, my blood pressure tanked, so I felt I needed to eat some SALT! Who knew (well, likely everybody here but me) that juicing would wipe out my high blood pressure in a matter of just a few days? Apparently, I need to reduce my BP meds pretty early on, monitoring my blood pressure very closely several times daily. Hmmmm...live and learn. My goal, of course, is to…Continue
Today is day 3 of my liquids only cleanse. I haven’t blogged about the experience yet so here goes:
I began my cleanse on Monday Nov 21st (my 26th birthday). I intended to start on Friday the 25th for Cleanse Stephenville, but there was just something about starting on my birthday that felt like the right thing to do. I was at work for most of the day and just drank green tea until I got home. My boyfriend told me to treat myself to a birthday dinner, but I just wasn’t interested. I…Continue
Yesterday should have been day 8 of my juice fast, but I failed:( I work in retail, so I normally work weekends. But, usually when I have a weekend day off, that's when Ken and I like to go out for breakfast or lunch, something we normally can't do. So, yesterday was the first day I had off from work at the same time as Ken since I started the juice fast, and I was just overwhelmed with the urge to eat, and go out and enjoy ourselves. My mind still unfortunately associates food with joy,…Continue
I love this juice fast!!!!! Other than the fact that this morning I started out with a watermelon, strawberry, and blackberry juice that was delicious but caused some blood sugar highs and lows, today was great. I felt less hunger and found myself drinking less juice today. Even though I probably should have another juice tonight, because I've only had about 64oz today (normally do about 80) I just really don't want to clean the juicer. I find it funny that I hate doing dishes and being in…Continue
So, I am embarking on (what will hopefully be) a 30 day juice fast. This is epic for me!!! I'm not going to lie, I don't know if I can do this. But, that's why I decided to blog about it. I'm hoping that this will be a place where I can share my experiences, get some support from fellow juicers, and at the end of 30 days feel healthy, vibrant, and energetic. And maybe inspire someone else to try a juice fast :)
Let me give you a quick background. My boyfriend (Ken)…Continue
Last night I drank maybe 1.5 cups of this really fancy beer, and that was it, as far as alcohol goes. :) My friends and I are classy and responsible. Okay, my friends are classy and responsible. Ironically, I was the raw foodist who also kept asking if anyone wanted to buy more drinks all night. No one did!!! What the heck?? My friends are so tame--and I am not saying that because of the alcohol, but in general I am the free spirit of the group. Anyway, beer was yum, I know they have…Continue
Okay I just juiced an entire pound of spinach!!! AN ENTIRE POUND!!! Plus lots of apples, plus carrots, plus some lime juice...I am really really hoping to see results...really...please?? Pretty pretty please?
Right now my arthritis hurts, my back hurts, I'm just as fatigued as always, and I've been juicing almost all day excluding one banana and a few bites of tomato avocado puree...Plus I ate all raw yesterday excluding juicing pineapple carrot mint juice, and in that…Continue
Tim here. I've been juice fasting for the past 52 days. I've managed to lose around 22Kgs (47 + pounds) and feel totally in control. In around 4 days I am moving back to regular food and planning a diet of mainly fruit and vegetables, nuts, seeds and legumes.
I simply love the way I feel and the extra energy I have, not to mention my health. You see my Asthma has disappeared, my blood pressure went from higher than it should be to 110/80 (my doctor…Continue
One of my favorite things about these initiatives is setting new goals at the beginning. I always write them down and they are always different. (Well, most of them are- I always write down "dry skin brush and meditate daily" LOL! - those are 2 things that I consistently lack consistency with! ) At any rate, I find it really helpful to set goals for myself.
Last initiative was all about balance for me. I tend to be an "all-or-nothing" kind of person. This can mean that I am hugely…Continue
Added by Alyse on July 3, 2011 at 12:38am — No Comments
So as promised in my last blog post, I'm blogging as I've entered hour 19 of of my first 24 hour water fast. I didn't plan on doing it today, but I decided that since I slept so much and am alone in my home with no distractions & no obligations, today was as good of a day as any other.
I'm struggling, but am trying to keep busy.
This week has been crazy. As previously mentioned I work 3rd shift as an operations/customer support technician for a financial data company. We…Continue
Hooray! I get to go to work tomorrow! Being unemployed really sucks so when I get called to do some coordinating for a team photographer, I'm overjoyed. It's just a one-day gig, but hey, it's money I didn't have before.
I just made up my breakfast and lunch for tomorrow. Gotta travel light. I have a one-quart stainless thermos to take with me. My juice is 2 fuji apples, 2 navel oranges, 2 lemons, 4 carrots, 1/2 in. piece of ginger, 4 pinches of cayenne pepper and 1/2 cup of raw…Continue
For the past seven days I have been on a water with lemon feast, about 98% watery. The afternoons are the hardest for me so I made sure I had some raw snacks for myself to munch in case I wanted/needed. Having raw snacks kept me from eating a lot of junk. I am feeling good and have lost four pounds. It's a good four pounds, but I must admit that I have gained seven pounds in the last month because I let my emotions and…Continue