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Going Paleo for 30 Days

I completed the 28 Fast Metabolism Diet and did not cheat at all. It was not the most pleasant experience, dieting never is. But I walked away from it 10 lbs. lighter. So to me, it was worth it.

Oh No, Not Again
I then attempted the maintenance stage. However, the scale started tipping in the wrong direction almost immediately. Grrrr.... What is a woman who still has 30 lbs. to go supposed to do? I can tell you for sure it isn't staying on the FMD long term. I did mention it wasn't the best experience for me, right?

Now What?
So I decided to do some self reflection and think about what has helped me with weight loss in the past. Trust me, I am an experienced dieter. And therein lies the problem. I desperately need to get off the diet train. I have no problem losing weight. I also have no problem gaining it all back, plus some.

But one lifestyle change did help me significantly before and didn't feel like a diet - eating Paleo. I pondered that for a few days, switched to 99% …

Fasting All of January 2012

Well after much thought and some prayer, I knew that I needed to fast for the whole month of January. I have done 3 day fasts before; but, that's it. So I am totally relying on God to see me through this fasting adventure.

Reasons for My Fast

 God has healed me in several ways over the years. And of course, he always sustains us financially. But at this moment my family needs a financial miracle and I need healing from asthma and high blood pressure. There are other things that I am believing God for. But these are the major breakthroughs that I know God will do during this 30 day fast.

Water Fasting Plan

I am already on the last day of my water fast. It was only for 3 days to "kick start" my fasting. Each day I have been drinking exactly 8 cups of water, and nothing more. I praise God that I have not experienced any headaches and I haven't been tired either. That's a first for me.

I know that distilled water is best but that wasn't an option for me this time around. I have been drinking tap water and I'm not worried about it. I know that God will bless my efforts. Besides, I doubt there was bottled water or water purifiers available during Bible times. So, it's all good.

Juice Fasting Plan

Starting tomorrow I will begin drinking strictly juice and water for the next 28 days. I have never juiced before. But I became convinced of it's healing properties after watching the documentaries Fat Sick & Nearly Dead and Forks Over Knives. The ladder isn't actually about juicing, but it shows how healthy eating prevents and/or reverses disease.

Picking a Juicer

My first juicer is arriving via UPS today. I will spend this evening reading the manual and getting it all set up for tomorrow morning. I didn't even know what to look for in a good juicer but after scouring over (probably) at least 100 reviews of various machines I settled on the Hamilton Beach 67650 Big Mouth Pro Juice Extractor.

Daniel Fast Plan

Originally, I had planned on juicing for just seven days and then I was going to do a Daniel Fast for the rest of the month. But like I said, I have been convinced beyond belief that juicing during a fast will bring about physical healing. So, I plan on easing back into eating again by doing the Daniel Fast for at least the first week in February.

Picking a Juicing Book

There were so many juicing books on Amazon that it was a bit overwhelming. But ultimately I decided on Total Juicing: Over 125 Healthful and Delicious Ways to Use Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Juices and Pulp. There were 2 reasons for this choice.

1. I have the uttermost respect for Jack LaLanne and the book was written by his wife.
2. The book gives recipes to use up the leftover pulp. This actually should be the number 1 reason why I made this purchase. I hate food waste and hopefully by using this book I won't have much.

Bible Reading During my Fast

I started reading through the New Testament and plan on completing it by January 30th. So far, it's been very easy to do using this reading plan. I play the audio Bible and read along on my smart phone during breakfast time. That way, the children hear the Word also. Today, my eldest asked me to turn it on before I even had a chance to pull out my phone.

Prayer and Fasting

These two go hand in hand. I have been trying to pray about various things as I think about them or come across them during the day. I have also been praying at night before I go to bed. I have already been hearing some things from God during the day. I think that is the most exciting part of this fast. I KNOW that God is going to continue to speak to me and perform miracles during this time.

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