The juice fast is a great way to detox the system, restore your digestive system, and help to create balance in your inner environment. Juice fasts have been shown to alleviate arthritis, constipation, headaches, and even anemia – but what it was never meant to be, which is what it seems to be associated with today, is a weight loss tool.
Sure you can lose weight with a juice fast, but losing weight is a by-product of all the other benefits it provides. The issue that arises when you use a juice fast to drop a few pounds, is that once you get off the fast, and especially fi you go back to the same diet you had before the fast, the weight is steadily going to creep it’s way back onto your frame.
When you focus on a fast, the juices and water flush out toxins form your system. However, after a few days of returning to a normal diet, the water that was flushed out returns. So the 10 pounds you lost, over the course of two or three weeks, will make it’s way back if you don’t start exercising or adapting a new diet.
The intelligent thing to do would be to do both, you would think right? Unfortunately that isn’t the case with most people living here in the U.S. But if you were to ask someone you know who was brave enough to get on a fast for a few days, what their experience was like, they would most likely say it was horrible. They would say they were hungry, and couldn’t wait to eat the minute their fast was over.
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I experienced this myself to be honest. I remember being on a fast for four days, and I was so sick by day four, I couldn’t take it anymore and that’s because I did the whole process completely wrong. At the time I thought I was spot on, but looking back I laugh at just how idiotic I was.
I was juicing everything in one day, and leaving it in plastic container sin the fridge so all I had to do was grab a juice and keep going. That is exactly what you DO NOT want to do when you’re juicing. A juice needs to be consumed immediately after it’s done. The longer it hits the air, the more oxygen attacks it, and destroys the nutrients it has. To make it worse I was putting all this juice into plastic containers. The juice will start to strip the plastic within the container, and some of that plastic ends up in the juice itself, which you take into you system when you drink it.
Even if had done that part correctly, I would’ve still had to have dealt with all the hunger pangs; and that was because I didn’t prepare for the fast, and I didn’t drink the amount of water I was supposed to – which would’ve kept the hunger feeling away. Before getting on a fast, and remember, although many people see a cleanse as a fast, here at detoxcleansingdiet.org – we don’t. A cleanse is made up of green foods and drinks, including juices, and smoothies. A fast is just juices and structured water – nothing else.
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So in our little world, there is no such thing as a juice cleanse, only a juice fast or juice detox. Now that we cleared that up, you want to make sure you eat only water-based foods leading up to your fast – at least three days before you start. You also want to make a good portion of those foods organic apples – and yes, eat the skin.
Drink two tablespoons of olive oil on the night before the fast, which helps with digestion, and you want to break the fast with fresh orange juice. You follow this routine for three months in a row, and you are detoxed for the year. Understand this is just one way to detox. There are many more, and each provides it’s own unique set of benefits.
Detoxing the body is important, for a whole host of reasons. The easiest way to think about it is to see your body as your car. If you aren’t maintaining your car properly, then it’s going to break down, and you may need to buy a whole new car altogether. Well, you don’t get the same chances with your body. If you let your body break down, you may not get a second shot at making things work.
My father had a ton of opportunities to get his life back on track, but just refused to take the simple steps to requiring health in his life, and it cost him. He passed away at an age most people are getting ready to enjoy their retirement years. And just so that it hits home – this was after years of punishing his body with all the wrong stuff. The human body is like a miracle. It takes a tremendous amount of abuse and keeps on going. Rather than use that as an excuse to keep punishing your body, why not harness that power to live well into your old age, instead of just getting old.
We have a course we put together that we made available to anyone who joins our newsletter. It’s seven fundamentals of detoxing you need to have in place to full detox the body, and it’s 100% free of charge. All you need to do is enter in your name and email so we can send you the first module today. I trust this article was a resource, and until next time, take care – Nicolas.