Introducing the NEW 7 Day Juice Fasting Program!
Join the group doing the live online Juice Fast starting August 3, 2015 or do it on your own at anytime!
Want to lose weight, fast and easy?
Want clear, glowing skin?
How about eliminating aches, pains, bloating, and puffiness?
Want to free yourself from sugar, caffeine, and junk food addictions?
Ever thought about doing a detox, a cleanse?
Ready To Look & Feel Great?
From Natasha St. Michael, host and creator of the 7 Day Juice Fasting Program
Since 2009, I've been a guide to thousands of people following my online Juice Fasting Programs.
Over the years I've seen it all and I know exactly what works and what doesn't - the in's and out's of having a truly successful juice fast.
You can lose weight, get rid of food addictions, clear up acne and breakouts, and even alleviate chronic aches and pains with juice fasting, but you have to do it correctly. Not only to get the results, but to maintain the results as well.
As any experienced juice faster will tell you, the most important part of having a successful juice fast is having a proper plan. Motivation is also important, and if it ever gets tough, a little reassurance can go a long way.
I've put together this 7 Day Juice Fasting Program to cover all that and more! I can't wait for you to experience for yourself all the benefits and fabulous results from juice fasting!
Before I get into all the details of the 7 Day Juice Fasting Program, I want to share the story of my very first juice fast. For most people, their first juice fast is always the most unforgettable; for me, it was life changing.
My story, my first juice fast
I did my first juice fast in 2002. I was 26 years old at the time, and struggling with a terribly unhealthy lifestyle. I had been a heavy smoker for years, addicted to sugar, plagued with painful cystic acne, had hormonal imbalances from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), and was terribly depressed.
My mentor, a Chinese doctor, put me on a juice fast. Looking back, this was her unique way of conducting an intervention. She knew how much I struggled and suffered, and how difficult it was for me to free myself of addictions and bad habits.
We had a very unique mentor-student relationship, very zen like. She'd instruct me to try all sorts of strange remedies and alternative healing systems, usually vaguely telling me what to do, and sending me on my way to figure it out on my own.
Ultimately, she told me I would be going on a juice fast, and to come to her office every morning to pick up a bag of freshly pressed juices that she would leave outside for me. She gave me no other explanation or instructions aside from telling me to only drink the special juices, not to eat anything, and to stay on the juice fast for as long as possible.
I was pretty much left to my own devices to try and figure out what I was doing. And again, this was back in 2002, when there was very little information on juice fasting - no books, and certainly nothing on the internet!
If you've done a juice fast before, or you've read other people's experiences about doing juice fasts, I'm sure you know about the dreaded
"detox symptoms" Back then, I'd never even heard about detox symptoms, so you can just imagine the surprise I was in for on my first juice fast.
From the very beginning, my detox symptoms were rough. I had awful headaches, backaches, fatigue, irritability, constipation, and moodiness, and I had no one to ask if this was normal. I kept pushing forward because, as bad as I felt, I also felt great at the same time. As the juice fast progressed, my skin and acne started to clear up, I felt lighter, clearer, relaxed, and calm. I was beginning to feel better than I'd ever felt in my entire life!
In fact, I felt so great that I lost all desire for sugar, caffeine, and the cigarettes. I didn't have to fight off the addictions, or muster some sort of willpower or self-control, I just naturally let them go.
From doing that very first juice fast, I got to experience first hand what it feels like to get truly healthy, to not be bogged down by stimulants, sugar, processed food, caffeine, and junk food.
When you feel that good, better than you've ever felt, it's really hard to go back to your previous lifestyle. For me, that juice fast was exactly what I needed to start taking care of myself.
And my life has never been the same since.
Juice fasting is a life changer
As I've just said, juice fasting is a life changer, not only for me, but for the thousands of people I have guided and coached through my online juice fasting programs.
It's not only about how great you will feel while doing the juice fast, but as you do the juice fast, you actually see your body transform!
You know the expression: "Seeing is believing"?
Well, that's juice fasting!
