Anyone ever done anything like this? I’m considering it… actually I’m more than considering it, I’ve made up my mind, heh. I’ve been doing some reading over at Chad Waterbury’s site and he’s got some articles on juicing/veggie fasting. You can go check them out yourselves. Of course, I’m doing the one-day fast, not the two-day like he tried.
I’ll probably drink the veggie juice 4x a day, but I’ll throw in some Metamucil here and there for the fiber. I’m thinking of doing the fast on a non-training day (Sunday), since I generally have a huge cheat meal Saturday nights (beer + pizza).
I think I’ll benefit in four ways: 1) reduce inflammation and detox the body, 2) improve gut health/digestion due to the enzymes, 3) get the well-known benefits of fasting (insulin sensitivity), 4) get a break from my usual high-protein intake so that protein utilization is better throughout the week and that my proteinz doesn’t have a high turn-over rate.
Also, I’ve decided to start every morning with some type of juicing recipe, such as:
3 large celery stalks
2 large carrots
1 large cucumber
Pinch of sea salt (optional)
I used to do this awhile ago but stopped for some reason. I remember though that I felt freakin’ great. Also, you can make them taste pretty damn good.