Have you ever watched Joe Cross' Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead? Well, my husband and I did. It was inspiring and made us want to reboot our bodies so we can be healthier. So, we decided to do a 10 day juice fast. Yep, 10 whole days. We are on day four and I can say that this isn't the hardest thing I've ever done, but it is the least fun. My husband is loving it. He likes the juice and is feeling great! Yay!!! I'm sick of juice, have yet to find a recipe that I love, and am feeling okay. The good thing is that I'm not really hungry. If I start to feel a little hungry, I drink something (either water or juice) and I start to feel better right away. The good thing is that I really don't want to eat at all. I'm determined to stick this fast out though. I just don't like it. That's the hard part. That and having to cook real food for my kids for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
I've shared with some of my friends that I'm doing this and the first thing they ask is if I'm doing this to lose weight. I'm not. I'm trying to detox my body. I think I eat pretty healthy. I eat lots of fresh fruit and veggies. I don't eat a lot of meat. I eat whole, unprocessed foods as much as possible. I do need to get more exercise. I do need to lose some weight. I've lost 20 lbs over the last 8 months by just reducing the amount of food I eat and not eating after 6pm most nights. Sometimes I have a small snack after 6pm, but most nights I just drink a cup of Tension Tamer by Celestial Seasonings Tea. I helps me unwind from my day. I don't know if that's just psychological or if it really works, but it works for me.
I not posting this to say how great I am to do a juice fast. I'm posting this for accountability. I figure the more people who know, the less likely I will be to quit. So, send a few prayers for me so I can keep it up for the full 10 days :)