Juice Fasting by your DC Realtor

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Capital Properties

For the last 7 days, food has not touched my lips. No, I’m not having a bad month dc realtorcommission wise (I’m a realtor in DC). I’m on Day 7 of a 10-day juice fast. I am juicing fruits and vegetables 4 times/day and drinking lots of water. That’s it. No Friday night pizza and wine, no eggs and bacon for breakfast, not even a salad for lunch. I was tired of feeling tired, and decided to go cold turkey in my quest for more energy and a healthier lifestyle. Here’s how my journey began…

Several months ago I found out that I am on the borderline for high blood pressure. I’m also above my ideal weight, and I just haven’t been feeling like myself lately. I’m typically a high energy person, but had been feeling sluggish and tired. I even started taking naps for the first time in my life. It was time to do something drastic or I feared I would begin a downward slide toward something that wasn’t good.

When I began juicing, I did it in addition to eating regular meals, usually in the morning. I was looking for the boost that a nutrient rich drink would provide. Gradually, I started replacing breakfast with juice, as I found that I wasn’t really hungry after I had my glass of juice. I had a decent juicer and a book of juice recipes and was enjoying the process. I had done some research on juice fasting, and how powerfully positive it can be for your health, but wasn’t quite ready to go there yet. What pushed me to go all the way was watching a documentary called “Fat,Sick & Nearly Dead.” It’s a great film about 2 men who are overweight and sick with various ailments, and who turn their lives around through juicing. I watched the film, got the OK from my doctor, and started my juice fast the next day.

Day 1 & 2 of my fast was pretty easy, I must say. I wasn’t very hungry and the juices kept me satisfied. A typical concoction was kale, carrots, green apples, and beets; or broccoli, green apple and spinach. I found that adding green apple would make almost any vegetable taste good. But days 3 & 4 were not quite that easy – -in fact, they were downright difficult. I was hungry almost the entire time. And I still needed to cook dinner for my family, and go out and show property to real estate clients. I showed eight DC properties on day 4 and my stomach started growling at about the 5th house. How embarrassing!

Days 5 & 6 were a lot easier, I had a full schedule and just felt really good and had lots of energy. Today, is day 7 and I’m feeling great. I had Kale, beet, apple, carrot, orange juice this morning, which was delicious. I feel creative and am getting all sorts of work done that I had put off. And I’ve lost 9 pounds so far!

I still have 3 days to go on my juice fast, and I’m looking forward to each day. So far it’s been a challenging, energizing and rewarding experience. Let me know if you have any questions about juice fasting or DC Real Estate. I’d be happy to help.

Originally posted here: http://bestdcrealestate.com/blog/2011/10/juice-fasting-in-washington-dc/

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Anne M. Costello
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Congratulations on making the time and taking the energy to do something for yourself. Keep us posted. Nine pounds in seven days is wonderful!

October 03, 2011 04:14 PM #1
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Malcolm Johnston
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Djana, that does sound like a real challenge with a busy schedule. It's very hard to break away from the foods that comfort us, so congratulations for following through with this.

October 03, 2011 04:18 PM #2
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Djana Morris
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC

Hi Anne,

I'm typical of most moms, in that my focus has been mostly outside of myself (kids, husband, job) and I've spent very little time or energy on making myself better.  Thus is not something that I ever thought I would do, but its been a wonderful experience.  I'll write a followup on Friday once I've finished the juice fast.

October 03, 2011 04:24 PM #3
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Mary M. Kandell
Russell Real Estate Services - Sandusky, OH

Djana,  I know there are some wonderful recipes out there for juicing.  What a wonderful, cleansing you are giving your body.  Now, what happens after day 10?

October 03, 2011 04:24 PM #4
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Djana Morris
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC

Hi Malcolm,

The funny thing is that I have MORE energy, I'm sleeping much better and just feel good!  I've have a bad back (I have a herniated disk) and have pain every morning.  Since day 4, I have had no back pain.  Not a twinge, nothing.  It's just amazing.

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Djana Morris
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Hi Mary,

This juice fast is a way for me to "reboot" my body -- hopefully break old habits, and begin a healthier eating style.  I plan to continue to fast at least once/week, and replace some meals with juice.  I also plan to eat more fruits, vegetables and fish, and less red meat.  I'm excited!

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