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7 Day Fruit And Vegetable Fast

7 Day Fruit And Vegetable Fast

This is an amazing fast, if you’re a beginner this would be a great start. It’s mild but still effective. It offers an array of fruits and vegetables to pick from. This fast was initially called the 7 Day Fruit Fast for the last 6 months.  We merge vegetables into the fast to widen the pool of people who could join. For example, some people could not just eat fruit for medical reasons. This gives us the opportunity to expand our message on the importance of self care being essential to an individual’s health and journey. 


I started this fast because men were sharing they had been dealing with hair loss and beard stagnation. If you want to regrow your hair, start with a clean house. You need to get the waste out of your body. It can create blockage in your lymphatic system. This could employ an acidic environment that doesn’t support healthy hair growth, beard growth, nor your skin.


You can contribute to this by eating acidic forming foods like fast food, sodas, processed foods, fried foods and more. Poor quality foods cause diseases and elevate chronic inflammation. Inflammation could act as one of the triggers to your thinning hair line.  Acidic foods cause hormonal imbalances and nutritional deficiencies. Which can make it difficult for the vitamins and minerals in your body to assimilate. If your body has a challenge delivering the right nutrients to your hair follicles you could start to notice thinning hair.


Getting the body into a more alkaline state will assist the body in its healing process. Fruits and vegetables will help get the body to a more alkaline state. So drain the body and get the blood moving. Cleanse the body and replenish it with nutrients it needs for growth.


Fasting has many other benefits I’ve experienced such as: 


  • My skin became clearer 
  • My focus became sharper 
  • My awareness also heightened  
  • Healthy hair and beard growth


Disclaimer: Disclaimer: Disclaimer: Disclaimer: Disclaimer: Check with your doctor if you have any medical concerns. Recommendations are provided with the intent of supporting the physiological processes of the human body, and not to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition, are not a substitute for medical care, and have not been evaluated by the FDA. Consult your doctor before starting your fast.


“Don’t eat less just eat less often”


How does the 7 day fruit and vegetable fast work

This is very simple. Eat only fruits and vegetables as your meals 2-3 times a day. You can eat your veggies raw, steamed, and or cooked. You can eat your fruit raw. frozen, or in a smoothie. This type of fasting some may know it as intermittent fasting. This is an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and eating.  You will have a 8 hour fasting window to eat your 2-3 meals. You will have a 16 hour window you are not eating.


Adding a workout to my intermittent fasting helps to enhance my body fat reduction and increase my muscle mass.  I am more leaner and stronger during my fast. When fasting it's not about eating less, just less often. If you are tracking your calorie intake. Eat the same amount of calories just in a smaller window. Listen to your body. If you are feeling full, stop eating. It is unhealthy to overeat.


The objective of this fast is to cleanse the body of built up toxins, metabolic waste, and improve your overall health.


Now, there are other benefits that come with fasting. 


Benefits intermittent fasting

  • Reduces body fat
  • Reduces insulin levels
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Reduces risk of chronic diseases
  • It helps you live longer


Disclaimer: Disclaimer: Disclaimer: Disclaimer: Disclaimer: Check with your doctor if you have any medical concerns. Recommendations are provided with the intent of supporting the physiological processes of the human body, and not to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition, are not a substitute for medical care, and have not been evaluated by the FDA. Consult your doctor before starting your fast.


I have been doing this fast for years on and off and I have tried several eating times. What I found that works best for me was to skip breakfast and eat my first meal at 12pm and last meal at 8pm. This allows me to have lunch and dinner with family and friends.  My first meal tends to be heavy versus my last meal is lighter. You have an 8 hour window. Do what works for you. 



Fasting Calendar

intermittent fasting calendar

Courtesy of https://jamesclear.com/



Beware, it will take a couple of days for your body to adjust.  This will depend on your lifestyle prior to fasting. If you've been eating fruits and vegetables. It may not make a difference versus if you have not. Your body will need time to switch to the new eating regime.


What would help you become successful?

Plan out your meals in advance. You may want to go as far as have some meals already prepped. Keep tons of water with you. If you drink coffee, keep it black no extras in it.  This will help you stay away from the trappings going off your plan.


Eat plenty of food. It is very important to get all your nutrients by eating fruits and vegetables.  This will help to reduce any cravings.  If you are working out, protein powders may be ideal to add to your smoothies.


For this fast organic fruits and vegetables are preferable. No canned fruits or vegetables. You can have fresh herbs and spices. Herbal teas come very handy especially after your last meal.


