View Full Version : Post Thanksgiving Juice Fast
11-27-2004, 10:05 AM
I am on Day 2 of a 14-day juice fast - and I have a question. I was not raw before I started, but thought this would be a good way to jump into a new way of life. Yesterday I had a couple glasses of fresh fruit juice -- but today I am not hungry at all. Should I just drink water? or should I really try and drink some juice? Also - I am feeling just a bit hazy today. I am certain that I am starting to detox --- so I suppose I should try and "enjoy" knowing that all of the yucky stuff is starting to leave!!
Also - wanted to say that all of you seem so supportive as I have been lurking for awhile. It was all of you who gave me the inspiration to start the fast --- and although my husband is being extremely supportive (even though he has no interest in the moment of changing his meat-eating habits) it is great to learn from others going through the same thing!
11-27-2004, 11:45 AM
Hello and welcome Buckley! That is so great you are doing a fast I think it is a really good way to clean out your body before moving to a raw foods lifestyle. I don't have much experience myself with long term juice or water fasts of any kind but I do know that doing this can work wonders. The longest water fast I have done is only 3 days and juice fast only 7 but from what I have learned from others here on the board, it seems like the first 3 days are the absolute hardest and after that it's not as bad. So good luck on your juice fast and let us know if you have any questions!
11-28-2004, 12:05 AM
Hi Buckley and welcome. I believe that if you don't want to drink juice because you are not hungry then don't. A water fast can be very powerful. You will detox more quickly and quite a bit more powerfully with only water. It is really up to you. If you choose to go back and forth that is fine also just make sure that you are drinking. Alot of water is important to help flush out the toxins as they are coming out of your system and going into your blood stream and colon. Make sure that you get enough rest, keep warm especially if it is winter where you live and also get some good oxygen. Take some walks and breath deeply. Get some sun on your skin each day if it is possible and if you are drinking juice drink it within 15 minutes of making it but be sure to drink it by chewing it to really mix saliva with it to help begin the digestive process. Also do some research on fasting so that you know what to expect. I know that Alissa is very familiar with fasting and can answer most likely all of your questions. In any event we are all here to support you. I am going to do a fast again in January to begin the new year probably just 10 days then though as I have a trip planned and want to be eating at the time that I go. It is too difficult for me to fast when I am travelling. Well have a wonderful time during your fast and remember to celebrate your detox. You are doing a wonderful thing for your body and it will thank you.
11-28-2004, 12:43 AM
Hi Buckley, welcome to the board!
I'm on a post-Thanksgiving fast too, but mine will only be two days, today and tomorrow. I'm doing a green juice fast (usually juicing cucumber, zuchini, celery, and some greens like spinach or cilantro). I'm also drinking wheatgrass juice and plenty of water.
I'm not sure what the pros and cons of a water fast. Personally, I want to get a lot of nutrients when I fast. I'm not certain of this, but doesn't the body go into "starvation mode" during water fasts, holding onto fat? I wish I had a good fasting book to refer to. In any case, I hope your fast is productive and that you have a fruitful (pun intended) life as a raw foodist.
11-29-2004, 10:17 AM
I am post-Thanksgiving fasting also. I am going to stick with pure water for a few days.
11-29-2004, 10:47 AM
I would drink juice anyway. The body will adapt over time. If this is day 2 what you are experiencing is the calm before the storm. Drink more fresh juice as it will help you against the time the storm begins in your body (detox). Drink the juice at regular intervals no matter how you feel now. After the first week you will get a "rhythm" to your juicing intake. But for the first seven days, stick to a very strict regiment in terms of juicing intervals no matter how you feel. Just a suggestion. :)
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.4 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.