I read online about doing a juice fast and I was immediately intrigued. The reported benefits, more energy, deeper spiritual connection, overcoming personal blockages, weight loss and healthier body, had a great attraction to me. I am not sure what type of fast Moses did on the mountain or that Jesus did in the wilderness. It was probably not juicing, but I would say that juicing is a radical departure from my regular day-to-day diet.
A usual day for me starts with a large home made mocca latter using almond milk for health of course, and Harvest Crunch cereal topped with fruit and blueberry yogurt. Then on the side I would have a buttered freshly baked store bought and an apple. I would usually not eat again until supper which would be a large meal, more bread and dessert. This is the meal plan that has seen my weight increase steadily like the stock market over the past 10 years.
At 258lbs, I realized that I was Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. Something had to be done. So with very little preparation I started my juice fast on Monday January 30th, 2017.
The first two days my head was a bit foggy and I was tired most of the day. From day 3 to day 7 was quite excellent with new mental clarity and energy. The end of the day 7 I started taking a multi vitamin because I found I was having muscle spasms a bit and realized I must be missing something. Not taking any chances, I will continue to take Centrum multi-vitamins. The spasms stopped after taking them.
The surprising thing is that my friends have asked a lot about this fast. A client of mine and her husband decided to start the fast together so on my day 8, they started their day 1 of a fast.
I am hoping to continue the fast for 40 days. The way I feel now, I see no reason why I wont make the 40 days. No reason except my wife is not doing the fast with me. Having a newborn and breastfeeding makes it unwise. When she makes dinner for herself and the smell of spices and my favorite meals wafts through the air, and the thought of having a hot meal fills my mind, I start thinking that maybe a ten day fast is admirable.
I believe that the spiritual benefits wont start until after 10 days. So I will persist.
Many have asked me to post some recipes of juices I make. I will do this and tag them under Juice Fast. But below I will post one that I have often:
1 cup Purple Cabbage