As some of you know, a few months ago I did a juice fast for 15 days. Within that time I dropped 17lbs and kept it off for 2 months before my will became weak with high stress and “way to easy” access to free pizza. In the end it was my fault for falling back into old habits but after I did the juice fast, I felt AMAZING. I wasn’t tired despite getting an average of 4-6 hours of sleep, I wasn’t groggy when I woke up, and I had a tone of energy despite not consuming solid food or caffeine.
Juicing has gone in and out of popularity for years but the benefits are undeniable. You are essentially extracting the nutrients from a bunch of fruits and veggies and concentrating them into a glass of “often green” goodness. You get the calories you need to function throughout the day and you actually feel full (after a couple days on the fast) by a 16-20 fl oz of juice.
A documentary entitled “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead” inspired me to try this and I found out for myself that its the real deal. Some people think of the documentary as a juicer commercial, but they only say the name of the juicer 1 time and show the juicer label 3 or 4 times throughout the entire 1.5 hour documentary. It really is just about an eccentric Australian investment mogul who was really fat and decided his life needed a change. I highly recommend watching it on Netflix.
But back to my original point, I will be doing this process again starting next week 2/27/12 for another 2 weeks. Another contestant may be joining me on this juice journey and I encourage anyone who is open minded and has access to a juicer to try the same. More information on juicing and recipes are available here: My Juice Cleanse