Three Day Fruit Fast.
Once a month I cleanse my body naturally. I do this by employing a three-day fruit fast where I eat nothing but fruit for three days. I drink water, natural tea, or freshly juiced fruit juice. I will not drink any store bought juice because of the preservatives and additives. I only drink freshly juiced fruit juice.
Frankly, I wish I was a complete vegetarian. That way there would be no need for a fruit fast. But, since I am not I need to thoroughly cleanse my system monthly. My diet is 60% to 70% fruit and vegetables and I do not have the toxic build up I had in the past, but the benefits of the monthly natural cleansing are mental clarity and focus, increased fiber and improved regularity, better digestion and blood circulation. By doing this I will improve my kidneys, liver, and heart. Additionally, the fast will reduce the risk of heart disease, help prevent cancer, lower my blood pressure and cholesterol, and even help me drop a pound or two. As a part of my healthy weight loss program, the three-day fruit fast has a greater emphasis on the healthy to me versus the weight loss. Even though I will lose weight the purpose is to improve and maintain my health.
Colon Cleanse Vs. 3 Day Fruit Fast.
I recommend a regular Herbal Cleanse. A good product offers the same benefits of the fast plus more. It is a deeper whole body cleanse with natural nutritional vitamin supplements that when you properly follow the directions you will achieve a total body cleansing and greater weight loss. You should only do a Herbal Cleanse once a quarter. The other two months I would choose the 3-day fruit fast. Both are important to your healthy weight loss program.
How to Successfully Complete the 3 Day Fruit Fast.
Preparation is the key to success. You should eat a serving of fruit every other hour. That means about 6 to 8 times a day. A serving is about a handful of fruit. to be prepared first you shop. Make sure you purchase a wide variety of fruit. Then on a daily basis, you prepare the serving size. If you purchased melons cut them up and refrigerate them so you can easily grab one serving every 2 hours. The last key is to write in your journal every day what you eat and drink. Also, journal the times you eat and drink. This helps keep you on schedule.
Drink Plenty of Water.
Whether you choose this is the month for me to cleanse my body by employing a Herbal Cleanse or eating only fresh fruit for 3 days it is very important to drink plenty of water every day. The water is essential to the cleansing process. The fruit or a Herbal Cleanse my loosen unwanted waste in our bodies but the flow is aided by the water. So not only is water necessary as a lubricant our bodies are primarily made of water. Water enables every cell in our body to function properly and to reproduce itself properly. Without adequate water, sunlight and fresh air the mechanics of our bodies do not function properly. So my guide to drinking plenty of water during the 3-day fruit fast is to have a 6 to 8-ounce glass every hour. If you are drinking bottled water, be prepared to drink 5 to 6 1 liter bottles a day.
Increase Your Metabolism.
Finally, if you drink plenty of water and eat a serving of fruit every two hours you will not be hungry and you will not overeat. Another very important benefit is that your energy will increase, dramatically for some people, and you will have a higher metabolic rate.
So I am prepared, I have my water and fruit to make it through these three days. Today I begin my 3-day fruit fast.