Liquid Fast starting Monday (3-7), anyone like to join me??
I am going to start a liquid fast on Monday, including fruit and veggie juices and blended drinks and soups. Just liquids and no solid food!
I am feeling the need for some cleansing and my TMJ flared up this week so chewing is very uncomfortable. I see this as a great opportunity to spend a week on liquids and know my body will appreciate it for many reasons.
If anyone would like to join me in any version of fasting youÂ’d like to do... I will be posting each day what I've had to drink (keeps me motivated!) and how it is going. I so enjoyed following the last liquid fast and will refer to that thread for ideas and recipes.
Thank you all for such a supportive and friendly board and hope there are some takers for this adventure!
I wish I could but I just finished 21 days of juicing myself. I will be rooting for you all the way!!
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Thank you Todd for your support and congratulations on your 21 day juice fast! That is wonderful!!
"And shall run and not be weary and shall walk and not faint". D&C 89:20
I am so glad you will be joining in!
What types of blended foods are you referring to? Are smoothies allowed as a blended food? I was thinking of doing the Master Cleanse but this might work better for me.
Yes smoothies are allowed as a blended food, anything that ends up in a liquid state! I will be making fruit and veggie juices, smoothies, and blended soups. As many different fruits and veggies as I can blend into hopefully yummy combinations!
I am putting together a list of combinations I want to try this week as I am searching online and through all my raw books, I will be listing each day what I drink and the recipes too.
I have thought of doing the Master Cleanse too, but think the liquid diet will be better as I haven't done much fasting yet. Maybe later in the spring I will try the MC!
Hope you can join in too!
What is the benefit of using blended foods instead of regular food? I'm just trying to figure all of this out, because I can see myself blending up all kinds of stuff and end up eating just as much as I always do, just blended up. LOL
Is it not very safe to go on an all liquid fast? Your body wants food for a reason, I understand that you get all the same vitamins and minerals from squeezed juices, but you still need the solid form. At least that is my understanding.
Just curious, I might try it. ;)
There is a thread titled Â“Liqua-Fast: Join us in a fast of juices and blended meals!Â” (sorry I donÂ’t know how to post links yet!) by Sweet lips started on 2-6-05. I followed the postings with such interest but wasnÂ’t able at that time to join in. They used a combination of water fasting, juicing, smoothies and blended salads and soups. It is a great read! I encourage anyone to read this, it was my motivation!
I think the idea is for the digestive system to have a rest, to cleanse because it would most likely be lighter foods, (not much in the way of nuts and seeds), and staying all raw as a goal too. For me the rest for my TMJ will be nice and I think the foods will be much lighter than I would normally eat. Most list the cleansing effects are very nice and yet not as taxing on the system as a water fast when so many of us have such busy schedules. You are still getting plenty of calories to carry on with daily activities.
I am sure others could explain this better, please jump in if anyone with more experience on this are reading this thread!
Okay, I'm in. So I won't be blending up nuts or seeds, LOL, and that will make my diet a lot lighter. I won't use olive oil in any of the soups, either. I might add a tablespoon of ground flax seeds in my smoothies, but that will be it. I'll start tomorrow. For how long are you planning on doing this?
I am glad you are joining in too Allison! Yes, I won't be using nuts, seeds or oils either. That will really lighten up my diet. Maybe some ground flax for me as you mentioned as I usually do add this to my smoothies each day.
I am thinking my plan will be fruit juice in the morning, smoothie for mid-day (mostly fruit), and then dinner a blended green drink/soup. And a fruit/veggie juice for snacks.
I am planning to do this for a week, then see next weekend if I'd like to go another week. And just keep going a week at a time depending on how it goes.
How long are you planning on Allison and Penni?
newbie to juicing
I would like to join you in the juice fast. I will have to wait as I am in search of a juicer. I will be watching your journaling closely and look forward to your recipes. If anyone has suggestions on juicers and recipes, I would welcome them. I wish you well on your fast. God bless.
If you have a blender, you can start the liqu-fast. During the process, I did some nut milks and blended them as well. The only oil, I added was flax seed - which gave me some wonderful benefits. Cinnamon, I will join you as I am doing a partial now anyway - with just breakfast and lunch and all snacks - I will journal what I consumme as I am not sure if my direction is full time.
You have full support from me. Suggestions - make these blended drinks what your body desires - if you do not want green, but are feeling guility for not having green, then don't have it - the mind will reject the desire. Take the stress out by laying out on the counter that which you think you will want and bring it together and then store it. If you have time meditate on silence just to let the one you worship talk with you - you will be amazed at what you will discover. Don't stress the moment.
I am so glad you will be joining us Sweet lips! I look forward to your input, and so enjoyed keeping up on the last fast you were doing.
I also only have a blender, wish I had a vitamix! And use a cheaper version of a juicer from Wal-Mart and it works fine too.
And thank you Sweet lips for the suggestions, just the words I needed to hear in beginning this new adventure in raw as I've not had more than a few day water fast several times.
I have a wonderful Yoga video I was planning to use this week too for stress reduction, Candlelight Yoga. I highly recommend it if anyone is interested.
This will be fun and I am so glad to have you all participating, anyone else please join in at any time!
And Sweet lips... I lived in Southern Maryland for a year (1997-1998) in Waldorf. I worked at the University of Maryland University College (Waldorf Center) and loved it there. I met so many wonderful people and one year was not nearly enough time for all the exploring I wanted to do in that area and the east coast!
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