yeah!! Day 7 for me too!! I can't believe that i have been able to make 1 week!! The secret is taking it day by day, and the week fly!
I am taking some cassia too, that is giving me cramps in the morning, but I am eliminating which is good.
I started juicing all kind of fruits, but now I feel so much for OJ, and my juice fast become a OJ diet.
I hope to make the 2 weeks, I am still terribly hungry, but I feel strong. I went to visit my family at lunch time, and I have been drinking my OJ with people around me enjoying lot of pasta and cheese I was so tempted, and I am vegan!!! Shame on me! ;)
Ah, and I have lost an additional pound today!!
Great job Fragola!
Keep it up!
Just curious ... did I read somewhere on this thread that using bananas in juice isn't "technically" juice fasting? I'm wondering b/c for breakfast this morning I had a "smoothie" made from apples, peaches, & 1/2 a banana. If this constitutes as part of a true juice fast (I loved it &) I feel that I could probably live off of them ...okay, so I am exaggerating a bit ~ but it was SOOOOOOOOOOO good!
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Tamara/VWB: I don't think smoothies are considered juice, because they still have the whole fruit in them, juicing is different, because the fibres are separated from the juice... but if you want to live off of smoothies, that's fine too of course, aren't they just the best?!
You can juice bananas, as Todd mentioned before, but since they don't contain a lot of fluids, they normally aren't juiced for juices, I haven't had a banana in 7 days now!
RawJoJo: cassia is this sort of bean, that contains discs, which have a coat of brown concentrated syrup on them. You put a disc in your mouth and suck the syrop off, and they help you eliminate better when you are constipated. It's an all natural helper, instead of taking laxatives (the drug kind).
They work very well for me, BUT they give me cramps, which is an unpleasant side effect...
I don't know where you could buy it, maybe in a health food store, but I order mine via Orkos.com (only Belgium, France, Germany and Italy) and I order them peeled, because the discs are in a huge thin brown pod, and it's quite hard to open, but not impossible, I've had the pods as well before, but the peeled ones are just easier to 'eat'.
They don't smell very good I must admit, and the taste is a bit weird in the beginning, like a bit of licorice (sp?) but if it makes you poo, it's worth it, hee hee (pardon my language )
Me too Jay!!! I think ok tomorrow I am going to eat but I agree again that Todd is motivating. I am doing ok now with this. Glad to see you are too!!!
Way to go Glad!
Todd, uhm, we need your opinion on some stuff once more, thank youuu!
(like feeling bloated and all... is that even spelled correctly, I keep writing it this way but I get the feeling that it's not even correct... so please correct me if I'm wrong, cheers!)
it is written correctly Jay, you do very well at you spelling and using terms etc....
Aww, glad! You made me blush!
Quick, hand me a nori sheet! hee hee!
lol, I wonder how many people wonder what the heck we are talking about....back to the thread subject...I have a small citrus juicer, one reason why I am staying with OJ...but I keep researching all of the juicers...which one I wonder to get..
I haven't read thru this thread since yesterday and WOW I missed alot. You all are doing sooooo good! Fragola, you are already a very pretty lady, I can't imagine what you are looking like now!! Great Job!! Jay, about the bloating, what is happening is the juices (especially the citrus juices) are removing some fecal matter from your intestinal wall. Before it is eliminated it causes you to bloat. Thats why the longer juice fasts are better because it takes a little longer for that process than during a water fast. So if you are feeling bloated, its a good thing! Your body is cleaning house. If you can hang out for the 14 days you will feel great!
VWB and G2bme....you all make a man feel so good with your kind words! Words are such a power for good when used properly. You have made my day!! Thanks :)
Oh about the bananas. Its true they dont really produce a juice (as in a juice fasting juice) but I don't really know how well they do at cleaning out a digestive tract (for all I know they may do very well!). I avoid them during my juice fasts but if someone else is using them I would like to know about their results. I love bananas! I miss them immensely when I juice fast. I am just afraid to used them because I want to give my digestion a break.
Thanks J & Todd ...
I totally understand now :)
I shall treat the banana as a coveted treat when entering into a fast ... but for now ... another smoothie anyone? :) :) :)
thank you so much for explaining! And for reassuring me that the bloating is actually a good thing, woohoo! I never ever considered that! I thought I was doing something wrong, but apparantly not so Yay!
Okay, you've confinced me once again that I have to do 14 days, or at least TRY to do 14 days, but to be honest, I'm starting to get fed up with it... like now: I'm feeling hunger (although its 11 pm, and there's a bottle of juice right in front of me but I don't really feel like it... but I need to keep telling myself what you mentioned: 14 days will be better, for everything (bloating, weightloss, skin condition...) so okay, I'm gonna try! (this is weird, I'm giving myself a pep talk, he he!)
My dear Joke...
You can do this my friend! You are already half way there! Remember ... this too shall pass!
Ok, then whats wrong with me??? I am not bloating (or maybe I am just too big to tell if I am bloating)...I get hungry and then it passes, then I dont want anything at all and all of a sudden I want everything...