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For my own use, I just want to write about my own personal experience while I go from vegan to raw vegan.
It took me awhile to finally do it, especially since I'm so addicted to saucy tofu and asian food, but I finally decided it's time to conquer my cravings. I think this juice fast will help me a ton in being able to get over the hugest weakness that I've had throughout the diet changes I've been through. Primal to vegetarian, vegetarian to vegan, my soft spot through all this has been the asian food with added modifications through each change. Now I'm going raw to test it out which means... no more saucy foods! During spring break I had a ton of it and now it's time to cleanse! :)
The plan: juice fast for a minimum of 3 days, see where it goes and if I wish to extend that time by then, and then continue on a raw diet for some time afterwards.
Despite thinking I was eating better than most anyways with a vegan diet..I guess I was still pretty polluted! Especially from spring break. During my first juice today I gave in and had some raw foods to help ease the cravings and sensation of eating! I almost gave in to some nice kettle corn popcorn and got up to make some but then threw myself on the bed instead telling myself no! lol. Didn't help that it was a cold rainy day and I really wanted something warm. I opted for a nice hot salt bath with added hydrogen peroxide to soak in. Good idea.
I juiced a total 4 times today so far because I do tend to eat a lot and I just made a smoothie (bananas, strawberries, orange, and ONLY water to make it mix together) to have before bed. The first 2 juices were not so great... I wanted real food and I went from feeling great, to little parts of feeling not so great in between. I guess it was that detox from all that saucy food! 1st juice was carrot juice and an apple, second was a mix of lemon, celery, apple, orange, and collard greens. Not to be crude, it's natural and all, but my body obviously cleansed itself and I found myself in the restroom a little more. Then I took a nap. The 3rd and 4th juices I started feeling better, I didn't get so much of the little small waves of the weird feelings in between. 3rd juice was pure orange juice that tasted so sweet, 4th was a mix between carrots and 3 apples. This feels good. By my 4th juice I'm feeling REALLY great, my body feels clean already! Like I can tell... it's different. It's almost like those natural citrus cleaners! Like one just went through my body. I hope this doesn't keep me up too late haha. I still have some more work to do. I can't wait to see what I feel like in the coming days. I have to go grocery shopping to get some more variety! :)