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12-03-2009, 01:01 PM
Hello I am new here. I was looking for some advice about a fast. I am in the process of transitioning to a raw diet. i have been about 75% raw for 5 months. In that time I have done two 7 day juice fast (mostly green juice).
For my new fast I want to do 3 weeks of all raw food, with a 7 day juice fast in the second week.
My question is this....
During my 7 day juice fast I was thinking about doing a water fast for 3 of the days, perhaps days 4,5,and 6 of the juice fast. Do you guys think this is advisable? Is three days of water fast too much or too little? Basically my goal is detoxification. I would like my digestion to rest completely for awhile which is why I want to add the water fast. I have no health problems, and am not overweight at all.
Thanks for all your help, and I am glad I found this place.
12-03-2009, 01:05 PM
I'd start with water and then do juice... cause breaking a water fast needs more transition... so doing one of juice after isn't something i would recommend.
also water will shut down your hunger faster... so it's a win/win starting with water.
otherwise... sounds like a great plan to me!
12-03-2009, 01:54 PM
1 week of 100% raw food
3 days of water fasting
4 days of juice fasting
1 week of 100% raw food
Thanks Aleesha for your quick response.
12-03-2009, 03:33 PM
I forgot to mention... One thing I am doing during the two raw food weeks is eating only from 8am to 12:30 pm. So in essence I am doing a 19.5 hr fast everyday that I am eating raw. I got this idea from one of Gabriel Cousens books.
The diet looks like this....
Green Smoothie (kale, spinach, pea green sprouts, spirulina, water, fresh orange juice, kelp, dulse, juice from one lemon, banana, apple, flax seeds)
raw granola (homemade) w/ raw vanilla almond milk
lunch: Big salad, with romaine, spinach, tomato, avocado, sunflower greens, soaked sunflower seeds,
dinner: green juice (no pulp), kale, red swiss chard, purple kale, spinach, purple cabbage, celery cucumber, carrot, tomato, apple, parsley, lemon
WATER: I drink lots of water about 30 minutes before meals, I distill my water at home, and then I remineralize by adding celtic salt and concentrace minerals, and a blade of wild grass. Then I pray over the water chanting the ancient name of God that Dr.Cousens suggests (Vav-Mem-Bet) while stirring hard in each direction. I set it out under the moonlight before I collect it in the morning.
Please let me know if anyone has any suggestions.
12-03-2009, 04:55 PM
sounds great except when you are breaking your week long fast, take a couple of days of easy to digest foods. even just green smoothies for a day would be beneficial. :)
12-03-2009, 04:58 PM
Thanks Aleesha, I will do just as you suggested.
blessings to you,
12-03-2009, 05:30 PM
No problem at all. Happy to assist ya!
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