Free for AllPosted by KLM88 on 3 years ago
Well, my first juice fast/feast lasted 28 days, second one 27 days. Today is day 30 of this one, and I'm not feeling the need to stop at this point. As a matter of fact, well... I started passing some gunk, if you know what I mean. I'm going to stick with this fast/feast until my body tells me to quit, and I don't think I'm at that point just yet.
While going through this, I've been trying to reboot my brain, too, to learn about healthier ways to eat and live after I'm done. I love my Nutribullet, and definitely plan on using juice and smoothies after the fast/feast is over. But I also want to transition to a plant-based diet. I've always loved veggies and fruit, so this shouldn't be hard. I'm using Pinterest to help find inspiring recipes.
I'm watching YouTube videos others have posted about their juicing journeys. I've been trying to find more videos from people who post about life AFTER their juicing fast.
And...I'm reading books about nutrition and healthier living. Yesterday I started the book, "What are You Hungry For?: The Chopra Solution to Permanent Weight Loss, Well-Being, and Lightness of the Soul." From the book: "The fact that weight loss can be connected with increasing happiness is the secret to why my approach works." And...
"1. Pause and take a deep breath.
2. Ask yourself if your hunger is being triggered by a familiar pattern, such as feeling bored, restless, or sad, or wanting a distraction. You now know some of your most common triggers, so see if any of them are involved.
3. Once you've identified a trigger, ask yourself if you really need to eat. Maybe you can find an alternative activity, one that simply postpones reacting to your trigger..."
Eating good food is AWESOME, when our bodies really need the food. NOT when I'm bored or sad, which are two of my own personal triggers. I'm looking forward to discovering new, healthy recipes, preparing them with my own hands, and enjoying the process of eating, feeding my body with good nutrients, not junk.
This is a journey. We can do this. :)
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