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How to Prepare for a Fast

Learn how to prepare for a fast in this Howcast video featuring nutritionist Natalia Rose.

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Hi, I'm Natalia Rose and today we're going to talk about how to prepare for a juice fast. Well there are a few things you want to do to prepare for a juice fast. First you have to think about how you're going to prepare yourself physically, then you want to think how you're going to prepare yourself socially and emotionally. Physically you're going to want to start to wean yourself off of the packaged processed foods, animal products to the extent you're able to. Anything that's not a life generating food and water containing plant food for example, because when you're fasting the more of the unadvisable foods and such that you have running through your system the more uncomfortable you're going to feel. So the more you can get those things out of your system and out of the way before the fast, out of your bloodstream before the fast, the more smoothly the fast will go for you. The better you'll feel while you're fasting.

There are number of different ways to get your juice while you're on your juice fast. You can either prepare it yourself, you can get it from a local juice bar, or you can have juices shipped to you today. Any of those methods are perfectly valid. If you're going to be making your own juice you want to make sure you have access to wonderful organic produce. If you're going to be getting your juice from outside, either from a vendor who's shipping juices to you or from a juice bar, you want to make sure that the quality of the juice is superb. You want to make sure you're getting only organic fresh-pressed juices that are not pasteurized and that do not have any GMOs. Decide how long you want your fast to be, if you want it to be one, two, three, four days, maybe you're going to do a longer fast. Make sure that you don't have anything that's on your calendar that's going to interfere with that, and if you do have something on your calendar, that you're comfortable just bringing your juice and abstaining from the food that's going to be served at this event. Make sure you have a colonic and enema schedule, knowing that you're going to be awakening a lot of waste, every couple of days you're going to have a lot to release.

One thing I find very important to do before you undertake a juice fast is to write a commitment letter. In this commitment letter you're expressing the reasons why you're undertaking the fast, the reason that you've been drawn to the fast and why you think it's important for you at this time to do it. If you don't have something like this written down it's very easy to talk yourself out of continuing the juice fast. There's so many distractions, there's so many temptations. Have it written down and refer back to that whenever you feel the pull of these distractions or temptations and you'll be reminded of why you chose to make this commitment in the first place.

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