Post-Holiday Juice Fast

Good morning! I’m going to be seeing (and drinking) a lot of this in my future. photoGood thing it’s one of my favorite things! Yesterday I started my post-holiday juice fast that I’ve been putting off for a little while now. I knew my body was asking for it, but it just didn’t feel like the right time- or more like I didn’t want it to be the right time! Starting a fast is usually the hardest part because it takes the motivation and discipline to get it going, but once you get past the first 2 or 3 days it’s much easier and you really get into your groove. Yesterday that inspiration finally hit me, so I ran with it!

Holidays (and modern life in general) can be very busy and extremely focused around food, which usually leaves people feeling worn out and weighed down-myself included. I’m really looking forward to rebalancing my entire body, mind, and spirit throughout this fast. As some of you may know, I include a lot of fasting in my regular routine already, but this longer one is especially important and really quite necessary. A life changer, if you will. I will share more about that in future posts!photo copy 2

I don’t have a certain amount of days set in stone, but rather will be listening to my body very closely. Once you get in tune with your body’s true needs, it’s really cool to be able to listen to it, trusting that you are doing what’s best for your highest good. It’s taken me years to get to that point and it’s been a journey indeed, but I wouldn’t change it for anything. The payoff is beyond worth it! Knowing your body’s true needs and actually following them can be a different story.. like how I put off this fast even though I knew I needed it. But that’s something else I can share in future posts as well 😉 Being gentle and understanding with yourself is key. I’ve definitely learned that over the years and am always still learning.

If anyone feels inspired to join in, the more the merrier! I have a few friends starting with me today and am excited to have them on board. There is power is numbers my friends! I’m also looking forward to featuring them as guest bloggers during the fast so they can share their experiences too :0) More to come!

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9 responses to “Post-Holiday Juice Fast

  1. Wow! That smoothie/juice looks delicious. You’ll feel so good at the end of this detox 🙂

  2. I’m doing 3 days of just juice & apples which will most likely lead into a juice fast… Love the inspiration, thank you for posting, Christina!

  3. Hey Christina, now i see where all the massive kale purchases are going. Holy crap, u’ve been doing this since the 13th, (amazing,) hope u reach goal.

    Am not doing Juice Fast but have start using my Breville twice a week doing mostly carrots, celery, & now beets. It’s done wonders for my breathing ever since I got nasty flu.

    Thanx for info on food combining. Found some helpful charts on Google. Love ur new h***.

  4. Love your site Christina!!!
    I have a couple of questions… Firstly, how do you keep all your packed juices fresh on long distance trips? Secondly, I live in Australia but am travelling to Colombia & NYC soon for a 6 week trip. I’m thinking about buying a NutriBullet i. Australia to take on the road to make extracted smoothies/juices but I’m worried about using it in a power source with a transformer as it might blow the NutriBullet up! What’s your experience with using plug in appliances with a transformer in different countries? Thanks Christina!

  5. Thanks Kristina! And thanks for writing.. love your name, by the way 😉

    When I worked as a private flight attendant, I was able to bring my juices with me and keep them on ice.. but when I fly commercially, I either bring them with me in a little cooler with ice packs on the plane (you just need to have a TSA agent test them for you and they may ask for a doctor’s note- silly, I know!) or you can freeze them and pack in your checked in luggage. If that’s too much trouble, you can research places to get your juice fix once you land. I know there are PLENTY of juice bars and healthy food choices in NYC, but I’m not sure about Colombia. In that situation I would bring a bunch of chlorella (Sun Chlorella brand is great) and just take that with water first thing on an empty stomach instead of juice, or until you can get a hold of some! Lastly, I was going to bring my nutri bullet to Europe last year and had a power converter for it, but I didn’t end up bringing it because I already had too much stuff! So I’m not exactly sure how well that would work.. you would have to ask the people who sell the power converters. Or if you’re going to be in New York for a month or so, it may be worth purchasing one there- they run for $100 USD which is certainly cheaper than buying smoothies and raw soups from restaurants over that period of time! Phew, ok. Sorry that was so long, hope this helps! xo

    • That is such a brilliant response, exactly the info I needed! Thanks so much Christina! You’re the blogger I’ve always needed, detox & travel in one 🙂

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