I have had a lot of successes and made a lot of mistakes throughout my years of doing juice fasts. Along the way, there were many surprises about the physical, metal, spiritual, and social changes that come with fasting that I wish I knew prior to my first one.
As my friend said, "I don't give advice. I simply tell people what worked for me." That's how I am approaching this page. Perhaps these lessons that worked for me can help others.
Please remember that these are my personal experiences. I am sure that you will have your own unique experiences and I strongly encourage you to share them.
Please note that I am not a doctor and have not had any
formal medical education; therefore, do not take this information as
though it is from a medical or naturopathic doctor. These are simply
observations I have made about my body throughout the years. Please
consult a physician when considering a juice cleanse.
Beware of Eating Beef After a Long Fast!
Beware of Automatically Eating During a Fast
BMI Scale Benefits and Drawbacks
Body Odor Smells Like What We Ate!
Brittle Nails and Fasting
"But I Don't Like Fruits or Vegetables..."
Cheating Sabotaged My Past Fast
Cost of Juice Fasting
Cultural Food Lesson: Paris
Epsom Salt Bath During a Fast
Exercising and Juice Fasting
Fasting and Hair Loss
Fearing Food After the Fast
Juice Faster & the Family
Lessons About Eating Habits While Fasting
Migraines, Sodas, and Caffeine
Missing Menstrual Cycles
Observations About the Rate of Weight Loss During a Fast
Store-Bought Juices, Gerolsteiner, & Kombucha vs Fresh Juices
Sugar Addiction and Fasting
Taboo: Let's Talk About BMs
They're Noticing Me!
Tip: Beware of the Pear!!!
Tip: Buy Produce That Will Fit Through Your Juicer
Tip: Clean First, then Drink
Tip: Filtering Juices
Tip: Ginger and Lemon to the Rescue!
Tip: How to Break a Fast
Tip: How to Get Through the First Few Days
Tip: Slicing Lemons for Juicing
Tip: Take Oranges Out of the Fridge the Night Before
To Gorge or Not to Gorge Before a Fast, That is the Question
True or False: Juicer fasters will gain all of the weight back after the fast
U.S. Vanity Sizing
What Was My First Meal After a Fast Like?