Day 54 Juice Feast

by Courtney on December 10, 2007


Oooh, I’ve been having so much fun on this delightful new community that Dhrumil has put together – www.giveittomeraw.com! So many wonderful people on this online community, and it’s been super exciting for me to meet some of the people who have been following my blog. The more personal the connection, the better!!

Today’s Feast, in order of consumption:

18 oz. green juice w/ lemon, ginger, turmeric, cayenne and salt
22 oz. parsley/apple juice
16 oz. apple/pear/mango juice w/ spirulina
30 oz. orange/grapefruit juice
30 oz. romaine/apple juice

Today was a good juice day!! I was very satisfied with today’s juices. I’ve been particularly enraptured by grapefruit juice, which I haven’t had much on this feast up until now. I also had my FAVORITE ever parsley today!! If any of you are considering getting me a christmas present (wink) I’ll happily take a truckload or two of parsley, thanks! It’s a little ridiculous and possibly annoying how much I love it, but thanks so much for bearing with me, you’re all such sports ;)

So day 54 today! Back when I was sort of around day 40 or so, I SO thought 60 days would be adequate and that number felt good if I chose it. It still feels good, but now that it means only six more days of juice, I’m not so ready to be finished!! It’s funny, this juice feast, because when I think of the last time I ate a full meal, it seems like a gargantuan amount of time, but at the same time I feel like I haven’t been on juice that long. Wierd :O

A few questions from readers! I love answering these!!

I had two that were asking similar questions about budget:

How does it cost per day to be on juice feast? For me, eating 15-20 pounds juiced vegetables per day mean a lot of money! Can you tell me more about a typical budget we need for a juice feast?
Thanks for your help! I just love your blog.


i can’t wait to begin, by the way, if i don’t have a budget for Organic produce, is that ok?

Hi there, great question!! Juice Feasting is estimated to cost between $10 and $15 per day in the U.S. That’s pretty good! I would say that is pretty much what I have found to be consistent for me. Remember you can order bulk, you can grow some of your own stuff, etc. I could answer this question more fully, but David Rainoshek has done a great job of answering it on his site! He’s provided a lot of good advice for those juicing on a budget. Just go to www.juicefeasting.com and go to the ‘Frequently Asked Questions’, it’s listed there.

wow. another great post! i would LOVE to talk to you about eating issues. please post more of your thoughts on this topic!

Ah yes, this is quite the topic. I’ve learned SO much in everything related to this topic in the past four years I’ve spent recovering and healing myself. Sometimes I feel like I could write a book about it (Maybe I will :P) I’ve sort of touched on my story with eating disorders in my post ‘The Beginning of the Beginning’, but in a nutshell, about four years ago I had undiagnosed anorexia, and soon after went to the other extreme with Binge Eating Disorder (undiagnosed). I’ve been as small as a size 2 and as large as a size 14-16. In my deep spiritual, emotional, mental and physical exploration to heal this, I have grown infinitely. The disorders have been the greatest blessing in my life, driving me further and further inward. The disorders are the reason for every aspect of my life and my mission now. I am by no means done healing, but I no longer have any of these behavioral symptoms.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, around 11 millions americans have symptoms of eating disorders. If we start talking about the rest of the world, and then perhaps extend our conversation to include people who don’t necessarily have eating disorders, but have some sort of food addiction, we’re talking about a substantial part of the world’s population. In my personal experience and opinion, eating disorders and food addictions are mostly about much deeper seated imbalances in our spiritual and emotional health and about what food represents and symbolizes for us – they are really not about food. The behavior with food is simply the byproduct of the imbalance, and the roots of the imbalance are different for everyone. Food can be a comfort to us, it can be a filler for the space we’re afraid to be alone in, it can be a distancer from the things we are afraid to deal with. We may associate losing whatever aspects of our lives that we associate with certain foods, or simply have an great fixation on the way our physical bodies look and so seek control via our food intake. It can be any number of infinite possibilities, and likely a combination. It has been a combination for me, but I have learned to love this wonderful indicator I am blessed to have. If I ever notice I am having an imbalanced experience with food that feels anything other than natural, unattached, loving and balanced, then I know immediately that there is some inward work I need to do. I am grateful for this perfect indicator of how aligned or misaligned I am with the truth of who I am, and the healthy relationship I want to have with food and all aspects of my life.

So thats a little bit of a blurb, hope it gives some insight!

In love and balance,

Courtney

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aililiu December 10, 2007 at 5:13 pm

courtney! im still loving following your journey on here. guess what!!! david and katrina are coming to my city to give a juice feasting workshop!!! this must be synchronicity ;)im so excited to hear them, and hopefully get more of a feel for whether this is the right path for me. it attracts me a lot and i really want to do this, but im trying to transition off of medication onto herbals right now and i dont know how that would fit. to tell you the truth, i think my naturopath would flip if i told her i was going three months on juices, haha. shes not keen on me being a raw foodist either but shes agreed to work with it. i just really feel like i could use some deep cleaning/healing on more than one level and i feel like juice feasting would be such a good way to do that. anyways, thanks again for your blog, i love reading your experiences.

bless,
liliu

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marisol December 12, 2007 at 6:30 am

hi courtney,

thanks for writing more about the eating issues.

i never thought of using the unhealthy experiences (like on a day to day basis) towards food as indicators of internal/energetical/spiritual imbalance but i think that it is such a great thing how you use it this way and see it as a reminder/indicator of needing inward work…

and now that i think of it, it is SO very true. those days when i reach to food as an escape I know that there is really something else going on that i am avoiding dealing with…

your writing is so fluid and clear and to the point… you should write a book! i would buy it!!!

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Courtney Pool December 13, 2007 at 5:58 pm

Aililiu,

That is wonderful! Be sure to say hi to David and Katrina – they are absolutely spectacular people!! How fun that you might be able to make your naturopath flip (wink).

Court

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Michelle December 14, 2007 at 4:35 am

Courtney, I was wondering if the $10-$15 a day is just the produce or if it includes all of the supplements. If it doesn’t, is there any idea of the total per day.

I am really interested and thinking about doing the global juice feast and I almost feel like I should start slowly purchasing supplements so I can afford it.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks so much!

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