We are intending to juice fast again four times this year. We’ve already done a 7-day one in February. I decided not to write about it because, despite not being easy, it felt like, it’s just one of those ordinary things we do…not too long and not short either.
Anyway, this May, we decided to do, by far, my longest juice fast. Twelve days wasn’t a joke. I consider juice fasting as one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life; to say that I’ve hiked and ran in tears so many times before. Similar to hiking or running, juice fasting is not just physical. It entails one’s mind. I took comfort in the phrase “This is temporary” while doing it. I kept on vocalizing this phrase, and it made me feel better. My cravings surprisingly attenuated every single time I’ve said it.
Well, the obvious effect was weight loss for me, and fewer spasms for T. I’ve monitored our sugar levels too. According to Diabetes Australia,
“ For a person without diabetes, throughout the day blood glucose levels (BGLs) will generally range between 4.0 – 7.8 millimoles of glucose per litre of blood (mmols/L) regardless of how they eat or exercise, or what stress they’re under.”
I tested our BGL, fasting, and one and a half hours after our first juice. All levels were within the said range. I was a bit worried that it may be affecting our levels, just like what people were saying when they hear that we are juice fasting. This time around, I did not have any headaches or other uncomfortable symptoms, which was good.
Anyway, we would have another two to accomplish. Yes, every single time, it felt like an accomplishment to me. We would also want to do a 3-day water fast within the year to reset our systems.
We certainly are enjoying our Kuvings EVO 820. The ease of using it made juicing certainly effortless for me. It’s so much better than our previous juicer.
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Diabetes Australia, 2023, Blood Glucose Level Range <https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/managing-diabetes/blood-glucose-range/>