How to Juice Fast

How to Juice Fast
This is how to perform an easy Juice Fast. This is perfect for natural weight loss and helps to achieve balance. It is a healthy alternative to the water fast. A juice fast is a type of detox diet. The Juice Fast involves drinking juice from fresh fruit and vegetables. Many people use this method because it is a healthier, safer option and is a source of vitamins.
Prepare your body for a juice fast. Eat nothing but raw fruits and vegetables for two days leading up to the fast. Begin your fast with a purgative (a natural laxative) or an enema. You will need an enema every day that you don't have a bowel movement, otherwise toxins can build up.
Rid your system of waste. First thing in the morning: Bowel movement or enema. (Researchers have proven that a cup of almost hot tea made with lemon juice and raw honey will stimulate the bowels to move. )
Have these foods for each meal.
Breakfast: Have a warm cup of herbal tea.
Mid-morning: Have a glass of fresh juice diluted 50/50 with pure water.
Mid-afternoon: Have a warm cup of herbal tea.
Late afternoon: Take a walk, and have a bath or mild exercise.
Early evening: Have a glass of diluted fruit or vegetable juice.
One hour before bedtime: Have a cup of vegetable broth.
This is just an outline. You can work up your own schedule to suit your needs. When you become thirsty you can drink pure water. Always remember to dilute your juices 50/50 with water. Your total juice and broth volume should be approximately two pints to one-and-a-half quarts per day. Remember to never mix fruit and vegetable juices together. Without a qualified practitioner overseeing you, don't do a juice fast for longer than ten days. With supervision, you can go up to thirty days! And remember also that a "healing crisis" is likely to occur if you have a history of illness. ("Healing crisis" explained below)
Break this type of fast slowly so as not to shock your system. Keep the fresh broth in your diet leaving in the chunks of vegetables for the first day after. Then, slowly add raw fruit and vegetables. Try to stay on a healthy diet with no meat for as long as you can!
Gradually return to normal food when you are finished with your fast. The first day should consist of two pieces of fruit. Each piece of fruit is divided in half so there are four servings for that day. The second day should consist of lightly steamed non-starchy vegetables, such as spinach. The third day should consist of brown rice, fresh salad. The fourth day should consist of organic yogurt, unflavored and unsweetened, and eggs. The fifth day should consist of meat, chicken, fish, tofu, if eaten, and for the days ahead, resume your original diet.
The more toxic one's body is, the more severe the detoxification, or healing crisis. This is characterized by a temporary increase in symptoms during the cleansing or detox process which may be mild or severe. You may feel worse and therefore conclude that the treatment is not working. But these reactions are instead signs that the treatment is working and that your body is going through the process of cleaning itself of impurities, toxins and imbalances.
Between 32 and 64 ounces of juice is usually recommended per day during the fast. The juice is sipped throughout the day. Typical fruits and vegetables include celery, carrot, kale, cabbage, apple, pineapple, cranberry, spinach, beet, and greens. Citrus fruits are often avoided.
Organic fruits and vegetables are usually recommended. If organic produce isn't available, practitioners suggest peeling the skin off fruits and vegetables or washing vegetables with a non-toxic produce cleaner, usually available at health food stores.
When introducing foods back into the diet, proponents of fasting suggest chewing food well so they are more easily digested.
If you're interested in a more detoxing type of diet, try a water fast.


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