Preparing for a new approach to a daily diet regimen always gets me thinking about juicing.
A juice fast has been proposed by many as a compromise between a more difficult fast, such as the Master Cleanse, or a straight water fast.
Sometimes I wonder whether a full-time juice fast, or juice diet, would be a way to go. As with a live-food diet, you could meet your needs and still have a vast range of flavors to choose from. Meanwhile, nutrients would be mainlined into your blood stream without the need for heavy digestion.
Steve Pavilina has just completed what he called his “Juice Feast”. I like that term. It turns on its head any bad connotations of the word “fast”. Juicing is really quite enjoyable.
So here we are today, and I am so excited about different flavours of juice.
I am going to start with carrot, tomato and orange. This evening, I will try some veggies.
Of course, you can also make the soup, as directed in the book.
On my way there… day 4 finished.
Everybody reacts in a different way to the cleanse and it also depends the level of commitment you have.
Interesting thing for me is that I started the cleanse in a very low state of mind, I was going through a difficult time in my life so I decided to give it a try.
I never thought I was able to make it. I found very helpful to write a diary day by day with your feelings/emotions and thoughts to help you going through this journey.
After day 3, my mind is relaxed and so much clear. To mention few things I am learning from the cleanse:
Positivity, patience, courage, commitment, hope, discipline, self love, self esteem, energy levels very high, clarity, strength… and of course, losing weight (which was one of the main reason because I am started this cleanse).
It is hard to be social sometimes and also not be tempted, especially when you live in a big city, that is the real challenge.
This master cleanse, not only purifies the body but mostly our minds. I realised, that I am not physically hungry, just in my head I am craving food so much. However, this is the beginning of something new and I feel I am on the right path… More curious each day to keep going, as I am learning something more about myself each single day of this cleanse.
Good luck to all you in this incredible journey.
Day 10!! I did it!!!
I wanted to blog after I finished the cleanse because reading the other blogs on this site as I was doing the cleanse really helped me stay strong! I always would go to the blogs after a day of cleansing! It was great reading other people’s experiences and relating to their struggles.
This was my first cleanse ever! I heard about it when my twin sister tried it last year but she could only do one day. I had been eating things that were not healthy for me for about a week and I was gaining weight quickly so I knew I needed a quick intervention, aka The Master Cleanse. I did no ease in. I did it “cold turkey”. Everyone is different, so I’m not saying the ease in is not important, I just was extremely motivated. Like othe bloggers, it was difficult because I have a two year old son who I have to cook for and get snacks for. Temptation was always in my face! But i knew I had to stay strong and avoide it.
For most people I noticed that after day 4, its easier for them. For me, I really didn’t find it easier until day 6. After day 5, it seemed like forever until day 10! It was tough for me doing 5 days of the cleanse…now I have to do it all over again. But once day 6 hit, four days seemed like nothing! Its never “easy” though, at least for me. Every day it was hard to avoid food, but I knew that I had a goal I wanted to obtain. Not only to cleanse my body, not only to lose weight, but to prove to myself I could do it! I am very proud of myself and I know you all can do it too! Just avoid tempatation! Its hard all ten days but once you have finished, you really feel great looking back at what you’ve done.
I lost a total of 12 pounds and I’m very happy with that. I went to the doctors yesterday and when I stepped on the scale, I smiled! The nurse came in after and said, “Well at your height of 5’8, you have about ten more pounds to lose to be whats normal for your height”. Ten pounds to me seems like nothing now! My whole outlook on food and keeping my digestive system healthy, has completly changed. I can’t wait to drink orange juice tomorrow! Can’t wait to eat a piece of broccli! I did it!! And EVERYONE can do it too! Its all about will power! Don’t let your mind tack over you! You take over your mind and continue to tell your self you can do it!
im finishing day 2 and struggling, I made pizza tonight for my kids and it was so rough! I wanted to cave so badly but I didnt. I know I can do this but 8 more days seems like such a long journey…the tray of pizza had garlic powder cooked on it. When the tray cooled, I picked up the tray and smelled the garlic, it smelled amazing and so tempting…but I know I can do this…wish me luck :)