Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Days 4-6: 10 Day Juice Fast

It is day 6 ladies and gents, and I feel great! I am almost shocked at how amazing I feel. I read a lot of blogs before I started, and many of them stated how you have an abundance of energy and a clarity that wasn't there before. Although I hoped this was the case for me, I didn't really attach to that ideal, because the cleanses I did previously were really energetically challenging for me. No two cleanses are alike because the body has different things to release (toxins, emotions, etc) at different times. Regardless, I am happy to report that my energy levels are up and I am feeling super awesome!


Yay! Juice!

As far as detox goes there have been a few new additions. My teeth have felt really fuzzy and I feel like my mouth gets reborn every time I brush them. My sense of smell has also increased greatly. I can smell everything! I wouldn't call this a good thing, smelling my cat's poop the second it leaves his ass is not something I put on my detox wish list! The last and the most offensive of detox symptoms has to be body odor. It seems to have subsided now, but on day 4 it was unbearable. So much so that I was sitting at my desk at work and thought to myself "Ugh, what is THAT smell?!" I then proceeded to smell myself to double check it wasn't me. Not this time! It was totally me. Thankfully I didn't have to be in close proximity with anyone that day. When I got home I proudly asked my boyfriend to smell my armpit as I was having detox B.O. (when you are on a 10 day juice fast, you look forward to these things oddly enough). Poor guy didn't know what he was in for as he jumped back and yelled "OMG babe, WHAT IS THAT?!" On day 6 it is completely gone, thank the detox gods!



On the elimination front (yes people we are talking about poop again, yay!), things have been moving. As I mentioned in my last post, constipation is not something I am privy to. In order to give my cleanse and extra kick in the butt (pun intended) I decided to do a session of colon hydrotherapy. It is a great way to rid your body of toxins. My body had a toxin purging party because I felt fabulous when I was done. So fabulous that I was wired with energy and unable to sleep until 2am. This is odd for me as I am usually nodding off by 11. I have received colon hydrotherapy many times in the past, but this one was by far the best I have felt after a session. What was so interesting to me is that I had not eaten anything for 5 days and there was still solid food parts coming out of me (there is a viewing tube that you can look at if you are brave enough). I was flabbergasted! When you don't take care of your gut it definitely slows down and doesn't function at it's highest potential. As I mentioned, I felt great after (and still do) and highly recommend it to anyone who is cleansing or needing to reset their gut health. If you do decide to try colon hydrotherapy, please do your research and find a reputable therapist. If you are getting stuck in a room and left to work a machine yourself that is NOT colon hydrotherapy. 

I don't really have much to offer in the form of tips on juicing. One thing I forgot to mention in my previous post is to make sure you are cleaning your juicer immediately after you juice. If you don't you have to deal with bits of food stuck in your juicer and stinky compost, not fun. I have also found that most days I only need or want 4 juices. In this case I just listen to what my body is telling me. If I want more I can always have more!

Stay tuned to hear how days 7-9 go! Happy Juicing!
Sara

Read: Intro: 10 Day Juice Fast
Read: Days 1-3: 10 Day Juice Fast 
Read: Days 7-10: 10 Day Juice Fast

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    1. I am going to come and sit right next to you next time Scott :)

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  2. OMG I can just see Shamik flipping out hahaha. So hilarious! I love the way you write too.

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