The theory behind a juice feast is that if you be sure to FEAST and not FAST, you can effectively shut down your digestive system whilst not starving yourself. When you give your body pure nutrition and let your digestive system rest a little, your body can really go to work to cleanse and heal. It sounds a little crazy, but it’s amazing how fast it becomes normal to well, just drink juice for your meals. I get asked a lot if I was hungry. NEVER. I was full, all the time. Of juice, but yes very full and I really didn’t want solid food too bad. The absolute worst part was the detoxing from all the junk. YUCK.
At only Day 2 I started to feel really sick, like the flu. I was weak, I had a sore throat, headaches, soooo tired. I couldn’t believe how bad I felt. But I knew it would get better so I stuck with it and gradually it got better and better by Day 6 I felt totally normal. It was kind of amazing to me that I could really live off of just juices. Mind you I was eating about 10 lbs. or fresh organic produce a day, along with some supplements and raw oils. But still, amazing.
I learned some neat things about my body through the process.
- I learned I am tougher than I thought.
- I learned that raw organic produce can give me lots of energy.
- I learned that sugar and junk had a real, live hold on me and I was addicted.
UPDATE: I am NOT Vegetarian anymore. Read why I chose a Traditional Whole Foods Diet for my family and I feel great!