I hear you! I know that this addictive behavior I've developed must be broken before anything else. I hoped to do that through fasting, but in the past I've fallen into the trap of fasting and then returning to unhealthy eating habits afterward and I feel I ended up worse for the wear. This time, I wanted to do things right.
So far it's been one week and I have stuck to my plan, for the most part. (I did eat ONE small bite of steak I'd prepared for dinner guests last night)... they raved over the stuffed raw mushrooms I'd prepared and the salad; it was SO good.
My hope is to become accustomed to eating raw and eventually work my way into water fasts.
I just like the whole idea of the healing aspect (emotionally as well as physically and spiritually) of fasting.
This is week one and I wanted to keep you updated:
I have managed to stay away from coffee and though I only managed to juice fast for 2 days, I have been eating an almost completely raw vegetarian diet.
I stepped on the scale this morning and I have lost 9-10 pounds. The pain in my shoulder is about 85-90% better (it felt that nothing short of surgery would help).. even my thumbs are feeling somewhat better. (I'm supposed to go in for more hand surgery, kinda like carpal tunnel..which I had already... but this time, in my thumbs)
Today I went to the grocery store with my 7 y.o. and I allowed him to push the cart the entire time. At one point he asked, "Mom, do you NEED it today?" and I didn't!!! (I always rely on the buggy to lean on when I have such pain, it helps me make it through the store.. I REFUSE to be the fat chick in the cart) You can't imagine HOW GREAT it felt to be able to walk through the store ON MY OWN without having to lean on something. :) :) :)
If this is what juicing for 2 days and sticking to a 98% raw diet has done for me in just 7 days, wow, I can't imagine how good it can get! I'm flat out SOLD! I don't plan on stopping, EVER.