Juice Fasting Can Save Your Life
Did you know that juice fasting can save your life? Tomorrow, I begin my seven day annual juice fast and you might want to join me as well because juice fasting can save your life! It’s always an adventure to begin on this journey each year. I look forward to a detox cleanse with a juice fast and at the same time I dread it. I make myself do it each year because of the benefit I know that I derive from it.
Another reason I do it is that I am reminded on how to lose weight fast. I also have this principle that I will only recommend others do what I am willing to do myself (practice what I preach.) The annual detox cleanse by juice fasting is something that I’ve followed for several years. Therefore when I recommend that someone juice fast I know exactly what they will go through, how to prepare them and how to encourage them.
Many people search for how to lose weight fast, and it’s not easy, but you MUST do it the right way with a proper juice fast. I fast in the summer because it’s much easier to go without food when the weather is warm outside. There’s something about heat that makes us want to eat less.
Juice Fasting Requires….
Juice fasting requires tremendous discipline and commitment. There are great benefits for those who persevere and make it through. For example, after you get past the three days of hunger, you may start to experience an incredible energy and almost a high, especially mentally. You may experience some of the detox cleanse symptoms I spoke about previously as you go through the fast, which are signs that your body is dumping toxins.
The Reason We Like Juicing
The reason that I like juicing is because by separating the pulp from the fruits and vegetables you are able to assimilate the nutrients that are in the juices without having to go through the digestive process. This frees up a lot of energy for your body to heal and restore! Many people’s digestive systems are compromised and they do not absorb much of the nutrients in their food. It is estimated that up to 65% of nutrients are lost when one’s digestive system is not functioning optimally. Juicing helps you to be able to absorb those nutrients without having to depend on the health of the digestive system. The cancer treatment programs that heal the worst of the worst cancers (like The Gerson Therapy) utilize the power of juicing.
Join the Journey
As I embark on this journey this year, I will be accompanied by about 30 people around the globe. We have a Facebook page where we will share recipes, challenges, and encouragement. I am excited to have so much company on my journey. Each day I will post an article about the journey, what I am experiencing, feeling, and celebrating. I use this time as a spiritual journey as well as a physical one. It’s a time that I offer to God as worship. It’s a time that I send a clear message to my body as to who is in charge. It’s a time of rebooting or recharging.
I have found that we are much more addicted to the idea of eating than we are to the actual food itself. When we deny ourselves in this way many emotional issues may surface. I encourage anyone doing a fast like this to journal each day about their experience. I also encourage the establishment of goals for the fast. The goals help you to stay true when your belly screams for food. Here are my goals for this year’s fast:
- To draw closer to God
- To lose 6 pounds which will get me to what I feel is my optimal weight
- To get rid of all cravings for sugars
- To rid my body of any toxins
- To practice discipline
- To be an example
- To pray for family members
- To make strides in writing my book
- To rest and reflect
I’m sure that you will join me on this journey by reading my posts each day and considering doing your own fast.
Let the adventure begin!