Fasting gives the digestive system a well-deserved rest. This allows the body to use energy that it normally would to digest food, instead to heal, cleanse and detoxify the body. When we eat continually, we build up a toxic load in the body, in particular in the fatty tissue. Fasting creates the space, time and energy for the body to find these toxins and eliminate them.
I was excited about doing a juice fast – always one for a challenge – but as we moved into our transition days the mightiness of this challenge became that much more real. It began to feel rather daunting this whole prospect of not eating food. Of no longer being able to enjoy that satisfying feeling of a warm and satiated belly, and not just for one day but for a whole seven days!
The three transition days into the fast involved eating no dairy, sugar or meat, caffeine or alcohol. This wasn’t too much of a stretch for me, as I don’t usually eat dairy or drink caffeine and only very occasionally do I drink alcohol. [Read more…]