Some of the countless benefits from
Healing pimples and acne
Reduction of cellulite
Decreased edema and water-retention
Heightened sense of smell
Decongestion of the sinuses
Elimination of mucous build-up
Healing damaged tissue
Increased flexibility and mobility
Reduction of inflammation
Decreased body aches and pains
Reversal of chronic health conditions
Decrease in appetite
Elimination of addictions
Decreased incidence of heart burn and indigestion
Increased nutrition and absorption of nutrients
Recalibration of taste buds
Increase of energy
Reduction of stress and anxiety
Boost of mood
The benefits and results that you can get from doing the juice fast are limitless, not only while you're doing it, but afterwards as well. There's nothing better than feeling lighter, calmer, clearer, having glowing skin, increased energy, less aches and pains, less inflammation, great sleep, and less dis-ease. When you feel that great, you'll automatically want to continue making every effort possible to have all those benefits continue, and last.
Doing the juice fast is about getting started towards a healthier and more vibrant you. It's just the beginning!
How Juice Fasting Can Benefit You
Juice fasting as a cleanse:
With all the processed food available today, and the chemicals, pesticides, and toxins found in our food supply, water, and environment, our bodies are more likely to be over-burdened by toxins, chemicals, and pollutants.
What your body can't deal with right now, it's puts aside for later. For example, if you eat too much, your body will store the excess as fat. If you're ingesting a wide load of toxins and chemicals from your food, water, and environment, whatever isn't being eliminated, is stored in your tissues and fat. This is how your body protects itself and tries to maintain balance.
Most people would agree that our bodies are overloaded: too much food, too much alcohol, too much pollution, chemicals, pesticides, insecticides, preservatives, food additives, flavour enhancers, artificial ingredients, etc. On top of that, many people have underlying food sensitivities that they're completely unaware of. All of this is stressing your body out, weakening it, damaging it, and sapping all your energy.
The 7 Day Juice Fasting Program is designed to free up your digestive system so that it can catch up on eliminating built-up and excess waste, and start restoring your body so it can function optimally. Because you're on a liquid diet of just juices, this is the easiest food for your body to break down and digest; therefore, your body can finally catch up on eliminating and restoring damaged cells and tissues, strengthening your immune system, reducing inflammation, and getting your body back in working order.
Just imagine finally feeling rested, actually having energy. No bloating or puffiness, no gas! What about having smooth, bright skin? Or less weight to carry? This is all a result of cleansing. You're finally giving your body a chance to clean itself out.
Juice fasting to boost your nutrition:
If you are bogged down by poor diet and poor lifestyle choices like eating too much sugar and junk food, are over stimulated by caffeine, chronically dehydrated, and always reaching for food or drink for some sort of boost, doing the 7 Day Juice Fasting Program will get you back into balance.
Most people are chronically under-nourished, and over-fed. This is the unfortunate reality in most developed countries today, and that's why disease and illness are at an all time high.
Unlike a water fast, the 7 Day Juice Fasting Program is about drinking an abundant amount of freshly pressed juices that are loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, enzymes, and other phyto-nutrients. You're pretty much flooding your body with liquid nutrition that is easily absorbed and will help to rebuild your body's nutritional reserves.
Juice fasting to let go of food addictions:
Letting go of addictions doesn't have to be hard or torturous. You just need to feel so great and invigorated during the process that you will not want to go back to the fleeting and empty pleasures of your addictive lifestyle.
Starting on Day 1 of the 7 Day Juice Fasting Program you will set aside all your food addictions and just focus on the juices and the program. By the end of the 7 days, you'll feel so fabulous, that you'll have no desire to return to where you were before you started.
One week of effort and change is worth a lifetime of freedom!
Juice fasting for weight loss:
Losing weight on the 7 Day Juice Fasting Program is very easy! This program will kick-start your weight loss and get you revved up, motivated, and excited to continue losing weight and reach your weight loss goals.
I've known many people who not only lost weight on the Juice Fasting Program, but continued losing even more weight once the juice fast was completed. It's all about keeping yourself on track and weight loss will follow.
My suggestion is to use the 7 Day Juice Fasting Program to kick-start your weight loss, and use the time on the juice fast to really plan and organize how you are going to continue losing weight after the fast is completed. Having a plan and following it will ensure your success.
