Well, it was only a matter of time, right?
The husband bought this book almost a year ago after we stumbled across Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead on Netflix. It has sat on the bookshelf, unread, since then.
Today, prowling around the house like a caged animal after all the form filling, I picked it up and started reading. And then I spoke to the husband, and he said he’s up for it and why didn’t we buy a juicer tonight.
OK, that sounds more spontaneous than it actually was. As you know we’ve both modified our lifestyles and eating habits a lot, and we’ve talked about juicers several times but weren’t quite ready to take the plunge.
In fact, I think if we’d tried to do this before now we would have failed almost immediately.
And we still might!!
But we’re both a lot closer to being able to do a juice fast now. We have very little caffeine and a lot more fruit and veg in our diet. We’re both ex-vegetarian (so no meat is no issue) and we did an experimental month as vegans in April last year.
And we’ve been bandying the juice-fast idea around in conjunction with possibly doing IVF as it seems like a good way to cleanse and detox before starting the process.
I like the idea of giving my 40 year old body a rest, a holiday, a nutrition-packed break from all the crazy different foods we eat. And I’ve been fascinated with the idea of an all-raw diet for years.
So we’ve made a plan. We have a delivery on Sunday for the normal week’s food, which we’ll leave as is. We’ll also try to use up, and run down, all the odds and ends in our cupboards, between now and the end of next week, allowing us to start afresh and with no temptation.
We’re planning a 5 day juice-fast, starting Sunday 25th January.
No supplements, no meat, no dairy, no anything except glorious fruit and veg.
Maybe I’ll finally drop the last few kilos I’ve been carrying for years. Maybe I’ll sleep through the night without waking up at all. Maybe I’ll discover a true love of beetroot (I have been trying but progress is slow).
And just maybe it will give my poorly eggs the boost they need.