Big, quick change in my world. At the beginning of the month I started my Curiosity Quest to see where my relationship with fruits and veggies might go if I got more curious about them. This happened at the same time I was feeling a bit under the weather with a summer cold. So I thought, why not focus on upping my intake of these little treasures.
So I did and inadvertently, I cut out caffeine and refined sugar at the same time. I didn’t realize I had done this til I got a horrible headache Tuesday morning that lasted throughout the day. Then it dawned on me, I had been without the two for a few days. I decided to keep with it just to see what happens. So far, my energy is all over the map. I am tired one minute and crawling with energy the next.
This weekend, I spent some time with Irene Jaan of The Travel Creatives (if you have never visited her place, it is worth a quick jaunt to take a peek into her magical world). She popped over to borrow my juicer for a juice fast. She told me about the new documentary Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead with Joe Cross. So, hubby and I took a gander at it.
This documentary follows Joe as it does a 60 day fast of juices from fresh fruits and veggies, especially greens. I spent a lot of time last year looking into juicing and green smoothies, but I never actually tried a juice fast (I actually prefer to call it a feast… afterall, it would be a major feast of nutrients).
So I started to wonder…Could this be where my Curiosity Quest will lead me?
Having detoxed off caffeine and sugar already, I figure the detox might not be too bad. In the movie, Joe talks a lot about rebooting. His premise is that by doing the fast, the taste buds and body start to crave healthier, fresher foods. I think that would be awesome.
But, true to the nature of my Curiosity Quest, I want to go in with a spirit of inquisitiveness and have an open end to the experience. So I am not defining how long I will do it, simply that I want to experience as much of it as feels right for me.
The Juice Feast starts Saturday.