Juice fasting for acne and clear skin:
This is one of my favourite benefits from doing the 7 Day Juice Fasting Program! You're going to glow! Everyone's skin improves when doing the Juice Fast. I love it when someone who thinks their skin is already great, notices how much better it is while fasting! If you have pimples, acne, puffiness, bumpy skin, dull skin, uneven skin tone, premature aging, etc., you'll definitely see an improvement. Even cellulite can radically disappear!
And I'm not exaggerating! You might not know this, but many foods and ingredients play havoc with your skin. For some, it's an allergy or food sensitivity that's causing skin issues and breakouts, for others it's too much sugar in their diet that's causing pimples, wrinkles, and inflammation. Being on the 7 Day Juice Fasting Program will allow your skin to heal, and it's amazing how beautifying the results are.
fasting for pain relief:
We know that chronic pain is caused by inflammation. You might not be aware of just how much your food, drink, and lifestyle choices are contributing to, or even causing, the inflammation in your body.
Full blown food allergies, drinking too much alcohol, eating too much sugar or processed foods, and even having an underlying food sensitivity that you might not be aware of, could be the root cause of your inflammation.
During the 7 Day Juice Fasting Program, you are only consuming fruits, vegetables and greens. For an entire week you are eliminating all allergenic foods like wheat, dairy, soy, corn, eggs, etc. This is a great opportunity to see how your body responds to a diet free of allergenic foods and how it will impact the pain and inflammation in your body.
Not only can you decrease the inflammation in your body, but while being on the juice fast it's quite common to actually experience increased flexibility and mobility then ever before!
Juice fasting for stress-reduction and clarity:
There's a reason why many religions use fasting as part of their spiritual practices. With fasting comes an incredible amount of calm and clarity. Over the years I have witnessed countless people not only use the juice fast to get healthier, but also to make needed changes in their careers, relationships, family, and finances.
During the 7 Day Juice Fasting Program, you'll not only be taking care of your body, but also your mind, emotions, and spirit too. While juice fasting, everything automatically slows down, and for many, this opens a window of heightened awareness and insightfulness.
7 Day Juice Fasting Program
The Transition Diet:
• The Transition Diet is a plant-based diet to prepare your body for the Juice Fast and to smoothly transition you off the Juice Fast.
• You will follow the Transition Diet for one day before you start the Juice Fast, and for one day following the completion of the Juice Fast.
• You will have two menus to choose from:
Menu 1: Drink green juices and eat a large amount of one type of fruit for an entire day (a mono-fruit day); or
Menu 2: Drink green juices and eat fruits, vegetables, and salads for the day.
Full Transition Diet menus, guidelines, recipes, and instructions are in the 7 Day Juice Fasting Program eBook.
The Juice Fast:
• The Juice Fast is 5 days in total.
• You will be drinking only freshly pressed vegetable and green juices made out of vegetables, greens, and fruit.
• The quantity of juices that you will be drinking daily:
Women: 12 cups (3 litres/quarts) of juice a day (minimum)
Men: 16 cups (4 litres/quarts) of juice a day (minimum)
Full Juice Fasting guidelines, instructions, menu planner, recipes, shopping list, and FAQs are in the 7 Day Juice Fasting Program eBook.
The entire program is 7 days
The 7 Day Juice Fasting Program includes:
7 Day Juice Fasting Program eBook
A 50 page comprehensive guide covering everything you will to need to have a safe, successful, and rejuvenating Juice Fast.
The ebook includes:
Juice Fasting Instructions & Guidelines
Juice Fast Menu Planner
Juice Fast Shopping List
50 Juice Recipes
Transition Diet Instructions & Guidelines
Transition Diet Menus
Transition Diet Recipes
Guidelines to introducing food back into your diet
Once you purchase the program, you'll receive a link to download the eBook immediately!
7 Day Juice Fasting Program Videos
7 videos specifically made to guide you through the 7 Day Juice Fasting Program (one video for each day of the seven day program).
Get instant access to all seven videos - the videos can be viewed online or downloaded straight to your computer or mobile device.
