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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

It’s funny, this cleanse has been harder than I thought in some ways but easier in others. I don’t feel hungry. Thank goodness! But I do feel a little foggy today. Maybe from getting so much sleep last night… 11 hours of sleep! That’s got to be a record.

I wanted to talk about why I’m doing this. Some people think that juicing is ridiculous because much of the weight that is lost is regained in the following months. This can be true but take a look at Jasmin Singer of Our Hen House. She has used periodic juicing plus a nutritarian diet to lose over 100 pounds and keep it off! She was even featured on the Dr. Oz show. She has been a tremendous example to me and I feel encouraged when I think of her success.

Another person who inspires me is California’s Jeff Searcy. I met Jeff at Marshall’s Healthfest in January. He juices for himself and cooks meals for his four daughters at the same time! He has lost almost 75 pounds!

Another great example is Joe Cross of Fat Sick and Nearly Dead. He lost almost 100 pounds and reversed his autoimmune disease called chronic urticaria. Joe developed a way to use juicing and a plant-based diet most of the time, while eating food from the “fun side of town” as a treat. He is really a powerful motivator.

If weight loss isn’t a catalyst for you to do a cleanse, think about repair factor… During a juice cleanse your body is freed up from the monumental task of digesting food all day. The cells are flooded with nutrients and the body is able to repair itself. Not only that– your body is free to remove chemicals, toxins, pesticides, and other poisons that are stored in our fat! If that isn’t reason enough to do a cleanse, I don’t know what is.

9pm: Today went soooo much better than yesterday. The headache was nowhere to be found. I did feel a tiny bit dizzy in the afternoon but I drank another juice and felt better immediately. The coconut water was a nice treat, too. I just doctored it up with some lemon and strawberry juice.