Sunday, February 3, 2008

Juicing Fast Results

Well, I'm not gonna lie. It was tough. We started off really good but by about 3 o'clock I was tired, hungry, cranky and had a headache. We drank juice every 1 1/2 to 2 hours, with TONS of water in between. I used a combo of knowledge from my favorite juicing book Juicing For Life by Cherie Calbom and Maureen Keane, past experience from working in juice bars and help from the Internet.
We were hungry all day, but in a weird way. I didn't feel anxious about not eating and at some points throughout the day, I felt down right wonderful. My stomach did growl a lot though. To supplement the fasting, I put psyllium husks in a smoothie made with fresh apple juice, fresh blueberries and a couple frozen bananas. We also munched on a couple of raw carrots when we were feeling really bad. Believe it or not, drinking mashed up fruits (like I did in smoothie form) and eating a few raw veggies is perfectly acceptable to some schools of juicing fast thought . . . mine included. I think the most important part is listening to your own body. If you can't do a full day, oh well. It's not the end of the world. Going one day was a great accomplishment to Jared and I and will be something we will do again.
Since it is Super Bowl Sunday, we did make a traditional feast of vegan burgers on homemade rolls, oven fries, sliced tomatoes, sweet pickle chips and a dill spear.
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27 comments:

Theresa said...

Good to hear about your detoxing experience. It sucks that it wasn't the most pleasant, but I guess that's sort of the deal with juice fasts! Good on you for trying it out, at least!

Jess - The Domestic Vegan said...
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Jess - The Domestic Vegan said...

That meal looks wonderful!

Romina said...

I applaud your efforts! I don't ever think I could do juicing fast.

That meal looks so rewarding!

Jennifer said...

Fasting is very tough and it tends to make you weak, cranky, and hungry. They say it’s good for you.

When Brett and I did a juice fast, we were thankful for the juice and smoothies, we are subscribers to that as well. You have to have some nutrients and sustenance right?

That’s a nice looking vegan Super Bowl feast. Looks like a pretty All-American meal, just without and dead animal. The All-American meal as it should be.

Vegan_Noodle said...

Great job making it through your juice fast!! Glad to hear raw carrots are allowed, my stomach would be growling too!! Thanks also for the links to info...

Burger looks good. Perfect superbowl food (we made pizzas, also very super bowl appropriate).

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Good for you for sticking to your juice fast for even a LITTLE while! It's more than I could probably do, with so many deliciously tempting vegan foods out there! And those fries look thick and juicy-- yummy :o).

Liz² said...

I didn't know you could eat carrot sticks! congratulations on making a one day fast, and your post-meal looks awesome! mmmmm fries.

aTxVegn said...

Your burger plate looks delicious - way better than juice!

the vegan blog tracker said...

Good job sticking with it!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

The burgers sound like a good reward for making it through the juice day!

Rural Vegan said...

A full day is a solid achievement, congrats! Glad you rewarded yourself with a burger and fries though, looks good!

jkvetter said...

How do you make your rolls? Do you have a recipe you can share?

Thanks.

Congratulations on the fast, by the way. My husband and I did a clear liquids 2 day fast last month, and then a 1 day juice fast this month. You do feel great afterwards.

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