The videos cover an assortment of topics, including:
How to prepare for the Juice Fast
How to make tasty juices
How to organize your juices to bring to work or school
What to expect on the Juice Fast
Detox symptoms, what they are, and how to decrease them
How to deal with cravings
How to keep motivated on the Juice Fast
What if you fall off the Juice Fast
Colon cleansing and preventing constipation on the Juice Fast
Exercise & Movement
while juice fasting
Natural skin care
Other complementary cleansing modalities
How to break the Juice Fast correctly
Your diet beyond the Juice Fast
7 Day Juice Fasting Program Private Facebook Group
Once you purchase the 7 Day Juice Fasting Program, you will receive an email with the link to the 7 Day Juice Fasting Program's Private Facebook Group. You'll have permanent access to this group and can use the link to connect with others who are doing the 7 Day Juice Fasting Program with you.
Live Support From Natasha
Every month, Natasha will announce the dates of an official, live, 7 Day Juice Fasting Program that you can do with the rest of the group on the Private Facebook Group page. For that one week every month, Natasha will log-in daily to answer any questions relating to the Juice Fast and offer additional support. You are welcome to join as many live Juice Fasting events as you like.
INVEST IN YOURSELF
Join the group doing the online Juice Fast
starting August 3, 2015
or do it on your own at anytime!
Testimonials from Juice Fasters who've
joined my Juice Fasting Programs
"I felt like a wise friend was holding my hand through the entire experience!"
I'm so glad that I found Natasha! Her juice fast prompted me to make some really important healthy changes in my life. The whole experience has been worthwhile and, surprisingly, easy. Her daily videos were a great source of encouragement and information. She's so warm and personal and the forum she's created to talk with other people who are doing the fast at the same time is wonderful support. The fast was an opportunity for me to refocus on personal goals, kick a sugar habit, loose 13 pounds, and reawaken my enjoyment of pure, whole foods, and I felt like a wise friend was holding my hand through the entire experience.
"It was a good catalyst for change!"
Thanks again for putting on the juice feast, it was a good catalyst for change all around for me! Not only is weight heading down well in the right direction, but same with blood pressure back to normal, and it also got me going back to the gym on a regular basis! This is getting me along on my goal to get back to motocross racing in the spring time :)
"I KNOW I have all the tools to be successful."
The videos and PDFs have been AMAZING - I'm so delighted with all the brilliant advice you have given - it's helped so much more than I expected.
You are really awesome, I really appreciate the amount of thought you must've put into making these videos and PDFs. Because of the fasting videos and pdfs, I KNOW I have all the tools to be successful. Again, the advice is brilliant - very non judgemental and covers all the aspects necessary to be successful irrelevant of someone's personal intentions.
You are a great teacher!
"I will be back for another fast soon.
You're pretty much a hero in my eyes!"
I was so impressed with the juice feasting videos. They were simply inspiring, doable for anyone. I was surprised at how long and thorough they were. I doubt I could have done this on my own. I had several questions that came up and wouldn't have known where to go for the answers as I'm just starting out with the raw food. Thank goodness the forum was there! I felt completely supported and taken care of.
The most exciting thing is to report, I QUIT smoking!!!! I had been a pack a day smoker for 11 years and was about convinced that nothing would work. Its unbelievable what juicing can do for the body and spirit. My cravings were gone! Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I'm looking forward to continuing this journey with raw food.
I will be back for another fast soon. You're pretty much a hero in my eyes!
Fairfax, Virginia, USA
"I lost 13 pounds"
I came to the juice fast at a time of great stress: loss of a parent and ongoing immediate family medical crisis. I knew I had to make a very personal change, through a challenge, to cope. I saw Natasha's YouTube videos and saw she knew her stuff and was very interested in help and support, and not control or instruction. The juice fast program was run professionally but sweetly, with direction and guidance when you needed it. It was exactly right for me, being totally freaked by the thought of one more external source of responsibility. I got to nurture my own sense of responsibility to and for myself, taking what worked and letting go of what didn't to get me through the fast. If anyone is skittish about being forced into anything, you won't find that here, don't worry!
