Lots of people on the planet today are juice fasting, some might even be calling it a juice feast. This isn’t a new concept, folks have been doing it for a very long time. But recently, with the release of the documentary Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead, the concept has gotten more attention. And people are on fire for it.
How do I know? It is everywhere I look: The blogosphere is swimming in juice, youtube has a healthy heap of testimonies, and even the America’s Fattest City is talking about it.
I happen to live in Corpus Christi, Texas, the town Men’s Magazine has ranked the FATTEST city in America for 2010. Last year, as a wrote about visiting the West Coast, I felt the weight of my weight more than ever. While there, I drank as much fresh juice as I could get my hands on. Since we were visiting Portland and Seattle, that was pretty easy.
This month, I started a Curiosity Quest to look at the role fruits and veggies play in my life. As I started, I was reminded of the wish I made in the Fall of last year to live a Northwestern life while I made my home in the South. Taking on a juice fast fits that lifestyle.
Today is Day 3 of my Juice Feast. When I started the Curiosity Quest, I didn’t know it would lead me here. And I am not 100 % sure where it will lead me next. That is the thing about curiosity, it provides a world of possibility. I am learning a lot about the nutrient values of fruits and veggies, the healing properties, and finding some awesome recipes for upping how much I’ll eat once the Juice Feast is done.
More than learning about fruits and veggies, the Curiosity Quest is teaching me about myself. I learned this week about hunger. Amazing, but it didn’t kill me. I learned that I can be organized and that I can inspire others (my hubby and room mate joined me on the feast…in all actuality, we are inspiring one another.) I learned that I don’t have to get attached to body discomfort like the cold symptoms or headaches that come with the detox. And I discovered a whole new layer of comforting and loving myself.
I think this will be one of those months that I won’t forget in the near future, one of those months where the experiences I have had will settle down in the foundation of my being and make living better.