Today I invite you to join me on a Juice Fast, where we consume nothing but fresh juice, and fruits and vegetables. Please feel welcome to join in any time, for any duration, for any level of commitment you so choose.
I'll personally track my juicing here, so that I a) hold myself accountable, and b) can share what I've found with you about juices and juicing.
Quick story: I'm the biggest omnivore. Eating to me for a long time has been an unconscious activity. I would gravitate towards the fridge without a thought, and just start munching on what was available. Not only that, I would devour meals quickly and without enjoyment. Eating has historically, not been unlike involuntary breathing to me.
Last month, I tried juicing for the first time. I took out the antiquated centrifugal juicer from one of the boxes in storage, bought some fresh fruits and vegetables, and just threw whatever I could find in the juicer. At first I just supplemented what I was normally eating with it.
But then I felt significantly more alert and healthy. The results for me were almost instantaneous.
After about a week, I committed to doing a full juice fast. I said to myself that I would try it for just three days. I drank about three juices a day, and ate whatever fruits and vegetables I would bring to work. Three days turned into a seven; a week became ten days; became a fortnight and a half. I did 18 days straight before I thought, "Let's try eating like I used to again," and regretted that night.
In a single month, from going to consuming meat and ice cream in volume on a regular basis, I've since switched to a primarily plant based diet. Last month, I actually inadvertently and unintentionally was vegan for a while.
I feel healthier. I have more energy. I have better clarity of thought. Overall I just have a better baseline.
Anyway, that's my pitch. That's why I'm doing this. And if you'd like to try it, I invite you to do so with even the smallest level of commitment as I did too.
Today's juice is the leftover fruits and veggies I had from last week's shopping. At the end of the week, before I have to go grocery shopping again, I just finish off whatever was there from before and juice what I can from that.
*Carrots (a staple)
*Celery (gives a salty taste to your juices)
And today, I'm bringing an orange and some bananas to work. A month ago, this would have meant starvation. Today, I'm quite full from all these. I'm having a total of five juices today.
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