I highly recommend this program, and Natasha's leadership. Others can speak to the immense benefits of the fast itself. I'll throw in that it is extremely beneficial on every level for a challenging time. Its a side-note that I lost 13 pounds of my stress-induced weight gain.
Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
"The green juices are so beneficial in kicking addictions!"
Natasha, you do an absolutely brilliant job of hosting these juice fasts.
I've enjoyed them so much and Mike too! He's doing really well and we both drink green juice daily.
It's been a really enjoyable and fantastic experience and your videos are so informative and beautifully put together. You have such a kind and gentle approach and you took the time to answer everyone's questions in the juice fasting forum.
The two 10 day juice fasts I've completed in Jan and Feb have set me up beautifully on my healthy lifestyle journey and have resulted in a fantastic weight loss of 14lbs in 6 weeks.
I've never needed to use any willpower juice fasting. The green juices are so beneficial in kicking addictions.
I can't thank you enough for putting me on this fantastic road to better health. You are the best!
Whitley Bay, UK
"I Feel Grrreeeaaatttt!!!"
Thank you again for Raw Radiant Health!!!
I made my first green juice when I discovered you on YouTube February 17, 2010. I kinda started transitioning from lacto-ovo vegetarian to vegan to raw on Feb 17th. I then saw you were hosting a juice fast. Well I could not imagine drinking nothing but fresh made juices for ten days. That sounded like an impossibility for me. Well I will say Day 1 was a real test. But as always, your videos are soooooo very encouraging and thorough! Everything was as you said it would be and I could not believe that I was doing my normal daily routines, including my weekend bike riding (63 miles) and working in my yard, going to work, etc. I felt like I'd been on cruise control since Day 5. My family and friends surely noticed my physical changes and I surely appreciate the health gains. I also used this fast as a catalyst to my conversion to vegan and soon to be raw vegan. It was a wonderful experience and was rather easy thanks to the wonderful website that comes with the Fast and the wonderful informative daily videos that's a part of the program.
I Feel Grrreeeeaaaaaaattttttttt!!!!!!!!!
"In 10 short days my life has changed!"
I'd just like to say, that in 10 short days, my life has changed. And it has changed for the better. I've been introduced to a whole new world of eating and I am beyond excited to explore it further. Natasha knows what she is talking about, and so if you are looking for advice or considering the juice fast, don't even think further, go head and do it. It will change your life!
"I didn't know it would clean my mind of junk too!"
I did not know what were the possible rewards of a juice fast besides the idea of cleaning your body. I didn't know it would clean my mind of junk too. I did the juice fast to challenge myself-to gain confidence that I could do anything I set my mind to as well as cleaning junk from my body. I gained so much more ----self esteem, peace, energy, confidence, and I realized where I judge and make myself unimportant! I am definitely juice fasting again soon! I HIGHLY recommend doing the juice fast with Natasha! She's a great guide as you journey through!
"That gives me a lot of motivation to keep juicing and to eat more raw foods!"
Just wanted to give you a little update. I have had an issue with anemia since I was at least 20, so about 10 years. Depending on the lab, the normal range is about 12-160. Mine has always been around 9. The highest I have ever seen it is 11. I had my iron checked back in April, after doing the two juice fasts. I received a letter in the mail saying it was in the normal range. I figured it was probably only up a few points, maybe to 13. Well, I went to the doctor yesterday and asked what the number was.... and it was 27! I have NEVER seen it that high! I was thrilled! That gives me a lot of motivation to keep juicing and to eat more raw foods. I would like for it to be at least in the 50-70 range, so I still have some work to do, but I feel like it is possible now! Thank you!!!!
"I surely recommend this program to anyone who wants to experience a new way of life!!!"
I enjoyed the juice fast very much. It was a totally new experience for me! After the fast, I feel reborn! Juice fasting was not only about food but also mind. I started seeing things in more depth after the fasting. I guess that this is because our body and mind are strongly connected. If you are healthy your thought will be healthy as well! I feel great after the juice fasting. During the fast there were some moments I nearly give up myself, however, Natasha gave me a good advice and support so that I was able to continue. I surely recommend this program to anyone who wants to experience a new way of life!!
