Blowout on Day 10 of My Juice Fast

I had hoped to make to complete a 15 day juice fast, but I decided to end it yesterday on day 10. I don’t regret that decision. The last three days were tough, but by yesterday afternoon I was starting to feel physically ill. I was driving to pick up my son from school, and I felt weak and unable to concentrate. It would have been reckless for me to continue because my body was sending plenty of signals that it had enough by that stage.

I can’t even remember why I picked 15 days for this juice fast – it just seemed like a reasonable amount of time. My goal here was not weight loss – although I did lose 2.6 kg (nearly 6 pounds). I just wanted to give my body a bit of a detox, and I could have probably achieved that in 5 days. I’ve heard of other people who’ve managed 100 day juice fasts, so I didn’t view my 15 day goal as particularly ambitious.

Lessons from this Juice Fast

I had planned to do another 15 day juice fast in January, but I’m no longer so eager to do this. I don’t want a repeat performance of the last few days. I’m convinced that the reason for why things proved so hard at the end was the ingredients in my juices. I wanted to keep costs to a minimum so I was buying the cheapest vegetables available rather than figuring out what I actually needed nutritionally. I can be quite pig headed, and the fact that I felt good for the first week made me overconfident.

As I say, I don’t regret ending the fast early, but I do feel like it’s been a bit of an anti climax. I had this vision of ending the fast with a real sense of achievement. Instead I ended up having to stuff food in my mouth so that I wouldn’t crash the car while taking my son home from school. I do feel physically better as a result of the juice fast, and it is great to be back eating again.

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10 thoughts on “Blowout on Day 10 of My Juice Fast

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