For those of you who are rebooting your system with a juice fast. Visit www.fatsickandnearlydead.com site for explicit instructions. The 15 day fast is doable with a normal schedule, just remember that the first 2 days are uncomfortable. If you feel really hungry and tired, eat raw or steamed vegetables. Bake a potato, steam some kale, raw carrots, a fresh tomato, etc. It helps if you can get your vegetables and fruit in season close to where they are grown. A Farmer’s Market and local orchards are great sources. Everything will taste better. Also, if you want more juice recipes, just write a comment. Send me a line, I’m listening.
Almost thru the juice, fruits and vegetables fast. Today I broke the fast by eating something sugary, a dessert that I used to love. Now it tastes way too sweet, so I didn’t enjoy it. I also ate something I have craved for three days. I’ve found that when a craving is that strong, I give in to it. It was a bagel with an ounce of swiss cheese. Tasted delicious and I was satisfied for the rest of the evening.
Tomorrow will be a day of juicing and fruits and vegetables again. I’m realizing that my choices are what my body needs and I prefer fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and non-caffeinated teas. So many foods don’t appeal to me anymore. This is where I want to stay and I’m afraid that after tomorrow I will be lured back into my old ways of relating to food. Never thought I would be able to stay the course for 15 days. This has been an amazing journey and it’s just begun.
I just made the best fresh tomato gazpacho I’ve ever tasted. This is definitely a keeper.