2 Nov 2012

juice fast: complete

hey ya'll. today is an odd one. i think i may be starting to feel signs of my body telling me to end this. i know, i know. 7 days is not much, especially since i was planning on a 10- or 21-day fast. erg.


i'm probably my harshest critic when it comes to this, and tend to be kind of hard on myself for not finishing what i told myself i would do. but i don't think doing something for the SOLE reason you said you were going to, is a good idea. i am doing this juice fast for health, well-being, to refresh my love for food, achieve mental clarity, and center my soul/chakras. 


i am always surprised how short of a time it takes me to accomplish all those goals when fasting, and this time was no different. i can't lie - i am pretty bummed. i want keep going... but i don't feel i need to. i just WANT to.

my ego shouldn't determine how i treat my body.  


in addition to that chunk of logic, it has become apparent that juice fasting while trying to help my boyfriend move in to his new apartment is a problem. i can't keep going back and forth between my house and his place to make fresh juice. yes, yes - laaaaame excuse. but hey, that's what's up.


all i ask is you don't judge. the thing i feel worst about is that i know many of you are fasting with me! i urge you to keep going, i am right here.

much love & namaste to you all. happy halloween! 

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  1. i think its very big of you to STOP when your body says stop. it shows us all out here a great example because many of us need to see that.

    congrats on completing your juice fast! :))

    i do have a couple questions though..
    how do you avoid keeping the weight off you lost while juice fasting (i know this wasn't your purpose but wasn't sure if you knew)?
    and HOW do you break your fast?

    do you plan on doing any more "cleanses" soon?
    sending good thoughts your way!

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    1. thank you very much :)

      the weight you lose when you fast/cleanse should be excess weight (toxic buildup in your fat cells) so as long as you keep to a healthy lifestyle post-fast/cleanse, you should naturally keep it off. eat a whole foods, plant-based diet, get enough sleep, drink plenty of water, don't eat too close to bed time, and exercise regularly in a way you enjoy :)

      breaking a fast can be the hardest part because your taste buds come alive again and you want to devour everything in sight... but wait! must control yourself ;) eat raw fruits, and smoothies. have several small portions. then next day, have some salad and maybe some lightly cooked grains. keep drinking lots of water and not eating too much in one sitting. the third day you can start getting back to normal - but this should be healthy stuff, if you want the benefits of the fast/cleanse to last.

      hope that helps :) ask away if you wonder anything more.
      xox, em

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  2. You listening to your body is the best thing possible. No judgement- ever. Just drooling over your delicious juices! Congrats on the 7 days.
    My juicer just broke, I miss it so much- now I have to save up for a new one.
    I would love to do a juice fast with you sometime, I know it's not really the same as having a proper companion but I think it would still keep me motivated...

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    1. thank you, claire <3
      oh no! yeah... the good ones are an investment for sure. worth it though.

      I'd love to do a juice fast with you! i am thinking of perhaps doing one with several of my readers and we can do it as a group! :) we can all support each other and share how we feel each day. i can write my post then people can discuss their days/changes/detox/feelings in the comments.

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    2. i would LOVE to join in when you do it!!

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    3. Yay! That sounds amazing! I can't wait :)
      I'm juicing with my hand crank juicer for now, it really makes you appreciate electricity...

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  3. I think if you feel that this is the right step for, then it is. Don't be harsh on yourself :)

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    1. thanks very much :D

      love you guys xox

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  4. ''my ego shouldn't determine how i treat my body.'' Emily these are wise words. (L)

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    1. thank you, lysa :) much appreciated.

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  5. 7 days is really long! I think taking cues from our body as well as the realities of our life is really important.

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    1. thank you, Michele! I totally agree.

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  6. HOLY CRAP SO HAPPY I FOUND YOUR BLOG :D and you go girl on fasting!!!

    xo
    amy
    www.rawveganunistudent.blogspot.com

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    1. love your blog! let's keep in touch :) and thank you, xox em

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  7. love love love this blog!!! what straw do you use for your juices? is it a reusable one?

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    1. thanks so much, Bianca! i use a pink glass straw so yes, it is reusable :) i bought it online for about $8.00.

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  8. First of all congratulations for completing 7 day fast. It is really a big task. Juice cleanse system replaces the solid food with the raw, fresh pressed juice. Juice cleanse is very beneficial for our health and it increase our immune system.

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    1. thank you :) you know what's up!

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  9. Hey Emily! I think that is very powerful as well to listen to your body. Sometimes we get too headstrong about "pushing" ourselves, and forget to be quiet and listen. I am wondering if you could share some of the sensations that led you to feel you should be finished with your cleanse? I am currently on day 9 of a 10 day master cleanse, and my original plan was to switch to juice in two days and continue juice fasting for 20 days. Making a total of 30 days no solid foods. But today, I started juicing. I couldn't have any more lemon/cayenne/maple syrup! I needed some fresh greens, immediately. Which I think was a good decision, but now I am concerned about the 22 days ahead of me and if I will be able to champ it out. I am just wondering if you can share any of the experiences you perceived in your body? Thank you!

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  10. I feel happy to found your nice and helpful blog. I love your blog very much. Nice fruit juice. I believe that juicing diet plans is very very needed for our health. Thanks for share your post.

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