View Full Version : Doing a fruit-only cleanse, need advice
06-11-2008, 07:52 PM
Greetings, RFT! I'll be doing a fruit-only cleanse from June 12th to June 18th, inclusive. Does anyone have any advice? Should I only have sweet fruits, or should I include cucumbers, avos, etc? How can I maximize the cleansing process?
06-11-2008, 08:40 PM
Everyone is different....but if it were ME, I would probably choose a green smoothie feast, so that all that fruit (and greens) are well digested and it is easier to check the fruit intake - I mean I would be dripping pineapple juice down my chin all day. Me on all fruit would equal eating and eating all day long and green smoothies give me better energy. You still have the cleansing effect of a eliminating fat and concentrated large proteins (from nuts, etc)
06-11-2008, 10:46 PM
okay this is info from the fasting handbook.
when fasting on a variety of fruits include:
sweet fruits such as mangos and other tropical fruits with cucumbers, tomatoes and melons.
it is also excellent to eat fatty fruit like olives, avocados to maintain protein
a multi fruit fast can continue up to one year. a mono fruit fast should not last longer than one month
06-12-2008, 12:15 AM
oooo good info
06-12-2008, 12:18 AM
*I love fasting*
06-12-2008, 08:46 AM
I'm with you Aleesha. I especially heart fasting in the summertime. It just feels so right.....
Yummy Num Num
06-12-2008, 10:42 PM
you can do whatever you like; as long as it stays close to the spirit you want. i've done fruit fast with mango, banana, orange, mostly; mixed with carrot juice, etc.
sometimes, i'd blend vegetables or mix vegetable juice too.
the key, or at least one key, is not to mix too many things; because then it's easy to slip and wind up getting off the fast and start eating all together. for example, once i was using blended vegetable, but the blend was kind of thick, so afterwards, psychologically, i felt like i was eating already!
i think in fasting, psychological control is just as, if not more important than physical adjustment. especially, for longer term fast, like say more than 3-5 days; then, the body is now used to the new diet, and the only reason a person comes off (well, i mean only in the most general sense) is because psychologically a person gets bored, or bothered, or irritated, or uncertain about the new diet. at least, that's always how i get off.
take care and good luck. i'm sure you'll do great!
06-13-2008, 12:46 AM
... or the detox gets to be too much.
... or they start allowing their mind to focus on cravings instead of bringing their focus back to their fast/feast.
... or they decide to just have one bite and end up eating 4 huge meals in a matter of 20 minutes - the fridge is now empty and they turn to the cupboards full of SAD food :(
... or they don't have any support around them and cave in to the pressure of "you need to eat" - "this isn't good for you... look at how you feel"
... or they aren't really prepared emotionally for the journey they are embarking upon
it isn't so much about what you are fasting/feasting on... it's more about getting yourself into the spirit of your fast. knowing why you are doing the fast and then making a commitment to yourself to fulfill those reasons. it's not about making a goal and sticking with it as you always need to listen to your body and when it says, "time to stop" that you listen... but you need to know if what you are listening to. if you are stopping because it's getting hard (cause fasting is not easy) or if you are stopping because your body needs to stop.
i was doing a water fast recently and my residual iron levels are low. i know that but i did it anyway. i could barely stand up. i looked like i was dieing. it was horrid. i stopped... because of that. i ate for a week or two and began a juice feast for 92 days instead. i feel great... because now i'm getting iron daily. makes a huge difference. ya this has been a huge journey for me but something that has helped me to stay on this feast is---i promised myself i would not stop feasting on a bad day. i can only stop on a good day. this way, i know i'm stopping because i'm done... not because i'm having a hard time.
this commitment has really assisted me a lot. it got me to day 33... and it'll get me to tomorrow... which is day 34
06-13-2008, 01:09 AM
So, I'm curious. How does one get oneself mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually ready for a fast/feast.
I am really wanting to get myself more educated so, that I can do this at some point.
Emotionally, it just seems so difficult.
06-13-2008, 11:50 AM
i did a bunch of short feasts and fasts. (approx 8 days) i found that doing a green smoothie feast was a great way to remove food longer and this showed me that i can survive without food. LOL that was part of my 'thing'. i would fast/feast and think... okay i need to eat now. but doing the green smoothies changed that for me.
i also did a lot of research. i read threads on fasting/feasting. i read sites/blogs... articles. everything i could get my hands on. it really assisted me.
then i decided i wanted to do this for ME. not for anyone, not show anyone i could do it. not for the attention... not for anything but ME.
and then i made a commitment to myself to not end my fast/feast on a bad day and that assisted me to make it through day 12-14. once i was past those days... it's been totally fine ever since. the odd hard moment here and there... but pretty much easy going.
try writing down what it is you want from your feast/fast.
all your hopes and goals.
weight release? is that important to you?
do you want a more aggressive experience with releasing toxins?
do you want it to be gentle?
then choose a fast/feast which will assist you to do these.
i hope that assists you.
06-13-2008, 12:28 PM
Does that help.............oh my goodnes............YES!
I really want to do a fast/feast to release toxins and remove food cravings and the need to eat/chew so much. Emotional eating..........I know no-one can relate .......... hehehehe!
Of course I always want to drop a couple of pounds but, would much rather feel better and have more control over my cravings.
Thank you again.
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