I'm preparing to begin a juice fast starting this week, my goal is to also include cardio and weight training during the fast. Will drinking protein shakes after my weight training hinder any progress made during the juice fast? If so are there any protein juice alternatives to the shakes?
I've also read that its best to drink the juice within 30-45 minutes or else some of the beneficial enzymes die off. Can anyone verify that? If its true what's a good way to take juice to work without losing the benefits of the enzymes.
Sounds like you never fasted before..If so you will find it very hard to weight train, as you will be too weak..A little light cadrio, but fasting is a time for resting and letting the body rest and detox..Lots of exercise puts a lot of stress on the body and makes acid that the body must now remove..
Drinking protien shakes will not let your digestion system shut down and you will not be fasting..Some fruit or veggie juice is ok..
Get yourself a book on the correct way to get the most out of fasting..
Hey Silver Fox, thanks for the responses. This is actually my second fast, my first was The Master Cleanser . Suprisingly I had lots of energy during my first 10 day fast, for the second one I'm hoping to go for 14-30 days. Since I will have such a wide variety of juices to sustain myself I feel pretty confident that my energy levels should remain high and I really want to get lots of exercise.
I've done a little online research on juice fasting, but earlier today I went out and purchased a couple of books on juicing to get better informed. The books I have are "Juicing for Life" by Cherie Calbom and Maureen Keane, "Juice Fasting and Detoxification" by Steve Meyerowitz and the other book I have is "Encylodpedia of Healing Juices" by John Heinerman. I also purchased the Samson 6 in Juicer today, so I'm already to get started by tomorrow.
I'm really excited about this and I'm eager to get started. I will attempt to keep an online journal here to keep track of progress and share my experiences.