"It is so easy and so worth it"
I am so glad I found your website! I have never wanted to do a fast of any kind before until I "met" you!! You made it sound FUN! So I tried your juice fast for the first time and loved it. The first two days and the fourth were the hardest, but nothing like what I expected. It is so easy and so worth it. I lost 10 pounds and almost one dress size. I had a lot of energy, I ran a 5k on day 6 and got better time than the last race I did. I also ran 3 miles on day 9 and felt like I could go forever,. I did not think I could EVER do this for ten days but decided I would make it my present to myself for my birthday. Everyone at my party, on day 10, told me my skin looked great and I seemed happy and full of energy. They were all asking what I had been doing, I definately referred all of them to rawradianthealth.com.
"Natasha: you ROCK--it was so nice for you to stay connected as you did, always answering every little question or comment! This proved super helpful!"
Thank YOU Natasha!
Natasha: you ROCK--it was so nice for you to stay connected as you did, always answering every little question or comment! This proved super helpful.
As my first time ever in this type of forum, I now see why one would need a support group~
You can have all the knowledge in the world on "how to" do a fast.... but to do it alone? *eek!*
Your support and that of everyone is SO vital to success...I will be back next month with a juicer (yey!) and getting prepared for my visit to my homeland: Chile..where temptation will abound in the form of my childhood yummy foods!
Love and light to all,
"Best paid program I have seen yet!"
Your juice feast program has been awesome and spectacular idea. Best paid program I have seen yet on it with interaction etc. much better than other programs because you are actually involved.. make up to date videos and care enough to be there and do this kind of thing. I know it brings you in a little income but dang you deserve it! I actually learned a lot.. just wish I had something to keep some of all that info, but guess that keeps us coming back!
Thanks again Natasha
"I almost did not want to break the fast!"
I had a very good experience with fast....it was the very best thing I could have done for my self at this time in my life. It really does force you to spend time with yourself. I ended with a feeling of well being and realizing what a great accomplishment I did. I almost did not want to break the fast and I still love the juices I created. Most of all I made friends with my Jack La-Lane Juicer. I learned how to work it better.
"Not only did I lose 14 pounds, but I gained a sense of peace with food!!"
This juice fast was an extremely positive experience for me. Not only did I lose 14 pounds, but I gained a sense of peace with food. I was afraid that after I started transitioning off the fast that I'd go nuts and eat horrid unhealthy food. Much to my surprise my body is craving healthy food and I'm taking this slowly and really feel in control. I'm starting to honor my body and supplying it with healthy food options.
As of today I am enlightened and feel so renewed in spirit. Many thanks to you, Natasha!
Donna Van Meter
"This is a life change for me!!"
I weighed myself this morning and I did a happy dance in front of the mirror.
I lost 10lbs!!!
Aside from the weight loss which came as an added bonus, I benefited mostly by gaining the ability to focus and sit still again.
I started this fast after reading an article about Raw Foods and A.D.H.D. (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
I was diagnosed with Adult ADHD years ago and I have refused modern medication.
Having ADHD makes life a little difficult for me but interesting for the people around me. A few days ago, a friend told me that I seemed "different". I told her that I was getting some natural help for ADHD. and she said "It's Working!" When someone notices a change like that in you...it's real. This has REALLY worked for me.
I can focus on tasks and I can sit still!!! This is a big deal!
I sleep throughout the night and I awake feeling refreshed, I even wake up earlier. I feel clear headed and generally happy. Everything just seems lighter..I am lighter. Life is lighter!
This is a life change for me.
Thank You, Natasha, for practicing and teaching what you believe in...and for your inspiring and encouraging words. I am considering a few coaching sessions to help me through this transition. I can not thank you enough.
This is the end of the Fast...but it's just the beginning for me.
Health and Happiness To All! Congratulations...we did it!
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about the 7 Day Juice Fasting Program (click on the questions below):
+ Q: How has this version changed from your earlier Juice Fasting Program?
