What is Juice Fasting?
Also known as a ‘juice cleanse’ or a ‘detox’, fasting has been around since the beginning of time. Always known for its ability to strengthen and heal it is now much more commonplace and what’s more, the evidence-backed information and testimonials supporting its benefits are available in great number.
Isn't fruit juice just sugar?
No, fructose (or fruit sugar) is very different to the white powdered substance most people know as sugar. Fruit sugars are slow release and every cell in your body loves them, in fact, craves them. They fuel us, heal us and balance our blood sugars.
Will I feel hungry?
Most people think they will feel hungry when they do a juice fast, but hunger is often mistaken for being thirsty and so when you nourish your body with dense nutrients, it is satisfied. But, if you do feel hungry, just have more juice. Simple really!
Will I have detox symptoms?
Everyone is different. Some people sail through a juice fast without any real ‘detox’ signs at all. And yet, some people have a really tough time, with headaches and feeling nauseous and tired. Also, one time you can sail through and then the next time you have a full-on detox. One can never tell what’s going to happen. But, we do have tips and tricks to help you manage the days when you are not at your best, so, remember to check them out..
I have a 'smoothie-maker' machine, can I do a fast?
This book is based on doing a 7 day juice fast where you give your body nothing but juice for 7 days. Juicing is where the insoluble fibre has been removed (thrown out), versus blending all of the produce together to make a drink (smoothie). Juicing gives your digestive system a break, smoothies don’t – your digestive system still has to work to break the blended fruits and vegetables down.
What about the fibre. isn't that important?
Yes, fibre is an important part of our diet. It acts like a broom for the intestinal wall and helps us with elimination. However, many people find that they still have plenty of bowel movements through a juice fast due to the soluble fibre (in the juice) and so there is no real health concerns for not having insoluble fibre for a short period of time.
As a natural foodie, going without food is not something I ever do willingly, easily or graciously!
But, here I am – the author of a book that helps people live on nothing but juice for 7 days.
So, how did I get here?
Well, that’s a very long story, but the short and honest answer is…
I got tired of watching people I loved suffer physically, mentally and emotionally ‘fighting’ a battle they were never set up to win.
And so, I got educated. Really, really educated. But not educated in the school sense – educated in the life sense.
In ancient times, I would have been called a scholar – but, I am merely a seed planter.
May my story inspire, educate and bring awareness to your journey.
“A candle never loses its light when lighting another candle.”
“I lost 5kg, gave up smoking for 5 weeks. I had an amazing support team and am juicing 5-7 days each month now and feeling great!”
~ Fiona, 49
“Really enjoyed it. Was surprised at how you never felt hungry and had heaps of energy.”
~ George, 43
“First time I fast a full week & I didn’t think I can do that at first. The variety of juice recipes really help & doing it in a group of friends or colleagues to boost motivation.”
~ Carly, 32