My hubby has started a juice fast. He's done this before and had pretty good results. We have a juicer and he drinks nothing but fresh juices and water for a certain time. I'm not sure how long he's planning to do it. He loses weight, naturally, but it also clears out all of his cravings and cleanses the body.
I don't want to do it.
But, I do like juicing. When I was really sick with my gallbladder trouble, my stomach also got really bad. I think it was irritated from the other problem, somehow. But I couldn't eat anything. Not a cracker, not jello, not rice, broth, anything. It gave me a tummy ache. So the friend who gave me suggestions told me to start juicing.
So, every morning I made juice of carrots, beet, cucumber and apple. The beet helps thin the bile and the other stuff is just good for you. You know, it actually tastes really good. And it helped very quickly. I started feeling better within a couple of days.
I don't juice much anymore, but now that my hubby is doing it, I've been drinking more. I really would like to do it each morning. I feel very good when I do.
It can be expensive because the juicers are expensive. But I found one brand new online for $30 or $60, I can't remember. But either price is great for a juicer and it works very well. Its a *Krups brand. Buying the large amounts of organic produce isn't cheap, either, but if you're only drinking juice once per day, it isn't so bad.
And my hubby ate out everyday for lunch, so buying these veggies isn't costing us any more than we were spending, anyway.
*edited to correct the brand name of the juicer.