I had 3 Thanksgivings this year and celebrated many evenings with Christmas music playing and hot cocoa. Christmas came and there were chocolate covered almonds and food galore. It was pure gluttony.
My husband and I decided to watch the documentary, "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead." and got inspired to do a juice fast. We chose to commit to 10 days and bought an inexpensive juicer at Costco. It entailed lots of veggies and fruits. We came up with our own drinks at first but then a friend showed me the recipe from the documentary and we were hooked.
I immediately felt I had more energy, more patience with my family and my skin began to have a glow.
Days 1-3 were not as bad as expected
Days 4-6 were when I reached my lowest point. (I actually found myself jealous about the dog eating her food!)
Days 7-10 I realized I was surviving and not hungry. I was okay with or without it and actually felt sad that our fast was coming to an end.
I have realized that I feel different about food now. I am not panicked when I feel the first signs of hunger. As a child, I learned to stuff my face and eat more than I needed and that I feel has been broken. My plate looks smaller and it is not because of a dreaded diet. I feel like my button was reset and I can handle the world of food better.
I am still juicing as a supplement and involving my children. It has become a family affair and I am a believer. Here is the recipe from the documentary. You can get really creative.
1 bunch Kale
4 celery stalks
*Juicing is not for everyone and it is recommended to check with a doctor before you start any new regimen.
Let the juicing revolution and revelations begin!
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 10:01:00 AM