What a Difference a Juice Makes

Thank God for green juice.

I am happy to report that coming off of the 30 day juice fast went quite smoothly, although I will not highly recommend you go about it in the way I did. I was quite careful the first few days having smoothies and then some fruits and vegetables. I added in fish and no problem there. Then I went away on vacation with a big group of really fun people. Ok—that is where the not so smart portion of breaking my juice fast comes in.

Fortunately there were a lot of food options so I was able to pick and choose what seemed appealing and from good sources, and fortunately again I did not have any problems digesting a variety of foods. That was certainly a relief!! And I am finding even more so now, that if I stay present while eating I really don’t have to eat much to be satisfied. On a side note, it appears that cocktails or wine are less of a friend to me than they used to be….not that they were ever such good friends in the first place! What was difficult for me on this trip was that I didn’t have a juicer or find access to fresh juice!! I did bring Vitamineral Green (super green powder with all the greens you could ask for from land and sea) with me and blended up smoothies every day, and although a good alternative it didn’t measure up to having the fresh made juice.

Since June, when I started going on and on about juice I haven’t missed a day of at least one, but more likely two or three juices a day, and then of course the all juice month. Having the supplement was great but, just from my own personal experience, I don’t feel like it measures up to having the fresh nutrient packed juice flooding my system and going right where it needs to go. I’m addicted to the juice. Do I need to start going to a group for this?!?

Even as much fun as I had, I am happy to be home and back to my juicing routine. It is good to know that my digestive system didn’t blatantly reject any food that I added back in, so it appears that I don’t have any food sensitivities or allergies. On the other hand, I feel so good from all the juicing that it will continue to be the backbone of my food plan. Plain and simple, I feel much better on the juice. I can’t wait to get enough of it in me that the super nutrition of it really kicks in. In fact, I think I’ll make some more right now.

So, my message for today—juice is better than no juice. I would like to say to you all (oh, wait….have I said this before?!?) DRINK FRESH GREEN JUICE, please. You will feel better for it, and it might just change your life in surprising ways!! ……and you will have to drink it to find out about the surprising ways….


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2 Responses to What a Difference a Juice Makes

  1. sarah November 25, 2012 at 9:23 pm #

    Got a juicer for 5$ at the thrift store. I’ve done a full day of drinking only juice and water . how did you do 30 days?? My goal is 2 days and I’m not sure if I can even do that…

    • Gwen
      Gwen November 26, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

      Five bucks?!?–Good one Sar! Awesome you did juice for a day!! No need to do 30 at all. Make sure you are drinking enough juice–I did 4 16 oz juices a day. What might even be a better idea to start is do the juices and have one light vegan meal–if you can do this for three days. It will give your body a chance to start eliminating toxins and to reset. The first day is the hardest–how is day two going???

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