Preparing For a Juice Fast

For several years now in January, I get to participate in a corporate 21 day fast with our church. While I’ve done various types of fasts, probably my favorite so far has been a juice fast. So much so, that juicing has become a regular part of my lifestyle. The health benefits are unsurpassed and I have found that with my busy lifestyle, juicing is the best way I can be sure I get all the nutrients and vitamins my body needs from a great variety of fruits and vegetables. I may not eat all my vegetables, but I will drink them!

Based on the success I’ve experienced from juicing, I’ve been asked by several people to share some juicing tips. How does one get started? How do you sustain it? If you’re thinking about a juice fast, what are some of the things you need to know and consider ahead of time?  In short, I’ve been asked to share from my personal experience and a little bit of what I’ve learned along the way.

So, here we go. As we’re getting closer to the New Year, (when most of us will probably be craving a good re-boot) I thought I’d write some posts and capture them in a blog for those of you who may be interested. This way, you can interact with the information in one easy to find, central location.

Before I dive in, let me preface all of this by saying, I’m not a healthcare professional. I’m not a dietician. I’m just someone who has done lots and lots of research (and is still learning) but has found a way to enjoy juicing and incorporate it into my lifestyle. If you have any health conditions or concerns, or are considering a prolonged juice fast, please be sure to contact your healthcare professional to make sure this is right for you.

Again, my goal with these posts will be to share from my personal experience and answer some of the more frequent questions I get about juicing. However, if you have specific questions that I may not be touching on, I’d love to hear them. Just comment below. If I can answer your question, I’ll be sure to write a post and share it here so everyone can learn from it.

I’m excited for you and hope these posts help inspire you to healthy living and get you on your way towards a great reboot.

Be sure to join me for my next post, Juicing vs. BlendingWhat’s the difference and why juice instead of blend?

Here’s to your health,

Linda G. Riddle

Featured Recipe: Daily Green Juice

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