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Old 02-12-2018, 01:59 PM
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I actually ended up cutting it short at 3 days due to some family issues but thatís part of what I love about fasting; it fits around my life instead of my life having to fit around fasting. Iím doing 24 hours at a time right now and it really helps with a lot of symptoms.


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Old 02-13-2018, 08:10 AM
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Re: Juice Fasting anyone?

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I actually ended up cutting it short at 3 days due to some family issues but thatís part of what I love about fasting; it fits around my life instead of my life having to fit around fasting. Iím doing 24 hours at a time right now and it really helps with a lot of symptoms.


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Curious- in my research, I found it is important to re-introduce solid foods gradually after a fast over a couple days. When unscheduled life happens, how do you transition back so quickly?
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Re: Juice Fasting anyone?

Feels strange drinking a smoothie this AM! Much more filling than 'normal'.
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:33 AM
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Re: Juice Fasting anyone?

For me anything under about 4-5 days doesnít cause a problem just eating again as long as what Iím eating isnít grain, refined sugar, or alcohol. When I go longer than that, I start with a light broth and give my system time to adjust but itís usually shorter fasts for me.


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Re: Juice Fasting anyone?

Now heading into my 3rd week of juice fasting (or maybe considered juice "feasting" since I've added smoothies?). Still feeling really good. I think I'll do it next week and then I'll have done a full month I really thought a week would be hard, can't believe I'm on track to a month and it was easy!
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Re: Juice Fasting anyone?

I skipped the middle of this thread (so if I'm making incorrect assumptions about the details I apologize)

I tried a juice fast a few years ago, but it just didn't work for me. My insulin and blood sugar was like a rollercoaster and as soon as something stressful hit, I was into a bowl of pasta like Scrooge McDuck into a room full of coins.

I've found that I can only successfully work on my diet when I'm in good mental health. That is a pre-requisite and when it's not met I find I always flop after 2-3 weeks.
(Side note: I'm actually going to see a counselor to get to the bottom of that concept. I think that if I can figure out why my willpower is linked to my mental state I might be able to make my choice of food stick permanently!)

When I am ready though, I use an "all-you-can-eat-vegies" approach, coupled with dropping 'refined' carbs (bread, potatoes, pasta, rice, sugar) is what did it for me. Dropped 10kg (~20lb) over 6 months and it was the easiest to maintain out of everything I've tried (and I've tried a lot).
That being said, one thing I've learned over many years of research is that everyone is comfortable with something different. My partner prefers training harder over eating less, and some people can't cope with dropping the refined stuff and do better restricting portions. Different strokes.

It's great to hear the fast is working for you Kiwi, congrats on getting this far! I hope you see every success. :-)
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Re: Juice Fasting anyone?

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I skipped the middle of this thread (so if I'm making incorrect assumptions about the details I apologize)

I tried a juice fast a few years ago, but it just didn't work for me. My insulin and blood sugar was like a rollercoaster and as soon as something stressful hit, I was into a bowl of pasta like Scrooge McDuck into a room full of coins.

I've found that I can only successfully work on my diet when I'm in good mental health. That is a pre-requisite and when it's not met I find I always flop after 2-3 weeks.
(Side note: I'm actually going to see a counselor to get to the bottom of that concept. I think that if I can figure out why my willpower is linked to my mental state I might be able to make my choice of food stick permanently!)

When I am ready though, I use an "all-you-can-eat-vegies" approach, coupled with dropping 'refined' carbs (bread, potatoes, pasta, rice, sugar) is what did it for me. Dropped 10kg (~20lb) over 6 months and it was the easiest to maintain out of everything I've tried (and I've tried a lot).
That being said, one thing I've learned over many years of research is that everyone is comfortable with something different. My partner prefers training harder over eating less, and some people can't cope with dropping the refined stuff and do better restricting portions. Different strokes.

It's great to hear the fast is working for you Kiwi, congrats on getting this far! I hope you see every success. :-)
So right different diets work better for different people! There are of course common sense diet "rules" (like soda and fast food are bad for you) but there is no single "diet" that works for everyone.

I am very thankful I seem to be able to consume unlimited amounts of (whole) fruits with no ill effects/sugar crashes. In fact, fruit gives me a lot of energy and almost gives a sensation of heightened senses/awareness when I eat a good amount of it. My mom is one of those people who can't eat fruit so I feel very lucky I can. I do well with fruit but products with refined sugars and highly refined carbs definitely screw with my energy levels. If I eat a big bowl of regular 'white' pasta or more than 1 or 2 cookies/small slice of cake or anything of that nature, it puts me into a food coma. My brain just gets sluggish and more often than not, within 15 minutes of eating I can barely keep myself awake. Interesting the difference in how my body processes sugars from different sources on such opposite ends of the spectrum despite all these "diet experts" saying there is no difference between the sugar in an apple and the sugar in a Twinkie
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Re: Juice Fasting anyone?

We're all different and likely have greater sensitivities to various foods. My sister is borderline diabetic, and white rice is poison for her, spiking her blood sugar far higher and faster than comparable portions of refined flour noodles, white bread, etc.
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Old 02-27-2018, 08:18 AM
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Re: Juice Fasting anyone?

So yesterday I started eating solid food again. Spinach, chickpea and quinoa salad (Kiwi also enjoyed it) and some carrot and celery sticks. I was a tad nervous it would make me feel sick to my stomach but it was fine. The juice fast/feast, I feel, was pretty successful. I did get a huge energy boost and after the initial breakout, my skin is glowing. I only lost 5 pounds so I guess my fears of loosing too much weight were unfounded Strangely, except for the first day I never felt abnormally hungry. I'm also happy that even though I'd been eating foods before that I know aren't good for me, I didn't suffer an extreme "detox" reaction like I did when I went on all raw foods years ago.

As was mentioned earlier in this thread, I'm going to move forward by doing a 1 day juice fast every Sunday and perhaps next year, I'll do another longer one.

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