Thursday, January 3, 2013
My 1-day Juice Fast
I really only wanted one thing for Christmas. A juicer.. And I got it and I'm super happy about it! I was so hyped to try a 3-day Reboot with Joe... And one day was enough for me! My purpose was that I wanted to cleanse my body of all the holiday crap and in my opinion, when you're already a healthy eater, a day is enough. I really don't see the need to put myself through a major loss of energy and the agitation that comes from being so hungry. Especially when I have so much to do and so many commitments. I need to be in tip-top form! :)
I believe that if you're already a person who eats a clean and healthy diet, then a one day juice fast periodically is beneficial, but not really necessary. I think it's good to give our bodies a break from all of the work it does to process everything that we put in it on a regular basis. Overall, I just think it's a great idea to add juice to your lifestyle.
I also believe in a spiritual aspect that allows us to connect with something within ourselves that is beyond the physical realm. I can imagine that is even more heightened if taken beyond one day. Food can be a beautiful experience and eating should be a thoughtful process. Juices are beautiful and I feel so fresh and vibrant when I drink them.. how can there be anything bad about that! ;)
I'm not a doctor or anything, but if you're under the care of one, I think juicing can be a great way to kickstart a healthy lifestyle. I think it can be beneficial in alleviating our body's addiction to all the crap we give it. AND I still don't think it's necessary for ANYONE to have to deprive themselves in order to lose weight and/or get healthy.
If you are considering doing a reboot, the biggest advice I can give is to be prepared. You're going to need A LOT of fruits and veggies. We had 3+ bags FULL for two of us and that was really only enough for 2 days. I also don't recommend doing any crazy workouts while you're fasting. You're probably not going to have the energy and probably won't feel very good when you're done.
At the end of the day, I say just add juice to your lifestyle and you'll experience the magic! ;)