So I know the ultimate purpose for juice fasting is health-related, cleansing, and detox. However, no one can deny the fabulous weight loss by product. I completed a 32 day juice fast in January and lost 26 lbs. I have never felt better—both physically and mentally. I tried to break the fast carefully, ate raw for about two weeks and by the end of March, managed to gain all but 8-10 lbs back. Let me tell you, this is not good mentally. I really want to fast again but am worried for a few reasons. First, I know that fasting slows our metabolism—obviously it has to so that one can subsist on such a small intake. That is fine. What about after the fast? Will I create permanent damage to my body (metabolism) by fasting again? I want to fast for 30 days, break the fast on raw fruits and veggies (no fats until at least day 5) and slowly build up my metabolism so that I do not gain the weight back and continue to reap the benefits of healthy eating (my hope is to transition into weight watchers style eating: fresh raw food, whole grains, lean meats, etc.). I am wondering if anyone knows or has had experience with this.
Will another fast do permanent damage to my metabolism?
Does anyone have a detailed or specific plan that they have followed after a fast to maintain weight loss and speed up metabolism, while remaining healthy (SOMER, I’m thinking specifically of you and your monumental journey)???
If anyone has any advice, ideas, or experiences, please please respond as I am desperately searching for answers.
Thank you always for being so supportive!!! This message board is such a wonderful resource!