Today is the 3rd day of my water fast (Ben's juice fast). We decided to end our cleanse with 3 days of fasting. We both had a really easy time going into this. There wasn't hardly any detox symptoms. We didn't even have hunger pains. That was really nice. Normally when we do fasts it is 3 days of hunger and feeling horrible and then it gets better, well after eating 100% raw for this long it made this so much easier. It is nice to not feel bad. I am a little bit achy today. It is probably the built up toxins in my muscles. I slept until 9:30 today. I just didn't feel like it was necessary to get up that early (6:30 am). It is better to rest more when you water fast.
I am excited for when I can try cooked food again. Ben is too. I don't want to eat very much but I don't want this lifestyle to be too dogmatic. I sometimes feel like before I was 100% raw I enjoyed food and life better. I wasn't worried about food ripening and being spoiled and how many calories I needed. I just want to eat whatever and not worry so much. I will probably stay really close to 100% raw/vegan , but eat cooked and other things (chocolate?) if I want to. I just feel like I am sacrificing so much to eat this way. I don't want to have that attitude. I mainly want to enjoy everything I eat and not feel like I'm sacrificing at all. If I want to eat a bowl of rice or a burrito I should be able to. Really, it isn't going to kill me, it just isn't the "best" choice. I still want to eat gluten-free so I need to keep that in mind too. Ben said he would help, so I am really grateful for that.