Hi guys: today is the day. I am going to do again a juice fast. I make my own juice at home using fish veggies and some fruit. My goal is to restore my body and detox. For right now no meat ( that's gonna be tough!!!!). I watched again on www. Hulu.com the movie " Fat, sick and nearly dead." Joe Cross is very inspiring. Anyways. goal is to loose about 20-30 lbs. I am right now 166 lbs and only 5'4", so something gotta give. I hope I make it down to target weight 140 lbs. Will see how it's gonna go. Anybody wants to join me?What I use as the mean green: carrots (1-2) cleaned and peeled, one Granny Smith apple, cut and de cored but not peeled, 2 sticks celery cleaned, 1/2 lime without skin, a handful spinach leaves,a piece of cabbage maybe 4 -6 oz, then juice and then drink right away. This is a meal replacement.
Actually i really like it. The half lime gives it some tang, if you like ginger you can put maybe a quatersize piece in it. Peel it first though. If you want to try certain juices places like Robeks they can make it and you can find out how you like it befor investing in a juicer.
I must confess i had 3 spoons of oatmeal and juice a slice of pinapple. Pinapple, mango and papaya are rich in enzymes who break food down.
So far i had no meat today and i dont feel like eating a rock as i usually feel after meat. I feel good.
Basically: meatfree, no refined carbs ( trying to avoid), no dairy, no caffeine. Unlimited veggies and some fruits.
Ok, this might sound stupid to some of you. Well, you know I have not been that well since I returned back from war. So, after cancer, an DVT causing an PE and ICUS for a while The doctors wanted to put me on a pallet of different meds. Since I already take meds which are causing cancer and kidney transplant patients are getting them prescribed, I did not want any other side effects. So, why not try an alternative way. And you can see this just as a mere modification from a regular diet. The reason I post it is maybe others are getting interested in se how this goes and works. I did this modification before and it helped a lot. Mayo clinic recommends the intake of a grapefruit. It helps me with arthritis. But check first with your doc, just to make sure.
So, day 2:
2 spoons cooked Irish style steel cut organic oats (Trader Joes's )
2 spoons organic apple granola cereal
1 pink grapefruit freshly pressed
My blood sugar in the morning fasting was 105. My weight is still 166. However I feel good, not bloated or anything.
Lunch: juiced 2 small peeled carrots, 1 hand size piece green cabbage, 1/2 peeled lime, handful spinach, 1 Granny Smith apple, 2 celery sticks, 1 peeled beet.
Beet is really healthy and good because it scrubs the lining of the colon. However if you don't like the flavor, you might hold of, because it is very strong and almost overpowers the whole juice. I like it though. Blood sugar was 110mg/dl.
I have a coworker that would go on juice fasts for a week or two. I've always been pretty impressed by it and have thought about doing it a few times. My girlfriend just got some type of fancy masticating juicer the other day and has been juicing every now and then.
Google Voice (or the number Grape calls when drunk): 845-476-8182
Actually yes I think it's fair. I am feeding my body mainly micronutrients from the veggies. But also the green lentils, it's the asked small cup serving size like breakfast, it is actually keeping me full. I just reduce starch, meat, refined food intake. No limit to fresh veggies. I could never eat the amount of veggies I can drink. This will work. I did that several times, and it takes a while till our pallets are changing. Once your body gets used to the new food, eating something from the old diet would not just upset your system, but but you will see the difference. When I did my last juice fast it was about 3-4 weeks, I don't remember, I did not loose so much weight, but blood pressure, cholesterol dropped and I felt much better. It's also your skin gets better and you develop kinda a " glow" as my friends were saying. So, if you fast for a while and then- cold turkey- you sink your meat deprived fangs in a nice piece of steak, and you eat it all. You will feel and see how hard red meat is to break down for the body...
Anyways, still doing good, getting one more portion later
Dinner: 2 leaves of cabbage, about palm size with delicious peanut butter and almond butter and a few raisins. Served with a cup of hit peppermint tea- no sweetener. Blood sugar: 120mg/dl. Feeling good. The green lentils kept me full for quite a while. And I don't feel tired from eating.
Ok guys : day 3, tired, but prob bec of sleep troubles...school today. Not hungry.so breakfast at home: 2 slices of cabbage with peanut and almond butter and a few raisins served with fresh pressed grapefruit juice( I put a ill bit of flaxseed oil in grapefruit juice)
To go: thermos with hot peppermint tea to go, so I can drink that while driving to school, keeps my eyes open.
Then at school: snacks: raw almonds, a banana, 2 cabbage almond and peanut butter folds,grape fruit juice, a little jar of my lentils from yesterday, and an apple for the way home;