I went out of town yesterday and came home to find all of these replies and I am so excited!!
Mitzer, welcome!!! I honestly do not have a specific plan I am following. My plan is just to consume just raw fruits and veggie drinks for (at least) 40 days. I plan to have 3 large "meals" (about 24 oz of juice with there being about an 80% veggie to 20% fruit juice ratio) and 1 or 2 smaller "snacks" (around 16 oz of a sweeter, more fruit based juice). In addition to all that juice, I also aim to drink 60-80 oz of water a day. What about you? Is there a plan you want to follow?
Slim, welcome!! Thanks for joining us. Is this your first juice fast?
Lasschick!!! Welcome and than you for reading and commenting on my blog! I like how you are trying to prepare your body for the fasting. I've also been consuming as much fresh juice as possible to HOPEFULLY make the transition slightly easier. I went out to eat with my girlfriends last night but that was my last splurge.
Pam, I was born and raised in Austin. 5 years ago we moved to San Marcos, Texas. We are about 30 minutes south of Austin. I've been trying out various juicing recipes for almost 2 weeks now. I've looked through all of the recipes on the rebooting site and I like to do google searches and Pinterest searches. I've posted a few different recipes that I've tried on my blog : http://my40dayjuicefast.blogspot.com/
My favorite recipe so far is the Lipsmackin Green Limeaide. My 5 year old boys LOVE an apple, a carrot and an orange.
So far I've juiced:
Banana (haha don't try, it's a mess and not much juice at all)
(I'm sure I'm missing something but that's all I can think of for now. (*) are items that are usually always in the fridge and most often used in my juices.
I would like to try a lot more juices but of course, what is always available to me in Texas won't always be as readily available or even remotely affordable in another part of the country. So what I find myself doing is replacing those more "exotic" type vegetables or fruits with something I have available. I've seen parsnips in a recipe, for example, but the only parsnips I've found near us are about $5 for a 1 lb bag. I'm sure I will juice them at some point, but finances didn't allow it last pay period. Im going to be as flexible as possible but still get in all those much needed vegetables. Spinach is $0.98 a bunch here (normal price, not sale price) so I always , always have that on hand. I've also been looking at our local grocery stores for their sales and shockingly, the smaller mom and pop style stores seem to have better sales if you catch them. Two of our "local" grocery stores (they are about a 40 min drive-one way-away from where we live) have "double ad days" on Wednesday. They honor the sale prices from the previous week AND the new sales for the coming week (they rotate their sales weekly). It's quite a drive but I do it because I save quite a bit of money by shopping around and luckily for me, they both do the double ad days on Wednesday.
Oh, I also get in as much organic produce as possible but doing a purely organic fast would be financially out of the question for me.
I will keep posting as much recipes as possible on my blog but my really, really tasty juices, I'll make sure to reshare in here.
Oh!!!!! I think I am going to do my official start weight the first thing Wednesday morning. What do you all think? I am going to post my weight and before pictures on my blog and I have to be honest, I am terrified. A few of my friends know my weight....but putting it out there for the entire world to see?? Yikes. It's nerve wracking BUT I HAVE to do it. I absolutely HAVE to become accountable for all of my past bad habits. I have to stop making excuses. So I am terrified but I am also excited. I'm ready for 2012 to be my last unhealthy year.
I am so refreshed and rejuvenated by the support in here! I am PUMPED and can't wait to start! I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday. Talk to you all soon!!