Here are some smoothie recipes I have used in the past. You can get creative with them and come up with your own version. 


Here Are Smoothie Recipes

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FOOD LIST (optional)

 

Vegetables (not limited to this list)

Artichokes 

Broccoli 

Cucumbers

Radishes

Arugula 

Brussels sprouts 

Dandelion greens

Oyster plant 

Bean sprouts

Cabbage 

Eggplant 

Shallots

Beets 

Carrots

Jalapeno peppers 

Spinach 

Bell peppers

Cauliflower 

Kale

Watercress 

Black radish 

Celery 

Lettuce

Turnips and turnip greens 

Bok choy 

Collard greens

Onions 

Zucchini




Fruit:

Eat twice as many servings of vegetables as fruits—fresh or frozen only, not dried or canned.

Apples* 

Boysenberries 

Figs 

Limes 

Passion fruit 

Rhubarb

Apricots*

Cherry* 

Grapefruit 

Mango*

Pomegranate* 

Sapodillas

Bananas 

Clementine 

Grapes, any variety*

Melon, any variety* 

Raspberries 

Tart Cherries

Avocados 

Coconut 

Jackfruit 

Nectarines* 

Plums* 

Tangerines 

Blackberries

Cranberries, any variety 

Kiwi fruit

Olives

Pineapple 

Tomato 

Black currants* 

Dates* 

Kumquats 

Oranges 

Pear, any variety* 

Watermelon*

Blueberries

Elderberries 

Lemons 

Papayas* 

Peaches, any variety* 

Strawberries 


*Fruits that have a high fructose-to-glucose ratio should be limited. If you are overweight then reduce or eliminate high sugar fruits and use vegetables instead. 



Legumes (beans):

Green beans 

Peas 

ChickPeas (including hummus as a dip) 


Not Allowed: Lentils, Pseudo-Grains (Gluten-Free), Quinoa, Beans, Soy 



Oils and Fats:

Average serving size = 1 teaspoon 


Avocado 

Grape seed oil 

Coconut oil: organic, unrefined, raw 

Olive oil: extra virgin

Flaxseed oil 

Pumpkin seed butter

Ghee: clarified butter 

Sesame seed oil




Other Food: 

BROTHS:

Flours:

Dairy-Free Milk:

Miscellaneous:

Raw Seeds:

Spices:

Vegetable

Coconut

Coconut milk: unsweetened 

Baking powder 

Flaxseed 

Basil 

Almond

Hemp milk: unsweetened 

Baking soda

Chia seeds 

Bay leaves 

Flax meal

Curry paste 

Hemp seeds 

Cardamom 

Mustard, Dijon 

Poppy seeds 

Cayenne

Seaweeds such as arame, nori, kelp

Pumpkin seeds 

Chili powder 

Chives 

Cinnamon 

Sea salt 

Parsley 

Garlic 




Refrain From Consuming or Using:

Alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, or other stimulants 

Nuts 

Dairy 

Eggs 

Grains (wheat, oats, rye, barley, corn, rice, bran, bulgar, couscous, and semolina) 

potato/sweet potato 

Processed or refined foods (breads, cookies, crackers, chips, etc.) 

Animal flesh: beef, chicken, pork, fish, and anything else with eyes or legs 


 

Disclaimer: Disclaimer: Disclaimer: Disclaimer: Disclaimer: Check with your doctor if you have any medical concerns. Recommendations are provided with the intent of supporting the physiological processes of the human body, and not to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition, are not a substitute for medical care, and have not been evaluated by the FDA. Consult your doctor before starting your fast.

 


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4 thoughts on “7 Day Fruit And Vegetable Fast

  1. avatar Michael Long says:

    It’s day 3 and I feel good it’s not as hard as I thought it would be!!! For me it’s about discipline !!

  2. avatar Dwayne says:

    Definitely going to try this… personally I don’t think I’m going to eliminate oats from my diet. The challenge for me will be in finding recipes that don’t call for rice, quinoa, or eggs. Any suggestions? Like what would you eat for lunch or dinner?

  3. avatar Russ says:

    Super excited to join this healthy movement, this list of do’s n don’ts has been extremely helpful good looks king 💪🏾💪🏾💯

  4. avatar David King says:

    I feel this will help me so much .. when will it start .. I’ve been doing everything to get right and this reset will be a win . Thanks for always sharing your knowledge

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