Breaking my January 2010 Juice Feast

After my 15th Day of juice feasting, I broke my juice feast by actually eating an orange.

Breaking the Juice Feast

I ate an orange which felt odd in my stomach but i did not have any issues. I immediately felt better. However, the feeling was short lived.

About an hour later, I ate another orange then about 10 minutes after that – another orange. I started to feel a little more human again. In a way, it felt odd to chew, but after the first orange, my body was craving to really chew something.

My stomach did fine with oranges. I just wanted to eat more (probably because I had been significantly calorie deficient for 15 days). I then tried a green smoothie with banana, strawberries, spinach and water. I found this very filling, but I was still needed something with higher calories.

About 24 hours later and many more oranges and smoothies later, I finally had something high in calories. I had fries. They were vegan, but not raw (there goes one goal for the year which I am going to talk about next blog post). And I immediately felt better. I felt more grounded then I had in 2 weeks. My stomach seemed fine with it.

The odd thing about the fries was they tasted amazingly good. Fries the last few times I had them (in spurts when I was doing my 90 percent raw towards the end of the year) they did not taste right at all. I was pretty close to just never feeling the need to eat them again. After juice feasting, the fries tasted so incredibly good. How weird is that? I can only chop it up the idea that I needed the calories. I have had fries a couple of times since then and they are backing to tasting blah.

The fries settled well until bed time. When I laid down, I could feel them like a hard pit in my stomach. It was uncomfortable, but not painful, for about 10 minutes then I was fine. In the morning though, did I ever need that enema!

Over the next couple days, I ate some higher calorie raw food like avocados and bananas, and my hands stopped bleeding from dryness. I found I was still a bit spacey, but veggie soup (cooked vegan) grounded me amazingly well.

Since breaking the Juice Feast

I have been eating about 80 percent raw. I plan to up this in the next month to 95 percent. At home, I am eating 90 percent raw, the issue has been traveling. I have been on the road a lot where my choices are limited for days and days without access to my typical arsenal of kitchen tools.

Because I have not been eating 100 percent raw, I have not been feeling as good. Blah, I wonder what it is going to take for me to just fully make the transition and give it a solid go for months and see what happens?

What is next for Juice Feasting

I want to try this again. I want to have 1 or 2 juices per day and find more juices I will drink that have more calories.

I think I will try this again in a month or two, I figure that is 30-60 days with lots of opportunity to try new juices. I will blog about it again, and I will aim again for 90 days.

Adrienne :)

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4 Responses to “Breaking my January 2010 Juice Feast”

  1. Terilynn says:

    Congrats on your juice feasting! I wish you well on your raw food journey.


  2. Adrienne says:

    Thanks for the support Terilynn!

  3. Most important thing is to listen to your body! Congrats! I’m starting my feast today. My progress can be followed at! Look forward to seeing you try it again! 2nd time is always the charm!

  4. Adrienne says:

    THank you so muh Marcus. I wil take a look at your blog. Good luck!

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