I've decided to start this blog and document my road to more living foods. Juice feasts are pretty common when people do raw food diets. I'm not a raw foodist but have been really researching and looking into where my food comes from and what's in it. Believe me when I say everyone should really be concerned with what is allowed in our food and what is being done to our food. I will cover some of these topics in later posts.
So I have decided to start a juice feast. I've done one before for about 6 days then decided to stop. I really don't want to put a number to how many days I want to do this. Is that a cop out? Maybe, but I find when I do things in concrete terms I deceive myself and feel horrible when I fail. Anyway, people do three days to one hundred days on a juice feast. I am not looking forward to my detox symptoms, but know they're common even in people that eat really clean, raw diets. The last juice feast I did really helped break me off sugar addictions and grains. I have indulged in both of them since but only about once or twice a month, can you guess at what time of month??? They really have lost their hold on me and I feel much better. But, I still have some lagging health issues and want to really boost my energy. I'll also get into my reasons on a later post. For now I will list a couple fruits and veggies I use in my base juices.
Now, I rotate my greens when I can to prevent a lot of oxalic acid build up that can cause kidney stones. I have to say I really like kale a lot though and grow it, so if it's all I have that is what I use. I also never thought I would ever be a person that says "I like kale." I'm on the tail end of the gardening season so I think this will be a great time to use up what I have before the season ends. I also grow swiss chard, parsley, pac choy which is like bok choy. I sometimes do just one item all the way up to maybe ten things in a juice. I have been supplementing with a tablespoon of extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil and Omega Swirl Pina colada omega 3's which is awesome. I am thinking about some other supplements, but for now that's where I am.