Many people struggle with the transition to a vegan diet and lifestyle. Whether you are making the change to reverse disease, to prevent disease, for weight loss, or for spiritual or other reasons, a juice fast is a great way to jumpstart your transition to plant-based and improve your chances of being successful.
We follow a four step process to assist our clients and patients in making a lasting and life-long change to their diet and lifestyle.
Step one is getting clear on where you want to go and why. Knowing the destination is crucial to mapping the path to get there. And knowing why it's important to you will help keep you on target when temptation strikes.
Step two is cleansing/detoxing and pushing reset with a juice fast, or more specifically an Optimum Fast. This method of fasting, perfected by Dr. Opare is a safe and effective way to prepare your body and mind for your new lifestyle.
Step three is really getting to know yourself, what triggers your cravings, where you struggle, and what you believe to be true about yourself and your situation. This is where the gold is and will give you the knowledge you need for step four.
Step four is creating a plan for your success. Now that you know what and where your struggles as well as what your strengths are, you can begin to craft strategies specifically designed to fit your situation and needs.
Once you've gone through and know the process for each the four steps you'll have the tools to stay true to your commitment to living a healthier lifestyle. We regularly use each of these steps because this is a life-long journey. There are always growing edges. There are times of struggle. But having this process firmly established means you've always got a way back and a way forward.
Today I’m focusing on step two, the Optimum Juice Fast.
Why should you do a fast when you want to make a diet or lifestyle change? There are four compelling reasons.
Reason 1 - We are all addicts. We are addicted to sugar, fat, salt, chocolate, bread, - Something. What are you addicted to? During your fast you have a chance to break your addictive patterns.
Reason 2 - Clearing your palate. You are used to eating a certain way. While you are consuming fresh juices your tastes will become more accustomed and appreciative of these healthier foods. During your fast your tastes and palate have a chance to reset as well.
Reason 3 - Self reflection. Your Optimum Fast is your opportunity to pause and reflect on your life and yourself. Your cravings and habits will become much more obvious so you’ll be able to see what’s going on. During your fast you’ll be able to observe yourself in a new way.
Reason 4 - It’s a fast way to see real change. You will FEEL much better, have more energy, less pain, fewer symptoms, often within a week. And you’ll be able to shed some of those unwanted pounds too. You’ll be super charging your body with the best nutrition you’ve probably had and it will thank you by going into a healing overdrive. During your fast, if you stick to it for more than just a couple of days, you'll see remarkable changes in yourself.
These four reasons will give you a jumpstart on making the permanent change you’ve been wanting. This is why the Optimum Fast is part of our Vegan Jumpstart program. It’s why we devote a coaching session, an in-depth training, and 10-14 days to your Optimum Fast to make sure you get the results you want.
Registration for Vegan Jumpstart is closing tomorrow, Friday the 12th of October at midnight EST. If you are serious about making real change for yourself, get your spot and end 2018 strong. Let's do this!
Now I'd like to hear from you. What unhealthy foods or eating habits are you addicted to? How would your life be different if you could kick that habit? Share your insights below in the comment section.