Sunday, 5 January 2014

Intro: 10 Day Juice Fast

On Christmas I was lucky enough to receive a juicer from Santa. I have been wanting one for a really long time,and I finally got one! I got the Breville Juice Fountain. It is a middle of the road juicer. It is not super cheap and not super fancy, and gets the job done. I immediately started juicing up a storm, and haven't stopped. I am now on day 3 of a 10 day juice fast.  

I watched the documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, and I found it really inspiring! (If you haven't watched it, I highly recommend it) Although I am not fat, sick or nearly dead, I wasn't feeling healthy. I had been experiencing extremely low energy and I could feel that I had some energies in my system that I was ready to let go of mentally, spiritually and physically. I have slowly been transitioning into a full blown healthy lifestyle over the last year, and I thought this would be a great way to kick start the new year. I love the idea of fresh starts and resetting yourself and doing a juice fast is a great way to do that. 

When you consume only juice you are giving your body a high number of micronutrients from all of the fruits and vegetables you ingest. Because your digestive system is taking a break from doing its regular job, your body has extra energy to detoxify and heal itself.  I am no expert on the subject, but the idea resonated with me and always has. In the past I have successfully completed the Wild Rose Cleanse twice, and felt great after. I have tried the Master's Cleanse a number of times and while a lot of people rave about it, it just wasn't for me. 

I decided to follow a free 15 day reboot program from Joe, the guy who created Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. I did not do the diet that is recommended 5 days before the juice fast begins, as I was too excited to get juicing. I went with this plan because it is a juicing program complete with a schedule of when to juice, a grocery list to set you up with enough fruits and veg (in 5 day increments), and recipes for all of the juices! It was easy and fool proof to follow.

Here are a few pictures of what 5 days worth of fruits and veggies look like for juicing for 2 people (my boyfriend is doing it with me). I didn't have an inch to spare!

Now I am all set! Stay tuned to hear about how it is going for me...

Read: Days 1-3: 10 Day Juice Fast 
Read: Days 4-6: 10 Day Juice Fast


  1. WOW! Beautiful table and fridge!! So amazing!! Did you save any of the pulp for bisquits or anything? Do you think you'd be able to do any excersize?

    1. R, We did hot yoga the whole time! It made us feel great. I would say for the first 3 days to not exercise as I found we were detoxing hard and had headaches. After that just listen to your body!