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Monday, 7 January 2013

Modern Mummy: Juicing Goddess!

I have just finished my first ever three day juice fast. Yep. For three long days my teeth didn't chew ANYTHING. I had freshly made fruit and vegetable juices for breakfast, lunch and dinner and a whole lot of H2O in between and that was it. It was something I have wanted to do for a long long time, and something I really needed to do after spending most of the festive season with my hand in a tin of Quality Street.

I didn't do it to lose weight; I did it to detoxify my body after overindulging ~ and I am positive that it has worked. In fact, if I'm honest I am pretty gobsmacked with the results. Not only am I feeling heaps better physically, it also made me think a lot about things that are important to me when it comes to eating, so I would go so far as to say I am feeling heaps better emotionally too.

But before I go all soppy on you, lets talk about this juice fast. I have often heard people talk about 'juice feasts' and sniggered to myself. There is nothing even remotely feast-like about not eating for three days! Or so I thought. But as Jason Vale AKA The JuiceMaster pointed out in one of his coaching videos, your body is being fully nourished by an abundance of fruit, veg and herbs when you're juicing and you aren't cutting food out at all.

Yes, The JuiceMaster. My juicing Guru for the past three days. It was his 3 Day Detox that I followed, and it was pretty bloody good. Available in an app format, with info and advice for before you get started, full recipes, shopping lists and coaching videos, it really was the ideal first juice feast for me. It involved no brain work at all! I just bought all the ingredients on the three day shopping list, made my juices and listed to the videos. *Polishes halo*

The first thing that shocked me was how tasty the veg juices were. I'd seen some in juice bars before and my God they looked awful ~ but I can honestly say I enjoyed every single juice on the plan. The second surprise was my energy levels. I fully expected to be shattered (and to be fair, I definitely flopped earlier than usual every night) but every morning I leaped out of bed and I went for mammoth walks every day. The third, final, and biggest surprise was that I didn't feel hungry once. Honestly. Yes I craved food (especially when a certain tweeter mentioned wild boar and roasted onions!!) but I wasn't hungry.  My stomach rumbled a fair bit on day one but not at all on days two or three. The juices were more than filling me up - and why wouldn't they, when each one contained up to 9 of my 5 a day!

I'm not saying I could do this all day every day. I couldn't and I wouldn't. But it definitely made me stop and take stock about the things I eat. (This is where I get a bit soppy).

I've always been keen to buy organic (especially after my trip to Eastbrook Farm last year) and I'm an avid believer in shopping local to support local businesses. 

Fasting for three days made me realise quite a lot ~ the majority of which  I won't bore you with! ~ but the two key realisations for me were:

1. I don't need as much food as I thought I did. I'm a food lover, theres no denying it. But quality of food is much more important than quantity. Which brings me nicely onto point 2....

2. Its really important to me to know what is going into my body (and my childrens). I love t o cook from scratch, and knowing where my food has come from, and buying local, organic produce wherever possible, is even more important to me than ever.

So I have finished my first juice feast feeling really positive and I'm already looking forward to doing another one! I plan to introduce juicing into daily life so that I can involve the whole family too. Most importantly (to me) I've been given the kick up the bum I needed and finally discovered our local farm shop and I have made a (rather belated) new year's resolution to pick up the vast majority of our weekly shop there buying organic, local and seasonal produce.

Happy Monday people xoxox

NB: This is not a sponsored post/paid review of The JuiceMaster's 3 Day Detox. I looked into raw living and juicing and paid for the app myself.

1 comment

  1. Wonderful for all mothers! Good b! Thank you for the good ideas!


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