Monday, August 23, 2010

Day PAUSE.

Gave the nutritionist a ring to let him know what has been happening with the accident and my body. He confirmed that I should put a pause to the fast and go to lots of nutritious foods and add lean proteins. I need a bit more than juice to heal the deep muscle and bone bruising. I am added salads and fruit and lean mean to the juice. I am still drinking a juice or two a day since it is a great way to invite powerful nutrients to the party.

Today I made a grass-feed beef hamburger for dinner, a green salad for lunch, oatmeal for breakfast, and a cucumber spinach pepper juice. I feel stuffed, still. Maybe two juices and a salad and a piece of fish tomorrow, you know, to not feel so stuffed.

5 comments:

  1. Hello! It has been a long time since your last post and I'm curious how you are doing? Did you heal ok from your bike and gravel incident? Did you return to your juice fast?

    I found you wile googling "extended juice fast" and read your entire blog over the last two days. I am considering doing a 60 day fast but am worried about not having restraint and gaining it all back... My juicing history: The first fast I did like 1/2 day juice and 5 days water. this past summer I did a 10 day juice fast and felt like a maniac coming out of it. I gained more weight back than I lost (wasn't doing the fast for weight loss but for detox) I'm afraid that 60 days will put my metabolism in the toilet and everything I eat will go right to fat stores...

    I am sincerely curious what your experiences are and am thankful that I found your blog.

    I hope all is well with you and your husband.

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  2. Thank you so much for posting! I am doing well. I am still suffering a calf injury from that fall. I have not gone back on a juice-only fast right yet. I did the 60 and all was right in the world. I tried to recreate the experience with a second juice fast 3 months after my surgery, but stopped because of the fall. I am not doing my best to follow a strict diet and/or eating plan, and I have put about 15 lbs of the 56 I lost back on. I am sure a percentage of that is substance (since I am eating) and water, but a portion is also not.

    My metabolism seems alright. I just went to the Dr on Friday to get some blood work done to check out my levels since my surgery. They want to make sure my hormones are in order because I have recently started shedding like a German Shepard in the summer. The hypothesis is that it is a result of, well, hormones (my PCOS) and stress and/or I am not absorbing nutrients right after my surgery.

    I loved the fast, and I became passionate about juicing. I really think it is a wonderful experience. Would I have done it differently? Yes. I would have been sure to visit a MD who is juicing friendly, like Dr Furman (see www.fatsickandnearlydead.com). The nutritionist I worked with should have noticed the liver stress I was under before I began the fast (a sign that my gall bladder was wonky) and when I did blood work part way through and there were signs of cholesterol in my blood (as if I just ate fried chicken), they should have sent me to a professional. So - go to a professional with the whole plan, cement it in your mind that you are capable of anything, and commit.

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  3. Thank you for your response! I'm sorry to hear that you are still struggling with your injury. I hope that you will be free of that soon.

    I am glad to hear that the fast doesn't seem to have negatively impacted your metabolism. 15 pound gain is really encouraging to me.

    I was surprised to read in your response that you should have been referred to an MD when blood tests revealed cholesterol in your blood... I guess I assumed that the fast would help with your liver stress, not make it worse... part of why I want to do a fast is to help heal my liver from the stress of all the lousy food I've eaten over the years...

    You have given me some things to think about. Thank you for the encouragement.

    I will check back every once in awhile to follow you on your next fast. I really appreciate you sharing all the nitty gritty of your life during your fast. It has been really helpful to have an idea of what I can expect. I have a husband and 3 children so it was good to read how you guys worked through him eating and your juicing.

    Thanks again for taking the time to post a response. Take care,
    Sincerely,
    Janelle

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  4. Hi Lynette, did you go back on the juice fast? I am seriously considering it because i am so sick of feeling like crap all the time. I am addicted to sugar and can't seem to stop eating it!

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  5. Hi Lynette just wondering if you started the juice fast again. I am hoping that this fast will help cure my addiction to sugar. I am so sick of feeling like crap all the time.

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