How to Go on A Juice Fast Properly

How to Go on A Juice Fast Properly

How to go on a juice fast properly. Besides getting rid of Diabetes and a number of diseases, conditions, and ailments; the number one inventive for juice fasting is the weight loss. There are Tons of diets out there that promise quick weight loss but how many of them are healthy, give quick FAT weight loss, and actually last? Not many...in fact very few. The great thing about juice fasting is that not only can you lose up to 1.5 pounds a day on it but you also cleanse your body of any toxins and dead fat cells, otherwise known as cellulite. Eww, no one wants that!

So What is Juice Fasting anyway? I'm sure there are many of you who never even heard the term! Well, Juice fasting is basically consuming nothing but water and juice for a certain amount of days. It's not uncommon to juice fast for 100 days but the usual Juice fast is anywhere from 7-40 days. You don't, however, drink any old juice. The juice has to be made from organic fruits and veggies and made fresh. So if you don't have a juicer, this is the best time to invest in one.

Although losing weight fast is an incentive for juice fasting, a lot of people do it for other reasons as well. Juice fasting cleanses your body as well as your mental state, bye bye emotional baggage.

As easy as this Juice fast may sound there are precautions you need to take as well as mandatory steps you have to follow.

WEIGHT LOSS: Usually the first couple of days of a juice fast you will lose anywhere from 0-3 pounds. After this it falls in a steady number anywhere from .3-1.5 pounds a day. If you're looking to lose just ten pounds, 2 weeks is a good number. However, if you are looking to lose 20-50 pounds a 30-45 day fast is ideal.

Things You'll Need
  • A Juicer
  • Organic Fruits and Veggies from your nearest Farmers Market
  • Water
  • A goal-oriented mind!
Tips

1. Doctor Doctor! I must say you have to check with your doctor before doing a juice fast. Mostly so the author of this article won't get sued, BUT beware of any medications such as appetite suppressed and any medicated weight loss aides. Remember that cleansing your body is part of this plan and adding anymore chemicals and medications to it is not a good idea. Of course if you are already on medication I don't suggest you discontinue. A lot of people who have gone on the juice fast no longer needed medication of any sort afterward. Something for your brain to chew on...(but not your mouth)

2. Preparing for your Juice Fast.
Don't plan to just dive into a juice fast with miraculous results. First you need to train your body so that you don't crave and abandon your juice fast on the second day. A week before you plan to start your fast, Omit the following: All dairy, meats, poultry, eggs, fish, processed foods, fast foods, anything with preservatives or artificial coloring, hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils, soy products (as of now all U.S. soy products contain GMO's), and WHITE REFINED SUGAR as well as WHITE FLOUR.

So your probably thinking...what can I have???
Well, you can have your fruits, raw or steamed veggies, brown rice, whole grain bread, durum wheat pasta, packaged organic foods, nuts...etc.

3. Buying your Juicer!
If you don't already have one you definitely need to invest in a juicer. Good Juicers that extract all the juice minus the fibers run anywhere from $150 and up. If this is too much for you look at community forums such as craigs list to see if someone has a juicer for sale or give-away. After you see the weight loss result and how clean your body feels, trust me it's more than worth it.

4. Buying your supplies of Organic Fruits and Veggies.
So down to business. Once you have your doctor's "Go", your juicer, and a goal oriented mind it's time to get down and dirty. Why do you need Organic fruits and veggies anyway? Well, Organic produce is free of pesticides, chemicals, and any GMO's that might harm you. To make sure something is organic look at the sticker usually placed on it, it should start with the number 9. If for some reason you can not afford organic fruits and veggies then make sure you peel everything before juicing it.

5. Juicing.
So which Fruits and Veggies to juice? Typically you want to Juice the following: Carrots, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Apples, Oranges, Spinach, Kale, Celery, Beets, Red-Leaf Lettuce. Try to avoid making juices consisting of only fruits, mix it up as much as you can.

6. Daily consumption of Juice and water:
In a typical Juicing day you want to have about 1 quart of juice along with 10 or more glasses of water. If you are not a water-drinker, get in the habit. It will do wonders in aiding the toxins and extra fat to leave your body.

7. Will I feel hungry???
Hunger is seen as a danger and people seldom let themselves feel the real hunger that many people and children across the earth feel. I have news for you. It's okay to feel hungry! It really is, you won't die from feeling a bit hungry from time to time.
Don't worry though, you will feel a bit hungry in the beginning but the juice fills you up and satisfies the tummy. After a while on your juice fast you will begin to see that it's cravings you mistaken for hunger (not hunger itself).

8. Temptations.
Of course temptations are expected. Whether you allow them to control you is up to you. When you start craving something try to remember why you started the juice fast. Face the cravings instead of distracting yourself. In fact a good indication of body cleanse is the cravings you get! So see them as a good thing and think of all those chemicals and toxins leaving your body for good. It is definitely worth having some cravings and temptations.

9. Weight Gain.
After you finish your fast, whether it be 7 or 50 days. You will gain a bit of weight, not ALL of it but just a little so to balance your entry into solid foods. This is expected so don't freak out at several pounds after the fast is over.

10. Ending the fast:
As hard as it may be to believe, the hardest part is NOT the actual fasting but ending the fast. It is very crucial how you end your fast. Remember your digestive system has had a long break and the poor thing can not be bombarded with foods the first day you are free of your juice fast. To brake your fast, soak 8 oz of prunes in 16 oz of water overnight. When you are ready to break your fast, drink the soaked water and eat the prunes. This will help in digestion and is a good bridge to eating solid foods again.

To avoid overeating, binging, and going wild after our juice fast continue juicing once or twice a day or before each meal. Keep raw fruits and veggies in your diet.