the whole reason I wanted to get involved in a juice fast to start with was to have a bit of a reset and reassessment. I knew that after a physically and emotionally demanding summer of hiking and exploring my tendency to only finish a meal when I was physically unable to carry on and/or turn to stodgy choices like porridge, rice and bread in excess had been increasingly appearing. As I wrote about before, this was an old coping mechanism from years ago, and even though the foods I was over eating on had changed from pizza, cake and chocolates the effects were very similar. I just felt lethargic, heavy and my head felt clouded.
What I really need then is a framework that I can stick to as a lifestyle long term but accommodates the reality that sometimes I'll want a bit of comfort along the way without 'ruining my plan'. The last thing I want is some sort of restrictive diet plan that rules out the occasional treat forever and ever and ever.
It really sounds like a very sensible, healthful and also realistically human plan and that is why I am so excited to try it out now after my 10 day juice fast. Jason Vale has challenged people who have recently completed the BigJuiceChallenge to try the 2-3-2 principle (whatever that means to them) for a month and see how it works for them, i.e. feeling great, staying vibrant, maintaining a healthy weight and not feeling restricted.
I'm definitely giving it a go. Bring on the veggies!