Saturday, August 20, 2011

day 6! I am feeling fabulous =)

hi all!!

so it's 1am and i am wide awake! today was a day full of energy, and no headache!! i am happy to report that i'm starting to enjoy this =0)


Thursday, August 18, 2011

day 5- plus... why i'm doing all this:

hi guys,
so, today's vid is a little longer than usual cause i got to rambling, so i'll skip the writing portion of this post and let you guys just listen ;). {hugs} j

Cruciferous vegetables are anti-cancer foods

Cruciferous vegetables are anti-cancer foods

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

day 4...so far so good, and how i juice!

wellll, today was a pretty great day! i think it's definitely important for me to bring enough juice with me to work so i don't get toooo hungry lol! i did make a how to demonstration video for you guys who are thinking about trying out juicing! take a look and check out how easy it is to add insane amounts of vitamins and minerals to your diet! i'll talk to you guy tomorrow =)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

day 3! figuring it all out...

well, here we are, moving right along! i'm already 1/20th of the way through =)  well, i've been learning a lot lately about how to keep this as a life change, not just a fix-it and forget it method- (which never works, btw), so it's looking like the main key to all this is the micronutrient foods. so, after this 60 day juice fast, i won't be running off to get a carne asada burrito or anything like that... it's gonna be a diet largely consisting of fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans and whatever else i find out! lol... but for now, this first week is going well. i'm happy to report that mr. headache has eased up (a little) and i'm feeling pretty good overall. i got some exercise in, and am about to hit the hay... so that's it for today... luv u guys! j.

Monday, August 15, 2011

day 2...what's with this stupid headache???

sooo... day two started off just fine this morning- lots of energy and no sluggishness as i headed off to the office! success! and then about half way through the day, the HEADACHE FROM HELLLLLLLLL (said in my best sports announcer voice) reared its ugly head. :/ and next came the uber-sleepies which caused me to jump in bed pretty early tonight!

so what causes this to happen on a juice fast??
well, according to those informative folks over at JuiceFasting.org, there are 5 major stages of detoxification which occur when one fasts - i am in stage 1. here's what is happening to me right now:

"Stage 1 (Day 1 To Day 2)
On the first day of fasting, the blood sugar level drops below 70 mg/dl. To restore the blood to the normal glucose level, liver glycogen is converted to glucose and released into the blood. This reserve is enough for half a day. The body then reduces the basal metabolic rate (BMR). The rate of internal chemical activity in resting tissue is lowered to conserve energy. The heart slows and blood pressure is reduced. Glycogen is pulled from the muscle causing some weakness. The first wave of cleansing is usually the worst.
Headaches, dizziness, nausea, bad breath, glazed eyes and a heavily coated tongue are signs of the first stage of cleansing. Hunger can be the most intense in this period." (from JuiceFasting.org)

pretty intense, huh?

so, here's my day TWO video... and for more info on the Five Stages of Juice Fasting, go to my  "did you know?" page and check out the post i put up there =)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

day one... success!

today is the day, folks!


sooo... i'm here for a lotta reasons, and i'll do my best to explain what i am doing and why...

about a week ago, i watched a movie called "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" by Joe Cross. in this documentary, Joe makes his way through a 60 day juice fast and completely overhauls his health. the concept is that if your body can heal itself on the outside, why not give it the necessary means to heal itself on the inside. and how can your body heal itself if it's working so hard every day just to process our daily activities?

this really resonated with me.

you see, my body is not healthy. and that's a pretty important thing to keep running good, cause unlike a broken down car, you can't replace a broken down body! so, today is the first day of MY 60 day juice fast! i know, i know...there are probably many opinions you all have about this... and that's totally ok and expected. i'm sure it will be a major process, but i am confident that it will be soo worth it! 

for now, feel free to leave comments, words of wisdom or encouragement, etc! and make sure to follow me cause i'll be posting daily my experiences, and the things i learn along the way!