New Year Juice Fast
So who is with me? :)
I'll be starting my first ever juice fast with the New Year, January 1, 2005. I plan on going for a minimum of 10 days, but I'd like to shoot for the entire month of January. I'd love others to join me in a long fast as well, though the company of short fasters is of course welcome!
Hi Olive -- What a great plan for the start of the new year! I'd love to join you. My only barrier (and I know I can think my way through it) is a little bit of fear...The only fast I've ever done is the 7 day fast starting on Oct. 27th, my first day 100% raw. It was a positive experience and very fascinating to me...amazing how I wasn't hungry and got into a whole different "head" ... I think I could do 10 days. I'm going to meditate about this and let you know. Thanks for planting the seed of this idea.
I'm just doing an OJ fast right now that will last up to Christmas Eve, then I will have a week of eating with family and all around, but I will plan to do a juice fast with you starting in January. (Not just OJ this time, probably a lot of veggie juice with a little fruit juice now and then.) I'll aim for ten days with you as well, but go longer if my body seems to be enjoying it.
Ultimately I am aiming for mostly eating my fruits and veggies, but I'm still needing to lose a lot of weight and need some healing, so I plan to just up the nutrition my body is receiving for a while, and see where it takes me.
Great idea Olive, can't join you this time I am starting my 30 challenge on January 1 so a few days before I will fast some. But good luck to you and all who join you!
Yeah, I have some fear around it as well. Will I have the willpower to get through the first few days? Will I just keel over from whacked out blood sugar? Will I get sick? Seeing all the wonderful fasting results from people here makes me pretty determined though! I'm glad you'll join me, the support will help me through the rough patches! I think my partner is going to fast with me. She's very excited and it feels like such a good thing to do together!
How's the oj fast going? I've thought about doing one, but I was concerned about having that much citrus.
Have a wonderful 30 day challenge!
So far, so good; I'm drinking more than I thought I would, but it seems to be slowing down a little bit now. I've been using straws to drink the juice (to help protect my teeth from too much citrus--I think I read that on Jinjee's site). But I've been feeling fine so far; we'll see how it goes for the next few days.
500 pts for you!
"Valerie Valerie Valerie!"
way to go, I started a juice fast this morning. 2 1/2 pices of chocolate and then have jice since then. I'm feeling the momentum and gaining some balance. How long are you fasting until?
I'm aiming to end Christmas Eve, but if I find myself fighting cravings before then, I'll let it go and just eat some fruit. I've learned the hard way that it's better for me to be moderate and gentle with myself than to fight a big food battle that always ends up with a binge! I'm trying to become less competitive with myself. :-)
Olive I'll do the juice fast with you. I have never fasted before so it will be a challenge for me I thought I to would try the 10 days of fasting but have decided that I want to take it right through all of January like you said. I have heaps of weight to loose and I want to make "2005" the year that I take control of my own body.
Hey Olive, I will be doing this juice fas too for 10 days and from then I will see what else.
hi leespike (!!!)
me too. i had a tough time with my december one. i'll join you guys.
I'm with you- going to do the Master Cleanse for at least the minimum 10 days but I am aiming for all of January. We are going to go get our electric citrus juicer tomorrow. Like Jo-anne, I have tons of weight to lose and this is the breakthrough year! I'm sick of going back and forth.
Joopie- I too have put on some pounds and need to get them off! So I'm in on the new years fast. I know what to expect this time since I did a short one with Alissa and the group a few weeks ago. Now, I have a juicer, and I am motivated to get this going! We can do it! Here's to 2005!
Hey guys and gals.... about 3 years ago I did a 30 day juice fast program that was supervised by fast master Dennis Paulson at www.fasting.com
I cannot recommend it highly enough!
I feel it is important to do long-term fasts under supervision, not only for the coaching and support, but because you just can't imagine what kinds of things (physical, emotional, spiritual, mental) will surface while you are cleansing. He is a seasoned veteran, and his program is very practical and I did it with little to no interruption in my daily lifestyle. I have had several other people in my life do his program (they vary in length) and have LOVED it. So check it out!
Also, if you have any fasting questions, I'd be happy to help too, by sharing my experiences with my own 30 day program. When I become a Naturopathic Physician, I plan to specialize in cleansing and detox. :)