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juice feasting as a tool for freedom from food misuse


juice feasting as a tool for freedom from food misuse

A positive and open space for all who are using Juice Feasting as a tool to free themselves from food misuse

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Latest Activity: Dec 31, 2009

A supportive space for all seeking freedom from an uncomfortable or no longer self serving ways of eating. Using juicefeasting and modifications of juice feasting to let go of limiting food patterns, allowing space for the body to regain its integrity in food choices.
There are many of us juice feasting, undertaking a modified juice feast or considering bringing juices into our diets who come from places of disempowering eating patterns.
Im 31 years old, I've lived with bulimia for 18 years, alternated with anorexia during my teens and continuess comfort eating from as far back as i can remember. Bulimia has been kept at bay with mild episodes over the last 10 years, until food addiction as a whole resurfaced for healing several months ago. WOW! what a journey it's been since then!
I began by loving and forgiving myself while going through sometimes unbearable daily routines of eating, overeating and in my case, purging. This opened up the possibility that my body and mind was not my enemy, but my freind, and was actually using the most powerfull tool it had available to communicate with me, through a physical rejection of my current lifestyle and diet, that now was the time to change.
It is with much gratitude that these experiences brought me to a raw food diet, which in turn has brought me to healing through juice feasting.
I thank my body for waiting until i was emotionally ready to process and begin letting go of the negative thinking and stored emotions behind the use of food as a way of coping, and im overwhelmed by the number of us from many countries and backgrounds who are connecting with each other in a supportive spirit with the common theme of wanting to get better and take the responsiblity for our health away from institutions and back where it belongs - with nature, through love for ourselves and with love and support for each other.

There are many ways to misuse food. In focusing on a positive healing process, there are many insights and inspirations to be discovered through juice feasting as an aid towards personal freedom. Please share yours, it will help others too.

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Comment by Lucy on April 20, 2008 at 6:58am
I just went thru I healing/ major detoxing and I wanted to EAT!!!! I was beating myself up for detoxing and healing because I did not think it was o kay to stay at home and take care of myself. I got thru because of this site and knowing others have been thru this before me. On all levels I was cleaning.. Much better today.

Why is it hard to put ourself first.....
Comment by sarah, raw community uk on April 20, 2008 at 1:25pm
Well done sister! glad your through a shift or two! I know what you mean, its great learning new stuff like, its ok to relax at home with yourself. Its always the sense of coming up against a brick wall that can be our best teacher!
I've had an amazing oppotunity to be at home alone for 2 days with a couple of supportive friends visiting but otherwise just time to detox, create goals and adjust to modified juice feast and reflect and gain some insight in to old thinking patterns.
Comment by Aliciba on May 28, 2008 at 12:04am
Thank you so much for your honest heart felt sharing. I too have struggled over a lifetime, although in a different way. I have used food for comfort. I have also done this insane yo yo cycle of eating really well, then when shopping for all my greens etc....have this conversation with myself it goes sorta like this "OK you can have one thing anything you want, as long as it's vegan, and there is no processed junk in the ingredient panel" so I pick something out, have it enjoy it and then feel guilty and then go back to eating clean, juicing, blending etc... and then again this thing of just one more time, just this one thing, then the one thing turns into 2, then 3 - so I OVEREAT, OVERINDULGE, feel physically sick, then say ok new day start again etc......, SO SO difficult to get outta the pattern when you are in it.

10 days ago I decide ok I am taking the plunge, NO MORE YO YO - I am going to juicefeast for 92 days and begin on Sunday - Sunday came I was feeling sick (I never get sick!) I did the conversation in the store again and ate junk (now mind you by many standards what I consider junk standard american diet people would consider health food) so I pushed it back to Monday - still feeling sick - didn't go to work and indulged yet again in a tub of macaroons, rice chips and hummus!

Pushed back to Tuesday newly comitted and now I can say I am on Day 8 - I water fasted for 4 days with lemon and MSM, then added green juice. I saw Gabriel Cousins and the key take away from his lecture was all about "loveing yourself enough to ......" so I have been succesfully fasting and have amamzing results! I am ecstatic my fasting blood sugar was at 114 when I started and now is 76! (Normal range) and I have release 12 pounds.

Somthing has changed this time - I feel clearer and more comitted than ever and I know my pattern so when I read what this group was about I know that I can certainly relate and I also know that having people around me that can relate to the abuse of food is paramount.

As I am typing this I see the insanity of my self created roller coaster........a thing of the past I declare it complete and have begun new habits for myself.

Loving myself enough to ..........fill in the blank.

There has been incredible freedom in not having so much attention on food -

I am grateful and appreciate the opportunity to be a part of this group -

You are inspiritational -

with gratitude, Namaste

Comment by Bri on January 6, 2009 at 8:03am
this sounds so much like my story...i am on my day 2 of feasting and it FEELS SO AMAZING, but it's scary because of the emotional stuff that i'm allowing to surface now that i'm not medicating myself with bulimia/anorexia. i love juicing and it feel like my body was craving it...but i'm also currently attending therapy for my eating/body issues and i'm hesitant to tell my therapist about the juice feast. i'm worried she's going to think it's just another negative, restrictive pattern i've begun, and it's so the opposite for me. i want to tell her how WONDERFUL and POSITIVE i feel about my body, and how much my attitudes about food, nourishment, needs, wants, and my body are changing. But what if she shoots it back in my face? I have lied before...and I'm good at it...and the result of that is very little leeway for trust. But this change IS A GOOD ONE, I'm certain of that, and I want her to understand....perhaps I'll wait until I'm a little further along to let her know?

Anyway, I just wanted to pop in and say thank you all for posting such amazing, enlightening stories. It's a wonderful thing to feel accepted here even with the baggage I carry with food/body issues and this forum helped me really feel that. So, thank you!

Comment by Heather on November 2, 2009 at 4:54pm
the story alicibia told is basically mine. I was wondering what steps you've taken to overcome. I feel obsessed with healthy food. How do you gain control? I just need to start feasting and let the cleansing work its magic


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