A: The duration of the Juice Fasting Program is slightly shorter. The original Juice Fasting Program was a ten day Juice Fast. After surveying previous participants, many requested a shorter Juice Fast. This new program now includes a 5 day Juice Fast instead of a 10 day Juice Fast, and also includes two one-day Transition Diet days on and off the fast, which the previous version didn't have.
All the videos are new. Once you purchase the program, you will have the choice to watch them online or download them to your computer or mobile device. Unlike the previous program, the videos are yours to keep - you can watch them over and over again, and at a time of your choosing.
Some of the Juice Fasting Guidelines have been changed as well. I've hosted monthly Juice Fasting Programs since 2009, and from the observations I've made over the years, I've decided to modify and change a few guidelines and details in order to improve the quality and results of the Juice Fasting Program.
In addition, the live Juice Fasting Program has been moved to a Facebook Group instead of using a website forum. You'll also now have permanent access to the Juice Fasting Facebook Group.
There are 50 juice recipes included in the 7 Day Juice Fasting Program's eBook which the previous version did not have.
+ Q: I don't have a juicer; can I use a blender to make the juices?
A: Yes, you can. Just make sure to strain the fiber and pulp from the juice using either a fine mesh strainer or a nylon nut milk bag after you blend the fruits, vegetables, and greens in the blender.
The reason why you must strain the pulp/fiber from the juices is because this is a cleanse, we want to give your digestive system a break, and the nutrients are more absorbable without the fiber. If you were to leave the fiber/pulp in the juices, you would be on a puréed food diet, and not a fast.
+ Q: Who shouldn't do the 7 Day Juice Fasting Program?
I don't recommend juice fasting to anyone who is:
• Pregnant or breastfeeding/nursing
• Has blood sugar disorders like diabetes, hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, etc.
• A history of eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, orthorexia, binge-eating disorder, etc.)
• Been recently hospitalized or had recent surgery.
• Taking strong medications (and needs to eat food with the medication).
• More than 10 lbs / 5 kg underweight
• Under 18 years old
• Over 70-75 years old
+ Q: How much will it cost to buy all the fruits and vegetables?
A: The cost of buying groceries differs from place to place. On average, I would say buying the fruits, vegetables and greens for the Juice Fast will cost anywhere from $10-$20/day. In some places it might cost more; in other places it might be less. It really depends on what you're buying, how much, if it's organic or not, and what the cost of living is in your area.
+ Q: I'm on a budget; can I do the 7 Day Juice Fasting Program?
A: Yes! You'll have to look around and find the cheaper grocery stores and markets to shop at, and keep your eyes open for sales and discounts.
Examples of the cheaper fruits, vegetables, and greens are: cabbage, carrots, lettuce, apples, celery, cucumbers, beets, etc., all of which make beautiful juices!
+ Q: Is this program just for beginner juice fasters?
A: This program is for both beginners and advanced juice fasters!
This is a great program for first-time juice fasters, because everything is laid out for them. The ebook gives them clear guidelines to follow and juice recipes to make. The videos will walk them through everything they need to know about juice fasting, and the Facebook Group is great for extra support and motivation.
For the advanced juice fasters, it's always a lot better to do a juice fast with a group. I still find I do much better when I join a group, even though I've done countless juice fasts over the past decade. The 7 Day Juice Fasting Program includes daily videos that will keep you motivated and inspired, perhaps even give you some new ideas or a fresh perspective on juice fasting. I also find the program itself is a welcome distraction from thinking about fasting and the foods you can't eat! You are also certainly welcome to share your knowledge and experience with the Juice Fasting Facebook Group, and help support other juice fasters as well.
+ Q: I have limited choices of fruits and vegetables - will I be able to do the juice fast?
A: Yes! As long as you have fresh fruits, vegetables, and greens available, you can certainly do the Juice Fast! We've had participants from all over the world join the program, and you are welcome to use the recipes provided in the 7 Day Juice Fasting Program eBook, or use your own.
+ Q: I go to school or work; can I still do the 7 Day Juice Fasting Program?
A: Yes! The majority of participants are just like you: they're going to school or work. Just make sure to buy some containers, flasks, or jars to store and transport your juices in.