If you’re looking for a great way lose a few pounds for your wedding day or other big event, a 3-Day juice fast is a great way to kickstart your diet. For some, the idea of drinking liquid vegetables is positively devine. For others, it’s a bit repulsive. But when you get past the emerald-green color and mental block, you realize you are filling your body with all kinds of glorious nutrients and minerals your cells have been craving! Juice fasting gives your body a break from from spending tons of energy on breaking down whole foods, and gives it time to cleanse itself of toxins and fats that your have been stored away in conspicuous places. For more information about the power of juicing, check out Kris Carr’s book Crazy Sexy Diet.
A Day in the Life of a Juice Fast
7 A.M.: 8 ounces water with lemon and a pinch of cayenne. This cleanses your liver and stimulates circulation. If you like, sip your favorite herbal tea throughout the day.
8-9 A.M.: 16 to 20 ounces of green juice: cucumber, celery, broccoli stems, kale, romaine, one pear, 1/2 inch piece of gingerroot.
11 A.M.: Midmorning pick-me-up: 16 to 20 ounces of green juice.
1 P.M.: You guessed it – 16 to 20 ounces green juice.
4 P.M.: Afternoon delight. Oh my, what could it be? 16 to 20 ounces green juice. If possible, also suck back a 2- to 4- ounce shot of wheatgrass!
6-7 P.M.: For dinner, you can continue with just juice, a smoothie, or blended raw soup. If you’re feeling too uncomfortable or prefer to ease out of your fast with solid food, have a light salad or some gently steamed veggies with a little olive oil and sea salt or a bowl of miso soup with well-chopped greens and scallions.
(Found in Crazy Sexy Diet)
Check out Crazy Sexy Juices & Succulent Smoothies for more delicious recipes. Remember, juice fasts are not a quick fix. Fasting only works when combined with an overall diet and regular exercise. And don’t fast for longer than three days unless you are accompanied by a qualified physician. Make sure that you stick to a healthy diet after the juice fast is over so your bod is in tip top shape for your wedding or big day! Not only will you look great, but you’ll feel great too!