In this article the 3 day juice fast will be discussed. This is part of a series titled Detox December. The goal of Detox December is to allow you to have a jump start on your new year’s resolutions. To read more about Detox December please click here. Whenever a detox is out people have tons of questions and little guidance. Hopefully, this article will clear a lot of things up and give you guidance.
The first question to answer is, why the juice fast? The answer is simple. When done correctly it’s healthy. The body has a hard time digesting processed food. When we detox we are cleaning out our systems and allowing them to work properly to their full potential. Juice is much easier to digest. As soon as it is entered into the body it starts to get broken down. It’s better than chewing your food and slowly allowing the nutrients to digest.
The second question is, how to do the juice fast? This diet is not meant to be a longer term lifestyle change. It can be but you will need to seek a doctor so that you maintain a healthy lifestyle. Most doctors recommend the juice fast to last a minimum of three to a maximum of five days if you are strictly juicing. If you are juicing with one whole meal you can continue for a maximum of thirty days. Any time longer than that should be advised by a professional health care provider.
The third question is, what will I expect on the juice fast? Since your body is detoxing, depending on the toxicity of you current state you may experience withdrawal. Withdrawal is a combination of flu like symptoms and behavioral abnormality. In most cases people feel a little hungry for the first or second day then feel a burst of energy on the remaining days. If you do this for longer than a week you will see differences in your stool and urine. Think of what a baby’s diaper looks like because they don’t eat solid food, their stool remains liquid. You may feel tired if you’re not consuming enough calories. Calories are good for you because you need them for energy. Keep a food log and count your calories.
To read more about juice fasting please click here as well as watch the Netflix documentary Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. The best of luck to everyone!