The Fasting Lane: All About Juice Fasts
What is Juicing?
As humans, we have tried to eat everything under the sun, below the dirt, and in the water. There are some things we have found to improve our health and even our lifespan. On the contrary, though, we have also found comfort in foods that are not healthy for us and bring nothing but harm to our bodies. Our damaged bodies can develop diseases and create pains we did not think were possible. There are multiple ways to deal with these issues, but today we will talk about one; juicing.
Juicing is the process of turning a solid food into a liquid- usually in a blend to consume. In most situations, the blends are of fruits and vegetables for those trying to stay healthy or gain energy. One of the benefits of blending the fruits with vegetables (or just vegetables or just fruits) is that you are able to take in the nutrients processed and refined foods will not give you. These nutrients provide your body with the necessary tools it needs to heal and nourish itself the correct way, instead of making up for the missing links with unrecognizable toxins.
Deciding to go on a juicing fast will be a huge leap in the right direction to telling your body, “Hey, it’s time to get to work.” If you are new to juicing completely, you may want to consult with your physician and ask them if you are well enough to do so. When approved, be ready for the longest three days to begin because your body will feel it on day one, two, and three.
While the cleansing takes place, your body will recognize the correct nutrients and on days 1-4 make sure you are near a restroom. Your bowel movements will not look like it belongs on the cover of Vogue, but it is a small trophy to you from your body in thanks.
Making it through the first week is always the hardest because you will crave solids, but you must stay strong and always remember the first four days if you begin to cave in. If not the first week, then in the second you will notice a huge boost of natural energy, your skin will glow and you may even smile a little more.
After 21 days of fasting, you will see a big difference (especially if you chose to take a before and after photo) in your weight. The body’s need to get rid of its waste will take off a few pounds [naturally] as an added bonus.
If you are doing the juicing and you are obese the same rules apply; see your physician first, be near a restroom the first 1-4 days and be ready to beg yourself time and time again not to fall into the arms of temptation.
Juicing while obese is not the easy way out of avoiding the gym or any physical exercise. Juicing is the start of a commitment or the beginning of a new, healthy journey. Taking part in a juicing fast will help you shed pounds to be able to go for a walk, a jog, or even the gym when you are ready.
What are you losing?
Often, people jump right into the juicing and have no idea what they are going to be doing to their body. You will be getting rid of the years worth of waste in your liver, kidneys, and bloodstream. Any dying cells, chemicals, and trans fats along with the unhealthy amount of mucus the body holds onto.
What are you gaining?
Longevity, healthy habits, and the want to do more with life. You gain the will to love yourself more as your body starts to function the way it was meant to. Who knows, you may want to pass on your story and encourage others to be healthier as well.
Never, by any means, EVER replace your food source with water only. Some people assume that a water fast is the same as a juice fast and it is not. A water fast will not replace the nutrients or give your body that energy it needs to burn any bad fats. This type of fasting is also going to put your body into starvation mode where it will begin to attack itself. Juicing is, again, food in a liquid form so you will not be missing anything vital.
If your doctor should deny your request for a juicing fast, listen to them. It is important you take their advice and ask them to help you with losing weight, gaining weight or just maintaining overall health.