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04-13-2008, 06:49 PM
Tuesday night I'll have my first meal after a 10 day veggie juice fast. I'm going to have a friend over to have dinner with me, and I'm wondering what to make? I don't want to up-set my stomach, but I do want to make something good...Any ideas?
04-13-2008, 09:33 PM
i would start earlier in the day as you want gentle foods... like watermelon, banana... a green smoothie.
you are supposed to take days to come off a fast...
04-13-2008, 09:58 PM
agreed, have some light fruit earlier in the day. a good dinner might be a light raw soup and a nice salad.
04-14-2008, 06:37 PM
all good advice... !
an excellent rule of thumb is ... when breaking a fast - it should take you half as long as the amount of time that you were on the fast...
personally I don't know anyone that has actually adhered to that theory.... I know I always 'plan on doing that'... but that NEVER happens!! lol! ;)
When breaking a prolonged fast though - I definitley start with light foods like cucumbers -- even blend them all up like a soup. My favorite way to break a fast is with coconut water. I looove that - it so nutritious, delicious and easy on the tummy.... also like to nibble on the young coconut meat (what we call 'scoop meat' here in Hawaii).
But I realize that you are having guests so they may not appreciate smashed raw cucumbers for dinner!! http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s43/FireStar_830/laugh.gif ...LOL!!....
just make sure you start out with something light!!
04-28-2008, 04:18 PM
OMG, Starfire.... your smashed cucumber comment just cracked me up :D Hilarious!!
I will be starting a juice feast this Saturday, May 3rd and will DEF be checking in for sharing and support.
These boards are such an invaluable tool; connecting all of us all over the globe who want to help our bodies to heal through what nature provides us - - - ((((((((HUGS))))))))) to all ;)
04-28-2008, 06:34 PM
I just do short fasts --36 hours once/week. I read in one of Joel Fuhrman's books that he recommends breaking with and orang, and then another orang an hour later, thenon to bananas. I'm just underlining what others have said about returning slowly to food, but in truth, I'm with Starfire, everything after even a short fast looks too good to resist, so I don't---much. :p :p
04-28-2008, 07:22 PM
I agree. Keep it light. I broke my water fast with cucumber juice. Then had some celery juice with ginger root for my next meal. The ginger I think really helped with my digestion. And Kombucha tea. Any well blended food will probably work. I would steer clear of nuts, fats and oils for a couple of days...would probably shock the bajeezus out of your liver.
04-28-2008, 07:31 PM
personally I don't know anyone that has actually adhered to that theory.... I know I always 'plan on doing that'... but that NEVER happens!! lol! ;)]
ha, you're not kidding Starfire!!! i would like to meet the person who can do it! breaking the fast is harder than being on it. i always start out with good intentions and by the end of the first day or the morning of the 2nd day, it's all over and I'm eating solid food. luckily, i don't experience too many problems. i have a theory that those "rules" were adopted for folks who don't necessarily follow a raw vegan diet. so perhaps because our systems are becoming so fine tuned, our rebound time is not the same. hmmmm...just wondering about this lately. technically, i shouldn't have started eating solid food until this Thursday. 5 days of post cleanse juicing. LOL, please. I'm still juicing every morning, but I've already had salads and seeds, raw sushi and some raw pie yesterday. All kinds of things. :D
05-02-2008, 09:49 PM
That makes a lot of good sense to break the fast with more juices, or soups, or blended salads, and move on to regular salads and forgo any heavier things like nuts for a bit. I was wondering though how do you keep from gaining the weight back that you lose during a fast (besides taking it easy on the nuts, for example). Any other ideas please? Thank you!
05-09-2008, 03:32 PM
Just keep it really simple....easy foods to digest.
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