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