Progress Report ID-16069 by NoHo

  • Nina 49 years old female, weighing 68 kg / 149.6 lbs, 67 in /170.18 cm tall, From Sydney, Australia AU

  • Doing 4 days of Juice Fasting. Starting March 30, 2012

  • Reasons for Fasting:
    It's my 50th birthday very soon and I'd like to feel and look great. More specifically I'd like to: 1. Improve my health - including getting rid of general inflammation that I have a tendency towards, improve neck injury that causes paresthesia in my R arm (it improves with good diet, worsens with alcohol), help get rid of remaining neuroma in L foot, get rid of occasional foliculitis, get rid of now occasional headaches. I also have a L frozen shoulder and I'm hoping this will help with any inflammation and healing. 2. Lose weight - I would like to get down to 62kg (in 3 days I've already lost 3.5kg) i.e. another 6kg, but 64 would be a great start. Much of my life I was 57-59kg. 3. Detox and rejuvenate - get rid of toxins that I know must be in my body from surgery, smoking etc..

  • Past Fasting Experience:
    Many 3-5 day water fasts around 30 years ago. One 3-day juice fast approximately a month ago. Have been juicing for years and done different detoxes, some that have been very good e.g. have done the liver cleansing diet twice.

  • Present Diet:
    Relatively good, but could be better. Have been increasing vegetables of late and eating more vegetarian food, but if I don't eat protein regularly I crave sugar and that's where the trouble begins i.e. chocolate, cheese, bread etc.. I drink much alcohol - around 4 glasses per week on average, occasionally more for a special occasion - but it really doesn't agree with me even though I like it as a treat. I love gourmet food, dining out and cooking, but on the other hand I love being and eating healthily, so I would hate to have to completely lose that part of my life. Perhaps a treat meal once or twice a week?

  • Supplements:
    Multivitamin, Astraforte, Silicia with Vit D (in winter - it was in the low end of normal), sometimes a multi-mineral and zinc, sometimes Co-enzyme Q10, liver support tablets (Dr Cabot).

  • Present Medication or Drug Usage:
    Occasional panadol osteo, Movic, panadol with codeine.

  • State of Mind:
    Determined but a bit concerned about whether I should continue given some of my reactions.

  • Questions:
    1. Is coconut water OK to drink on a juice fast? 2. I've read about the usual juice fasting symptoms but twice I've almost thrown up - once after having juice - and I've had terrible stomach cramps and just don't want to drink much juice anymore. I just had a plain apple juice, which made me feel better, but I know I need green juice too (plus I've bought a tray of wheat grass). I don't want to do a water fast, it's too much for me and I have to work, study etc.. Also, I woke up with pain in my R belly near where my appendix used to be (even though I didn't have appendicitis). This is an area that gets sore occasionally. Is all of this normal? 3. Is there a right time to give up fasting, or should I just push through? I initially wanted to make it to two weeks, but I'm not sure this is the best thing for me.

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