Went out to the store and bought enough Celery, Bok Choy and Carrots to last about a week. A friend and I started this fast on Friday we plan on doing this for as long as each of us feels we are capable. I think it would be great if I can keep the juice fast going for at least 10 days, which would put the ending at about October 15. If I’m still able to function reasonably well by then, there’s no reason to limit the experience, but 10 days seems like a reasonable goal to start with.
While most people that I’ve talked to seem to think that Juice fasts are very difficult, I firmly believe the difficulty lies in the mental aspects of such an endeavor. This kind of fasting still allows your body to have calories, depending on the juices selected, as well as many of the essential nutrients and vitamins.
My research indicates that juice fasts have the potential to get our bodies more nutrients than eating “normally.” The reason being, when we eat whole foods that are in liquid form, they are very easily assimilated into the body with very little strain on digestive system.
Juice provides the body with a food supply that is much easier to assimilate, as it doesn’t require much work on the part of the body to obtain the valuable nutrients. It is also important to note that juice doesn’t leave behind the toxic byproducts that most other foods do, especially processed or denatured foods. This allows the body to spend its energies on detox as opposed to managing a continuous influx of toxic waste.
Properly mixed juice combinations can help you to reduce your insulin levels, which is essential in controlling the diet, since insulin imbalances often cause us to crave carbohydrate rich foods. These carbohydrate rich foods help to perpetuate bad eating habits; the longer this goes on, the worse the impact on the body and the more difficult it is to reverse the process.
I’m also participating in a weekend long Yoga seminar with someone who flew all the way from Arizona to work with us, so this is going to be a truly powerful experience indeed! Last time we had a seminar with him, I felt a dramatic increase in range of motion and circulation. So far the seminar is going quite well and I expect to open up many new facets of spiritual growth and rejuvenation.
Anyhow, I’m going to use this article as a journal, though I may start new ones if it seems necessary. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.