Juice Cleanse: Day 10

Posted by on September 18, 2013 at 10:09 am.

women-celebratingToday marks the tenth day of consuming only liquids.

No, I’m not hungry at all and while I do get the occasional craving for something “solid” I’m really liking getting all the nutrients I need in liquid form.

I’m getting more nutrients than I could possibly consume from solids or even smoothies  since the “foods” I’m drinking are the concentrated juice derived from vegetables and fruit! I feel amazing!

Since I’m drinking only liquids, I feel “lighter” than normal. My body doesn’t have to work harder since the nutrients I’m supplying it with aren’t solid or a pureed liquid. Yesterday afternoon, I developed a sore throat. I don’t think it was cold related since I didn’t have any more symptoms. Today, it’s almost gone.

The mind is extremely powerful I realized this as a child and have already set high goals for myself, many of them I was able to achieve simply because I refused to quit.

“Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:41

The few times that I had cravings I thought about the above verse. As I already mentioned, my body is definitely not deprived since the vegetables and fruit I consume in juice form is more than I could consume during one day.

I also realize that…

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

Sounds easy enough, right? But often times many of us Christians forget about this and attempt to tackle things on our own. Are we surprised when we stumble? Remember, “The Spirit is Willing, but the fresh is weak!”

 

2 Comments

  • Jennifer says:

    Eventho I’m not (exclusively) JUICING my veggies and am pureeing them I have noticed that as well with everything I am putting into the soups and smoothies I would never be able to sit there and EAT everything in a day! WOWZA!
    Jennifer recently posted..Vegan MoFo, Mostly Liquids, What I Ate Wednesday ~ Smoothies & Soups!

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    Opal Reply:

    @Jennifer, When I tell people that that claim that consuming meals this way is unhealthy, they really have nothing no comeback.

    You should try juice only, the feelings for many, are miles ahead of smoothies soups, and consuming those are healthy. The feeling from straight juice is hard to describe, however I can definitely see how it causes the digestive system since it doesn’t have to do anything to change it’s consistency. Your digestive system still works with smoothies and soups, just not as much as with solid foods. But any break from the digestive system, while still supplying it with nourishing/healthy “foods” is a great thing, right?
    Opal recently posted..Juice Cleanse: Day 11 – Juicing dark leafy greens

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