A Different Approach (Day 2)
Date: 2/29/2016 3:44:14 PM ( 6 y ) ... viewed 464 times
After months of trying every food/supplement combo I could think of, the other night I realized I needed to go back to my roots.
My very first juice fast was almost 10 years ago. At the time I was younger and illness free, so there were no complications. In fact, I was thriving on it. Since being exposed to mold, I've tried fasting a few times, but gave up because I could not feel the similar euphoria I felt in the past.
My inspiration came from the realization that my body is in a constant state of inflammation. This is the root of ALL disease and consuming nothing but produce is as anti inflammatory as it gets.
Now I have a more realistic outlook on things, and am doing much better this time around. First off, I let go of a lot of things that held me back before emotionally. I love bodybuilding, but have accepted that my body will never get back in shape unless I get rid of the toxins plaguing it. Second, I let go of fearing that my face will look even more gaunt if I stop eating. I realized that I was losing collagen despite eating for the past six months, so I really doubt cleansing will make me look worse. Finally, I promised myself that I would not skimp on nutrients during this fast. One of my biggest mistakes was cutting out carbs during past attempts, which made it more like a water fast. This is NOT appropriate for my condition. I am not on a medically supervised retreat with peace and sunshine. The carbs from the juice are what sustains me and allows me to continue to be active. I'm not planning on heavy training, but walking and light exercise are a must.
So here I am on Day 2, and I am more at peace than I've been for a while. Three days ago, I was swollen like a balloon as my body was trying to ovulate with unbalanced hormones, but now I am slim and edema-free. I no longer have the urge to cry. I am not at all hungry. My sleep is deep and I only wake up if I have to use the bathroom. But the most important thing I have noticed is that I am not letting myself fall into a panic attack. Something inside of me has surrendered, and it's like I have this trust in the universe. If I even feel the slightest bit of uneasiness, I remind myself how awful I felt before the fast and it goes away. Some other positive changes within the past 48 hours:
- My eyelids are no longer swollen
- My body proportions are back to original size (minus muscle mass)
- A split in my lower lip that I've had for two weeks has completely healed
- My libido is actually higher and my cllmaxs are more intense
Originally I was going to post this message in the forum, but now I know it is more appropriate for my blog. I am not giving myself a time frame for this fast, but will probably update frequently since it is a good way for me to vent and express myself. And of course, I hope to give some inspiration to others that are suffering and need some inspiration as well.
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