Today marks the end of my 7 day juice fast! I’ve been thriving for the most part but I must admit that the past two days have been a bit of a struggle. Around dinner-time especially, I’ve been overly impatient to break my fast…so I have taken it at as a sign to break while I’m ahead. The time really has flown by otherwise!
Here are some of the positive things I’ve experienced during the 7 days:
- Days were easy & productive;
- Creativity soared & new ideas & solutions seemed to come much easier;
- My thoughts & writing became clearer;
- I strengthened my self-control & endurance muscle;
- A lot of emotional ties to consumption were brought to the surface & dissolved;
- I had tons of extra time in the evening, when I would normally be cooking, that I was able to devote to work & other projects;
- I awakened & released a lot of old matter & carbonic gas that needed to go;
- I loved the way my body felt, & looked, throughout and now I fit much better into my clothes (I don’t have a scale so I can’t say how much weight was lost, but I feel great)
- Fruit juices!!! I typically stick to all-veggie juices because of the yeast-conscious diet that I adhere to on a daily basis but with lengthier fasts like this it is actually important to incorporate some fruit to keep the blood sugar up and energy soaring. Oh boy! I took full advantage of this and had a few indulgent juices. While I rarely enjoyed straight fruit juice, and most of the fruit I had was citrus, this was one of the exceptions:
I call it a “latte” because it is so damn creamy! You could enjoy this without straining it if you are not on a juice fast, and it would be extra creamy.
Run through a juicer:
- 1 cantaloupe, peeled and seeded, cut into chunks
Strain and enjoy in a fancy glass! Mhhhh!!!!! I only had this one glass straight. I added the juice of:
- 1 head of romaine
- 1/2 cucumber
Topped it off with cinnamon and enjoyed the rest of the juice in a mug.
Some of the challenges were:
- The NYC winter! It was hard staying warm at times, but not as hard as I thought it was going to be;
- Nights were a struggle throughout, not always because I was missing dinner but because I had a hard time wanting to shut down. I was buzzing!
- Falling asleep after adding a bit of cocoa powder to last night’s carrot juice… I should have known better!
- So much was awakened that I had to set a lot of time aside for colon cleansing;
- Socializing was difficult, not only because of the consumption that typically takes place but also because I felt disconnected from our world, and more focused on bigger, more spiritual things;
- Sometimes I missed texture…
Tonight, we break bread! Well actually… avocado, greens and steamed veggies, in a serene space (emotional & physical), by candle light. I am looking forward to experiencing simple, natural flavors again with a brand new appreciation for them.
Why did I fast?
- To give my organs a chance to rest & regenerate;
- To take my cleansing up a notch because I was feeling stuck;
- To awaken & release deeper levels of waste & carbonic gas;
- To liberate my mind & emotions from the grips of consumption;
- To dive deeper into my spiritual work;
- I was not feeling my best, struggling to recover after a cold (which is rare these days), so I wanted the concentration of alkalinity;
- I felt puffy.
All in all I have to say that it’s been a fantastic fast and I am proud to feel like I soared through it! Natalia Rose (my mentor and employer) and I recorded a video discussion on this very topic just after my last fast. Check it out for extra details on fasting motives and protocols! Are you inspired?