Here we go with Part 3 of my trip through a 14-day juice fast, sponsored by the good people over at The Post East on Fatherland St. in East Nashville. I am happy to say that it’s over! Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed a lot of things about my fasting experience, here are a few:
1. The ease of not having to prepare food
2. The energy that I felt
3. The taste of the juices (The Post East makes some great juices)
As good as those things are, doing a juice fast for 14 days is tough. So how’d fasting affect my body? Here’s the body breakdown:
1. 17 pounds lost. (see photos below)
2. 16.9% Body fat down to 12.1% Body fat
3. 4 inches lost
4. Achieved breakthrough in my physical fitness plateaus
So if these things are true, why do I think that fasting isn’t for everyone?
Simply put, if you are trying to get “skinny” then you are doing it for the wrongs reasons. If you are trying to fit into a smaller pair of pants to wow your friends at the high school reunion, then you are doing this for the wrong reasons. Fasting needs to be about health. It needs to be treated with serious care and intention. Careful planning to ensure that you are getting enough of the right nutrition, but also careful consideration of the proper things to help remove the waste that you are cleansing out of the body. Fasting is for healing, healing of energy, hormones, heavy metal toxification, inflammation, parasites etc… It may be time for you to consider what a fast could do for you. If this is you, then we can help!