View Full Version : Breaking Through Emotional Walls
04-10-2012, 08:58 PM
Hi. I am a new juice faster and I am nearing the end of day 4 in my first juice fast. This afternoon I hit an emotional wall. The thought of getting up tomorrow morning to prepare my juices before I go to work makes me want to shut down. I am having all these negative and doubting thoughts about why I am even doing this in the first place. Also I am discouraged because while I saw a 3 lb loss after the first day, I have not shed a single ounce since then. It is like my body is stubborn and clinging to dear life for every single pound.
Right now I feel like the only way to break through this wall is to eat something. But I know I will regret it afterwards. It's not that I fear eating something will make me gain weight, but I set a goal, and I ALWAYS fail at the goals I set. I want this time to be different. I want to be successful at something I put my mind to.
How do you break through those emotional walls? At this point I am almost positive I will be hitting that snooze button so I can have an excuse to eat breakfast at work. I thought that drinking the juice would be the hardest part, but really it's all the effort that goes in to making every meal into juice. I just don't want to do it anymore. Help!!
Raw Angel Mom
04-11-2012, 08:09 AM
About a big hug and know without a doubt that you deserve to happy, beautiful, and feeling great.
If you haven't start it, you may want to look into yoga, or anything gentle such a nice walk in nature or any discipline practice. Your mind is loud, you need to go in your heart. This is where the knowledge and wisdom lay from your spirit. Meaning, you are gorgeous no matter what you think of you, what you see in the mirror or what others think of you. You deserve to feel loved and worthy, give yourself permission to do so.
Food surpress our emotion and our mind does a good job at it. Raw food bring to life those dead emotions, and while you are doing yoga or anything to assist you to stay grounder, these toxic emotions will be release.
Do one day at the time and focus on your accomplishment always.
You can prepare at night a little for the next day. What can be cut or pilled or wash, just do it then. When you wake up in the morning, take deep breath and say thank you.
You will be doing wonderful, believe in you.
Aubzamzam, sounds like you're taking the juice fasting too seriously! Pushing yourself too hard!
Is the juice fast a massive change from the diet you did before? If so, it might be too big a step to take at once.... You're meant to enjoy this health journey, it IS possible to make it really easy on yourself AND see massive results. Quick tips that might make it easier:
- Allow yourself to drink pasteurized juices, bought from a shop (but strictly with no additives and no added sugar) - this seems to work fine with me.
- Try a juice feast instead of a fast or a smoothie feast, much easier but still very good for you
- Did you do a raw food diet before? If not, perhaps you should try a high-raw diet, cutting out processed foods, sugar, wheat, processed and white carbs (pasta, potato, rice etc.) and replace with whole grain complex carbs (wild rice, millet, quinoa, sweet potato), etc. This could be an efficient and comfortable way of losing weight if you do it right with plenty of fruits and green juices included in the diet. I wouldn't even worry about healthy fats too much, it's the processed carbs that put on weight and make you bloated.
Your emotions should be your guide. Don't fight against them too much! Most people who succeed on a raw food diet/ fasts transition very slowly! That is the secret to success, truly, with most challenges in life. So true of exercise also. I made another post today about how your brain chemicals and everything else has to get used to changes in diet slowly, otherwise you can feel miserable. And if you feel miserable, you surely won't succeed.
Just by cutting out carbs you can lose a lot of weight, and then high-raw on top of that, could be much better than a juice fast, unless you've already been a raw foodist vegan for some years.
I would say that if you're not enjoying it, you're moving too fast and taking too big steps on your way to health... Just my two cents.
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